The FORUM board continues to diligently work towards enhancing our programming and exploring ways to increase the available monies for acquisition of performance talent.

We have been very fortunate over the last few years to sell out our Playbill.  The majority of our membership was very complimentary and our sponsors were very happy with the quality of our Playbill and the attention it provided for their services.  We are very proud to report that all sponsors from last year’s playbill have renewed their support for our 78th season Playbill and we have added additional sponsorships.

Our Friends of the FORUM program was a rousing success once again last year and we intend to retain that program for our 78th season.  This program allows members to donate funds specifically designated for our talent budget in four giving levels; Angel at $1,000, Investor at $500, Producer at $250, and Director at $100.  Each member who donates has their name printed in the Playbill as recognition of their generosity in attracting talent for our performances.

Our formal review process with the Pinehurst Hotel continues to be extremely effective and we will continue to refine the coordination of activities for each performance to include the cocktail hour, dinner set up and menu feedback.

We have very high expectations for our 78th season and hope that you will choose to support the FORUM as a member and as a Friend of the FORUM.

 

Below are some changes and/or reminders you should be aware of as our new season begins:

 

  • Rather than our traditional mailing, we are pointing you to this web site.  It is an excellent source of information, and we recommend you save the link on your computer and visit it regularly. It contains event dates, entertainer bios, monthly menus, member information, contact information, guest policies, special instructions, and much more. http://www.pinehurstforum.org/
  • Please take special note that all deadlines have been advanced one day from 48 hours to 72 hours, i.e., by the close of business on Monday (5pm) prior to our Thursday events.
  • Our cocktail receptions will begin at 5:30 PM. Ballroom doors open at 6:30 PM, we urge you to be in your seats no later than 7:00 PM! This will allow us to serve your food while it is hot and begin our shows on time.
  • You can begin making your reservations for any event, anytime after the previous months performance has taken place, by calling Jo Ann Prentiss at (910) 235-8404 or emailing her at joann.prentiss@pinehurst.com   NO RESERVATIONS CAN BE ACCEPTED AFTER 5:00 ON THE MONDAY PRIOR TO OUR THURSDAY EVENTS.
  • If you wish to have seating with friends or neighbors, please let Jo Ann know when you make your reservations and she will work to accommodate your request.
  • Alternative menus are by 72-hour advance request. Please understand that the Forum dinners are a pre-determined catered event. If you have a dietary restriction due to medical reasons, please contact Jo Ann Prentiss and please limit your special request to medical/dietary requirements. The Resort is unable to accept personal meal preferences for large banquet events. Cost of dinner is $48.00 inclusive, plus any beverage charges at the bar. Members are responsible for full amount unless cancellation is made 72 hours in advance.
  • Forum members who are also members of The Pinehurst Resort will have their accounts billed for food and beverages. For non members of The Pinehurst Resort, there will be a one time $15.00 set-up fee in order to set them up for monthly billing for their food and beverage.
  • Because we will be fully booked this season, our guest policy of not confirming guest seats until 7 days before each event will be strictly enforced. Please review our guest policy on the Forum website.
  • Each member can now designate another person to attend any given performance as his or her individual replacement. In addition, there is no limitation on the number of times a member may designate a replacement. Name(s) must be sent 72 hours in advance. The member remains responsible for all charges incurred by the replacement.
  • All guests will be expected to abide by the same dress code and club rules as required of members. Gentlemen must wear a tuxedo and ladies must wear appropriate formal evening attire.