IMPORTANT - Proposed Changes to Band Booster Bylaws
Proposed Changes Coming to the Band Boosters
The band boosters are proposing the addition of some positions and adjusting the term limits for board officers. This requires a change to the bylaws. Per the bylaws, we must share the changes with the band parents and offer you a chance to provide comments and suggestions. Please download and review the document and send your comments to email@example.com. The deadline for comments is the end of day, Thursday, January 30.
The completed bylaws will be presented at the February band parent meeting on Tuesday, February 11 at 7:30pm. A vote will be taken on whether to pass the changes to the bylaws; you must attend the meeting to vote. Click the link to see the updated bylaws that include the proposed changes.
Why are these changes being proposed?
The FC band directors and many parents in the FC Band Booster organization expects the program to grow in the coming years. To better prepare for the increase in student enrollment, amendments are being proposed to prepare future band parents for the leadership roles that we think will help serve a larger organization. As of the 2019-2020 school year, we host three competitions, a craft fair, and many other activities. Those events will grow, and new fundraising events will be added, with the increases in our band member enrollment. With better defined leadership roles, the goal is to have improved communication between staff, directors, the elected Band Board Officers, and with all band parents.
The proposed bylaw amendments are also intended to provide a more defined framework of responsibilities and needs, for the current and future band parents. The amendments will illustrate what roles need to be filled, in order to continue the current activities and fundraisers of the organization. While these amendments are one small effort to create a defined list of leadership roles, it is understood that many parents participate, in multiple ways, to support the band programs, in undefined roles.
The leadership definitions in the proposed amendments are subject to modification during the next few weeks of discussion. Parent communication on the proposed amendments is essential. Your feedback is welcomed. We hope you will take a few moments to consider the amendments and share how you believe we can make improvements on the documents. Send your feedback to firstname.lastname@example.org. The deadline for comments is the end of day, Thursday, January 30.
Click the link to see the updated bylaws that include the proposed changes.
Summary of Proposed Bylaws Amendments
1. Four New Band Board Officer Positions are being proposed, to be added to the current Board Officer positions of President, Treasurer, and Secretary. These changes would result in there being 7 elected Board Officer (voting) positions, instead of the current 5 elected Board Officer positions.
The four new positions would have the following titles:
a. Vice President
b. Fundraising Coordinator (formerly Ways and Means Vice President)
c. Engagement Coordinator (formerly Communications Vice President)
d. Events Coordinator
2. The maximum time that a person can serve consecutive terms in the same Elected Board Officer role is proposed to be 3 years (formerly 2 years). This would allow for consistent parent leadership to remain in place when necessary. For example, the change in the length of terms would be useful, should there be the occasion when no new candidates were slated for any one of the officer positions. The change in term length will still allow for any band parent to run for any office, on an annual basis.
3. Details and descriptions are being added to the Bylaws for liaison and other support positions.
Thank you for your support of the students and staff of the FC Band Department.
The FC Band Booster Board
Flashes Pep Band Performances & Volunteers Needed to Serve Pizza
There are 4 more opportunities to come out and witness the electric atmosphere that our Flashes Pep Band brings to the FC basketball games! Call time is 6pm; game and performance begins at 7:30pm. We feed the band during their 3rd quarter break and we always welcome extra hands to help! We still need help on these last few dates—please contact Denise Holaday (email@example.com) if you are available to assist!
Volunteer for Three Events FC is Hosting in 2020-Color Guard event in need!
Franklin Central has the privilege of hosting two indoor percussion competitions and one color guard competition in February and March. The Indiana Percussion Association (IPA) competition will be held on February 15; Indiana High School Color Guard Association (IHSCGA) on March 7; and Winter Guard International (WGI) on March 14-15. While the IPA and WGI event positions are filling up, the Color Guard event is still in desperate need of volunteers that can stay for the entire shift.
Join in on the excitement and volunteer today!
If you have ANY questions regarding the positions available, the contacts for these events are: Tyler Bongen and Heather Buck, firstname.lastname@example.org
Hosting shows throughout the year REDUCES the amount of time we spend fundraising. Hosting shows brings in tens of thousands of dollars to the band program each year. Hosting shows reduces fees for ALL band students by HUNDREDS of dollars. To put it simply...we LOVE hosting shows!
Join in on the excitement and volunteer today!
We are excited to share that Kroger sent the Band Boosters $3,250 in 2019 - that includes a check for $833 just for October to December 2019! We believe $5000 is possible in 2020. How?
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