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News about ATOS and the world of Theatre Organ internationally.
Vice-Chairman Tedde Gibson is seeking nominations for the various awards that are presented each year at the annual convention, which will be held virtually this year. Here is the information regarding the various awards, and how to nominate members for them:
REMEMBER CONVENTIONS? THEY’RE COMING BACK!
A Message from the ATOS Board of Directors, and
Convention Planning Coordinator Mike Kinerk
The American Theatre Organ Society announces its call for nominations to fill three (3) positions on the ATOS Board of Directors for three-year terms (2021-2024).
That’s a question I’m hearing more and more, which is very frustrating. To help out with the explanations of what we face, I’ve corralled Journal Editor Mike Bryant to fill in some of the blanks. His contributions are in italics. (He also suggested “Postal Service: Oxymoron?” as the headline: I didn’t take him up on that.)
With the current pandemic making it not possible to have a convention this year, our annual Membership Meeting is going to be a virtual event taking place with Zoom. The meeting will have the following items as part of the agenda:
American Theatre Organ Society Announces
2020 Awards of Distinction Winners
Michael Fellenzer, Endowment Chair, announces the endowment fund grants for this year:
- Dairyland Chapter, $13,870, Geneva Restoration Phase I
- Bluegrass Chapter, $15,500, Restoration of Regulators, Trunks and Equalizers, KY Wurlitzer
- Ironwood Theatre, $2,000, General repair organ
Congratulations to these organizations!
At their July 24 board meeting, the Board of Directors filled a long-standing vacant board position with Ed Garcia, who was next in line with the number of votes after the recent election. Welcome Ed to the ATOS Board of Directors.
Due to the current Covid crisis, Jonas Nordwall has announced that the Fall Adult Adventure learning experience has been postponed until the current situation improves. It was originally scheduled to take place over the weekend of October 9 through 11 in Maryland, at the fantastic Wurlitzer residence installations of Jack and Mildred Hardman, and Richard Kline.