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August 29, 2003

The First Membership Meeting of the 2003-2004 season will be held on Friday, October 3, 2003

At 2:45 p.m. (Eastern Time) the Eastern, Central and Western Regions will be connected by telephonic hook-up so that members in all Regions may consider, in accordance with the Constitution and By-Laws, the National Council's rejection of a proposed amendment to those By-Laws, which was made by 30 members in good standing. At that time, the membership shall have the authority to adopt or amend and adopt the proposed amendment by a two-thirds vote of the members in good standing voting at said meeting.

Time will be set aside at each Regional Membership Meeting on October 3, 2003 for discussion of the changes to the Equity Health Plan. This will take place at 3:30 p.m. Eastern Time, 2:30 Central Time and 12:30 p.m. Western Time

The EASTERN REGIONAL MEETING

The Eastern Regional Meeting will convene at 2 p.m. in the Council Room (14th Floor) of the Equity Building, 165 West 46th Street, New York City.

The agenda will also include:

  • Presentation of the Paul Robeson Citation.
  • SPECIAL ORDER OF BUSINESS to solicit suggestions for the URTA (University Resident Theatre Association) Contract, which expires on February 29, 2004.
  • Membership Discussion Period in accordance with the By-Laws.

A Sign Interpreter will be present on request. Equity's TDD telephone number (Telecommunications Device for the Deaf) is (212) 302-4306.

The CENTRAL REGIONAL MEETING

The Central Regional Meeting will begin at 1 p.m. in the New Member Center, Suite 1522 (15th Floor) of 125 S. Clark Street, Chicago, Illinois

The agenda will also include:

  • SPECIAL ORDER OF BUSINESS to solicit suggestions for the CAT (Chicago Area Theatre) Contract, which expires on February 29, 2004.
  • SPECIAL ORDER OF BUSINESS to solicit suggestions for the URTA (University Resident Theatre Association) Contract, which expires on February 29, 2004.
  • Membership Discussion Period in accordance with the By-Laws.
  • Open House for the membership to celebrate the opening of the New Central Region Member Center.

All members need to have a photo ID to enter the building.

WESTERN REGIONAL MEETING

The Western Regional Meeting will convene at 11 a.m. in the Bellamy Board Room at Equity's Offices, 5757 Wilshire Blvd., Promenade Suite One, Los Angeles, California

The agenda will also include:

  • Presentation of the Lucy Jordan Recognition Award.
  • SPECIAL ORDER OF BUSINESS to solicit suggestions for the URTA (University Resident Theatre Association) Contract, which expires on February 29, 2004.
  • Membership Discussion Period in accordance with the By-Laws.

Future Membership Meetings will be held on Friday, January 9 and April 9, 2004.


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