From George McConnell
Chapin Rotary Club
Deborah Smith, Founding Executive Director of the Newberry Opera House and fellow Rotarian, spoke to the Chapin Rotary Club about the exciting new 2013-14 season.
Ms. Smith has spent most of her professional career involved in the creation and management of regional arts centers, most of which were historic theaters.
In 1994, she was aggressively recruited by a Newberry citizens committee to spearhead the Newberry Opera House renovation project. Their ambitious vision became her mission, and she has not looked back since.