Rose Brand has graciously offered it's offices for a Executive Board and General meeting of the newly revived New York Area Section. Their offices are located at 75 Ninth Ave., NY. A map is available on their website - www.rosebrand.com.

The Executive Board will be meeting at 4:30, with the General meeting to be held from 6 to 8 PM. Food and drink will be catered by a local deli.

The purpose of this meeting is to introduce the new Board and give the membership input into the direction this Section should go. We'll need: volunteers for the various committees; suggetions for symposiums, programs and meetings; nominations for at-large Board members; and all the usual housekeeeping things that a growing organization needs. The Section needs people to put in the time needed to make it work and grow. If you are at all interested in seeing this organization succeed, then come to this meeting and lend a hand.

We need people interested in working on committees such as: Architecture, Engineering, Presentation, Membership, Communications, etc. Or perhaps you have an interest and an idea for something this Section can do help/educate/represent the membership. We welcome your suggestions.

Membership in the New York Section is separate from membership in the national USITT organization. We are an independent corporation operating under the umbrella of the national Institute. A fee structure for membership dues will be finalized at the Executive Board meeting, and collected during the General Meeting. Student Membership will be $10, Individual/Professional - $25, Sustaining/Contributing - T.B.D.

So come to the meeting with ideas and suggestions and be prepared to spend a couple of hours with others of us that share an interest in Technical Theatre. Schmooze with old friends and new. Hear the latest gossip. Come hungry and enjoy a free lunch! Oh, and by the way, bring your checkbook to pay for dues (there is no free lunch!).

RSVP to richw@unionconnector.com.