Meeting Minutes November 2013

Meeting Date: 2013-11-14

NORTHTOWNS SOCCER CLUB – November 14th, 2013 meeting minutes

Meeting November 14, 2013
Board Members Present: Jim Blankenship, Michael Goodman
Meeting Called to Order 8:40pm

Treasurers Report : Balance $156,354.63-Accepted as Written

House Report: Mike Goodman- The new fall session of house ended well, it was a blustery day but the kids gave it their all and had fun. We are working on next years schedule, will have 2 full outdoor sessions. Note to all players, coaches and refs --in house, No Slide Tackling is permitted. 

Travel Report: Jim Blankenship- Not many facilities are offering games for the older teams right now, just Sahlens. We want the kids to play as much as possible, check out Sahlens, they have a lot to offer and a great facility. Get your rosters over to Jim, he needs to get them before they go up on your page. All players need to be current on their money owed before they can play.

New Business:
*Jim and Pat Deering attended the NYSW annual meeting: They offer great coaching clinics , all coaches should check them out. They are worth attending. For some reason, the old board was charging too much for the travel player passes---the price will be $15, as they should be. 
*Thruway league has changed U-12 to 8v8--this is down from 9v9, if you play in this division , make note of that.
*Matt Waddington is available for training as always, just contact him with your availability. 
*Team Snap is switching over the first of the year, get your teams over now before it all switches over.
*The club is going to purchase a laminator for all to use, it will be at each meeting for you to use for your player passes. 
*Pat Deering- We already have our outdoor fields locked down, we would like to advertise our house program for the summer. All fields that we are permitted to work on, will be fixed. We are looking at holding a tournament in 2015--more to come on this, will need participation from everyone. It’s time for all the teams to come together as one for the benefit of the club. 
Elections: All were voted on and passed unanimously 
President: Jim Blankenship
Vice President of Travel: Jim Coyle
Secretary: Ann Deering
Mike Goodman and Bill Bainbridge remain in