Randy Reeves greeted everyone before Mike Shelton gave us the thought for the day. 28 out of 57 members were in attendence. David Birkenstein’ s guest was Todd Bender. Kristen is stepping down as Executive Director of the WYO and her guest was Allie Sarwark, who will take her place.  Happy Bucks came from Marie, Keith, Tom, Tony, Allie and Rich. Lee did Dig and Grin.
Our speaker was Jon Ferris of the Writer’s Theatre www.writerstheatre.org who described the features of their new home on Tudor Court in Glencoe and upcoming performances. The exterior elements of glass, plaster and wood were inspired by North Shore architecture and incorporated into a modern tudor design concept. Port Orford cedar was used to make the unique wooden structure reminiscent of tudor style. White oak trees felled to make room for the building were used in the donor wall. The concession stand and bookstore corridor use three different types of elm woods.  The roof top terrace is a public space with a fire pit and green roof garden. The Women’s Library Club leases the land to the Writer’s Theatre and uses it as their meeting space. Bricks from their old building were used in the in the main stage walls.