Northern Branch AGM: January 30, 2022

Date: Sunday, January 30, 2022
Time: 7:00pm
Location: Online Virtual Meeting – Zoom link

Zoom session will open at 6:45pm

All 2021 WUSPBA Northern Branch members are invited and encouraged to attend the Northern Branch AGM.

Agenda

  • Call to order, establish quorum
  • Presentation of Awards for the 2021 Northern Branch Aggregate Winners
  • Review of the year 2021
  • Planning events for 2022: monthly meetings and online solos
  • Election of Northern Branch Officers: Vice President & Secretary
    • Nominations may be submitted in advance to Secretary Wes Weber at wesweberjr@gmail.com, no later than Saturday, January 15, 2022. Nominations will also be accepted from the floor.
  • New business—Amendments to Northern Branch By-Laws
    • Proposed amendments must be submitted in writing to Secretary Wes Weber at wesweberjr@gmail.com, no later than Saturday, January 15, 2022.
  • Adjourn

For more information, see the AGM page.

Sticks and Chanters Online School – Scholarships Available

A limited number of scholarships are available to Northern Branch members who are interested in participating in WUSPBA’s “Sticks and Chanters” Online School, November 6-7, 2021, but need assistance with the registration fee. Recipients and amounts of scholarships will be determined based on need.

To request a scholarship, contact Northern Branch President Erin Berta at nb@wuspba.org by October 15, 2021.

Pleasanton 2021 Competition Schedules

Saturday, September 4, 2021

Solo Competitions

Band Competitions

  • Grade 5 Quick March Medley
    • 2:00pm Jefferson Pipe Band G5
    • 2:10pm Prince Charles Pipe Band G5
    • 2:20pm City of Sacramento Pipe Band G5
    • 2:30pm Utah Pipe Band G5
    • 2:40pm Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Office Pipe Band G5
  • Grade 4 MSR
    • 3:00pm Silicon Valley Pipe Band G4
    • 3:10pm Jefferson Pipe Band G4
  • Grade 3 Time Limit Medley
    • 3:30pm Silicon Valley Pipe Band G3

Sunday, September 5, 2021

Solo Competitions

Band Competitions

  • Grade 5 March, Slow March, March
    • 2:00pm Jefferson Pipe Band G5
    • 2:10pm Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Office Pipe Band G5
    • 2:20pm City of Sacramento Pipe Band G5
    • 2:30pm Utah Pipe Band G5
    • 2:40pm Prince Charles Pipe Band G5
  • Grade 4 Time Limit Medley
    • 3:00pm Silicon Valley Pipe Band G4
    • 3:10pm Jefferson Pipe Band G4
  • Grade 3 MSR
    • 3:30pm Silicon Valley Pipe Band G3

2020 WUSPBA AGM Report

Highlights from this year’s WUSPBA AGM, hosted online via Zoom video conferencing on October 24, 2020:

Officers Elected

  • Vice President: Larry Erdmann
  • Sanctioning Secretary: Tyler Johnson
  • Solo Registrar: Cathy Erdmann

Bylaw Proposals

  • Officers and Directors – PASSED (as amended)
  • Quorum at Special Meetings – PASSED

Contest Rule Proposals

  • Adjudicators Fees – PASSED (as amended)
  • Virtual Contest – PASSED (as amended)
    • Sanctioned solo contests may now be either online contests or traditional in-person contests
    • Aggregate points from all contests will be compiled together

The new WUSPBA Member Protection Policy has been adopted by the membership. The final version differs somewhat from the version originally posted.

Northern Branch AGM 2020 Nov 14th 7pm (updated)

This years AGM will be an online event due to COVID. The zoom link will be posted a week prior to the meeting.

Northern Branch Annual General Meeting (AGM)

Date:        Saturday, November 14th 2020

Time:        7:00 pm

Location:  Online Virtual Meeting

Link will be posted by Nov 9, 2020

Northern Branch Annual General Meeting (AGM) – 7:00pm

Zoom session opens at 6:45

All 2020 WUSPBA Northern Branch members are invited and encouraged to attend the Northern Branch AGM.

