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Sunday, September 17
We hope that all TRS members have had a great summer, and that you are ready to resume our monthly playing meetings! For our September playing meeting, we will meet at the Stanford Warren Branch, Durham County Library, Durham. The Stanford Warren Branch is located at 1201 Fayetteville Street in Durham, not far from the closed main branch where we usually meet. We will be playing from 2:30 until 5:00, with a break in the middle to socialize and enjoy a light snack.
Jennifer Streeter will lead. All playing levels are welcome!
The Stanford Warren Branch of the Durham Public Library is located at 1201 Fayetteville Street in Durham, not far from the closed main branch.
It's time to renew your membership!
We are beginning our new September to September TRS Membership renewal, so it's time to renew your Triangle Recorder Society (TRS) and American Recorder Society (ARS) memberships! No matter where you are with your playing, the ARS magazine and the TRS playing meetings will revitalize your efforts. Please renew by September 30, 2017 so that the treasurer can forward our renewals to the American Recorder Society all at one time. [If you are late, you will need to pay ARS individually this year!] You can bring your form and check (made out to the Triangle Recorder Society) to the upcoming September meeting or mail it to Doug. Visit our membership page for the form:
Triangle Recorder Society Business Meeting Minutes
June 17, 2017
The group held a business meeting during the June 17, 2017 play session. Prior to the meeting Jan Jenkins (president) requested questions or comments from members who could not attend. There was no response.
Bev Koester (treasurer) reported we have $2,037 in the checking and $2,500 in the time account. Recently money was transferred from the time account to enlarge the checking account. We also had $270 more almost a year ago. Later in the meeting Doug Young (membership) noted our finances today are slightly lower than normal for June since we only collected membership for half a year in January.
Jan Jenkins (president) noted last September the music director's stipend was raised to $100 with the understanding it would be reviewed again in June. Jan noted a poll would be sent to the membership and today we're looking for options. An increase of $25 would equal $225 per year, as the music director is paid nine times (one month she is paid through the workshop). An increase of $50 would be twice that amount. Over 10 years this becomes significant. Jennifer's (music director) normal rate is $60 per hour which would be $150 for our meeting. Jan noted she is extremely pleased with Jennifer. We had a great workshop and recital this year. Doug noted membership is not increasing and we need to encourage
more people to attend meetings. He added, we must keep finances in order and the music director has never received their full fee. Membership alone is not significant enough to support a fee increase. Jan noted without doing anything, we could support an increase over the short term, but would need to raise more funds over the long term.
Jan encouraged everyone to read the ARS Nova E-Mag. May's article was on storing and playing music on a tablet. It reviewed all the products available, their features and pitfalls. And last June there was an article about using apps such as metronomes, tuners, voice recorders etc.
Durham Public Library would like TRS to facilitate a class for children this fall. It would be at the Shannon Road branch, after school or on Saturday. So far, we have no volunteers. We will opt out if we don't have volunteers.
Jan noted membership will be renewed in September. Doug will work on revising the membership form. He noted our ARS membership will still be January through December, but will be paid with the TRS dues in September. A discussion followed on perhaps only offering sustaining memberships with perhaps an alternative if someone couldn't pay the sustaining rate. After discussion, for now we should
keep both the sustaining and the regular membership rates, but promote the sustainer level.
There were no other questions or comments from members.
Submitted by Jan Jenkins, president