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|Yankee Board Meeting Minutes|
Thursday, January 29, 2004
Meeting convened at 7:08
Board attendees: Judy Katalina, Ann Riedl, Lora Loyall, Joe Loyall, Brett Crandall, Paul Santos, Debbie Finnigan Other attendees: none.
Accepted minutes from last meeting.
People always ask about subsidizing memberships, but we can't do that.
Debbie suggested having clinics, either free or charging only a small amount, e.g., $5.
Paul asked if there is an e-mail list for high school coaches. Judy mentioned that there is a website. Judy will e-mail and see if she can get a plug on the coaches' website. Debbie suggested that we try to get on the juniors' websites. Judy said that a lot of them do not have websites.
Joe will E-mail Dale to see whether he can make us a brochure to send out to coaches. If he can't do it, then Judy will contact Patty.
Paul asked how much bandwidth we get on website. Can we put video of tournaments at certain levels there? He gets a lot of questions about what is a C- level, and so forth.
Joe should take a look at Yankee 101 to see if it needs updating. We should see whether the Stray Cats website is still active. Try to advertise the scrambles.
The issue came up of there not being enough places for new players to play when they want to join Yankee. There aren't many lower level tournaments and the same few teams fill those. The suggestion was made that maybe next year instead of, or in addition to, offering scrambles, Yankee should run (and subsidize) C- tournaments. We could offer TDs the opportunity to draft before anyone else if they offer their gym for a C- tournament. Yankee might run the tournament, pay the TD, pay for the refs, and so forth, or Yankee might subsidize it, but have it be a regular tournament. This was tabled.
Paul needs to tell Tom to change the TD reports to go to Paul, the new tournament coordinator.
NOVA is working really well.
Ann asked Judy to give her the effective date when letters go out. Ann will send Judy a list every two weeks or ten days, and Judy will send Ann the effective dates when the letters go out.
People at scrambles should sign a membership form (as a one-day) so that they have the insurance.
Dale requested to purchase some software for publishing the newsletter site. The software, called WebCopier, is $40 and includes lifetime upgrades. The board approved the request.
Web editor Report:
Debbie needs to count the shirts. Judy and Debbie will take care of it and order some more if they need to.
For next year, Debbie would like to do some more marketing over the summer to try to get more people playing scrambles. She would like to give prizes for first place (haven't been because it's $15 with shirts). She would also like to get some game balls to use at the tournaments.
Ghost rule loophole
Paul moves that a player on the roster be able to be substituted in for a ghost at any time. Ann 2nd All in favor. None opposed.
Judy made a motion that we accept the new wording of the ghost rule. Ann seconded. All in favor. None opposed.
Joe must mail the new wording to Judy and she will check with Steve.
Next meeting should be the annual meeting unless we want to move it. Next meeting will be March 15, not the annual meeting.
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