Agenda items (tentative)
Meeting to order 6:30
Approval past minutes
Any member comments/discussion
JRM wrap up
2011 tentative schedule
Ken Caryl Ranch
Meeting came to order 6:43 pm, at the Arvada Community Food Bank.
Attendance - We began our meeting with John Bird, Marsha Sonderfan, Chad Francis, Joe Haman, Tom Hamilton, Dan Gargan (on his birthday) and Jay Burghardt in attendance, with Dave and Taylor Slocum joining us shortly after the meeting was called to order. Previous months minutes were approved by vote.
Finances - Ken was not present but had an account sheet waiting for us to go over and approve. The numbers looked good right now, showing $1964.50 in the black, with a few outstanding checks that need to be written. Tom Hamilton will be sending in the PDGA fees from Johnny Roberts to close the books on that, a check for aprox. $75.00 will be sent to the CDSA and we still have not paid the city for our portion of the chains that were purchased and installed on the Lighthouse Course Baskets.
Website Update - Chad gave us a report on the website, and no one had any current major issues. It was again brought up up about having a Women's tag posting area but Marsha indicated that it has not been a concern with the ladies playing, so a concentrated effort was not need on that project. Chad talked about the free sign up for events to keep numbers in order, such as OPXE, and that it was working great and it is a great way to show the participation level of upcoming events that do not involve money. It was brought up that we should have a Tourney Sponsor button on the website where potential sponsors would be able to click on the button, and be told what they might get for different levels of sponsorship.
Memberships and Tags - Joe Haman was present, and updated us on our membership numbers. He let us know that we have officially 346 members and 25 more tags were recently ordered for the requests that are still coming in for the final few months. It was again, brought up that we need to have an online option for membership requests and Joe volunteered to be the one who takes those orders in and does the shipping out of the package. It was agreed that 20.00 will be the cost of 2011 Mile High Tags, and if someone would like it shipped to them, the costly would be $25.00 to cover the shipping. Chad said he would work on setting that up on the website. It was agreed that the online request of memberships will not be open until after the 2011 first tag match of the year. The first tag match of the year will again be held at Johnny Roberts.
Women's Tags for 2011 - The board as agreed and voted that it will order 25 Women's tags for 2011, but has agreed not to charge for them. If a Mile High Women's member joins the club, she will receive the regular package, as well as a free women's tag. The board feels this might help with the encouragement of ladies to join our club, and as a thank you to the ladies who have joined are club.
Mile High Disc Golf Club 2011- The board discussed the concern that the Mile High Disc Golf Club might be losing a bit of its identity, as each year a new tag design or sticker design, or tournament stamp seems to have something different. The board realizes that things do, and should change, but would like to see a set logo, or brand, appear on all Mile High Disc Golf literature, tourneys ect. It doesn't not have to be the focal point, just something that continually shows a definitive stamp, like the Apple or the Nike swoop. Requests have been put out, or will be put out to board members, and members alike to come up with a logo that will stick with MHDGC through the years. Colors were also discussed along this line and it was decided that the top tags each each should be Orange, as that was the original predominant color of the club at its inception.
The board agreed to go with the 2011 members packet of a numbered tag, a specialty carabineer with more than one hook and a sticker. The board decided to also look into ordering 200 rules booklets to include in the package, as rules continue to change, and its a good way to help get all the members up on the rules.
Affiliate Program - The affiliate program, though basically the same from the PDGA's viewpoint, will take a decidedly different turn from the MHDGC viewpoint. This year, when a member goes to renew, or join the PDGA, the club will be furnishing a "code" that will allow them to take $5.00 off of their membership. The club has decided to forego collecting the memberships, keeping the $5.00 for the club, and sending in the memberships on behalf of the members, to instead, let the member save the $5.00 themselves. With each players package sold the code to input that into the PDGA website will be included. The board feels this is a win/win, as the member saves $5.00 and the club will be well represented with good showings from its members.
MHC update – The Mile High Classic was brought up and John Bird let us know that the Mile High Disc Golf Club will be taking over as the Mile High Classic Title sponsor next year.
First and Last Tag Matches - Joe informed us of his decision to hold the first and last tag matches, similar to last year, with Birds Nest hosting the final match of the year, and Johnny hosting the first tag match of the year. He hopes to have the 2011 membership forms up on the website early, so people intending to play the first tag match, can download the form, fill it out, and bring it with them to the first match, saving the hassle of everyone scrambling the day of to fill the forms out.
Elections update - Marsha will be running the elections again, and will post to the club the available positions up for election and re-election. Nominations will be due by the November board meeting and elections, if necessary, will be finalized by the December board meeting. The board voted unanimously to nominate Tom Hamilton and Ken Hughes to retain their positions.