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Yvette Michelle Courtemanche <[log in to unmask]>
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Mon, 2 Apr 2007 23:37:19 -0400
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Thanks Theresa- We should all be taking this into consideration,  
especially if we want to travel to the national conference next year.  
Which would be awesome. I hope that I can go and see you all there!

At the next meeting I'd like to talk about fundraising, I know that  
Sasha and I went to a lot of booths at the conference. Can at our next  
meeting, everyone come with some ideas of what to do for fundraisers.  
Actually, let me re-phrase that in teacher mode: At the next meeting,  
everyone should bring ideas for fundraisers. Great!

And how about, at the next meeting, everyone try to bring ONE NEW  
MEMBER and tell them that we are going to start planning for next  
years conference. We can talk about this last one and discuss what a  
great experience it was, and try to get more of the new members  
involved. Bring it up in your classes!

I'm going to ask everyone to come to a meeting this week on Friday. I  
dislike this time but it seems like the only thing that worked. If you  
are getting these emails I'll expect you to come, if you can't please  
let me know and let me know what time works better for you. I know  
this is getting strict but the only way we'll be able to get things  
done is to have regular meetings that are well attended.


Quoting Theresa Martine Chenail <[log in to unmask]>:

> Hi Everyone,
> I don't know if this new meeting time is working out conveniently for
> everyone, as we've had to cancel the last two weeks because not enough
> people have attended.  However, as far as I know, the soup and bake
> sale in front of the library is still on for this Friday (4/6) from
> 11:30 to 2:30.  But not enough people have signed up to work the table.
>  This is what it looks like so far.
> 11:30 setup       Theresa
> 12:00             no one
> 12:30             Bill
> 1:00              Bill
> 1:30              Rachael, Aram, Bill
> 2:00              Rachael, Aram, Bill, Theresa
> 2:30 break-down   Rachael, Aram, Bill
> As you can see, we need a couple more than just four people to help
> out.  The sign up sheet is tacked on the MENC bulletin board in the
> lobby.  PLEASE sign up for at least one time slot, it's only a half
> hour of your time.  It would be good to have at least two people on
> each time, just in case it gets busy and to keep each other company.
> Also, I don't know the details of making/buying the soup (Sasha, do you
> have the plans?), but the only people signed up to bring baked goods
> are Bill and me, so...  Sign up or this sale is not going to happen!!!
> I know it's not the most exciting event of your day, but if you want to
> do things that make use of MENC money next year, it's only fair that
> you put in the effort to help raise those funds.  Also, please make the
> effort to attend our meetings (it's only 30 minutes a week).  The year
> is not over just because we went to the Hartford Convention.  Remember
> that if we want to go to Milwalkee next year, it's gonna be a hefty
> investment, so we need to start fundraising and planning now.
> If the new meeting time is not working out, can we please let the group
> know so that we can schedule accordingly for more people to come?  I
> thought that since most people were in Concert Band, it would be
> convenient.  But if it is not, let's figure something else out so we
> can actually HAVE a meeting.  I don't want to forfeit my only social
> time again for another cancellation.
> OK, that's it from me.  Have a great night!
> Theresa "I'm so sick of observations" Chenail