Dirty South Girl Jam Meeting 7/3/05
** Opening Discussion revolved around date(s) of the DSGJ
o Hannah expressed concern for the September date, feeling it wouldn’t give us enough time to plan and promote the “badassness” of this event.
o Chelsea stated that while she felt those statements were well founded, she still wanted to have it after Showdown, but before ALHC, as that would be a selling point too, (those that didn’t get to travel to showdown could get that oldschool feeling, those going to ALHC could get prepared for competition.)
o Discussion slowly moved to financials, decision to move on to financials and come back to dates.
o We discussed the different ways we could fund DSGJ. There were many options, though we kept coming back to working under another “parent” group.
o Decision made to incorporate and work w/ parent organization (ASS/DSDS etc)
o Decision made that parent organization will act as silent partner, helping with finances, and in return will receive publicity
o Decision made to contact the larg(er) TX/LA/OK groups to discuss cooperation.
? Dallas – FWSDS/DSDS
? Houston – HSDS
? Austin – ASS, FOTF
? New Orleans?
o Cooperating groups will receive publicity and scholarships. (one for lesser involvement and two for greater involvement)
** Moving to Outline/By-Laws
o Decisions made to appoint President, Vice President, Treasurer, Secretary, etc.
? Tina states she is in charge of too many things at this time, and would like not to be nominated for President/Vice President.
? Hannah nominates Chelsea for President. Tina seconds. Chelsea Accepts.
? Chelsea nominates Hannah for Vice President. Tina seconds. Hannah accepts.
? Chelsea suggests Tina head all music. Hannah agrees. Tina accepts.
o Chelsea suggests that we should have a name to use when incorporating, and throws the idea of using DSGJ INC. as the official name. Vote 3 – 0. DSGJ INC. will be the name used officially.
? Using DSGJ INC., we could eventually do other workshops (ie. DSGJ the leads strike back, DSGJ the Clash, etc.)
** Conversation to move back to date.
o Tina suggests the weekend of October 1-2. (Sat. Sun.) After looking at all calendars, suggestion goes to vote, 3-0 in favor of Oct 1-2.
o Chelsea suggests adding the possibility of a dance on Friday, Sept. 30. All agree that that would be a good addition.
** Discussion moves to the “feel” of the weekend.
o Chelsea states that she wants DSGJ to be mostly lindy. Lindy “plus” not Lindy “and”, teaching mostly Lindy Hop, but adding other things that compliment our dance.
o There shall be a small amount (15 %?) of “other stuff”. Things that will be incorporated for entertainment and warm-up exercises. (like Jeannie’s strip or hip-hop class, or a tap or other class)
** Discussion turned to that of instructors.
o Everyone had ideas, some were ready to call their favorites the next day, but Chelsea suggested we make a “long list” and a “short list”. The short list would be our “dream team” with the long list being all options.
o The following is the list that has been compiled since the beginning of DSGJ discussion.
? Lindy Greer (3 – 0)
? Laura Malloy (3 – 0)
? Emily Lim
? Chelsea Slabotsky
? Amanda (from Denton?)
? Kathy Warwick
? Evita Arce
? We decided to continue with other instructor names at a later date.
** Motion to adjourn. (Chelsea) Second (Hannah)
** Meeting adjourned.
** Note: we shall attempt future meetings on AOL if yahoogroups’ chat is no more reliable than it was during our first attempt.