January 2019

Minutes for the Meeting of January 9, 2019

Board Members:

Ngassam Ngnoumen (Co-President), Amy Leahy (Co-President), Dan Lacugna (Co-Treasurer), Lorraine Kennedy (Secretary), Peter Lynch (8U Rep), Michelle Kennedy (Athlete Rep), John McNab (Athlete Rep), Adrienne Williams (USA Swimming Coordinator), Jackie Austin (Officials Co-Coordinator), Dina Carlson (AG Parent Rep), Whitney Lenoce (SR Parent Rep), Charles Shapiro (Co-Treasurer), Eileen Nolan (SR Parent Rep), Martha Corneck (Ex Officio) and Ellen Johnston (Head Coach).

A quorum was achieved, and the meeting was called to order.


Ngassam Ngnoumen called the meeting to order. Members present reviewed the minutes from December 12th, 2018 meeting. Whitney Lenoce motioned to approve the minutes as stated. Charles Shapiro seconded the motion.

RESOLVED that the minutes from the December 12th, 2018 meeting, as presented to the Committee, were approved.

  • Coaches Report presented by Ellen Johnston
    • Long Course bids are being submitted.
      • Senior Spring Invitational – May 10, 11, 12
      • 9U Meet – Thursday, June 6
    • Pancake breakfast is scheduled for Saturday, February 9th. Kris Story is the coordinator.
    • Y States will be smaller than expected with 13 teams and we will use 8 lanes
      • All swimmers can be on deck Friday, Saturday staging will be in gym (AM) and studio (PM)
      • No parking system on Friday, will have on Saturday
      • All attendees will park in the Red Barn lot and there will be a shuttle to bring to Y
    • Dryland: Older swimmers are individually performing; younger swimmers need to be careful due to development, movement, flexibility and core.
    • Y States will have 13 teams and we will use 8 lanes. Moving session 3 (Saturday afternoon) time up.
  • USA Swimming Escrow Account Manager Report presented by Adrienne Williams
  • 249 swimmers are now registered; 214 families
  • 6 families are overdrawn for a total of $298.00 with the largest amount being $89
  • Short Course 2018-2019 has been billed
  • Citibank escrow balance is $6,253.00
  • Treasurers Report presented by Dan Lacugna
    • Current net operating income is $88,574 with expenses of $29,669 for a Net Operating Income of $58,906
    • Currently flat to slightly below budget for year; incremental PET WRAT fees offset by lower Freestyle Frenzy Net Income
    • PET WRAT fees are approximately $7K higher than expected
    • Meet income includes:
      • $7,007 from Pink Plunge which will be donated
      • $1,282.64 from 8U Meet; slightly lower than budget
      • Freestyle Frenzy net income TBD pending review of expenses vs. budget
  • PET-WRAT Report presented by Ngassam Ngnoumen for Candace Twiss
  • No updates
  • Meet Manager Report presented by Ngassam Ngnoumen for Lori Blessey
  • Award order has been placed for Y States
  • Stadium cups will be delivered on Friday
  • Non-perishable snacks have been donated for concession
  • Sign Up Genius has been working well for concession donations
  • Many spots open for volunteers for Y States
  • Officials Report presented by Jackie Austin
  • Clinic this past week and 2 WRAT parents attended meeting
  • 3 volunteers still need to attend a clinic
  • Y States volunteers have been signing up on TU
  • Parents and Athlete Reps Reports
  • Eileen Nolan (SR) – Rolling Hills confirmed for April 28th. Raffle at banquet with baskets / gifts. Ellen to fund raffle items. Yearbook for athletes.
  • Dina Carlson (AG)– Social planning underway for Sports Plex and need to get on calendar
  • Co-Presidents Report presented by Ngassam Ngnoumen and Amy Leahy
  • Forming Nomination Committee for next year Board positions.
  • Siblings are welcome at Pasta dinners upon inquiry.

Jackie Austin moved to adjourn the meeting and Charles Shapiro seconded. All voted in favor. The next meeting is slated for Wednesday, February 6th at 7PM.


Respectfully submitted,
Lorraine Kennedy, Secretary
Water Rats Parents’ Club