Minutes of the Santa Monica Arts Parents Association (SMAPA) General Meeting
Monday, November 11, 2019
Minutes approved at SMAPA General Meeting on Monday, November 30, 2020
Since the Past President was no longer a member of the organization, Past Treasurer Alisa Stewart called the meeting to order at 7:00 PM.
Present: Sheila Hume, Erin Inatsugu, Richard Levis-Fitzgerald, Lydia Muraro, Deborah Nadel, and Melissa Tarsky
Ratification of Board of Directors:
Member of SMAPA met to ratify the following Directors, all of whom had been previously designated by the SMAPA Participating Programs they represent:
• Sheila Hume, Visual Arts Representative
• Erin Inatsugu, Vocal Music President
• Richard Levis-Fitzgerald, Theatre Treasurer
• Deborah Nadel, Orchestra Representative
• Melissa Tarsky, Band Treasurer
The Board of Directors was ratified by a unanimous vote of all SMAPA members present.
Appointment of Officers:
In accordance with the bylaws, the Directors annually appoint a President and a Treasurer to serve on the Board of Directors. By unanimous vote of those present, the following Officers were chosen for school year 2019-20:
• Lydia Muraro, SMAPA President
• Deborah Nadel, SMAPA Treasurer
Total Revenue for all SMAPA Participating Programs from July 1, 2018 to June 30, 2019 was $496,103. Total expenses were $437,009, for a net revenue of $29,943. The Form 990 Income Tax Return is due on November 15, 2019.
Past Treasurer Alisa Stewart reported that SMAPA accounting expenses for school year 2019-20 totaled approximately $1,000. This amount covers state and federal filing fees, registration with the California Attorney General Registry of Charitable Trusts, and the form preparation fees paid to our accountant, Farzan & Farzan AAC.
Based on their share of net fundraising during school year 2018-19, the Participating Programs agreed to contribute the following amounts to cover the accounting expenses:
$ 240 Samohi Band
$ 30 Samohi Dance
$ 450 Samohi Orchestras
$ 90 Samohi Theatre
$ 190 Samohi Vocal Music
Representatives from each of the Participating Programs agreed to send a check or electronic transfer to Alisa Stewart, for deposit into the SMAPA “Parent” checking account used to pay accounting fees.
The meeting was adjourned at 7:15 PM.