November 25, 2019 Janet’s Home

Present: Alice Lane, Barbara Wichmann, Carole Metnick, Ann Hammond, Ruthie Seidner, Helen Gagel, Honey Nixon, Kathy Miehls, Janet Milbrandt, Ilene Alpert.

Proposed Budget: Barbara

The board was presented with a budget managed in 3 columns; Actual, Budgeted, and Proposed. Our budget presently will see a deficit each year if we do not increase our dues. It would be difficult to shave off any more of our rigid expenses. Our show profit has not changed much over the years, we should be getting more or at least see some variations. But we have not increased the amount of tickets. Barbara made a comparison within other choruses and we are indeed low. 

Proposed: Increase dues from $160.00 to $288.00 per year. Barbara proposed an automatic withdrawal for members; either monthly or quarterly. Increase the costume budget from $800.00 to $2800.00. Give Sharon a stipend of $500.00 now. We are allotting $1000.00 for the website for 2 years. People will be charged for lost music. Members will begin printing their own copies of music from the website. Proposed expenses for the next 2 years: $37,875.00. Total Income would be $31,680.00. Requested fees for singouts would remain the same at $300.00. Alice suggested that some singouts can be led by chorus members instead of the director.  A motion was made to approve the proposed budget. It was passed unanimously. Chorus members will be informed of the new dues amount and payment options.

Membership: Ilene

We have one new interested member. Thank you, Janet for the red T-shirts!

No rehearsal on 12/26.

Respectfully submitted,

Ruthie Seidner, Secretary