Present were Mike Keran, Executive Director; President Anne-Marie Wissman; V-P Josh Monoghan; Secretary Jim O'Donnell; Ray Birks; Chris Burke; Barney Ahouse; Mike Mullen; Angela Chung; Barbara Gordon; Eric Mattson. Absent was Treasurer Jessica Dorr
The minutes of the Board's October 20, 2003 meeting were ratified unanimously.
Executive Director report: A. Financials: See budget discussion below. B. Tourneys: Dangle Wrangle sign ups had some data loss. Solutions discussed as this has happened once before. Turkey Bowl will be the Sunday after Thanksgiving, fields still TDB. Potlatch is confirmed for three days again, July 3-5, 2004!
Field Advocacy: Mike K. led discussion of Bobby Morris fields on Capitol Hill and City cutting $200k from its $1.2m budget; Chris, Mike K, and Jim are meeting with a city representative to look at a potential fields site on the south end of the city; the impact of recent changes in Seattle City Council membership on our fields goals were discussed along with the scope of advocacy limits on DiscNW as a 501(c)(3) entity; the Seattle Parks Board has recommended approval of the Sand Point/Magnuson plan, which now goes to the full City Council for voting; the BTA II levy is up for voting this winter; tentative timing of Sand Point/Magnuson project implementation was discussed.
College Nationals update from TD Ray: His core committee has met thrice. The logo is about to be picked. The website is virtually ready to go and is awaiting permission from the UPA. CSTV is probably on board again - they have orally committed. This should help us get sponsors. Eric Kehoe will be head observer. Finals will stay in Burlington. Party will not be at the hotel site. Next CN committee meeting is January 8. We need lots of volunteers!
Leagues: Angie will form a committee with Chris and recruit other DiscNWers, including league commissioners, to evaluate the various leagues in terms of size, time of year, growth, offerings and other issues. First meeting December 13.
Officer Elections: Annual discussion of the responsibilities of the four DiscNW officer positions and who should fill them. Continued to next meeting.
Annual Meeting: Final planning for the DiscNW annual meeting to take place this Saturday after the fall league playoffs in Shoreline, emphasizing recognition of our great volunteers!
Budget: Mike K. walked through the 2003 budget versus actual results and the proposed 2004 budget. Again, Potlatch will be the largest single item of revenue and expense. Began discussion of whether to expand the ED position from its current half-time (20 hours/week) to a full-time (40 hours/week) position and how to fund. Transition target time is just before Potlatch.
The meeting was adjourned.
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