August 31, 2020 Booster Minutes

East Lake High School Drama Boosters

Boosters Meeting Minutes -August 31, 2020, 7 p.m. via Zoom

Roll Call, Sign In & Minutes from Preceding Meeting - Nancy Lofredo,, Amanda Long, Karen Ondash, Kim Florio, Brad Brady,

Unable to attend: Traci Tottle, Laura Ross, Karen Guider,

Parents: Tara Paternoster, Mary Mulligan, Melinda Ramsey

Committee Reports

President Brad Brady

DIscussion: reschedule this meeting due to attendance being low. Brad Explains boosters program to parent attendees. Introduced attendee board members present.

2020-2021 Officers-. Booster positions needing volunteers are VP, Sponsorships (assist with fundraising), Costumes, Props, Tech/Set Chair, Publicity, Concessions Co-Chair with Nancy Lofredo.

  • snap raise gives 80% which is one of the highest returns in the industry, this will be what we use.

  • students want to sell cookie dough and Brad is NOT interested in this but would support this if out voted by the students :) Difficulty in storage of product and distribution would take a lot of coordinating.

  • Mentors are highly needed, adults to support the students in their roles (props etc) Please consider your strengths and knowledge in all forms (nutrition, artistic ability, organization, etc)

  • We did purchase the JOT FORM platform and it is working VERY well. This is available to the students to fill out registration forms, the vocab form for Homework- all found the the Drama Website :

  • Karen and Amanda to meet at Achieva Bank Boot Ranch on 9/1 to complete process for Check Signing; Brad will share the boxes with Karen that need to be kept for records.

  • Discussion of volunteering for the good of the program and not because it will help the child to obtain a status or lead role!

Treasurer Karen Ondash -expresses interest in supporting the BOOSTER webpage along with Amanda

Secretary Amanda Long -

  • Will send out minutes via Facebook/ drama booster website, and emails; Share the Board position role responsibilities form to anyone interested (LOCATED IN DRIVE FOLDER) with Next meeting Invitation;

  • Discussed the need to update the BOOSTER Website with new members listed. Brad will work with Amanda to find out administrative access and to update information as this was a great way to also use the Sponsors, DONATION button and general processes

Concessions Nancy Lofredo, Laura Ross - inventory is low

Fundraising Traci Tottle- NOT PRESENT

Sponsorships - None;

Costumes - None

Props - none

Tech/Set - None

Publicity - None

Silent Auction - NONE

Student Officers - Names to be shared by Kim (Amanda to email her to receive this info)

Kim Florio - Freshman show will be Shrek JR. to re-purpose the previous year set. She is exploring options for Spring and there are many hurdles with COVID- she will keep us posted

Old Business - All new banking should be up to date with treasurer. WE NEED VOLUNTEERS!

New Business - A meeting will be held in two weeks to continue business

Other Business Parent ( Mary Mulligan)recommends that students bring in parents to the Booster meetings to receive ‘extra credit’!; Parent (Tara Paternoster) expresses interest in supporting tech/set and tasks related to painting etc!

Amanda to send out agenda invite on Thursday prior to meeting- share the GOOGLE DOCS invite to members- so they can add to this document ( instead of emailing info to Amanda)

Adjourned to the September 14, 2020 at 7 PM Boosters Meeting via Zoom Brad will share Zoom link - Amanda will send out to Board members and invite families via email/facebook

Ms. Florio’s Website: Booster Website: Facebook: