Meeting Minutes - February 2014

Meeting Date: 2014-02-13

NORTHTOWNS SOCCER CLUB – February 13, 2014 meeting minutes



Northtowns Soccer Club Meeting February 13, 2014 Board Members Present: Jim Blankenship, Michael Goodman, Bill Bainbridge, Mr Coyle 
Meeting Called to Order 8:37pm 

Treasurers Report : Balance $144,525.06-Accepted as Written 
Minutes from last month- Accepted as Written 

House Report: Mike Goodman- Registration is now open for both sessions. 1st session begins April 27th, 2nd session begins July 15th. Flyers to area schools have been distributed. Advertising was placed in the Metro Source newspapers for the NT, NW, Niagara Falls areas as well as an ad in their Healthy WNY magazine which is distributed all over WNY. 

Travel Report: Jim Coyle- Price will be $140.00, up from $120.00. Jim Blankenship has submitted what level everyone wants to play, age brackets are still being figured out. Older groups may be grouped together. 

New Business: 

Matt Waddington- will be offering camps this summer , one for house ( July 14-18) and one for travel ( July 21-25), price will be $50.00 for Northtowns players. $75.00 for non Northtowns players. Will be held at Gratwick Park from 9-12. 

Coaches, please start figuring out your summer practice times and get that info to Matt so he can start working on a schedule for when he is going to train your team. 

House practice will be held at Spruce this year, all travel games will be at either Gratwick Hose or Gratwick Park. 

Team Bond- the board has decided that each team will pay a team bond. If you come to set up you will get it back. $250.00 check/team. Checks are to be made out to Northtowns Soccer. We will hold on to the checks, if you fulfill your obligations, you will get your check back at the end of the year. 

Requirements to be fulfilled 
Each team must send 2 representatives to help with field set up and tear down. 
Each travel team is required to have someone from their coaching staff attend at least 5 meetings per year. 
Each travel team is required to have someone from their coaching staff attend at least one of Matt’s coaching clinics held each year. 


Club Logo: Jeremy Brauer has brought us 3 design ideas for a new logo. We will pass it around, everyone vote for the one you like best. Design 1 was chosen as our new logo. Motion made and accepted to change our logo to the new design. 

George Pettapiece is looking for girls for his women’s team. Would prefer girls over 18 but would use younger girls if interested. They play on Monday nights and home games will be at Gratwick Park. 

Scrip Cards- Kim Goodman is in charge of these now. We will list an article about them in the new newsletter we are putting together. Maybe offer some of the old ones that are sitting around at a small discount. 

Uniforms and Warmups- we are in the process of looking for a new vendor for our uniforms and warmups with the new logo on them. More info to come. 

Field Set up - Pat Deering has come up with the following schedule. 
Setup schedule 
Each Team must supply 2 people to setup fields, does not have to be the coach. They must sign in to get credit. Come with proper attire as fields will be wet. Expect to spend the needed time to finish the location in the area of 4-6 hours. If you are unable to make this date do to a prior commitment contact me as there will be other work that week for net assembly and delivery. It is a requirement for all teams to participate in field setup. Bring any 100ft tape measures you have. 


Saturday April 12 Rain day April 19 

Ohio School 8:30 2 practice fields 
Dave Guido U -12 Reign 
Jeremy Brauer U-12 Force 
Joe Sowinski U-10 Fusion 

Spruce school 9:00 6 practice fields 
Mike Goodman U -9 Bullets 
Bob Walter U -13 Dynamo 
Glenn Dolata U -14 Dynamo 
Jane Wilson U-17 Twisters 
Phil Bova U- 17 Thunder 

Gratwick Hose 4 Game fields 9:00 
John Barone U -12 Destroyers 
Jim Blankenship U-10 Revolution 
Brian Miranto U -10 Storm 

Sunday April 13 9:00 Rain day April 20 

Gratwick Park 4 Game fields 
Lou Dal Porto - U -17 Sonics 
Jim Blankenship -U 16 Lady inferno 
Glenn Dolata- U18 Arsenal 
Bridgette Bova - U 18 Nitros 
George Pettapiece - Womens Panthers 

Any questions contact Pat Deering 570-2324 Deeringlandscape@aol.com 
Meeting adjourned : 9:13 
Ann Deering- Club Secretary