The April 21 board meeting included a report from Dianne Witwer on the results from the 2014 Laughing Cavalier event. Significant positives were first time attendees and bidders for both the January event and the online auction. Business sponsorships were also accepted this year for the first time. Strategies for the 2015 event were also discussed. Congratulations and thank you to the 2014 chairs: Kathi Stronczek, Cathy Diamente and Megan Campbell.
Pete Wilson also reviewed Canterbury Fund revenues which, like Laughing Cavalier, funds school operations. Bill Fisher, chair of the Personnel Committee gave an overview of committee work this year. Jim Kunce reviewed the income and expense summary. Surplus monies are being transferred to an HVAC fund as that major expenditure is being planned for the upcoming years.
Marcia Crawford, Governance Committee chair, presented a slate of trustees nominated to the board for a three-year term beginning in the 2014-2015 school year. They were voted in unanimously and include Chad Bechert, Henry Nadjeski, Glen Dixon, Vicki Grabowski, Deborah Parrott Johnson and Laurie Spindler.
Serving as officers for 2014-2015 will be Todd Stephenson, chair; Jennifer Haines, vice chair; Todd Jacobs, treasurer; and Jeanette Schouweiler, secretary.
The board also discussed ways to make the Educational Programs Committee more effective. Trustees will be convening in a retreat format on Saturday, May 10, with the school’s department chairs to discuss curriculum planning for the next five years.