The regular meeting of the Board of Directors’ of the Cincinnati Musicians’ Association was called to order on July 11,2016 at 3:35PM.

All members were present.

The minutes of the June 27,2016 meeting were approved as amended. (M/S Hurd/Lausche)









I. President’s Report

  • President Frankenfeld read off receipts for expenses charged to the CMA bank card.
  • Cards for the quarterly general membership meeting will be taken care of tomorrow. The meeting will be a summary of the 100th
  • President Frankenfeld reported that he was able to secure two one-way tickets to ICSOM which will run August 23-27th


  • A CBA has finally been signed and is valid for this season and next. A cover letter and ballots will be going out to members per Department of Labor rules. Mike Andres motioned to approve the CBA pending ratification by CCO members. Barb Lambert gave the second. Motion carried.
  • President Frankenfeld spoke highly of Leeann Anklan, CCO General Manager with her work in the CBA process.
  • Guest conductor Sarah Ionnides, and candidate for CCO conductor, is planning a multi-media performance.
  • The direction of the CCO appears to be promising and successful.


  • Viola auditions set for September 18-19 are slated for one-year positions with a stipulation that someone could be offered a second year.
  • Viola auditions for 2017-2018 will be for 2 permanent positions in the section.
  • Rebecca Culnan has stepped back into the role of Associate Concertmaster after her leave of absence.


I. Barb Lambert reported that she had not been reimbursed for her hotel room from the AFM as a delegate to the convention.

II. The Board of Trustees was presented with the list of members in arrears. Each situation was discussed, as needed. Two members will be allowed to resign in good standing due to health issues. Others were slated for another attempt at contact and others will be erased from the membership rolls. A complete list will be posted in the next set of minutes, pending contact of several members.

III. Middletown Symphony will cease to exist after this season. It will shutter at the end of May 2017.



See attached B 25534 – B 25549

Next meeting scheduled for July 25 at 5:30PM and will be followed at 7PM by the quarterly general membership meeting.

Meeting adjourned at 4:55PM.

Richard Chester. Beloved husband of the late Phyllis O. Lockard. Loving father of Nancy Mulberry, Terry Wardwell, Linda Marek, Judi Harrison, Randy Wardwell, Phillip Wardwell and Amy Wardwell. Dear grandfather of 30, great-grandfather of 75, great-great grandfather of 1. Born in Lafayette, IN. Only child of Paul and Amy Wardwell. Began his musical career as the leader of Dick Wardwell’s Starlight Band in Wabash, IN at the age of 16. Graduated from Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music in 1950. Member of the US Army Band during the Korean War. Performed for 40 years with his beloved wife, Phyllis as the musical duo “Phyllis and Richard”. Passed away Monday, October 21, 2013 at the age of 84. Visitation will be held Friday, October 25, 2013 from 10:00 am until time of service 11:00 am at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 4610 N. Bend Rd., 45211. Interment Spring Grove Cemetery. Memorial contributions can be made to The General Missionary Fund of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 15 E. South Temple 2nd Floor East, Salt Lake City, UT 84150.

This weekend (April 26-27) the CSO recognized three members who have reached their 25-year anniversary as a member of the orchestra.  Tom Sherwood, Stacey Woolley, and Pete Norton are to be congratulated on this milestone.