DiscNW Board Meeting Notes

DiscNW Board Meeting Minutes, October 20, 2003

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

Present were Mike Keran, Executive Director, President Anne-Marie Wissman, Treasurer Jessica Dorr, Chris Burke, Ryan Seguine, Ian Ferguson, Ray Birks, Barney Ahouse, Barbara Gordon, Angie Chung, Mike Mullen.

Absent were Secretary Jim O'Donnell, Vice-President, Josh Monaghan, Eric Mattson.

  1. The minutes of the Board's September 15th meeting were ratified unanimously.
  2. Executive Director report: (A) Financials. $80,670.95 in the bank. Target is end of this month to finish invoicing all teams for practice fields. (B). Leagues: Fall hat: moving smoothly, except a rash of weather-related cancellations (per our policy to cancel to protect fields even before Parks requests it), trying to reschedule. Fall team: Trying to make extra fields available to help rescheduling. HS Hat: Running fine. Tacoma Hat: play has started. Surveys: response rate below 50% - 20% of those cite poor field conditions and many note lack of awareness re UPA. (C). Tournaments: College Nationals planning is underway. Chick Flick and Dangle Wrangle (women's and men's single gender that tourneys): planned for December 6/7 at Marymoor; Turkey Bowl: working on getting fields. (D). Fields Advocacy: FUN PAC endorsements are out and will be posted on our website.
  3. College Nationals update from Ray: Fields will all be in Burlington. No definitive word from CSTV. We still need sponsorship. Observer structure falling in place. Overall, planning is proceeding well.
  4. Annual Meeting: Set for November 22. Emphasis will be on recognition of the great volunteers who make it possible for DiscNW to run all its leagues, tourneys and clinics and support the ultimate community. A Shoreline site has been finalized and the meeting will follow league playoffs.
  5. Membership: Mike K. provided an update, focused on better ways to attract and communicate with volunteers. The enormous potential of juniors-league parents was cited as a source of expertise.
  6. Strategic Planning update from Anne Marie: How to transition from planning to execution. Considered different ways to restructure working groups and delegate the work load to include more volunteers.
  7. Brainstorming: discussed the value of having restricted web access for board members. Support for the idea was widely expressed. Mike Keran will take it from there.

    Meeting adjourned at 9:30 pm.


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