GBCC Minutes

GBCC Minutes

Girls Back Court Club

6:30pm PLHS Room B107

Monday, February 17, 2020

Attendees: Jason Kuboushek (President), Amy Crosby (Secretary), Ryan Peterburs (Treasurer), Ronda Brostrom (Volunteer Coordinator), Scott Kulstad (LABC Rep), Tony Hauschildt (Fundraising Coordinator), Trevor Knutson

At the beginning of the meeting, the GBCC meeting minutes from the February meeting were approved by Ronda and seconded by Ryan.

2019 -20 Season Updates:

  • Open Positions: Treasurer-Jason sending another email reaching out. Culture conversation regarding why parents aren’t engaging in filling positions/volunteering. Meeting to be scheduled with Russ. 
  • 9th Grade Season Update: Strong winning season. End of year party scheduled for the sixth. Team has united this year. 
  • 10th Grade Season Update: Continued wins.
  • Event Review: TA night, PLAY Night, Pink Out Night—all successful and good.
  • Season Calendar/Events:
    • Scrapbooking Night at Kubousheks 2/20
    • Emily Albrecht coordinating senior night with help from Junior parents
    • MYAS tournaments—dropping extra tourney on 3/7, keeping 3/1 and sharing 3/7 & 3/8 tournaments with the BBC
    • Year End Banquet—Amy sending evite to get RSVP’s, Heather doing cupcakes for players & coaches, Amy supplementing with Walmart cupcakes, Jason coordinating décor and food plan with Wilds, Ronda bringing team banner & any décor from Garcias that they’re willing to share from the boy’s banquet
    • Summer training—table until after season

Committee Reports:

  • Financials: $5200 in bank. Scott picking up sponsor checks and getting deposited with Ryan asap. HUDL charge coming from Russ, senior night expenses and banquet expenses for coaches/players upcoming.
  • Fundraising Update: N/A
  • Communications Update: See above. 
  • Volunteer Update: Ronda/Amy working on MYAS tournament volunteer schedule with Schaffs.  
  • LABC Update:  See LABC minutes for detail.  Golf cart fundraiser and foreign exchange student kickback discussed.

Other:  Next GBCC Meeting will be held on Monday, March 16th at 6:30pm at PLHS in Room B107.  

 

GBCC Minutes

Girls Back Court Club

6:30pm PLHS Room B107

Monday, January 20, 2020

Attendees: Jason Kuboushek (President), Amy Crosby (Secretary), Ryan Peterburs (Treasurer), Ronda Brostrom (Volunteer Coordinator), Scott Kulstad (LABC Rep)

At the beginning of the meeting, the GBCC meeting minutes from the September meeting were approved by Jason and seconded by Ryan.

2019 -20 Season Updates:

  • Open Positions: Treasurer-Jason sending another email reaching out to parents of kids who have been pulled up. 
  • 9th Grade Season Update: More wins! 
  • 10th Grade Season Update: Only 1 loss!
  • Thank You Notes: Terresa ordering for sponsors, team managers, announcer, and FB ticket donors. Terresa made cards for Teacher Appreciation.
  • Season Calendar/Events:
    • TA Night 1/21: Girls writing thank you notes, Kubousheks bringing cookies in gift bags and water, Amy bringing script for announcer
    • GW Family Fun Night 1/23: Ronda talking w/ Patrick and will send email out with schedule.
    • Team Dinner 1/27: @ Trachsels, providing food
    • PLAY Night 2/4: Poster raffle, PL ball raffle, 3 point shots for candy bars (Amy bringing)
    • PINK OUT 2/7: Sabrina/Amy ordering t-shirts, bake sale-one dozen per family (individually wrapped), half time drum line at boy’s game, pep band at both games, Ronda sending out volunteer schedule to work bake sale
    • Senior Night 2/21: Emily Albrecht handling details with junior parents. Amy ordering program inserts. Kallevigs handling balloons, Hayley handling flowers. 
    • players/coaches ordering shirts once design is finalized. Bake sale: 1 dozen per player, volunteers for 5-7 and 7-9 shifts to sell baked goods and tshirts.

Committee Reports:

  • Financials: Current balance just under $6000 right now. Budget looks inline with proposed updates at this time.
  • Fundraising Update: Not present.
  • Communications Update: See above. 
  • Volunteer Update: Away game snacks, Grainwood Family Fun Night, Pink out (Bake sale & Volunteers), MYAS Tournament reminders  
  • LABC Update:  See LABC minutes for detail.   

Other:  Next GBCC Meeting will be held on Monday, February 17th at 6:30pm at PLHS in Room B107.  

 

GBCC Minutes

Girls Back Court Club

6:30pm PLHS Room B107

Monday, December 16, 2019

Attendees: Jason Kuboushek (President), Amy Crosby (Secretary), Ryan Peterburs (Treasurer), Tony Hauschildt (Fundraising Coordinator), Ronda Brostrom (Volunteer Coordinator), Scott Kulstad (LABC Rep), Maria Zang

At the beginning of the meeting, the GBCC meeting minutes from the September meeting were approved by Jason and seconded by Ryan.

