General Meeting Minutes -April 20, 2023
Meeting called to order by Andrea.
Present: Dorie Guidon, Barbara Borries, Andrea Rackl, Debra Chang, Eva Sauve, Rabia Magnusson, Vanessa Ellis, Nathan Campbell. Guests: Wade Dingman and Spencer
Minutes from March meeting are approved
Nancy Heyer Scholarship Fund: The forms for both teacher and student requesting funds are updated and on the website. There are two grants available. One for tuition assistance and the other for one-time approved expense i.e. piano tuning.
Membership: Time to renew or join MTNA
Newsletter: Dorie would like to retire from doing the newsletter. There was discussion on different options to shift to unless someone else would like to take it over doing one. It was suggested that the website be used more extensively and that we look into paying for a members-only section. Andrea will contact the executive manager at WSMTA to ask about security issues.
Music Olympics: Happening this Saturday. Discussion on the importance of the program for students.
Chapter Scholarship Basket: Please remember to donate an item or monies for our chapter basket for the state conference. Items should be given to Rabia. There is also a separate wine bottle fund raiser that donations are being asked for Dorie will transport the basket and other items to Winthrop.
Andrea led the program on sharing games.
Respectfully submitted by Dorie Guidon for Lorraine Earle
April 6 Board Meeting Minutes
Andrea going over board positions for next year
Kaitlyn is staying on as member at large, and chair of music olympics, Eva staying on as vice president, Andrea staying on as president. Looking for secretary options.
Dorie brings up how the newsletter could be updated and reformatted, and would like pass on the responsibility.
In general meeting we will have a discussion about newsletter, communication and what would the best way to share information to the members moving forward.
Current balance -
Savings $5797 (including scholarship fund which is $4445)
2 representatives from our chapter are going to the state conference to perform in the honors recital, deciding on stipend to provide them.
Dorie moves that we provide $225 per state representative to attend the honors recital, Andrea seconds, all approve.
Music olympics form needs more information on income and cost to be approved.
Nancy Hyer scholarship will be a form on the website, will launch after April general meeting.