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Regional Councillor

Don McKay
Don McKay

Dear NODA East members I hope all of your 2019 productions are going well so far, if the shows that my wife Maxine and I have seen up to now are anything to go by, the standard just keeps getting better and better. I am pleased to see that many of you are pricing your tickets to reflect the quality of your productions and provide a sustainable future for your societies. I am very pleased to announce that we are almost at full complement of Regional District Representatives and Assisitants, which means that at minimal cost to the Association, we in the East, are able to provide maximum cover for our members, and smooth transitions due to retirement or standing down of current District Representatives. Please invite your Representatives to your shows, committee meetings or rehearsals and get to know them. At this years NODA East AGM at Wicksteed Park on Sunday 12th May, we will be saying goodbye to a number of retiring District Representatives and hope you are able to attend to celebrate their time with you and NODA. As well as all of the exciting new initiatives being launched in the East this year, we are also very keen to build upon the NODA Youth Strategy that was launched several years ago. Unfortunately due to lack of response from you in previous years, very little has been done to encourage and promote youth involvement with NODA in the East. Therefore, I appeal to you to please let us know what our Youth Representatives can do for the youth in your district / society. No suggestions are too big or too small, and all will be considered.

I look forward to seeing you all at our new AGM and Gala Awards Luncheon venue at Wicksteed Park, on Sunday 12th May 2019


Don McKay

Councillor NODA East