Chaska Hawks Booster Club Minutes
Monday, August 19, 2019
6:30 – call to order
Attendees: Melisa Coddington, Julene Hansch, DiAnn Klepperich, Alison Trauger, Ed O’Conner, Danielle Jorgensen, Angie Smalley, Dave White, Kim Reding, Jon Summer (AD), Brenda Lentz (Athletic Office Admin Assist)
Welcomed new board members Alison Trauger and Danielle Jorgensen. Alison will take on the Communication position.
Jobs to fill – secretary, concession leads, backup grillmaster, Kim – lead concessions, will be her last year
Need to recruit new members, Alan will be at Back to School night
Concession lead – organize volunteer parents, handle the cash bag, works with Kim
Each team is assigned a night to sign up their teams’ parents to work a game, if no one signs up, it opens up two weeks prior to the assigned night.
$57,000 on hand
Current earmarks – scholarship, recording of national anthem by Tim Beckler
BACK TO SCHOOL NIGHT
Wednesday, august 28th
Will serve pizza, candy, and drinks. No grill
Not as big a crowd since change in schedule with Link Group
Need a table set up, Brenda will handle
Want a spot away from registration and ID’s
We want spot right where the doors open up, Brenda will take care of it. (I think the request for this spot was more facetious than anything)
Need volunteers from the board
6:00-6:30: activities registration
7:00 – open for anyone
Alan will add info to the Chaska and Carver Facebook groups promoting the memberships
Hawk Shop will be open
Julie’s brother in law passed away, not sure of her availability, Angie will reach out to see if she needs help
Lots of new inventory, lots of work to be done to help her set up
Stickers are given away to new families that stop over
Driveway logos – Michelle is still in charge
Coverage – pretty good so far, concern is people actually showing up
Chan game – only 6 of 20
Thursday – Kim is handling herself
Saturday – not sure if we will be open, no leads or volunteers, have not had luck selling memberships other than first 2 football games.
Hard to find staff to sell concessions AND memberships.
Jon – we will always have passes for sale, if people don’t want a full membership
Angie – we have Square available to take credit cards at the pop-up shop. Can get the square from Julie to use at the soccer games.
Dana has requested signups from the coaches, will send out reminders to the coaches.
Kim can handle Thursday’s soccer
Next Tuesday we have volleyball and soccer
Kim has recruited new concession lead
4 outside groups used our facilities for concessions this summer.
Alan – will check with Michael Davis, who works for M&M/Mars, to see if he is interested in donating candy.
Jon – Touchdown Club/Qdoba has asked to bring in food to sell at an event with 15% donation to the organization, would not sell overlapping items with our concessions. Would like to work Homecoming against Jefferson on October 4. Jon will advise that this date is ok.
Alan – Lifecore Foundation accepts applications for donations from employees, Alan has asked for donations to both Chaska and Chan.
Oak19 Restaurant has expressed interest in hosting fundraisers and awards banquets.
Jon – key to concessions is not working, the door might be sticking, Alan said his key worked, but Jon said the lock is really broken and probably needs replaced, Kim can enter through the middle door and go around.
Jim has stepped down, need someone to send updates to Cindy Brazil for Hawks Nest newsletter
Deadline is usually one week prior to end of the month.
Content doesn’t change much, but we need to meet their deadlines. Alan will confirm the deadline and tailor the content for the first newsletter.
New website is up and functioning
Angie – do we have any quotes/numbers/data to promote on the website about what the boosters have done for a team? Angie will work with DiAnn?
Jon – we approve donations to teams/groups based on what they have earned but don’t track their exact purchases.
Dave – can we give away t-shirts to incentivize people volunteering for concessions?
Jon – a better idea might be a bonus or gift card at the end of the year if you volunteered X number of times.
Alan – wants website to reflect the sale of membership, not the pass.
Angie – thinks some people are scared of the word “membership”, thinks it obligates them to meetings and work.
Jon – we need to find a way to differentiate the pass and the membership. Angie to work on new wording.
Dave – will we have a food shelf donation table?
Alan – no we found that we didn’t have the resources to coordinate and will not coordinate in the future. Ex: Bountiful Basket drive: Chan forgot to set up, we only collected about 20 lbs of food. Student coordination seems to work much better because of social media and their word of mouth. Boosters will support and help if asked.
Alan – collecting info for a new distribution list
Need to meet before homecoming, September 23rdis the best date for our next meeting
Jon – we may have an away game at TCO on Friday, Sept. 27. Jon wants to bring the pep band, would the booster club pay for the pep band and fan buses for the kids?
Not a done deal, Jon has not yet talked with Tim Beckler.
Two buses for pep band would cost about $600. Jon will send an email out to voting board members when he has a final decision.
School doesn’t typically sponsor a fan bus, needs to be more student directed based on interest level. Can charge $5/kid, collect $250 for a full bus, selling in advance helps to know how many kids would be going.
Alan – Carver County Deputy squad cars in Chan have Storm decals on their assigned vehicles, Alan asked if Chaska police would do the same, waiting to hear back.