BSP Board, 2020-2021

President ……………………………………………………………………. Heath A. Diehl

Vice President ……….…………………………………………………………. Deb Weiser

Treasurer ………………………………………………………………. Stephanie Truman

Secretary ………………………………………………………………………… Allie Levine

Trustees ……………………………… Anngelise Clifton, Lane Hakel, Emily Keegan,

Inge Klopping, Bob Marzola, Karen Noble, Jan Schaller, Deb Shaffer, Jason Miller, and Leah Truman

Awards Committee

Chairs: Bob Marzola and Karen Noble 

The Awards Committee is charged with coordinating the selection of annual award recipients for the Shellhammer and the Friends of Black Swamp Players Awards. This Committee also is responsible for collaborating with the subcommittee that selects the Lenhart Service Award recipient. 

Audit/Budget/Finance Committee

Chair: Stephanie Truman 

The Audit/Budget/Finance Committee is charged with composing and monitoring the annual budget of the organization, ensuring accurate tracking/monitoring/accountability for funds, coordinating available grants, ensuring adequate financial controls, and reviewing capital expenditures for recommendations to the Board; the Budget & Finance Committee is chaired by the Board Treasurer. 

Building and Grounds

Chairs: Lane Hakel and Deb Shaffer 

The Building & Grounds Committee is charged with planning and implementing renovations, repairs, maintenance, etc. for the buildings, grounds, and equipment of the organization.  This Committee ensures that the organization’s physical structures and grounds are functional, safe, and efficient for all users. The Building & Grounds Committee coordinates with Officers, Trustees, and other committees as needed to ensure both short-term and long-term goals are developed and implemented.

Development Committee

Chairs: Emily Keegan and Inge Klopping 

The Development Committee is charged with planning and executing mailings to solicit new subscribers/patrons/donors/sponsors, including individuals and corporations, and encouraging past subscribers/patrons to continue to give. This Committee is responsible for promoting estate planning, maintaining all membership and donor records, acknowledging all monetary and in-kind donations, and managing the direct mailing appeals process.

Grant Writing Committee

Chair: Allie Levine 

The Grant Writing Committee is charged with coordinating all efforts to secure external funding that serves the interests of the organization; members of this committee work with the Board at-large to determine areas of need for the organization. 

Marketing Committee

Chairs: Annelise Clifton and Heath A. Diehl 

The Marketing Committee is charged with setting goals and executing plans to ensure positive relations with the public and enhance the organization’s brand image; this Committee supports the organization as a spokesperson within the community and promotes the work of the organization using available outlets, including but not limited to drafting press releases and public service announcements, responding to community concerns in a timely manner, promoting positive customer service, producing the organization’s newsletter, and maintaining the organization’s social media and website.

Nominations/Elections Committee

Chair: Bob Marzola 

The Nominations/Election Committee is charged with coordinating the annual election process for Officers and Trustees. This Committee is responsible for soliciting nominees for elected positions to the Board for presentation to the General Membership at the Annual Meeting. Members of this Committee are appointed by the Board President at least two (2) months prior to the Annual Meeting in May. This Committee should be comprised of three (3) to five (5) current Board members whose terms are not expiring during that election year.

Policies and Procedures Committee

Chairs: Heath A. Diehl and Inge Klopping 

The Policies & Procedures Committee is charged with maintaining or/and revising the organization’s code of regulations and policy manual. Review of these documents should be conducted on an annual and ongoing basis. Any revisions to the code of regulations must be presented for approval to the General Membership either at the Annual Meeting or at a Special Meeting convened for that express purpose.

Season Selection Committee

Chairs: Deb Weiser and Deb Shaffer 

The Season Selection Committee is charged with soliciting suggestions for the season from stakeholders, reading all submitted scripts and selecting from among those a season that is appropriate for BSP’s audiences and given BSP’s resources. This Committee presents its selections for approval of the full Board by April so that the season can be officially announced at the Annual Meeting in May. The Season Selection Committee is chaired by the Board Vice President and should include at least one non-Board member.

Special Events & Fundraising Committee

Chairs: Leah Truman and Deb Weiser 

The Special Events & Fundraising Committee is charged with overseeing development and implementation of the annual fundraising plan. This Committee is responsible for planning, organizing, and executing fundraising events of the organization, as well as developing new fundraising opportunities. This Committee also identifies and solicits funds from external sources of support.

Anyone interested in joining one of our permanent committees should send an email to president@blackswampplayers.org. Please indicate which committee(s) you would like to join in the body of the email. Thank you for your interest in Black Swamp Players!

Or write to PO Box 601, Bowling Green, OH 43402