ABOB Meeting Minutes October 24, 2022

Members Present: 
Ruth Waggener, President
Jeanna Hasty, Vice President
Ed Gray, Financial Secretary
Roger Waggener, Technology
Laura Gibbs, Ways & Means
Dave and Paula Fritz, Craft Fair

Teachers Present:
Lindsey Wolfford
Blake Korte
Chuck Willard
Laura Plummer

Called to order at 6:02pm
Minutes approved from last meeting

Treasurer’s Report
October Treasurer’s Report presented. No questions. Laura Plummer moved to approve the TR. Laura Gibbs seconded.

Teacher’s Report
AHS Orchestra – Laura Plummer
Full Symphonic Orchestra rehearsals are starting up. Fall Concert is Tuesday, November 15.
All 9 AHS students who auditioned for ILMEA made it to the ILMEA District 6 Festival, Saturday, November 19 at Belleville West H.S.
Lovejoy Music Festival is Thursday, November 3, 7pm in AHS Main Gym. East Elementary Chorus, AMS Honor Choir, AHS Chamber Singers, AHS Symphonic Orchestra, LCCC Jazz Band.
Spring Musical is Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.
Chamber Strings is performing a wedding November 5

AHS Band: Blake Korte
M100 winding down. Last competition in Belleville next Saturday, October 29.
M100 participating in the St. Louis Thanksgiving Day Parade. Rehearsals set for that.
Prepping Wind Ensemble for IL Music Educators Assoc. Conference at the end of January. Has been in contact with Dr. Baumgartner for charter bus and hotel.
8 AHS band students selected to ILMEA District 6 Festival. One of the students has been selected to play timpani in the Senior Orchestra.
Fundraising is going for New York trip. Starting Monday, October 31 brooms left over will be first come, first serve. Students going on the trip were offered 6 brooms to sell.
Brytani Smith, asst. guard director is starting Winter Guard.

AMS Orchestra: Lindsey Wolfford
All students who auditioned for ILMEA made it.
Elementary is going strong. Alot of elementary strings.

Committee Reports
Hospitality – No report

Ways and Means – Laura Gibbs
Finishing up breakfast pastry
Olga’s dine out waiting to hear back

Technology – Roger Waggener
Remove Vendor Fair drop down.

Craft Fair – Dave & Paula Fritz
Main hallway, main square, and cafeteria are full. Lower square about half full. Upper square is sparse. Considering moving upper square crafters to lower level. In the past we used 2nd & 3rd until a few years ago. 3rd floor has never been really full. Have opened up more booth space on the lower level. Final craft fair info will be mailed out to crafters mid-November.
Advertising out to Riverbender and Advantage. May take some students to WBGZ for radio interview about what ABOB has does for the students.
Radios have been ordered from Datatronics.
New Craft Fair signs are in. $10 each for 20 signs.
Lindsey passed out Craft Fair cards to crafters in Edwardsville. Dave & Paula passed out Craft Fair cards to crafters at a couple of craft fairs.
Several crafters are no longer doing craft fairs. Aging out or just not profitable for them.
We may be able to use the new Alton H.S. buses to shuttle shoppers at Craft Fair.
Brad Donoho is taking on parking. Suggested we put out Craft Fair sign up sheets for parent-teacher conference.

Virtual Auction – No report

Old Business – No old business

New Business – No new business

Next Meeting – November 28, 2022

Adjourned at 6:39pm
Submitted by Laura Plummer