Many thanks to all of you who took the time to cast your ballot for the 2011 Directors Slate. A big round of applause to Dr John Kiesendahl, chair of the Nominations/Elections Committee and Lowell Angell, Ed Kelsey and Dr Tom DuBuque who assisted.
An unusually high total of 197 ballots were received (if this still seems like a low percentage, did you remember to vote?) by the deadline.
With a 96% approval vote, we welcome three new directors and welcome back a returning director:
New Directors are Dave Syfczak, Phil Sheridan, Konrad Schiecke and returning to the board is Joe Masher.
Dave is a long time member of THS and an active supporter and protector of the Uptown Theatre in Chicago. He also lends his time and energy to the Portage and Central Park Theatres.
Konrad has been an active archive volunteer for many years and has published two books on Illinois and Wisconsin movie theaters. A third book will be out shortly. (Konrad and Dave both live in the Chicagoland area and we are looking to them to organize some fun member activities in the months to come!)
Phil has been a THS member for more than two decades and developed his love of movie palaces at the age of 5 after a visit to the Roxy in New York City. He assisted with the 2006 Boston Conclave and currently lives in Columbus OH.
Joe makes his home in Norwalk CT and is currently COO of Bow Tie Cinemas, a New England based theater chain. He has a tremendous knowledge of theaters throughout the Northeast and keeps tabs on the historic and modern theaters as well.
These four gentlemen will be formally installed as Directors at the Summer Board Meeting in Grand Rapids, Michigan on Tuesday, June 21st. Their contact information will be posted on our THS website shortly after July 1.
Please join me in welcoming them as stewards and guardians of Theatre Historical Society and now…. we’ll put them to work!