Board Meeting

MSSI Board Meeting

October 28, 2010

Conducted at St. Luke’s Church


Sammy Rich, Melissa Gibson, Allen Simpson, George and Sue Malone, Sandy Simpson, John Schultz, Frank and Becky Tafford, Barbara Campbell

Called to Order: 5:40 PM

Treasurer’s Report: Recap of submitted report. $5643.66 in checking and $2952.28 in savings accounts. No questions. Motion to approve report: A. Simpson, 2nd S. Simpson. Motion carried.

Secretary’s Report: Submitted from October 4. Dispensed reading, M. Gibson, 2nd Malone. Motion to accept carried.

Old Business:

• Celtic Fest (11/6 9 AM – 6 PM) in Jackson TN – tent and supplies available. A few MSSI members will attend the event with Sammy Rich. May have members attend the event on Sunday as well. Kirkin’ at 1st Presbyterian on Highland in Jackson 11/7. Unsure if anyone will attend and carry the MSSI banner

• Burns Nicht. Motel Super 8 (Sue Malone)) is willing to accommodate members, information will be included in the Burns Nicht brochures taken to Celtic Fest. Review of informal poll at the last general meeting with buffet query, significant savings in print material this year. Consider a survey of guests, including comments. Draft survey will be available at next Board meeting. Contract received from Woodland Hills, $2432 due now, balance payable $3432 is due January 10, 2011 based on 200 people ($25.50/person). Treasurer will proceed with payment.

• Tea November 27 2:30 PM- 4 PM at Crumpets (confirmed). $25 per ticket ($26.12/person), 25 maximum.

• Patrons Reception – need people to sign up. Need volunteers for food – notice to be included in Grace Notes this month. Need a Security person to patrol the parking lot during the event. Event insurance mentioned by Melissa Gibson; Nationwide covers for damage according to George Malone.

• Christmas Party – Sue Malone, December 13 6:30 PM at St. Luke’s. Party will be in the North Ex, decorated and nice for pictures. Stand up buffet, food on round tables. Sue is suggesting a voluntary cookie exchange of 4 dozen, (1 dozen to donate, 3 to taste and take home). Toys for Tots will be collected, notice will be put in Grace Notes. The Real McCoy’s will provide entertainment ($150) hammered dulcimer. Food budget $200.

New Business

• Sammy passed out MSSI business cards for Board members to take and use

• Sammy advised that Mary Ann Lucas inquired about MSSI participating in the Veteran’s Day parade and the Bartlett Christmas Parade ($25 entry). Not sure of dates. General Board approval for Mary Ann to organize participants.

• Sammy thanked Board members for service this past year. Will need an at-large board member.

• November Board meeting reminder: November 18

• Burns Nicht tickets sold to date: estimated at 11 at Patron or Benefactor level

• Melissa suggested sending thank you notes to speaker’s

• Mary Ann Lucas has resigned as Grace Notes Editor. Karen English will be a contributing editor after the first of the year.

Motion to adjourn 6:40 PM by Melissa Gibson, 2nd by George Malone

Nest Meeting: November 18 at 5:30 PM

Respectfully submitted,

Sandy Simpson
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