Booster Club Meeting – April 9, 2018

Susan Fraser opened the meeting at 7:07 pm

Meeting Attendees:

Susan Fraser, Tiffany Sybert, John Fraser, David MacMillin, Greg Pleszkun, Anne Benson, Anna Amen, John Catalano, Kerry Stinchcomb,, Lissa Silver, Leslie Herbst, Julie Warshawsky, Mark Spencer, Karin Wilcox, Maria Fox, Joli Shavitz, Jennifer Kieffer

President's Report

Susan asked the reps to introduce themselves and asked them if they received their rep information packet.  Described pizza party and yard sign link.  Please let Susan know if there are any issues with concessions.  Popcorn machine is broken.  Collected team funds can be given to Anna Amen.

Mark Rebora Memorial Service is April 15 at Sunday 1 pm.

Tuesday, May 29 Spring Sports Award 6:30pm.  Thursday May 31 Senior Sports Awards.

Treasurer’s Report – No report

Membership Report  - No report

Spartanwear Report – No Report

Concessions – outdoor concession stand has not been open because too cold to turn on the water. The baseball concession stand has been open.

Yard Sign Report 10-15 orders to complete, otherwise caught up.

Publicity – thanked reps for sending in information. Please send photos, videos and info to Mark Spencer.

Team Reports

Girls Badminton – Varsity 3-2, third place at the York Invite. JV 3-3, Freshman 0-3

Boys Varsity Baseball – Won the Spring Breack tournament in Tennessee.  8-2 for the season.

Boys JV Baseball – 3-4, beat Buffalo Grove 14-2

Boys Lacrosse – Varsity 1-4, scrimmaged a team from Minnesota.  JV 1-1

Boys Gymnastics – Senior night is next week. Hosting Conference on April 27 and 28, will need concession help. Freshman team is ranked high in the State, all teams are doing well!


Boys Varsity Volleyball – 2-0

Boys JV Volleyball– placed first at the GBN Invite, beat GBS at their home court.  Placed 4th in a tournament over Passover/Easter weekend without four players. 

Boys Freshman A Volleyball – won their Invite last weekend.

Boys Freshman B Volleyball – First home match was a solid win against Wheaton Warrenville South.  In their first away match against GBS, they lost the first game, pulled out a win in a very close second game to force a tiebreaker and then they handily won the tie breaking game.  They had their first tournament this past weekend, which consisted of a five game round robin.  Both GBN and Deerfield were undefeated going into their final game against each other.  Deerfield took the first game.  The second game was close but GBN won.  Then GBN took a commanding lead in the tie breaking game and won the tournament!

Boys Water Polo – Varsity 3-6, JV 2-3, Freshman 2-0

Girls Lacrosse – Only played one game due to the inclement weather.

Girls Varsity Soccer – Started out 2-0 then tied GBS. Tournament canceled due to the weather.

Girls Water Polo – JV is 6-2, Varsity is 5-3. Have a Division I commit heading to Villanova!

Girls Varsity Softball – 3-4, their pitcher threw a no hitter last week.  A tournament was canceled due to weather.  In lieu of a team practice, the players went around town performing good deeds. Conference play will start this week against Deerfield.

Boys and Girls Track – first meet this week.

Boys Tennis – Varsity played one indoor match.  Libertyville Invite was canceled.

Athletic Director's Report

All of the teachers are having a hard time with the loss of Mark Rebora. GBN is holding a Celebration of Life on April 15 at 1pm in the CPA for Mark. Mark’s brother will speak, 2001 graduate will speak on behalf of the athletes, Bob Pieper and an administrator from Loyola will also be speakers. An email will be sent to all the parents regarding the details. The choir and Express are also participating, teachers are helping.

GBN hosting regionals boys volleyball, girls soccer and baseball, hosting sectional for girls lacrosse. John requests events that he feels that we host well and it’s an advantage for our teams.

Gym construction starts on May  12.

Over the next few years we have teachers and coaches that will be retiring, including coaches who coach multiple sports, so the coach mix is going to be change.  It’s difficult to find teachers that are also excellent coaches, but John is planning ahead.

Discussed the security changes which resulted in fewer doors being open. There has been additional security training for the teachers.

Tennis courts will be torn up starting May 14, about a dozen parking spots will be lost.  The courts should be done by August 15. 

Maple Junior High construction starts in April.  A temporary parking lot will be close to the high school baseball right field for the 18 month construction project. 

Susan adjourned the meeting at 8:00 pm.