CHAMPLAIN VALLEY SKATING CLUB BOARD MONTHLY MEETING March 13, 2019 6:30 p.m. 101 Eldredge Street, South Burlington VT not final until approved by the board at a subsequent meeting
Present: President Johnny Mendez; Secretary, VCTI liaison and sanctions officer Susan Harrington; Vice President Lisa Segear; Tom Kalamasz; OTI liaison Deborah Kalamasz, Ice Coordinator Jessica Martorella, Bridget Thabault, Test Chair/Officials’ Liaison Donna Zarro; Professionals’ Liasion Jillian Frascoia
called to order at 6:39. Motion to approve
the February minutes passed unanimously.
Report: Lisa Segear reviewed
highlights of the documents circulated in advance. Teams will be billed for their ice bills when
Lisa pays Cairns. Motion to accept
the Treasurer’s report passed unanimously.
- Annual Banquet:
Banquet is set for May 15th at Colchester High School. Note for
future: try to avoid the first 2 weeks of May because it is AP testing and
that may be a high-pressure week for students; this date was the only one
possible given other conflicts with the CHS schedule.
- CVO: Sanction
approved by USFS. Skate Canada sanction application is in the works.
- Professionals’ Liaisons: Jillian presented several issues :
- Coach request to consider more conversation
with Leddy regarding the spring ice possibilities. Next year we will coordinate earlier
with Leddy; it is a good thing to promote Leddy ice usage when possible.
- Concerns about wording on contracts and
preserving a welcoming tone, especially for newer members. Discussion
about ways we can promote more communication in advance of new skaters
joining us, and promote clear and welcoming communication with members
- Officials’ Liaison: No
- Test Chair:
Test session on March 9 was successful (including one pass with honors). Next
session is May 4.
- Team Reports
Dress rehearsals start this week! Festival planning is underway and the team
welcomes all volunteers and spectators. 5 officials are coming, including the
chair of the Theatrical Skating Committee.
- OTI: Practices
and dress rehearsals underway. OTI will have a new CE costume this year, thanks
to an anonymous donor.
- IP Coach Rate
Increase: There has not been an increase in IP fees for some time. The rate has been $16/hour for the coach in
the IP program; this year Leddy raised its introductory IP rate to $20 for
summer figure skating school. There has
been some inconsistency in coach fees for IP through the club, but it is
important that fees be consonant with policies published. Motion to raise the IP coach rate to
$20/session, effective with spring ice, passed unanimously.
- PSA Program Ad: Martha
requested that the club consider taking an ad in the PSA. The issue was discussed and no action was
- VSA Coaches on IP:
Coaches in VSA are all Learn-to-Skate-certified (with appropriate Safe
Sport). CVSC policy is that coaches must
be full or associate members to coach regularly (any USFS-member coach can
guest coach 6 sessions). Jillian will explore possibilities with coaches
(including potential cross-over or spring-only associate coach
membership). Discussion meandered into
several spring ice etiquette issues.
Planning: There will be one vacancy on the board at the end of this year (Michele
Straw’s term is ending, after 6 years of service!) and next year there may be
an additional one or two. We will need a
new treasurer after 2019-20. Personal
recruitment is the best tool!
Next meeting will be 10 April, 6:30 pm, at Jessica’s condo meeting room, 101 Eldredge St, South Burlington. Meeting adjourned, with unanimous consent, at 8:05 pm. May meeting will be immediately following the banquet on the 15th.
Respectfully submitted, Susan Harrington