DiscNW Board Meeting Notes, June 16, 2003

The meeting was called to order at 7:00 p.m.

Present were Mike Keran, Executive Director; President Anne-Marie Wissman; Vice-President, Josh Monaghan; Treasurer Jessica Dorr; Secretary Jim O'Donnell; Ray Birks; Colleen O'Rollins; Chris Burke; Ryan Seguine. Absent was Ian Ferguson.

  1. The May Board Minutes were ratified by unanimous vote.
  2. Executive Director report:
    (A). Leagues: Spring Leagues: Adult yielded $4,006.77 profit on $22,000 of revenue. All teams paid. Juniors yielded $5,112.12 on $7,295 revenue with some expenses left. 90% of teams paid. Verns League is ongoing. Summer leagues: team, corporate and hat leagues started last week. Men's league is hoped to start in late July.
    (B). Tournaments: See Potlatch below. Spring Reign High School division was a success on May 31/June 1 in Burlington with 19 teams. Financials not yet done. We have fields for an August 9/10 Shoreline tourney where entries of teams are combined.
    (C). Financial: total assets of $100,582.84 cash plus $2,744.77 A/R up 7.9% from last year (after accounting for different timing of Potlatch checks). The Old WaMu account is closed.
    (D). CSTV's 2003 College National Championship broadcasts start next week.
    (E). Membership: close to implementation. Some code needed rewriting due to ISP fault.
    (F). Gaia is interested in expanding its sponsorship nexus. VC Ultimate has also expressed sponsorship interest.
  3. Potlatch Update: Teams have been dropping out, from 97 to 88 usually because it is a "family weekend." For next year will improve refund policy.
  4. Leagues: Corporate league is down to 8 teams this year, not sure why. Summer league fields are set. Chris has surveyed Tukwila fields and put in an application for access.
  5. Communication Strategic Goals: A revised draft of Communication goals was distributed and discussed.
  6. Administrative Strategic Goals: The Board approved one year and three year goals as amended. Discussion of board member recruitment, creating operations manuals, better volunteer recognition, making the Executive Director a full-time paid position.
  7. Fields and Fundraising Strategic Goals: A first presentation was made regarding a) setting up a capital fund for field acquisition/access; b) seeking to partner with the City of Seattle Schools and Parks Departments under the JAFDP in a similar manner to the recent Salmon Bay project; and c) involvement in the Sand Point/Magnusson Park redevelopment to maximize future DiscNW field access there.

The meeting was adjourned at approximately 9:35 p.m.


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