CCD STEERING COMMITTEE Meeting - Minutes
August 11, 2002
Steering Committee members present:
Brian Baker, Lillian Bryan, Rob Harper, Jan Kent, Lalah Manly, Scott
Russell, Bruce Tarnopolski, Ann Whitley,
Other Community Members present: Geoff
Kent, Harriette Liske,
John ONeal, Christin Whittington
Evaluation of Out-of-town bands:
The opportunity to provide Seth (scheduler) with feedback regarding
bands and callers on the CCD website has been extended via the listserv
to the entire dance community. This has been very popular.
Sound: Chris, our sound technician, is leaving. We have community
volunteers who will take turns running sound on Friday nights until
a more permanent person to fill the position can be identified. Scott
is coordinating names of those in the community who are able to help
with sound. The pay is reasonable ($75 per Friday) and dancers in the
community are asked to let Scott know of leads. Susan Davis recently
labeled cords clearly to facilitate use of the equipment while we are
in transition. (Thanks, Susan!)
Election: The election of 3 steering committee members to replace
members rotating off the board (George Snyder, Brian Baker, and Scott
Russell) will take place on October 11. After discussion, consensus
was that the Steering Committee (SC) would ask the previous five Nominating
Committee members to return or replace themselves (Bruce will contact
them.). The Nominating Committee will offer the community a slate of
names and the community will either approve or disapprove the slate.
Scott made a motion (and was seconded) to say that the person serving
as treasurer become an automatic member of the steering committee for
as long as that person is serving as treasurer. Therefore, there are
only 2 positions for which nominations are needed.
Further discussion indicated that the nominees should be advertised
more thoroughly than in the past on the listserv and that the SC will
provide guidance to the Nominating Committee to not put two members
of the same household on the board at the same time. Ultimately, however,
this is to be left to the discretion of the Nominating Committee. All
are welcome at SC meetings.
CCD Community Day: On October 11, CCD will provide a free Friday
night dance to the community to say thank you to all volunteers. Jump
in the Skillet will play. Bruce proposed that there be a 15-minute meeting
at the break for an overview of the year, the election, solicitation
for volunteers for the November dance weekend, and final words from
the outgoing steering committee.
The new CCD bank account is open with Washington Mutual.
Beginning September 1, Morningside will increase rent from $250 to $275.
November 8-10. Christin presented a draft flyer that looked excellent.
Copies will be made for distribution at Mentone and put in the mail
soon after that. Discussion followed regarding the legality of the graphics
on the flyer and
Though the SC had recommended asking Seth and Janet to share duties
as local caller at the dance, Seth requested that Janet be invited for
this year, and that he perhaps be considered for next year. SC agreed
We will ask Lisa if she will give her excellent dance/etiquette instruction
during the weekend.
Doug is working on plane tickets for band members and it was suggested
that he check on Jeremiah McClains participation in Airdance.
The Morningside gym floor will be refinished during the November dance
Cub Caller Program: Doug called the second
half of the dance on Aug 9 with good success. We will review the cub
caller program in September.
Executive Session: In the interest of creating necessary policy
before it is actually needed, the group discussed the circumstances
under which a closed executive meeting might be necessary and the procedures
for how this would follow. Members of just the steering committee would
meet in a closed session.
Community condolences: Kate Hawks
sons death is impending. Group consensus was that a basket for
donations from the community would be set up at the next 3 dances and
proceeds would be donated directly to Kate for use at her discretion.
Lillian donated a beautiful book for community members to sign and offer
New Years Eve Dance: Lalah announced
that the creators of What the Hey (Seth, Pam, Bruce, and
Lalah) are pursuing the possibility of hosting a special New Years
Eve dance at Morningside called Floor Play. They will be
seeking the same support from CCD as was provided for What the Hey.
There will be more information on this at the September meeting.
Stage: Scott has been speaking with Bill McClain about building
a stage for use on Friday nights. Once a design is developed, it will
be taken to Morningside for approval.
NEXT MEETING: Tuesday, September 10
at Harriettes new home.
Directions: From Decatur- Take Memorial Dr.
to Rockbridge RD. Go East 5 lights. At the 5th light make a left onto
Spring St. Go right onto Popular Drive, left on Pine St., and a left
on Dogwood Dr.
Harriette and Kevin Liske, 506 Spring St., 404-299-2331
Respectfully submitted, Lilian Bryan, CCD Steering Committee Secretary