Member’s Meeting 2022

Join us for the annual members’ meeting!

Wednesday, June 1st @7pm

Dear CDNY Member,Thank you for choosing to be a part of the CDNY community. In a few weeks, you’ll have another opportunity to actively participate as we reflect on this past year and elect next year’s officers. Our annual meeting is on June 1st at 7:00pm on Zoom:
Meeting ID: 834 1447 3163
Passcode: 528583
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The slate is below; if you can’t attend, please return the proxy form with your vote to ensure that we achieve a quorum of CDNY members.

When we wrote to you a year ago, our programming reflected our values, continued connections and opportunities to support our outstanding local talent. Since then, we’ve been able to re-open dancing and to adjust our safety precautions as the situation continues to evolve. Thank you to our amazing board members and volunteers, whose work has made this possible!

Finally, if you ever have questions, ideas, suggestions, etc. we always love to hear from you. You can send general queries to, or you can reach out to specific individuals through the email addresses below:

Shoshana Silverman / Jen Werfelman –

Dorothy Cummings –

Galen Kirkpatrick –

Looking forward to seeing you Wednesday, June 1st!


Shoshana Silverman, President, and CDNY Board

Members’ Meeting: Agenda and Slate

Agenda: 1. Election of new Board officers and members. 2. Report on the state of the organization

The Nominating Committee proposes the following slate of candidates for election to the CD*NY Board of Directors. The President-elect serves for one year before assuming the presidency in 2022. Newly elected Members-at-Large serve for three years. Years in parentheses indicate the year of the Annual Meeting when the term expires.

Positions to be voted on:

OFFICERSSecretary: Richard Bowen (2024)

Bursar/Assistant Treasurer: Petra Laohakul (2024)

MEMBERS-AT-LARGEMarty Fager (2025)

Helen White (2025)

With the nominee’s consent, additional nominations may also be made from the floor at the annual meeting; or by written petition signed by ten members delivered to the Secretary and with consent in writing by any person so nominated, in adequate time for inclusion in the Notice of Annual Meeting.Current Officers and Members-at-Large:

President: Jennifer Werfelman (2024). Past-President: Shoshana Silverman (2023). Treasurer: Beril Lapson (2023).  Members-at-Large: Danny Walkowitz (2023), Elizabeth Parry (2023), Annie Edden (2024), Anne Tobias (2024).

Coordinators, appointed by the President and approved by the Board.

We are seeking volunteers to fill the positions marked TBD.

NEWLY APPOINTED COORDINATORS English Program Chair: Dorothy Cummings (2024)

Site Relations: Jeff Bary (2024)


CURRENT & CONTINUING COORDINATORSAmerican Program Chair: Galen Kirkpatrick (2023)

English Music Chair: Paul Ross (2023)

Membership Chair: Preston Davis (2023)

Webmaster: Jeff Bary (also Site Relations)

Publicity: Anne Scher (2023)

Contra Sound Coordinator: Galen Kirkpatrick (2023)

Positions covered by volunteers not on the Board:Contra Volunteer Coordinator: Grace Mueller

Technology Coordinator: Josh Schnur-Holmes

Facebook and Instagram Postings: TBD (need not be a Board member)

English Sound Coordinator: TBD (need not be a Board member)


Proxies may be submitted in writing, signed by a member (or his/her/their authorized attorney-in-fact), dated no more than six months prior to the annual meeting and filed with the Secretary, Helen White, reproduced in the body of the email or scanned and sent to her at A proxy can also be submitted by email to No proxy shall be valid after the final adjournment of the meeting. Every proxy shall be revocable at the pleasure of the member executing it, except as otherwise provided by law.

Proxy Form: This is my proxy for the 2022 CD*NY Annual Meeting. I am a member in good standing. I designate ____________________________to vote for me at this meeting. If no designee is provided, the Secretary of the Meeting will vote this proxy in favor of the nominees listed in the meeting notice and at his/her/their judgment for other matters.

Signed                        Print Name                            Date

[A proxy sent by email need not be signed if 1) the body of the email contains language substantially similar to the above proxy form and 2) the email contains information, such as a member’s email address on record, from which it can reasonably be determined that the transmission was authorized by the member.]