2019 -20 Season Updates:

  • Open Positions: Treasurer-Jason sending email reaching out to parents of kids who have been pulled up. 10th Team Parent-vacant, will work through Trevor if possible.
  • 9th Grade Season Update: Assigned families for clock and book for the season. Loehleins had taco bar dinner with kids and parents. 
  • 10th Grade Season Update: Nobody present to update.
  • Season Assistance Update: Stats-team manager, official book-home games covered, away games Jason working on covering, video-team manager (hudl), broadcasting-team manager for video
  • Social Media Update: Jason handling game day promoting. Amy working on Senior Spotlights and special events.
  • Away Game Snacks: Ronda creating SUG for parents of JV/V players to sign up for snacks (granola bars, fruit, crackers & drinks)
  • Upcoming Events:
    • St. Olaf Tournament-no snacks, college provides food. 
    • Team Diner 1/9-Jason confirming with Walker. 
    • PAC party 1/10-Cancelled-Crosbys can’t host. 
    • TA Night 1/21-Amy handout fliers for teachers to girls on Jan 3 and get teacher names by Jan 9.
    • GW Family Fun Night 1/23-Ronda assigning shifts. 
    • Team Dinner 1/27 Brostrom/Trachsel hosts. 
    • Banner/Programs-Amy having team banner printed and hanging in Gym after Jan 1. Programs will be printed for home games as of Jan 1 (Sponsors: $150 Laker Store, Watkings, Kids Count, The Lake Nutrition; $300 Recruiting Co.) Scott collecting checks from Chris Hofschild for the $150 sponsors. $300 check already collected. 
    • Pink Out 2/7-Girls design t-shirts, we sell for $15 and cost is $10. $5 profit goes to charity. Players buy, GBCC provides for coaches. Parents order early and get extras to sell. Amy checking with PL boy’s team and Jason checking with Shako about additional players/coaches ordering shirts once design is finalized. Bake sale: 1 dozen per player, volunteers for 5-7 and 7-9 shifts to sell baked goods and tshirts.
  • Fundraising: Noodles Night $218 to GBCC, check coming in 6-8 weeks. Pizza card recap-82 sold.

Committee Reports:

  • Financials: No update from prior month.
  • Fundraising Update: See above. 
  • Communications Update: See above. 
  • Volunteer Update: See above. MYAS tournaments: 3/1 GBCC only. 3/7 & 3/8 GBCC and BCC together. Amy working with boys and Ronda/Amy assigning shifts for tny.
  • LABC Update:  No update, no meeting.  

Other:  Next GBCC Meeting will be held on Monday, January 20th at 6:30pm at PLHS in Room B107.  

 

GBCC Minutes

Girls Back Court Club

6:30pm PLHS Room B107

Monday, November 18, 2019

Attendees: Jason Kuboushek (President), Amy Crosby (Secretary), Ryan Peterburs (Treasurer), Tony Hauschildt (Fundraising Coordinator), Ronda Brostrom (Volunteer Coordinator), Scott Kulstad (LABC Rep), Trevor Knutson, Katie Loehlein, Ken Loehlein

At the beginning of the meeting, the GBCC meeting minutes from the September meeting were approved by Jason and seconded by Ryan.

2019 -20 Season Updates:

  • PLAY Girls BB Tournament: Received and email from Heather Smith that they were very pleased with timekeepers. 
  • Season Assistance: Ken and Katie Loehlein volunteered to be the 9th grade team parents. Ryan’s daughter isn’t playing this year so the Treasurer spot is now open as well as the 10th grade team parent spot. Coach Walker has student managers to handle camera and stats. Jason clarifying what exactly stats includes (official book/ipad?). We are using YouTube for streaming again, but it’ll be on the PLHS channel. 
  • 2019/2020 Fundraising: Papa Murphy cards—received payment from all but one player.  Jason following up on that. We have 23 more available to sell. Need them purchased by Dec. 15. Payment is due to Papa Murphy’s at that time. Noodles Night is scheduled for 12/5 from 4-8. Sponsorships: Watkins Chiropractic & Kids Count both in for $150. TBD on Edelweiss, Laker Store, Laker Nutrition, Zang Realty & Trevor Knutson. 
  • Programs—Sponsors, Quantity, Content: Scott following up this week on sponsorships. Amy getting quote from Dunn & Semmington for programs based off of last year’s format. Ordered 400 last year, will price out similar amount or fewer and look at multiple orders. Also, possibly reduce the number of pages, keeping it to team pictures, individual JV/V pictures, captains picture, senior pictures, schedule, and rosters/sponsors. Amy also talking to boys program regarding team poster size and printer (to hang in gym).
  • Social Media promotion: Amy to get senior pic/youth bb pic and questionnaire from Seniors for promotion. Discussed other options and around social media promotion and reaching out to see if anyone is interested in assisting in Twitter/FB game promotions.
  • 2019/2020 Season Calendar Review: All dates look good and just in need of a few families to host PAC party and Team Dinners. Amy confirming and sending out to families.  Jason calling Wilds to confirm year end banquet date.

Committee Reports:

  • Financials: $5886 currently in bank.  Money due for pizza cards Dec 15. Hudl expense covered by Reetz, but will need to give payment at TBD time.
  • Fundraising Update: See above. 
  • Communications Update: Amy emailing: open positions, additional pizza cards available for sale, Noodles Night (team outing encouraged), updated events calendar. Promote sponsors on Twitter, as well as upcoming games. 
  • Volunteer Update: See above. 
  • LABC Update:  No update, no meeting.  

