The Anniversary Booklet goes from strength to strength and it was agreed to go into a third printing of another 200 copies. With the set up sponsorship and sales we have had a gross income of 2070 euros. The final net income figure is expected to be quite healthy. Outside sales are being made at David's Bookshop and at Woodys, both in Los Boliches.
Lunches continue to be popular but a breakdown in the booking system is causing problems. At the last Casa Rustica lunch we had 15 people 'on the door' which meant that taking the money and sorting receipts etc. delayed the lunch considerably. We shall ask members to book in advance at the desk and hope that all will do so. The speaker was enjoyed but as the restaurant is a public one some of our group couldn't hear over the noise of other diners. With the summer approaching this can only get worse so we shall have to reconsider the idea of a speaker.
The trip in February to the Genal valley had to be changed at the last moment because of weather problems but feedback has been very good and it made a profit. Nobody has sent me any pictures of the trip (hint) which actually went to Colmenar and the Rio Gordo.
Our next trip to Grazalema is booking well.
The finances were such that we were able to hand over 2000 euros to SALVA and with this went the closing amount from our Bank Account. Since September 2008 FOTA has handed over 35,798 euros to SALVA.
Finally we agreed to set up a Facebook Group for FOTA. It is called Fuengirola's Theatre Friends. Membership of the group is open and already nearly a hundred have joined. The agreed aim was to let people know about FOTA's activities, theatre events and auditions.