C# Notes: October 2010

Present: Phil Brennan, Linda Brennan, Angus Sutherland, Sandra Sutherland, Shona Sutherland, Cathy Whiteside, Rae-Lynn Rosefield, Peter Rosefield, Lindsay Cooper, Dan Eisner, Matt Eisner, John Eisner, Kennedy Jackson, Kevin Hazzard, Jake Hazzard, Alison Cooper.

The committee meets about 6 times a year to plan for Presbyterian Music Camp.  This year we’ve decided to revitalize the web site (as you’ve obviously noticed if you’re reading this!)  As part of this initiative we decided we’d like to put a short summary of each committee meeting on this web site.  This is the summary for Meeting number 1.  It is not intended to have all the details of the meetings, just a summary of some of the highlights for any campers that may be interested to see a bit of what goes on “behind the scene”.

There are a lot of new faces on the committee this year and some people have taken on new roles including Rae-Lyn and myself taking over as co-conveners from Phil Brennan.  Phil has been the convener for many years and we thank him for all his work.  For a full list of the current committee members and their roles check back soon!

Financially last year was a tough year.  With the increase in camper fees, we had less campers than budgeted for.  In order to keep the costs down, we really need to keep our campership up.  So do your part and spread the news about how amazing PMC is!

A major part of the first committee meeting after camp is the “Camp Wrap-up”.  This is where we go through all the camper comments in detail, and try and figure out what is important to campers, and what new things we should be thinking about for the next year.  This year there are a lot of suggestions for new workshops.  We hope to mix things up a bit this year by adding some new and exciting workshops!  Stay tuned…

And finally we talked a fair bit about this web site.  We want it to streamline the communication process to campers preparing for next year’s camp, including on-line registration , information about the various camp funds (Still to come), more detailed information about camp and the workshops being offered, a place to plan informal get-togethers, and a way to co-ordinate rides to camp.  But we’d also like it to be a way for campers to stay connected throughout the year including these committee meeting summaries, even a “Shameless Self-Promotion” page complete with calendar of events. So please have a look around this web site, and send any feedback you have on it to our web site administrator, Rae-Lynn

Peter Rosefield.

Co-convener.

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