Ottawa Special Events Committee discusses Music in the Park contracts
City of Ottawa Special Events Committee met Thursday, May 19.
The Special Events Committee assists with the organization and coordination of special events in the community throughout the year and works in conjunction with the Ottawa Visitors Center to promote those events.
Here are the minutes as provided by Ottawa:
Subject: Special Events Monthly Meting Minutes - May 19, 2016
Date: Thursday, June 2, 2016 8:57 AM
SPECIAL EVENTS MONTHLY MEETING MINUTES - MAY 19, 2016
Present: Wayne Eichelkraut, Jani Eichelkraut, Alaina Rivers, Nancy Stisser, Mike Dougherty, Joyce Kellogg, Absent: Peggy Schneider, Jim Reilly, Don Gillette, and Phyllis Revelle
Financial: Alaina reports no loss in funds for next fiscal year - $49,500.00
1. After involved discussion - it is very difficult to get people to attend one of SEC meetings - much less have them sign on to volunteer. There are 9 events (approximately) that are actual line items in the budget – only have a small amount of funds for new ideas. Seems as tho people may have impression they must attend all events if on SEC. Requesting current members to attempt to bring one person to a meeting to get a feel of the proceedings. Possibly submit a request for volunteers on the Ottawa Web site. Nancy suggested she could discuss situation with Chuck Stanley at newspaper for some background and help on the issue.
2. Discussed events in general - determined Ice Odyssey is most expensive but not much in return.
1. Music in the Park (MIP) contracts are out - 4 have been returned and sent new ones to others. SEC members to get water to musicians by 5:30 each Saturday. Music to be from 6:00 to 8:00 each Saturday. Schedule for
SEC members to do water delivery:
July 2 Wayne to get water to Jim Nanouski
July 9 Nancy
July 16 Alaina
July 23 Jani
July 30 Wayne
August 13 Mike
August 20 Peggy
August 27 Joyce lf anyone has scheduling problems please call others to trade your date.
Alaina suggested the bag pipers who have performed in the Riverfest Parade be considered for inclusion in the Music in the Park line up in future. Something to think about
Next meeting June 16, 2016
Respectfully submitted by Jani Eichelkraut
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