Oddfellows Playhouse Youth Theater recently held their annual meeting, welcoming aboard four new members to the Board of Directors.
Patricia Labella, Spanish Language teacher at Mercy High School (Middletown), Steve Lovelace, President of Gener8or Communications/Moving Pictures, Inc, (Deep River), Leslie McKillip, Vice-President, Business Solutions at Liberty Bank (Madison) and Phil Ouellette, Owner, Eli Cannon’s Tap Room (Clinton) were elected to the governing body of the playhouse.
“The ability to be able to innovate, I believe, has kept us in business for almost twenty years. As the economy changes I think it is so important for kids to be allowed to create. These are not only fun opportunities for kids to have fun and grow, but it also prepares them for a job market that is ever more leaning toward innovation and creativity,” said new director Phil Ouellette.
Elizabeth Bobrick (Middletown) Chair, Glenn Taylor (Manchester) Vice-Chair and Quentin “Que” Phipps (Middletown) secretary was the slate of leadership elected by the board.
There were also some departures to the group. Directors Melissa Schilke and Jane McMillan departed the board after more than 10 years of service and leadership. Chairman Michael Sciola and director Noel Garrett also stepped down after completing their terms of service.
“Melissa, Jane, Mike and Noel have been great friends and supporters of Oddfellows. They have been committed to the theater and our community, and have guided Oddfellows with great care through many challenges over the past few years. We are excited and ready to continue that leadership into the future, “ said newly elected Chair Elizabeth Bobrick.