IT IS UNIFORM ALTERATIONS TIME!
The time has come to rip out alterations from marching uniforms so we can send them to the cleaners. We will start next week. This year is special because in addition to removing alterations, we will be removing the Tournament of Roses Parade patch sewn onto the shoulder of each marcher.
Student's patch, pins, and any personal items left in their uniform bag will be placed in a baggie with the student's name, and will be returned once the process has been completed. If you'd like to help but can't come up to the band hall, you are free to check out a uniform or two , take them home to work on them. Instructions will be provided, and you are encouraged to sign out multiple uniforms (your kid, their best friend, anyone you know well enough to want to help that mom) to get the job finished faster.
In addition, each afternoon this week (January 26-30), I will be up at the band hall from about 1:00 to 4:00 ripping alterations. Feel free to come on up and join the effort and catch up with the other parents. Or grab a few to do at home. Click here for the signup - and more information on this project!
Any questions? Call or text Anne Barnett 512-925-2552.
TOURNAMENT OF ROSES VIDEO UPDATE
We have received word that they are working on the final draft of the video and should be ready within the next couple weeks. We will keep you up to date on the delivery schedule, as we receive word.
GOLF TOURNAMENT COMMITTEE
The Golf Committee is now forming. The initial planning meeting was held this week - and there is a lot of work to be done! Our next Golf Tournament meeting will be February 3rd at 7:00 in the ensemble room at the band hall. You can check out the signup here or feel free to contact James Caldera with questions or ideas...
EXCITING CHANGE! This year, we will be holding the golf tournament on a Saturday! Save the Date! May 16, 2015
MATTRESS SALE IS COMING! Don't give in to those MLK Day and Presidents' Day Sales... We will be having our annual mattress sale here at the school on May 16th! More details will be coming soon!
Down to Business - Bylaws Update
The annual review of the Round Rock Band Boosters Bylaws has been conducted. A draft of the proposed changes to the bylaws can be found on the Meetings-Archives page. If you do not have the password, please feel free to contact Mr. Mobley or firstname.lastname@example.org for access.
Highlights of the changes are:
- Spirit Sales Coordinator will now be a voting member of the executive board.
- The office of Information Officer/Parliamentarian will be separated into two distinct offices
- Altering the term of office for the Executive Board. The proposal changes the term of office from July 1 – June 30 to March 1 to February 28/29. The corporate meetings will remain as scheduled each May, and the elections will be held each February. (For the interim, see the transition process listed below.)
- Ad-hoc committees will be approved by the Executive Board and will have an Executive Board member to serve as an advisor to ensure continuity.
- The nominating committee will no longer be appointed, but will come from the general membership. Any member of the nominating committee who is being proposed as an officer, must recuse themselves from any discussions/vote of that particular office.
- A mandatory training session between out-going and incoming board members will be held to ensure a smooth transition.
- The titles for Treasurer and Finance Manager will be switched to more appropriately encompass their job descriptions.
- Ensure audits will take place each time a signor on the bank account occurs.
HOW WILL THIS TRANSITION TAKE PLACE, IF THE ALTERED ELECTION SCHEDULE BE APPROVED?
For the 2014-15 board:
The current board is serving based on the bylaws in existence at the time of their election. The officers will complete their terms of office, as elected. The updated bylaws will take effect at the end of the current booster year. The training session proposed in the bylaws will take place at a time determined between the old and new board, before the exchange of officers, to ensure a smooth transition. (This will occur whether or not the new bylaws are in force at the time of the scheduled meeting.)
For the 2015-16 board:
Per the current bylaws, the nominating committee will be formed in February, 2015 and work through March. They will present their slate of proposed officers (based on the new bylaws - if approved) at the April, 2015 meeting and the election will be held in May. (Nominating committees have been forming early for the past couple years - but actual requirement is to form in February). The term of office for officers elected for the 2015-16 school year will be from July 1 to February 28/29.
