Congrats on the new position!
My school requires that we meet once a month and my students are very involved in just about everything, so we stick to that. Our meetings vary month to month. In August, I have a planning meeting with my executive board, and we try to figure out one activity a month for the club. September is usually extending those ideas to the whole club at our first big meeting. We update points from the summer and get the new inductees started on points sheets. Lay out the plan for the year. And then play games.I let my officers plan the year. In the past, we have done a musical movie night, gone on field trips, gone to see shows together, had Christmas community fundraiser shows, done a 24 hour play-fest, behind the scenes tour at our big theater downtown. Let the students plan the year. They always come up with fun, theater-related activities.Good luck!
At our thespian meetings the officers also run it. We discuss troop business both old and new and then break into committees. We also talk about competition and other items that are upcoming such as shows; however, we start planning things like end of year trips, induction ceremony ideas, etc.
We have an outreach committee that is separated into those that want to work with a local elementary school program and those who want to reach out to a high school program in our area that we have partnered with.
We are currently forming a committee again this year to find ways to encourage participation at our own school.We also have a tech committee that identifies any needs for tech help or equipment. This group typically helps with set design and builds for shows.