NOVEMBER 2, 2015


In Attendance: Lauri Kaplan, Russell & Esther Rosenberg, John Catalano, Paul Vignocchi, Lauri Koretz, Marty Albert, Mike Lee, John Vickery, Robin Bear, Brian Sullivan, Indra Williams, Suzanne Kahn, Joanie Gilberts


Meeting called to order 7:05


President’s Report:                

Upcoming Events:   Fall Sports Awards- Thursday, November 12, 6:30 p.m.

 Winter Sports Jamboree – Friday, November 13, 6:00 p.m.

Girls Swimming Sectionals - November 14, diving 9:00, swimming 1:00


Winter Jamboree: (Kathy)

I will organize Winter Jamboree.  Clothing sales and membership will be set up outside of main gym.  I have Jim Allen grilling.  Same venue as Fall Jamboree for food sales.  I will have volunteers staffed. John Catalano please email all winter sports coaches week of jamboree to tell players to bring $ for food for in between practice and jamboree. 


Treasurer’s Report (Marty)

Financial statements are updated til 10/31. 54K more than last year but that is earmarked for turf, Concessions don’t look great due to $ still being turned in for October from all stands. Book sale check is in; spartanwear costs are way down so should be more profitable. $3600 senior banquet expense - needed to put down a deposit. Should be caught up for fall by November.


Membership report - numbers still a bit down as of this date last few years

2014- 761, 2013 - 835, 2012 - 858. Rep still needs to talk to parents- make sure teams know what booster club does for them. Discussion on if we should have a discount on signs if you are a member or charge more for sign if they are not - whichever works better on line (our website). Example members pay $30 for plaque and 1 stake. Then $15, if nonmember - $40 for plaque & 1 stake, and charge $20. Or do we charge $35 for members and then $10 more for nonmembers.


Spartanwear (Joy, Tiffany) - working in the shed to move inventory inside.


Concessions Report (Jamie) - football may be down a little. Soccer should be on par. signs are up


Yard Signs Report: (Brian)

Last year 213 signs and 466 stakes. To date 158, 295 stakes. (2011-2012 we sold 223 signs and 480 stakes - $10,460), 2010 – 2011 sold 221 signs and 446 stakes -$7,720)

Discussed and approved New Prices for stakes for 2016-2017 school year: if family is a Booster Club member $35 for plaque and 1 stake, $20 for each new stake. NON-member - $40 for Plaque and 1 stake, $25 for each additional stake.


Secretary’s report: (Lauri) – one meeting date change – Due to Annual Athletic Director meeting our May meeting will be May 9th not the 2nd as recorded on website

Please remind your parents that the list of the Varsity away fields is located in the back of our Green Booster Club Calendar Book. 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. Please include your team’s booster donation and membership numbers on your reports. There are blank forms available for anyone who needs one. Minutes from October are also available and will be posted on our website after today's meeting.


Fall Sports:


Boys Cross Country:

Varsity – 4th Place in conference.      JV - 3rd Place

CSL Conference: Freshman – 3rd place

Sophomores – 3rd place

Varsity – 4th place (2 boys – All Conference)

Regionals: Varsity 7th of 10 teams

2 runners qualified for Sectionals

Sectionals: Nate Whitfield missed qualifying for State by one place

Outlook for next season:  Of the top ten runners this year, 3 were seniors. Strong underclassmen group returning next season


Girls Cross Country:

Varsity – 2nd conference

CSL Conference: Frosh / Soph – 1st place

JV – 3rd place

Varsity – 2nd place (2 girls – All Conference)

Regionals: Varsity 10th place

Of the top ten runners this year, 3 were seniors. Strong underclassmen group of sophomores and juniors returning next season


Swimming /Divers - in conference one loss to Deerfield. Senior night was Friday night. Regional’s JV on Friday, Varsity on Saturday. Then we host sectionals.



Varsity: 8 -2, Playoff game vs. Bradley Bourbonnais went into overtime – lost 60-59

Sophomore: 7 wins, 2 losses

The team played their last game on October 23 against Maine West. They won 7 of their 9 games. The athletes had a great season with seven of the players being asked to join the varsity team for play-offs.

Frosh: 5 wins, 4 losses. Fantastic season. 4 team dinners, great bonding. All but 1 family joined booster club


Girls Volleyball

Varsity: still playing, 10 - 0 won conference, won regionals vs. Prospect. Sectionals at Maine south tomorrow vs. New Trier. Senior night went well. Out of 51 girls only 5 didn’t join. Overall record 24 – 8.

JV: only lost 3 matched, did well at conference tournament

Freshman A: won conference.

Freshman B 17 wins, 5 losses. 10 – 0 in conference. Runner up in conference tournament.


Boys Soccer   

Varsity: 14, 7, 4 lot of good accomplishments won regionals beat GBS, lost to Evanston in sectionals, 5 kids all conference,

Soph - 12-4-4

JV - 11- 4- 4


Girls Tennis

Varsity: 5 wins, 0 losses in dual meet season

The team won the CSL North Conference for 2nd year in a row. GBN swept all 4 doubles courts for the first time in school history. The team finished in 2nd place at the Sectional tournament where singles player Grace Chatas and the doubles teams of Colette O’Regan/Catherine O’Regan and Hailey Koretz/C.C. Chatas qualified to compete in the IHSA State Finals Tournament

The team finished in 5th place in the state of Illinois. Also one doubles team finished 3rd and the other tied for 17th out of 128 doubles teams. No seniors, all returning next year.

JV: 5 wins, 1 loss, Tool 1st Place at Conference tournament and are CSL north JV champions. Every GBN team that competed took either 1st or 2nd place. Beat out HP by 1.5 points

Freshman: 11 wins, 0 losses. Message from Coach Faulkner: Last year we were 10-0-1 so this is the best freshman record to date. I'm very proud of their effort and competitiveness of the girls throughout the season... I have a $100 donation from our team to the booster club. Will send to Marty Albert.


Boys Golf

Varsity: won CSL conference for the 5th straight year. Team shot a 320 for first place finish. One of our players came in 2nd. Regional 3rd Place (303), Sectional 5th place (314). Daniel C and Henry K advanced to State with a 73 and 76. At state held in Bloomington Daniel placed 39/112 and Henry 103/112. Very good season.


 Girls Golf

Varsity 11-5, finished second by one stroke to new Trier, qualified as a team for regional’s for first time - hosted sectionals - 328 5th place, for first time had 2 girls qualify for state Emma V and Amy H - 16th and 26th ( 158, 161). Best year in recent GBN girl’s golf history. Coaches did great job, very encouraging.

JV took second in conference for first time lost to New Trier


 Athletic Director’s report

Tennis is changing how they do state - splitting to 1 A and 2 A (downstate schools lobbied to change from one division to two divisions).Split will be enrollment based. 311 girls teams, 299 boys team involved in IHSA tennis in the state. Instead of 128 state qualifiers will now only be 64 and 64.

    Concussion oversight team - new state law - all schools in Illinois must now have a concussion oversight committee- concussion protocol. We have had one for a number of years. Was supposed to take effect Sept 1st.

    Winter sports - staggered starts - boys bowling started, Girls basketball tryouts this week - very happy with number of girls that tried out - 22 freshman, 18 sophomores and 19 varsity.

Hosted 5 IHSA events this fall, plus we have swimming coming up. We should be hosting a few in winter and spring.


Motion to adjourn - 8:05 Robin and Lauri K.


Next month’s meeting will be held on Monday, December 14th at 7 pm in the Green and Gold Conference Room


Respectfully Submitted,


Lauri Kaplan