CCD STEERING COMMITTEE Meeting - Minutes
9:00 pm CCD Steering Committee meeting convened
Steering Committee Members present:
Bruce Tarnopolski, Ann Whitley, Scott Russell, George Snyder, Rob Harper,
Geoff Kent (in place of Jan Kent), Lilian Bryan.
CHILDCARE: the demand for child care
is erratic; there is no pattern regarding the need for child care. We
have a good child caregiver and will keep her for the time being. We
will probably need her more when we have larger crowds - when
we have an out of town band.
DANCE SAFETY: Bruce spoke to the individual
in question and a letter was mailed to him. The dancer took the criticism
in the right spirit. All callers need to address people who are to rough
on the dance floor. Callers will hold a meeting to discuss a consistent
response to unruly behavior, in order that the same message is given
WHAT THE HEY: The dance weekend plans
(May 3-5) are in full swing. So far 18 people are signed up, mostly
from out of town. CCD will cover the extra insurance, which will be
partially or fully compensated by additional Friday night dancers.
UPDATED DANCE DIRECTORY: Jim Cain is
updating the names
NOVEMBER 2002 DANCE WEEKEND: The band
Nightingale is not available. Rodney Miller band has been approached
and they are available. The particulars, such as fees, still have to
be negotiated and firmed up. Doug is working up a contract.
CUB CALLERS: We have 3 Cub Callers
(Doug, George and Rob) who have called at dances for us. These callers
have been actively calling outside Atlanta as well.
CUB BANDS: We will feature some very
talented local musicians, made up of our dancers, to play for
the dance on March 15th. This is an opportunity for this new band, "Jump
in the Skillet", to be introduced to a Friday night dance. Rehearsal
with sound system will take place prior to the March 1 dance.
ANGEL BUTTONS: Buttons with "I
will dance with beginners" is a good idea, but for various reasons
discussed, we will not do it.
2001 DANCE WEEKEND REPORT: Janet Shepherd
emphasized that much
SCHEDULING POLICY: Seth submitted an
e-mail dealing with this matter
TREASURER'S REPORT: Doug Singleton
gave the treasurer's report and brought to our attention (again) that
CCD loses money and dips into savings more and more every year. A
discussion followed, with emphasis on protecting our savings for future
expenses (replacing equipment, etc.). We must attempt to run our organization
at a break-even rate. Other dance venues near and far generally
charge more than we do. Our admission of $5.00 ($6.00 for out of town
bands) has been the same for many years. Therefore a raise in the admission
cost of Friday night dances by $ 1.00 was suggested. This would earn
us $ 7,000 more per year and leave our reserves untouched. Geoff Kent
(in place of Jan) made a motion to raise the Friday night dance admission
fee by $1.00, making it $6.00 for in town bands, $7.00 for out of town
bands. The new admission fee will charged starting on Friday, April
5th. Roger seconded the motion. The motion was passed by a majority
Next Steering Committee meeting is scheduled
to be held on Sunday March 24th at 3:30 at Lilian Bryan's house.
The meeting was adjourned at 10:30 p.m.