Meeting December 11, 2012                                      Back to Meeting Minutes

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

Coaches and Managers in attendance: T. Volans, K. Engel, N. Zarrelli, T. Horwedel, C. Mulyca, C. Waldron, C. Knauf, S. Weeks, D. DeMarco, C.Comenzo, G. Gillooley, P. McLaughlin, A. Tarquinio

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

November 13, 2012 Board Meeting Minutes – Minutes were reviewed. A motion was made by Bobby and seconded by Angelo S. 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 November 30, 2012. A motion was made by Michelle and seconded by Angelo S. to accept the treasurer’s report as submitted. All in attendance were in favor. Motion carried.

Registrar's Report (T. Volans) - Tammy has been fielding a lot of questions trying to get people registered. She would like to get teams registered just after the holidays. When managers know the entire team has completed the registration in the system contact Tammy so that she can submit the registration to the league. This should include uploading the pictures of each player, coach, and manager. If you are planning on playing any early tournaments you need to get registered as soon as possible.

Marketing and Fundraising (P. Dowse) - Last meeting Pat discussed team and club fundraising. We now have Rotterdam Soccer bags with 31 gifts the button is on the website. World’s finest chocolate, Avon, Tastefully Simple, Premier jewelry, you can offer these to your parents. May do a Glow Golf night for the club earns 50%. Carman will check on something similar with Maple Ski Ridge. Contact Pat if your team is interested in fundraising. Pat is meeting with Recovery Grill on scheduling a Dine to Donate. Pat is giving a presentation to Rotterdam Rotary this Thursday for funding to expand concession area or the scholarship fund. Applebee’s is redoing the interior and would like Rotterdam pictures. You can still submit photos to Angelo Santabarbara. Pat has a sample email if you would like to see it. Dick’s Sporting Goods has expressed an interest in sponsoring the club Pat will be working with them. If anyone is involved in corporations that offer sponsorships please let Pat know. CDYSL has a public relations guy looking for good soccer stories that we can provide to CDYSL. Send stories to Pat for review.

Spring Tournament - Committee meeting will be held January 14, 2012 at 7:30pm. This will be combined with the Managers meeting. Looking for someone to run registration for the tournament if anyone is interested please let Dave know. At the January meeting we will have the ad forms and flyers to distribute. Fees were increased to $35 for those that will not be volunteering during the tournament.

Travel Teams - Coaching courses are mandatory after the first year. The club reimburses the coaches ˝ the price. Coaching licenses are good for a lifetime. Goalie clinics are going well with a great turnout. Scott is going to start offering individual one-on-one training. If you are interested please see Scott at training or get in touch with Dave for more information. Picture day is scheduled for 3/16 morning practices will be cancelled as pictures are taken at the indoor facility.

Old Business – Coaching contracts need to be given to Dave this includes contracts for volunteers.

New Business - The club is trying to coordinate Speed and Agility training. Looking at holding training on Tuesday nights from 6:30-7:30pm at the Schalmont gym.

Yesterday Angelo Caschera resigned as the head coach for the Schalmont Girls Varsity Soccer Team. In his years of coaching, the team has 226 wins 26 losses and 4 ties in the Colonial Council. They have won 9 regional championships, 2 section II championship titles, and 1 state championship title. Angelo has also been awarded the coach of the year for section 2. Alaina Lange has been selected as the varsity coach next year.

With no other topics to be discussed, a motion was made by Steve seconded by Bob to adjourn the meeting at 8:14pm.

Respectfully submitted,

Angela Bush