Columbia Traditional Music and Dance governing board
Thursday, March 22, 2018
treasurers report was presented, including funds banked and retained as
cash. Treasurer reported that our last dance seemed to be close to
break even, but the numbers have not yet been formally analyzed to make a
determination. The treasurers report was formally approved.
lists, emails and such were discussed. Many of us do not recieve
emails sent to the group, and we know this because sometimes the sender
does not get these as he or she should. The issue was discussed,
including the tendency of cyber attacks to disrupt email networks and
There were no reimbursements. We lost about $30 in January, and February was probably no gain or loss, approximatly.
mailing lists are being updated, and there is some turnover. Victor
believes most of our traffic comes via facebook. We discussed allowing
Bonne Terre to play four times per season rather than three (since Cabin
Fever is bowing out of playing, except for emergency situations). We
decided to keep it at three slots per season for Bonne Terre.
There was some discussion about growing new local bands, and current efforts to do so will continue.
"Bryan" (?) may be interested in serving on the board. We need to try and find her email and get it to Victor.
was some discussion of the CDSS survey of Canadian dance organizers,
and the idea of repeating that in the U.S. There was broad agreement
that that survey reflects the situation already apparent throughout our
part of the USA, and not much new would be learned from doing the work
of running such a survey here.
Bottom line, everyone shares the problems we have here, and we are not doing a poor job of being a dance organization.
discussed that students are ephemeral, and do not really help the long
term health of the group. Because of this, we discussed the idea of a
simpler $8 for all scheme. We made an informal decision that it might
be best to charge everyone $8 if they will pay it, including folks who
might be students, but to allow people in for $5 who ask for the student
break (if they are actual students). In other words, the student break
stays in place, but is no longer going to be a prominent selling point, as
this affects our budget.
Open board meetings. We discussed
inviting dancers to attend our meetings as non voting members of the
dance public, so they can see what it is we do, and hopefully ask to
join. Announcements about this to be made at each dance.
board discussed the slate of officers and board members at large for
the vote to be held at our next meeting. All existing officers agreed
to stand for reelection to the same office for the next season, and we
agreed to place all those members at large who are current on the new
slate also, except for those folks who have not been attending meetings
to the extent that they are not willing or able to serve in that
The vote concerning this slate will occur at the next meeting. The next meeting is to be held on May 15, 2018