Wednesday January 12, 2010

Yankee Board Meeting


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

Guests: James Perkins

Start time: 7:45 pm

End time:  9:00 pm


LOCATION: Aculpulco’s, Sudbury


Approval of October Minutes

Motion to Approve: Judy Katalina

Second:  Lynn Kerr

For:  Judy Katalina, Lynn Kerr, Krissy Norrman, Samantha Lampert, Sander Gates, Jeffry Powell

Against: None

Minutes approved.



·        Treasurer Report –  Profit and Loss handout

·        Registrar’s Report – 120 memberships above this time last year; 30 new members from scramble

·        NERVA Report –  None

·        Ratings Report –

·        Newsletter Update –  January newsletter is ready to send

·        Web Editor Report – Status quo

·        GRC Report – Chet’s visited Attleboro and Taunton leagues and offered up rules, coaching, and Yankee information


Online Business (Discussed via Email):

·        Rick Pierce


Old Business:

·        Spring Draft Update – went smoothly

·        2011 Elections

o       Creation of elections committee: Sam Tarnauskis (chair), Wendy Kwong, Loretta Ho-Sherbloom

o       Jeffry will send out the timeline and provide guidance to the committee

·        Championships

o       Update on prizes and MVP prizes

o       Tentative schedule is set; lining up sites now

o       Regionals discussion: Regionals is nationally the feeder for Nationals

§         Sam motions: Any subset of a Nationals approved team can play in regionals at the same level even if they’ve experienced a re-rate since submitting their Nationals roster.

·        Judy Seconds

o       For: Sam, Judy, Jeffry, Chet, Mark

o       Against: Krissy, Sander

o       Abstained: Lynn

§         Motion passes

·        WNA Incident

·        Scramble Recruiting

o       Next scramble is Mar 20 at LSHS

o       Krissy used most of her resources to gain 30 members for the last one and will need some help generating interest

o       Numbered shirts will only go to new Yankee members, not to renewals

·        Set Yankee Picnic Committee

o       Chet will organize the picnic

o       Sam will organize the raffle

·        Nationals updates

o       No gifts this year

·        Scorekeeper and Down Ref Tests are now online and ready


New Business:


·        Numbered Jersey Swap

o       Sam suggested there should be a numbered jersey swap to help re-use jerseys and save people some money on buying or making them

o       Chet’s had luck doing this before and he, Lynn and Krissy will send out emails and try to collect jerseys at the tournaments they attend.

·        Rotating elections

o       Tabled

·        Senior Classic Update

o       New format this year, low attendance

o       Classroom format, and was able to present Yankee to a small group

o       Sam would recommend we attend again next year to see if NEWVA is able to increase attendance

·        Down-rates


For Next Meeting:

·       Coed Nationals

Next meeting dates and locations:

 Next meeting will be the Annual Meeting of the membership and take place on March 22 at LSHS.