Band Booster Bylaw Amendments – What you need to know
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.
Click Here to Download the proposed Bylaws
Why are these changes being proposed?
The FC band directors and many parents expect the high school band to rapidly grow in the coming years due to the population surge in Franklin Township. The proposal expands the number of Booster officers and defines a recommended and expanded number of appointed leaders. This will provide future Booster organizations a blueprint for leading a larger group of students and parent volunteers.
Summary of Proposed Bylaws Amendments
Four New Band Board Officer Positions are being proposed.
1. Vice President
2. Fundraising Coordinator (formerly Vice President Ways and Means)
3. Engagement Coordinator (formerly Vice President Communications)
4. Events Coordinator
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). The rationale for this be to 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.
Details and descriptions are being added to the Bylaws for liaison and other support positions.
Thursday, January 30 – Deadline for providing feedback on proposed changes to firstname.lastname@example.org
Tuesday, February 11 – PARENT MEETING: Booster Board will present finalized proposed amendments to parents; no vote will be taken.
Tuesday, March 10 – PARENT MEETING: Parents will vote on the proposed bylaw amendments. If passed, the search for candidates to fill the board positions will begin.
Thursday, April 9 – PARENT MEETING: Band Booster Board Election
How do I get involved?
If you’re a veteran band or guard parent and you’re interested in using your leadership skills to serve the band program in an expanded capacity, please talk to any of the band booster officers about adding your name to the ballot on April or send an email to email@example.com.
If you’re a freshman or middle school parent and want to become more involved, you can start by filling out the volunteer survey. We want you to be aware of all of the great opportunities to be involved. It’s fun, you’ll make new friends, and best of all you’ll be adding value to the FC Band program.
Click Here to Download the proposed Bylaws
The Guard swag stores are open now until 8am on Monday, Feb. 3
Each winter guard member will get a t shirt as their “free” show shirt which is paid for with your fees.
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you are available to assist!
Mattress Sale - Sunday, Feb. 23
Come to the annual FC Bands Mattress Sale on Sunday, February 23, from 10am to 5pm. Your band account will receive credit for all sales from your referrals. Two more students are needed to wear a mattress costume on the day of the sale and wave at cars on Franklin Road. Each student's band account will receive $20 for this opportunity - contact Travis Sears at email@example.com.
Volunteers Needed for ISSMA Competition at FTMS West - Saturday, Feb. 1
The Middle School West Band Department needs our help! West is hosting the ISSMA competition on Saturday, February 1 and Mr. Fyffe needs about 10 more volunteers to fully staff the event and make it a success. Visit this link to see available shift times and the assignments.
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