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Starting 2010

2010 promises to be a banner year for USITT, and we hope all our members will help us celebrate. The official Anniversary Party will conclude the 2010 Annual Conference on Saturday, April 3, so plan to be part of this great occasion. There is not an Awards Banquet planned for 2010, instead we’ll throw open the doors to a great celebration, open to all without charge.

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Louis Bradfield Retires

We congratulate Louis Bradfield who is retiring after more than 44 years as an IATSE 720 stagehand working on the Las Vegas strip. Mr. Bradfield, who became a USITT Fellow in 2009, has been a member of the organization since 1968, and is well-known for his work for both USITT and ESTA.

While Mr. Bradfield is stepping down as head electrician at the Jubilee Theatre at Bally’s, a position he has held for 36 years, he’s still going to be affiliated with Bally’s, doing special projects and development... and Jubiliee! is still the longest-running show on the Strip.

Those familiar with Mr. Bradfield’s ingenuity will not be surprised to learn that for Thanksgiving he devised a special “turkey hoister” powered by his ¼ horsepower Columbus McKinnon lift – or that the lift is the first one off the CM production line for that size.

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Voting Continues

All USITT members are urged to vote in the 2010 election cycle which is underway until February 10. Members are being asked to vote on a special referendum on the spelling of the organization’s name, and choose officers and Directors at Large. Click on this link for secure access to electronic balloting.

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2010 Grants Deadline January 12, 2010

There is still time to submit proposals for funding through the 2010 Grant Program. Applications should be completed and sumitted, along with supporting documentation, before the January 12, 2010 deadline. Information and applications are available here.

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Need Catering at the Conference?

USITT offers a wide variety of food and beverages for all types of events at the 2010 Annual Conference & Stage Expo. Catered functions are easy to arrange. Just contact Tracy Davis at the USITT office at 800-938-7488, extension 105, or e-mail She will provide menus and coordinate catering orders with Conference hotels and the Kansas City Convention and Entertainment Facilities.

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