LEEDS COLLEGE OF MUSIC
DRAFT MINUTES OF THE
LCM CONNECTIONS ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING ON
WEDNESDAY 26 NOVEMBER 2008
Present: Josie Brooks, Philip Meaden, David Warren, Dr. Brian Welch,
Margaret Dawson, Eric Dawson, Mahdi El-Hassani, Peter Fennell,
Yvonne Fennell, Peter Lockwood, Chris de Saram, Derick Sayers,
Peter Sweeney, Carole Vincent-Wright.
Apologies: Peter Ord, Mike Aspey, Alfred Dickinson, Mrs. Bridgeford,
Mr.Sellers, Paul Mountain, Mrs. Revelle, Jean & Roger Watkins,
Rodney Green, Mike & Mary Vineall, Graham Shepard James, Sue
& Geoffrey Padgham, Susan Saunders, Anthea Cox, Gulshun
Rehman, Geoff Cordell, Neil Tempest, David Milton, Jennifer
Welch, Alan Cook, Mark Denton, Richard & Julia Wood, Rebecca
Smith, Tom Sykes, Stephen Rattue, Martin Staniforth, Alison
Watson, Tom Soanes, Susan Underwood, Mark Bagley, Catherine
Rannus, Dr. Catherine Parsonage, Russell Hepworth-Sawyer,
Jenn Chubb, Ricardo Tejero, Graham Shaw, Alan & Elaine Hill,
Luke Maximian, Tim Brickel, Owen Darling, Barbara & Martin
Coultas, Helen Stainsby, Glynis Ivin, Jorge Pinto Basto, Peter Ord,
John Arnesen, Paul & Jane Brier, Derek James, Françoise &
StClair Logan, Chris Snake Davis.
Attending: Rachael Sutcliffe (RAS)
1.0 WELCOME & APOLOGIES
1.1 Welcome and apologies given by Chair, David Warren.
2.0 MINUTES OF THE PREVIOUS AGM HELD ON 28 JUNE
2.1 Received and approved the minutes of the meeting held on 28 June
3.0 ANNUAL REPORT 2007/2008 PRESENTED BY THE CHAIR
3.1 It was noted that the membership statistics had doubled from the
3.2 Discussed the fact that the majority of Bursaries were given over to
Missenden Abbey, A Passion for Singing. Agreed to encourage more
diversity by advertising the bursaries.
3.3 The Committee discussed Connected, the Friends and Alumni
Newsletter. It was noted that the next edition was likely to be
produced in January and could go to an 8-page print.
3.4 Noted, the next showcase project would be the Popular Music
Showcase, due to take place next Autumn.
3.5 Chris de Saram discussed that because the last Showcase took place
on a Friday, Jazz Yorkshire were unable to attend. Noted by the
3.6 The Committee discussed the next Friends event. After the excellent
feedback from the first event it was agreed that the formula of a
Twilight Concert, Talk and Tour would be most appropriate.
3.7 The Committee noted that the Reuben Vincent Trombone
Scholarship had been awarded to BA Jazz students Tom I’Anson and
3.8 The Committee considered the Fundraising Concert, with the Al
Wood, Alumni Big Band and special guest Alan Barnes. The
Committee discussed Alan Barnes’ contribution and the support
received from other organisations to make the concert a success.
3.9 The Chair reported on the Proof of Concept Fund. A facility available
to Alumni through the Knowledge Transfer Unit. Through this fund
the College will be able to support more Alumni with business skill
and professional development. It was noted that Leeds College of
Music Students had a higher propensity to stay in the city after
4.0 The Financial Report 2007/2008 was presented by David
5.0 Adoption of reports
6.0 ANY OTHER BUSINESS
6.1 The Committee discussed the Connections brand: Is Connections
the right term?
(i) The name Friends was suggested
(ii) The Committee agreed that the organisation should come under
a different name on production of the new print materials.
(iii) It was agreed that a new membership brochure be created for
6.3 It was agreed that further display materials should be produced to
advertise the organisation.
6.4 The Secretary agreed to research the possibility of having a plasma
6.5 The Committee discussed ways in promoting the organisation
within the local community. It was reported that the College has an
on-going relationship with West Yorkshire Playhouse and a new
project there, House Band. Further organisations were mentioned and
the Chair agreed to take the issue forward to the Connections
Management Committee for research into reciprocal arrangements.
6.6 Brian Welch Proposed that more than one fundraising concert be
held a year, Seconded by Peter Fennell.
LCM CONNECTIIONS ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
26 November 2008
Min Subject Action By Date Action Update
Min 3.2 Annual Report Encourage diversity in RAS Continuo Emailed tutors & LCMSpace
applications for bursaries. us Advert
Min 3.6 Annual Report Action next Friends Event RAS ASAP Completed
Min Any Other Business Re-name Connections CMC Alongside Agenda Item
6.1 (ii) new print CMC 2 March 2009
Min 6.3 Any Other Business Display Connections materials RAS ASAP Completed
Min 6.4 Any Other Business Create Plasma Screen Advert RAS ASAP Completed
Min 6.5 Any Other Business Develop relationships with other DW/ March Agenda Item – Matters Arising
Arts Organisations: Take RAS 2 March 2009
forward to CMC