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All-of-us Express Children's Theatre (AECT) is a community-based nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization governed by a volunteer Board of Trustees elected at the annual membership meeting held each September. Officers are elected by the Board during the annual membership meeting in September.

bylaws & policies   • annual appeals   • annual reports   • board membership

Bylaws and polices

Links to web pages:

Annual appeals

Fundraising appeal letters from the company president or executive director. (The photos in the 1998-2001 letters are monochrome because these letters were originally printed and mailed; though here they are formatted as web pages):

Annual reports

These began as letters from the company president to the membership at the time of the annual membership meeting. Over time they became more elaborate company documents. (The annual reports for 2012-2013 and 2013-2014 have not been made available to the website maintainers, despite repeated requests over several years. It is possible that these reports were never actually created.)

Board membership

Membership of the board, reconstructed mostly from newsletters (early years) and show programs (from 1995-1996 on). This should be interpreted as being a list of people who were on the board during the stated season; rather than everyone on the board at any one point in time. For early years, people may be left out because the newsletters tended to report who was running for or newly elected to the board rather than giving a complete board roster. Maximum board size is 18, and until about 2003 the board was often full.

During the Theatre's history the annual meeting changed from May to September and the fiscal year was changed to align with seasons. Board membership often changed at times other than annual meetings, as some people resigned and others were appointed to fill their slots. State law and AECT bylaws and policy concerning youth (under 18) membership on the board also changed. During one period of time, there was a Junior Advisory Committee to the Board instead of youth members on the board.

  The 'dinosaur' MS-DOS system.

Lisa at the 'dinosaur' MS-DOS system,
still in use at Logan Square.

