Present: President Johnny Mendez; Secretary, VCTI liaison and sanctions
officer Susan Harrington; Vice President Lisa Segear; Tom Kalamasz; OTI liaison
Deborah Kalamasz, Bridget Thabault, Membership officer Michele Straw
Meeting called to order at 6:40. Motion to approve the December minutes passed
Segear reviewed highlights of the documents circulated in advance. Last year at
this time we had $7,000 more on hand than we do this year, and that difference
is almost entirely due to ice revenue. Motion
to accept the Treasurer’s report passed unanimously.
- Skating Month Event: Leddy’s celebration was fun! 5 CVSC skaters helped out. Essex may also host an event; Jillian will
look into it.
Liaisons: question about whether area coaches
who are not currently CVSC coaches can coach on our ice. Clarified our process for fielding new coach
assignments for new LTS skaters, and clarified the fact that any LTS coach
would need to be at least an associate member of the club (in the event that
all current CVSC coaches were full and we needed to approach an area LTS coach
who was qualified but not yet a CVSC member).
Liaison: no report.
- Test Chair:
Test session was scheduled in January because it was the only open ice between
October and March. We have 7 CVSC
skaters testing (27 tests total for the session).
- VCTI We have built a wall!
Props and costumes are coming along.
Festival planning is underway.
Registration deadline February 8.
- OTI: Practice for long program is underway and the long program has
been cast. It’s a riff on the Ed Sullivan show. This Saturday is their first
snack bar fundraiser for the Colchester team.
- Background check reimbursement discussion: Discussion of Safesport updates, locker room monitors, and
whether reimbursement for volunteers is needed. Motion to reimburse Safesport-required
volunteer background check fees, upon recommendation of event chairs, passed
unanimously. Motion to reimburse
Safesport and background fees required for any board position passed
unanimously. Susan will forward information about locker room monitor
- Ice coordinator report on ice usage: Average skatership at our sessions: Sunday 1st hour-9; 2nd
hour-7; Monday-8; Saturday 1st hour-8; 2nd hour-10. Our break-even point is 13 skaters. We have money banked to pay for ice, but it
is evident that this situation raises fiscal concerns.
- Updating bulletin boards: we will doublecheck with Robin.
Next meeting will
be 13 February, 6:30 pm, location TBA. Meeting adjourned, with unanimous consent,
submitted, Susan Harrington