Madcaps

NEWS


Posted Apr 26, 2021

First of all, a big thank you to those who have donated to our fundraising campaign! As we are not doing a benefit this year, members were not charged class dues or minimum ticket requirements. We are asking members to please consider donating the equivalent to MADCAPS so we can continue to provide our philanthropies with needed funds. You may do so on the MADCAPS website by clicking "Donate" to make this tax-deductible donation.

 

Just a friendly reminder Annual Dues for 21/22 are due April 1st and considered late May 1st. Thanks very much to all our members who have already remitted their payment!  If you have not yet paid your dues, please go to the MADCAPS website and then login onto the “Members Only” section and select “Pay Annual Dues” to pay your dues. To avoid a late fee, please pay your dues before May 1, 2021. You may also mail a check by April 30th to: MADCAPS, Attn: Board Treasurer, PO Box 6582, San Diego, CA 92166. To clarify, this reminder is regarding Annual Dues due April 1, 2021, not Class Dues that cover show expenses which are due in September. 

Senior Member + 1 Junior Member: Check $195 / Credit Card $200

Senior Member + 2 Junior Members: Check $230 / Credit Card $237

Senior Member + 3 Junior Members: Check $265 / Credit Card $273

 

 

It is so nice to spread a bit of good news – as San Diego is now in the orange tier, we can begin to meet again in limited ways. This website lays out the revised guidelines: website

In a nutshell, private events with a defined guest list can meet outdoor with a maximum of 100 people! Yay! For indoor meetings, guests must be tested or show proof of vaccination. In both of these scenarios, masks and social distancing is recommended.

 

Your board for 2021-2022 is being finalized and we are in need of an accountant. This job supports the treasurer with check writing and will be expected to serve as Treasurer the next year. This is a very important position that must be filled. Please consider lending MADCAPS your needed financial skills. Contact Jennifer Weck at email to ask questions, express interest, or nominate someone who you think would be great in this role.

 

Finally, we are looking ahead to the future of our MADCAP benefit show and need your input. A formal task force has been organized to explore options with our first meeting Friday 4/30 via zoom. We will review the member survey and look to meet the desires of our members. Please email our President Elect Judy Parker to join us at email

 

The entire board is grateful for your support and flexibility during this extraordinary year. We know it has been difficult, and are so impressed with the ingenuity and hardiness of our collective team. Thank you for your part to help make our community stronger.

 

With Much Gratitude,

Julie Gildred Connolly

Posted May 31, 2020

Following guidelines released by Governor Gavin Newsom and the California Department of Public Health in response to the increasing challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, MADCAPS has cancelled our 2020 Benefit Show. Our decision was based on the fact that it seemed highly unlikely that the Health and Safety mandates would change to a phase that would allow for us to legally run a show with the social distancing guidelines in the foreseeable future. We also have a legal responsibility to give the money that was raised, and is sitting in our bank account, to the charities we serve. They need the funds now more than any other year. 

In the spirit of philanthropic culture, what we hope brought you to MADCAPS in the first place, we are asking that you continue to support our mission: serving the needs of others.  We ask that you turn your ticket purchase into a donation to be distributed to the non-profits MADCAPS supports. These nonprofits are in dire need of financial support and together we can make an immediate impact.  Our tax ID is 33-0105904. If this is your desire, no further action is required.

If at this time you are not able to make the donation, please:

1. Reply to the email from our ticketing database, stating your request for a refund (If you purchased a ticket for another family member or friend you will need to work that out with them as your information is all we have).

2. You should see a refund on your credit card within a couple of weeks for the ticket price minus the processing fee.

3. The deadline to request a refund is Thursday, June 4, 2020. After that, all money will be donated to the more than ten local nonprofits we serve.

*MADCAPS members will not be reimbursed their $70 ticket minimum as that is a membership obligation.

The Board has approved an option to work with any member who may need this money refunded in confidence. Please reach out to our Madcaps President email to work on a plan that is best for you.

Thank you for your continued support of MADCAPS.  Together we are truly practicing the meaning of service.

Posted Apr 26, 2021

First of all, a big thank you to those who have donated to our fundraising campaign! As we are not doing a benefit this year, members were not charged class dues or minimum ticket requirements. We are asking members to please consider donating the equivalent to MADCAPS so we can continue to provide our philanthropies with needed funds. You may do so on the MADCAPS website by clicking "Donate" to make this tax-deductible donation.

 

Just a friendly reminder Annual Dues for 21/22 are due April 1st and considered late May 1st. Thanks very much to all our members who have already remitted their payment!  If you have not yet paid your dues, please go to the MADCAPS website and then login onto the “Members Only” section and select “Pay Annual Dues” to pay your dues. To avoid a late fee, please pay your dues before May 1, 2021. You may also mail a check by April 30th to: MADCAPS, Attn: Board Treasurer, PO Box 6582, San Diego, CA 92166. To clarify, this reminder is regarding Annual Dues due April 1, 2021, not Class Dues that cover show expenses which are due in September. 

Senior Member + 1 Junior Member: Check $195 / Credit Card $200

Senior Member + 2 Junior Members: Check $230 / Credit Card $237

Senior Member + 3 Junior Members: Check $265 / Credit Card $273

 

 

It is so nice to spread a bit of good news – as San Diego is now in the orange tier, we can begin to meet again in limited ways. This website lays out the revised guidelines: website

In a nutshell, private events with a defined guest list can meet outdoor with a maximum of 100 people! Yay! For indoor meetings, guests must be tested or show proof of vaccination. In both of these scenarios, masks and social distancing is recommended.

 

Your board for 2021-2022 is being finalized and we are in need of an accountant. This job supports the treasurer with check writing and will be expected to serve as Treasurer the next year. This is a very important position that must be filled. Please consider lending MADCAPS your needed financial skills. Contact Jennifer Weck at email to ask questions, express interest, or nominate someone who you think would be great in this role.

 

Finally, we are looking ahead to the future of our MADCAP benefit show and need your input. A formal task force has been organized to explore options with our first meeting Friday 4/30 via zoom. We will review the member survey and look to meet the desires of our members. Please email our President Elect Judy Parker to join us at email

 

The entire board is grateful for your support and flexibility during this extraordinary year. We know it has been difficult, and are so impressed with the ingenuity and hardiness of our collective team. Thank you for your part to help make our community stronger.

 

With Much Gratitude,

Julie Gildred Connolly

NEWS ARCHIVES


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May, 2020

PRESS


2017
2017 Benefit Show News Release - News Release, January 20, 2107 by Judy Parker
2016
Giving Back Magazine - Article about the 2016 Benefit Show
Video of the class of 2017 tap dancers on KUSI - This link will open on the MADCAPS Facebook page.
Video of Father Joe Carroll - A thank you video from Father Joe Carroll to MADCAPS for their work at Father Joe’s Villages and St. Vincent de Paul.
Fox 5 Feature
Presidio Sentinel - February 2016 issue, page 13
The Peninsula Beacon
2015
Presidio Sentinel
The Beacon
2014
Peninsula Beacon Feb 2014
Presidio Sentinel Feb 2014
Giving Back San Diego Magazine March 2014