NORTHWEST CHORAL SOCIETY
MEETING MINUTES
March 14, 2017

CALL TO ORDER:

The March 2017 Board Meeting of the Northwest Choral Society was held on March 14th, 2017 at First Congregational United Church of Christ, 766 Graceland Ave., Des Plaines, IL.   The meeting was called to order at 6:42 PM by NWCS President Penny Perles.  The following board members were present:

Angela Carlson            Mary Jane Matecki
David Hitch                  Penny Perles
Noreen LaValle             Diane Szuberla

Also Present: Alan Wellman, Artistic Director

MEETING MINUTES:

  • The corrected meeting minutes from the October 11th meeting were reviewed and approved. The meeting minutes from the January 10th meeting were reviewed and approved.  Mary Jane Matecki made a motion to accept the corrected October meeting minutes and the January meeting minutes.  The motion was seconded by David Hitch.

TREASURER’S REPORT:

  • Noreen LaValle presented the treasurer’s report for January 2017.  Cash disbursements totaled $3,917.94.  Cash receipts totaled $1,188.00.  Our regular account now has $23,289.34.  Including petty cash, our final total was $23,324.34.  Mary Jane Matecki made a motion to accept the treasurer’s report.  The motion was seconded by Angela Carlson.  The motion passed.
  • Noreen LaValle presented the treasurer’s report for February 2017.  Cash disbursements totaled $3,006.07.  Cash receipts totaled $2,035.69.  Our regular account now has $23,289.34.  Including petty cash, our final total was $23,324.34.  Mary Jane Matecki made a motion to accept the treasurer’s report.  The motion was seconded by Diane Szuberla.  The motion passed.

ARTISTIC DIRECTOR:

  • The 2017-2018 NWCS season 
    • December 2017: Global Holiday – December 3rd, 2017, 4:00 PM
      • Traditional and contemporary music from around the globe.
    • April 2017: Celestial Songs – April 8th, 2018, 4:00 PM
      • Celebration of the stars and heavens with music by Handel, Tichelli and LaVoy
    • June 2017: She shall have music – June 2nd, 2018, 7:30 PM
      • Celebration of music written by or for women.  Female composers and arrangers will be featured.  

PROMOTIONS:

  • Monica Penny has volunteered to usher for the spring concert.
  • 2 donations came in the mail

MEMBERSHIP:

  • 2 people have expressed interested in joining NWCS for the summer concert.
  • Matt will bring in someone who is interested in joining NWCS

SPRING CONCERT:

  • Kelsey will be doing the research for the pre-concert lecture for the April concert, but is unable to give the pre-concert lecture.  A replacement speaker will need to be found.
  • Stephanie is writing the program notes for the April concert

NEW BUSINESS:

  • Chicago Master Singers put out a compilation CD recently.  Perhaps NWCS could make one as well once we have more recorded music?
  • Board elections:
    • Angela will be in charge of the nominating committee
    • Kelsey and Noreen are up for re-election
    • Karl is interested in joining the NWCS board
  • Restaurant fund raiser
    • Penny has a list of restaurants that will do fundraising nights for different community groups.
      • Possibly Portillo’s or Culver’s
    • Perhaps make an announcement at the June concert.
  • Send NWCS flyer to local churches to try and get new members
  • June Concert
    • Pit band: Drums, Brass, Guitar
    • Concert to be held at All Saints Lutheran Church
  • @ Windy City, the choir members should take a few NWCS business cards and pass them out if possible.
  • May 20th – Saturday rehearsal and annual NWCS meeting
  • June 6th – Post-concert party and board meeting

NEXT MEETING:

  • Our next Board Meeting will be Tuesday, May 2nd, 2017, at First Congregational United Church of Christ.

ADJOURNMENT:

The Board Meeting was adjourned at 7:15 PM by a motion from Noreen LaValle and a second from David Hitch.  The motion passed.

Angela Carlson
Recording Secretary
Northwest Choral Society