Wednesday, May 23, 2012
PRESIDENT’S NEWSLETTER Number 7 (May 2012)
The Annual General Meeting - 26 April 2012: It is great to have the AGM out of the way and to have Steve taking up the role of Band Secretary. The follow-up to the adoption of the new constitution has proceeded with the new Public Officer’s name and Constitution being submitted to the SA Office of Consumer and Business Affairs.
Tenor and Bass Drum Purchase: We continue to await the arrival of these new drums. We have been advised that they are ‘in the pipeline’! I am sure that all of the mid-section players will appreciate the benefits that the new drums will bring to the band’s sound. We will need some volunteers, however, to lead Lis around, when the new bass is strapped on!!!
Music and Tunes – priorities: Members are reminded about the priorities set by Willie and David in relation to the competition sets. Members currently not playing these sets are asked to learn them as quickly as possible. The priorities are:
a. The Musical Selection – Glendarual Highlanders selection (5 tunes).
b. The #2 March Selection – Leaving Liverpool Set (4 tunes)
c. Added to this list now is the new MSR.
We will be required to play the MSR from now on, in place of the
selection of marches at competitions. The 3 tunes are:
March – Captain Norman Orr Ewing
Strathspey – O’er the Bows to Ballindalloch
Reel – Miss Girdle
Wearing Band Uniform at private engagements: Members are reminded that they require the approval of the Band Committee to wear any part of the Band uniform at private engagements. A letter requesting permission would be best and it needs to go to a committee meeting, so members need to get organised in advance. Any last minute requests could be considered by the committee at a band practice. Everyone’s co-operation on this matter is expected.
Social activities: Dates for 2 social events have been set. They are:
a. The CEPB Social Evening at the Elizabeth RSL – Saturday 4 August at the Elizabeth RSL.
b. The Band Christmas Party on Sunday 16 December 2012
Committee Meeting - The following matters were dealt with at the management committee meeting on Thursday 10th May 2012:
1. Band Sponsorship Proposal: Following the adoption of the Band Sponsorship proposal at the AGM, I will be preparing an action plan for implementation at the June Committee meeting. The action plan will consider a staged implementation of the sponsorship proposal and identify prospective sponsors.
2. Old Band Uniform: We have purchased large tubs to store the old uniform in. It is all for sale. Any members who want to purchase items should see me about that. They will be stored at Willies for the time being, so a visit to his home would be required for any fitting to take place.
3. Band Registration: The APBA registration is now due and it was resolved to pay it. The cost is around $450pa.
4. Nomination of New Members: with the adoption of the new constitution, the process for nominating members is slightly different. Nominations are now required in writing, and the nomination is considered by the Band Committee. I am sure that subsequent to that, new members will be welcomed in the band circle at a band practice. Steve is currently developing a new nomination form.