Norwood High School, Library
Call to Order: 7:10 pm
Welcome by Diane Wilson, PMA President
Attendance: Diane Wilson (President), Paul Campbell (VP), Tracey Jones (Treasurer), Kim Beaudet (Ways & Means), Amy Doherty Nee (Secretary), Ed Ferris (Publicity/Webmaster), Stacey Lane, Patrick Marquis, Becca Jackson, Kathy Umbay, Sasha Giuliaoff
- Introductions: Diane led intros of new board members.
- Approval of June Meeting Minutes: Amy Doherty Nee
Motion made and seconded to approve the Minutes of June 14, 2017: Approved
- Treasurer’s Report: Tracey Jones
Fidelity annuity has been reinvested ($97,849); new vehicle should be a better investment for us.
Year over year profit & loss comparison, discussed September 2016 through August 2017 compared to same period prior year.
Fundraising: Discussed declining mattress sale profits and other losses. Discussed possibility of bringing back pie fundraiser, as in past it yielded over $9K in profit.
- Vice President: Paul Campbell
Possible move from Sheraton Four Points for events Snowflake/Fine Arts ball, Jazz night, Senior night. Is there another venue?
October meeting agenda item: discuss Sharaton alternative – Norwood Theater for jazz night? Elks for other events?
Arcade Fire Raffle: Amy Nee will try to sell Arcade Fire tickets that were not raffled off
- Ways & Means: Kim Beaudet
Mattress Fundraiser: Sept. 23, will implement “Princess & the Pea” raffle to generate more money.
Kim will make and distribute flyers.
Merchandise: We sold $234 in merchandise at Norwood Day.
Possible Pie Fundraiser: Kim will call Meadowbrook to explore pie fundraiser again. Will need a committee of volunteers to help facilitate.
- Marching Band: Diane Wilson
Band Uniforms: fitted and all set.
Voted on motion for PMA to fund pizza for kids who go from football game to rehearsal. Motion approved.
Shelves for marching band closet: discussed getting shelves, maybe with money that was to be used for jazz risers?
- Director of Fine Arts: Catherine Connor-Moen
Music composition for retired Foxboro educator: Norwood will be part of funding of composition of music to honor Steve Massey who retired.
Coakley Staff Update: temporary replacement for Mr. Chisholm who is on medical leave.
Field Trip: better to wait until 2019 for fine arts possible trip to Nashville, but will implement fundraising early.
High School Schedule: discussed need to address high school schedule, with only one elective option for students. Would like to move to 8-period schedule allowing kids to choose more than one fine arts elective.
- Quorum: 2016/2017 PMA Board, there are eleven (11) voting Board Members. In order to have a quorum, six (6) Board Members must be present.
- NEXT PMA MEETING: October 11, 2017 at 7pm in the NHS library
Adjournment at 8:30 pm
Minutes respectfully submitted by Amy Doherty Nee
Of note to follow up at next meeting: Alternative to Sheraton Four Points for events