Yankee Board Meeting

Monday October 19, 2009


Attendees: Samantha Lampert, Jeffry Powell, Judy Katalina, Daniel Chen, Sander Gates, Krissy Norrman, Mark Archibald, Lynn Kerr, Chet Oberhelman

Confirmed No: 

Guests: None

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time:  9:00 pm


LOCATION: Clark University Satellite Campus


Approval of September Minutes

Motion to Approve: Judy Katalina

Second:  Sander Gates

For:  Judy Katalina, Sander Gates, Lynn Kerr, Mark Archibald, Jeffry Powell, Daniel Chen, Samantha Lampert

Against: None

Minutes approved.




·        Treasurer Report

    • Lorene Beach is the new bookkeeper

·        Registrar’s Report

    • 400 members
    • Some confusion about USAV fiscal year; will not be an issue next year

·        NERVA Report

    • Dave just back from those meetings; update next time

·        Ratings Report

    • Men are looking to get out ratings by the end of the week

·        Newsletter Update

    • Kudos on the first newsletter
    • Always looking for content and ideas

·        Web Editor Report

    • None

·        GRC Report

    • Scrambles announced on Bavp last Monday

(Krissy had to leave)

Online Business (Discussed via Email):

·        There is a new rule this year that states that all official stands be adjustable. This rule would force all TDs to be sure their facilities buy new ref stands. If we keep this rule in we won't have any legal stands in the state and would have to cancel all of our tournaments.

·        Judy motions to allow non-adjustable referee stands at all Yankee and NERVA sanctioned tournaments as long as referee stands follow all standards as 2008 season.

·        Discussion and questions follow

·        Sander asks if we should add a warning that this change may not be allowed in the future?

o       Per Judy, it’s an unfair expectation to think that school and TD budgets will be able to meet the new USAV requirement

o       Need to discuss further before a vote.

o       Tabled until report from NERVA

§         NERVA reported back that the rule requiring adjustable ref stands has been waived for all NERVA/Yankee tournaments

Old Business:


·        Eastern Zone Open Tournament

o       $25,000 from NERVA; out of the commissioners account; expect to make that money back through sponsorships

o       Yankee should not run any tournaments that weekend in order to support this tournament

§         Judy motions that we run no Yankee sanctioned tournaments on April 3 and 4, 2010.

·        Sander seconds

·        For:Unanimous

§         Motion Passed

·        JO Winterfest Tournament

o       In Hartford on MLK weekend, Jan 16/17/18 2010; 22 courts

o       Offered up 2 courts for 2 days for Yankee to run high level men’s and women’s to show the kids that there is volleyball after JOs

§         Saturday 5 team M A/AA, 5 team W A/AA; 10 team Reverse Coed B on Sunday

o       Yankee table with some take-aways

·        Rick Pierce Award

o       Nominating committee all set

o       Darcy will have sound system available

·        Tournament Director Issues

o       Discussion on procedures, ref stands and equipment failure

·        Upward feedback to NERVA/USAV

·        Preservation of the re-ratable flag for players over the summer.

o       Will be discussed, if necessary, after a discussion about the Ratings Freeze

Chet arrived

·        Set Date for next draft and any new procedures

o       We’ll move forward with a set schedule created by the Tournament Coordinator

·        For Championships and Nationals Mappings – Ratings Freeze

o       Options: No freeze, but give Nationals approve date; track total number of tourneys played

o       Table for next meeting

·        Discuss Nationals Mappings

o       Leave them as they are for this year

·        Grassroots committee

o       Creation of a College Recruiting Team

§         NEWVA College Women’s Senior Classic opportunity

§         Likely Nov. 15th

·        Yankee will be present and help support this and organize out a team to play in Yankee.


New Business:

·        Picnic Date

o       Chet confirmed Sunday June 13


For Next Meeting:

·        Ratings Freeze

·        Preservation of the re-ratable flag for players over the summer.


Next meeting date and location:


Tentative:  Tuesday:  November 17th; Lincoln Sudbury High School

Tentative:  Monday December 21 TBA 7:30

Tentative:  Tuesday January 26th

Tentative:  Monday, February 22nd