1989-1990
President: Doreen Evans, Vice-President: ?, Treasurer: Marsha McCoy-Pfister, Secretary: Cheryl Smith
Members at large:
1990-1991
President: ?, Vice-President: ?, Treasurer: Marsha McCoy-Pfister, Secretary: ?
Members at large:
1991-1992
President: ?, Vice-President: ?, Treasurer: Marsha McCoy-Pfister, Secretary: ?
Members at large: Cathy Hartmann, Ronda Bokram, Judy Hershkowitz
1992-1993
President: ?, Vice-President: Bob Blackman, Treasurer: Marsha McCoy-Pfister, Secretary: ?
Members at large: Karen Blackman, Kim Cramer, Nancy Goldstein, Michele Kopen, Mike Reed
1993-1994
President: ?, Vice-President: Bob Blackman, Treasurer: ?, Secretary: ?
Members at large:
1994-1995
President: Doreen Evans, Vice-President: Bob Blackman, Treasurer: Carol Hintz, Secretary: Cathy Hartmann
Members at large: Bill Bokram, Cathy Hartmann, Judy Hershkowitz
Youth members: Mary Hershkowitz, Shirley Kefgen
1995-1996
President: Doreen Evans, Vice-President: Bob Blackman, Treasurer: Carol Hintz, Secretary: Cathy Hartmann
Members at large: Bill Bokram, Sharon Ewald, Barb Hawkins, Judy Hershkowitz, Marsha McCoy-Pfister, Kim Parham
Youth members: Lani Arceo, Mary Hershkowitz, Carrie Hintz, Shirley Kefgen, Damona Resnick
1996-1997
President: Barb Hawkins, Vice-President: Bob Blackman, Treasurer: Carol Hintz, Secretary: Cathy Hartmann
Members at large: Bill Bokram, Judy Hershkowitz, Barb Hawkins, Eileen Kavanagh, René McCarty, Joanne Weidig
Youth members: Lani Arceo, Carrie Hintz, Joe Kavanagh, Becky Kruger, Bridget McCarty, Damona Resnick
1997-1998
President: Barb Hawkins, Vice-President: Bob Blackman, Treasurer: Carol Hintz, Secretary: Joanne Weidig
Members at large: Ronda Bokram, Terri Hanton, Heidi Hiner, Eileen Kavanagh, Kathy Kettles, René McCarty, Julie McKay, Mary Poisson, Bob Vertalka
Youth members: Carrie Hintz, Becky Kruger, Bridget McCarty
1998-1999
President: Lisa Lees, Vice-President: Eileen Kavanagh, Treasurer: Lisa Self / Patricia Jones, Secretary: Mary Poisson
Members at large: Ronda Bokram, Terri Hanton, Barb Hawkins, David Hetherinton, Heidi Hiner, Carol Hintz, Kathy Kettles, René McCarty, Julie McKay, Bob Vertalka, Joanne Weidig
Youth members: Joe Kavanagh, Bridget McCarty
1999-2000
President: Lisa Lees, Vice-President: Eileen Kavanagh, Treasurer: Patricia Jones, Secretary: Mary Poisson
Members at large: Terri Hanton, David Hetherington, Todd Heywood, Heidi Hiner, Carol Hintz, Kathy Kettles, René McCarty, Julie McKay, Joanne Weidig
Junior Advisory Committee: Joe Kavanagh, Sam McKay, Samantha Poisson-Smith, Samantha Stratton
2000-2001
President: Lisa Lees, Vice-President: David Hetherington, Treasurer: Sonia Buonodono & René McCarty, Secretary: Mary Poisson
Members at large: Terri Hanton, Todd Heywodd, Heidi Heiner, Eileen Kavanagh, Kathy Kettles, Julie KcKay, Joanne Weidig
Junior Advisory Committee: Elizabeth Cooke, Joe Kavanagh, Katy Kettles, Rich Kettles, Cherie Metzloff, Samantha Poisson-Smith, Amber Spalding
2001-2002
President: Lisa Lees, Vice-President: David Hetherington, Treasurer: Sonia Buonodono & René McCarty, Secretary: Mary Poisson
Members at large: Diane Cooke, Mary Edinger, Teresa Fitzwater, Terri Hanton, Heidi Hiner, Eileen Kavanagh, Kathy Kettles, Julie McKay, Amy Slonim, Carol Stonebrook, Dan Stouffer, Joanne Weidig, Dave Young
2002-2003
President: Teresa Fitzwater, Vice-President: David Hetherington, Treasurer: Heidi Heiner, Secretary: Carol Stonebrook
Members at large: Sonia Buonodono, Diane Cooke, Mary Edinger, Terri Hanton, Kathy Kettles, Lisa Lees, Tracy Litzinger, Julie McKay, Susan McPeak, Michelle Mertz-Stoneham, Mary Poisson, Amy Slonim, Dan Stouffer, Dave Young
2003-2004
President: Teresa Fitzwater, Vice-President: David Hetherington, Treasurer: Eric Diller, Secretary: Carol Stonebrook
Members at large: Carol Armstrong, Mary Edinger, Mick Goldynia, Paul Hershkowitz, Michelle Mertz-Stoneham, Dudley Smith, Laura Wotruba
2004-2005
President: Michelle Mertz-Stoneham, Vice-President: Paul Hershokowitz, Treasurer: Dudley Smith, Secretary: Carol Armstrong Hall
Members at large: Carmen Benavides, Pam Bergeron, Sarah Blom, Nancy Carpenter, Teresa Fitzwater, David Hetherington, Christie Konieczny, Lisa Lees
2005-2006
President: Paul Hershkowitz, Vice-President: Dudley Smith, Treasurer: Christie Konieczny, Secretary: Carol Armstrong Hall
Members at large: Carmen Benavides, Pam Bergeron, Missy Foran, Laurie Hollinger, Lisa Lees, Patricia Whelan
Youth members: Morgan Lees
2006-2007
President: Paul Hershkowitz, Vice-President: Pam Bergeron, Treasurer: Christie Konieczny, Secretary: Dudley Smith
Members at large: Pam Bergeron, Missy Foran, Lisa Lees, Laurie Hollinger, Melissa Kaplan
Youth members: Morgan Lees
2007-2008
President: Paul Hershkowitz, Vice-President: Melissa Kaplan, Treasurer: Christie Konieczny
Members at large: Missy Foran, Lisa Lees, Morgan Lees, Michelle Nicholson, Sandi Sigworth, Carol Turkus
Youth members: Dylan Lees, Corrine Pratt
2008-2009
President: Lisa Lees, Vice-President: Melissa Kaplan, Treasurer: Christie Konieczny, Secretary: Sandi Sigworth
Members at large: Missy Foran, Paul Hershkowitz, Patty Huzar, Morgan Lees, Michelle Nicholson
Youth members: Dylan Lees, Corrine Pratt