Other:  Next GBCC Meeting will be held on Monday, December 16th at 6:30pm at PLHS in Room B107.  

 

GBCC Minutes

Girls Back Court Club

6:30pm PLHS Room B107

Monday, October 21, 2019

Attendees:Jason Kuboushek (President), Amy Crosby (Secretary), Ryan Peterburs (Treasurer), Tony Hauschildt (Fundraising Coordinator), Ronda Brostrom (Volunteer Coordinator), Scott Kulstad (LABC Rep), Ethan Walker, Sarah Lehnert

At the beginning of the meeting, the GBCC meeting minutes from the September meeting were approved by Jason and seconded by Ronda.

2019 -20 Season Updates:

  • Coach Walker Updates:Fall open gyms and Breakdown league are both going well. Fall 5k: Need to send communication out to players to sign up. $25 per player and you get a free t-shirt. Practice jersey order will be available the week of 11/4 for 9thgrade and grades 10-12 the following weeks. Additional gear items will be available to order 11/17-11/18 for players and parents. Coach Walker and John Stokes are only coaches available to attend the coaching clinic on 10/25 & 10/26. Russ covering their fees.
  • Football Raffle:$1488 profit. Annual submission for raffle needs to be put into LABC by summer. 
  • PLAY Girls BB Tournament:Ronda sent out email for sign up. 2 shifts per JV/V players and 1 shift for other players. Parents can cover shifts for their players if needed. She will resend another email and make sure shifts are filled.
  • Breakdown League:Teams and schedules to be sent out late September/early October. 40 girls have paid and are participating. 
  • 2019/2020 Fundraising:Papa Murphy cards—2 per player (handing out after rosters are final) Chipotle Night not available so Tony looking into Noodles Night (25% back to team) on 12/5 and all teams would go there after practice for a dinner that night, Sponsorships—Scott confirmed with Hofschilds on asking previous sponsors (1/8 page=$150, ¼ page=$300, ½ page=$500), 
  • 2019/2020 Proposed Season Calendar Review: Confirmed double-header nights, PLAY night, Pink Out night and team dinners/PAC parties. Sarah Lehnert confirming PLAY night with Trevor so girls’ teams won’t practice that night.  
  • Programs and Pictures:Jason confirmed picture date of 11/15. Amy contacting Sue Anderson for pricing and options and will price compare with Peter Semmington.   

Committee Reports:

  • Financials:$4000 in bank, Started the year at $3150. $180 coming in for this year’s Music Fest tickets.  
  • Fundraising Update:See above. 
  • Communications Update:Amy sending out communication regarding winter sport registration is open and Fall 5K registration. Amy will add events calendar to website.
  • Volunteer Update:See above. 
  • LABC Update:  Scott was unable to attend meeting. He will send minutes when they are available. 

Other:  Next GBCC Meeting will be held on Monday, November 18th at 6:30pm at PLHS in Room B107.  

 

GBCC Minutes

Girls Back Court Club

6:30pm PLHS Room B107

Monday, September 16, 2019

Attendees:Jason Kuboushek (President), Amy Crosby (Secretary), Ryan Peterburs (Treasurer), Tony Hauschildt (Fundraising Coordinator), Ronda Brostrom (Volunteer Coordinator), Scott Kulstad (LABC Rep), Ethan Walker, Aaron Schroeder

At the beginning of the meeting, the GBCC meeting minutes from the August meeting were approved by Ryan and seconded by Ronda.

2019 -20 Season Updates:

  • Fall 5K:Coach Walker reported that the first annual All Sports 5k will be on October 26th. All athletes are encouraged to attend. It’s $25 per athlete and they receive a t-shirt. The funds will be used to benefit the new activity center (scoreboards, mats, cages, weight room equipment, technology, etc.). Coach Walker would like each player to get two sponsors at for any amount (go fund me page). 
  • Team Picnic/Epilepsy Drive Recap:Pot luck went well and rental of space was $80. Epilepsy truck was almost full. Next year suggest a challenge to get more participation from players. ETA of funds is mid-November. 
  • Coaching Staff:Peter Linskey has been hired as the new JV coach. He was part time in the summer and is now full time. John Stokes has been hired as the new 9thgrade coach.
  • Hopkins Jamboree:JV/V are booked to participated in this. $60.
  • Team Gear:Coach Walker meeting with a rep this week with a plan of all orders to be in and placed by 11/18. Gear would arrive near Thanksgiving.
  • Fall MBCA Coaching Clinic:Up to $700 approved by Scott and seconded by Ronda for helping cover the cost of all coaches to attend this clinic 10/25 & 10/26.  
  • HUDL Subscription:Approval for HUDL Subscription for up to $2200 made by Ronda, seconded by Amy. 
  • Fall Open Gyms:All have supervisors booked and Walker will get basketballs and gyms ready each night. 
  • Breakdown League:Teams and schedules to be sent out late September/early October. 40 girls have paid and are participating. 
  • 2019/2020 Fundraising:Papa Murphy cards—2 per player (handing out after rosters are final) Fall MYAS tournament—we did not get this tournament, Breakfast Bash—holding off for now, State tournament & Super Saver tournament—booked for weekend of 3/8, Chipotle Night (33% goes back to the team)—Tony checking on available date, Sponsorships—Scott working with Hofschilds on asking previous sponsors, Jason acquiring list of do not calls and previous sponsors (1/8 page=$150, ¼ page=$300, ½ page=$500). 
  • Football Raffle:Tony working on flyer, Jason making signs and setting up table at football game. Pre-sale is available (just not at HS), drawing at half time, Jason handling communication with Bruce (announcer)
  • 2019/2020 Proposed Season Calendar Review: Updated team calendar with theme nights and PAC parties. 
  • Social Media Accounts:Suzi Furber handling team accounts.  

