Booster Club Meeting – May 14, 2018

Susan Fraser opened the meeting at 7:03pm

Meeting Attendees:

Susan Fraser,  John Fraser, David MacMillin, Greg Pleszkun, Anna Amen, John Catalano, Kerry Stinchcomb,, Lissa Silver, Leslie Herbst, James Williams, Jennifer Anderson, Susan Rossiello, Karen Wilcox, Maria Fox

President's Report – After your Senior Night, please return the banners.  If you have any team funds, please give to Anna Amen.  Mark Rebora Memorial Fund – his family asked for funds to be donated to the GBN Booster Club.  The funds to date are $3,420. Per discussion with Bob Pieper, Mark was interested in getting new spin bikes, so we are looking into purchasing new bikes with the Memorial Funds.

Spring Sports Awards - May 29 at 6:30pm

Senior Sports night invites were mailed several days ago.  The room can only accommodate the senior and their parents.  The dinner is Thursday, May 31 at 6:00pm at Allgauer Hilton.

Treasurer’s Report – No report

Membership Report  - Next year’s Gold level gift is a pair of Tervis Tumblers.  Gold level is $200, Silver is $125, Basic $50.

Spartanwear Report – Selling at Spring Fest on Friday, May 18.

Concessions – Please try to run down the current inventory and not buy additional items.  New awning has been ordered for the outside concession stand.

Yard Sign Report Ordered more stakes, almost caught up with orders. 

Publicity – Mark would like to thank everyone for the photos!

Team Reports

Girls Badminton –  Three girls went down State, nice way to finish the season.  GBN was third in Conference.

Boys Varsity Baseball – last two Conference games this week against versus Highland Park.  Military Day was Saturday, very nice event.

Boys Sophomore Baseball – good record


Boys Lacrosse –  7-7, team is improving, one game left to play. Playoffs start next week, which are now run by the IHSA. 

Boys Gymnastics – 2nd in Conference, Deerfield was the State Champ, a GBN senior placed all state.  Strong freshman class.

Boys Varsity Volleyball – Senior night tonight, need to win tonight for Conference title.

Boys JV Volleyball – placed first in the Wheaton tournament, record is 20-1! Won Conference.

Boys Freshman A Volleyball – Won Conference, won GBN invite

Boys Freshman B Volleyball – 26-0, one game left to go

Boys Water Polo – 2nd in Conference, out of Sectionals.

Girls Water Polo – tied for the Conference

Girls Freshman Lacrosse - 2 wins, 5 losses, and 3 ties with 2 games left 


Girls JV Lacrosse

 5- 7

 Our win against Deerfield was a very notable and exciting win!! They are a very good team this year, and we beat them 10-9!

 Monday 5/14 at Home vs. Warren at 5:30 Wednesday 5/16 at Home on the back field at 4:45 vs. Barrington  Thursday 5/17 at GBS at 4:45

Girls Varsity SoccerMy report is just that we are doing well and starting regionals Wednesday this week. If we advance (which we should), we could face GBS this Saturday at 10 A.M. We did defeat GBS in the Glenbrook Cup - first time EVER for girls Varsity!

Tied conference, but had best goal differential, so we played NT and lost 3-1. 1-1 at the half bit was 1-0 almost the whole first half. Strong game and hope to meet them again this year.

We are currently 11-2-4
Losses to NT and Loyola

Thank you to Mark Spencer for all the great posts!

Girls Varsity Softball – 12-12, Regional play starts next Tuesday

Boys and Girls Track –Boys finished third in Conference, Sectionals  this week.

Girls placed 5th in Conference, JV 3rd.  No state qualifiers from Sectionals.

Boys Varsity Tennis - Won Conference, Varsity is practicing at GBS due to construction, Sectionals this weekend.

Boys Freshman Tennis – Overall fantastic season, undefeated!  Beat New Trier and GBS!


Athletic Director's Report

Construction on the gyms began today.  New lights and painting first, then the floor will be ripped up.  Tennis court construction starts tomorrow.

Mark and Lori Spencer are going to be the new Booster Club Presidents!

The CSL has adopted a new admissions policy.  Admission will be $5 for adults, $2 for kids, which is an increase from $3 for adults and $2 for kids (last increase was approximately 25 years ago).  However, Booster Club passes will now be honored at seasonal tournaments at GBN and GBS.  Football, girls and boys basketball and wrestling are charged admission. 

CSL Conference realignment – the Conference used to be aligned by student enrollment, new formula is 50% success factor, 50% enrollment.  Four schools will be effected HP, GBN, Niles West and Niles North.  Niles North will move down due to lack of success.  It’s close between Highland Park and GBN.  The move will occur in fall 2019. This potential move will be good for certain sports, bad for some. 

New alignment for football is being proposed regarding the playoffs, John is attending a IHSA meeting regarding this issue. 16 Athletic Directors, 8 principals attending.

May 1 Signing Day =  15 seniors at signing day.  It was a success to have all signings occur at the same time.

Susan adjourned the meeting at 7:47 pm.