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MAY MINUTES
Utica High School Athletic Booster Club – May 6, 2019

In Attendance
Meeting was called to order at 7:03pm with 13 members plus the Booster Board & Athletic Director: Karyn Holmes in attendance. Please refer to sign in sheet for name of attendees. REMINDER - Please be sure to sign into meetings so there is an accurate account of attendees.

Approval of Minutes and Treasurer’s Report
The April Minutes were reviewed, and a motion was made by Andrea Tisch and seconded by DD McCollom, voted and approved. The April Treasurer’s Report was reviewed, and a motion was made by Lisa Fromm and seconded by Diann O’Connor, voted and approved.

Athletic Director’s Report – Mrs. Karyn Holmes
Karyn’s highlights:
Dealing with a lot of rain and rescheduling!
Varsity Baseball is playing Cousino tonight. JV won 12-2 Varsity won 2-1 (this was a league game) Freshman trying to reschedule and/or pick up a couple of games. It gets tricky with scheduling with Honors Nights & all that is going on in the Spring.
Track -MAC White - boys are undefeated and the girls have one loss. May 21st we are hosting the divisional meet. Six teams will be involved in the meet. We need concession stand workers. Jackie Guitar will put out a sign up genius
Varsity Soccer-Girls are playing at Chippewa Valley tonight
Varsity Softball doing well
Varsity & JV Tennis rained out today. Divisional meet tomorrow (5/7/19)
Dance Team had their tryouts and are practicing
Cheer tryouts are June 3. Parent meeting on May 16th
Karyn sends all the tryout information to the Jr. Highs and it gets posted.
Track team parent wants to do a Bake Sale at the track meet on May 17th. After some discussion there are too many risks with the Health Department. Tara will reach out to the parent and let them know we cannot do such a sale.

New Business
• VP nominations – Andrea Tisch nominated Lisa Fromm for Vice President 2019-2020. Lisa accepted the nomination
• 50/50 Chairperson is still needed. Becky Keen volunteered to be the chairperson
• Utica High Athletic Booster Scholarship. There were nine applicants. They all met the criteria. The board met and discussed that there are monies available to give all nine athletes $500 scholarships. Recipients are: Jeffrey Hitchcock, Jonathan Powrozek, John Tisch, Jillian Burrows, Jaclyn Duff, Addison Guitar, Katie O’Connor, Sienna Schultz, Veronica Walters. Once these candidates enroll in college classes, they may submit to Treasurer Melissa Radke for their scholarship.
• Voting of Board Members for 2019-2020. All positions were uncontested. A motion was made by DD McCollom and 2nd by Andrea Tisch to approve the board members

Tara Powrozek – President

Lisa Fromm – Vice President

Katie Lelito – Secretary

Melissa Radke – Treasurer

Carol Hitchcock – Asst. Treasurer

• Wayne Stewart past away and they would like to make donations to the Utica High Athletic Booster. Thank you to the family!

Old Business
• Three sport athlete shirt – shhhhhh, it’s a surprise. The art work was presented and the shirts will be ordered this week. Seniors will receive their shirt at Honors Night and underclassman will receive their shirt after May 23. There are 7 Seniors and 23 Underclassmen

• Concessions buyer/opener/closer DD McCollom is considering becoming the chairperson for concessions. She is considering doing all of the buying for football & basketball/volleyball. Jackie Guitar will meet with the dance team to discuss a chairperson to close at all varsity football games. All sports that do not do their own concessions work during JV & Varsity Football games. Concessions benefit all athletics!

Athletic happenings/booster web page updates

• Diann O’Connor will continue to help with the athletic happenings and the booster web page next year. Thank you Diann!!!!

Open to the Floor
• Mark Moehlig mentioned the Glenn Doss Scholarship is due next Friday. This is for a multisport athlete that shows leadership on and off the “field”. Applications are in the main office.
• The question was asked regarding summer camps being held at Utica High. The Swinehart field will be receiving new turf therefore all camps will be held behind Utica High. Indoor camps will be in the gyms as usual. Coaches have been informed of the dates for the main gym resurfacing. Next Meeting – September 9th in the ECC Room; motion to adjou
rn motioned by Lisa Fromm seconded by Carol Hitchcock at 7:48pm. Minutes submitted by: Katie Lelito

April Minutes
Utica High School Athletic Booster Club – April 8, 2019

In Attendance
Meeting was called to order at 7:03pm with 3 members plus the Booster Board & Athletic Director: Karyn Holmes in attendance. Please refer to sign in sheet for name of attendees. REMINDER - Please be sure to sign into meetings so there is an accurate account of attendees.

