Yankee Board Meeting
Sunday June 07, 2009
Attendees: Jonah Mytro, Daniel Chen, Lynn Kerr, Jay Flynn, Chuck Blake, Mark Archibald
Confirmed No: Samantha Lampert, Jeffry Powell
Guests: Judy Katalina, Don Cohen, Cathy, Patty + Bob DesMaisons, Krissy Norrman, Tom Olsen, Bruno T., Sander Gates, Sean Czarniecki
Start time: noon (12:32PM)
End time: 1:06PM
LOCATION: Yankee Picnic
Approval of April Minutes
Motion to Approve: Jeffry Powell
Second: Jay Flynn
For: Jeffry Powell, Samantha Lampert, Jay Flynn, Jonah Mytro, Lynn Kerr
· Treasurer Report
· Registrar’s Report
· NERVA Report (Jonah)
· Ratings Report
· Blog Report
· Newsletter Update
· Web Editor Report
· GRC Report
· Bylaws Committee Report
· 2010 Bid Update
o $1500 Expense Reimbursement to Jay Carroll (Jonah: when USAV came up for reception/visit, Jay spent $1500 himself. Jonah wants to reimburse only if receipts from hotels, etc…)
§ Jonah Motion: reimburse up to $1500 if receipts.
· Jay seconds
o Unanimous: Lynn, Mark, Chuck, Jay, Jonah, Daniel
§ The bid package is being kept by Yankee; the bid package can be re-use.
· Discuss Rick Pierce Award Criteria
o Not ready; next meeting
o Teams with rosters that would disqualify them from playoffs were allowed in
§ Roster deadline isn’t until the day of.
o Who should work playoffs
§ Playoff works: 3rd play works, Most TD use either 3rd or Last
o Round Robin Format, No late starts
§ Round Robin Format (Jonah/Jay correction statement below is backwards)
§ National B level and above: uses the round robin format
§ Nationals below has similar to Yankee format pool
· Don asks how does teams get ranking?
· Patty D. likes the round robin format
· Bob D. suggests that random draw results be done ahead of time so that teams are notified ahead of time.
o MVP Voting
o Jay wants to talk about scenarios
o At the discretion of TD, +5 team can play in pool; not in play-offs
· Roster System
o Need to include a “Played” Flag so we know who is re-rateable and who is not
· Elections Update
o Election closes June 14th
o Plans already underway to make the online voting better for next year
§ Jonah corrected email
Anand, about people not getting voter ID
§ Elizabeth Wright has flyers for Voting Information
· Separate membership category for seniors, per Bob Request
o Jonah is still talking with Dave.
o Bob suggests a Nationals only NERVA membership
· Set Fall Draft Date
o Defer to the new board
· Discuss any major pay increases for next year
o (Refs, stipends, etc)
o Invite Ref. Coordinator to August Meeting to discuss upcoming rule changes
o No new request from Steve; but last time Steve has a schedule of increase.
o Bruno asks for discussion about gas/mileage from TD point of view
o Chuck getting a new rater from RI
o Jonah wants to thank the old board.
For Next Meeting:
Next meeting date: August 4, 7:30 PM, LSHS