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ALUMNI ASSOCIATION of the 1929-1973

Northern Conservatory of Music

 

Vol.  7  Number 2                      Newsletter                                July 2005

 

ALUMNI MEETING

Friday May 20, 2005

Governor’s Restaurant
 South Portland, Maine

Alumni in Attendance:
Arnold Poland, Roger Whitney, Steve Orlofsky, Doretta York, Everett Simpson, & Steve Helstrom

 

This was a less formal meeting than the annual meeting.

 

Treasurer’s Report:

Treasurer Everett Simpson presented a short Treasurer’s Report and Membership Count as follows:

 

Checking balance                  …………………………………………      $   588.29

CD Reinvested in March      …………………………………………         4,480.59

Total                                     …………………………………………       $5,068.88

 

Income this year to date.  $65.15

Expenses                           $10.00

 

Treasurer requests reimbursement for postage of $15.79

The group voted to reimburse Everett.

 

Membership Report as of May 20, 2005

19 Life members

  3 Paid annual members

 

Annual renewals are dropping.

2002 – 42 members

2003 – 32 members

2004 – 33 members

 

Meeting Notes:

Everett officially announced the approval of the 501 (c) 3 as of February 18, 2005.

 

Arnie asked, "Now that we have the 501 (c) 3 tax free status, what do we need to do next?" 

Everett suggests that we create a brochure.

 

At the annual meeting it was decided that the board of directors would draft a letter that the group could use for soliciting donations.  So far the board has not moved on this.  President Lou Harper has said he would draft the first copy after we gave him any possible inclusion or exclusions. 

Someone suggested that we should not indicate that the donation “would” be tax deductible but it would be okay to say it “may” be tax deductible.  Things like income and tax status would affect the deductibility of the donation.

 

Suggested wording: Because of our recent 501 (c) 3 approval, you may be able to use this as a tax deduction.

 

It was also discussed that we would not take items in lieu of money.

 

There was discussion about where to hold the annual meeting in August now that Miller’s Restaurant is closed.  Places discussed were, The Coach House, The Weathervane, Momma Baldacci’s, The Muddy Rudder and Hilton at the Airport.  It was also mentioned that maybe a non-food related location could be gotten and then decisions as to food and drink would come following the meeting.

 

August 2005 Annual Meeting:

The Annual meeting of the NCM Alumni will be held on Saturday August 13th, 11:00 a.m., at the Weathervane Restaurant, 710 Wilson Street, Brewer. (Bar Harbor Road).   Please note that we had agreed to meet at 10:00 a.m. but the Weathervane does not open until 11:00, so we moved the time up 1 hour.

 

From I-95 take the Brewer Exit (182A or 182b) to I-395.  Go to the end of 395, take the left lane back to Brewer (not Bar Harbor).  The Weathervane will be on your right a short distance from the exit.  If you get to DownEast Toyota, you’ve gone too far.