The regular meeting of the Board of Directors’ of the Cincinnati Musicians’ Association was called to order on January 9,2017 at 4:00PM.

Barb Lambert was absent.

The minutes of the December 30,2016 meeting were approved with one clarification/correction. The $3000 sent to Ft. Worth came from the CSO Players Committee funds.

NEW MEMBERS:

GOOD STANDING FROM OTHER LOCALS:

NEW MEMBERS:

REINSTATE:

DECEASED:

RESIGNED:

Michael Samis  cello     12/31/2016

ERASED:

OLD/CURRENT BUSINESS:

I. President’s Report

  • Members of the CSO Players Committee are Ted Nelson, Boris Astafiev, Dan Culnan, Jennifer Monroe, and Dick Jensen. The CSO Advisory Committee members are Ixi Chen, Marty Garcia, Susan Peterson, Lois Johnson, and Chris Philpotts.

II. CSO

  • There will be a meeting on January 13, 2017 to discuss health care options. President Frankenfeld will be doing a presentation. Paul will be talking with Tony Guiduli (MEWA) about health care. A health care broker has been doing some pro bono work but the report did not provide any new information.
  • Patrick Hodge, winner of the horn audition, had his trial week and has been hired. The horn section seems very pleased. He will be Assistant principal and utility horn. His official start date will be June.
  • Ted Nelson, Heather Stengle, and Ralph LaRocca will be doing the advance trip to China.

NEW BUSINESS:

I. Office

  • Rhonda will be scheduling an appointment with Leslie at Kelly, Galloway, and Smith & Goolsby for a two-hour tutorial on QuickBooks. It will allow Rhonda to print some checks without the Track printer. However, the Track printer does allow for quicker printing of the W2s so it will not be going completely away.

II. AFM letter regarding Pension Fund

  • A letter regarding the pension fund was sent to all AFM members. The tone of the letter was somewhat alarmist as they are talking about reducing payouts. The decline of the recording industry is impacting the fund and this factor does not seem to be included in any rhetoric.
  • President Frankenfeld has asked the Trustees to consider scheduling two (2) General Membership meetings with the topic being the pension fund. He is suggesting one meeting in February and one meeting in March.
  • Early retirements are also making an impact on the fund. There are rules attached to early retirement but as jobs continue to dry up there are members who are relying on their pension for income.
  • The letter seemed to be aimed at younger, newer members implying that the fund is not a reliable source of retirement income.

III. Outstanding Loan Balance

  • The $175 balance on the loan given to Arthur Quitman was brought before the Trustees. Lou Lausche made a motion to forgive the balance due to the passing of Arthur Quitman. Joe Gaudio gave the second. The motion passed.

THE FOLLOWING VOUCHERS WERE ORDERED PAID: (LS/BL M/S)

See attached B 25782-25787

Next meeting scheduled for Monday, January 23 at 3:45PM

Meeting adjourned at 4:50PM.