9/28/08 Committee Meeting Minutes


Committee Meeting Minutes September 28, 2008 Chairman Larry Hamler called the meeting to order at 11:35 a.m. The breakfast fundraiser was successful with many new faces participating. The Tourism Bureau, which maintains a calendar of events in the area, has announced the inclusion of our fundraisers on their website and promotional tourism guide for 2009. The committee agreed to pay a $125 non-profit fee for this service. The Eau Claire Leader Telegram published a short article releasing the website,, and Larry Hamler has already had many responses. Additional links will be added in the near future to include sites such as Drums Along the Red Cedar. Chairman Hamler shared some thoughts on promotions, event packages, and gifts for our reunion planned tentatively for June 2009. Another fundraiser in the planning stage is for a New Year’s Eve/New Year’s Day breakfast. This event is tentatively planned for 11:00 p.m. on New Year’s Eve through 5:00 a.m. on New Year’s Day. A plan for providing cab service is also in the works. It was decided that the committee would retain the title of Eau Claire Boys Drum Corps Memorial Committee. As membership grows, the organization will be referred to as the Eau Claire Boys Drum Corps Alumni Organization with emphasis on keeping the name as similar as possible to the website in regards to browsers, etc. The next breakfast fundraiser will be held on Sunday, November 2, 2008,from 8:00-11:00 a.m. Chairman Hamler and Dave Lamb will coordinate the November breakfast event. In attendance: Del Grorud, Dave Lamb, Jim Amundson, Wayne Duesterbeck, Larry Duerkop and Larry Hamler. Meeting adjourned at 12:40 p.m.