I will be typing official minutes of the annual meeting in the near future, but wanted to provide a few highlights.
We passed the budget that was sent out by e-mail. We have our work cut out for us as our balance is very low right now, but we are optimistic that we can raise the needed funds to keep our organization healthy and strong. Please watch for opportunities to participate in this process.
Karen and Steve Van Stee have offered a very important challenge. They are generously pledging $1,000 to MWC to help with summer finances and 2017-18 start-up budget, and are challenging members of the chorus to matchthis amount. This does not mean that you have to give $1,000 individually, but if you can give something or ask someone else to give something, we will attempt to raise $1,000 collectively. Checks can be made payable to Masterworks Chorus and mailed to P.O. Box 752, Woodstock, VA. I will ask the treasurer(s) to inform me of the donations coming in so I can send you a running total of our results. By the way, we raised $175 at the Silent Auction.
The following slate of officers was elected to take office :
President--Karen Van Stee
Co-Treasurers--Dee Black and Remy Pangle
Members at Large--Denise Brownlee, Ellie Haun, and Melisa Thomas
You will notice that the office of Pres.-Elect is vacant as Robb Cypher withdrew his name from the nomination. We are now in need of a Pres. Elect. Please see the description below:
The President-Elect shall work closely with the President in preparation for assuming the duties of the President toward the end of his/her term. The President-Elect shall direct his/her creativity toward the long-range goals of the organization and the role of the Chorus in the surrounding communities. The President-Elect should keep a close ear to the concerns of the membership and assist the President in maintaining open communication within the organization.
The "old" and "new" Board will have a retreat on Sat. July 8 from 9 to 3 at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church at Basye. All chorus members are invited to attend. We will look at by-laws, handbook, and long-range goals. Please bring your ideas and food for a pot-luck lunch.
We will again participate in the Shenandoah County Yard Crawl on Saturday, August 12. We have two outdoor spaces reserved at Manor Memorial UM Church in New Market. We will need lots and lots of donations--good condition items (no clothing please) and lots of help. We will likely set up evening and sell . More info forthcoming. Save the date!