Due to the many projects in which the Panida Board members are currently involved, there was extensive discussion resulting in a unanimous vote to forego the formal July monthly community Board meeting and instead share the information regarding these projects by posting the Panida Committee reports on the Panida Facebook page as well sharing them in the Panida newsletter.
Below are the Board committee’s monthly reports for July, 2021:
FINANCE COMMITTEE – Tari Pardini, chair
FUNDRAISING COMMITTEE – Foster Cline, chair
Thanks to generous grants awarded from the Confidence, Innovia, and Equinox foundations, as well as the magnanimous donations of our local communities, the Panida marquee renovation costs are covered. The funding team is now focused on raising funds for the Little Theater roof, which is the next item on the priority list of immediate needs. A special funding team is also carefully examining the long-term upgrades that will ensure the Panida remains a standout art theater for the next ten years. Because the needs of the Little Theater roof impact both Facility and Fundraising, the Chairmen of these two committees, Foster Cline and Ron Ragone, are consulting and working together on this issue.
Ice Cream Booth - The Panida is now fully licensed and approved to participate in this year's Arts and Crafts Fair (POAC) scheduled for August 14th and 15th in the Sotheby's parking lot. The committee is organizing all components needed to make this a successful event with the hope of establishing it as a lucrative annual fundraiser.
VOLUNTEER COMMITTEE – Jim Healey, chair
Volunteer coordinator Nancy Yacovone and Jim Healey sent an email to update the list of Panida volunteers. A request for new volunteers was also placed on the Panida’s Facebook page. Nancy and Jim will work on training new volunteers as well as drafting a document on volunteer duties. The task of helping to clean up the theater after working an event seems to have been forgotten in the training of new volunteers. A reminder of this standard practice will be sent to volunteers, and it will once again be included in the training provided to our valued and cherished volunteer group.
Finding a person to clean the theaters on a permanent basis has become problematic due to the irregular schedule of events and the current job market in Sandpoint. A suggested short-term solution might be for volunteers to chip in their time and energy to help Jim keep the theaters clean.
FACILITIES COMMITTEE – Ron Ragone, chair
Marquee – The contract is signed with Yesco out of Post Falls, the work is underway, and completion is expected in late August with the hope of coinciding with the reopening of the theater with Night of the Bards on August 27th.
Little Theater – The Little Theater's ceiling and basement were inspected by Sewell Engineering. Jess Jensen, who previously studied the Little Theater structure, reviewed and re-inspected the roof supports to help provide the information needed for decisions to be made. No outstanding construction abnormalities were reported. Board decisions will be necessary to determine if the extent of roof replacement should be short term re-tarring and drainage improvements of the existing flat roof or the more expensive, and possibly better, long-lasting restructuring configuration to provide a natural clearing of snow and rain.
AD HOC COMMITTEES:
Hiring Committee (Round 1)
Board members: Tari Pardini, Ron Ragone, Abby Ullman
Community Advisors: Chris Bessler, Katelyn Shook
The Board-appointed committee members have reviewed all resumes and cover letters submitted to date. Two community members who submitted requests to be considered as advisors on the interview team have been invited to join the Round 1 interviews. The team is currently in the process of setting
interview times for each of the applicants who best meet the criteria to fill the position. The Hiring Committee will continue these activities as applicants submit their resumes and until the Board of Directors advises them of a closure date for accepting resumes.
Programming Committee (Film) – Jim Healey co-chair
The Film Committee, a subcommittee of the Programming Committee, consists of four volunteers and one Board member (Jim Healey). Since the Panida will no longer be described as a "first run" venue, the Film Committee is looking at small-budget, indie, and foreign films to restart the Global Cinema Café Series. At the present time they are looking at film titles and trailers for showing when the Panida reopens its doors after the intermission.