Instrumental Music Parents Club Minutes
November 8, 2010
MHS at 7:30 P.M.
Joan Kindsfather, Margaret Manzi, Steve Fink, Carolyn Kramer, Lorrie Hullfish, Janet Khanlian, Chris Norris, Shari Hyder, Steve Poaletti, Donna Maher, Nancy Morrow and T.J. Heeneke
Janet Khanlian called the meeting to order at 7:30 PM.
The minutes from the September meeting were approved without changes.
Steve Fink reported that the starting balance is $6,596.
Balance includes dues to date and expenditures submitted.
Margaret Manzi reported that we currently have 20-30 members and we are still receiving members.
Mr. Norris thanked club members for the support of the pep band. Times for playoff games are still to be determined. He noted that refreshments provided to the pep band really make the kids feel special. He is considering making new seat cushions for insulation and warmth during the late season football games.
Joan Kindsfather reported on behalf of Miss Burke that All South Jersey Orchestra auditions will be held on December 11.
Winter Concert 12/16
Pops Concert 3/17
Spring Concert 5/19
Winter Concert 12/21
Pops Concert 4/7
Spring Concert 6/2
Foul Weather Gear
Options for coat choices were reviewed by the club and among the students an overwhelming favorite was selected and field tested. The REI coat that was chosen will be good for layering in foul weather. Embroidery will be the same as the rugby shirts currently worn by the pep band and will be done by a local vendor. The plan is to purchase 75 units for inventory and in the spring to offer the students the option to purchase their own coat. Parents may be recruited in the future to launder the gear. Total cost per coat will be approximately $88.
The club wishes to thank MoorArts for their generous contribution of $1500 toward the purchase of the coats. Donations can be made to MoorArts for tax purposes and designated for the IMPC coat fund.
Donna Maher reported that the Halloween candy sale made only $23 which did not cover the cost of the products. The club members agreed to investigate concession sales during the spring track season. Steve Fink will contact Mr. Denny regarding this issue.
Donna Maher has coordinated a fund raiser with the Iron Hill Brewery and their 20+ program. The club will receive proceeds from food for diners who present IMPC coupons on Sunday, December 26th through Wednesday, December 29th. The program will be promoted through inserts in the Winter Concert Band and Orchestra programs, coupons to teachers, e-News and through the students.
The date for our Café Night fundraiser was set for Friday April 29, 2011 for 7-9PM. Mr. Norris will review the date with Ms. Burke.
The following individual volunteered
Decoration Margaret Manzi
Posters/Publicity Carolyn Kramer
Kitchen Donna Maher, Lisa Toro and Mary Ellen Heeneke
Food Donations Nancy Morrow
Backstage Manager Lorrie Hullfish
Set Up Steve Poaletti and Steve Fink
Student Volunteer Coordinator Joan Kindsfather
The following positions need to be filled
Labels and Letters
Music in the Parks
The club members discussed making this a priority in the New Year. With the cancellation of last year’s trip the students were deprived of an important opportunity.
The meeting was adjourned at 9:15.
Next Meeting Monday, January 10, 2011 at 7:30