Booster Club Meeting – October 16, 2017

Susan Fraser opened the meeting at 7:07pm. 

Meeting Attendees:

Susan Fraser, Tiffany Sybert, Eileen Clarke, Jennifer Kieffer, John Catalano, Indra Williams, Lisa Chron, Anna Amen, David MacMillin, John Fraser, Debra Phadnis, Mark Spencer, Barbara Susmel, James Williams

President's Report

November 9 -  Fall Sports Awards

November 10 - Winter Sports Jamboree

Susan has the signs for Senior Night. Balloons, streamers and helium are in the indoor concession stand. Contact Susan if you have any questions.

Treasurer’s Report – Membership check received from District 225, will be reflected in the November financial statement.

Membership Report – Membership numbers actually trending higher than last year. This is good news, considering the loss of the onsite Book Sale and the $10 basic membership increase.

Spartanwear Report – Sales have been strong, despite decreased selection and football game being cut short.  Ordered new items for Freshman Activity Night.

Yard Sign Report – wood arrived last week. Goal is to finish fall orders before winter sports begin.

Publicity – Mark Spencer is a new board member focusing on publicity for the Board.  His goal is to promote the Club’s fundraising efforts and highlight our large purchases and show that the expenditures cover all sports.  He plans to start with a Booster Club Facebook Pagean and implement a new email system (Constant Contact).  Further down the road, a revamped website is planned.  Sylivie Grundit has offered to help design a new website.

Team Reports

Varsity Football – 4-4, at Vernon Hills Friday night.  Chipotle’s dinner was late on Thursday and they offered to donate the food (over $500).  The team donated the money to charity. 

JV Football -  5-2

Freshman Football – 7-1

Varsity Girls Volleyball – 8-15

Girls Varsity Golf – Hosted Regionals, finished 4th, five individuals went to Sectionals, one girl qualified for States.

Girls Varsity Tennis – 3rd in the Conference, GBN hosted Sectionals, had to move inside to Glenbrook Racquet Club, who did not charge GBN.  2nd in Sectionals, doubles team and two singles qualified for State.

Boys & Girls Cross Country – Varsity Boys Conference 3-2, Frosh/Soph Boys Conference 2-3, Varsity Girls Conference 4-1, Frosh/Soph Girls 5-0.  CSL Conference Championships Monday, October 16

Warren Invitational: Varsity Boys 11th out of 18 teams, JV Boys 5th out of 14 teams, Frosh/Soph Boys 10th out of 19 teams.  Varsity Girls, 7th out of 20 teams, JV Girls 2nd out of 14, Frosh/Soph Girls 5th out of 17.

Hoffman Estate Invitational:  Varsity Boys:  8th out of 12 teams, JV Boys 8th out of 12 teams.  Varsity Girls 4th out of 15 teams, JV Girls 3rd out of 15

Peoria Invitational:  Varsity Boys 19th out of 33 teams, Varsity Girls 21st out of 31 teams

Niles West Invitational:  JV Boys 23rd out of 24, Frosh/Soph Boys 10th out of 15.  JV Girls 21st out of 27 teams, Frosh/Soph Girls 6th out of 22 teams

Upcoming Events:  Regional Meet @ Busse Woods – Saturday, October 21

F/S Boys Golf – 8-1 in regular season, 5-0 in Conference.  Won Conference, individual 1st place medal.

Varsity Boys Golf – Placed 2nd in Conference, 3rd in Regionals advanced to Sectionals.  Placed 5th at Sectionals, 2 golfers advanced to State. 

Varsity Girls Swimming & Diving – New Trier Relays past weekend, GBN did well.  Still have three more weeks left in the season.

JV Girls Swimming & Diving – doing well.

Boys Sophomore Soccer – 4-8-1, GBN was supposed to host a tournament last Saturday, canceled due to rain. Season is over. 

Varsity Boys Soccer – 16-3-1, won Conference, playoffs start Tuesday, October 17. 

Athletic Director's Report

Still working on SuperFan app, which tracks student’s participation at sporting events and other school activities. 

Corporate sponsorships – most of the contracts for the scoreboards are about to expire.  The District is deciding renewal rates and is looking for new sponsors. The new rates are expected to be lower than the current $5,000/year, 5 year commitment.

CSL Leadership Conference was held at New Trier.  34 GBN students attended, one per sport.  There was a speaker and breakout mini sessions, run by coaches and athletic directors.  Wrap up speaker from the Blackhawks. Attendees completed a survey, very positive responses. 

Tennis courts will be closed from May to the beginning of the school year for renovations.  Also, GBN is redoing the four back gyms. A wall is coming down between two gyms, will leave one small gym, a gymnastics gym, the larger gym will have curtain and bleachers.  This will increase flexibility; gyms can also be used for wrestling. Project slated for spring 2018, hope to be finished early fall 2018.


Susan Fraser adjourned the meeting at 7:55 pm.