PMA Meeting Minutes September 16, 2019

Norwood High School, Library

Call to Order:            Let’s get this show on the road three times  … 7:05 PM

Welcome by Paul Campbell, President

Board Positions for 2019/2020 School Year:

President: Paul Campbell

Vice President: Patrick Marquis

Treasurer: Tracey Jones

Secretary: Amy Doherty Nee

Ways and Means: Kristen Serratore, Marcia Leonard, and Janice Hall

Web Masters: Ed Ferris and Tony Caravello

Social Media/Publicity: Katie McConnaughy

Hospitality: Patricia Souza and Lisa Silletti

Marching Band Classic Coordinator: Tracey Jones

MICCA Classic Coordinator: Patricia Souza

Music Camp Coordinator: Patricia Souza

HS Performance Coordinator – Instrumental: Mollie Caravello

HS Performance Coordinator – Choral: Patricia Souza

HS Performance Coordinator – Jazz: Becca Jackson

HS Performance Coordinator – Marching Band: Amy Campbell

CMS Performance Coordinator: Patrick Marquis

Attendance: Paul Campbell, Patrick Marquis, Ed Ferris, Amy Doherty Nee, Janice Hall, Marcia Leonard, Kristen Serratore, Tony Caravello,  Katie McConnaughy, Becca Jackson, Amy Campbell, Kathie Umbray, Sasha Guliaeff, Jeanna Ayoub, Steve Ayoub

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

Motion made and seconded to approve the meeting minutes of June 2019:  

Motion approved.

 President’s update: Paul

  • Town grant
  • Waiting to get money back from school for baritone we bought
  1. Treasurer’s Report: Tracey Jones (in absentia)
  • Tracey sent report via email; she was not here to review

We will approve May treasurer’s report at the October meeting.

  1. Vice President’s Report: Patrick Marquis
  • Big THANK YOU to Ed Ferris for all the work on the summer cookout and Norwood Day
  1. Ways & Means: Janice, Kristen, & Marcia
  • Merchandise table at Norwood Day: Sales were not good. Will move merch table for next year’s Norwood Day to the main street; better sales there
  • Fundraiser: Grandma’s Coffee Cake this year instead of pies; aiming for timeframe for ordering mid-October
  • Purchase reusable bags at Shaw’s – choose Norwood PMA, and we will get donation
  • Possible fundraiser: Maybe Stop & Shop gift cards as possible fundraiser?
  1. Norwood Day & Summer POPs Town Concert: Ed Ferris
  • POPs BBQ did well in donations (around $1,200); only $710 in donations at Norwood Day
  • Follow up – if it’s not worth it for us next year, we won’t do it
  • Concerts on common we usually get over $1,000, which is great
  • Looking for new credit card service for us. Now Squareup is charging a fee, will be too expensive; considering Venmo
  1. Elementary Instrumental Registration
  • Elementary school instrumental registration had 133 kids sign up for new instruments! Bodes well for future NHS bandies!
  1. Social Media update: Katie
  • Posted a lot of NHS play, Shrek, news
  • Rec department having pumpkin carving; would like to do a music related one
  • Discussed giving free tickets to MB home show to neighbors around the high school in gesture of good will; could result in increased food and merch purchases
  1. Music Camp
  • Successful week of camp; we didn’t lose any kids! 😊
  1. Student Fine Arts Liaison: Tea Caravello (in absentia)
  • Need to touch base on jackets when Tea is at meeting.
  1. Marching Band
  • MB Classic is at NHS on October 20, 2019
  • Amy C. would like to purchase garment bags for color guard; would like to buy 20

     Motion made to purchase new garment bags; motion approved

  1. Quorum: 2019/2020 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 October 9, 2019 at 7PM in the HS Library

Adjourned at 8:00 PM

Minutes respectfully submitted by Amy Doherty Nee