Matthews Community Theatre Hosts MTA in April
MTA will meet on April 16, 1998 at 5:30pm. Our host will be Matthews Community Theatre. Please RSVP by April 10 by calling 845-2287 before 5:00pm. The show for this meeting will be Alone Together. The regional spotlight will be on Corporate Capers. Originally Theatre Charlotte was to have been our host in April, but as you will recall, due too casting problems at MCT, Theatre Charlotte exchanged dates with them in February.
Our guest for the April meeting will be Stan Campbell of the Alliance for a Better Charlotte. Mr. Campbell was our guest for our first meeting this year and has kindly agreed to return to bring us up to date on all things electoral since September. Also at this meeting we will hear from Janet Dalton-Dickinson on volunteerism.
Don't forget to send in your season info as soon as your decsions are final. Remember to send them in twice. Once to Keith Martin for inclusion in the conflict resolution data base and secondly to Tom Hollis for inclusion in the Callbord and to update your MTA web page.
It's that time of year to start thinking about our own elections at the June 23rd meeting at CP Summer Theatre. If you have any nominations, please pass them along to Nominations Committee Chair Susan Smith. MTA functions at the behest of its membership. The more active the membership the more effective the organization. Have your say! Nominate someone for an MTA office or step forth yourself!( See officer job description on page 2.)
C. Jane Johnson of Key Players has been recently appointed to the NC Arts Council Board of Directors. Way to go C. Jane!
Chair-person- Check mail weekly. Schedule meeting sites. Prepare meeting agendas.
Schedule Excom meetings. Vice-Chair-person- Schedule speakers for meetings. Schedule
regional spotlights for meetings. Secretary-Prepare and distribute meeting minutes.
Maintain mailing list. Prepare mailing labels. Organize telephone tree for each meeting,
Maintain organization archives. Treasurer-Prepare financial reports for each meeting.
Manage income and expenses. Control bank account(s). Send membership renewal invoices. At
Large-Represent constituent areas of MTA to board. (Nominations Ballot on page 3.)
The 49th Annual SETC was held in Birmingham,AL from March 11-15 at the Sheraton Hotel.
Next year's meeting with be the 50th Anniversary in Greensboro.
Since the publication of our last Callboard, Tom Vance has changed from running for Mecklenburg County Commission in District #6 to an At-Large seat. Anyone interested should contact him at 545-3581.
Dorothy Waterfill made a proposal for the Marketing Committee at the February meeting. Instead of a MTA brochure as had been originally proposed, the committee made the following suggestion: MTA members are encouraged to embrace the marketing opportunities currently available through the recently enhanced MTA Web page. This involves two steps: ¥ Increased participation by MTA members in the Web Site (getting your organization's details to Tom Hollis on a regular basis). Every MTA member can post such information as : your season, mission statement, seating chart, map/directions to your performance venue, ticket prices, performance photos, box office number and administrative phone and fax numbers. The Web site could even provide opportunities for people to e-mail you. ¥ Aggressive marketing of the MTA site as the destination for information about theatre in our area. Activities would include every MTA member committing to listing the MTA Web address in all brochures and programs. In addition, we would explore other ways to publicize the address and identify other links that will make it easy for people to visit the MTA site. If your organization has a Web page, it can be linked to the MTA site. We would also pursue such possibilities as having the address listed in newspaper, magazine and newsletter arts/theatre sections.
The NCTC central office in Raleigh is now on-line. Email for information, questions or concerns to: NCTC@interpath.com.
Stage One has a new web site. As part of the Open Studio program at Charlotte's Web, George Gray has created a new web site for Stage One. Check it out at www.charweb.org/arts/open/stageone.
At the February meeting a proposal was made to start a Prop Swap Book for MTA members. The members present voted to go ahead with the project as a benefit for MTA membership. Plans are still up in the air as to the "Book's" actual form. One suggestion is a page of available items on the MTA web page. Another is an actual "hard" booklet that could be distributed to members for easy reference. Got a preference? Got a prop you want to share? Let a MTA Officer know and we'll get this exciting new MTA project off to a rousing start.
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