Monday, March 7, 2005

Minutes 3/7/2005

Meeting held at Connie's house, March 7, 2005

In attendance:
  • Stephanie Sanders
  • Connie Robinette
  • Karen Long
  • Dianne Britton
  • Scott McCravy
  • John Wetzel
  • Denys Proteau
Dianne opened the meeting with a brief discussion of changes to the website, including the possibility for our dancers, musicians, callers etc. to post their own pages on the site, in future.

The minutes of the last meeting were read and approved as written. The written agenda listed the current account balance for the group as $626.25 as of 3/7/2005, with the hall already paid for through April.

The schedule was briefly reviewed by Connie, noting minor changes and the reasons for them.

A brief discussion was held concerning the start date for our fall dance series. It was informally decided that the series would begin in September providing there was no conflict with the upstate Moondance dance weekend. Formal decision to be made in the future subject to our determination of the date of the Moondance festival.

Connie reported that she had submitted her telephone records and had been paid for telephone calls (to callers and bands) except for a few recent calls. At some point in the near future, she will purchase a calling card with group funds, and that card will be used for future long distance calls to bands and callers.

Dianne indicated that she would be updating Stephanie on some membership information, and gave Stephanie some membership reciepts to forward to those members of the group.

The group discussed the possibility of having a weekend dance, or an all day saturday dance, at the Big Apple venue in downtown Columbia. Connie said she would investigate the cost of a one day rental of the facility, and determine dates of availability.

Dianne indicated that we needed to form a nominating comittee for upcoming elections, and that she would agree to be a member. Karen and Denys agreed to join her on the comittee.

The group held a brief discussion of the possibility group officers attending or at least getting preferential access to CDSS summer camps.

Dianne offered to host a summer get-together on July 4 for members and possibly other local dancers.

A discussion concerning starting up a dance carpool list-serve for Columbia dancers was held. There seems to be some interest. Dianne will put out an email to see which of our dancers would like to be on such a list.

A motion to adjourn was made, seconded and carried, ending the meeting.