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Northwest Bearcats

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

 Bearcat Booster Club Meeting Minutes

Tuesday, June 5, 2012


Booster Members Present: Board – Pat Haynes, Robert Rice, John Van Cleave, Dan Edmonds, Rich Mendenhall, Linda Girard, Jerry Lutz, Allison Hoffmann, Teri Harr, Michelle Drake; Booster Members Present – Eddie Heitman, Roger Pugh;  ex-officio – Scott Nielson, Wren Baker; guest – Amy Phelps, Ben McCollum


President Drake called meeting to order.


Rice motioned and Van Cleave seconded to approve minutes from the May 10, 2012 meeting; motion carried; Treasurer’s Report – General Fund is $39,548.27 after a pending expense of $1,786 for Soccer and $23,337.64 in Transportation - Rice motioned and Harr seconded to approve the Treasurer’s Report, motion carried


Old Business – none


New Business –

  1. Volleyball – Coach Phelps presented a request for assistance in the purchase of a HP Laptop Computer ($1,050) and portable hard drive ($150) for a total of $1,200
  2. Men’s Basketball – Coach McCollum requested assistance in purchasing 2012 MIAA Conference Champion rings – cost $250 each and requested that we provide $100 per athlete plus managers for a total of $1,700
  3. Nominating Committee – Van Cleave motioned to elect Todd Gray as a new board member and to reappoint Michelle Drake, Pat Haynes, Rod Barr, and Pat Haynes to the Board; Lutz seconded motion, motion carried;  Edmonds motioned and Harr seconded to appoint Bob Rice - President, Allison Hoffmann – Vice President, and Pat Haynes – Secretary, motion carried


Other Business – Fall barbecue will be held Sunday, August 26


AD Report – Baker reported – today is 1-year anniversary of Coach Bostwick’s passing; track sent 3 women to Nationals – Kate Walter, Lekeisha McKnight, Brittany Poole – all three made All-American; MIAA meetings start in KC June 6 – schedules and championships will be discussed; Bearcat Football Golf will be June 15, the football schedule is complete with times except Nebraska-Kearney; Nielson and Nate Davis are busy updating corporate sponsorships; will try to be more aggressive with ticket sales – look at group sale rates, potential for 2 or 3 game mini-packs; University marketing group are looking at brand standards for logo and lettering; NCAA compliance review - ISSG – review policy & procedures, now must submit, completed with exit interview scheduled with outside firm; hosted Relay for Life, June 2 – will attempt to up community engagement


Actions Items – Hoffmann motioned and Lutz seconded to provide $1,200 to Volleyball for purchase of laptop and hard drive, motion carried; Van Cleave motioned and Lutz seconded to table the request by Men’s Basketball to see what other needs they may have instead of assistance with rings.


Rice motioned and Hoffmann seconded to adjourn; motion carried.  Next meeting will be the Annual Meeting, July 12, 2012.