August, 2016 Issue

From the Chair...
NBS Fall Conference Sept 16-17




NBS Bylaws Changes- Voting at Fall Conference
NBS Board of Directors Meeting
Newsletter Archive Links
 Time to Renew Your Membership?


Productions Around the Region
Student Scholarships to attend National Conference



• Member Renewal Form
• Mission & Information

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Advertising space in the NBS Newsletter is a benefit when joining NBS with a Contributing Membership. When you join or renew, choose the Contributing membership category on your member form and the section Treasurer and Vice-Chair for Publications will work with you to get your AD in the publication.

NBS Bylaws Changes

    USITT is addressing the issue of how Sections now relate to National.  Most Sections were formed in the 1970s when there were few issues of corporate liability for USITT and the Institute was much smaller.  There were few income/expense payments other than immediate bill payments.  Over the years since, USITT has gained status, growth in membership, a significant corporate structure, several endowed Funds, an annual income of $2M plus, and a corporate liability for its subset, the chartered sections.  After several conversations regarding two possibilities for realignment with National, NBS determined that we would be best served by signing an Affiliate Agreement.  This is actually what we are now informally and it gives us a plus by getting the Section under National’s liability insurance for events we hold in the Section.  A few years ago for our Fall Conference held at Trollwood Performing Arts School in Moorhead, MN, it cost the Section $500 to carry insurance in order for us to be able to use the site.  This was unexpected but made us cautious about future commitments of this type.
    In order to achieve the new relationship, it is necessary for us to tweak our section Bylaws, sign the Agreement, and pay National $75 a year for our part of the insurance.  We will also have to send a yearly financial statement for USITT to include in their corporate income tax statements.  We will vote on By-Laws changes at the September Fall Conference at Hamline University on September 16.  These changes are detailed in this newsletter HERE. If you would like to see a copy of the proposed Affiliate Agreement language, please contact the Treasurer.

Northern Boundary Section 
September 16-17

The annual Fall Conference is scheduled for September 16 and 17 and will be hosted at Hamline University, St. Paul, Minnesota. Details for the Fall Conference are HERE.

Join us Friday evening, Saturday morning and afternoon for a weekend of theater sessions and activities at Hamline. The Conference will include the "Cover the Walls" design exhibit featuring student design, production and technology projects (three national conference registrations will be awarded), Shakespearean Production Design Display (see more), membership meeting, and conference sessions through the day on Saturday.


USITT Northern Boundary Section FALL CONFERENCE




Hamline University, St. Paul, MN     

September 16-17, 2016


USITT Northern Boundary Section
Board of Director's Meeting

The USITT NBS Board of Directors met in Brandon, South Dakota for a summer meeting on July 14th. The minutes from that meeting can be viewed HERE. Contact Chairperson Corey Shelsta with any questions you might have.

Treasurer's Report- June, 2015 to June, 2016


USITT National Conference
March 8-11,  2017.   St. Louis, Missouri  
Information and Highlights                 


Time to Renew Your Membership!?

For most of us, it is time to renew our annual membership in USITT Northern Boundary Section. The annual renewal date is typically September of each year. The renewal form is located in this newsletter. Click here to access the renewal form. Contact the section treasurer if you are unsure about your renewal status (contact info on Section officer page- "Who's Minding the Store?")

Archive issues of NBS News

Looking for a past issue of the section newsletter? Here are the links:

March, 2009 May, 2009 August, 2009

Dec, 2009

March, 2010 May, 2010 August, 2010 Dec, 2010
March, 2011 May, 2011 August, 2011 Dec, 2011
March, 2012  May, 2012 August, 2012 Dec, 2012
March, 2013 May, 2013 August, 2013 Dec, 2013
March, 2014 May, 2014 August, 2014 Dec, 2014
March, 2015 May, 2015 August, 2015 Dec, 2015
March, 2016      


Northern Boundary Section Facebook Site


As a reminder there is a Facebook Group "USITT Northern Boundary Section". The url is below:
If people want to do a group search they will find it. The group is set so that any member can post to the group so it is open to everyone in the region.

NBS Web Site

Corey Shelsta from SDSU is our webmaster and our site is located at Corey's contact information is located on the section officers page