Meeting April 9, 2013                                      Back to Meeting Minutes

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

Coaches and Managers in attendance: T. Volans, K. Engel, C. Waldron, D. DeMarco, M. Cassano, K. Knauf and P. McLaughlin

D. McDermott called the April 2013 monthly board meeting to order at 7:30pm at the Columbo Club, Rotterdam, NY.

March 12, 2013 Board Meeting Minutes Ė Minutes were reviewed. A motion was made by Bobby J. and seconded by Chris to approve the minutes as submitted. All in attendance were in favor. Motion carried.

Treasurer's Report (P. Dowse) - Pat presented the treasurer's report and reviewed the summary and transaction report. She stated that the account is in very good shape as of March 31, 2013. A motion was made by Dave and seconded by Steve to accept the treasurerís report as submitted. All in attendance were in favor. Motion carried.

The club purchased 2 new fryers, they were $579 each. Purchased new goals that are aluminum and easier to move. There is a new U10 goal that has been ordered. There are a few sets of sandbags to be filled before the tournament.

Registrar's Report (T. Volans) - Tammy has about 20 coaches right now. Tammy sent the email to the U14 and above travel players. Tammy will reach out to additional coaches as needed. Priority will be given to those that are playing travel and the older kids. There will be a mandatory coaches meeting the Thursday before spring soccer. Pat will follow-up with Angelo on the uniforms. The fliers went out to schools Yesterday.

Spring Tournament - Light set-up will be held around 4:30-8:30pm on Thursday 4/11. Need to talk to Rocco about grounding the lights. Club pays for delivery and pick-up of the lights. Looking at getting fewer lights this year because we will not need field three at night. We could use a few people helping with registration packets Thursday night. We are at 101 teams for the tournament. There are new rules with CDYSL cannot add teams the week before the tournament. The preliminary schedule is up but check again Thursday night.

Travel Teams - There have been parents complaining about guest players for indoor. Managers please bring back to the coaches that the guest players are there to supplement and fill in but the team players should be playing the majority of the game. If you have those incidents please let Dave know so he can address it. We are here to develop soccer players and the kids on the team need to play. If you see it going on please bring it to Daveís attention. Hear of negative feedback or parents being negative on the side lines please bring that to Daveís attention. Field closure can only be done by Angelo C. or Dave. CDYSL is notified by 4 during the week and 10 on Sunday. Go to the CDYSL website to see if the field is closed. Do not email Dave, look at the website for field closure. Note that our fields rarely get closed. Dave would like to know what tournaments each team is playing. Club would like us to support Guilderland and Bethlehem tournaments if you can. Both clubs brought a number of teams to our tournament this year. Southern Vermont has not supported our tournament the last few years would recommend not attending in the future if they are not supporting us. There is a great tournament out in Webster who has supported us recently. Still working on Goalie training and email will go out with details. Summer camp will be held August 5-10 flyers will be in tournament packet. Make sure you are reporting your games and in a timely manner. Make sure the games get posted within a few days. Pat will hand out the referee money to coaches/managers. The coaches that showed up to set-up got paid. Games are 25 minutes.

Old Business - Thanks to everyone that came out and supported the U16 girls in their State Cup game.

New Business - Elections are coming up in June start thinking about whether or not you would like to run. There are 5 spots up for election and Dave will be stepping down from President. The meeting time will change for the next two meetings, the board will meet at 7:30 and general meeting will be held at 8. Dave showed the logo that fine design will use at the tournament. Afrimís will bring their trailer selling items. Will try to keep people off of the grass behind field 3 and encourage parents to set-up tents in this area. Pat did a wonderful job getting sponsors for the tournament this year. If everything goes well we should do well in the tournament. If you need keys email Dave and he will give them out at the tournament.

With no other topics to be discussed, a motion was made by Steve seconded by Bob to adjourn the meeting at 8:17pm.

Respectfully submitted,

Angela Bush