Panida sets annual membership meeting

Members will elect new board selections, view financial reports

By Reader Staff

The Panida Theater board of directors will hold its annual membership meeting on Saturday, Oct. 17 at 6 p.m. in the main theater at 300 North First Ave. in Sandpoint. 

The meeting will bring together board members, staff and “all those who have generously volunteered and contributed to the success of the Panida,” said Director Patricia Walker. Safety precautions in regards to the novel coronavirus pandemic will be observed, including the ability for the appropriate social distancing and an option to watch on Facebook live.

Five new board nominees will introduce themselves at the meeting and membership will vote: Keely Gray, Tari Pardini, Teresa Pesce, Ron Ragone and Kevin Smith. Beer, wine, soft drinks and the famous Panida popcorn will be available with COVID-19 safety precautions, and door prizes will be given away throughout the event.

Walker encouraged the community to come learn about the theater’s new membership cards and automated system that will not only streamline the Panida experience for patrons, but help with record keeping and ensure the benefits of membership levels. Updated director’s and financial reports will also be presented to attendees, she said.

“You are invited to take this opportunity to come hear our exciting ideas for the future of the Panida and be a contributor to the conversation of plans for continuing the momentum,” Walker said. “The Panida is the heart of our community and it’s up to all of us to keep it beating. It is the sincere hope of the Panida board that all who feel comfortable attending either in person, or online, will join us as we kick off a new year for the Panida and take this opportunity to offer thanks to all who have worked so hard to keep the theater going and who continue to show their overwhelming support, year after year.”

For more information about Panida events, including the upcoming stage production of Clue, visit

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