Rain City Symphony
Meeting of the Board of Directors
October 8, 2008
Kathy Lillie President
Bruce Finlayson Vice President
Cari Sutton Librarian
Natasha Close Treasurer
Carol Horowitz Membership
Margaret Bustion Venue
Teresa Metzger Howe Conductor
Paul Plesha Secretary
September meeting minutes were approved.
An updated account of income and expenses was presented for quarters 2, 3, and
4. Quarter 1 is the summer quarter when the board and orchestra do not meet.
There are 52 paying members for the quarter. Announcing (and encouraging) dues
payment in the first three weeks helped to complete the task in a timely manner.
All venues for the coming season are set except for Winter Quarter. Beth Shalom
is being is being considered and UCC (University Community Church) may be an
alternative. A general discussion of other sites was conducted and other church
and nursing home venues were considered with the contingency that the hall is
needed from 6 to 9 in the evening and the maximum compensation paid is $150.00
Music files were cleaned up and organized by the librarian and volunteers.
Additional lighting will help keep the library area more user-friendly.
The conductor reminded the Board to ask musicians to return original copies of
Current RCS Board members will continue to fill board positions for the next
year with the exception of the treasurer and publicity positions. An
announcement will be made asking for volunteers to fill these positions during
rehearsal prior to the November 12 general meeting.
A member survey is not needed at this time. One survey per year is sufficient
and the best time to conduct it is in the winter or spring quarter.
The treasurer will file a 990N document. One category of the form requires the
filer to estimate the annual cost of expenses for administration of the
non-profit organization. A preliminary estimate is 7.5%
The 4-culture grant requires an annual report that is submitted after the fall
Seattle Arts Grant has chosen to fund RCS but the particulars are still unknown
at this time.
Next meeting: November 12