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Northwest Bearcats

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Bearcat Booster Club Meeting Minutes

Thursday, September 13, 2012


Booster Members Present: Board – Ray Courter, Pat Haynes, Teri Harr, Todd Gray, Rich Mendenhall, Linda Girard, John Van Cleave, Michelle Drake, Bob Rice, Jim Goecken; Booster Member – Mark Rosewell; ex-officio – Scott Nielson; guest –Joe Quinlin, Mark Kellogg, Kristin Mattio, Tomas Brock


Rice called meeting to order.


Harr motioned and Courter seconded to approve the minutes from the July 12, 2012 meeting, motion carried; Treasurer’s Report – General Fund is $112,285.23, after pending expenses of $1,786 for Soccer and $23,337.64 in Transportation; Nielson reported that we currently have 507 Booster Club members, which is down 13 from last year, but more with a higher level of contribution – Van Cleave motioned and Drake seconded to accept the Treasurer’s Report, motion carried


Old Business –

Nielson read a thank you note from Coach Phelps for purchase of new computer and portable hard drive; 400 total calls were made for the membership phone-a-thon with positive to neutral feedback, believe it was effective, got awareness out; added 60 new member names to football program for those whose names did not make the first print


New Business –

  1. Video Editing/Recruiting Software  - Kellogg, Mattio, and Brock presented a request for assistance with the purchase of recruiting software and film editing systems for both Men and Women’s Basketball; would allow the use of phones or ipads to break down film wherever they are, can sent through text or email, internet based - $800 for recruiting software and $750 for film editing system; $1,550 for each sport - $3,100 requested
  2. Strength & Conditioning – Quinlin presented a request for assistance with the purchase of 6 prowler sleds for a total of $750 (would actually like 12)


Other Business – Girard would like to have Athletics check into the condition of  Bobby Bearcat’s uniform, it appears to be too short; Rosewell thanked us for the money to purchase the stringer, and began a discussion on Booster Club practice of purchasing uniforms – much discussion followed


AD Report – Nielson reported upcoming schedules for football, volleyball, soccer, cross country, women’s golf and tennis; Coaches’ show will be on Thursdays from 6 to 7 at Carson’s; would like to have a discussion on corporate sponsorship at the next meeting; thanked those who helps at the Fall Barbecue – fed 497 (172 Booster/guests and 325 student athletes); Fall Classic at Arrowhead against Pitt State on October 13 has been moved from 2:00 to 4:00 – parking gates open at 1:00 and stadium opens at 2:00


Actions Items –

  1. Men’s and Women’s Basketball - Drake motioned and Van Cleave seconded to provide $3,100 for purchase of the  recruiting software and film editing systems, motion carried
  2. Strength & Conditioning - Mendenhall motioned and Harr seconded to provide $1,500 for the purchase of 12 Prowler Sleds, motion carried


Adjournment – Drake motioned and Harr seconded to adjourn.  Next meeting will be October 11 – Lamkin Conference Room.