The regular meeting of the Board of Directors’ of the Cincinnati Musicians’ Association was called to order on December 15, 2014 at 3:37PM.

 

All members were present.

 

The minutes of the December 1, 2014 were approved with the following corrections: Section III. CSO There are high front-load fees with H&A so the CSO is interested in looking for investment companies that offer lower-fee investments. Horan began serving the needs of the orchestra in 1987 when the CSO wanted a 3rd party to manage and administer the funds. The CSO has begun looking around at other companies, but they need a minimum amount to transfer and some members do not want to change. Some of the alternatives have limited Vanguard options for investments. And Section IV. IMA Symphonic media agreements are nationally negotiated. In 2009, Cleveland wanted to make theirs only a local agreement and sued to withdraw, but a court ruling was for keeping it a national media agreement.

 

NEW MEMBERS:

GOOD STANDING FROM OTHER LOCALS

NEW MEMBERS: none

REINSTATE: none

DECEASED: none

RESIGNED:

Douglas J. Fisher – bassoon – 12/15/14

ERASED:  none

OLD/CURRENT BUSINESS:

I.  President’s Report

  • President Frankenfeld reported to the Trustees that the AllClear letter was originally scheduled to be mailed on December 4. Letters went out on December 9 due to some difficulties with international addresses. Because of the heavy mail deliveries associated with the holidays letters may be received on varying dates. AllClear has reported that no calls have been made to them regarding any problems.
  • President Frankenfeld has responded personally to one member who had voiced concerns.
  • Trustee Joe Gaudio suggested that perhaps another letter be sent to the membership outlining the steps that were taken by the Board when the theft was reported.

 

II. CSO

  • The Florida tour resulted in small but enthusiastic audiences. The concerts were independent of any regular season series in the area, which may have accounted for low turn out. The final night of the tour was the largest audience. There were opportunities for master classes to be presented and overall the tour was deemed a success.
  • Sarasota had a large Cincinnati presence.
  • Trey Devey was active with fund raising during the tour and the efforts saw $2.5 million committed.
  • Following the tour the Pops returned to two sold out concerts in Music Hall.
  • The orchestra has been invited to perform at Lincoln Center in January.
  • The next audition will be for the 2nd trombone position. The ad is in the IM.

III. IMA

  • The negotiations were completed and the agreement was settled on Thursday. No details have been released to date.

NEW BUSINESS:

I. MPTF

  • All forms for the MPTF have been computerized at this point.

II. United Way

  • Don Hurd made a motion to increase the contribution to the United Way from $350 to $400. Mike Andres gave the second. Motion passed unanimously.

III. Blue Wisp Big Band

  • Trustee Joe Gaudio informed the Board that the museum in Devou Park was interested in using the Wisp Band for a specific event. He wondered if a special agreement could be drawn up with regard to the payment, as it might not be according to scale. President Frankenfeld assured Joe that the request could be granted.

IV. Newsletter

  • Vice President Barb Lambert voiced her support for an outside individual be contacted to handle the Overtones newsletter. President Frankenfeld said he would contact the individual.

 

THE FOLLOWING VOUCHERS WERE ORDERED PAID:

 

See attached B24886-24900

 

Next meeting scheduled for Monday, December 29 at 12:30PM.

 

Meeting adjourned at 4:24PM.