TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2015
Meeting called to order at 11:11 a.m. Present: President Gagliardi, Financial Vice President Olcott, Recording Vice President O’Connor, Executive Board members Brandford, Burridge, Cranshaw, Cutler, Dougherty, Hyde, Kruvand, Schwartz, Sharman, Assistant to the President Bond.
Minutes from February 17, 2015 reviewed. It was moved and seconded to approve the minutes from February 17, 2015 as corrected. Motion carried unanimously.
President Gagliardi reported on his attendance at a recent AFM International Executive Board meeting. Gagliardi reported on his recent attendance at the Western Conference of Locals. Discussion held. Discussion held on the current payment structure of national AFM electronic media agreements. Gagliardi reported on matters having to do with the implementation of the AFM Television and Radio Commercial Announcements Agreement. Discussion held. Gagliardi reported on City Center Encores! negotiations. Discussion held. Gagliardi reported on Metropolitan Opera negotiations. Discussion held.
Financial Vice President Olcott presented a request from Symphony Space to use public service scales for a rehearsal on March 9 and two concerts on March 10. It was moved and seconded to grant the request. Motion carried unanimously.
Olcott reported on a February 23 meeting between the Queens Symphony Board and the Queens Symphony Committee. Olcott reported on fundraising efforts for the Live Music for Dance initiative. Olcott reported on the upcoming season of Paul Taylor’s American Modern Dance at the David H. Koch Theatre. Discussion held. Olcott reported on discussions by the American Composers Orchestra committee to extend the current terms of their agreement for one year.
Recording Vice President O’Connor presented an announcement from the Working Theatre of its 2015 Annual Awards Ceremony on April 13. It was moved and seconded to purchase a half page ad in the awards ceremony journal for $350. Discussion held. Motion carried. Burridge opposed.
O’Connor presented a letter from Encore Community Services to participate in its annual Heart to Heart Awards Benefit. It was moved and seconded to purchase a listing in the Heart to Heart commemorative journal for $100. Discussion held. Motion carried unanimously.
O’Connor presented an email from U.S. Labor Against the War (USLAW) asking Local 802 to pay its affiliation dues. Discussion held.
O’Connor presented an invitation from People’s Climate Movement to participate in a forum on New York City climate and environmental legislation on March 16. Discussion held.
Assistant to the President Bond excused. O’Connor presented a proposal from Cornell University’s Industrial Labor Relations program to conduct workplace workshops and trainings for Local 802 officers and staff at the cost of $9,500. Discussion held. It was moved and seconded to accept the proposal. Discussion held. Motion carried. Sharman opposed.
Olcott and Executive Board member Kruvand excused at 12:48. Board recessed at 12:48. Board reconvened at 12:59. Local 802 Political and Public Relations Director Kremen present. Kremen reported on One Percent for Culture, an organization whose mission is to increase public spending for the arts in New York City. Discussion held. It was moved and seconded to donate $500 to One Percent for Culture. Motion carried unanimously.
Olcott present at 1:09. Bond and Local 802 Theatre Representative Blum present. Blum presented a Workshop Agreement with Long Wharf Theatre for the production of “Table.” Discussion held. Blum excused. It was moved and seconded to approve the agreement with Long Wharf Theatre. Motion carried unanimously.
O’Connor presented a request for a leave of absence from a Broadway musician. It was moved and seconded to approve the leave of absence. Motion carried unanimously.
Theatre Representative Couture present. Couture presented an Agreement with Tectonic Theatre Project for the production of “The Tallest Tree in the Forest.” Discussion held. Couture excused. It was moved and seconded to approve the agreement with Tectonic Theatre Project. Motion carried unanimously. Meeting adjourned at 1:25 p.m.