Committee Reports:

  • Financials: LABC charges came through with some unanticipated changes. Balance of roughly $2400, need to pay HUDL $2200, need epilepsy and raffle income as soon as possible. 
  • Fundraising Update: See above. 
  • Communications Update: Amy sending out communication regarding football raffle, breakdown league, and any additional communication. 
  • Volunteer Update: Ronda setting up and sending out sign up genius for PLAY girls basketball tournament for all players (volunteer give back). 
  • LABC Update:  See LABC minutes for more details. 

Other:  Next GBCC Meeting will be held on Monday, October 21stat 6:30pm at PLHS in Room B107.  

 

GBCC Minutes

Girls Back Court Club

6:30pm Prior Lake City Hall  

Monday, August 20th, 2019

Attendees:Jason Kuboushek (President), Amy Crosby (Secretary), Ryan Peterburs (Treasurer), Tony Hauschildt, Ethan Walker, Suzi Furber, Michele Brynteson, Trevor Knutson

At the beginning of the meeting, the GBCC meeting minutes from the June meeting were approved by Amy and seconded by Ryan.

Open Board Position:Tony Hauschildt named as the new Fundraising Coordinator approved by Jason and seconded by Amy.

LABC Update:  See LABC minutes for more details. 

2019 -20 Season Updates:

  • Summer Training:Coach Walker reported that it was fun and went well. Lots of girls. New things and changes will be implemented for next year including LP (and bigger weight room will help with spac). Coach Walker also updated that Coach Schaefer took a job closer to home, so he is hiring for a JV coach who will be named soon.
  • BBQ Sign up/Invite?RSVP (9/18/19):Determined that we would have a pot luck instead of catering done by Mr. Pig. Ronda will send out sign up genius for main dish/drinks/paper goods/deserts/sides. Space has already been reserved at Lakefront Park.
  • Epilepsy Drive (9/12 & 9/14):Space reserved in parking lot by Jason, Tony creating social media flyer and reaching out to PL American. Amy sending out flyer to team to promote event, hand out and post flyers. Jason has banners and yard signs to use. Ronda creating sign up genius for volunteers (9/14 4-7, 9/15 8-11 & 11-2). 
  • Fall Open Gyms:Coach Walker is setting up open gym times to start mid-Sep. Ronda sending out sign up genius for adult volunteers to monitor once dates are finalized.
  • Breakdown League:39 girls have signed up. We will have 4 teams: 2 Varsity, 1 JV and 1 9th. (Levels available to play are V, JV and 9.) Communication will be sent after 9/15 when everyone is paid in full.  
  • 2019/2020 Fundraising:Papa Murphy cards—2 per player (handing out after rosters are final) Music Fest tickets—18 sold affiliated with GBCC, Epilepsy Drive (see above), Fall MYAS tournament—Scott coordinating with LABC for 9/22, Football ticket raffle—Tony creating promotional ideas around this (2 tickets for Packer/Bears game at Lambeau to be raffled at $10 per ticket at homecoming football game), Breakfast Bash—holding off for now, State tournament & Super Saver tournament—booked for weekend of 3/8. Coach Walker also shared that an All Sports 5k will take place on Oct. 26 from 8-11, where all athletes encouraged to get 4 sponsors and will help cover additional costs needed for all sports and new facilities. 
  • 2019/2020 Proposed Season Calendar Review: Try Outs begin 11/4 for 9thgrade and the following week for 10th-12thgrades, Jason confirming pictures date, Coach Walker confirming Hopkins Jamboree participation, JV/V will have an afternoon practice the Saturday of Thanksgiving, St. Olaf Invitational was shortened by one day for 2019 (Coach Walker looking for other options for 2020)
  • Social Media Accounts:Amy taking over from Michelle. Jason can help. Michelle getting Amy Senior templates. 

Committee Reports:

  • Financials:No changes to 2019-20 budget from June meeting.  Have received 14 of 39 payments for Fall Breakdown league.
  • Fundraising Update:Tony Hauschildt is our new Fundraising Coordinator. Working on flyers for the Epilepsy Drive (sharing with PL American) and promotional materials for FB ticket raffle. 
  • Communications Update:Amy sending out communication regarding the season with updates to all families (Epilepsy Drive, Team Picnic, volunteering commitments, try out dates & registration, gear, etc.
  • Volunteer Update:Ronda sending out sign up genius for Team Picnic & Epilepsy Drive. Coach Walker shared that the V/JV players will be volunteering during the year with PLAY teams by going to their games. He’ll be implementing a Big Sister/Little Sister program within the HS team as well as with PLAY (teams). 

Other:  Next GBCC Meeting will be held on Monday, September 16that 6:30pm at PLHS Room B107.  

