Phi Beta Mu

XI Chapter Annual Meeting

Packard Plaza - Peoria, IL

Friday, January 26, 2018

Call to order - 11:34 am President David Vroman

Initiation of New Members - President David Vroman

Fourteen new members were initiated into the fraternity including: Carlos Ayento, Maria Saucedo Scholastic Academy; Jerrod Cook, Plainfield South High School; Christopher Dandeles, Waubonsie Valley High School; Brendyn Dobbeck, Larkin High School in Elgin; Kevin Dobbeck, Westfield Community School; Mark Donahue, O’Fallon District 90 Junior High; Michael Fiske, Retired Director of Bands Joliet Township High School; Darren Hicks, Urbana High School; Brian Logan, Vandercook College of Music; Charles Morgan, Joliet Junior College; William Rank, Oak Prairie Junior High School; Donald Stinson, Joliet Township High School Central Campus; Anthony Svejda, Oak Park and River Forest High School; and Eric Wellman, Joliet West High School.

Business Meeting - President David Vroman

Acceptance of Minutes from 2017 Annual Meeting

Motion - Gene Montgomery; 2nd - Ed Jones

Executive Secretary’s Report

Financial Report $8287.30. This chapter is in good shape financially.

Motion - Ann Lusher; 2nd - Joe Lawrence

Outstanding Bandmaster Committee Award Report

Mike Fansler – traveling – the committee did consider nominations and they have selected a recipient.

Hall of Fame Committee Report

Dr. Hile – at a family funeral – the committee did consider nominations and they have selected a recipient.

IMEC Committee Report - John Springbrunn

John spoke about the process of applying for an IMEC presentation. Originally the idea was that PBM would be a “co-sponsor” for one presentation a year in an effort to work closely with ILMEA. This process did not really work and the membership should simply submit their IMEC applications through the state process and then send an email to John putting PBM on notice that they have done so. The membership is encouraged to support each other when selected for a presentation at IMEC.

Web Page Report - John Springbrunn

Go Daddy changed over their system which wasn’t compatible with John’s computer & software; webpage to be up & running soon.

Old Business

1. Committee for the Hall of Fame restoration - report by Kimberly Farris.

Old Phi Beta Mu Hall of Fame was displayed for 25 years or so.

The present goals were to:

  • Update & beautify the display
  • Explain what Phi Beta Mu is & what its’ goals are
  • Explain the Hall of Fame award itself
  • Explain connection of the Hall of Fame & Northwestern-that connection is John Paynter
  • Create a lasting display that can evolve over time

Problem with adhesive for photos being corrected

Photos can now be more easily updated

Lighting needs improvement - entire project just under $2000.00.

Northwestern will be asked for help on this.

2. Changing our by-laws

Award recipients weren’t necessarily a member of Phi Beta Mu