PMA Meeting Minutes
March 6, 2016
Norwood High School, Library
Call to Order: 7:02 pm
Welcome by Paul Campbell, PMA President
Attendance: Paul Campbell (President), Terry MacDonald (Vice President), Maureen Dimitriou
(Treasurer), Stacey Lane (Secretary), Donna Metcalf (Ways & Means), Michelle Morales (Ways &
Means), Ed Ferris, Tracey Jones, Lisa Silletti, Lauren Chisholm, Diane Wilson, Diane Coard, Sean
Murphy, James Butler, Cynthia Hansen, Phyllis McDonaugh, Paula Labell, Larry Labell, Christine
Kohlsaat
Approval of Meeting Minutes: Stacey Lane
Motion made and seconded to accept the Minutes of February 10, 2016: Approved
1. Approval of Treasurer’s Report: Maureen Dimitriou
Motion made and seconded to accept the Treasurer’s Report (February): Approved
Expenses paid to file taxes and for administrative expenses. Numerous payments will be made next
month for music activities/events. Reminder to use Amazon Smile when making purchases through
Amazon. The PMA has not been reimbursed for Truck and trailer expenses. P. Cambell to follow-up
with the Superintendent of Schools. CMS MICCA instrumental clinician fee has been paid. Still waiting
for payment from four Jazz Bands who participated at the Jazz Classic.
2. Memorial Blood Drive for Deidra Daley-Murphy: Sean Murphy
Dana Farber held a Memorial Blood Drive on March 6, 2016 at NHS to celebrate the life of Deidra
Daley-Murphy, NHS class of 1985. Deidra passed away on March 2, 2015 from complications resulting
from kidney cancer. She loved music and was very active in various choral societies. A bake sale was
held during the Blood Drive with proceeds benefiting the PMA. Sean presented a check for $375 in
memory of his wife Deidra. It was a very successful drive with 30 units being donated. Sean would like
to run the event again next year with support from the PMA. The PMA also appreciates the generous
donation made to the bake sale by Deidra’s dear friend and classmate, Sarah Valiquette Holliday
(Class of 1985).
3. Vice President: Terry MacDonald
Ballots for next year’s officers were distributed. The ballot subcommittee will tabulate and the slate
will be presented and voted on at our annual meeting (Pops Night) on May 13, 2016.
Jazz Night: Sheraton Four Points, Wednesday, May 4, 2016 (Contract not signed yet). Each Jazz
student will be asked to pre-sell five tickets.
MAJE: March 3, 2016- Silver with recommendation to attend finals on 3/19/16 in Norwood.
MAJE State Finals: March 19, 2016 at the CMS and NHS. Many volunteers are needed since it is at two
sites. Concessions of pizza, water and snacks will be needed at both CMS and NHS. NHS Jazz performs
first and the students will stay and help. Kenny Hadley Band and awards will take place at NHS. Once
the details of the day’s event have been determined, the information will be shared.
Senior Awards: No date has been provided yet.
4. Ways & Means: Donna Metcalf & Michelle Morales
Car Wash: (New Date) April 30, 2016 from 9am to 3pm.
Trivia Night: April 8, 2016 from 7pm to 10pm at the VFW. Payment of $150 to rent hall may be made
that evening. The hall has an occupancy of 100. Tables may be reserved. Tickets are $10 per student
and $20 per adult. Two judges have confirmed. Need to purchase prizes (10 each) for the winning
student table and parent table.
Merchandise: Need to reorder merchandise to replenish stock.
5. Instrumental:
Instrumental Classic (MICCA Preview): March 17, 2016 at NHS. CMS Honor Band will perform on
March 15, 2016 during the Choral Classic.
Concert Dates
Pops Night-May 13,2016, All Town Orchestra-June 1, 2016, CMS 6th Grade Concert-June 9, 2016, CMS
Instrumental Concert-June 14, 2016, CMS Choral Concert-June 16, 2016.
6. Choral Updates: Lauren Chisholm & Phyllis McDonaugh
Choral Classic: March 15, 2016 at NHS.
MICCA April 1-3, 2016. Wanda Wood will prepare the food for the event. Parents will be asked to
make brownies for the Sundaes. Merchandise will be sold at the event on 4/2. Diane Coard will assist
Lauren with the event.
7. Marching Band:
Music Camp dates: August 14-21, 2016. Not all MB uniforms have been returned. The uniforms will
be checked (need to be dry cleaned) and sorted for next year.
8. Publicity:
In the process of updating the website and transferring the domain to GoDaddy
9. Director of Fine Arts: Cathy Connor-Moen
Unable to attend due to All State Festival. Email report provided: Steve Conant will have two clinicians help the students prepare for MICCA, Peter Tileston (wind ensemble) on 3/14/16 & Walter Pavasaris (orchestra) on 3/23/16. Payment is needed for Walter Pavasaris ($150) and Peter Tileston ($300 which includes a payment for last year).
10. President: Paul Campbell
Mattress Sales, September 24, 2016 at the NHS gym. Still have not received incentive gifts (head
phones & television). Members need to reach out to other music parents and get them involved in
events. Fine Arts Festival is April12-13, 2016. The next PMA Meeting will be changed to April 7, 2016.
11. Action Items:
Band Closet needs to be organized. No long term storage of food items.
Parent emails: Parent coordinators need parent emails to request volunteers for events.
Donations Hannaford: Larger gifts over $100 are awarded monthly (eight week turn around) per town
for specific requests. The PMA should consider putting in a $2000 request for Music Camp (snacks,
camp supplies, nursing supplies, and personal care items)
Job Description: Each PMA position needs a written job description
Replacement PMA Positions: Recruit parents to shadow PMA positions and fill vacant positions
Quorum: 2015/2016 PMA Board, there are fourteen (14) voting Board Members. In order to have a
quorum, eight Board Members must be present.
Amazon Smile: When a customer shops at “smile.amazon.com”, Amazon will make a small donation
to a charitable organization of their choice. To participate, go to the site, scroll down and select
“Norwood Parents Music Association, Inc.” and the PMA will receive a donation of $0.5% of qualifying
sales.
New PMA Stationary: C. Moen will ask an art alumni, Michelle Bradbury, to redesign the logo.
New PMA website/server: Need new web server-GoDaddy (domain) transfer made. Weebly (host).
Sponsorship: “Pay Less” monthly, reoccurring donations
Wanderlust Fundraiser: Mary McAvoy concert at NHS-September 23, 2016.
12. Other Business:
Website: The current domain is up for renewal in May for a cost of $322 for three years. It is not
advisable to have the domain cost linked to the host since this makes it possible to lose the PMA
website name. Currently, our domain is linked to our host and it needs to be separated out. E. Ferris
recommended transferring the domain to GoDaddy and the host to Weebly
NEXT PMA MEETING: April 7, 2016, NHS Library, 7PM
15. Adjournment at 8:15 pm.
Minutes respectfully submitted by Stacey Lane.