Approval of Minutes and Treasurer’s Report
The March Minutes were reviewed, and a motion was made by Lisa Fromm and seconded by Laura Duff, voted and approved. The March Treasurer’s Report was reviewed, and a motion was made by Lisa Fromm and seconded by Laura Duff, voted and approved.

Athletic Director’s Report – Mrs. Karyn Holmes
Karyn’s highlights:
Varsity Basketball – boys: All Academic 7th in the State. Coaches apply for this honor. Varsity Basketball-Girls, have applied and they are waiting to hear.
Varsity Baseball is 1-3 thus far
Track opens this Wednesday at home against Anchor Bay
Varsity Soccer-Girls is off to a good start; 3-1. They have L’anse Cruse & Stevenson this week
Varsity Softball has started
Varsity & JV Tennis is 1-0
LaCrosse is 1-2 with games this week
All in all a great start to the Spring Season

New Business
• Three sport athlete shirt – shhhhhh, it’s a surprise
• VP nominations – Andrea Tisch nominated Lisa Fromm for Vice President 2019-2020. Lisa accepted the nomination
• 50/50 Chairperson is needed. Contact Tara Powrozek if you are interested.
• Karyn requested for a donation to the UCS SOS 5k Run/Walk being help on June 1 at Dodge Park. Motioned by Lisa Fromm and seconded by Laura Duff to donate $500 from the Utica High Athletic Boosters to support this event. The event supports Jr. High sports.

Old Business
• Euchre fundraiser was held on March 15th, 2019 at the Shelby Gardens was a huge success. Plan to have it at the Shelby Gardens again next year.
• Scholarship application deadline is next Thursday, April 18th. Application can be found on our website.

Athletic happenings/booster web page updates
• Diann O’Connor was not able to attend the meeting

Open to the Floor
• No discussion
Next Meeting – May 6th in the ECC Room; motion to adjourn motioned by Lisa Fromm seconded by Laura Duff at 7:26pm. Minutes submitted by: Katie Lelito


MARCH MINUTES
 Utica High School Athletic Booster Club – March 4, 2019

In Attendance

Meeting was called to order at 7:05pm with 10 plus Board Members, Athletic Director: Karyn Holmes absent. Please refer to sign in sheet for name of attendees. REMINDER - Please be sure to sign into meetings so there is an accurate account of attendees.

Approval of Minutes and Treasurer’s Report

The February Minutes were reviewed, and a motion was made by Lisa Fromm and seconded by DD McCollom, voted and approved. The February Treasurer’s Report was reviewed, and a motion was made by Mark Kessen and seconded by Carol Hitchcock, voted and approved.

Athletic Director’s Report – Mrs. Karyn Holmes

Karyn’s highlights: hosting district girls basketball Karyn was not able to attend the meeting.

New Business
Athletic Booster Scholarship application is on the web site

Old Business
$10,000 Raffle – was a success! Thank you to everybody that came and helped make it what it is!
Euchre fundraiser is March 15th, 2019 at the Shelby Gardens $25 per person in advanced $30 at the door. Mark Moehlig reported that ticket sales is going well. Baskets raffle will be plentiful & 50/50 raffle will be sold! Beer & wine will be provided all other drinks will be cash bar. Food will be provided.
50/50 raffle still needs a chairperson for next year. We will be selling at every home football game. Contact Tara Powrozek if you are interested.
The position for Assistant Treasurer has been filled by Carol Hitchcock.

Athletic happenings/booster web page updates
Diann O’Connor – web site has been updated with all the coach’s names. Tryout dates have been posted. Scholarship application has been updated and is available.

