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Issue: #13 IN THIS ISSUE Save the Date for the July SAGAFTRA Conservatory! New Member Orientation Reserving the KMRC Audio and Video Suites SAG-AFTRA Chicago Staff Directory Tips for a Union-Made Wedding Holiday Schedule

June 24, 2013

Save the Date

July SAG-AFTRA Conservatory! 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. Monday, July 15 KMRC 1 E. Erie, Suite 660 Chicago, IL 60611

LET'S GET SOCIAL Learn expert social media tips to showcase your skills. (Details below.)

Save the Date for the July SAG-AFTRA Conservatory! 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. Monday, July 15 KMRC 1 E. Erie, Suite 660 Chicago, IL 60611 LET'S GET SOCIAL Learn expert social media tips to showcase your skills. In 90 minutes, you can go from powerless to powerhouse. This workshop will transform your knowledge and confidence. You'll learn how and why performers benefit by developing social media skills and networking. Among the scheduled guests: Mana Ionescu, President of Lightspan Digital Tim Dadabo, SAG-AFTRA actor/performer, voice talent, social media junkie Thom Johnson, SAG-AFTRA broadcaster, Director of Business Development (Chicago's city treasurer's office) Please RSVP to Kathy Byrne at Work the perk! LET'S GET SOCIAL - like all SAG-AFTRA Conservatory and KMRC programming - is a benefit of your union membership and offered to all SAG-AFTRA members in good standing. Please bring your paid-up membership card.

New Member Orientation, Noon, Tuesday, July 16 New members represent the future for SAG-AFTRA. The stronger they are, the stronger our union and all members are. The goal of the New Members Subcommittee of SAG-AFTRA Chicago's Community Outreach, Community Organizing (COCO) committee is to educate, engage and empower professional actors from the moment they become union members. The new member orientation event is only one part of that process. Topics covered include every step involved in the union experience - from initiation fees and the dues structure to the correct way to execute member reports and contracts. Other areas include agents and commissions, casting directors, resolving claims, health coverage, set demeanor, committees, staff and a variety of other member benefits. New member orientations are not just for new members! Whether you joined yesterday or 20 years ago, all members in good standing are welcome. Plan now to attend the next new membership orientation and stay informed. The next orientation is at noon Tuesday, July 16. Please call Natasha Beals at the SAG-AFTRA Chicago office, (312) 573-8081 ext. 712, or email Natasha at to reserve your spot.

Reserving the KMRC Audio and Video Suites Just a reminder: Please contact Kathy Byrne at the SAG-AFTRA office, (312) 573-8081 ext. 508 or to reserve the KMRC Video Suite or Audio Suite. It is best to book a time in advance. Call or email Kathy with a date and time to make your reservation. If you have not been trained on the new equipment, please attend the orientation offered on Wednesday nights, 5:30 p.m. - 9 p.m. for training.

SAG-AFTRA Chicago Staff Directory Eric Chaudron, Executive Director Main number: (312) 573-8081 Christine Czernecki - ext 502 Assistant to Executive Director Eric Chaudron, governance Paula Weinbaum - ext 548 Broadcast Kathy Nelsen - ext 541 Natasha Beals - ext 712 Membership, work calls Kathy Byrne - ext 508 Jolene Jones - ext 507 TV/Theatrical, KMRC Audio and Video suite reservations Jamie Marchi - ext 540 Sean Hennessy - ext 549 Commercial, Co-Ed, New Media Linda Swenson - ext 545 Communications

Tips for a Union-Made Wedding With June kicking off the summer wedding season, here are ways to support fellow union workers and newlyweds when selecting wedding gifts, flowers, wines and more. Wedding Flowers Save 20 percent off wedding and reception flowers with your Union Plus Flower Discount from Teleflora. Reception Bar Look for these labels to stock your reception bar with wines produced by United Farmworkers: Chateau Ste. Michelle Columbia Crest St. Supery Dollarhide Ranch Scheid Vineyards Inc. Balletto Charles Krug C.K. Mondavi Gallo of Sonoma Papagni Fruit Company Text WINE or BEER to 22555 to get a list of union-made wine or beer sent to your phone. Wedding Gifts Give the newlyweds gifts for their first home made by these unionized manufacturers: All-Clad (USW) Anchor Hocking (GMP) Claus Kitchen Knives & Lawn and Garden Tools (UAW) Corelle Dishware (USW) Cutco Cutlery (USW) Electrolux vacuums (IAM) Fiestaware (GMP) Homer Laughlin (GMP) Libbey Glassware (GMP) Picuzzi photo books, canvas images (GCIU) For more union-friendly wedding tips, please visit Union Plus online. Holiday Schedule for Office and KMRC SAG-AFTRA Chicago will be open until 5 p.m. and the KMRC will be open until 9 p.m. on Wednesday July 3. The office and KMRC will be closed on Thursday, July 4 and Friday, July 5, 2013.

The Activator 6 24 2013  

The Official Newsletter of the Chicago Local