Meeting December 13, 2011                                      Back to Meeting Minutes

Board Members in attendance:
A. Bush, B. DiBella, D. McDermott, C. Pratt, P. Dowse, A. Santabarbara, C. Smith (phone), S. Masullo, A. Caschera and B. Jones

Coaches and Managers in attendance:
J. Cintula, M. Hart, T. Volans, A. Audette, D. Lagasse, K. Engel, P. McLaughlin, G. Gillooley, T. Masi, J. Hamilton and J. Stagnitti

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

November 8, 2011 Board Meeting Minutes – Minutes were reviewed. A motion was made by Bobby 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 November 30, 2011. A motion was made by Steve and seconded by Angelo S. to accept the treasurer’s report as submitted. All in attendance were in favor. Motion carried.

Registrar's Report – 187 players have completed the online registration. Please see Steve to check how many players are registered for your team. Any teams participating in state cup team need to be registered ASAP. U12 boys and U14 girls are both playing state cup this year.

Marketing and Fundraising - At the last meeting we were talking about recruiting. Pat designed a flyer and will be holding an info night at Paige School in Schenectady on January 17th at 7:00 to market spring and fall recreation, tournament, and the travel program. Pat will develop an agenda and work with Dave on it.

Travel Teams - Speed and agility is set-up for Saturdays (Session 1 - 1/7-2/11) and (Session 2 – 2/18- 3/24). Many teams have games on Saturday but unfortunately it is the only time the facility is open. Speed and agility is very beneficial to the players and parents should consider having the kids participate. Email Angie if you are interested. The U12 boys have been made into two teams. There are 15 players on Bill’s team at this time but Cory went to evaluate the players today to move a few kids to his team. There is a 16/17 team Cory contacted Rob Guilcrest who will be contacting the players. A number of the girls from the U16/17 are playing with a different club. At this time there are only 11 players and Angelo is reaching out to the varsity coach from Schenectady. Dave is switching the goalie training 6-7 and the late session 7-8. This Friday is the last week until after the holiday an email will go out to players with the new schedule. Goalie training has been going well with about 12 kids attending regularly. There will be more advanced skilled technique training after the first of the year. If any of the coaches would like Dave to come to practice and work with goalies let him know. Travel pictures will be on March 3rd the schedule will be emailed to all parents.

Spring Tournament - Dates for the tournament are 4/20-4/22. Field set-up will be held on Saturday 4/7 with a rain date of 4/14, the lights will be set-up on 4/19. Managers will get tournament packages at the January meeting please make sure a representative from your team is here. The key to a successful tournament is each team reaching out to those teams in your age bracket. The CDYSL season should begin the following weekend. Always looking for volunteers to help plan the tournament, the next meeting is 1/2/11 at 7:00pm.

Old Business – Nothing to discuss.

New Business - Uniforms are in please give your rosters to Angelo C so he can fulfill the orders. Make sure that the names are printed clearly so there are no mistakes. The Rotterdam logo will be across the chest, the jersey’s are white with blue and the second is white with red stripes. They are Mass uniforms. Next week Angelo will start calling teams to come pick up uniforms. The price is $6 for names on both uniforms.

Questions came up regading the insurance policy. It covers a child if they do not have insurance but we have to pay it on every child. It also gives the club liability at our facility.

Spring recreation dates have been set for 4/28-6/9 with Memorial Day off. This will be mentioned at Schenectady info night. It is for PreK-4th grade they do not play games but offer training.

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

Elections were held for the open board spot. Michelle Hart has been selected for the board.

With no other topics to be discussed, a motion was made by Angelo C. seconded by Steve to adjourn the meeting at 8:45pm.

Respectfully submitted,

Angela Bush