Open to the Floor
Andrea Tisch mentioned Spring concessions for soccer, track meets & lacrosse. Julie Powarski opened & closed for girls soccer in the past and has volunteered to do it again. Katie will reach out to her to make sure she is still interested in doing so. Jackie Guitar volunteered to open concessions for track meets as long as it doesn’t conflict with tennis. She will check and get back with the group. Melissa Sharp volunteered to close for track meets. Lisa Fromm stated that is isn’t worth opening the concessions for a lacrosse game. If she feels it is worth it then she will open it. Let the board know if you are need of volunteers to work the concessions.

Next Meeting – April 8th in the ECC Room; motion to adjourn motioned by Diann O’Connor seconded by DD McCollom at 7:44pm. Minutes submitted by: Katie Lelito

 


FEBRUARY MINUTES

Utica High School Athletic Booster Club – February 4, 2019

In Attendance

Meeting was called to order at 7:02pm with 14 plus two Board Members (absent: Jackie Guitar & Katie Lelito) & Athletic Director: Karyn Holmes in attendance.  Please refer to sign in sheet for name of attendees.  REMINDER - Please be sure to sign into meetings so there is an accurate account of attendees. 

Approval of Minutes and Treasurer’s Report

The January Minutes were reviewed, and a motion was made by Laura Duff and seconded by Carol Hitchcock, voted and approved.  The January Treasurer’s Report was reviewed, and a motion was made by Lisa Fromm and seconded by DD McCollom, voted and approved.  Mark Moehlig donated $40 back to the boosters from baseball.

Athletic Director’s Report – Mrs. Karyn Holmes

Karyn’s highlights:

  • Recovered from winter weather all rescheduled and back in order
  • Basketball Palooza on Friday, February 1 all 6 teams supporting cancer
  • Boys Basketball played on Sunday, February 3 for MAC Tournament
  • Swim is going into divisionals.
  • Dance placed 8th in Jazz small group & 12th in Pom small group at Nationals in Orlando, Florida over the weekend
  • Districts for many sports is coming quickly
  • Cheer MAC #3 tomorrow, February 5
  • We will be hosting basketball districts in March – boys & girls
  • Spring Sports start March 11
  • Fall Sports – most will start at the same time.  Football will be a week later. Dead week 6/29-7/7
  • Homecoming 9/27/19 game 9/28/19 dance
  • Jersey Mikes fundraiser earned us $780.00 profit! Exam days helped a lot as the kids went there. They want to take a picture with our athletes for promotional purposes.

New Business

  • No New Business

Old Business 

  • $10,000 Raffle – this Thursday contact Tara Powrozek with any questions. The raffle will be held on February 7, 2019 at the Shelby Gardens
  • Euchre fundraiser is March 15th, 2019 at the Shelby Gardens $25 per person in advanced $30 at the door.  Mark Moehlig is getting tickets out. Looking for help selling tickets. Coaches will do baskets again for the raffle.
  • 50/50 raffle still needs a chairperson for next year.  We will be selling at every home football game.  Contact Tara Powrozek if you are interested.
  • The position for Assistant Treasurer has been filled by Carol Hitchcock. 

 

Athletic happenings/booster web page updates

  • Diann O’Connor – no updates

Open to the Floor

  • Nothing from the floor

Next Meeting – March 4th in the ECC Room; motion to adjourn motioned by Adriana Schultz seconded by Carol Hitchcock at 7:25pm. Minutes taken by Ang Micinski submitted by: Katie Lelito


JANUARY MINUTES

Utica High School Athletic Booster Club – January 7, 2019

 

In Attendance

Meeting was called to order at 7:02pm with 12 (plus Board Members & Athletic Director: Karyn Holmes) in attendance.  Please refer to sign in sheet for name of attendees.  REMINDER - Please be sure to sign into meetings so there is an accurate account of attendees. 

Approval of Minutes and Treasurer’s Report

The December Minutes were reviewed, and a motion was made by Lisa Fromm and seconded by Ang Micinski, voted and approved.  The December Treasurer’s Report was reviewed, and a motion was made by Diann O’Connor and seconded by DD McCollom, voted and approved. 

Athletic Director’s Report – Mrs. Karyn Holmes

Karyn’s highlights:

•         This week is crazy busy after returning from break.

•         Varsity Cheer & JV Cheer both took first place this past Saturday at Royal Oak High School. Congrats!

