Show Notes: The All-of-Us Express Quarterly Newsletter - October 1, 2020

Greetings from the All-of-Us Express (AECT) non-profit Board!

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In this newsletter:

  • 2020-2021 Season Shows 

  • Annual Members Meeting

  • COVID-19 Strategy

  • Fundraising

  • Corporate Sponsorship

2020-2021 Season Shows

Fall 2020: Double Bill – The Princess and the Pea//Snow White

Rehearsals have begun for the Fall double-bill. This show will be rehearsed and performed virtually.

Winter 2020-2021: The Prince and the Pauper

Virtual/in-person TBD with auditions in November and Performance in February.

Spring 2021: Charlotte’s Web

Details to be determined.

Summer 2021: Matilda Jr.

Details to be determined.

The best way to keep up with our audition, performance and other timely announcements is through our social media channels.

AECT Facebook

AECT Instagram

Annual Members Meeting

Tuesday Sept 22, 2020 marked our Annual All-members meeting. We hosted the meeting virtually, and it was good to see many of you in attendance.

In brief, our operations this year have been disrupted by COVID-19, but the membership, East Lansing City Staff, donors, and Board have stepped up to create a truly exemplary model of how to work in crisis. It would not be possible without your support, and we thank you most sincerely for your efforts, even if it’s simply staying in touch with us.

We elected two new board members, Jen Shaw and Cody Skalmowski, and formally elected a new executive board.

President: Paul Beczkiewiz

Vice President: Jen VanDerHeide

Secretary: Andy Boyan

Treasurer: Jeffrey D'Valentine

For a deeper look at the Annual Meeting we have attached out Annual Report here:

AECT 2019-2020 Annual Report

You can also watch the rousing meeting at this link using password: Cbm+Hw5J

View AECT Member's Meeting

COVID-19 Strategy

Our COVID strategy continues to evolve in partnership with the City of East Lansing facilities capabilities. However, we have had great success with our virtual performances and summer camps, and can function sustainably in this way for some time. We are closely tracking the recent Governor’s orders, and will modify our plans as the health and safety precautions allow.


Fundraising details are embedded in the Annual Report linked above, however, fundraising has been successful. We’d like to draw your attention to ongoing initiatives and one new opportunity.

Recycling Can Drive - We will pick up your returnable cans and bottles on a regular basis, or as a one-time donation. Reach out to to set up a time, we will happily come and get those cans for you, then use the proceeds to fund AECT.

Online Matching Links

Amazon Smile - Select AECT in Amazon’s Smile mode for a portion of your Amazon purchases to come back to AECT.

Bing Give - Select All-of-Us-Express in Bing’s Give Mode.

eBay for Charity - Buy or sell and contribute to AECT through eBay.

You can also always donate directly through PayPal, or send us a check. Thank you, no matter if you are a member, an audience member, or if you donate a significant amount. All of us matter and help All-of-Us Express thrive.

Donate Now

  • 100% will go to All-of-us Express Children’s Theatre

  • When you donate through PayPal Giving Fund, all fees are covered by PayPal.

  • Receive a tax receipt - After you donate, PayPal will email you a PayPal Giving Fund tax receipt.

This November we will also be sending out requests for Giving Tuesday, a national day of giving the Tuesday after Thanksgiving. Keep an eye out for AECT messaging and help us reach some important fundraising goals.

Corporate Sponsorship

Just released! Our revamped corporate sponsorship packages! Get your company’s name in the lights showing how you care about your community and quality children’s programming and education!

There are several sponsorship levels, so send this brochure to your boss, unless you’re the boss then just open it up and consider sponsoring AECT.

AECT 2020 Corporate Sponsorship

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