Meeting minutes

January 5, 2015


Meeting called to order 7:05


Attendance: Russell and Esther Rosenberg, Lauri Kaplan, Anna and Ron Amen, Marty Albert, John Catalano, Randi Romanek, Suzanne Kahn, Brian Sullivan, Jamie Werhane, Joanne Biebrach, Marcy Just, Michelle Hinca, Paul Vignocchi and Anne Wilson


President’s Report:

  • Membership Drive 10 new members since last meeting.

  • Fundraising

    • Half-Court Shot - we are rolling over 1/2 of previous amount. Need a vest or something to make it more obvious. Open to more deals - let him know

  • Booster Club Volunteer of the season. New recognition for those who go above and beyond. Will put list of parent volunteers in the paper in addition to Volunteer of the season.

We will do 3 a year - fall, winter and spring. Fall Volunteer: Brian Sullivan - above and beyond - the yard signs are all over town! We get to see your work everywhere. We will announce Volunteer of the season at awards night.



Winter Sports Awards Night – Thursday, March 5, 2015

Booster Bash at Pinstripes - Saturday, March 7, 2015

Senior Athletic Banquet at Northbrook Hilton - Thursday, June 4, 2015



Treasurer’s Report (Marty) - passed out the most updated financials, we are starting to make up on concessions as year goes on. Wish list is down because we made this year’s payment last year. We are going to start the new cash box procedure. Team varsity rep will be responsible for box. If not a team specific event then get box from Marty or Jamie. There will be a form for reconciling. Please get it to Marty after event. Leave same $$ amount in box. An email will go out with specifics in the next few weeks. We are trying to have better comparing information and more frequent deposits. Spreadsheet needs to be reconciled.




Membership Report (Anna): have 10 new members, from last year we are $100 more than last year.

Discussion - there is a check mark on membership form for people to volunteer - we need to utilize the volunteer pool concessions, spartanwear etc.

Spartanwear (Joy/Betsy): no report

Concessions Report (Jamie): I go in every week and do inventory but if you need anything please let me know. Also please remember to restock near end of your shift. The new popcorn maker ordered. Discussion - there is a check mark on membership form for people to volunteer

Yard Signs Report (Brian): quiet - 2 orders pending. Dec 15th was 50 degrees painted 30 signs so all were delivered before Christmas 330 stakes, 160 signs new orders for spring come in March. Most of orders now are coming from the website, not mail. It’s a little tougher; web orders are a bit more difficult for people need to confirm their orders at times.

Secretary’s Report (Lauri): Please sign the attendance sheet before you leave you, only need to add your email if this is your first meeting this school year. Thank you to those who emailed in your reports. It is very helpful. There are blank ones available for anyone who still needs one. Please hand in your report before you leave. Minutes from the December meeting are also available and will be posted on our website after today's meeting.

Booster Bash (Michelle) - met before break, all good. Working on a gift for Pryma. Eliminating booster buckets and focusing on heads and tails. A bit confusing last year. Cutting off receipt of items 2-3 weeks before event to help organizing auction. All previous donors have been contacted, sent an email from GBN for donations with the save the date. Explained the Booster Bash to new reps present. We have secured a

big screen at pinstripes, so all will be up on power point. bars are being moved. bidding numbers on wristband. Would like to send an email to all fall and winter parent reps to send to their parents asking for donations. All agreed that it’s a good idea.


Sports Reports:

Boys Basketball

Varsity: 8 wins, 5 losses Conference Play: 2 Wins, 1 loss.

Took 4th out of 16 teams in the 87th annual Chuck Dayton Holiday Tournament in DeKalb over winter break. Lost to St. Charles East (ranked 10th in Illinois) in semi-finals. Excited that Jan Siegien is expected to play Friday 1/9 vs. Deerfield. Boys all getting along and growing as a team. A few more pasta parties scheduled. Playing at University of Chicago for Cure it on the Court Benefit on 1/24.

JV: 1 and 0, beat Maine East. Next game Saturday vs. Deerfield.

Soph: 8 and 0, difficult to get volunteers for concessions, same people all the time 2 non members. playing Deerfield Friday.

Freshman A: 9 wins, 1 loss freshman tournament played each other mixed up the teams, Deerfield this Friday

Freshman B: 9 wins, 1 loss, pasta party this Thursday.




Girls Basketball:

Varsity: 3 wins 13 losses

JV: 1 win, 1 loss. 40-38 victory over GBS

Soph: 3 and 6

Frosh A: 3 and 6

Frosh B: 3 wins, 4 losses.