For 2016-17 board:
Full transition to the new bylaws will be complete - nominating committee forms in November, 2015, present slate of officers in January, 2016, vote in February and transition to new board in March 2016.
NOW FOR SOMETHING COMPLETELY DIFFERENT!
On a slightly different note – It's that almost that time, GRADUATION!!!
Fellow senior band parents, for me this is my only baby…..last year I told myself, "this is what I prepared him for, the 18 years of nonstop parenting, mentoring, advocating, modeling behavior, etc….this is what all parents want…their child to cross that first hurdle of adult life…graduation from high school….this is good, I'm ok".
NOT….the tears, emotion, empty nest, I'm almost a mess!!!
With that said, please help me prepare for their last high school event, PROJECT GRADUATION.
I'm chairing the Garage Sale and I desperately need your help. Email me at email@example.com or text me at 512.554.3159 to serve on the committee….we need to meet soon!!
ONGOING WAYS TO SUPPORT THE DRAGON BAND:
CREEKSIDE CHARITY BINGO -
OUR PRIMARY SOURCE OF INCOME FOR THE BAND!
Did you hear? Renovations are underway! New chairs are in... and tables are next. Painting the walls and replacing the ceiling tiles are in the works as well! The place is getting a great new look! Come check it out! Monday, Tuesday or Saturday night (and often Fridays as well). It is in the process of renovating, new chairs have already arrived.... New tables any day.... and a painting project will be complete in a few weeks! Its going to look great! Our band's major source of income is through our association with Creekside Charity Bingo.
Sessions begin 7:15
Each Monday, Tuesday and Saturday night.
We also run a monthly late Friday night session as well. Be sure to share this information with your friends! (2300 Chisholm Trail Rd., Round Rock, TX behind Rudy's and next to DoubleDave's) - We are adding doorprizes to OUR sessions... don't miss out!
AMAZON SMILE PROGRAM
Ordering next semester's text books for your college student? Getting a cute new pair of boots? Restocking reeds for the new year? Shop through the Amazon Smile program...smile.amazon.com/ch/74-2683098 and choose Round Rock Band Boosters as your charitable organization and the boosters will receive ..05% of your purchase.
HYDRO CLEAN CAR WASH
Everyone wins with this one... download the coupon, save $5.00 and The Dragon Band will earn $2. per coupon redeemed. Follow this link to download your coupon.
PLANNING ON BUYING A CAR?
The sales representative who was so instrumental in helping us with the Car Raffle this year ahs extended another offer. If you purchase a car at Nyle Maxwell SuperCenter (620 and 183 are) - she will make a donation of $100 to The Dragon Band! Don't forget to let us know to look for the donation!
MATCHING FUNDS AND VOLUNTEER GRANTS
Several area employers offer matching funds programs for local charities or volunteer grant programs.... We've processed requests from Apple and 3M in the past week alone! Please stop by the Fundraising page on this website and check out the information. And don't forget to ask your HR department if your company provides these benefits.. Click here for more fundraising information.
Next Booster Meeting - February 10 @ 7:30 (Executive Board Meeting will be held one hour prior to that meeting)
Meetings are generally held the 2nd Tuesday of the month at 7:30 the Band Hall. (Board meetings are generally held the same dates - at 6:30)
Remaining 2014-15 Meeting Dates...
- February 10
- March 10
- April 14
- May 12
PLEASE JOIN US!
Other Important Dates:
- Winter Concert - February. 6, 2015
- Band Banquet - May 2, 2015
HOW CAN YOU STAY CURRENT WITH THE BAND BOOSTER ACTIVITIES?
Join our Facebook Group, follow us on Twitter, and frequently visit the band booster page...
IS YOUR VOLUNTEER APPLICATION ON FILE WITH RRISD?
If you filled out your RRISD volunteer application prior to August 7, 2014, or still need to do it for the first time... here's the link!
GO ROCK! GO BAND! GO ROCK BAND!