The Friends of Dreamland Ballroom had our first board meeting, Wednesday, July 15. It was a great meeting. Present: Kerry McCoy, Ann McCoy, Katy Elliot, Nathaniel Wills, Stephen Koch, Jeff Roper, Brian Shaddock, Debbie Murphy, Berna Love, Lili Hicks
Absent: Kathleen King, Dlorah DeVore, Constance Sarto, Eyona Scott-Mitchell
We elected officers, Kerry McCoy- Chair, Ann McCoy- Co Chair, Brian Shaddock- Treasurer, Lili Hicks- Secretary.
We, mostly, adopted by-laws and reviewed article of incorporation.
Fundraising ideas were very briefly discussed.
• Katy Elliot suggested continuing grassroots fund raising such as the Doc’s Pool Hall Parties.
• Debbie Murphy suggested putting on a show that recreates the acts of Dreamland Ballroom’s past performers. Tickets will be $100 and Doc’s will be used for drinks and fellowship.
• Jeff Roper suggested possible corporate sponsorship and naming opportunities for donors such as new addition, foyer, elevators, stage, and balcony.
Next Meeting: Wednesday, July 29, 2009 at 12 p.m. at Taborian Hall.