BDACT 2022 Annual Meeting




Beaver Dam Area Community Theatre (BDACT) Annual Meeting & Brunch
Sunday, February 6
BDACT Fine Arts Center – Encore Hall

11 am – SOCIAL HOUR – Cash Bar and Meet New Managing Director David Alan Smith
12 noon – BRUNCH – Buffet Style

A BDACT Member is anyone who has supported BDACT the previous year either by involvement, attendance or financially.

Patrons are eligible for benefits based on their contribution level. Watch for a postcard with details.
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Additional brunch tickets are available for purchase at the door for $25 (cash or check).

Please RSVP names in attendance by February 1 to info@BDACT.org or call 920-885-6891.


BDACT Nominating Committee Presents Board Candidates

The BDACT Nominating Committee comprised of Chair Scott Eberle, Chris Connaughty, and Bill Schwartz are pleased to introduce the following nominees for the BDACT Board of Directors.

Bev Anderson

During Bev Anderson’s 25 year career in real estate, she has been a successful entrepreneur operating her own real estate firm. During her career, she also lent her expertise to many committees and boards in the regional housing and real estate marketing industry. In addition, Bev has held leadership positions with Habitat for Humanity, First Evangelical Lutheran Church, the Dodge County Racing Association, and the Badger Auto Club. In retirement, she volunteers at The Watermark and especially enjoys interacting with people. Bev and her husband have been married 49 years. They have one son and two beautiful teenage granddaughters.

Larry Bartruff

Larry Bartruff and his wife Lori grew up in Iowa but consider Beaver Dam home after living here for 32 years. Larry’s appreciation for the theater began at a young age, participating in stage productions from grade school through college years. Currently, he serves as the Client HR Service Consultant at Richards Benefits and Financial Services in Beaver Dam. Before joining Richards this past summer, Larry retired as general manager with Rhodes Bake N Serv in Columbus. He previously held HR positions at Kirsh Foundry and Vintage Parts in Beaver Dam. Larry served on the Board of Church Health Services and Prairie Ridge Health. He is also a member of Trinity Church – United Methodist. Larry is the father of Alison and Erika and grandfather to Brooks, Lily, Karson, and Easton.

Sandy Heiar

Through her business Heiar Insurance Services and Estate Planning, LLC., Sandy Heiar, helped countless community members and area residents with retirement planning and insurance services since 1999. She values doing business with integrity and creating lasting relationships with clients. Sandy seeks a solid understanding of clients’ needs and desires to create a plan specifically designed for them. Among her beliefs are the old-fashioned work ethic, family values, and giving back to the community. Originally from Dubuque, Iowa, Sandy and her husband have lived in Beaver Dam for 38 years and raised four children here. After college, they have all returned and are raising their children in Beaver Dam.

Chelsey Seippel, Ed.D.

Chelsey Seippel currently serves as the Executive Director of The Seippel Center for Music and the Arts and manages The Peter J. Seippel Foundation. She is well-versed in the operation of nonprofit and community organizations. Chelsey earned a doctorate in psychology but has an extensive background in music and theatre. A thespian at Wayland Academy, she has gone on to have written, directed, and starred in musicals and dramas around the world. Upon returning to Beaver Dam, Chelsey has expressed her enthusiasm about becoming more involved with the community.