Next game is away at Deerfield (1/9/15), followed by Wauconda (1/14/15) and Maine West (1/23/15). The B-team is at home against Grayslake Central (1/26/15) and Lake Forest (1/27/15). We end the month away at Maine East (1/30/15).



Boys Bowling:

Varsity: 10 wins, 1 loss. Set a school record for 3 game series on 12.8 vs. lake Park: a 3319, an average of 221 per player. All 24 players improved their average by at least 45 pins. GBN will host IHSA Regional’s on 1.17.15 for the first time in school history. Senior night is Jan 8th.

JV: 8 wins, 3 losses


Girls Bowling:

Varsity: 0 wins , 8 losses

Notable Games: Match vs. Taft. Very close game (1919 GBN to 1952 Taft), Yejin Jang: personal highest game 169. Upcoming: 1/6/15 Match vs. New Trier (home), 1/8/15 Match vs. Loyola (away), 1/24/15 Leyden Invite

JV: 1 win, 7 losses

Notable: Match vs. Wheeling Team’s best match of the season (1593)

Upcoming: 1/6/15 Match vs. New Trier (home),1/8/15 Match vs. Loyola (away) and 1/17/15 Buffalo Grove invite



Varsity: 12/14/14 - Stevenson Invitational - The team took SECOND place out of 17 teams competing! They were very excited. The team reps organized a parent t-shirt this year that are being worn at the competitions which the girls LOVE! Also, the girls have been very proud of their performances at the competitions. 

Upcoming: 1/11/15 - Buffalo Grove Bison Cheer Invitational - They perform at 2:43 pm, 1/15/15 - CSL Conference Competition - Maine East High School, 1/25/15 - Huntley Cheerleading Invitational - Huntley High School

1/31/15 - IHSA Sectionals

JV: Coach Greg’s goal this season was to improve with each competition. So far JV has performed in 3 competitions and each one they have progressively scored better! Upcoming:1/11 – BG Bison Cheer Invitational, 1/15 – conference competition.

Frosh: The Frosh Girls Cheerleading Squad started cheering for basketball in December. They are enjoying basketball season. The freshmen joined the entire GBN Cheer Team for the Parent Pizza Party on December 3. They have also had several pasta parties as a freshmen squad.



Girls Gymnastic:

Varsity: 2 and 0 in conference, Thursday at Maine east, placed 3rd out of 4 at Lake Forest quad

JV: 3 and 0, 2 and 0 in conference

Frosh/Soph: 3 and 0, 2 and 0 in conference


Boys Swimming / Diving:

Varsity: won Vernon hills invite , lost all 3 dual meets, placed

JV: 0 and 3

Frosh: 1 and 1



Varsity: 1 win, 17 losses

At the Prospect invite, Brandon Lopez placed 4th and Vince Agins placed 5th. The team placed 11th at the Russ Erb Invite at GBS; Vince Agins took 2nd and Jacob Karb placed 5th. The boys who are wresting are showing much improvement: many went 3-0 at Brother Rice on Saturday the 3rd. The team did not win any of their matches since they are giving up points by forfeiting several weight classes. Over the break, the boys traveled to watch a college tournament at Northwestern. UPCOMING EVENTS: Deerfield comes to GBN this Friday night. Their fans will be in attendance, so we are looking to pack the house and cheer on our boys.

JV: lost some dual matches, won some quads

Freshman: did well at GBN freshman invite.


Athletic Director’s report: boys bowling on 1/17 - first time hosting IHSA regional event.

1/24 Cure it on the Court Foundation, Zach Bulwa - GBN alum started the foundation, $$ goes to pediatric cancer research at University of Chicago. Big Basketball game - we are hosting with them. first game (see notes) 3 games. 1:00, 3:00 and 5:00. schools will presale tickets starting next week. money will go directly to center. Dr Henderson runs the cancer research center. schools are donating employees, refs are donating time, and trainers etc. $5 tickets will get you into all 3 games at the Ratner Center. used to be a little 3 on 3 tournament - now has grown. 1:00 Francis parker vs. University of Chicago lab school. 3:00 GBN.

Glenbrook south principal has accepted job as superintendent at district 30, so our recruiting for new principal has slowed down to match theirs.


New business: Glenbrook Foundation hosts " a night of Glenbrook Theater: dinner benefit featuring musical - "how to succeed in business without really trying" 5:00 pm dinner 7:30 show. $75, tickets go on sale Feb. 18th. Before general seating goes on sale.


Please join us at Next month’s meeting - Monday, February 9th at 7 pm in the Green and Gold Conference Room


8:10 - Ron and Lauri motion to adjourn


Please join us at Next month’s meeting - Monday, February 9th at 7 pm in the Green and Gold Conference Room


Respectfully submitted,


Lauri Kaplan