2009-2010
President: Sandi Sigworth, Vice-President: Missy Foran, Treasurer: Pedro Pozo, Secretary: Morgan Lees
Members at large: Gina Golden, Melissa Kaplan, Lisa Lees, Chris VanZwoll
Youth members: Andrea Hibbs, Austin Homant, Corrine Pratt, Amelia Rogocka
2010-2011
President: Sandi Sigworth, Vice-President: Missy Foran, Treasurer/Secretary: Megan Buonodono
Members at large: Sherry Bass-Pohl, Jennifer Cook, Missy Foran, Gina Golden, Andrea Hibbs, Melissa Kaplan, Sheri Kolb, Lisa Lees, Pedro Pozo, Corrine Pratt, Amelia Rogocka, Chris VanZwoll
Youth members: Colin McCarthy, Maggie Hinkley
2011-2012
President: Sandi Sigworth, Vice-President: Gina Golden, Treasurer: Megan Buonodono, Secretary: Crystal Carrothers
Members at large: Paul Bourne, Sherry Bass-Pohl, Jennifer Cook, Missy Foran, Morgan Lees, Tanya Stamford, Chris VanZwoll
Youth members: Andrea Hibbs, Colin McCarthy, Grace Hinkley, Sheyna Ruhf
Honorary members: Lisa Lees
2012-2013
President: Gina Golden, Vice-President: Tanya Stamford, Treasurer: Megan Buonodono, Secretary: Crystal Carrothers
Members at large: Sherry Bass-Pohl, Paul Bourne, Jennifer Cook, Andrea Hibbs, Katy Kettles, Dylan Lees, Lisa Lees, Morgan Lees, Kathleen Miller, Sandi Sigworth, Chris VanZwoll
Youth members: Grace Hinckley, Shayna Ruhf, Sanannah Segueda, Natalia Walter
2013-2014
President: Tanya Stamford, Vice-President: Sherry Bass-Pohl, Treasurer: Crystal Carrothers, Secretary: Sandi Sigworth
Members at large: Andrea Hibbs, Katy Kettles, Morgan Lees, Ana Lezmez, Becky Lesmez, Kathleen Miller, Chris VanZwoll, Cynthia Wright-Pratt
Youth members: Savannah Segueda, Natalia Walter
2014-2015
President: Morgan Lees, Vice-President: Sherry Bass-Pohl, Treasurer: Crystal Carrothers/Sherry-Bass Pohl, Secretary: Liz Cooke
Members at large: Justin Brewer, Katie Brewer, Kathleen Miller, Amelia Rogocka, Sandi Sigworth, Tanya Stamford, Sarah Willis, Cynthia Wright-Pratt
Youth members: Morgan Pohl
2015-2016
President: Morgan Lees, Vice-President: Sherry Bass-Pohl, Treasurer: Cynthia Wright, Secretary: Liz Cooke
Members at large: Beverly Bonning, Justin Brewer, Katie Brewer, Andy Callis, Melissa Downs, Sara Frank-Hepfer, Amelia Rogocka, Eric Royston
Youth members: Shelby Brewer, Morgan Pohl

The timeline page also contains links to various theater documents.


It is the mission of All-of-us Express Children's Theatre to offer young people of all backgrounds, cultures, and lifestyles the opportunity to produce professional quality plays, study many aspects of the dramatic arts, and develop valuable life skills while providing outstanding entertainment to the community. It is the policy of AECT to provide equal opportunities to all eligible persons without regard to age, color, creed, gender identity, disability, height, membership in any labor organization, national origin, parental status, political identification, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or weight.


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