LAST CALL: I am extending the deadline to respond to me only if you will be attending our union's "Take Your Seat" Plaque Unveiling and Reception on the flyer Carol attached below. I need to submit a final headcount to Boch Center Management by Thursday morning.
During winter shows, our theaters collect for various charities. During the winter of 2016, there was no show performed at the holidays scheduled at the Wang. Around that time, the seats that had been in the theater were scheduled to be replaced with new ones. Collections happened years ago for some long time ushers who passed on for seat armrest plaques. I was approached by many ushers who inquired what was going to happen to replace those plaques. Many of the plaques were so worn down you could no longer make out the names. We decided to have a collection from Jan 1 through Jun 30, 2017 at Gene's and Michael's party and after to collect for three seat plaques for the new seats.
I also thought this is a great way to celebrate us as a union and since my time of taking office in July 2015. Many changes have occurred since then and we are in a good place, financially and in member count. Many of the Opera House ushers started at the Wang and some work there occasionally still, when the OH is dark. I thought this campaign would be a nice tie-in to honor those ushers gone before us and those presently in our midst. Whether you were able to donate money to this TYS campaign or no doesn't matter. We are one body as one union and your presence at our reception is most wanted and requested. If you know someone who does not have computer access, have them call me or let me know on their behalf. I need names. This is a Members Only party.
Sincerely, from myself and on behalf of the rest of the Executive Board. Please come!