September 2015

Minutes for the Board Meeting of September 3, 2015


Sylvie Ortega (Co-Pres), Lorraine Kennedy (Officials Chair), Ellen Johnston (Head Coach), Andy McNab(ex officio), Suzanne Ryan (Secretary), Candace Twiss(senior rep), Adrienne Williams(Team Administrator), Martha Corneck,(Co Pres), Sari Berkowitz(8 and under rep), John Meehan(co-Treasurer), Eileen Brown (Age group rep), Chrissy Gussen (8 and under).

Approval of Minutes

Andy McNab made a motion to approve the minutes of the July 1st meeting, Lorraine Kennedy second the motion. All voted unanimously and carried it was.

RESOLVED that the minutes of the meeting dated July 1st, 2015 as presented to the Committee were approved.

Lorraine Kennedy made a motion to approve John Meehan as co-treasurer for 2015-2016 year. Martha Corneck seconded the motion.

RESOLVED that the new co treasurer for the parent club 2015-2016 year is John Meehan. All voted unanimously, and carried it was.

Coaches Report

Head Coach Ellen Johnston introduced the new head Age Group coach and Assistant competitive swimming director Scott Vankuilenburg. Ellen reported that registration went well, and smoothly. We still have some people finishing up the process, but at this time, we have @ 155 kids registered. A bit short of where we anticipated, but still comfortable. All coaches will be headed to Cleveland next week for a coach’s clinic, and are looking forward to the great opportunity that it brings. USA swimming Bob Steele will be coming to the WRATS from 9/16-9/19. There are many events while he is here. The meet schedule is still being worked on, and they are looking to solidify the schedule. The 8 under meet is slated for 10/11/2015, the Freestyle Fenzy is planned for 11/7-11/8 and the Pentathlon is scheduled for 1/23/2016-1/24/2016. There is a possibility of a new swimmer Expo In addition; Metro Swim will be handling all apparel. They plan to come in and size the swimmers for their suits. ASF will be used primarily for holiday items.

Treasurer’s Report

Martha Corneck reported that the budget for the 2015-2016 year (which was previously approved) appears to be ok with where we are with registrants, and without touching savings.

New Board Members

John Meehan will be co-treasurer, Sari Berkowitz and Eileen Brown will be Age Group rep, and Chrissy Gussen will be the 8 and under reps.

Co-President’s Report

Sylvie Ortega announced that the Parents Social date would be 10/9. Diana Coyne will host this. Sylvie also suggested that the board watch a club leadership video together. This movie will be combined with our 10/1 meeting. We still have vacant positions for USA swimming, and Co-Treasurer.

Martha Corneck made a motion to adjourn at 8:01 pm, and Lorraine Kennedy seconded. The next meeting is slated for 10/1/2015 @7pm.