The regular meeting of the Board of Directors’ of the Cincinnati Musicians’ Association was called to order on December 14,2015 at 5:52PM.

Mike Andres was absent due to illness.

The minutes of the November 30,2015 meeting were approved.

 

NEW MEMBERS:

Adam Pleiman December 2, 2015- Guitar, Organ, Pedal Steel, Accordion, Banjo

GOOD STANDING FROM OTHER LOCALS

NEW MEMBERS:

REINSTATE:

DECEASED:

RESIGNED:

Nate Lutz – 9/30/2015 – Bass

ERASED:

 

 

OLD/CURRENT BUSINESS:

I. President’s Report

  • President Frankenfeld opened his report with the information that both CSO musicians and staff are being asked to donate/contribute on a voluntary basis to the Music Hall renovation.
  • President Frankenfeld met with the Archdiocese on December 2 to discuss organists interested in organizing. Currently, organists are hired as independent contractors or must be put on the payroll that can be a complicated procedure. Additionally, they are required to go through specific training as a result of the child abuse scandal. By organizing there would be an established scale and the organists could be covered under the insurance provided by the Local. The Archdiocese is very interested in the possibility of the ability to standardize and is anxious to get a proposal from the Local to determine its viability.

 

II. Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra

  • The one-year agreement expires on December 31, 2015. President Frankenfeld has spoken with LeeAnne Anklan, CCO General Manager. It appears that nothing has to be decided immediately due to the new season format. President Frankenfeld proposed to the Trustees that a three-year agreement be pursued that would include incremental increases.

III. IT Update

  • Greg Felix has downloaded the new Peachtree. More updates to follow.

NEW BUSINESS:

None

 

THE FOLLOWING VOUCHERS WERE ORDERED PAID:

See attached B 25311-25329

Next meeting scheduled for Tuesday, December 29 at 11:00AM

 

Meeting adjourned at 6:45PM.