Meeting October 12, 2011                                      Back to Meeting Minutes

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

Coaches and Managers in attendance:
J. Cintulla, P. McLaughlin, C. Gregg, D. Audette, S. Dillenbeck, A. Lange, C. Mulyca, M. Woodrow, J. Scalise T. Volans, B. Clark, D. Lagasse, K. Engel, G. Gillooley and M. Cassano

D. McDermott called the October 2011 monthly board meeting to order at 7:30pm at the Columbo Club, Rotterdam, NY.

September 13, 2011 Board Meeting Minutes – Minutes were reviewed. A motion was made by Steve and seconded by Angelo C. 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 still in good condition as of September 30, 2011. A motion was made by Steve and seconded by Bobby to accept the treasurer’s report as submitted. All in attendance were in favor. Motion carried.

SVM Fusion is a club in Vermont that has had extensive damage from the hurricane. Many of our teams play in the tournament SVM fusion host and they have attended our tournament. Bob is proposing that we use the unclaimed 50/50 from rec to make a donation to the club. A motion was made by Angelo C and seconded by Angelo S regarding the donation. All in attendance were in favor. Motion carried.

Registrar's Report – There are a number of registrations in the system. Steve will not submit registrations until the coaches are in place and the team is all set. Coaches/Managers need to notify Steve when the entire team has registered. Everyone should upload pictures into the registration system rather than turning them in to Steve. If pictures cannot be uploaded please submit a thumbnail size picture for players.

Marketing and Fundraising - Part of the registration this year includes the fee for the worthy cards. There were businesses that managers suggested be added to the card and the vendor is working on getting them added. Based on recommendations from the managers the cards will be handed out in the spring and will be good for one year. The worthy card sales are used to sponsor scholarship players that cannot afford to play travel.

Travel Teams - We held a tryout in October for U8-U12 and picked up a large number of players. Discussed coaching staff and numbers at each of the age groups the list on the website will be updated. Dave discussed the Academy program being done at the U14 level which may be implemented at other age groups.

Old Business – The 35th Anniversary dinner will be on 10/29 at Canali’s. The cost is $40/person and includes dinner, drinks, and dancing. Tickets will be for sale at the concession stand at rec for the next two weeks or you can contact Angie at

New Business - Managers meeting is scheduled for Monday 10/17 at 7:00pm. Coaches please make sure your manager is here. Practice slots were selected and will be posted online. Goalie training will be offered to travel players. There will be 3-4 sessions held in the fall, winter and in the spring. Coaches were interested in speed and agility and Dave will reach out to Fred Saccocio to run sessions.

Paid and volunteer coaches need to sign a contract, contracts are available through Dave. There is a waiver attached to the agenda and it will be emailed to all coaches/managers. This needs to be filled out before kids can practice. All paid coaches must attend meetings or send a representative from their team.

With no other topics to be discussed, a motion was made by Bob seconded by Steve to adjourn the meeting at 8:51pm.

Respectfully submitted,

Angela Bush