Your new ATOS Officers:
CHAIRMAN - TAYLOR TRIMBY
VICE CHAIRMAN - DAVID M. FINKEL
SECRETARY - LUKE STAISIUNAS
TREASURER - DAVID CALENDINE
From the Chairman
It is quite an honor to be elected as Chairman of the Board of the American Theatre Organ Society. I would like to thank Tedde Gibson for his time as the Chairman and I appreciate all his efforts to get us through the past two years. We have dealt with several financial issues, but under his Chairmanship, we now have a budget and our finances in order.
I would like to welcome our three new board members, Rosemary Bailey, Shawn Kenney, and William Webber. Each will bring a new perspective to the board as they will help us set and meet goals as we move forward. In order for ATOS to continue, we must look at those goals – both short and long term, prioritize each and determine a strategy.
One of the first tasks we need to investigate is to increase our dues. We have not had an increase in dues in many years. I have asked the Finance Committee to look into options and recommendations and present them to the board. All this information will be shared with the membership.
The 65th Annual ATOS Convention was a success. Over 325 people attended and despite some minor glitches here and there, all seemed to go well. Great to see old friends, talk about the things we all love, theatre organs, and meet some more of the wonderful people that are members of ATOS. The venues were fantastic, organs sounded fabulous, and the artists were at the top of their games. Order forms for the convention CD will be available soon.
I mention this whenever I write my message in the journal – and will continue: this is “our organization” and we want to hear from you. I had some great conversations at the convention and certainly appreciated hearing from everyone. But please – reach out to me, your chapter liaison, or anyone on the board.
Enjoy the remainder of the summer.
Chairman of the Board
December 4Hello everyone, The ATOS Board of Directors met on Tuesday, November 28th for our regularly scheduled monthly meeting. One of the topics on the agenda was to review and approve the financial reporting standards for ATOS. On the ATOS.ORG website, under the Organization tab and then ATOS Financials, you will see the latest reports for our organization. There are three reports. They are: 1... more
November 25The 2023 Chicago Convention CD is now available. All convention CDs that were ordered before Oct 27 ( convention & Website preorders) have been shipped. Orders after Oct 28 will be shipping by Nov 27th. If you want to order anything from the MarketPlace for delivery by the holidays, the order needs to be placed by Dec 7th to have a reasonable probability of delivery by then. We will be adding... more
August 12Students at the 2023 ATOS Summer Youth Adventure give end-of-week performances on the 3/25 Kimball-Wurlitzer theatre organ in Calvary Christian Assembly - Seattle, Washington. more
August 17We are pleased to announce the Board of Directors for the following year: Tedde Gibson, Chairman of the Board Taylor Trimby, Vice-Chairman of the Board Dave Calendine, Treasurer and Immediate Past Chairman Luke Staisiunas, Secretary Kevin Cartwright has resigned from the Board to focus on his work, and leadership in the Los Angeles Chapter. Ed Garcia, who received the next highest number of votes... more
August 3With over 700 votes returned, we am happy that over 40% of our membership engaged in the process of voting. Not many organizations can say that! Number of ballots cast – 704 Results (in alphabetical order): George Andersen – 508 Dave Calendine – 565 David M. Finkel – 504 Ed Garcia – 473 We did receive five votes that arrived with a late postmark. None of the results would have changed if those... more
July 22By Ken Double I had the privilege of being in the Chicago area and spending the better part of two days during the recent ATOS Summer Youth Adventure (the “SYA”). It is hard to believe that this event just celebrated its 10th Anniversary! This year’s crew included SYA director Jonas Nordwall; Donna Parker; Jelani Eddington; Martin Ellis and Chris Elliott. They were kept busy over a week-long... more
November 21It was an experiment that proved successful. After many years of the popular Summer Youth Adventure, once again ATOS was asked by the adult players among our members, “Hey, where’s our program like that?” more