2009 May Executive Committee Minutes

SAINT LOUIS AGO EXECUTIVE BOARD MEETING MINUTES

Monday, May 10, 2009

7:00 p.m., Trinity Presbyterian Church

6800 Washington Ave.

Saint Louis, MO 63130

Attendees:

Dean: Charles (Chuck) Peery

Sub-Dean: Henry Evans, Sub-Dean

Secretary: Bill Wade

Treasurer/Registrar: Dennis York

Executive Committee: Cathy Cassy, Regina Morris,

Committee Directors: Wayne King, Newsletter Editor; Shawn Portell, Professional Concerns, Al Black, Directory Editor

Absent/Excused: Ken Reuter, Stephen Mager, Father Joseph Havrilka, Dennis Doelling, Bill Stein, Jeff White, Ren Zajner

Call to Order: CP called the meeting to order at 7:00 PM

Review of Minutes: Minutes of March 16, 2009 meeting were reviewed. Minutes were approved. (CC motioned to accept, DY seconded; Motion carried by voice vote).

Treasurer.s Report: DY reports that the revenue for the annual dinner is exceeding expenses.

Dean.s Report: CP reported that there were no requests for scholarship money for the Kansas City POE, therefore, there was no outlay of cash for this event. CP also reported that we have received the official notice of award approving Saint Louis as a site for a 2010 POE site. The 2010 Saint Louis Pipe Organ Encounter (POE) dates are dependent on housing (Fontbonne, Washington University, or Concordia). Andrew Peters has agreed to chair this event.

The Avis Blewitt Award recipient, Marianne Webb, will be present at the annual banquet. Several of her former students will be playing. Wayne King will have a plaque prepared for presentation at the event.

Sub-Dean.s/Program Committee Report: HE presented the proposed 2009-2010 Saint Louis AGO Programs. These include:

< <<<<< September 27, 2009 (Sunday) 4:00 PM . Douglas Cleveland organ recital, co-sponsored with Second Presbyterian Church

< <<<<< October 26, 2009 (Monday) 6:30 PM dinner and 7:30 PM program at The Village Lutheran church, hosted by Judy Berger. The program will be .What Would You Play For.? STLAGO members will be assigned a liturgical season and asked to play two pieces. Music for Advent, Christmas, Epiphany, Lent, Easter, and Pentecost will be featured.

< <<<<< November, 2009 (date to be announced)

< <<<<< January 4th , 2010 (Monday) . Epiphany Party . hosted by Bill Wade

< <<<<< January 25, 2010 (Monday) . .To Twitch or Not To Twitch: Thoughts on Choral Conducting and Meaning It!. presented by Dr. Jeffrey Carter, Chair of the Music Department at Webster University. Location will be at Webster Groves Presbyterian church, hosted by Shawn Portell.

< <<<<< March 1, 2010 (Monday) . Presentation by organist Lynne Davis at the Saint Louis Cathedral Basilica, hosted by John Romeri. (This master class program is preceded on February 28, 2010 by a recital featuring Ms. Davis.)

< <<<<< March 22, 2010 (Monday) – .Rebuilding the Organ of Saint John the Divine. will be a lecture and slide presentation by Michael Quimby. The (unconfirmed location) will be Kirkwood Baptist.

< <<<<< April 26, 2010 (Monday) . Lecture by Clive Driskill-Smith, prominent English organist and sub-organist at Christ Church, Oxford. This will be hosted by Robert Mullgardt at Saint Mark.s Episcopal Church. (This program is preceded by a recital the previous evening, April 25, 2010 at the church.)

< <<<<< May 17, 2010 . Annual dinner and Avis Blewett Award presentation. The location is unconfirmed, but Westminster Presbyterian was suggested.

HE reported that the 2009-2010 program schedule represents a total cost of $2,150.00

Committee and Special Services Reports:

Auditor Report: No Report

OPUS Newsletter Report: Deadline for August issue is 8/1/09.

Professional Concerns: SP reported that he is currently handling two cases of wrongful termination. SP and CP stressed that the AGO grievance process is meant to be a healing process and does not carry any legal or official arbitration authority.

AB requested clarification to continue the habit of removing former Blewitt Award recipients from the mailing list and dues notices. Consensus was that if the recipient is not a member of the chapter, that they will just be sent the OPUS. We do not pay the national dues for past recipients.

Next AGO Executive Board meeting: August 17, 7:00 PM, Trinity Presbyterian Church

Adjournment: 8:00 PM

(DY motioned, HE seconded; Motion carried by voice vote.)

Minutes submitted by Bill Wade, CAGO