•         Boys Basketball plays Fitzgerald Tuesday, Jan 8 away & Lake Shore Friday, Jan 11 home. Lake Shore is the team to beat. Varsity is 2-5 overall.

•         Girls Basketball are 1-0 in league play 3-3 overall. Girls play at home against Romeo Tuesday, Jan 8.

•         Boys Swim is off to a rough start. There are only about 14 boys on the team, so they are swimming their hearts out.

•         Dance is heading to Nationals at the end of the month in Orlando, Florida

•         Boys & Girls Bowling: girls have a full JV team which is up from last year. The girls are 3-1 overall. The boys are struggling a little 0-4 overall. 

•         Wrestling is 4-4 overall. They will be hosting a quad meet next Wednesday, Jan 16.

•         Hockey has two home games this weekend: Friday, Jan 11 & Saturday, Jan 12 at Suburban Ice Macomb. Fridays theme is superhero & Saturdays is Teacher Appreciation and crazy hat night.

•         Cheer will be hosting the MAC Cheer Invitational on January 24th.  This is a half day of school due to exams.  Volunteers are needed to help run the Boosters concessions.  Please contact Tara Powrozek if you are able to help.

•         Karyn received an email from the Clay Target Club coach Mark Kosanke requesting $200 from the boosters for equipment (safety goggles, vests, ear muffs).  A motion was made to approve the request by Diann O’Connor and seconded by Lisa Fromm.  All were in favor.

New Business

•         No New Business

Old Business 

•         $10,000 Raffle - Ticket money is due or you will give up your ticket.  If you are not planning on taking your ticket this year, please let Tara Powrozek know as soon as possible. The raffle will be held on February 7, 2019 at the Shelby Gardens

•         Euchre fundraiser is March 15th, 2019 at the Shelby Gardens $25 per person in advanced $30 at the door. 

•         50/50 raffle still needs a chairperson for next year.  We will be selling at every home football game.  Contact Tara Powrozek if you are interested.

•         The position for Assistant Treasurer is still unfilled.  This person will help the Treasurer with deposits, preparing, dropping off and picking up money boxes etc.  Please contact Tara Powrozek if you are interested in helping.

Athletic happenings/booster web page updates

•         Diann has updated the Athletic Booster Scholarship application.  It is available on line or in the Counseling Office. The deadline is April 18, 2019 to turn it in.

•         Diann commented that is makes sense to put the DRAFT minutes up on the website and then update them when approved. 

Open to the Floor

Nothing from the floor

Next Meeting – February 4th in the ECC Room; motion to adjourn motioned by Carol Hitchcock seconded by Ang Micinski at 7:22pm. Minutes submitted by: Katie Lelito



DECEMBER MINUTES

Utica High School Athletic Booster Club – December 3, 2018

In Attendance

Meeting was called to order at 7:01pm with 13 (plus Board Members & Athletic Director: Karyn Holmes) in attendance.  Please refer to sign in sheet for name of attendees.  REMINDER - Please be sure to sign into meetings so there is an accurate account of attendees.  

Approval of Minutes and Treasurer’s Report

The November Minutes were reviewed, and a motion was made by Lisa Fromm and seconded by Kristine Lang, voted and approved.  The November Treasurer’s Report was reviewed, and a motion was made by Ang Micinski and seconded by Lisa Fromm, voted and approved.  

Athletic Director’s Report – Mrs. Karyn Holmes

Karyn’s highlights:

All Winter sports are underway

Boys Basketball opened at Ford last Friday. They lost in O.T. They play this Wednesday (Dec. 5) against Stevenson and Friday (Dec. 7) against Ike. 

Girls Basketball opens this Tuesday (Dec. 4) at home against Notre Dame Prep

Dance did well this past weekend at their competition at Stevenson.  They placed First in Jazz and Second in Pom

Boys & Girls Bowling had a tournament this past weekend.  One of the girls took second out of sixty-two bowlers.  She bowled twelve games straight.  

