Linda Mitroff has served on the CYT Chicago Board for the last nine years. A new window of opportunity has opened up for her, as she relocates with her husband. Read her goodbye in the latest CYT Chicago Newsletter, The Point.
Her letter is re-posted here, in its entirety:
“It has been a tremendous privilege to be a part of the CYT Board of Directors for the last 9 yrs. I have seen CYT grown in numbers, maturity and influence in the community. I have witnessed children grow in their skill sets, confidence and character. I have seen staff members who have dedicated themselves to hard work and the commitment to see as many children experience theater and the riches it can add to their lives. I have also seen staff create an atmosphere where kids can learn theater yes, but also submission to authority, team building and a sense of community and belonging. An atmosphere where they learn ‘it’s not about me.’
I have also witnessed parents who have given and sacrificed way more than their ’20 hours,’ to serve on committees that are the backbone of a CYT production. I also witnessed 10 committed board members who met monthly, sometimes more, who worked diligently behind the scenes insuring that CYT stayed on the right course, one that would honor the Lord in every decision we made.
To all of you, children, parents, staff, and board members thank you. You have brought so much joy to my heart when I have seen you work in your giftedness and your passion. I have been so blessed to see children shine in their abilities. Staff, I have loved your diligence and hard work and your ability to spin many plates, often at the same time! To the board, I have loved working with you and serving this amazing organization called CYT. My husband Dave and I are heading into a new adventure as we start a new chapter in our lives at Cornerstone University in Grand Rapids, Michigan. We leave behind many a friends, not least of which is our CYT community. Who knows, maybe CYT may start a new affiliate in Grand Rapids?…..only God knows! So just as we end our shows with a collective point from the cast, I end my time with CYT pointing to Our Heavenly Father. May He get the Praise due His Name. – Linda Mitroff
For you, O Lord, have made me glad by your work; at the work of your hands I sing for joy. How great are your works, O Lord! Psalm 92:4,5”