VMHS Golden Alliance Booster Board
January 28, 2010
Call to order at 6:55 p.m.
All present: Mr. Wade, Mr. Ewell, Sharon Copening, Cheryl Nogaki, Paul Nogaki, Keith
Rowland, Esther Labrador, Ana Lopez, Vicki Lazoff, Rick Hook, Chris
Krug, Christine Krug, Craig Lobnow, Kathleen Benner, Zandra Orozco,
Lizza Stanton, Josh Rice
Topic Discussion Resolution
November Meeting Minutes Approved 1 motion- Mr. Rowland Minutes approved
2nd motion-Mr. Nogaki
Student Update Josh Rice had no comment but had info for Info will be relayed when Mr.
Mr. Cothran. Cothran is present.
Mrs. Copening was very pleased that the
students cleaned the band room.
Treasurer Report Mr. Nogaki says: “so far, we are in good
Current balance $73,277.00
Outstanding Checks $ 8726.00
Band Dads $ 2305.00
Scholarship Fund $ 1000.00
Student Accts $ 15423.00
Available Fund $45,826.00
Band Asset Acct $ 2621.00
Total avail fund $48,568.00
There are still remaining expenses such as
winter drumline, winter guard, concerts.
And there are future income such as
carwash, recycling, guard festival.
Gift wrapping gross income was $4031.00
With expenses of only $ 350.00
The net income $3681.00
Mrs. Copening was very pleased and
exclaimed: GOOD JOB!
Student Accounts Zandra Orozco gave current accts to Mr. Mrs. Copening and Mrs. Orozco
Nogaki. will get together at another time
She mails all the statements to students who to sort out the Student Accounts.
owe money and those who have credits can
pick up their statements at the band room on
Thursdays during Scrips.
Total unpaid fees this year is approximately
$22,000.00 thus far but it could be more.
Mr. Wade wanted to know if these fees will
be collected. We need to know how many
seniors have outstanding fees so we can
collect. Underclassmen outstanding fees
will carry over.
Mrs. Lazoff asked if anyone had
outstanding balances in Winter guard
How about those graduating, any chance
them donating money still available on their
accounts said Mrs. Lopez.
Mrs. Copening said that any money left
over from any student accounts will be left
with the band.
1st Vice Pres Info presented Result of the grant proposal has been
by Sharon in the absence of extended to April 1st . It is still pending for
Mr. Cothran review.
We received $1000.00 donation from Sam’s We need to send a Thank You
note plus a GA picture to Sam’s
Verizon phone collection went well.
SONY declined our grant request.
Budget for 2010-2011 After many Executive meetings the 2010-
2011 Budget is finally completed and
released. (The Budget was handed out to all
board members present at this meeting.)
Mrs. Copening said that we need to cut cost
and have more fundraisers.
Students who want to opt out of
the total mandatory fundraisers which
includes 2 car wash, recycling, charger
tickets, and cow chip bingo can write a
check to the band for $400.00. This is an
option for those who do not want to be
bothered by any fundraisers. It is either do
all fundraisers which is $525.00 + or just
Next year, the winter guard and winter
drumline will have additional fees. This
year, only the uniform fees were charged.
All other cost was absorbed by the Booster.
The mandatory recycling is now 25-39 gal
bags and will be collected in April, May,
June, July, and August. 5 bags for $5.00
each. 5 bags each month for 5 months.
Supplement cost have been adjusted
Mrs. Benner requests to split the Mrs. Copening and Mrs. Benner
supplements for the color guard. will have to get together to
discuss supplement cost for
Vote on Budget: 1st motion-Mrs. Lazoff 2010-2011 Budget was passed as
2nd motion-Mr. Rowland is.
Updates from Mr. Lobnow: Mr. Lobnow is now the permanent
temporary 2nd Vice President in addition to
being the Transportation Coordinator.
Cow Chip Bingo and Cow Chip Bingo and Craft Show has been Cow Chip Bingo and Craft show
Craft Show scheduled for May 15th. slated for May 15th
We need vendors for craft booths. Each Cow Chip Bingo coordinator is
booth will cost $25.00 Mr. Lobnow
We will also open the concession stand. Craft Show coordinator is Mrs.
Jazz concert during this event???? Copening and Mrs. Orozco
GA Family Night Mr. Lobnow has scheduled a GA Family
fundraiser night at different local eateries
every month starting February.
In February- Rubio’s
April- Pat and Oscar’s
Must have flyer to get our 25% proceed to
We cannot be within 1000 ft of the eatery to
give out flyers to people entering the
Ralph’s community Albertson’s apparently discontinued their
program community program so we will use Ralph’s
Besides, Ralphs contributed to our pancake
The program will donate 1%-4% of the total
bill of each Ralph’s visit to the band if the
REWARDS CARD IS REGISTERED.
