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    Posted February 17, 2009

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Denver Annual Meeting 2009

On Saturday, January 24, 2009 the Denver Area Liaison Committee hosted their regional Annual Membership Meeting at the Aurora Fox Arts Center. Western Regional Director Mary Lou Westerfield was on hand to oversee the meeting. Ms. Westerfield also attended a Producer's Reception hosted by the committee on the eve of the membership meeting held at the Arvada Center for the Performing Arts.

Liaison Chair Lindsey Hanahan started the meeting by welcoming the members new to the union and those attending their first meeting. She gave a brief recap of the year's events and activities including AEA sponsorship of the local Henry Awards and the success of the VA Initiative. Mary Lou updated the group on national news and the "state of the union" at this critical time.

Elections were held to fill openings on the Liaison Committee. Joining current members Drew Frady, Lindsey Hanahan, Valerie Hill, Susan Long and Heather Rubald are Paul Dwyer and Marcus Waterman (both returning to the Liaison Committee), former Action Subcommittee member Catherine di Bella, and one of the newer local members Brian Merz Hutchinson.

Sharon Kay White returns on the Action Subcommittee and is joined by new member Stuart Barr, Chaz Grundy, Billie McBride, Anne Oberbroekling, and Erin Joy Swank.

Open discussion started with Lindsey sharing her goal of doing Denver's first Member Project Code this year, and Drew leading a conversation about the viability of continuing the VA Initiative in 2009-10. Other subjects covered included the importance of encouraging young actors to make union membership a goal, Erin Joy Swank sharing information about the local professional stage managers organization, and spreading the word about using the How to Hire Me sheet at smaller local theaters.

For more on the meeting and other happenings in Denver, please email lindseynyc@juno.com to join Denver's local AEA email list.


Denver Area Liaison Membership Meeting at Aurora Fox Arts Center





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