CALL TO ORDER
Tim Edes, Chairman of the Board, called the meeting to order at 10:00 AM on Saturday, November 22 at the Brandli house in Oakland.
Board Members Present: Tim Edes, Montie Elston, Steve Goldfield, Dave Gooding, Mark Hogan, Jim Ingram, Maria Nadauld, Larry Phegley, Geoffrey Sargent
Board Members Absent: David Brace, Jack Hyland
Officers Present: Darby Brandli, Colleen Hogan, (Rick Cornish & Bruno Brandli attended a portion of the meeting.)
SETTING OF THE AGENDA
The Board approved the meeting agenda with two additions.
APPROVAL OF THE OCTOBER 2014 BOARD MEETING MINUTES
The October minutes were approved as written.
PERSONS DESIRING TO ADDRESS THE BOARD ON UNAGENDIZED ITEMS
Great 48 Update:
Larry Phegley reported the following:
-Thurs. night Brothers Barton and Mojave Soul are performing at 9pm in the Presidential Suite
-Friday night is Michael Cleveland
-Saturday the Board Meeting is scheduled 11:00AM -1:00 PM in the Lakes Room
-Sat. night is open mike “Kids on Stage” and Band Scramble
-9am Sunday is a gospel band in the Sierra Room
-We have met the hotel’s room minimums. There are more rooms reserved this year than last.
-There will be a CBA membership table with information about upcoming events
-The only unresolved issue is sound.
Contracted Bands for 2015:
There are four contracts outstanding for FDF 2015, which we expect to receive by early December.
The CBA needs to designate someone to negotiate with ASCAP regarding their fees. Montie will contact Whit Washburn, CBA legal advisor, to discuss.
SF Area VP Resignation and Replacement:
Chuck Poling resigned as San Francisco Area Activities VP. The Board approved appointing Ted Kuster to replace Chuck.
GV Fairgrounds Meeting Report:
The Board briefly discussed the meeting that Darby Brandli and David Brace had with the Nevada County Fairgrounds.
Bluegrass Unlimited Advertising Budget:
The Board approved running three 2/3 page ads in Bluegrass Unlimited in January, March and May to advertise the 40th anniversary Father’s Day Festival and Music Camp.
Western and Swing Jam at Great 48:
The Board agreed we don’t need to officially sponsor a Western and swing jam; however we can help direct people to specific jams by posting locations on a whiteboard in the Presidential Suite.
Contributions for Regina Bartlett Memorial:
Individual Board Members contributed money on a personal basis to help cover the memorial for Regina Bartlett.
Chico Concert Series:
The Board agreed to support a concert series in the Chico area in 2015, coordinated by Lucy Smith, Butte/Tehama Area Activities VP.
Executive Committee Report:
The Executive Committee discussed three items between Board Meetings:
-Contributions for Regina Bartlett Memorial
-Chico concert series
CBA membership as of Nov 1st is 2446.
Overall the CBA is doing fine financially. Some money has been moved to an investment account, which the Treasurer does periodically. The goal is to accumulate enough in the investment account to pay in full for a Fathers’ Day festival in the event of a catastrophe.
Music Camp Report:
The Board discussed the terms of contract renewal in Closed Session.
Area Activities VP Reports:
-Tim Edes has not received the signed AA VP agreements from Marcos Alvira yet.
-Mark Hogan (North Bay Coast) – The Sonoma County Festival lineup for March 2015 is buttoned up.
-Larry Phegley (South Bay / Monterey Bay) – Jams in his area are hurting in terms of attendance, partly because it is football season. He is looking for new venues in his area.
-Darby is working with Peter Thompson to find venues in the east bay for bands routing through the area.
-She is happy to report that younger people are approaching her offering to help out with the Youth Program.
Tim Edes felt that the agenda covered everything he needed to discuss.
CONFIRM TIME AND PLACE FOR THE NEXT BOARD MEETING
Next meeting: Saturday December 13 at 10 AM at the River House in Modesto.
Meeting adjourned at 2:00 PM.