ACT-CO MEMBERSHIP

Group Membership Form >>
( Renew, new group application, or update existing info }
Questions : ACT-CO Membership Chair: membership@actco.ca
MAIL CHEQUE TO:
  ACT-CO Treasurer c/o 2 Cedar Grove Road, Mono ON L9W 6X6
OR e-Transfer TO:
  treasurer@actco.ca
Group Membership Fees:
The 2019/2020 Membership year (season) is from September 01, 2019 to August 31, 2020.
New Group: $100.00 :See elegibility conditions
Early Renewal: $ 75.00 :Jun 01, 2019 to Jul 31, 2019
Regular Renewal: $100.00 :Aug 01, 2019 to Dec 31, 2019
ABOUT ACT-CO Membership:
ACT-CO Region: Map
  1. Membership in ACT-CO is open to any community theatre group within Central Ontario (see map for ACT-CO boundaries)
  2. Only Member Groups may enter the ACT-CO Festival.
  3. Refer to Constitution Article III Membership
Definition of a Community Theatre Group: (as approved by the ACT-CO Board of Directors in 2005)
  • is a not-for-profit corporation in Ontario with letters-patent
  • has a volunteer, elected Board of Directors that are not staff of the organization
  • has a membership which is open to the public
  • has artistic or production staff that are not paid
  • has actors who are amateur, or if professional, engaged under an appropriate contract
  • is fully owned and operated by it members
  • membership in the group is established by payment of a fee
  • governance of the group is democratic, meaning that members of the Group in good standing are:
    • elegible to vote at General Meetings of the Group and to be elected to the Board of Directors of the Group
    • de facto "affiliate members" of ACT-CO
    • entitled to participate in, and have a say in, ACT-CO affairs
    • elegible to be elected to the ACT-CO Board
  • Each member Group may designate up to five of their members to vote at ACT-CO General Meetings.
ACT-CO reserves the right to request documentation to support the group's request for membership.

ACT-CO welcomes your questions and comments regarding the above. Please direct any questions to ACT-CO Membership Chair: membership@actco.ca
NOTE WELL:
  • ACT-CO is an Association run by an annually-elected, volunteer, Board of Directors comprised of individuals who are members in good standing of a member Group.
  • IT IS EXPECTED THAT ALL MEMBER GROUPS WILL PARTICIPATE FULLY IN THE ACTIVITIES OF ACT-CO, INCLUDING HAVING ONE OR MORE OF ITS MEMBERS ON THE ACT-CO BOARD FROM TIME-TO-TIME. (As a rule of thumb. your Group should be represented at least one year (two would be better) in any five-year period.)
  • As busy theatre artists in your home Group you may claim that you have no time for ACT-CO. If your Group believes that there are benefits in ACT-CO membership, someone in your Group has to find the time to serve on the ACT-CO Board, else there will be no ACT-CO.  All who are on the ACT-CO Board now, and all who have been on the Board in the past, have given up a lot of the time they would normally devote to their home Group, or to their other personal interests, in order to run the Association for the benefit all Groups, and community theatre in general.
  • It is worth noting that over the years it is a given that ACT-CO Board members are also the people who are most active in their home Groups (usually on the Board of that Group). Now (2020), because of many stresses in life and community theatre, fewer and fewer are willing to do the heavy lifting for their home Group and the heavy lifting for the benefit of everyone.
  • MEMBERS OF ACT-CO ARE URGED TO SEEK OUT INDIVIDUALS IN THEIR GROUP WHO CAN SERVE ON THE ACT-CO BOARD IN AN ACTIVE WAY.
• Check out this chart to see your Group's participation in the ACT-CO Board:
• Anyone interested in serving on the ACT-CO Board should contact ACT-CO President president@actco.ca