Celtic Flute School of New Zealand, Incorporated
Nelson Central School, 70 Nile Street, Nelson
12:45 pm, 4th June, 2017
- Previous minutes
- Matters arising
- New business
- Chairperson’s report
- Treasurer’s report
- Resignation / nomination / election of officers
- Treasurer / finance officer
- Resignation / election of committee.
- General business
Minutes of AGM 2016
The minutes of last year’s AGM are available at CA AGM minutes 2016 06 05 June
Chairperson’s report – 2017
This year marks my second as Chairperson of the Ceol Aneas committee. I have enjoyed working with the committee as we made the decisions and worked through the challenges to create Ceol Aneas 2017.
There have been a number of changes this year –
During the year the formal rules of the “Celtic Flute School of New Zealand Inc.”, agreed at the previous AGM, were filed, and the organisation has been granted “Charitable Status”. This means that we can now accept charitable donations, which can be claimed as tax deductions, as well as making us a more appealing candidate for grant support.
The rule changes approved at the AGM last year altered the way we elect officers and committee members. The new process requires nominations from members to be submitted to the Chairperson at least two weeks prior to the AGM. We used the newsletter, webpage, and Facebook to inform the membership of the nomination process and timeframe, and we received one nomination each for chairperson, secretary, and treasurer, as well as 6 nominations for committee members. The nominations were posted to the Ceol Aneas webpage when the nomination period closed. I’ll be interested in your feedback on the notification process, and happy to hear any suggestions for improvement.
We had to find a new home for the morning classes because the The Nelson English Centre moved to a new location, and could no longer accommodate us. We were happy to find a new home at the Nelson Central School.
The survey we ran this year indicated the sessions are a very important part of the Ceol Aneas weekend in Nelson. Although the focus of the weekend is the school, many musicians from around the country come to Nelson on the Ceol Aneas weekend just to take part in the sessions. The committee spent a lot of time considering how to improve the session experience for our students as well as other musicians. The slow session that we trialled last year was very popular with our students, so we will be repeating them in the afternoons, and in addition to the regular sessions at East Street, and the Free House, we have added evening sessions at the YHA to provide a place to play tunes at slightly slower tempos. Suggestions are always appreciated.
This year we had a proposal from Michael Dewes to conduct a bodhran workshop. When the proposal came, the schedule was mostly in place, so we decided the best way forward was to suggest Michael announce the workshop via our Facebook page and run it as an informal offering. The committee will be discussing the workshop and would welcome your feedback on offering a bodhran workshop or class next year.
Finally, I would like to personally thank all of the members of the committee for their contributions to the Ceol this year. A lot of work goes into organising Ceol Aneas, and everyone on the committee did their part.
29 May, 2017