General Meeting Minutes

October 19, 2023

President – Moira Fisher
1st Vice President - Robin Marquart (cont)
2nd Vice President – Jo McManus
Treasurer – Kim Belisle
Secretary – Sherry McCoy Quinones
In Attendance:
Moira Fisher (President), Jo McManus (2nd VP), Kim Belisle (Treasurer), Sherry McCoy Quinones (Secretary), Cindy Canizalles, Gillian Berluti, Jenn Duthoy, Heidi Fisher, Jen Anderson, Debbie Smith
Call to order Motion (Moira) (7:33pm)
        1st : Jo McManus
        2nd : Kim Belisle

Previous meeting’s minutes
no corrections
                    Motion to approve: Moira
                    1st : Jo
                    2nd  : Jenn Duthoy
                    Approved unanimously
First Report - Nick Gasemy (Director)

Second Report – Kim Belisle (Treasurer)
  • September Budget attached here
Third Report - Jo McManus (2nd Vice President)
  • Student Accounts
  • Almost ½ of the band are completely paid. Payment plans can be worked out.
  • PTSA would like the drum line (or indoor) to open the Journey tribute night in the auditorium. A fundraiser for PTSA. January 6th. Open invite – donation. Selling $40 tickets. 
  • There will vendor tables for $250.

 Fourth Report – Robin Marquart (1st Vice President)
  • Moira for Robin
  • Pit Crew – drivers secured for the remainder of the year.
  • Kris Kringle parade will need chaperones
  • Breakfast with Santa on December 9th – details later when Denise is here. Hoping to include full breakfast again
  • Trunk or Treat – Thursday, October 26th arrive 7:30pm to set up, then trunk or treaters walk through around 8pm. Middle Schoolers are also invited. Moira will be available to give information to parents about boosters
  • Cookie Sale – Rebecca Lavo reporting - have a good amount of cookies coming in. They need help boxing cookies. Cookie donations and boxing have a signup genius. Cookie orders are due Tuesday, Nov 2nd ((NEED DATES FOR NOTES))
  • TJ Indoor Percussion – more details forthcoming from Mr Gasemy who cannot be here tonight. More fun, low-key but still competitive. Costs are being finalized – maybe close to $350, which is much less than Old Line. For now, no overnights are planned. Local competitions and we host one in March.
  • March 9th KIDA indoor show. A big fundraiser for us. We need 40-50 adult volunteers. We need another medical/first aide person. The handicap issue needs addressed. This is at the top of the list for Jen Anderson organizer.
  • Jazz Night – Moira might take the lead again. Fundraiser for Band and AFA. Decorated like a jazz club. May add savory appetizers with desserts etc. Middle School Jazz bands and jazz ensembles
  • Band Banquet – Jen Anderson. Decorations and ordering food for cafeteria. Looking for a co-chair or chair with Jen.
 Fifth Report – Sherry McCoy Quinones (Secretary)
  • Chipotle fundraiser Monday, October 30th  
Sixth Report – Moira Fisher (President)
  • Scholarship application – everyone encouraged to apply. The judges panel are alumni parents who do not know our kids, and will be judged without names on them.
Seventh Report – Denise Failacci (Fundraising)
RaiseRight reports attached here Orders and Spreadsheet
BINGO update (Kim for Jaclyn)
        Gillian went to the BINGO meeting. There is a lot to do. Met with Jaclyn and her mother. Each band member was given two tickets to sell. Only 22 out of 52 have sold their tickets. This is a big fundraiser. Last year each band member was required to sell two tickets. A lot of good prizes, like driving lessons and spiritwear. Kids can volunteer but only over 18s can do some of the items. Gillian is happy to lead it, but will need support. (Moira) Need non senior parents to learn the ropes. Sign-up genius will be going out soon.
Other Discussion
Next meeting - November 14th
Vote to Adjourn motion: Moira (8:25pm)
        1st Jo
        2nd Kim
        Approved Unanimously