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Northwest Bearcats

Sept. 10, 2009

Bearcat Booster Club Meeting
Thursday, September 10, 2009

Booster Board Members Present: John VanCleave, Jerry Lutz, Jon Baldwin, Pat Haynes, Michelle Drake, Dan Edmonds, Teri Harr, John Yates, Allison Strong, Jim Goecken; Ex-Officio Present: Bob Boerigter, Mark Clements; Guests Present: Joe Quinlin

President Baldwin called meeting to order.

Harr motioned and Lutz seconded to approve the minutes of August 13, 2009, motion carried; Treasurer's report - Clements reported that we have 370 members; 62 premium members; Clements reported $46,763.63 in General Fund and $38,929.06 in Transportation - VanCleave motioned and Harr seconded to accept the Treasurer's Report, motion carried

Old Business -
A. Barbecue - 70 to 75 members attended
B. Board would like to have Morris White attend meeting to discuss promotional ideas for giveaways or ways we could help & sponsor an event

New Business -
A. Weight Room Request - Quinlin requested we assist with upgrades to varsity weight room with purchase of Dynamax Medicine balls (10), Versaballs (3), and Plyo-Safe Block Set for a cost of $2,500.53

Other Business - none

AD Report - 2nd week of school and have certified 436 athletes; cross country meet and soccer match set for Saturday, August 15; Fall Classic tickets sold out in advance (7200 tickets); regular ticket sales in football very good with 2,419 season tickets sold; there are some challenges with renewing chairback and railback seats; H1N1 flu in Athletics - at Northwest level athlete should isolate and stay for home for 24 hours (attempt to spread word to coaches); MIAA has appointed a task force to discuss at the conference level; NCAA has abolished handshaking in volleyball matches (only sport so far);Webcast of games - Penn-Atlantic did in past, but didn't hold up bargain so contract is now with B2 Broadcast - MIAA football on air this weekend through pay-per-view for $7/game, but if wait 36 hours will be free; B2 Broadcast will do volleyball and have agreed to do commencements on all campuses

Actions Items -
A. Weight Room request - Strong motioned and Harr seconded to spend $2,500.53 for the purchase of requested weight room equipment, motion carried

Lutz motioned and Drake seconded to adjourn; motion carried. Next meeting will be October 8, 2009.