PMA Meeting Minutes – January 9, 2019

Norwood High School, Library

Call to Order:            7:05 pm

Welcome by Paul Campbell, President

Attendance: Paul Campbell (President), Patrick Marquis (VP), Tracey Jones (Treasurer), Ed Ferris (Publicity/Webmaster), Katie McConnaughy (Publicity/Marketing), Amy Doherty Nee (Secretary), Cathy Connor-Moen (Director of Fine Arts), Becca Jackson (Jazz Coordinator), Patricia Souza (Choral Coordinator), Kristen Serratore (Ways & Means), Marcia Leonard (Ways & Means), Janice Hall (Ways & Means), Mollie Caravello, Lisa Silletti

  1. Approval of Last Month’s Meeting Minutes: Paul Campbell

Motion made and seconded to approve the meeting minutes of November 2018:  

Motion approved.

  1. Treasurer’s Report: Tracey Jones
  • Reviewed report November/December
  • We took a bit of a hit on our investment, but that’s due to market fluctuations
  • Madrigal banquet; small monetary loss. Poinsettia sales down; paid a little more for hall. Maybe go back to selling poinsettias for $10 next year.
  • We had a positive gain on concert and merch sales for December concerts.

Motion made and seconded to approve treasurer’s report: 

Motion approved.

  1. Vice President’s Report: Patrick Marquis
  • Last of the winter concerts: Coakley MS 1/10. Looks like we are covered with enough volunteers, Tri-M kids and parents.
  1. Ways & Means: Janice, Kristen, & Marcia
  • Car wash dates: May 11 & June 8
  • Gift Wrapping Fundraiser: was good; will likely do again in December next year.
  • Planning for a fundraiser Medium night Thursday night in March or April
  1. Choral: Patricia Souza (note via email)
  • MICCA choral weekend April 5, 6, 7
  • MICCA preview concerts March 19th (instrumental) & 20th (choral)
  • Patricia looking for volunteers for choral weekend
  1. Jazz: Becca Jackson
  • Thursday, February 14 jazz classic. Should we do coins for camp; 50/50 raffle? Ticket pricing last year was $6; perhaps raise to $8 which is more in line with other event pricing.
  • Becca to send band list to Ed
  • MAJE: are we hosting? Cathy will check with Steve.
  • Waiting to confirm Sheraton jazz night.
  1. Director of Fine Arts: Catherine Connor-Moen
  • Worked on financial aid for music camp, would like Tracey to look at.
  • Tri-M students key chain sales – $2. Profits support beginning music class in Brazil.
  • Fine Arts Winter “Snowflake” semi-formal dance date: February 8th 7PM to 10PM; $35.
    • Thursday, January 10th 6th grade chorus, CMS honor groups
    • Thursday, January 24th festival of bands
    • Thursday, January 31st orchestra night
    • Thursday, February 7th Lalapalooza (grades 5, middle school and HS chorus)
    • Thursday, February 14th Jazz classic
    • Thursday, March 7 in Stoughton
    • March 19 & 20th MICCA preview
    • April 5, 6, 7 MICCA choral
  • Town Budget Update: Looking at school budget deficit in future, could result in district personnel cuts. The November public budget balance meeting results: still trying to bring overall number down. We as parents are encouraged to email selectmen in favor of override. Note: those employed by the town (school system) remained neutral on this subject.
  1. 2019 Band Camp Dates:
  • Camp schedule shift: Monday August 19 – Sunday August 25
  1. Quorum: 2018/2019 PMA Board, there are eleven (11) voting Board Members. In order to have a quorum, six (6) Board Members must be present.
  2. NEXT PMA meeting will be February 13 at 7PM in the HS Library

Adjourned at 8:18 pm

Minutes respectfully submitted by Amy Doherty Nee