DRIMB Booster Meeting Minutes – 5/7/14
The meeting was called to order at 7:00 pm by Lisa Henkel (DRIMB Booster President)
Account funds are tight in all areas.
All King Soopers funds have been distributed by Kathy Gibson.
The Instrumental Music truck needed $3,800 worth of repairs this spring.
Operating fund is a bit low because of the repairs.
Staff salary is fine through Marching Band season.
Money set aside in the new uniform fund is up to $14,000.00. The Booster program will look to purchase new uniforms within 2-3 years.
Saturday, May 10
Arrive at 6:00 pm to check in. The banquet will begin at 6:30 pm.
Graduation – May 23rd. Laura Romig and Linda Langemeier will chaperone. Bingo is also being held that night. Some students will need to work bingo instead of playing at the graduation ceremony. Mr. Ewing will help facilitate this.
The summer practice/rehearsal schedule for Marching Band is up on the website calendar – drhsmusic.com
Board members will speak at the spring concert at Summit Ridge… incoming freshman MB students will be invited to participate in the Car Wash.
There are only two games managers and one in training. This is NOT enough to continue to make the bingo program (the major fundraiser for the Instrumental Music program) work.
Student bingo groups will go back to “sections” instead of random groups. This will start in June.
May 29, 9 am-1 pm
All equipment will need to be moved to Summit Ridge for summer rehearsals. Dakota Ridge will not be available for band camp, etc… so band camp will be held at Summit Ridge.
Five band students had met with Lisa Henkel earlier in the week regarding their concerns about the agreement. Tori Gibson spoke for the group, and shared their agenda at the meeting.
There was a general group discussion regarding alternatives and suggestions to improve/change the contract idea.
There is concern that summer bingo won’t be covered without some kind of contract or accountability in place– as only 20% of the marching/music program students/parents participate in Bingo fundraising.
As it stands now, with only two games managers in place – Lisa Henkel and Kristin Sesko – they will have to work bingo every other weekend this summer to continue the program. Nancy Hauser is in training as a third games manager. (Still not enough games managers to function well.)
A motion was made to table the bingo agreement contract until June 1st. Smaller group discussion/meetings will need to be held by those interested parties to come up with solutions to make the program work. Come one, come all, and be a part of the discussion. Contact Lisa Henkel.
Elections – Voted and Approved
President – Lisa Henkel
Vice President – Christine Ives
Treasurer – Christy Senecaut
Secretary – Judi Clayburg
Head Games Manager – Kristin Sesko
Assistant Treasurer – Diana Cunningham
Food Coordinator – Maggie Foley
Fund Raising Coordinator (King Soopers) – Kathy Gibson
Thank you to all of these parents for volunteering their time and talents to the DRIMB program. You are appreciated!
We still need someone to be the Uniform Coordinator, and we need more games managers for Bingo.
The meeting was adjourned at 8:25 pm.