Board Meeting

MSSI Board Meeting

October 4, 2010

Conducted at Republic Coffee


Sammy Rich, Melissa Gibson, Allen Simpson, George Malone, Steve Martin, Jeanette Martin, Barbara Campbell, Sue Malone, Sandy Simpson

Treasurer’s Report:

Sent via email, Motion to accept via Melissa Gibson, 2nd by Allen Simpson

Secretary’s Report:

Minutes reviewed. Motion to accept by George Malone.

Old Business:

• Clanjamfry – suggestion to include who helped the person and if they paid their dues

• Cooper Young – suggestion to continue to participate

• Celtic Fest (11/6)– suggestion to include information for Jackson participants regarding lodging information close to Woodland Hills. For Kirkin’, tried to send posters, not sure if they were received. Need MSSI members to attend and set up the tent, promote the society and Burns Nicht. Possible attendees: Sue Malone, Melissa Gibson. Waiting to hear about registration costs ($25-30)

New Business

• Program this month – Barbara Campbell – speaker from Elmwood Cemetery, Scottish Heritage. Steve Martin has a travel agency presenting information.

• Tea November 27 2-4 PM at Crumpets. $25 per ticket ($26.12/person), 25 maximum. Considering selling a Scottish focused item, silent auction option. May ask Chorale about singing at the tea.

• Steve Martin requests permission to have the MSSI conduct the Kilted Classic 5/1/2011 at Audubon Park. He provided an informational sheet. Sponsorships will be requested. G. Malone made a motion to approve, 2nd by M, Gibson. Event will be combined with a picnic – family oriented activities. Also included in motion to combine event with a picnic. Steve to check into use of pavilion. Need information and brochures ready for distribution at Burns Nicht. Funds raised split between scholarship monies and MSSI.

• Sammy brought up the idea of pairing with another non-profit organization to host events and equally share expenses and profits.

• Sue Malone suggested Melissa Gibson obtain training as a licensed bartender for the organization. $55 fee + $20 for the fee. Barbara Campbell made the motion, George Malone 2nd. Motion carried. Discussion regarding insurance, no resolution.

• Patrons Reception – need people to sign up. George provided list to Jeanette. Discussion regarding parking lot patrol. Lamplighter ad or article – M. Gibson – inquiring about offering Cooper-Young residents a special price for the reception – Board elected not to pursue.

• Christmas Party – Sue Malone, December 13 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, (2 dozen to donate, 1 to taste, 1 to take home). Toys for Tots are welcomed to set up at the event. Discussion to limit activity to 1 event. The Real McCoy’s (10/7 at the church if interested) will provide entertainment ($150) hammered dulcimer. Food budget $200. Unsure if Chorale will be singing.

Motion to adjourn 6:30 PM by Sammy Rich, 2nd by Allen Simpson
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