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Thursday, September 17, 2015 Norwalk Music Booster Minuts www.norwalkmusicboosters.com September Meeting held Tuesday, September 1, 2014, in the High School Band Room at 7 pm. Introduction of the Leadership Committee/ Officers started the meet- ing. Thank you notes were then shared by Deanna Frederick from Kim Ward, retired High School Music Director, and Carroll Har- dy, 5th grade Band Direc- tor. Mark Frederick also went over what we do as Boosters for'raising funds and volunteer time. Treasurer Report: John Good went over the 8/31/15 financial sum- mary which is available upon request and stated that he is the process of creating a new form for parents to request money that has been put in the bank from fundraising. Teacher Reports: OGerard Krupke intro- duced the new High School Choir Director, Kourtland Churchman. She will be teaching the 810 choirs, show choir and directing the musical. He also stated that they are learning more about struc- ture and funds for the mu— sical. They have met with the Activities Director and Kate Baldwin who will front the money this year, as the fund for this year’s musical is low. They are presently looking for an- other solution for future musical funding. ONicholas Menke re- ;ported on the High School Band making it through band camp and perform- CRAYHAWK Large walkout lots backing to a. pond or countryside. ing at the first football game on August 28, stat- ing that they did well but got wet. He also men- tioned that this year’s band is a fun marching band. 0 Alli Calvert will be di- recting the Middle School Show Choir this year but was unable to attend this meeting. °Carroll Hardy report- ed that he had tested 230 5th grade students for band instruments at Lake- wood with the help of Menke and Jeffrey Helt- man. OLori Nielson reported that she is in the process of recording 6-8th grade Middle School students who are trying out for Opus and will send the tapes in for judging. Show Choir auditions will be held after this. OHeltman reported on the Middle School Band and the 8th graders getting ready to march at halftime during the last home foot- ball game again this year. He will be taking 10 stu- dents in early October to try out for honor band and Jazz Band auditions will also be held in October. He also noted that the num- bers for kids involved in Middle School Band and Vocal are the highest ever this year. Fundraising: OJohn Good and Stephen Patterson ex- plained the Notable Do— nors and Patron programs for clarification. The Nota- ble Donors Program is money donated directly Iowa’s N/Warren Tow. and County News for the Auditorium wth the purchase of plaqes and seat plates. The Pabn Program is the donatins shown in the concert p0- grams. ORhonda Huegerich'e- ported on the mailing ad program ads stating tat all is in process at this the. OCarla Hudson x- plained the opportunies of the Wells Fargo fwd- raising program for pr- ents to pay for their cil- dren’s music expensesA suggestion was madeto send an email blast toall parents and also put he information on the MTSiC Boosters website. OTracee Saltz is agin heading up the annal Fruit Sale fundraier, which will begin in rid November. Jennifer Pater- son will be assisting he. ODonna Sleeth is cor- dinating the sales of Younkers Commurty Days coupon books at p- coming events and cm- certs. 0The High School Bad will be selling Entertai- ment Books in Septemer and Butter Braids in Jau- ary to help pay for the ost of their upcoming tripin April. The 8th graders vill also be selling Entertain- ment Books which vill pay for their flip folders and t-shirts for marching band. Kenneth Huen gave a reminder that this mon- ey goes through the Activ- ity Office and not the Boosters. Volunteering: .0Jodi Fisher is taking l L njoy 23. est. D Moiies address and attenc‘ Noalk Schools at Fox Valley. over the Senior Scholar- ship Committee. °Julie Heckart is now keeping the Music Boost- er Website updated. OWe are still in need of someone to record Videos of performances. ONielsen is in need of parents to help with the 8th Grade Choral Festival on September 19. OKrupke will also need the help of parents in No- vember as we will be host- ing the All Conference Fes- tival at that time. 20152016 Future Meeting Dates: OThursday, Oct. 8, 2015, 7 p.m. OMonday, Nov. 9, 2015, 7 p.m. 0Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2015, 7 p.m. 0Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2016, 7 p.m. ‘ 0Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2016, 7 p.m. 0Tuesday, April 5, 2016, 7 p.m. OMonday, May 2, 2016, 7 p.m. Next Meeting: If you have a child in K12 Norwalk music, you are already a Music Boost- er. Please join us at our. next meeting on October 8th at 7 pm in the High School Band Room. Respectfully *ubmitted, Julie Burgett, 015/2016 Secretary SEX-al- We must travel in the di- rection of our fear. -John Berryman 3H“? I . u u . . . . . n . . n u - - - u n . . - _ . . _ _ c - - - n p n — u u - . _ . _ . -. Call for more info: Allyn Brown John Akers Suzy Marker 453-5103 453-6403 : Directions: Hwy 5 Bypass To SW Connector, South To Maffitt Lake Rd, West To S ; 20th Dr Drilla Rd. South Through Grilla Development On The West Side Of The Road. 453-6009 Page Nine NABC Golf Outing The Norwalk Athletic Booster Club hosted their 8th annual golf benefit at Warrior Run Golf Course Satur- day, Aug. 22. NABC President Matt Leek said the event was very successful and will be held again next year. Leek added that the Athletic Booster Club has put a fo- cus on raising additional funds for larger athletic projects and the nearly $10,000 raised from this event will certainly help in that regard. The boosters thank the following volunteers who assisted at this year’s outing by either monitoring the hole-in—one hole or 50/50 shot hole, selling raffle tick- ets, or checking people in at the registration table: April Buenger, Brett Collins, Renee Fraser, Linda Gavin, Donna Grant, Natalie Grant, Darin Hirl, Laura Hirl, Amy Sue Hopkey, Mary Knickerbocker, Stevie Lammers, Nancy LaVelle, Angie Leek, Kristi Schmidt, Lori Vaske, Shelly Vroegh, Theresa Webb, Michelle Wiedmann and Kent Wulf. A big thank you goes out to the 176 individuals who participated in this year’s outing. Without their partici- pation, this event wouldn’t have been possible. The team of Mike Gavin, Steve Wermerskirchen, Tim Geyer and Bob Fairfax were named team champs. Several area businesses donated items for a raffle and their help is greatly appreciated. Because of the many prizes, a record dollar amount was made. Leek noted that hole sponsorship was key to the event’ s success and the boosters wish to thank the following entities for their continued hole sponsorship donation: Burke Golf Acad- emy at Warrior Run, Central Iowa Mechanical, City State Bank, Cyclone Automotive Training, DeRocher Chiro- practic & Acupuncture, Dr. Lori Miller 8: Brad Miller, Fareway and Gregg Young Chevrolet. Also Hy-Vee, Inc., J] Designs, Knights of Columbus Council 7556, Lance Eddie Edward Jones, Lane Insur- ance, Norwalk Family Dentistry — Dr. Grant DDS, Dr. Winslow DDS, Norwalk Ready-Mixed Concrete, Inc., NuTech Seeds, Outskirtz, Ron’s Auto Repair, Stephany Insurance, Scott’s Foods, Ted’s Automotive & Used Cars, Titan Tire Corp., UnityPoint Clinic Family Medicine of Norwalk and Warrior Run Golf Course. Explore Aquatic Wildlife of Des 'Moines River Ha '3 You ever won fish from the De Moines dered at’s swimmingin River to Show pet ‘1, gm Iowa riverS? variety of species liv The public is invited to th‘swater. Staffwill discuss join staff from the Iowa Department of Natural Resource as they capture the impact humans have on the species’ life cycles, as well as the life history of native mussels. The event, titled "What Lies Beneath Central Iowa Rivers: A Fish Sampling Event,” will be held from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 23, at Riverwalk Hub, 215 Water Street, Des Moines. The event will also fea- ture a sampling of free fish appetizers prepared by Chef Michael LaValle and Trellis Catering. The edu- cational program starts at 5 p.m. The event is free to attend and no registration is required. The event is being held as part of a larger effort to improve recreational op- portunities in and along the waterways and greenways in Greater Des Moines. The Des Moines Area Metropolitan Plan- ning Organization is de- veloping a water trails master plan for approxi- mately 150 miles of creeks and rivers in the region on behalf of the Iowa Depart- ment of Natural Re— sources. For more information on the water trails plan— ning effort, please go online to www.dmampo. org/water-trails or contact MPO staff at 515-334-0075 or info@dmampo.org. 0 A Milly