Last night’s band Town Hall meeting went… okay. Not quite as smooth as I would have liked, and due to some discussion early on in the meeting that was a little more involved than expected, some of the later topics got kind of rushed. I felt bad about that, because those were the discussion points suggested by band members, and I didn’t want them to feel like they were being glossed over. We really should have dedicated the entire night to the meeting, but after missing last week’s rehearsal due to snow, we really needed some practice time before getting started with business. Unfortunately, the band seems to want more changes to our Bylaws, which is further delaying our application to become a non-profit organization, the goal we’ve been trying to reach for the past four years. But apparently the band wants to increase the size of the Board. That’s the main focus of these changes, I think. I’m not sure what type of “policy making” the band thinks the Board does – if anything, the “policy” of the band is the Bylaws, and as we saw last night, the entire membership has input into that document. I think some people feel that the Board has a narrow point of view, being comprised of our Director plus four female clarinet players. Maybe if the current Board were made up of two men and two women, representing four different instruments in the band, nobody would have even thought to increase the size. Marty, if you’re out there, maybe you could shed some light on what people are hoping to achieve by increasing the size of the Board? And what people think the Board is doing, that they also want to get involved with?
I had this crazy dream last night that we lived next door to a restaurant (in our same house), and GG went over there to pick up dinner to us. While he was gone, these two guys in a pickup truck who were going to eat at the restaurant parked in our driveway. I went outside to yell at them and make them move their car. When I got back inside, GG was already back, but all the lights were off and he told me, “The UPS man is in here.” Then I noticed a man dressed all in black crouching in front of the living room window, and I was like, “Oh, we’re being robbed?!” As soon as he knew he’d been spotted, the guy jumped up and ran out the front door with a bag of things he’d stolen from our house, and I foolishly chased him to get our stuff back! As I was running after him, I was thinking, “Wait, this is dumb, I don’t know if he has a knife or a gun or something!” So, the moral of the story is, I’m much happier to live next door to the police station in real life than a restaurant.
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