 

GBCC Minutes

Girls Back Court Club

6:30pm Laker Tavern  

Monday, June 24th, 2019

Attendees: Jason Kuboushek (President), Amy Crosby (Secretary), Denise Nibbe (former Treasurer), Ronda Brostrom (Volunteer Coordinator), Scott Kulstad (LABC Rep), Ryan Peterburs (Treasurer elect), Ethan Walker, Michele Brynteson

At the beginning of the meeting, the GBCC meeting minutes from the May meeting were approved by Scott and seconded by Ryan.

2019 -20 Season Updates:

  • Summer Training:Laker Performance is crowded. Good problem, need a solution. All girls’ programs are together.
  • Fall Training:Coach Walker is setting up open gym times in August.
  • Breakdown League:Limit to 40 girls, 4 teams @ $60 per player. Amy sending out sign up in August with money due back to GBCC by September 15thonce players are confirmed on teams. 
  • Board Positions:Fundraising coordinator position still open. Amy sending out communication asking for volunteers.  
  • 2019/2020 Fundraising:Papa Murphy cards (2 per player), Music Fest ticket push, Epilepsy Drive set, Fall MYAS tournament—Scott coordinating with LABC. Kwik Trip card being researched more by Coach Walker. Breakfast Bash potentially could be held in fall, discuss more in August. Coach Walker secured two donated tickets to the Packers/Bears game to use as a raffle at the homecoming game. Coach Walker verifying with Russ Reetz that we are able to hold the raffle due to LABC limits on raffles. 
  • 2019/2020 Budget:Reviewed proposed budget for 2019-2020. Budgeted fundraising includes Music Fest ticket sales, Epilepsy drive, Pizza cards, Sponsors, MYAS tournaments to yield roughly $9400. Expenditures include Huddle, Jamboree, Picnic, Posters, Programs, Theme nights, Team bonding dinners (out), Scrapbooks, Away game meals, Banquet, PT Coach netting an estimated total of $8100. With an estimated incoming balance of roughly $3000, this ends the season at an estimated projected balance of $4200. 

Committee Reports:

  • Financials:See above.
  • Fundraising Update:See above.
  • Communications Update:Amy sending out separate email re Fundraising Coordinator position, selling Music Fest tickets and Breakdown League (August). Social Media topics tabled until August.
  • Volunteer Update:None needed at this time.

LABC Update:  See LABC minutes for more details. 

Other:  Next GBCC Meeting will be held on Tuesday, August 20that 6:30pm at PL City Hall.  

 

GBCC Minutes

Girls Back Court Club

6:30pm PLHS Room 126  

Monday, May 20th, 2019

Attendees:Jason Kuboushek (President), Amy Crosby (Secretary), Denise Nibbe (Treasurer), Ronda Brostrom (Volunteer Coordinator), Scott Kulstad (LABC Rep), Ryan Peterburs (9thGrade Team Parent), Ethan Walker, Marcy Pawlyshn, Dennis Trabing, Kim Zupan, Dan Stein, Tony Hauschildt, Emily Kulstad, Haidyn Pitsch

At the beginning of the meeting, the GBCC meeting minutes from the April meeting were approved by Ronda and seconded by Ryan.

2019 Season Updates:

  • New Logo Reveal: Coach Walker unveiled the new girl’s basketball logo: PL anchor with Prior Lake Lakers on it.
  • Fastdraw subscription:Proposed by Coach Walker who has used it in the past. Scott/Jason moved to put in the budget for next year. Roughly $100 per year.
  • Possible PT coach:Proposed by Coach Walker. Would be for scouting/practice coach. This person is helping this summer two days/week. Coached in Roseville for 7 years. Tabled to discuss when setting budget for next year. Coach Walker also will be making a push at the conference meeting to start sharing film among the teams. Boys do this. College coaches prefer this so it helps the players in understanding and learning how to read film. He will be pushing to change the bylaws on the girls’ side. 
  • Yoga Instruction:Coach Walker proposed for one time during the week during the season (i.e. Saturday mornings). Also tabled to discuss during next season’s budget discussion. 
  • Summer Training:All information confirmed and set up online. Amy resending out to families (7-12). Laker Performance encouraged, basketball following LP in the 9-12 window depending on position. 
  • Fall Training/Breakdown League:Coach Walker encouraging continued Laker Performance and open gyms. PT coach could run open gyms. He is requesting gym space with district. Breakdown league will be like in the past—4 teams. No summer Breakdown league. Also considering Pacesetter Invite (August). 
  • BBQ Date:Sunday 9/8/18.
  • Board Positions:Ryan Peterburs volunteered for the vacated Treasurer position. Scott approved, Jason seconded and approved by all. Denise will train Ryan over the summer. Fundraising Coordinator position is still available. 
  • 2019/2020 Fundraising:Papa Murphy cards (2 per player), Music Fest ticket push, Epilepsy Drive set, Fall MYAS tournament—Scott coordinating with LABC. Numerous other ideas discussed and to be considered in planning 2019/2020 calendar & budget as well as when new Fundraising Coordinator comes on board: Kwik Trip card, breakfast bash, football raffle, 5k planning for overall athletics program, Game Day media programs. 

Committee Reports:

  • Financials: Denise reported after all expenditures are paid, the account balance will be $3158.12.
  • Fundraising Update: see above
  • Communications Update: Amy sending out separate email re summer training, Music Fest tickets, board position update, and important dates/info for next season. Motion made by Scott and approved by Amy to add parameters around social media to next meeting agenda.
  • Volunteer Update: None needed at this time.

