FEBRUARY 7th, 2022 Boosters meeting Minutes

East Lake High School Drama Boosters

Boosters Meeting Minutes February 7, 2022 7 p.m.

The Liquid Garage Co

1306 Seven Springs Blvd

New Port Richey, Fl

Located in the Chelsea Place Shopping Center.

Roll Call and Sign in: Nancy Lofredo, Amanda Long, Kelsi Black, Marie Palmer, Dani Rossi, Shannon Petignani, Natasha Gallaty, Sara Claudio, Kim Florio

Committee Reports

President Nancy Lofredo

  • NEXT YEAR BOARD POSITIONS - Shadows needed!

  • FROZEN- wrap up

  • Microphones - Ms. Florio is working with Dream Works company to assess our inventory of microphones and needs.

  • Godspell - vote on $$ to support show, concessions and t-shirt sales - Nancy made a motion and Kelsi seconded, a budget was voted of $1000 for the Senior show, Godspell. A chain link fence is requested by students. Amanda will look into her own. Students have raised through their own fundraising $632.00. Not much else has been requested from boosters.

  • Top of the World Parade - activity form?? March 5th details to follow; need student signup

  • 9 to 5 - try to get banner and t-shirts for March 5th; production fees were recommended and voted on to be $40 which will include t-shirts and reusable water bottles (Nancy shares a product vendor- cost is 3$ (?) ,

  • silent auction update - Randi and Tara will head this

  • Banquet May 15 2PM at EAST Lake Country Club - will hold a committee meeting in February (Nancy to head)

Vice President OPEN

  • HANDLES Production fees, T-SHIRT ORDERING - Nancy will get screen print for Godspell along with banners, and 9 to 5 by March 5.

Treasurer Shannon Petrignani

  • See treasurer's report for February. A few reimbursement checks for FROZEN were written and will not be on this report

Secretary Amanda Long-

  • Email out information about upcoming carwash and sign up genius.

  • tickets on gofan for Godspell, and Shout out Jotform

Links will be live and visible Feb 22nd

March 4th https://gofan.co/app/events/524220?schoolId=FL5841

March 5th https://gofan.co/app/events/524226?schoolId=FL5841

Concessions Sara Claudio/Tara Allen

  • Tech week for 9 to 5 do not need as many snacks we still have a ton of snacks in the closet

Fundraising - This is usually a separate position. Board has been collaborating on future ideas. Someone is needed for this position. We would like to explore reaching out to local senior citizen centers to advertise and explore contacts who can arrange group tickets and transportation to the productions.

Carwash - Kelsi Black

  • Next car wash will be February 27 and March 27 (Activity form has been completed for these dates)

Sign up will be emailed to parents in the next week. Donations for hose, towels, soap, volunteers needed. Bella will create the student sign up.

Program Sponsorships - Open

Costumes- Kristin Gallagher

  • Assisting with Godspell costumes. We would like to create a Post show sign up for costume cleaning/return and laundering. Parents are needed to assist with this in future shows. This should occur with each show.

Props - Natasha Gallaty -

  • A sign up is requested for an adult who is familiar with the productions to support and monitor back stage where students need direction and facilitating hic ups. At least 3 are recommended.

  • Tech week adult monitors needed for 9 t0 5. To be planned.

Tech/Set Bryan Stotts - Not present;

Publicity Open - Discussion was had regarding scheduling Peach Jars for upcoming productions (Dani Rossi scheduled for Frozen) , advertised to area Middle and High schools. A student publicity team is really beneficial to hand out flyers prior to all productions. We should look into scheduling the road Marquee sign for less days ahead of 9 to 5 and post the gofan.co link with dates -

Silent Auction - Tara Allen and Randi Horton -NOT PRESENT plans for 9 to 5 auction

Ms. Florio-

  • Level 2 Volunteers needed for Saturday, Feb.12 for Godspell. 9-3pm at school.

  • Also Godspell is Friday, March 4 and Saturday, March 5. They WILL have an intermission so concessions are possible. .

  • Need water and oranges and apples and bananas for two Saturdays, Feb. 19 and 26 as we are DANCING for 9 to 5.

  • Need help in getting the students excited about the OTOW parade, Saturday, March 5.- time???

  • Needs for 9 to 5:

  • Ten 5x7 Picture Frames (Black)

  • Trunk of a Car

  • Climbing Harness (to fly Hart)

  • 2 Toilets for our bathroom stalls

  • 1 Water Cooler

  • CASTORS need to be purchased (10 desks-= $400) Boosters will pay for this, Ms. Florio has the vendor in Oldsmar.

  • Gofan.co

  • Tickets go live for Godspell Feb. 22 – March 5

  • Tickets go live for 9 to 5 April 18 – May 7.

  • Remember the “invited dress” on April 28. Please help us have an audience. Broadway Star of the Future will be reviewing us then. - A recommendation was made to invite the ELHS staff to this. (Amanda to create email invite from ELHS ALL STAFF)

Student Officers-

  • Bella - NOT PRESENT; Godspell Buttons will be ordered by Amanda from “STICKER MULE” vendor, 47 are needed. They come in bulk 50+ for price of $31.

  • Boosters hope Thespians can get points for attending parade, make mandatory for Seniors and they can wear their Godspell costumes.

New Business

Other Business

  • Yearbook ad - do we want to take out an ad congratulating the drama department seniors? Cost - full page $350, half page $200, ¼ page $175, ⅛ page $75

2021-22 Future Events

  • 2/7 February Boosters Meeting Liquid Garage Trinity

  • 2/5 & 2/12 Godspell Rehearsals 9-3 (LEVEL 2 volunteers needed)

  • 2/19 & 2/26 dancing rehearsals 9 to 5 (donations needed: water, oranges, apples bananas)

  • 2/22 - 3/5 Tickets go live on gofan.co for Godspell

  • 2/27 Carwash 5th 3rd Bank Bootranch

  • 3/4 and 3/5 Senior Show - Godspell

  • 3/5 Top of the World parade 8 a.m.

  • 3/7 March Boosters Meeting Guitar room

  • 3/14-18 Spring Break

  • 3/25 or ? 4/1 - Too Much Light /Improv

  • 3/27 Carwash 5th 3rd Bank Bootranch

  • 4/4 April Boosters Meeting Guitar Room

  • 4/18 -5/7 Tickets go live on gofan.co for 9 to 5

  • 4/28 Invited Dress for 9 to 5; Broadway Stars (audience needed!)

  • Tech/Rehearsals 9 to 5

  • 5/5-5/7 Spring Musical - 9 to 5 the Musical

  • 5/2 May Boosters Meeting Guitar Room

  • 5/9 - 5/13 Thespian Week

  • 5/13 Senior showcase

  • 5/15 Banquet East Lake Country Club 2 PM