I am writing to notify you that (1) we have four MPA Board positions that will be vacated at the end of the current 2018-2019 school year, and (2) we are in need of volunteers for our Scholarship Committee to review senior scholarship applications.
At the end of this school year, we will have four (4) MPA Board members stepping down from their positions as their students graduate from high school. The positions we will be looking to fill are listed below along with the names of the current Board members filling those rolls, as well as a description of the position responsibilities (as described in the MPA By-Laws). Parents and guardians of students who participate in the high school music programs are considered to be general members and may be considered as nominees for an open position.
1. Vice President (STEM) – Heather Robino is currently filling this role.
The Vice Presidents shall act in all cases for and as the President in the latter’s absence or incapacity, and shall perform such other duties as he / she may be required to from time to time. The Vice Presidents shall oversee the committee for the selection of scholarship recipients and shall develop means of providing funds for additional scholarship opportunities.
2. Secretary (West) – Jenny Tuori is currently filling this role.
3. Secretary (East) – Kristy Deischer-Eddy is currently filling this role.
The Secretaries shall attend all sessions of the Board and the general membership and act as a clerk thereof, and record all the votes of the corporation and the minutes of all its transactions to be kept for that purpose and shall perform like duties for all committees of the Board of Trustees when required. The Secretaries shall provide minutes from each Board meeting prior to the next meeting of the Board for approval by the Board, and they shall provide minutes from each general membership meeting prior to the next meeting of the general members for approval by the general membership. They shall be given, or cause to be given, notice of all meetings of the Board of Trustees, and shall perform other duties as may be prescribed by the Board of Trustees or President. They shall keep in safe custody the corporate seal of the corporation, and when authorized by the Board, affix the same to any instrument requiring it.
4. Director of Ways and Means (East) – Nancy Chew is currently filling this role.
The Director(s) of Ways and Means shall oversee the coordination of all operating and student account fundraising activities (except Food Services), and they shall approve all invoices for merchandise sold in fundraising activities. They shall provide the Board of Trustees with recommendation and reports concerning fundraising activities.
If you are interested in being on the MPA Board and filling one of these positions, please feel free to contact me or any one of the board members with questions or to declare your interest. Contact information can be found on our MPA web site at MPA Board Contacts. Per the MPA By-Laws, nominations for elected officers shall be read at the April general meeting. Election of officers shall occur at the general membership meeting in May for the upcoming term of office. Officers shall be elected by a majority vote of active members present.
Scholarship Committee Volunteers
Scholarship applications have recently been provided to high school seniors at all three high schools, including MPA scholarships (for students involved in our music programs). We are in need of volunteers to participate on our scholarship committee. Members of the committee will be responsible for reviewing applications and voting on the winners. Please note that parents/guardians of senior students may NOT participate on the evaluation committee. If you are interested in participating on the scholarship committee, please contact me or one of the Vice Presidents. .
As always, thanks for your continued support of our students.