Booster Club Meeting – September 12, 2016

Susan Fraser opened the meeting at 7:05 pm.  

Meeting Attendees:

Jaime Knez, Anna Amen, Ron Amen, Lisa Chron, Lauri Koretz, Jamie Werhane, Robin Bear, John Vickery, Tere Neuhausel, Brian Sullivan, Russell Rosenberg, Suzanne Kahn, Tracy Vogel, Deborah Phadnis, John Fraser, Susan Fraser, Kathy Burnside, Tiffany Sybert, Eileen Clarke, Steven Aronson, Jennifer Kieffer, Indra Williams, John Catalano, Matt Purdy, Paul Vignocchi, Mike Lee, Maria Fernitz, Julia Charlesworth

President's Report

Susan thanked the fall team reps for stepping up and volunteering. She also thanked Kathy and John Burnside for running the Fall Jamboree. She noted that the April and May meeting dates have been pushed back one week, the new meeting dates are posted on the Booster Club website.

Treasurer’s Report – Financial statements were distributed. Book sale revenue not reported yet.

Membership Report – current members around 702, on track with last year’s numbers. Tere also wanted to remind all members to bring their Athletic Pass to home football games.  An email will be sent out to remind members and ask them to contact Tere if they did not receive their welcome packets, which contain the pass. 

Team Rep Liasion Report - 21 out of 29 fall reps attended Russell's meeting to discuss rep responsibilities and procedures. Russell reminded the reps that he has the senior night banners.  Russell and Tere will give rosters to reps, with non-members highlighted, with the hopes of securing more members.

Spartanwear Report– Tiffany reported that we have covered the cost of our spirit wear, so all future sales are 100% profit.

Yard Sign Report – Brian reported that we have sold over $6,300 worth of yard signs (278 stakes/141 signs), which is a solid number.  Painting has started, with the assistance of Tom Harris. The price for non-members will increase in 2017.

Concessions - Jamie Werhane has the cash boxes for team reps to give to parents running concessions, along with instructions. She also has extra cash, if the boxes run low. Current focus is on outdoor concessions, so please ask your reps and volunteers to report any shortages in the indoor concession stands. Suzanne Kahn sold concessions in the stands at the first home football game and received good feedback from her customers.  Suzanne plans to sell at this Friday's game as well.

Booster Bash – Suzanne Kahn met last week with Robin Bear and today with Susan Fraser and Amy Oberholzer to discuss Booster Bash planning.  Suzanne would like to have specific goals for the booster bash profits.  John Catalano explained that the coaches submit wish lists each year, so Booster Bash funds can be applied towards items on the wish lists. Suzanne and Tiffany Sybert meeting to develop list of guidelines for team baskets, including packaging, themes, etc.  She would also like to shake up the live auction, looking for donations.

Team Reports

Freshman football – 1-2, slow start but hopeful for improvement

Sophomore football – 2-1, team is doing well

 JV Football  - 3-0, beat Palatine 7-0, off to a good start

Varsity Football – 3-0, beat Hersey 21-9, off to a good start

Freshman Girls Tennis – 3-2, won against Libertyille. Busy week ahead, first pasta party coming up.

JV Girls Tennis – 6-1, rained out of Barrington and GBS Invitationals, won the Prospect Invitational. Conference Invite October 7 and 8.

Varsity Girls Tennis – 3-2, lost to New Trier and Stevenson.  First conference match Tuesday vs Vernon Hills.  

Boys/Girls Cross Country – 

Overall nice start for both teams, good turnout, with many returning runners and talented freshman.  Approximately 60 runners on both girls and boys teams.  Of the top 14 varsity boys and girls, only two are seniors.  Lost to GBS in a non-conference dual meet at all levels.  Upcoming event is the Warren Invitational on Saturday, September 17.

Girls Freshman B Volleyball – 2-2, won tight matches against both Warren and Mundelein. Won the Wheeling Invitational, lost to GBS at home in three games.  Girls maintained level of play and composure during close scoring games. Three upcoming matches this week and team pasta party on the 21st.

Freshman Volleyball A – 2-1 in duals

JV volleybal -   2-2

Varsity GIrls Volleyball – held a team pizza party.  Record improving, 2-3 at the New Trier tournament, close loss to GBS. While their record is not ideal, the team is still undefeated in conference play. On October 1, all of the GBN volleyball teams will volunteer at Feed My Starving Children, an event coordinated by Robin Bear and backed by the varsity coach. 

F/S Boys Golf – 12 events so far,  4-0 conference,  4th place at the Rolling Meadows Invitational. freshman shot a 77.  Doing well in the conference, with strong freshman players.

Varsity Boys Golf -3-0 conference, 6th place at Hersey and Buffalo Grove tournaments, 4th at Buffalo Grove tournament.  Despite the lower finishes at the three tournaments, playing solid golf.  The team is getting better every day and doing great in 9 hole play.

JV & Varsity Girls Swimming – Both teams are 0-1 in dual meets.  There are several divers on the team and there is a big meet this Friday vs GBS.  

Freshman B Boys Soccer – 0-3, close loss to GBS 2-3.  Playing in a tournament this weekend.

Freshman A Boys  Soccer – 5-2-1 (including invite games), won Freshman invite with a 2-0-1 record.  Had 2 pasta parties and 3 more are scheduled.  Overall the team looks good and is coming together.

Sophomore Boys Soccer - 3-1 and all losses by only one goal.  

JV Boys Soccer - 2-4-1, large group of 29 players, having fun as a team.  Had three pasta parties, planning two more.  Two away games this week. 

Varsity Boys Soccer – 6-1.  Lost in finals at the New Trier Invite to the #1 team in the state.  Played a darn great match though.  

Girls JV Golf – current record is 4-2

Varsity Girls Golf –  2nd in a few invitationals.  4-2 matches 2-0 conference.  Overall good team, good season, with an individual record of 69. 

Athletic Director's Report 

It's been a quiet, uneventful start to the fall sports season. GBN is hosting the Varsity boys regional golf tournament and the Varsity Boys Swimming Sectional.

There has been one minor hate speech incident at a freshman soccer game. GBN was not involved.

Susan Fraser adjourned the meeting at 7:50 pm.