Wrestling is at L’Anse Creuse this week

Hockey lost this past Saturday.  They have a home game this Friday (Dec. 7)

Varsity Cheer has their first competition this Saturday (Dec. 8) at Troy Athens

The new scores table for the gym has arrived.  Karyn & her husband spent Sunday afternoon putting it together and learning how to work it.  It will be up and running at the girls basketball game on Tuesday.  Come check it out!

Heart Screening at Henry Ford HS this Saturday, Dec. 8.  Go online to make an appointment. You do not need to be with your student.  Send them with all the appropriate paperwork. 

Jersey Mike’s contracted Karyn regarding a fundraiser for the boosters.  The fundraiser will run Jan. 23-27.  Proceeds from each card presented will go directly to athletics.  Send your students there on the half days for lunch after their exams. 

Winter Signing Day is scheduled for Dec. 18 at 3:30pm in the Media Center.  If your student has committed to play their sport in college, please contract Karyn Holmes to be included in the signing day.  If your student hasn’t committed as of yet, no worries there will be another signing day in the Spring.  This is a re-enactment of the signing and a great photo opportunity for your student and their family. 

New Business 

No New Business

Old Business  

$10,000 Raffle - There are 33 tickets paid for. We have one person on the wait list in case other’s give up their ticket. Ticket money due by January 4th or you will give up your ticket.  If you are not planning on taking your ticket this year, please let Tara Powrozek know as soon as possible.  There is a wait list if you would like to get on it contact Tara Powrozek. The raffle will be held on February 7, 2019 at the Shelby Gardens

Euchre fundraiser is March 15th, 2019 at the Shelby Gardens $25 per person in advanced $30 at the door.  

50/50 raffle still needs a chairperson for next year.  We will be selling at every home football game.  Contact Tara Powrozek if you are interested. 

There is a position open for Assistant Treasurer.  This person will help the Treasurer with deposits, preparing, dropping off and picking up money boxes etc.  Please contact Tara Powrozek if you are interested. 

Concessions for boys/girls basketball season is underway.  There is a sign-up genius for both to get involved & sign up to work the concessions. Boys JV basketball needs an opener for the concessions.  Please contact Tara Powrozek if you are interested. Lisa Narusch is handling the girls basketball concessions and Andrea Tisch if handling the boys.


Athletic happenings/booster web page updates

Diann renewed the web page subscription for the next two years for $24

www.Uticaathleticboosters.com 

Open to the Floor 

Ang Micinski (Varsity Cheer Coach) presented the Athletic Boosters with a THANK YOU card from the cheer program for purchasing her wish list item – Tumble Air Track – She said in the three weeks of having the tumble track it is truly amazing the confidence that it has giving some her cheerleaders.  They are now doing their stunts on the gym floor after doing it on the tumble track.  She thanks the boosters for granting her wish!

Chris Scott (Cross Country & Track Coach) was in attendance to THANK the boosters for their wish list item that was purchased – Freelap Pro Coach. He said it digitally clocks the runners speed.  He talked to the group about starting a speed club for all athletes at Utica High and eventually the athletes at the jr. high. The speed club would not only help our athletes with their speed but also their agility. 

Next Meeting – Jan. 7th in the ECC Room; motion to adjourn motioned by Becky Keen seconded by Ang Micinski at 7:31pm. Minutes submitted by: Katie Lelito


  

NOVEMBER MINUTES

Utica High School Athletic Booster Club – November 5, 2018

In Attendance

Meeting was called to order at 7:03pm with 10 (plus Board Members & Athletic Director: Karyn Holmes) in attendance.  Please refer to sign in sheet for name of attendees.  REMINDER - Please be sure to sign into meetings so there is an accurate account of attendees. 

Approval of Minutes and Treasurer’s Report

The October Minutes were reviewed, and a motion was made by DD McCollom and seconded by Becky Keen, voted and approved.  The October Treasurer’s Report was reviewed, and a motion was made by Missy Rissman and seconded by Lisa Fromm, voted and approved.  

