60th Anniversary Committee
Monday, March 21st, 2011 – Room 5
In attendance: Jim Smith, Chair, Donna Cudmore, Ron Storozuk, Debb Brethauer, Susan Tighe, Cassie Bodnar, Tracy MacDonald, Craig Oliphant, Gordon Fritzsche, Filippo Zimarino, Gina Staples, Myra Farmer, Sheila DeJong and Maureen Silk as Recording Secretary.
Meeting called to order at 7:00 p.m.
Ron advised 78 tickets to The Sisters of The Holy Rock concert have been sold to date, with another 48 still outstanding. Vivien wasn’t present to advise how many the school has sold, but at last count it was 7. The school will be closed next week for Spring Break, so that only leaves the week of April 4th left for the Grad Committee to make sales.
Ron suggested offering tickets at a discount to students in the music program and this was agreeable. Ron advised the venue has been changed to the theatre. This will alleviate the need to rent a stage and chairs from the School Division and will lessen the amount of time needed for set up and take down. Some students will be required to assist the group with loading and unloading their equipment and Vivien will arrange for this.
Jim distributed a listing of the Committees required for the 60th Anniversary and gave a brief outline of what some of them entailed. Ron advised Darlene Lindsay has offered to sit at the Scholarship table and Susan will assist her. Gordon asked if a master list of the Committees with the contact information of those people signed up would be provided and Maureen will distribute this.
Filippo suggested instead of having a pancake breakfast, just serving fresh fruit, muffins and bagels. Ron suggested contacting Salisbury House to see if they would attend and put on the pancake breakfast for a reasonable price. Donna suggested one hour wasn’t enough time and if we went ahead with the pancakes, to start at 9:00 or 9:30 a.m. and run it until 11:00 a.m.
Filippo advised he has spoken to the Multi-Media teacher and she will volunteer her time as well as that of a few of the top students in her class to take photos of the event. It was determined that taking video as well would be too time consuming. After the anniversary weekend, students could download all the photos onto the 60th Anniversary website where it would be available for viewing. A price list could be determined and anyone wishing copies of the photos could order them and pay accordingly. This would reduce the time and cost involved of printing out multiple copies of photos that are not needed.
Craig suggested charging everyone who registers for the event a fee of $10.00 whether they attend or not. If they do attend, the cost of the musical revue ticket would be paid separately. Craig indicated the monies raised from registration fees would go towards covering the costs of the event weekend. Contact information would be obtained and periodic newsletters and alumni updates would be sent out.
Discussion was held regarding the importance of having a good website that is properly updated and Craig indicated he would work on this.
Filippo advised his cousin is an Editor at The Winnipeg Sun and he distributes a monthly newspaper to the Italian community. He may be willing to do some articles regarding the 60th Anniversary. Jim advised Stan Carbone, Class of 1975, would be a good person to interview. Craig will speak to Bill Redekopp, also Class of 1975, who writes for The Winnipeg Free Press.
Meeting adjourned at 8:25 p.m.
NEXT MEETING WILL BE ON MONDAY, APRIL 25TH, 2011
AT 7:00 P.M. IN THE COLLEGIATE LIBRARY