BOARD MEETING MINUTES 5/11/21

USITT Ohio Valley Section

Board Meeting Minutes

Submitted by Steven Pauna


May 11, 2021

Via Zoom

MEETING CALLED TO ORDER 3:03PM


Kathe DeVault, Ken Clothier, Sarah Russell, Caila Yates, Miriam Patterson, Karen Glass,

John Seaman, Sabrina Hykes, Marly Wooster, Elynmarie Kazle, Dave Glowacki,

Ronnie Chamberlain, Caleb Stroman and Steve Pauna.



TREASURER REPORT


$23,612.54 Current holdings

($452. 30) Deficit


Fall Conference: $7000.00 spent, $6424 brought in.


$264 Income from membership


ELECTIONS COMING UP


SECRETARY

VICE CHAIR OF COMMUNICATIONS

VICE CHAIR OF SPECIAL PROJECTS


Note:

Steve Pauna, Ken Clothier and Karen Glass will not be seeking re election.

Marley will run for office again.

For Secretary, Steve P. nominates Mr. Alex Barnhart, who is interested in the position.


PROGRAMING REPORT


NATIONAL COLLABORATORS CONF. 500+ attendees

12 educational institutions

75 panelists

20 international attendees

FALL CONFERENCE THIS YEAR


- “Smaller”, meaning regular size

-Pre-register for sessions to control room occupancy

-OCTOBER 9TH: Ohio Northern U. in Ada.

-Have an online component as well



COMMUNICATIONS REPORT


WEBSITE is functional and there has been some “traffic.”

The one year extended memberships will expire soon.


BOARD: get the word out and have people go the site and add to mailing list.

They do not have to be members.


We need to rebuild our mailing list.


SPECIAL PROJECTS


ARCHIVE PROJECT: John got some boxes from Kim’s office. They are in storage and safe.

John suggests we set up a small committee to decide how to set up the mailing list.


USITT NATIONAL


BALTIMORE CONFERENCE: March 2-5 2022

ST. LOUIS CONFERENCE March 13-17 2023

COLUMBUS 2024 – 2025?


TRAVEL AWARD


3@ $750 each.


EZEKIEL AWARDS


Decided to offer it online

Have an audio component

We would like to have it decided earlier so board members aren’t doing the judging at the conference.


DEI INITIATIVES


Kathe is looking into shortened training for the board.

For members, we pay


OSHA 10 TRAINING POSSIBILITIES


It could be in person, online or hybrid.

But Dave must get permission from OSHA to offer it online.

Dave needs to know 1) When it is happening and 2) Size of the class in order to move forward.


GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING


Use the next two weeks to add nominations.

Have the meeting after the elections.

Need to have the meeting before JUNE 30th according to by laws (yearly non fiscal calendar).


MEETING ADJOURNED AT 4:07 PM (relatively shorter meeting this time)


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