Board Minutes Synopsis–02/2012

California Bluegrass Association
SYNOPSIS OF THE MINUTES OF THE FEBRUARY 11, 2012 BOARD MEETING

CALL TO ORDER
Rick Cornish, Chairman of the Board, called the meeting to order at 10:01 a.m. at Dave Brace’s River House in Modesto.

ROLL CALL
Board Members Present: Bruce Campbell, Rick Cornish, John Duncan, Tim Edes, Montie Elston, Steve Goldfield, Mark Hogan, Jack Hyland, Jim Ingram, Stuart Sims
Absent: Marcos Alvira, Bill Evans, Geoff Sargent
Officers Present: Darby Brandli, Carl Pagter, Charlene Sims, David Brace, Mark Varner

PERSONS DESIRING TO ADDRESS THE BOARD ON UNAGENDIZED ITEMS
Steve Goldfield requested website revisions be made to simplify its use. This will be added to next month’s agenda and the discussion will be limited to talking about the process to do this (e.g., who would be involved, timeline, decision-making) as opposed to actual design changes.

UNFINISHED BUSINESS
Breakdown & Website Ad Sales Manager:
This position is necessary to improve our revenue from these sources. We have not been successful in getting this position filled.

Fees for Dog Pilot Program:
The board will strongly look at charging a dog fee next year.

Music Camp Bicycle Traffic during FDF Vendor Set Up:
During music camp, no recreational bicycling will be allowed in the fenced fairground area. Exceptions will be made for staff. All others are to leave bikes outside the gate.

Café Press Mercantile Authorization:
Bruce Campbell to proceed with next step with merchandise to sell on the internet.

FDF 2012 T-Shirt Update:
Fiddle design selected.

NEW BUSINESS
Wednesday Night Concert:
Approved money for pre–FDF Wed. night concert band.

Music Camp Update:
Geoff Sargent sent a report with the following: Winter Camp is full with 204 full-time students, 13 half-time students, and 16 kids in Fungrass.

Old Time Campout Site Proposal & Budget and Old Time Gathering at FDF:
Approved Lake Sonoma for the Old Time Campout on August 24 – 26, 2012.

Stage Schedules:
Approved the schedule as submitted by Jim Ingram

REPORTS
Membership Report:
2,515 members as of February 8, 2012.

Treasurer’s Report:
Montie Elston submitted the balance sheet along with profit & loss detail for FDF and Winter Music Camp.

Area VP Reports – Area VP’s:
Mark Hogan is gearing up for the March Sonoma County Festival. Cloverdale was a big success. He plans to plans to move Cloverdale to May and expand the contests for additional instruments.

Tim Edes reported for Larry Phagly – A youth concert is planned for Monterey.

Tim Edes reported that the Morgan Hill Concert is on-track for end of February.

President’s Report – Darby Brandli:
Darby Brandli reported she is working on the FDF kids program. She is putting together partnerships with other music organizations on Youth Programs.

Chairman’s Report – Rick Cornish:
Joe Weed has offered to do a promotional FDF video.
The Spring Campout dinner will be held on Saturday night, April 14, 2012.

SET TIME AND PLACE FOR THE MARCH 2012 BOARD MEETING
Next meeting set for Sunday, March 11, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. at Lagunitas Brewing Company, 1280 N. McDowell Blvd., Petaluma, CA.

ADJOURNMENT
The meeting was adjourned at 3:10 p.m.