|Posted on March 23, 2014 at 1:00 AM|
BOARD MINUTES FOR MARCH 10, 2014
The following members were in attendance: Brad Borland, Michael Baker, Jay
Zenko, Dr. Jerry Tupper and Rodney Nordstrom.
Members not present were Grant Golden and Kyle Bassett.
Our meeting started with approval of the board minutes for February 3rd, by
I. OLD BUSINESS
The Apollo Theatre possibility was revisited. It was the general consensus
of the board that we should proceed with additional information from the Apollo and that
it would be a HOUDINI TRIBUTE. It was also discussed that we need a partner with a
local group to help with attendance and possible defray some cost. Naturally, in the
event we have a partner on this endeavor some sort of monetary split would be
expected. Rodney will continue to update the board on developments and report at the
next meeting. October 25th
was discussed as a possible date. Expo Gardens was
identified as a back-up plan.
Jerry Tupper has made contact with Brian Ualenhopt from the Boy Scouts. We
are planning an event on October 25th
at the Opera House at Expo Gardens primarily
toward teaching magic to youngsters. It was also discussed about the possibility of the
Boy Scouts earning a merit badge for their attendance and participation. Other youth
agencies could attend if they wish. Jerry will continue to work with the Boy Scouts while
board members will attempt to identify other groups who might want to participate in the
magic training on October 25th
BRADLEY BASKETBALL HALF TIME SHOW
No discussion. This topic was tabled.
Rodney reported that he is still pursuing the opportunity to present magic at the
local libraries. He will continue to develop this opportunity for local magicians to present
for one hour at various libraries.
TROUBLE FREE PLUMBING
Jerry indicated that he contacted Dave Osborn about the use of Troublefree as a
place for our lectures. Jerry said that David was acceptable with that.
THE ANNUAL SHOW ON APRIL 5TH
A final list of performers was prepared by Michael Baker. Performers and the
amount of time allotted to each were agreed upon. Michael Baker also indicated he had
a contract with the sound and lighting provider for the same terms as last year. The
evening show will consist of Ken Tassalar, Gambit, D’Nordo, C J Diamond, Michael
Baker, Jerry Tupper, Grant Golden and Troy Keefer. The matinee show will be the
same performers and adding Troy Keefer’s son, James, to the performers list.
Brad Borland, our Treasurer, reported that we made a $175.60 from our auction
last week. Our ending balance for February was approximately $4,400.
II. NEW BUSINESS
Rodney said we were asked to perform at the Farmer’s Market by Sharon
Graham every other Saturday morning as we have done at the riverfront for the last
three years. It would start June 14, 2014 and be the 2nd
Rodney will contact all media late March regarding the April 5th
Rodney will call SAM at IBM for insurance quotes for the main events this year.
Rodney and Michael met with the director of the Peoria Museum. We might have
the opportunity to do a show(s) during Ripley’s Believe It Or Not month in September.
The location is not ideal but does offer close-up opportunities on a 50 ft. screen.