Meeting May 11, 2010                                      Back to Meeting Minutes

Board Members in attendance:
A. Bush, A. Caschera, B. DiBella, D. McDermott, S. Masullo, C. D'Ambrosio and Y. Mednikov

Coaches and Managers in attendance:
M. Cassano, P. McLaughlin, C. Gregg, M.Woodrow, S. Dillenbeck, B. Clark, C. Mulyca, S. Campagnano, M. Jenks, A. Santabarbara, J. Lomonaco and A. Iyer

D. McDermott called the May 2010 monthly board meeting to order at 8:00pm at the Columbo Club, Rotterdam, NY.

April 13, 2010 Board Meeting Minutes – Minutes were reviewed. A motion was made by Steve and seconded by Angelo 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 excellent condition as of April 30, 2010. There are still outstanding balances that need to be collected. Coaches need to push the parents to get that money in to the club. A motion was made by Carlo and seconded by Eugene to accept the treasurer’s report as submitted. All in attendance were in favor. Motion carried.

Spring Tournament – The tournament brought in the best recorded profit to date. There were a total of 85 teams. This year we started a week before CDYSL which helped make our tournament so successful. We are looking at dates for the tournament next year. Spring break is very late so we will need to move the tournament looking at the weekend of April 8.

Registrar's (S. Masullo) – 253 kids registered this year. It costs the club $30.50 per player and a few other expenses for switching players. The rest of the U19 team was registered as of today so all of our teams are registered. Registrar is a difficult position that takes up a lot of time. It is especially difficult when teams do not have their act together and are making a number of changes or lacking information. The club encourages everyone to get a team manager to assist with responsibilities, especially registration.

Travel Team Update - Discussed coaching intentions for next year. The director of coaching on the boys and girls side and Dave will work with coaches over the next month to set up coaches at each age group. Coaches will be in place before the first tryout. The club has already had an issue with the no tolerance policy. It is very important that coaches remind parents and players of the policy as CDYSL is strongly enforcing the policy this year.

Tryouts – Tryouts must be held after June 20, 2010. This year we will have tryouts for all age groups. The first round of tryouts will be 6/28 - Girls U8-U12, 6/29 - Boys U8-U12, 6/30 – Boys and Girls U14 and up. Will have an additional tryout in July possible dates are July 19, 20, and 21. Would like to have at least the head coach in each age group but would also like the assistant there if possible. After fall rec we will have an additional tryout on Oct 2 for U12 and under.

Spring Soccer - We have 180 kids this year up from 145 last year. So far everything has gone well other than a couple of coaching complaints. Spring soccer coordinators continue to work with the coaches.

Old Business – Fundraiser had a disappointing turn out from some teams. In the future, we will consider making fundraising mandatory. Fundraising will be included in the cost of registration.

New Business - The board is a two year term. There are six people up for election Steve, Angelo, Eugene, Carlo, Chet, and Rocco. Let us know if you are interested in running. Nominations and elections will be held at the next meeting.

During the world cup every game will be shown at the club. Food and drink will be provided with an entrance charge of $2-$3.

With no other topics to be discussed, a motion was made by Angelo seconded by Eugene to adjourn the meeting at 8:34pm.

Respectfully submitted,

Angela Bush