Dear fellow Savoyards,
Following a lengthy process that began in January, we are now The Sudbury Savoyards, Inc., a 501(c)3 non-profit, charitable, tax-exempt corporation. In our new structure, it is important to more explicitly define membership than we had before. At a June meeting of the company, a new set of Bylaws was adopted that defines membership based on a membership fee. This fee is to be determined each year by the Board of Trustees.
Membership will have a variety of privileges, the most important of which are the ability to vote at the annual meeting and other meetings called by the Board or a group of members (defined in the Bylaws) and the ability to serve on the Board. Additional benefits of membership, which the Board is still discussing, may include decreased costs for participation fees, show shirts, DVDs, photos; early ticket ordering; preferred seating at shows; and others to be determined.
One of the consequences of incorporation is that our expenses have gone up significantly. For instance, we now pay for insurance, legal and other professional fees, and expect to be paying Sudbury United Methodist Church for the space we use for meetings, rehearsals, and other events.
At its meeting on September 1, 2016, the Board approved a membership fee of $25 per person for this fiscal year. The small number reflects the fact that we are already several months into the fiscal year, which runs from July 1, 2016 to June 30, 2017. The board is actively considering other types of membership, including honorary memberships for Yeomen of Regard, with final details to be worked out in the near future.
It is very important that The Sudbury Savoyards, Inc. remain a welcoming, inclusive organization. If you have concerns about the ability to pay dues, please email
Chair, Board of Trustees, The Sudbury Savoyards, Inc.
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To pay by check, please download the Member Registration form below and mail it along with a check for $25.00 made out to The Sudbury Savoyards, Inc. to:
The Sudbury Savoyards, Inc.
P. O. Box 762
Sudbury, MA 01776