The regular meeting of the Board of Directors’ of the Cincinnati Musicians’ Association was called to order on May 15, 2014 at 1:10PM.

All members were present.

The minutes of the April 29, 2014 were approved.

NEW MEMBERS:

GOOD STANDING FROM OTHER LOCALS

NEW MEMBERS:

REINSTATE:

DECEASED:

RESIGNED:

ERASED:

 

OLD/CURRENT BUSINESS:

I. President’s Report

  • President Frankenfeld informed the Board that he and Lynne attended the memorial service for Mary Ellen Tanner. Even though she was not a member of the Local she was a large part of the local music scene.
  • The bank is trying to assist Rhonda to be able to do banking online.
  • A film focusing on jazz musician Miles Davis will be shot in Cincinnati. The filming will be in need of extras and jazz musicians. Paul has written a letter suggesting that the Local be of assistance in hiring and locating musicians.

II. Electronic Media Agreement

  • Discussion around the EMG is at an impasse. The next meeting that President Frankenfeld will be attending is June 15-17th. The Board granted permission for him to attend.

III. Musicians Performance Trust Fund

  • While in New York with the CSO and May Festival Chorus, Paul met with Samantha Ramos. The State of Ohio received $23,000 for MPTF concerts. He wanted to check on the possibility of using some of those funds for a potential gala concert. Since that type of performance would not be technically “free” and open to the public funding would not be possible.
  • Musica Sacra has been primarily funded through the MPTF and is now going to apply for funding through the Louise Dieterle Nippert Fund.

IV. Cincinnati AFL-CIO Labor Council

  • Doug Sizemore will be stepping down as Executive Secretary due to health problems.
  • There is a move to draft someone that members can rally around in order to avoid a potentially contentious election.
  • The Council is trying to increase younger members.

V. CSO

  • Trey Devey has indicated a willingness to begin early negotiations.
  • Ted Nelson, Drake Ash, and Dan Culnan will be musicians on the negotiating committee.
  • The performance in NY was successful. The soloists were superb and the John Adams piece did have a good performance.

VI. CCO

  • Paul has recently received a response from CCO Board Chairperson Jennifer Funk. There is no need to halt negotiations on a CBA and they will continue in good faith.
  • The final 2013-2014 concert will be June 1. There is expected to be an announcement at the concert regarding next season.

NEW BUSINESS:

NONE

Miscellaneous Announcements:

  • The Musicians Ball will be scheduled for April 24, 2015. Turn out must be improved.
  • Vice President Barb Lambert reminded Board members to get their bios to her for the website.

THE FOLLOWING VOUCHERS WERE ORDERED PAID:

See attached B24611-24631

Next three meetings are tentatively scheduled for June 2nd at noon, June 16 for the Board meeting and the Quarterly General Membership meeting, and a Board meeting on June 30, 2014.

Meeting adjourned at 2:03PM.