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Golf Tourney Cancelled

Some things just take a bit more time to pull together than others, as the organizers of the first USITT Golf Tournament planned for Houston, Texas have discovered. Travis DeCastro, a committee member, noted that while support was strong, a late start meant the event did not come together as smoothly as most of the group's productions.

"Rather than have our members disappointed, the committee decided to hold off and see what our options are in future years," Mr. DeCastro said. "Finding a golf course with tee times that fit around our other Conference activities, and one willing to give refunds for inclement weather, was a severe challenge."

Committee members Nate Otto, Carolyn Satter, Buddy Combs, and Mr. DeCastro would love to hear from members who would like to assist in their golf efforts as they get a head start on analyzing the possibilities for 2009 and beyond.

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Syracuse Site of Meetings

The 21st Century Task Force met in the Institute's new Syracuse, New York offices in January. There was a great group meeting McCarthy Arts Consulting representatives, including President Sylvia Hillyard Pannell, Task Force Chair Bill Byrnes, Task Force Members Carol Carrigan, Larry Hill, Travis DeCastro, Carl Lefko, Lea Asbell Swanger, Tom Young, and guests Bobbi Owen, Helen Willard, John Uthoff, Dan Denhart, Sandy Bonds, and Patricia Dennis, who was also in town certifying the 2008 USITT elections.

Several members of USITT's Finance Committee also met in Syracuse, to review and discuss preparation of the upcoming 2008-2009 fiscal year's budget.

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Other Visitors

Rick Stephens, USITT Archivist, is becoming a regular feature of the new USITT offices. He now has his own coffee cup ready for his next visit. Mr. Stephens was in Syracuse at the same time as the Task Force and Finance Committee members, and took that opportunity to explore options for permanent housing of the Institute's history.

Although he missed all the out of town guests, we were glad to give Karel Blakeley a complete tour of the new facility. Mr. Blakeley was acquainted with the former office so was quite impressed with the improved conditions in the Connective Corridor location.

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