Board Meeting December 8, 2021

Thursday, December 9, 2021

In attendance: Hanan Bell, Charlotte Hotchkiss, Teresa Metzger-Howe, Jackie Kirn, Koko Morgan, Kathleen O'Keeffe, Doug Potter, Bruce Sherman, Anne Warner, and Gennie Winkler

Approval of Minutes
The minutes from the October 13, 2021 Board Meeting were approved. The minutes from the November 10, 2021 General Meeting were approved as amended.

Election of Next Year's Officers
The following members were re-elected as officer of the Rain City Symphony Board:

Doug Potter, President
Gennie Winkler, Vice President
Bruce Sherman, Treasurer
Koko Morgan, Secretary

Grant Status and Fundraising
The Seattle Arts and Culture grant was completed sent into the City. Other things that grants might be needed for are to improve the acoustics in the rehearsal hall and better cameras to improve the broadcasts of our concerts. Jackie will be doing some research on to this.

Kathleen will be resigning as of December 31, 2021. Charlotte will be the Publicity Coordinator until someone else is found.

The webcast of the Fall 2021 concert has had over 300 hits. A consolidated list of people who might be interested in listening to future webcasts will be created. The retirement homes that have the capability to view the webcasts will be notified of the concerts so their occupants can watch.

Winter Quarter Plans
Covid Requirements
The following question was proposed, Do the wind players have to wear split masks? Arguments for and against were presented. The majority of the board felt that the wind players need to wear masks while playing. The symphony will be providing the split masks. Bell covered will also be required.

The members will need to dress warm because of the cold weather and the windows will be open.
The door needs to monitored by two people. This will be done section by section. Each section will determine who will be the monitors for their weeks.

Orchestra Limits
Covid requirements limit the number of people that can be in the rehearsal hall to 50.
Teresa has the following outlined the following orchestra limits:

1st violin - 8
2nd violin - 8
viola - 7
cello - 7
double bass - 1
flute - 3
oboe - 2
clarinet - 3
bassoon - 2
horn - 3
trumpet - 2
trombone/tuba - 3
percussion - 1
Total 50

Some of the numbers are negotiable. If we have only one trumpet again, if we get another horn or percussionist, etc. etc., the numbers can float a bit.

Future Concerts
The Winter quarter final concert is scheduled for Wednesday, March 16, 7:30 p.m. A physical location for this concert is still up in air. The Lake City Mennonite Church will need to be contacted to see if they are now open to have us. If not, we'll continue to look for a location. If a location is not found by the next Board meeting, February 2, 2021 then concert will only be streamed on the web.

The Spring Concert might be held at the Nordic Heritage Museum. Gennie and Jackie are working on partnering with them, which would allow the Symphony to rent the hall at half the normal rate.

Next Board Meeting
The next Board meeting is on Wednesday, February 2, 2022 at 6:30 p.m. at the Music Center of the Northwest.