New Board Members, Actors Happy Hour, Cre8Con, and more.

Dear APP-NW Members,
First, I am thrilled to announce that Monique Fleming and Augustina Elizabeth have volunteered to join the APP-NW Board. They join PK Glazer, Co-Chair; Yolanda Porter, Director/Communications; Linda Gross; and Suzanne Owens-Duval.  Our Advisory Board remains Chrisse RoccaroHarold Phillips and Michele Mariana.  Thank you ALL for your participation.
We have decided not to hold an AHH! this Third Thursday of September for the simple reason that our “Club House” MADSONS has closed permanently.  We are looking for another informal venue to hold our Third Thursday AHH!s. Presently we are looking at ROGUE HALL & ALES on the Park Blocks and the DOUBLE BARREL TAVERN on SE Division & SE 20th.  If anyone has further ideas of a venue that can offer a segregated back room or separate area to meet; Happy Hour prices until 7:00pm and, hopefully, inexpensive food – please contact me or PK Glazer
We will prevail! Put “Third Thursday” AHH! dates in your calendar: October 19November 16 and our Holiday Gathering December 14.  (Second Thursday, but who’s counting!)
Please take advantage of APP-NW’s 20% discount for the upcoming Portland Creative Conference ‘Cre8Con‘,  Friday, September 29.  Visit and register by clicking on “Enter Promotional Code” and type in APPNW.  The discounted ticket price will display below that.  Any registration will benefit APP-NW’s empty coffers, as we will receive a small portion of the ticket price. A good deal for everyone! The key-note speakers include Award-winning Native American actor Wes Studi, comic book writer David Walker and author/film critic Shawn Levy.
Talking of depleted coffers, please consider a small donation to APP-NW.  We are striving to keep the organization membership dues free and we will feature you on our website.  $5-10 you will be featured as Co-starring; $11-20 you will be Guest Starring and $21+ would will be Starring!   Either visit our website or our Facebook page <App-Nw Alliance of Professional Performers – NW> and click on the DONATE button.
Lastly, our congratulations go to of our Advisory Board members for their elevation to the SAG-AFTRA Portland Local Board. Harold Phillips becomes Secretary & Convention Delegate and Chrisse Roccaro becomes Board Member & Convention Delegate.  Our thanks also go to our Advisory Board member Michele Mariana, who steps down as an officer of the SAG-AFTRA Portland Local Board, after many years of loyal and expert service. While maintaining our independence as an organization that represents both SAG-AFTRA members and not-union members, we look forward to working with our colleagues at SAG-AFTRA and to co-presenting events that are to our mutual benefit.
We also hope to have good news from our colleagues in the APP-NW Seattle Chapter in the coming months.  A big thank you to Scott C. Brown of the Seattle chapter for the re-design of our logo and the “branding” of both the Portland and Seattle chapters.
Please do not hesitate to contact either myself or Co-chair PK Glazer if you have any thoughts, concerns and, especially, ideas for upcoming AHH! Informal discussion topics.
Enjoy the Fall and we hope to see you all at the next AHH! on October 19. Venue TBA!
Kind regards,
Christopher Toyne
Union Co-Chair
Alliance of Professional Performers
APP-NW Portland Chapter
501(c)3 status.
“APP-NW: where not-union and union performers join together, committed to improving and increasing the level of professionalism within our industry; and to protecting performers through the establishment of workplace standards.