CALIFORNIA BLUEGRASS ASSOCIATION
SYNOPSIS OF THE MINUTES OF THE MAY 14, 2011 BOARD MEETING
CALL TO ORDER
Rick Cornish, Chairman of the Board, called the meeting to order at 10:00 at the home Diana Donnelly.
ROLL CALL WAS TAKEN, THE AGENDA WAS SET AND THE APRIL MEETING MINUTES WERE APPROVED BY UNANIMOUS VOTE.
Board Members Present:
John Duncan, Rick Cornish, Tim Edes, Bruce Campbell, Craig Wilson, Marcos Alvira, Mark Hogan, Jim Ingram, Montie Elston, Brenda Hough and Lisa Burns
PERSONS DESIRING TO ADDRESS THE BOARD ON UNAGENDIZED ITEMS
Frank Solivan thanked the board for all they do.
Fairgrounds negotiations and FDF:
Montie reported that the contract from the fairgrounds is basically the same as last year. There was a new caveat regarding the golf cart drivers.
The motion to accept the contract as written was carried by unanimous vote.
Montie also reported on items relating to the security company, the sound contract, fencing, porta-potties and wash stations.
Tim said he, Jim and Rich will be going up next Saturday to check out the electric only area to see if it needs mowing and see if there are any problems. There is reason for concern because of the heavy and ongoing rainfall we’ve had this year.
The motion to approve an expenditure of up to $750.00 for additional conduit for the electric only area was carried by unanimous vote.
Festival Director trainee:
The motion to appoint Jeff Hobensack as the festival director trainee was carried by unanimous vote.
Membership VP trainee:
Rick has been in touch with a couple of people who may be interested but nothing is set yet.
Statewide Activities Chairman
David Brace has agreed to take over this position. The motion to appoint David Brace as the State Activities Chairman was carried by unanimous vote.
Final sponsorship report
Lisa distributed her report and made a presentation, covering the highlights.
Larry Baker reported on the status of the food concessions and other vendors.
Shares promotion at FDF:
There was discussion on how to promote the SHARES cards. It was decided that we should have the MC’s announce from the stage every time they are up and, once a day, have kids distribute them in the audience during the last set before dinner break.
Tag – headliners for 2012:
Mark reported for the TAG committee on the status of negotiations with the proposed 2012 headlliners.
CBA Internet Radio station:
Marcos reported on the progress of having a CBA Radio show on KCSS, which is out of Stanislaus State. We would get a regular block of time at no cost. He will create a set of DJ’s to alternate. He said the station will reach Madera to the Sierras. The station also streams on the internet. Marcos would like us to be a station sponsor. Marcos’ choice would be Tuesday, 7 to 9. He would like to go live as much as possible. Broadcast out of Turlock. They use Live365 for streaming.
The motion to donate $100 a year and give Marcos permission to take the next steps was carried by unanimous vote. The show will be called CBA radio.
Great 48 Band Contest:
Craig distributed a report and made a presentation. He felt there should be a “kick off” event on Thursday night and suggested a band contest, as he feels it would bring more people to the event and that would enhance the event and the jamming. The details are covered in the report.
The motion to accept the proposal from was carried by unanimous vote.
Marcos reported that he had a mark up for us to preview and had ideas for next year’s calendar already.
New Website contract:
The motion to enter into an agreement with Adrian Perez for .net programming was carried by unanimous vote.
Last Minute publicity for FDF:
Rick asked the board for ideas on “amping” up last minute publicity for the festival. Several ideas were exchanged and Bruce is on it.
Recognizing Bluegrass Venues :
Rick summarized this idea and there was a lot of discussion. It was decided to postpone moving forward until after the requests for ad purchases and sponsorships from these venues were finalized, so not to seem as pressure on the vendors.
Carolyn submitted her report via email.
Area VP Reports
Mark reported that he is looking for larger venue for the jam.
Lisa again asked every chairperson to keep tight control of their spending.
Darby sent an email which Marcos read.
SET TIME AND PLACE FOR THE JULY BOARD MEETING
Next meeting set for July 9, 2011 in Sonora.
The meeting was adjourned at 1:20.