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Northwest Bearcats

May 8, 2008 Minutes

Bearcat Booster Club Meeting
May 8, 2008

Board Members Present: Steve Sutton, Dan Edmonds, Jon Baldwin, Linda Girard, John Yates, Ray Courter, Teri Harr, John VanCleave, Pat Haynes; ex-officio: Mark Clements, Bob Boerigter; guests: Jason Sack (Cheerleading)

President Girard called the meeting to order.

Baldwin motioned and Sutton seconded to accept the minutes from the April 10, 2008 meeting, motion carried; Edmonds motioned and Harr seconded to accept the treasurer's report which was reported by Clements as: $18,964.12 in General and $46,344.06 in Transportation; motion carried.

Old Business - van purchase - on hold due to those vehicles available at state were already taken

New Business -
A. Cheerleading Request - Coach Sack presented a request for the purchase of new mascot equipment - a full uniform plus an additional set of hands and feet at a cost of $1300; Courter and Boerigter added that Northwest would purchase a full uniform, if the Booster Club Board approved the purchase of a uniform to allow rotation of the uniform

Athletic Director Report - Boerigter reported on the current teams - track hosted the MIAA track meet and had 13 All-Conference performers; women's track will be competing in Chicago and Emporia to qualify for nationals; Softball won 31 games and finished third in the conference; Baseball won 29 games, but finished fifth in conference; Tennis - both teams in first round of NCAA tournament; Brandon Clayton and Amanda Deml are going to the National Student Athlete Conference; Arrowhead Fall Classic will be at 5:00 p.m. on October 4; Lincoln University has express interest in returning to MIAA - this is encouraging and would give MIAA 12 teams; Hall of Fame inductees will be David Alvey (basketball), David Imonite (tennis), Mary Beth Bishop (volleyball), Tom Franke (baseball), Steve Hansley (football), and Russ Northrup (faculty athletic representative); year-end report will be presented at the next meeting

Other Business -
A. Correspondence - a thank you was received from John Coffey
B. Nominating Committee - Girard, VanCleave, Haynes - terms are expiring for Baldwin, Edmonds, Goecken, Goudge, Harr, and Yates

Action Items -
A. Van Yates motioned and VanCleave seconded to remove the approval, given at the April 10, 2008 meeting, to allow up to $20,000 for the purchase of a 12-passenger, motioned carried unanimously
B. Yates motioned and Harr seconded to provide up to $1300 to purchase a full Bobby Bearcat uniform plus an extra set of hands and feet, motion carried unanimously

Edmonds motioned and Baldwin seconded to adjourn. Motion carried unanimously. The next meeting will be in the Annual Meeting in the Navy Room on June 12.