DiscNW Board Meeting Notes

DiscNW Board Meeting Notes, March 24, 2003

DiscNW Board Meeting Minutes
March 24, 2003
Convened 7:00 pm

Present were Mike Keran, Executive Director; President Anne-Marie Wissman; Secretary Jim O'Donnell (left early); Ryan Seguine; Ray Birks; Colleen O'Rollins. Absent were, V-P Josh Monoghan; Treasurer Jessica Dorr, Ian Ferguson; Kim Blakemore; Chris Burke

  1. Executive Director report: (A). Leagues: Spring league has started. Last weekend's games were cancelled due to weather in order to protect the fields at Sand Point/Magnusson Park; Vern's league sign-ups have 286 with 200 paid so far; and SeaGUL, which was fairly ad hoc last year, needs to get started. (B). Tournaments: Dangle Wrangle was cancelled due to a lack of tourney director participation; Slog in the Bog was a success and raised $2,300 for our youth programs; Gender Blender on Orcas will run without DiscNW affiliation this year, balking at DNW overhead; we have a sponsorship agreement with Gaia for Potlatch which will yield money, gear and discounts. (C). Financial: total assets of $87,467.42 are up 7.1% from last year (adjusted for spring league deposit date) and a/r from all practice field rentals are $4,859.76. (D). Friends of Athletic Fields' Field Users Summit was last week. DNW had 3 reps. FAF has formed a PAC and is working with a new pro-youth/fields SP/Magnusson renovation group. Two levies are on the horizon, a King County parks levy in May and a Seattle schools on for next February. (E). Jeff Zimmerman donated $750 to buy 150 discs for north end schools which will be matched by Expedia. (F). The membership database is up and progress has been made on credit card and web site components. (G). DNW is soliciting for Deluge on our website.
  2. Communications Committee Report: Jim reported on the first ComCom meeting and requested immediate input on how to maximize team registrations for Potlatch.
  3. Strategic Plan: The board discussed dividing the potential three and one year goals generated at the last board meeting into six subject areas for further small group study. Those small groups would recommend specific goals for the board to adopt. A schedule for when each group will propose goals and time frames for accomplishment of the goals remain to be finalized, but the Communications, Membership and Administrative groups will probably be reporting first. The other tentative areas are Fields, Fundraising and Youth.
  4. Logo: Usage of the DiscNW logo will continue to be subject to prior approval of the ED, with usage for events sponsored or run by DiscNW being routine and other usage determined on an ad hoc basis depending on the nature of the use and the attendant benefits to DiscNW, until more formal guidelines are set up.

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