2020 Board of Trustees Candidates

Brendon Chetwynd

Brendon Chetwynd

Graham Daley

Graham Daley

Kathryn Denney

Kathryn Denney

Lynn Sa

Lynn Sa

Candidate Statements

Brendon Chetwynd - Candidate for Re-election

I have been with the Savoyards since the 1999 production of Iolanthe.  In the years since, I have helped the troupe in a variety of roles ranging from cast to technical director to trustee.

I have overseen some of the more challenging times, including transitioning into our own independent 501(c)(3) organization.  I have been on the board since 2016 and currently serve as chair.

I am asking you to allow me to continue serving as a trustee.  I hope my passion and leadership experience can continue serving the troupe through these challenging times and help us maintain our strong sense of family.

Graham Daley

My name is Graham Daley and I am a candidate for the Sudbury Savoyard Board of Trustees. I have been a member of the Sudbury Savoyards since the 2006-2007 season of Iolanthe. I have participated as an ensemble member, lead, tech crew, assistant director, choreographer, or producer, or something else in every production since the Savoyards stole my heart 13 years ago. I have stepped up to lead in a challenging time, and always put relationships and community at the forefront. My experience and strengths are around organization, communication, and process. As a high school educator, I routinely manage large and small groups with complex needs. I also have experience serving on several boards and in leading various groups, projects, organizations, events, and experiences. The Sudbury Savoyards is my family and I feel it is time to give my energies to the group that has provided me and so many of us with a loving and supportive home. I hope to help guide the Savoyards through the current challenge and to help us all to feel seen and heard as we grow into the future.

Kathryn Denney

Kathryn Denney has been involved with Sudbury Savoyards since 1996, when she played the French horn in the orchestra of Princess Ida. Since that time, she has been involved in most of the shows, whether on stage, in the pit, behind the scenes or on the podium. She loves every aspect of being a Savoyard, mostly for the community and friendship of the people who are involved.

For the past two seasons, Kathryn has been the mastermind of the fundraising for the Sudbury Savoyards, chairing the Development Committee and reaching out to cultural councils, donors, patrons and organizations that want smaller productions to be brought to them. She has led groups at nursing homes, libraries, schools and concert series, and interfaced with the communities who donate their rehearsal space such as the Baptist, Presbyterian and Unitarian Churches in Sudbury.

If she is not elected, she will continue to work tirelessly in the best interest of the group, as Development Chair and Outreach Coordinator and sometimes Music Director. Therefore, if you are having trouble deciding which of the wonderful candidates not to vote for, please feel free to leave her off your ballot, and know that she will never go away, even if you want her to.

Lynn Sa

I am the bass player in the pit. I am the mother of the stage manager. And I am someone with many loves: I love physics and teaching physics at Abby Kelley Foster Charter Public High School in Worcester. I love Square Dancing and dancing with clubs all over New England. I love Round Dancing and my new “weekend career” as a cuer of choreographed ballroom dances. I love the double bass and performing with the Carlisle Chamber Orchestra. I love backpacking and spending days in the mountains, sleeping under the stars, eating freeze-dried food and using the Facili-trees. And of course, I love Phil, my husband of 37 years. Together, we love our daughters Nadine and Michelle, and our new son-in-law Derek.

And one more … I love being part of the Sudbury Savoyards. I played my first performance in 2013 in the pit for “The Gondoliers.” I will never forget receiving a nametag at the first rehearsal so people would know my name. I will never forget being invited to sit with members of the crew at the potluck supper. And I will never … ever … forget walking into the band room at the end of the first performance to the entire cast applauding the musicians in the pit. That just does not happen in other theater companies! I am committed to the Sudbury Savoyards. It is time for me to jump out of the pit and become more involved in its future. That is why I would love to be on the board!

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