LABC Update:  Scott updated including Coach Walker’s announcement, volunteers needed for Lakefront Days parade, poster sponsorship workflow changes, and complete audit. See LABC minutes for more details.  

Other:  Next GBCC Meeting will be held on June 24th@ 6:30pm at Laker Tavern.  

 

GBCC Minutes

Girls Back Court Club

6:30pm PLHS Room 126  

Monday, April 15th, 2019

Attendees:Jason Kuboushek (President), Amy Crosby (Secretary), Denise Nibbe (Treasurer), Ryan Peterburs (9thGrade Team Parent), Ethan Walker

At the beginning of the meeting, the GBCC meeting minutes from the March meeting were approved by Denise and seconded by Ryan.

2019 Season Updates:

  • Year End Banquet Recap:  Feedback on venue, food and décor was positive. Price is very good. 
  • Season Wrap Up/Recap: 
    • Practice Jerseys: 33 of 40 are paid. 5 total returns and 2 unknowns. Denise & Amy will research the unknowns. 
    • Coach Status/Process Update: Posting closes on 4/28, phone screens week of 4/29, interviews the week of 5/8 (two rounds). Ideally hire by 5/15. 
    • Summer/Fall Training, Breakdown, Summer BBQ: 7-8:30 strength ( Laker Performance) with the PL girls sports group, gym booked 9-12 if needed by new coach during the weeks of Laker Performance. Wait to set date on BBQ until new coach is hired. Wait to commit/plan for fall training until new coach is hired.  
  • Fundraising 2019-2020: Discussed the following fundraising options for next season: 100 Papa Murphy gift cards (sell 2 per player), continue to sell MusicFest tickets via link promotion, Epilepsy Drive is scheduled, add a fall MYAS tournament (available June/July). Also discussed a breakfast bash option if needed. Tabled these additional ideas for next meeting. Jason is going to talk to a parent about being the sponsor lead for next season. 
  • Board Positions: Fundraising coordinator and Treasurer positions are open.  

Committee Reports:

  • Financials: Denise reported after all expenditures are paid, the account balance will be $3263.12. Check received from MYAS state tournament was $4524.12—larger than anticipated given TOMS location and sharing revenues with the Boy’s Basketball Booster club. 
  • Fundraising Update: see above
  • Communications Update: Amy sending out separate email about the open board positions. PLAY providing email addresses for incoming freshmen and Amy will send out welcome email to that group. Summer training information will also be emailed regarding Laker Performance. Thank you note was received and shared from our announcer for the signed poster. 
  • Volunteer Update: Ronda was absent, however, no updates needed at this time.
  • LABC Update:  Scott was absent, however, no updates needed at this time. 

Other:  Next GBCC Meeting will be held on May 20th, 2019 @ PLHS Room 126 @ 6:30.  

 

GBCC Minutes

Girls Back Court Club

7:30pm PLHS Room 126  

Monday, March 11th, 2018

Attendees:Jason Kuboushek (President), Amy Crosby (Secretary), Denise Nibbe (Treasurer), Ronda Brostrom (Volunteer Coordinator), Scott Kulstad, (LABC Rep), Ryan Peterburs (9thGrade Team Parent), Mike Wilhelm, Trevor Knutson

At the beginning of the meeting, the GBCC meeting minutes from the February meeting were approved by Ryan and seconded by Amy.

2019 Season Updates:

  • 9th Grade Team Update:  Ryan reported the season ended at 18-3.
  • 10th Grade Team Update: Denise reported a great season. 
  • Senior Night:Too much pizza was ordered (order less next year). Read parent tributes (re do the questions next year for the players). 
  • MYAS State Tournament Recap:One incident where no volunteers showed up. Need to better understand how tournaments get selected by sport and identify this longer term (Russ/Scott).
  • Year End Banquet:118 RSVP’s, set up at 5pm, Ben Schnackenberg setting up video, photo book vendor (Dunn Semmington) selected for much cheaper printing rate. 
  • Practice Jerseys:  $3700 invoice for 40 jerseys. Denise/Amy reconciling with players/families at banquet. 
  • Fundraising/Board Position:9/13 Epilepsy Drive set—truck should be closer to FB field given construction. Add fall MYAS tournament (schedule these in June/July per Scott). 
  • Summer Training/Staffing:Laker Performance—the girl’s basketball LP will be rolled into the girl’s sports LP. Jason working with Russ to reserve gym space per last year’s use for incoming staff (Breakfast Club and camps TBD). Staffing timeline has been put in place by Russ and communication will be sent out when incoming coach is hired. 

Financial Update:  Denise provided a financial update. Jersey payments need to be received to bring our fund balance close to 0 or slightly above at the end of the season. 

Communications Update:  Thank you notes sent to sponsors (Jason and Therresa K. coordinated this effort). Amy communicating with Michele to push Music Fest ticket sales link on social media. Amy communicating with families re year end banquet reminder, jersey payment information and Coach Gidley’s resignation (sending on behalf of Coach Gidley). Russ sending out year end survey to parents. 

Volunteer Update: Ronda provided. See above. 