Athletic Director’s Report – Mrs. Karyn Holmes

Karyn’s highlights:

  • Winter tryouts started today: boys basketball & cheer started today; girls basketball & wrestling next Monday, Nov 12; swim on Thursday, Nov 15
  • We had a lot of great finishes to our Fall season:
    • Girls Swim finished as division & dual meet champs
    • Sienna Schultz went to States in Golf – Congrats!
    • Jeffery Hitchcock was the only UCS Cross County runner to go to States – Congrats!
    • Volleyball was very successful
    • Soccer gave Troy Athens a huge scare in double overtime. Athens if #1 in the State
  • Hoping Winter sports all start off strong
  • Karyn gave kudos to 182 Fall sports athletes that had a 3.0 gpa or higher making All Academic. That speaks volumes that our athletes are not only performing on the field but also in the classroom. (Note: this does not included Freshman as their gpa is not established until after first semester of their Freshman year.)

New Business

  • Tara Powrozek read an email from Mr. Lietz requesting a donation of $500 from the boosters for Hamlin for the Holidays. UCS is involved in supporting over 70 families in the district, some are from Utica High. This volunteer group of administrators/teachers/staff brings Thanksgiving and Christmas to these families in need. A motion was made by Karen Burrows and seconded by Lisa Fromm to donate $500 for this cause.
  • Jackie Guitar read a “Thank You” card from the Senior All Night Party 2018 for a generous donation last year.

Old Business 

  • $10,000 raffle fundraiser letters are all out.  There are 16 tickets already paid for. We have one person on the wait list incase other’s give up their ticket. Diann will put out on social media that there is a wait list if you would like to get on it contact Tara Powrozek. The raffle will be held on February 7, 2019 at the Shelby Gardens
  • Euchre fundraiser is March 15th, 2019 at the Shelby Gardens $25 per person in advanced $30 at the door. 
  • 50/50 raffle still needs a chairperson for next year.  We will be selling at every game.  The two games that we sold at were successful and we want to continue for next football season.  DD McCollom mentioned having a seller at the apparel table would be beneficial as the away team fans were asking to purchase tickets as they walked by.  Our own fans were inquiring at the apparel table also. Contact Tara Powrozek if you are interested.

 

Athletic happenings/booster web page updates

  • Diann stated everything is up to date.

 

Open to the Floor

  • Andrea Tisch requested a $750 donation to the Senior All Night Party 2019. After discussion that this has been done in the past, as far back as 2013 and receipts mush be turned in for reimbursement it was motioned by Laura Duff and seconded by Karen Burrows to donate $750 to the SANP 2019.
  • Next Friday, Nov. 16 in the main gym is Friday Night Madness for all of the basketball teams.  This is a fundraiser for the Special Olympics.  All of our basketball teams with scrimmage each other along with performances from cheer & dance teams.  There will be fan participation during “halftime”.  This is a family fun event.  Come out and support our Special Olympics and our 2018 basketball teams.
  • Jackie Guitar mentioned a fundraising event on Tuesday, Nov. 13 6-9pm at Alex & Ani at Partridge Creek that will benefit the Utica Clay Target team and the Varsity Dance Team.  Start your Christmas shopping early and 15% will go to our teams.  No flyer necessary.  Thank you Sherry Dishman for securing the date.
  • Shout out to Shelby Gardens for donating to the Varsity football team’s pasta dinners.

 

Next Meeting – Dec. 3rd  in the ECC Room; motion to adjourn motioned by Lisa Fromm seconded by DD McCollom at 7:28pm minutes submitted by: Katie Lelito

 


OCTOBER MINUTES

Utica High School Athletic Booster Club – October 1, 2018

 In Attendance

Meeting was called to order at 7:02pm with 16 (plus Board Members & Athletic Director: Karyn Holmes) in attendance.  Please refer to sign in sheet for name of attendees.  REMINDER - Please be sure to sign into meetings so there is an accurate account of attendees.

 Approval of Minutes and Treasurer’s Report

The September Minutes were reviewed, and a motion was made by Missy Rissman and seconded by Andrea Tisch, voted and approved.  The September Treasurer’s Report was reviewed, and a motion was made by Ang Micinski and seconded by Lisa Fromm, voted and approved.  Tara asked the group to start looking at the coaches wish lists that was submitted by Karyn Holmes.  We will vote on it under New Business.

