NYTOS Year-End Appeal
Dear NYTOS Members & Friends,
Well, 2021 is nearly over and we at NYTOS want to thank you for your support to NYTOS during these difficult and frustrating times. We have all learned new and different ways to keep in touch and keep up with our favorite activities. While in-person activities have been mostly on hold, we have continued moving along with our projects in expanding knowledge and investment into new areas for theatre organ use. However, with the loss of our in-person events and activities which provided for opportunities to raise donations for our mission, this year’s year-end appeal is more important than ever.
We are getting back into the swing of things! We have held a few musical events in upstate New York now in Poughkeepsie, Pine Plains, and Kingston and we have more events in planning for next year. For the immediate moment, right now you can find our travelling Allen organ with a multitude of musicians playing over 40 hours of organ and other complimentary music in the Poughkeepsie Galleria Mall starting December 19 through December 23. Due to the increasing popularity of having the touring organ playing Christmas music for the shoppers, this year NYTOS has been given “center stage” in the Poughkeepsie Galleria and we will be in the center court on the first floor. Please come find us there while doing your holiday shopping!
Some accomplishments in 2021 included:
We held a virtual member meet-up! While attendance was low at that online event, we had fun.
We installed an Allen T321QSP42-Rank Renaissance Quantum “Unit Orchestra” Theatre Organ at The Stissing Center in Pine Plains, NY and held our inaugural performance a month later.
NYTOS continues to publish and mail The Horseshoe newsletter quarterly for all members.
Work to maintain our theatre organs in venues across the region continues as we begin to regain access.
As you know, NYTOS has the established mission of furthering the appreciation, preservation, and use of the theatre organ. As part of this mission, we are outlining several projects and events for 2022. Your financial support will help us maintain what we have and provide the opportunity to present more events to our members and the public. The NYTOS Board of Directors are diligent at making sound, logical financial decisions that support the NYTOS mission and is planning program improvements.
We are also moving in new directions to actively obtain grants from corporations, trusts, foundations, and other major financial entities to continue and improve our mission with a secure financial future. This, along with your donations, will help us continue moving forward.
Did you know that may corporations provide matching-funds grants for employee donations to not for profit organizations? Please check with your management and/or human resources at your employer to find out how to engage their matching-funds donation program which can increase the size and power of your donation.
Thank you for your financial support to keep the theatre organ alive!
Your NYTOS Board of Directors