Milwaukee Scottish Country Dancers
Annual General
Meeting Minutes
June 20, 2016

Attendance: Paul Gunderson, John McCormick, Valerie Lau, Ken Phipps, Vicki Phipps, Diana Hankes, Pat Garrigues, Terry Garner, Loraine Garner, Hilary Forbes, John Fitak, Sonya Fitak, Becky Glamm, Alicia Shipman

Meeting was called to order at St. Paul’s at 7:37 P.M. by Paul Gunderson, seconded by Hilary Forbes and Terry Garner.

Minutes of 2015 Annual Meeting were approved

Treasurer’s Report: The Financial Statements were handed out from 2015 year end and 2016 as of 6/16/16

-Ken Phipps reports that we are doing very well financially

-we owe rent from July of 2015, income will be even when we pay the rent

-removed Midwest Scottish Weekend Fund $500 from the other assets category from 2016

-we purchased new computer and music machine

-Ken Phipps suggests that we change the fiscal year to make things easier to report.  Vicki motions for the change, all agree.  July 1- June 30 is new fiscal year, set meeting for 3rd Monday in June.

-Terry Garner motions to amend the meeting date to the second Monday in July due to the 4th of July.  Sonya Fitak seconds the amendment motion.  No further discussion, all agree and motion passes.

-Diana Hankes requests $50 to give to Janice to pay for the musician gift for Midwest Scottish Weekend, all agree. Midwest Scottish Weekend is last weekend in June 2016.


New Business: Our Midsummer Dance Party is set for Monday July 11th at 6:30 P.M. in New Berlin.

-Diana Hankes would like to know who can attend the Montello Scottish Fest in Montello, Wisconsin the weekend of July 15th.

 Montello is the birthplace of John Muir and they will be hosting the traveling diaspora quilt.   We would be dancing at approximately 9A.M. and 2P.M.  Madison will have dancers attending. 

-Plans are being set in motion for the Wisconsin Highland Games to take place on September 2-4, 2016 at the Waukesha Expo Center.  Ken Phipps reports we will be sending in our application, but our contact person has changed.  Last year they were very pleased with how helpful we were in the Cultural building.  The cultural group, including us, will be moved to the main building to accommodate the Irish Dance Feis taking place the same weekend.  Ken would like preliminary numbers on who can attend, everything is still in process and he will keep us posted. 

-our Hallowe’en Dance will be held on October 29, 2016.  Diana Hankes will re-send email to all on the program and would like any suggestions on the scheduled dances.  We need to solidify things with the musicians by mid- July. 

Board of Directors

President: Valerie Lau is our new President, Paul Gunderson is stepping down

Vice President: Diana Hankes (formerly Valerie Lau)

Treasurer: Ken Phipps

Secretary: Alicia Shipman

Member At Large: Becky Glamm (formerly John Fitak)

Teacher: John McCormick

-all agree to those appointed to new positions


-no other new business

-Diana Hankes motions to adjourn, Valerie Lau seconds the motion

-Annual Meeting is adjourned at 8:08 P.M.

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