USARD Meeting Corning NY January 8 2011
Bill McGrath opened the meeting with reviewing agenda from meeting 10/30/10
Item 1 How is the Convention coming?
a) Hotel is locked in. Heritage Hill Hotel and Conference Room Lancaster Pa
Steve Young has the hotel contract and will finalize the dinner menu in next few weeks.
The cost of the rooms are 89.00 per night plus 11% tax, cheaper than the Holiday last year
The reservation ID is USA041511; arrangements may be made by phone (717)898-2431.
The facility is non-smoking
b) Charlie Kammer will handle registration for the USARD event. Members will have to make their
Item 2 Status of clinicians and demonstrators
a) Lee Caron has committed to do a clinic
b) Brendan Mason has committed to do a clinic
c) Jim Dinkins has also committed
d) Fred Johnson from Cadre attending ,possibly doing a history clinic on the development of
drumming on the North American Continent from 1797 to 1990
e) Fort Meyer Group pending, as well as the Hell Cats of West Point
f) Ancient Mariners offer ruled out, too expensive
g) All other potential performers must get with Bill McGrath ASAP
Item 3 Membership Report
Charlie reported that USARD had 113 members, 39 renewed so far 2011
Item 4 Treasury Report-Charlie Kammer
INCOME 11/24-12/31/10 1/11-1/6/11 Overall
Membership Dues 2011 425.00 120.00 545.00
Membership Dues 2012 20.00 00.00 20.00
Other Inc 1692.93 00.00 1692.93
Total Income 2137.93 120.00 2257.93
EXPENSES 39.00 0.00 39.00
66.62 0.00 66.62
Total Expenses 105.62 0.00 105.62
Overall Total 2032.31 120.00 2152.31
Item 5 Effective use of the Website
Joe Gillotti discussed if there are any issues with the website, please notify him
He will set up a demonstration of the website and its usage at the Convention.
Item 6 Music Librarian
Bill McGrath presented a proposal for a music librarian-Douglas Morrow
"My proposal is to act as Librarian/History for USARD, working to assemble a comprehensive
collection of some of the best rudimental works in our history(from the colonial period
to present day). " Doug Morrow
This was opened for discussion and was generally thought it was a good idea.
Committee voted unanimously to make Doug Morrow Librarian for USARD. However with the
stipulation that files will be added to the USARD Website.
Item 7 Next meeting will be April 16 2011. Sunday after the Convention