Fundraising UpdateSee notes above re MYAS tournament addition and Epilipsy Drive.

LABC Update:  Scott reported that meetings will now be held every other month. Next meeting is in May. Athena award recipient announced, 4/17 is the spring signing day, the upper lot will be fenced out post thaw and 5 of 8 scoreboard sponsors said yes. Also, all Music Fest volunteer slots are already taken. Change to offering a pass for all events, all year (grade 9-12 students, with the exception of football and hockey).  0-5 are free, 55+ can get in a free with a pass they get from the office (residents only). All programs can offer one night where PLAY youth get in free. 

Other:  Next GBCC Meeting will be held on April 15th, 2019 @ PLHS Room 126 @ 6:30.  

 

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6:30pm PLHS Room 126  

Monday, February 18th, 2018

Attendees:Jason Kuboushek (President), Annette Hofschild (Out-going President), Amy Crosby (Secretary), Denise Nibbe (Treasurer), Kathi Hanson (Fundraising Coordinator), Ronda Brostrom (Volunteer Coordinator), Scott Kulstad, (LABC Rep), Chris Hofschild, Ryan Peterburs (9thGrade Team Parent) 

At the beginning of the meeting, the GBCC meeting minutes from the January meeting were approved by Denise and seconded by Kathi.  

2019 Season Updates:

  • 9th Grade Team Update:  4 pasta dinners, 16-3, 2 games left, no year end tournament
  • 10th Grade Team Update: 2 losses on year 
  • Pink Out/PLAY Night:$682 bake sale profit, sold extra tshirts, donated leftovers to Keystone. 
  • Senior Night:Posters $210, Banners $560, Balls $400,, leaves roughtly $150 for pizza, etc.
  • Year End Scrapbooks:Schnackenbergs hosting, date set. 
  • Year End Banquet:Evite sent, GBCC pays for players and coaches (and coaches’ families). Checks mailed to Denise for parents and their families in attendance. $18 per person. Pasta bar at the Wild’s. Heather McKiernan making cupcakes for all players. Decorate at 5pm.
  • Board Opening (Fundraising Coordinator):Kathi fulfilling this year’s term and will need replacement for next year. Reaching out to a few people. 

Financial Update:  Denise provided a financial update. Ending balance currently $8,508.82 with spending projected to take us to around $6,200 prior to our tournament fundraising events. Still collecting from families who haven’t paid for fall training. 

Communications Update:  Good feedback on social media postings from Michele Brynteson.  Thank you notes to sponsors going out from the girls (picture cards made by Terresa Kuboushek).

Volunteer Update:Ronda sending out assignments for MYAS Girls’ State Tournament. Smaller this year so will raise less money. 

Fundraising UpdateDate chosen for next year’s Epilepsy Fundraiser 9/13/19. Home football game vs. Wayzata.Scott reaching out about when additional tournaments would be added for fundraising (LABC). Ideally a fall tournament on a Saturday. Can do pizza cards again (max 100). Discussed doing a parent’s night out for school age kids at PLHS on a weekend night. Need to identify a parent to help solicit sponsors for 2019-2020. 

LABC Update:  No update.   

Other:  Next GBCC Meeting will be held on March 11th, 2019 @ PLHS Room 126 @ 7:30.  

 

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6:30pm PLHS Room 126  

Monday, January 21st, 2018

Attendees:Jason Kuboushek (President), Annette Hofschild (Out-going President), Amy Crosby (Secretary), Denise Nibbe (Treasurer), Kathi Hanson (Fundraising Coordinator), Ronda Brostrom (Volunteer Coordinator), Chris Hofschild, Ryan Peterburs (9thGrade Team Parent) 

At the beginning of the meeting, the GBCC meeting minutes from the December meeting were approved by Denise and seconded by Kathi.  

2019 Season Updates:

  • 9th Grade Team Update:  8-2, third pasta dinner today, Lakeville South tournament on Saturday (3 games), 1 more dinner in February and looking at year end tournament, Jason following up with Gidley. 
  • 10th Grade Team Update: Have lost 1 game. Held pasta dinner one week ago. 
  • Pizza Cards:6 left which can go to coaches, raffle if needed, and Dick Calrson (announcer)
  • Teacher Appreciation: Went smoothly and was well liked. Next year remind players that they can ask elementary and middle school staff. 
  • Pink Out/PLAY Night:T-shirts ordered by 1/25 (all coaches & JV/Varsity players required, GBBC buys coaches shirts), all proceeds go to Susan G. Komen (Sue Anderson’s 3 day Team) as charity, $5 per shirt goes to charity, bake sale proceeds (2 dozen individually wrapped per player) go to charity, volunteers needed for bake sale: 4-6:30, 6:30-9. Halftime: Chris getting local businesses to donate for raffle prizes, candy bars for three-point contest, and signed posters for raffle.
  • Senior Night:Balls have been ordered, Michele taking the lead and coordinating with junior parents. Further discussion regarding budget to be completed by next meeting.
  • Year End Banquet:$18 per person, same as last year, pasta, salad, bread buffet. They supply tablecloths, mirror with two votive candles. Kathi inquiring about additional décor from Stacy Garcia. Invite being sent out by Amy.
  • Board Opening (Fundraising Coordinator):Kathi fulfilling this year’s term and will need replacement for next year. 

