The regular meeting of the Board of Directors’ of the Cincinnati Musicians’ Association was called to order on November 10, 2014 at 3:39PM.

All members were present.

The minutes of the October 31, 2014 meeting 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.  President’s Report

  • President Frankenfeld read the cover letter that will be sent to members regarding the loss of the laptop. It had been emailed to the Trustees for their perusal prior to the meeting. It was agreed to add a statement noting that no financial information of members was on the computer. President Frankenfeld was charged with working with the company providing assistance with the situation.

II. CCO

  • President Frankenfeld gave an update on the CCO. Kelly Kuo has been named interim Director. It has been offered to let the $7 transportation remain the same for now. This will give time to assemble information from other area locals regarding transportation cost comparison.
  • Labor Council
  • It was reported that the Labor Council has been through an audit. They are also looking new office space as a way to cut cost. President Frankenfeld has urged them to look at the building where the CMA is currently located.

II. The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra

  • The ASO has settled. They will be opening their 70th season on Thursday evening with Beethoven’s 9th Both sides had agreed to Federal mediation. The core number of players was down to 70 and it was agreed to increase the number to 88 in four years. There will also be a 6% increase in salary by the end of the contract.

III. CSO

  • All performances for Peter Pan were played by the CSO. Carmen DeLeone reported to President Frankenfeld that he felt that services for free-lance musicians would continue for at least 3 or 4 more years. Rehearsal scale is lagging behind and should be addressed soon.
  • Contract negotiations are coming soon for the CSO and President Frankenfeld suggests that we engage Barb Giacoma. There will be a meeting soon with Trey Devey, Robert McGrath, Ted Nelson and Paul Frankenfeld.
  • There will be no patch sessions for this weekends concert recording. Three performances should provide enough material.
  • A one-hour dinner break scheduled during the Pops tour has been waived so that players can get to the hotel sooner. The players will be served a buffet from a restaurant.

IV. Member loan

  • The Board had granted a short-term loan to a member. The member had moved but Lynne Scott now has an updated address and the member is committed to repayment.

NEW BUSINESS:  None

 

THE FOLLOWING VOUCHERS WERE ORDERED PAID:

 

See attached B 24838-24855

 

Next meeting scheduled for November 24, 2014 at 12:30PM.

 

Meeting adjourned at 4:35PM.