Board Meeting of September 12, 2007

ATTENDEES
Dave Carter, Mike Cavalear, Deb Bostwick, Lisa Stoyle, Dan Sullivan, Bill Tholen, AJ Valeri, Mike Tropeano, Ed Dennehy, John Graziano, Ann Shea, Paul Allen, Gary Parker, Colleen Wainright, Jen Hardy, Andy Goodman, Bill Keeler, Bill Mello, Ralph Perotta.
Guest: Erin Fletcher.

SECRETARY'S REPORT
Minutes from August 2007 meeting were reviewed and accepted. Report ACCEPTED.

OLD BUSINESS

CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS UPDATE:
Many people have contributed to the field improvement project so there are lots of people to thank. Bathrooms should be completed in 1 week. Because of the rain, the final grading of the field could not be completed. Expect to hydro-seed early next week. Cost expected to be about $1,600. Still some bills coming in. Estimate of $2,200 for irrigation could come in less because of the volunteer work. Some money is tied up in the CD until the end of December. Meeting with Dick White upcoming. Still trying to iron out final wording on lease.

Too many people are hanging out in the snack bar. Discussed possible options to provide a place to post notices so they don't have to be stapled to the new siding. Snack bar keys have been given to Dave Carter, Andy Goodman, Dan Sullivan, Gary Parker, and Bill Keeler.
MOTION: Move $5,000 from operating account to the capital improvement fund: PASSED.

Bathrooms will be uni-sex to avoid unnecessary lines. Plan is to have designated people lock bathrooms every day. Mon - Andy Goodman, Tue - Mike Tropeano, Wed - Deb Bostwick, Thu - Mike Cavalear, Fri - John Graziano, Sat - AJ Valeri, Sun - Bill Tholen. Bathrooms will not be opened until we make arrangements for cleaning.

SPRING UNIFORMS
Decided to keep the same uniform style if possible.

TREASURER'S REPORT
Lisa Stoyle presented some Income/Expense Reports covering 7/1/2007 to present. Lisa is completing a required credit application from Pepsi related to the snack bar. Also, our July electric bill was extremely high and we can't account for the reason. One possible reason was the old refrigerator in the snack bar that burnt out around that time.
Report ACCEPTED.

REGISTRAR'S REPORT
Ann Shea provided a handout showing the current registration by age group. U8s are full so it was decided we could increase team size by one to create ten additional spots. Regarding CORI checks, any volunteers who were registered after 2005 can be re-checked by Mass Youth Soccer without resubmitting the form.

COACHING EDUCATION REPORT
G course held successfully at Hobomock. Several coaches want an E course. E Course is 16 hours and coaches didn't have a preference for having it over a single weekend (Sat/Sun) vs spreading it out over 2 weekends (Sat/Sat). Bill will schedule an E course well in advance for March.

COASTAL REPORT
No report.

REF COORDINATOR REPORT
No report.

NEW BUSINESS

SPRING 2008 SELECT TEAM COACHES
Coaches were invited to present their background, experience, and philosophy in order to be considered for the Select Team coaching positions. The board considered several candidates and made the following coaching appointments:

GU12 - Bill Mello (other candidates: Charles Cella)
BU12 - Mike Tropeano (other candidates: John Graziano)
GU14 - TBD - No candidates came forward
BU14 - Mike Cavalear (unopposed)

FALL SCHOLARSHIP FUNDRAISER
Discussed fundraising ideas. "Sports Action Photography" was brought up but it was questioned how much proceeds would be generated. Sub-committee formed: Deb Bostwick, Mike Cavalear, Cathy Quigg, AJ Valeri, Lisa Stoyle.

FIRST AID KITS
A concern was raised as to whether or not all coaches have first aid kits. It was decided to pursue getting/building 62 first aid kits of for all coaches U8 and above. U6 coaches don't practice so they will be able to use a first aid kit at the snack bar.

MEETING ADJOURNED
9:15 PM
NEXT MEETING October 10, 2007