Meeting January 10, 2012                                      Back to Meeting Minutes

Board Members in attendance:
A. Bush, B. DiBella, D. McDermott, C. Pratt, P. Dowse, A. Santabarbara, S. Masullo, A. Caschera, B. Jones and M. Hart

Coaches and Managers in attendance:
T. Volans, D. Audette, D. Lagasse, K. Engel, P. McLaughlin, T. Horwedel, C. Mulyca, T. Masi, J. Hamilton, J. Stagnitti and C. Comenzo

D. McDermott called the January 2012 monthly board meeting to order at 7:30pm at the Columbo Club, Rotterdam, NY.

December 13, 2011 Board Meeting Minutes – Minutes were reviewed. A motion was made by Steve and seconded by Pat to approve the minutes as submitted. All in attendance were in favor. Motion carried.

Treasurer's Report (B. DiBella) - Bob presented the treasurer's report and reviewed the summary and transaction report and stated that the account is in good condition as of December 31, 2011. A motion was made by Angelo C. and seconded by Angelo S. to accept the treasurer’s report as submitted. All in attendance were in favor. Motion carried.

75% of the fees are collected. Decemebr 31, 2011 was the due date for balances. Please give parents a reminder. Within the next week, emails will go to parents that have outstanding balances and the managers will be copied on the email.

Registrar's Report (S. Masullo) – The two state cup teams are registered U12 Gregg and U14 Lange. Bob will go over the payments with the managers tonight before the teams can be given player passes. All managers and coaches must complete risk management in order for the team to be registered.

Marketing and Fundraising (P. Dowse) - We have scheduled an info night for 1/17 at Paige School to provide information to Schenectady parents. Schenectady schools are concerned that we are competing with the Schenectady Club. Schenectady does not have a travel program only a recreation program and so we will only discuss the travel program. Pat will email everyone if whether the info night will happen or not everyone is welcome to participate.

The worthy cards will be ready at the end of February. Everyone that registered has already paid for three cards. Parents will keep the money from the cards that they sell. Coupon Cart is working on deals to add to the card from some of the places we requested. They will be handed out at the March meeting.

The club has been trying to purchase a new sound system for the fields. We will be holding a dining to donate event at the recover grill on Curry Rd. 15% of the proceeds of your meal or drinks will go to the club. Pat is looking at a Wednesday in February (22) and possibly an additional date in March for the event. Coupons will be emailed to all players.

Upkeep of the indoor facility has been wonderful. Thanks to all of the parents that have been maintaining the facility. If any coaches need keys please let Pat know and she will get them to you. There was a request to rent the facility for baseball and for a birthday party. If families are interested please let us know and we can work with you.

Travel Teams - Dave emailed all of the coaches the placement forms. They need to be in to Dave tonight. Please place your team in a competitive division,do not choose a lower division to get a winning record. Do the best you can to challenge the kids so they can learn more. If anyone has questions see Dave after the meeting.

The dates were emailed to all parents for goalie training. They will be split into two divisions the 14 and up will be a little more challenging training. The first group of goalie training went well with a number of kids participating.

Spring Tournament - Tournament information was distributed to all of the teams at the meeting. A volunteer is needed for each player or parents can choose to pay $25 instead. Parents with multiple children in the club will only be asked to volunteer for one child. Parents will be scheduled to volunteer during the time their child is playing in the tournament. Volunteer forms are due by March 13 to Angie. We are requesting that each team get two ads. Ad forms were included in the packet ask Bob if you have any questions.

Old Business – Nothing to discuss.

New Business - Congratulations to the Schalmont girls varsity soccer team on winning the State Championship and to Angelo C. for being named coach of the year.

Majority of the uniforms are ready for pick-up. Some teams are having trouble with the names and numbers on the red uniform. If any of the names or numbers are peeling off the uniform bring them down to Angelo and he will fix them.

Angelo is planning to hold the Frosinone Camp the week of August 6-10. Pat will work on the flyer. There was discussion of teams that are interested in going to Italy. If teams would like to consider going to Italy the club would hold an info night and start planning at least a year in advance.

The next managers meeting is scheduled for February 7th at 7:30pm.

With no other topics to be discussed, a motion was made by Pat seconded by Bob to adjourn the meeting at 8:04pm.

Respectfully submitted,

Angela Bush