Tuesday, November 28, 2000
Steamboat Springs She's been tickling Steamboat's funny bone for 14 years, and Alice Klauzer was recently named to her second year as president of the Steamboat Arts Council at its annual meeting.
Klauzer is known in the community for her co-directorial role in the annual spring "Cabaret" performance that pokes fun at anything and everything. Klauzer has been performing in Cabaret since 1986.
"Alice just has a wonderful sense of enthusiasm that she brings to everything she does," Past President Bonnie McGee said. She added that Klauzer's background is in the performing arts.
Arts council board members will have a chance to display their enthusiasm at the annual retreat Dec. 9. McGee said a great deal of energy will be devoted to the arts council's fund-raising efforts, but the board members will get a chance to display their knowledge of the organization in a quiz show format modeled after "Who Wants To Be a Millionaire?" It's not likely anyone will emerge from the retreat with a million bucks, but they might escape with one of Arts Council Executive Director Nancy Kramer's renowned cheesecakes.
Klauzer said the retreat will probably include some far-fetched dreaming about plans that may or may not come to pass. For example, she said one of the ideas that has already been discussed is basing a small passenger train at the Depot Arts Center on Thirteenth Street. It would be operated as a dinner train, traveling far enough into the countryside to permit serving a meal, before returning to its base.
Other arts council officers this year include: Vice President Robert Carpenter, Secretary Belinda Mahosky and co-treasurers Gary Mielke and Margot Gasch.
New board members this year are Paul Clavadetscher of Community First National Bank, John Cookson, a retired financial planner, and Nora Parker of Steamboat Magazine.
They are joined by returning board members Kris Stouffer, Janet Borden, Patricia Walsh, Kathleen Laterzo and Sherman Poppen. Mielke is an ex-officio member of the board. Outgoing board members recognized at the meeting included Winnie DelliQuadri, Jim McBrayer and Mike Carroll.
The arts council honored a number of volunteers at its meeting. Named directors emeritus were Gloria Gossard, Tom Hopp, Shine Atha and Mielke.