(An instructional form to register rewards
card will be distributed to all band
Alumni can also participate in this program
as their donation to the band. Other schools
receive donations from their alumni and use
donations towards scholarships etc.
Taste of theValley Do we want to have Taste of the Valley Taste of the Valley Fundraiser
Fundraiser this year or wait until next year. will have to wait until NEXT
We need at least 4 months to organize. YEAR.
Mr. Wade said that there are too many
things going on as it is right now.
Transportation Update Mr. Lobnow stated that Ebermeyer will
provide transportation at the same cost as
the district for 220 people or less.
GA Website Mr. Lobnow said that our Website needs to Mr. Rowland and Mr. Krug will
be updated. Most everyone agreed. We research the cost to update our
need to have up to date infos, forms, fee website.
schedules, links to pertinent sites, links to e-
mail addresses of pertinent people, etc. Publicity is responsible for
included in the website. maintaining the website.
Can we afford to have one build?
Do we know people that could make this
happen for us at minimal charge or
Is it in our budget to afford a website
WBA Championship Mr. Lobnow is also the Trip Coordinator WBA Championship in Fresno,
this year. He has made all the necessary California is slated for
arrangements for GA to attend the WBA November 19-22 2010.
Championship in Fresno. There will be 72
bands competing in two days- Saturday and
Sunday. We will leave Murrieta on Friday
and come back on Monday.
Accommodations at Ramada Inn have been
reserved. Meals throughout the trip has
been carefully scheduled and reserved as
well. Cost is projected to be at $250 per
marcher which is separate from all other
GOOD JOB CRAIG!!!!
Next-Step with Uniforms The uniforms need to be cleaned after they
are un-hemmed per Mrs. Krug.
Un-hemming party will be on Thursday
during flag sewing. Take hems out from
boys’ and seniors’ uniforms.
We cannot dry clean the vest because the
front will wear out and tarnish to green
color. They will be washed by hand by the
dry cleaners. The cost $2.00/piece.
How about a uniform storage that is climate Someone (Mr. Lobnow) will
control? What is the cost? look into storage cost and if we
can have a storage facility on
Mrs. Krug was also very pleased that the campus.
old shako boxes have been removed out of
the band area.
Winter Drumline Update Mrs. Lopez expressed the concern about not This season, Mr. Lobnow has
having a driver to haul the trailer for Winter agreed to haul the trailer for
drum line. Winter drum line however, this
Apparently, no one in Drum line has a truck will need to be addressed at the
that can haul the trailer. parent meeting next season.
Drum line has to make arrangements for a
Mr. Lobnow will be the hauler until
someone can take over and will be
reimbursed for his gas usage and will be
awarded free lunch and dinner if needed at
Mr. Lobnow will need the itinerary for the
Students can drive themselves to Great Oak
There is some confusion with regards to
who is in charge in Winter Drum Line. The
Directors rely on the Chairperson and
Instructors to coordinate the events. Since
this is the first winter line season, Mr. Wade
has requested Mrs. Benner to meet up with
Mrs. Lopez and discuss the responsibilities
that are expected of them. Since Mrs.
Benner has more experience with winter
color guard, she can help Mrs. Lopez realize
Winter drum line uniforms are done.
Color Guard Update First Competition will be on February 13th
The middle school guard competition will
be on March 13th
We only have 2 carts and we have 3 groups. Mr. Lobnow will look into
We need another cart. We need to clearly finding another cart.
mark our BAND carts.
Our guard show is on April 10. Mrs. Benner, Mr. Krug, Mrs.
Copening, and Mr. Wade will
need to get together to
coordinate the show.
Publicity Update Mr. Krug sent a little blurb to Pony Express
and The Californian about our trip to
Directors Update Mr. Ewell said that the Solo and Ensemble
will be on February 27.
Concession stand will be open.
Mr. Wade said that the gym was not
available for 8th grade parent night.
All three middle schools have been invited
to Scott Lang motivational presentation on
Parent meeting is scheduled for Feb 9, 10,
Band registration is scheduled for March
23, 24, and 25.
Additional Comments Thank you to Mrs. Nogaki, Mrs. Benner,
Mrs. Lopez, and Mrs. Copening for
organizing the Chaperone meeting for
Guard and Drum Line. And to Mrs. Nogaki
for organizing all the paper work.
Meeting adjourned Meeting adjourned at 9:05 p.m. Meeting adjourned