Milwaukee Scottish Country Dancers
Annual General
Meeting Minutes
June 22, 2015

Attendance: John McCormick, Paul Gunderson, Pat Garrigues, Chuck Garrigues, Vicki Phipps, Ken Phipps, Sonya Fitak, John Fitak, Hillary Forbes, Valerie Lau, Diana Hankes, Nan Stangler, Alicia Shipman

Financial Statements for 2014 and 2015 to date were passed out.


The meeting was called to order at 7:20 pm by President Hillary Forbes.


1.  Minutes of 2014 Annual General Meeting were approved (motion made by Paul, seconded by Diana.).


2.  Treasurer's report.


There are two entries that will no longer appear in the section titled "Assets:"  They are Midwest Weekend Fund $500, and Deposit - Hales Corners Library $25.  The treasurer and others discussed that these items are not assets.  The $500 for the Midwest Weekend was a donation from our group to support the weekend several years ago.  The $25 deposit - Hales Corners Library also occurred years ago when we were dancing there.  The $25 will be considered a donation.  The treasurer's report was approved (motion made by Sonya, seconded by Chuck)


3.  Midwest Scottish Weekend


Attendance was 56 people. 


The weekend made about $1000.  Nineteen evaluations indicated that people were pleased with the music, teachers, and location, but not particularly pleased with the food.  Planning for the weekend is a lot of work.  We need a replacement for Diana on the Midwest Scottish Weekend Committee.  Terry Garner was mentioned as a possible candidate to be on the Committee.


4.  New business:


Next week, June 29, 2015, dancing will be at Our Lord's.


Fall dance:  The dance will be held at Our Lord's United Methodist Church on Saturday Oct. 31, 2015. 


Waukesha Highland Games:  Sept. 5 and 6, 2015.  Ken is the contact person and is currently taking names of interested dancers.  Our group will dance twice a day, once inside and once outside.


Board of Directors for July 1, 2015 - June 30, 2016:

President:  Paul Gunderson

Vice President:  Valerie Lau

Treasurer:  Ken Phipps

Secretary:  Alicia Shipman

Member at large:  John Fitak

Teacher (ex-officio):  John McCormick


Nan Stangler made a motion (Diana seconded) that henceforth our dancing location on the 5th Monday of the month should change from St. Paul's to Our Lord's.  Discussion included talk about cost, attendance, comfort, and the fact that sometimes St. Paul's cancels  and we reschedule to Our Lord's anyway.  The motion passed.  Ken will contact St. Paul's.  Paul will change the website and send a group e-mail when things are finalized.


Music system.  Diana, Val and Paul are committee members looking into getting a new music system.  A possible set-up would be a small laptop, speakers, and a music program, similar to the system the Madison group and others use.  The committee will report to the board when they have information. 


Paul expressed appreciation to the board members for their service last year.


Motion to adjourn the meeting (motion made by Paul, seconded by Ken).  The meeting adjourned at 7:55 pm.


Respectfully submitted,


Nan Stangler


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