Annual Meeting 2010
The St. Johnsbury Band held its annual dinner and business meeting on October 8, 2010, at Warner's Gallery in Wells River, VT. The evening started off with a social hour prior to the dinner. The buffet dinner provided plenty for everyone.
After dinner, the business meeting was held. Dianne Wyllie presented the minutes from last years meeting, which were accepted without change. Peter Fichte presented the Treasurer's report which was also accepted. Chris Douglas followed with a discussion on our uniform supply. Members who will spend the winter in other parts of the country were asked to leave their sweaters for use during the winter due to a short supply. There was additional discussion on efforts to find replacement sweaters in the same color or possibly coming up with something different.
One Lifetime membership award was made. Lifetime membership is given only to band members who have given enduring time and made significant efforts to advance the goals of the St. Johnsbury Band.
The Lifetime membership award was given to Dave Askren. Askren has played trumpet for the Band for 17 years. He served as Treasurer for 10 years. He also created the Band's website in 2004 and has managed the site since. In addition to the St. Johnsbury Band, Askren plays in the Danville Town Band and the Northeast Kingdom Community Orchestra. He runs a music instrument repair business and teaches mathematics and technology classes at the Community College of Vermont.
Complete lists of the St. Johnsbury Band member awards is available on the Members page.
Following the business meeting, the Band was entertained by the Caledonia Chordsmen. They were directed by Les Blodgett. Band members were invited to join them during a couple of numbers.Back to Top Back to News Archives