Board Meeting Minutes: 5/18/20
USITT Ohio – Valley Section
Board Meeting Minutes
5 / 18 / 20, 2:00pm
Kathleen DeVault, Steve Pauna, Karen Glass, Paul Sanow, Miriam Patterson,
David Glowacki, Caleb Stroman, John Seaman, Sarah Russell, Marly Wooster
(Guests): Richard Witt & David Castellano. They will be on site coordinators for the
national conference in Columbus, Ohio.
Little action has occurred since last report.
$23, 970. 84 resources
$1003.00 deficit for the year
JUNE 30: year ends. Submit any reimbursement requests. (Year is July 1 – June 30).
ELECTIONS: These positions are up for election. Board voted to have an extended election.
Vice Chair of Operations
Ken Clothier and Paul Sanow positions
NATIONAL CONFERENCE – Columbus, Ohio – Submit Programming Proposals
Film Commission Hannah Beekler, Lawrence & Lee Archives, KSU Fashion Museum
Dennison University: New facility, possibility of tours, talk with architects
Karen will put out a brief note and also solicit volunteers
Kathe will e-mail Richard and David about Dennison possibilities
Scenic Solutions Co.: Wants to do a hands - on activity
Shadow Box: Possible resources
Gaitano Award: Compile a list
Stephen Anderson, retiring from CATCO
Can also be a company
Keep the vote for the board
MEMBERSHIP REPORT (131 Members)
*The board voted to extend memberships for a year, due to the current societal situations. If membership is running out for fall, they can remain. If we do not know them (name), they will need to pay the non member rate at the fall conference.
Nothing new to report at this time.
Future Activities and Events: The board discussed the idea to have board members take on various duties to facilitate (committees).
OHIO – VALLEY SECTION ARCHIVE PROJECT
Suggested by John Seaman
Kim Kragie has many documents from Paul Vincent’s career.
With these, and other documents provided by board members, create an archive of the section.
We can send materials to the national office.
Kathe will take the materials and archive them.
TRAVEL AWARD COMMITTEE
One awarded and did get money from John Seaman. Since we did not have the national conference this year, it can stay in place as long as there is an obligation to attend the conference in Columbus.
We can give 3 awards.
FALL CONFERENCE – Playhouse Square, Cleveland
Still figuring out.
We will have a separate meeting with Elynmarie Kazel before membership meeting.
May have to have some more meetings this summer as we get Governor’s statements.
BY LAWS: We need a membership meeting since it did not happen at national.
They are at Cal. U. Pennsylvania
Sabrina was going to take them to national.
We have two big cases.
There is no requirement that the work has to be realized.
You cannot submit a work twice. If it is realized you can’t submit it again.
If it is digital, do a Power Point presentation of the work.
OHIO STATE THEATRE UPDATE
Drake is being torn down
They will be without a “home” for a while
Compiled by Kathleen DeVault