 Athletic Director’s Report – Mrs. Karyn Holmes

Karyn highlighted each team:

•         Swim is undefeated in their league

•         Football continuing to battle

•         Soccer doing well. Hard loss to Ike, playing Dakota as we speak. Red contenders

•         Volleyball games this week.  Battling for the division. Hard loss to Fraser

•         Cross Country doing well

•         Tennis is still having cancellations because of rain

-Homecoming is this Friday. Started off the day (Monday, Oct.1) with the competition assembly and announced each Fall sports team. Game is at 7pm; Parade at 4pm on Friday, Oct. 5.   

-Concessions needs help on Homecoming (10/5/18).  Four or five people are still needed. The boosters club is responsible for staffing concessions for the homecoming game. Please let the boosters know if you can help or visit the facebook page and sign up via the sign up genius.

-District play will start shortly: Volleyball will be at Stony Creek, Soccer at Troy Athens, Tennis starts tomorrow if they don’t get rained out.

-Missy Rissman inquired as to why the visitor bleachers are not open during volleyball games? Karyn explained they are usually not opened during girls basketball either.  The main reason is it is difficult for persons with disabilities to get up the stairs on the visitor side.  That is the only option for visitors when those bleachers are open to go up the stairs, therefore, they are left closed so everybody sits on one side comfortably.

 New Business

•         Karyn explained the coaches wish lists and what the boosters can purchased as opposed to the district making the purchase.  All coaches submitted their requests. The executive board met with Karyn to go over all the requests. The members at the meeting reviewed the requests.  Lisa Fromm asked what is vinyl dummies?  Karyn explained they are weighted dummies used by wrestlers.  Kim Talerico asked about the end zone camera? Karyn stated that it is used in the end zone and goes 20 feet in the air for a different angle then the press box cameras. For the past couple years the football team had a parent that had an end zone camera and would record all the games so the football program held off purchasing one.  They are requesting one at this time. After the discussion, a motion was made by Ang Micinski and seconded by Andrea Tisch to approve all the coaches wish lists.  All members were in favor. Karyn thanked the boosters for their continued support.

•         Tara mentioned the game day flags. They were put up last year during the varsity football games on the fence along Shelby Rd. She asked for a volunteer to put them up the next couple home games.  No one has volunteered at this time.

 Old Business 

•         $10,000 raffle fundraiser letters will go out later this week.  Let Tara Powrozek know if you would like to be put on the wait list. Currently there are three people on the list. The raffle will be held on February 7, 2019 at the Shelby Gardens

•         Euchre fundraiser is set for March 15th, 2019 at the Shelby Gardens $25 per person in advanced $30 at the door.  Andrea Tisch brought up that some people come to hang out and get asked to play and they have paid a lesser amount.  It was decided by the group that everybody pays $25 in advanced and $30 at the door. 

•         50/50 raffle still needs a chairperson.  There is a sign up genius if you are interested in selling for homecoming.  There are two people signed up at this point.  Please volunteer your time! We also need volunteers for the next couple of home games.  Contact Tara Powrozek if you are interested.

Open to the Floor

•         Andrea Tisch updated the group on the popcorn machines used for concessions.  There is a company coming to pick up three of the machines that are in the concessions/storage for repair.  The company will pick them up and deliver them for $50.  This fee will be split with Ike boosters, as will the repair bill if the machines are repairable.  Also, a coffee pot plug that was repaired and a cooler has been fixed.

•         Katie Lelito updated the group on the Spirit Rock.  Chris Rissman has found a company that will donate a rock to Utica High.  He has worked diligently to get the transfer and placement of the rock donated also.  This has been no small feet as the rock weighs over 5 tons. Thank you to Adrianna Schulz for bringing it up at the last meeting and contacting Mr. Lietz with a quote.  We appreciate her hard work too! 

 Next Meeting – Nov. 5th in the ECC Room; motion to adjourn by DD McCollom seconded by Lisa Fromm at 7:37pm minutes submitted by: Katie Lelito


SEPTEMBER MINUTES

Utica High School Athletic Booster Club – September 10, 2018

 In Attendance

Meeting was called to order at 7:00pm with 19 (plus Board Members) in attendance.  Please refer to sign in sheet for name of attendees.  REMINDER - Please be sure to sign into meetings so there is an accurate account of attendees. 