Agenda

  • Call to order, establish quorum
  • Officer introductions / reports
  • Updates from the 2020 WUSPBA AGM
  • Overview of Northern Branch events for the coming year
  • Election of Northern Branch Officers: President & Treasurer
    • Nominations may be submitted in advance to Secretary Wes Weber at wesweberjr@gmail.com, no later than Saturday, October 31, 2020. Nominations will also be accepted from the floor. (Updated Submission Deadline)
  • New business—Amendments to Northern Branch By-Laws
    • Proposed amendments must be submitted in writing to Secretary Wes Weber at wesweberjr@gmail.com, no later than Saturday, October 31, 2020. (Updated Submission Deadline)
  • Certificates of Appreciation
  • Open comment period
  • Adjourn

2019 WUSPBA AGM Report

A few major highlights from this year’s WUSPBA AGM in Sacramento, California:

1) The new President of WUSPBA is Jeff Mann, and the new Band Registrar is Charlie Butterworth.

2) The Music Board will undertake to create a list of recommended tunes for Grade 4 piobaireachd. Competitors may consult this list to aid them in selecting a piobaireachd that is appropriate for their grade level. Use of this list will be optional.

3) Next year’s AGM will be hosted by the Southern Branch in Southern California.


Summary of the voting outcomes on all of the Contest Rule proposals*:

Contest Rule Proposals

CR1 – Juvenile Bands – PASSED
CR2 – Piobaireachd Grading – FAILED
CR3 – Piobaireachd Set Tunes – FAILED
CR4 – QMM Part Definition – FAILED
CR6 – Tune Reusage – PASSED (as amended)
CR7 – Sanction Midsection Competition – WITHDRAWN
CR8 – Alternate Grades on Contest Days – FAILED
CR9 – 6/8 March Requirements for Grades 1 & 2 – FAILED

*This is an unofficial report. The final language of each proposal and the official vote outcomes will be posted on the WUSPBA website.

2018 Northern Branch AGM

Notice of Workshops,

Northern Branch Annual General Meeting (AGM)

& Northern Branch Awards Dinner

Date:          Saturday, January 26, 2019

Time:         4:30pm – 10:00pm (AGM starts at 6:00pm)

Location:   Harry’s Hofbrau

1909 El Camino Real

Redwood City, CA 94063

https://www.harryshofbrau.com/location/redwood-city/

Workshops – 4:30 pm

Free to all Northern Branch solo members and rostered members of 2018 Northern Branch bands. Suggested donation of $10 for all other attendees.

Competing Pipers Association President—Glenn Brown

  • Discussion regarding the CPA system used in the UK.

WUSPBA Rep Training—Suzan Karayel

  • The WUSPBA Reps assist games organizers and ensure that all sanctioned contests operate smoothly and in compliance with the WUSPBA Contest Rules. Individuals who complete this or a similar training may be appointed to serve at Northern Branch games throughout the 2019 contest season, depending on need and availability. If you plan to attend, please RSVP to Suzan Karayel, Chief Rep for the Northern Branch, at wuspba.vp@gmail.com

 

Northern Branch Annual General Meeting (AGM) – 6:00pm

Check in begins at 5:45pm

All 2018 WUSPBA Northern Branch members are invited and encouraged to attend the Northern Branch AGM.

Agenda

  • Call to order, establish quorum
  • Officer introductions / reports
  • Review of WUSPBA Bylaw & Contest Rule changes effective 2019
  • Band Rosters: what bands need to know
  • Overview of Northern Branch events for the coming year
  • Election of Northern Branch Officers: President & Treasurer
    • Nominations may be submitted in advance to Secretary Wes Weber at wesweberjr@gmail.com, no later than Friday, January 11, 2019. Nominations will also be accepted from the floor.
  • New business—Amendments to Northern Branch By-Laws
    • Proposed amendments must be submitted in writing to Secretary Wes Weber at wesweberjr@gmail.com, no later than Friday, January 11, 2019.
  • Open comment period
  • Adjourn

 

Northern Branch 2018 Awards Dinner – 7:00pm

Presentation of awards to the 2018 Northern Branch Champions.

Dinner is on your own from Harry’s Hofbrau https://www.harryshofbrau.com/menus/#daily-menu

  • 2018 Branch Champions—Free dinner with RSVP* by January 16, 2019

During dinner, there will also be a silent auction to support Northern Branch activities for the upcoming year, featuring assorted contributions from Northern Branch members. Please bring your checkbook!

An informal recital will follow the presentation of awards. The 2018 Northern Branch Champions will be invited to perform.

*2018 Branch Champions will receive a personal invitation via email on or before January 11, 2019. Please RSVP by replying to your email invitation.