Tecumseh SS Reunion – Committee Meeting Minutes
Date: Saturday February
Scott Primeau (chair), Dan Foster, Mike Alexander, Tom O’Brien, Sue
Cummings, Chris Foster, Sue (Walkom) Eagleson, Bob Ripley, Mark Delanghe,
Dave Colby, Andy Ramsz, Randa (Rossini) Speller, Peter Stanojevic, Tom
Away: Cheri Emrich, Brad Martin, Pat
Peter Stanojevic – presented an opportunity to create a bronze
memorial plaque for Tecumseh Secondary School. Probably requires about
$2000, which could be funded through ticket sales, event profits, 50-50
draw. If approved, goal would be to have the plaque completed and ready to
display by the reunion. Requires commitment by mid-May in order to get the
plaque prepared and shipped in time.
Tom Starks – is planning to get his old band (7 piece band now @$1750, has
added a horn section) back together to play at the reunion, and will also
join the fundraising committee.
Memorabilia – Peter has some memorabilia to
hand off. Can be displayed at Tecumseh during the reunion, but he’d like us
to keep it afterwards. Also, committee learned that Tecumseh principal wants
to get rid of all high school memorabilia – some was given to last year’s
committee, who attempted to sell it.
Capital Theatre financial problems – site
is in receivership and being managed by the City of Chatham through to end
of this season. We’ve been promised that we can still have the Friday
evening event there, but may need a back-up plan if this changes. Still
want to have a staff wine and cheese within the Capital event – Leo Girard
and Peter Stanojevic are organizing it. Teachers will meet an hour prior to
the main event, then will mix with everyone else. The expenses for the
staff mixer will be covered out of the overall ticket sales.
Ticket sales – need to spur increased
commitment and advanced ticket sales, in part to ensure down payment and
early expenses are funded, but also to create a groundswell of excitement
which will in turn spur more sales (people checking the site to see who’s
committed so far, but may be taking a “wait and see” approach.
Need help collecting raffle and door prizes
from local businesses – Chris Foster
Reunion Dates: Thursday – Saturday July
Projected expenses = $6500 (without the DVD
creation expense and some incidentals)
Reunion program – will have advertising
opportunities. Fundraising team to seek ad participation, goal is to print
Need all committee members to provide
updates, and to participate on the Facebook site, become more visible and
accessible to other 70’s people.