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New Sr corps meeting notice for Sept 22 -- Los Angeles area!

Post by 84BDsop » Tue Sep 11, 2007 9:57 am

Announcing the first management meeting for the NEW All-age corps in the San Fernando valley!

Date: Saturday, September 22, 2007
Time: 3pm until we finish
Location: Band room, John F. Kennedy High School, 11254 Gothic Avenue, Granada Hills, CA 91344.
How to get there: Yahoo map: http://maps.yahoo.com/maps_result.php?q ... ills%2C+ca

School map: http://www.jfkcougars.org/campus_map.jsp?rn=5863446

A larger version of the map is at http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v187/ ... us_map.jpg.

The band room is in the M building (We’ll have signs out). Even though the school’s address is on Gothic (which is why I didn;t include it here), the band room is actually on the back side of the campus, off of Simonds St. (Running along the north side of the campus, top of the map). Take your favorite route to the area and drive down Simonds....look for the open gate to the parking lot near Gothic on the northwest corner of the campus (about where the red blocks are). As you enter the lot, the building with the band room will be in front of you. Look for the signs that will probably say “Drum corps” on them.

If you get lost, call my cell phone, 818-209-3341.

What to bring: Your enthusiasm, your skills, your ideas (good and bad), and the desire to create a new drum corps right in the Valley!

A copy of the draft agenda is included with this email...feel free to suggest additions to it...the more ideas the better!

If you do not wish to receive further emails about the corps, please let me know and I’ll take you off the list I have.

See you then!

Sam Signorelli



Agenda

Welcome and introductions

Corps philosophy

Decide on number of BOD and pick them.

Pick a NAME!!!

Non-profit status (get our own or piggyback with an existing corps?)

Discuss bylaws

Discuss membership package

Defibrulator and CPR certification as part of the membership

Equipment status

Endorsements?

Fundraising – escrip, Ralphs, investor planks, souvies, ebay auctions (items and guest performer slot), grants, donations, barter...what have other corps done that we can use?

Promotions & marketing (lower key than Renegades)

Website

Recruiting...how, where, what info to release early (fees, show, etc)

Determine caption heads and techs

Tour plans

Tour fees

Member responsibilities vs org responsibilities

The show

Rehearsal schedule

Uniforms

Good of the order
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Re: New Sr corps meeting notice for Sept 22 -- Los Angeles a

Post by WE ARE SPARTACI » Tue Sep 11, 2007 1:40 pm

84BDsop wrote:Defibrulator and CPR certification as part of the membership
Is this for safety or will it be part of the show?

I mean, why not? :lol:

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Post by 84BDsop » Tue Sep 11, 2007 5:02 pm

It's for safety.....remember Joel Magnusson i.e. "Lothar" from Kilties in 05???

I figure since we'll have a certain percentage of older folks, it's worth the effort to have one.

In 04 I might've wanted to put it in the show.....but after Lothar's on-field heart attack, it's probably best to wait a few years to make that sort of gag.
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Post by SCVBaritone » Tue Sep 11, 2007 5:32 pm

Sam, I'm wondering, is this considered standard practice with most all-aged corps? Because I don't believe these medical emergencies are isolated to just us old folks.....it could happen to anybody.

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Post by 84BDsop » Tue Sep 11, 2007 8:36 pm

I don;t know if it's standard practice or not....but i suspect not...an auto defib unit runs a few thousand dollars, money that usually goes to the direct corps program....I;m in a position to possibly get one donated by a client who's also a cardiologist.

I had made the offer to do so to Dream in 06....all that was needed was a formal request letter...but that letter never came. Fine...I'll do it myself.

Besides, we can also leave it with the school band so if someone has an episode there....or someone on a nearby sports team -- we could help out.
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Post by WE ARE SPARTACI » Wed Sep 12, 2007 8:28 am

I've been zapped twice. Had the burn marks on my chest to prove it. It wasn't resuscitory though; just trying to correct an atrial fibrillation condition that I inherited. Worked both times, but eventually the odd meter reappeared.

Maybe that's why I was such a fan of progressive rock back in the day... :wink:

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Post by 84BDsop » Sat Sep 22, 2007 4:09 am

And....today's the day!! (Please, God, let people show up!)

Hopefully the rain will stop around 2 so we can put the sign out!!!
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Post by Blurae1 » Sun Sep 23, 2007 2:22 pm

How did it go?.......................................Bill

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Post by 84BDsop » Mon Sep 24, 2007 10:23 pm

K...a QUICK recap of the meeting. (Sorry for the delay...i could not respond to the thread for some reason)

Attendees: Total 8 plus one guest reporting for DCWorld. A low turnout, but 4 people who had panned to come were unable to do so for various reasons....plus the weather was DCA Prelims 2006 revisited!

A small initial meeting to be sure, but no one got lost on the way there!

Discussions held on a number of issues, but the practical upshot...

1) we STILL have no official name -- well...we had some ideas, but none of them are really suitable for polite conversation! (kinda like some names in San Diego's over the Line tourney)...so Team Blue is still the WORKING name until we finalize it.

2) I went over teh basic corps philosophy...entertaining teh crowd over all else, being inclusive of people who want to be with us, the desire to grow our creative team fro within instead of going to outside sources, etc.

3) A provisional BOD was selected until we can finalize it...I am Board President, Cliff DeArment (Marimbasaurusrex on DCP) is teh VP, and Dr. Dave Tautkus -- band director at Kennedy HS -- is the Sec/treasurer. As I am taking the corps director slot, I will only hold the Prez position until someone else can fill the slot, since it would be a BIG conflict of interest if I held both positions.

4) Discussion held on issues like obtaining an auto defib unit in came of medical emergency, non-profit status, equipment issues (a possible solution was mentioned by Cliff, but i don't want to go into specifics just yet)

5) Member fees are tentatively $250 with a minimal SoCal only show schedule

6) tentative rehearsal schedule, show and uniform discussed....an old idea from Nightfire came up that we may want to look into.


as this was basically a get-your-feet-wet meeting, I was pleased at the turnout and what we DID discuss....next meeting is October 7 at 1pm at Kennedy HS....a more formal notice will go out soon.

Yes....not a LOT happened.....but as I said before...you have to start somewhere
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Post by SCVBaritone » Tue Sep 25, 2007 12:12 pm

84BDsop wrote: 4)
as this was basically a get-your-feet-wet meeting, I was pleased at the turnout and what we DID discuss....next meeting is October 7 at 1pm at Kennedy HS....a more formal notice will go out soon.

Yes....not a LOT happened.....but as I said before...you have to start somewhere
Good start Sam, 8 people 4 no shows and 1 guest. Now the Renegades did have one more remarkable element in their begining.......a ham sandwhich.

Sam, Surely you can top that......Good Beginings Sam.

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