The regular meeting of the Board of Directors’ of the Cincinnati Musicians’ Association was called to order on October 29, 2013 at 4:45 PM.

All members were present.

The minutes of the October 8, 2013 were approved.

NEW MEMBERS:

None

GOOD STANDING FROM OTHER LOCALS

NEW MEMBERS:

NONE

REINSTATE:

NONE

DECEASED:

NONE

RESIGNED:

NONE

ERASED:

NONE

 

OLD/CURRENT BUSINESS:

I.  Constitution Ratification

  • Paul presented the format of the ballot that will be sent to all members.  It will be similar to an absentee ballot.
  • Each member will receive the ballot and a return envelope.
  • The ballots will show a yes or no vote for each of the articles (totaling 17).
  • Paul will be asking Richard Porotsky to assist with the ballots.

II.  Symphony Issues

  • The CSO is looking to reconnect with the Lindner family.
  • Christmas breaks will most likely be staggered.
  • There has been discussion around archival taping.  President Frankenfeld said that he is comfortable keeping it on a case-by-case basis since no two situations are exactly alike.
  • In conjunction with the archival taping issue, a date is trying to be decided for talks about the Integrated Media Agreement.
  • There is in place a reasonable practice of hiring associate and assistant conductors.  Both positions are seen as a step in the career of young conductors.  However, the inaugural year for Langrée is very tight in regard to scheduling necessary auditions so the current associate and assistant conductors may be renewed for one year.
  • The organization wants to come up with creative innovations for donor concerts.  Any ideas can be forwarded to Paul Frankenfeld.
  • Reminder that Barbara Jaccoma will be coming to town on November 10 for pre-negotiation conversations.  Everything looks very positive at this point.

NEW BUSINESS:

I.  United Way

  • The annual drive has begun.  In the past the Local has donated $250.  Mike Andres made a motion to increase the giving to $300.  Joe Gaudio provided the second.  The passed unanimously.

II.  Charleston Symphony Orchestra

  • Musicians of the Charleston Symphony have voted to forego union representation. According to the Post and Courier, 76 of the 175 eligible players voted 49-27 to quit Local 502 of the American Federation of Musicians. The orchestra has a $2.6 million annual budget and pays its players on a per-service basis. There are only 24 “core” players.

III. Scanner

  • Vice President Barbara Lambert presented the possibility of purchasing a scanner for the office.  It could be used to scan historical documents, photos, and other items for preservation.  Discussion included investigating storage in the Cloud.  The Board approved Barbara to bring in additional information with potential costs.

IV.  Quarterly General Membership Meeting

  • Richard Porotsky will be honored at the December meeting for reaching fifty years as a member.  The date will be Monday, December 9 at 7PM.

THE FOLLOWING VOUCHERS WERE ORDERED PAID:

See attached B 24360-24385

Next meeting scheduled for Tuesday, November 12 at 4:30.

Meeting adjourned at 5:45PM.