 Approval of Minutes and Treasurer’s Report

The May Minutes were reviewed, and a motion was made by DeeDee McCollom and seconded by Ang Micinski, voted and approved.  The August Treasurer’s Report was reviewed, and a motion was made by Diann O’Conner and seconded by DeeDee McCollom, voted and approved.  

 Athletic Director’s Report – Mrs. Karyn Holmes

Mrs. Holmes is back at the reigns of AD after a ten year hiatus. A lot has changed in ten years like cancelling games/practices because of the heat index.  Karyn explained to the group that if the heat index is 104 degrees or higher, teams cannot have a game or practice outside until the heat index comes down.  She thanked everybody for their patience and making the last minute adjustments due to the heat index.  That was all new for her.

Karyn highlighted each team:

  • Swim is off to a great start with a meet at Marysville
  • Golf has a new coach, Will Hewett.  He is doing a great job & they are off to a great start.
  • Football has Grosse Pointe South this week
  • Soccer has its first league play in the Red
  • Volleyball opens at home this Thursday and is on the road against Ford II on Tuesday
  • Cross Country opens Tuesday
  • Tennis has had a few cancellations because of rain and the heat index

-New Scores Table (interactive screen) has been approved and purchased for the gym. The district will pay for a third of the new table with the remainder of the funds coming from Basketball, Volleyball and the Athletic Booster Club.

-Wish lists have been emailed to the coaches.  Due back to Karyn by 9/24/18. DeeDee McCollom asked who receives the wish list for LaCrosse.  Mr. Ed Fromm receives the email and will forward it to the coach.

-Concessions needs help on Homecoming (10/5/18).  The boosters club is responsible for staffing concessions for the upcoming homecoming game. Please let the boosters know if you can help or visit the facebook page and sign up via the sign up genius.

-Andrea Tisch asked if Karyn could explain why other teams help with the concessions for football.  The concessions is one of the biggest fundraisers for all of our sport teams.  Not every sport has a concession stand at their event, therefore, those teams that don’t are responsible for staffing the concessions during football season.  Volleyball and Basketball have their own concessions and they staff it during their season.  On occasion a call for help will go out to everybody requesting to help during basketball/volleyball season.  There are always many ways to volunteer your time and services.  

-Diann O’Connor is requesting that coaches email the Macomb Daily with their stats.  This is where Diann pulls her information from for our social media communication.

 New Business

  • $10,000 raffle fundraiser letters will go out in October.  Let Tara Powrozek know if you would like to put on the wait list.  The raffle will be held on February 7, 2019 at the Shelby Gardens
  • Euchre fundraiser is tentatively set for March 8th, 2019 at the Shelby Gardens $25/player $20/non-player
  • Coaches wish list: Mark Moehlig was in attendance to explain his wish list to the members.  He has a bid for landscaping as he does every year to maintain the Varsity baseball field.  Mark’s request is different then a typical wish list in that his bid exceeds $9000. He knows this is not obtainable, but he explained he will do his part “a’la carte” based on the funds the boosters can give him.  All receipt will go through the boosters for payment as Mark spends the amount allotted to him.  He appreciates all that the boosters have done for him and he will always do what he can with whatever funds.  Someday the field will be perfect!
  • 50/50 raffle needs a chairperson.  One person expressed interest and Tara has reached out to them.  The band will be selling 50/50 at the home game this week to raise funds for the band.  There are two more home games, one being homecoming, 50/50 could be sold at if we can get volunteers to sell the tickets. 
  • Adrianna Schulz inquired about a Spirit Rock. The group discussed that it would be school wide and maybe talk to Mr. Lietz about it first.   
  • Melissa Radtke mentioned that a deposit slip will be emailed to all coaches to use when turning in money to the boosters. 

 Old Business 

Andrea Tisch mentioned that it would be a good idea to get some volunteers to learn the opening, closing and buying for concessions.  This is her last year and she is happy to train anybody.  Please contract Tara Powrozek if you are interested.    

Open to the Floor – No comments made

Ang Micinski mentioned that Melissa Radtke has a new last name, her wedding nuptials were this summer. Congrats Melissa Sharp!

 Next Meeting – Oct. 1st in the ECC Room; meeting adjourned at 7:40pm minutes submitted by: Katie Lelito

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