At the monthly meeting of Union Street Players, this past Monday, it was announced that at least four of the seven members of the USP Board of Directors will not be returning for 2015-2016. Board President, Tom Vander Well and Treasurer, Wendy Vander Well, have decided to step aside after a decade of service. Tom has been USP President since 2005 and Wendy has continuously served on the Board of Directors since 2004. She moved from an At-Large position to become USP Treasurer in 2007. Board Secretary, Anne McCullough Kelly, and At-Large Board Member, Mat Kelly, are also taking a year off from their positions. Anne has been USP Secretary since 2007 and Mat has been an At-Large Board member since 2010.
USP Board Members are elected by our group’s members each year at the August meeting (our fiscal year starts September 1). This year’s annual USP picnic and group elections will be held at West Market Park on August 10th at 6:00 p.m. in the north shelter house. We will collect annual $10 membership fees for the 2015-2016 year. It’s not necessary to be a member or to become a member to attend the picnic/meeting! Any member can run for a position the Board, but only members can be nominated and only members can vote. If anyone wishes to be run for a Board position, please contact Board Secretary Anne McCullough Kelly (firstname.lastname@example.org). Union Street Payers is a community group and everyone is invited to attend the picnic and meeting whether you are a member or not. The picnic is a potluck. Everyone is asked to bring a main dish and a side dish to share. USP will provide table settings and water.
After dinner there will be a very short meeting. We will take final nominations for Board positions and hold elections. The President will give a brief recap of the year. Shows for the 2015-2016 season will be announced. The Board of Directors will announce this year’s inductee(s) into the USP Walk of Fame (Awards Night is coming October 3rd!).
USP Annual Meeting and Picnic
When: August 10, 2015 at 6:00 p.m.
Where: West Market Park at the North Shelter House
What to bring: A main dish and side dish to share (and a drink if you want other than water)
What will be provided: plates, cups, silverware, napkins, water to drink, good conversation, FUN!