Financial Update:  Denise provided a financial update.  Ending balance currently $8,508.82 with spending projected to take us to around $6,200 prior to our tournament fundraising events.MYAS tournament was cancelled. 

Communications Update:  Amy sending out reminder for Grainwood volunteer details, information on the MYAS tournament cancellation and reminder for MYAS State Tournament volunteer obligations. Amy sending out PINK Out/PLAY Night information (volunteers, bake sale, t-shirts, etc.) and Music fest Link. 

Volunteer Update: See above

Fundraising UpdateDate chosen for next year’s Epilepsy Fundraiser. 9/13/19: Home football game vs. Wayzata. Need Scott to work with LABC & Schaffs to get another fall tournament for fundraising efforts. . Also need to have the Varsity/JV write thank you notes to this year’s sponsors. Jason coordinating.

LABC Update:  No update.   

Other:  Next GBCC Meeting will be held on February 18th, 2019 @ PLHS Room 126 @ 6:30.  

 

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6:30pm PLHS Room 126  

Monday, December 17th, 2018

Attendees:  Annette Hofschild (Out-going President)Jason Kuboushek (President), Michele Brynteson (Out-going Secretary), Amy Crosby, (Secretary), Denise Nibbe (Treasurer), Scott Kulstad (VP-LABC Representative), Kathi Hanson (Fundraising Coordinator), Ronda Brostrom (Volunteer Coordinator), Chris Hofschild, Ryan Peterburs (9thGrade Team Parent) 

At the beginning of the meeting, the GBCC meeting minutes from the November meeting were approved by Kathi and seconded by Denise.  

2019 Season Updates:

  • 9th Grade Team Update: Record of 4-1. Only loss is to Wayzata. 1 injury, but player is returning in January. Had two pasta dinners & more scheduled. Going to the Gopher’s women’s basketball game this Saturday. 
  • 10th Grade Team Update: Record of 4-1. Pasta dinner last week with another scheduled for January. 
  • Varisty/JV:Leadership speaker 12/20 paid for by Russ. Team pasta dinners/events on calendar.
  • Teacher Appreciation: Set up cookies/water upstairs immediately after announcements, $15 Target gift cards in gift bags for teachers—Kathi taking lead on this. 
  • Away Game Meals: Purchasing meals from Laker Cafe for Varsity/JV away games, total cost/game estimate of $87. Leadership Team bringing meals from Laker Café to bus. Exception: Baldy’s at Lakeville South.
  • Team Breakfasts:Varsity/JV Saturday practices—handling on a one off basis.
  • Halftime Activities:Starters throw out small balls, Kathi purchasing and will begin on 1/8. 
  • Senior Banners:Team banner is done, no senior banners hanging in gym this year (per Russ).
  • Year End Banquet:Ben S. confirmed he is making video. Contacting Stacy Garcia regarding décor availability.
  • Board Opening (Fundraising Coordinator):Ryan reaching out to 9thgrade parents. 

Financial Update:  Denise provided a financial update.  Ending balance currently $8,508.82 with spending projected to take us to around $6,200 prior to our tournament fundraising events.Fall training & breakdown payments are still being collected.

Communications Updates:  Amy sending updates re Teacher Appreciation Night, volunteer requirements/assignments reminder (Grainwood Family Fun Night, 2 MYAS tournaments with dates), Pizza Card distribution and PAC party invite. Michele will continue handling social media accounts.

Volunteer Update: Amy to send email informing families of additional 1-day tournament added to raise funds for the program.  Shifts will be assigned for both the January and March State Tournament.  Families will be responsible for swapping shifts if they are not available for their assigned time.  The State Tournament is March 2ndand 3rdand the additional tournament is January 26th.  Grainwood family night is planned for January 24th.  All teams volunteer to help with different stations such as bouncy houses, face painting, etc.     

Fundraising Update:  Additional Papa Murphy cards will be sold by families.  Each family will be assigned to sell 2 cards. 

LABC Update:  No update.   

Other:  Next GBCC Meeting will be held on January 21st, 2019 @ PLHS Room 126 @ 6:30.  

 

 

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6:30pm PLHS Room 126  

Monday, November 19th, 2018

Attendees:  Annette Hofschild (Out-going President)Jason Kuboushek (President), Michele Brynteson (Secretary), Denise Nibbe (Treasurer), Scott Kulstad (VP-LABC Representative), Kathi Hanson Fundraising Coordinator) Chris Hofschild, Amy Crosby, Maria Zang, Ryan Peterbrus (9thGrade Team Parent) 

At the beginning of the meeting, the GBCC meeting minutes from the October meeting were approved by Scott and seconded by Michele.  

Financial Update:  Denise provided a financial update.  Beginning checkbook balance in July was $8,735.84.  The estimated balance after projected expenses and income is $3,583.85.  Fall training & breakdown payments are still being collected.  

Communications Updates:  Website update to add 2018-2019 teams.  Added team pictures following the meeting.  Communications sent on season schedule and breakdown tip-off following board meeting.  

Volunteer Update: Ronda to send email informing families of additional 1-day tournament added to raise funds for the program.  Shifts will be assigned for both the January and March State Tournament.  Families will be responsible for swapping shifts if they are not available for their assigned time.  The State Tournament is March 2ndand 3rdand the additional tournament is January 26th.  Grainwood family night is planned for January 24th.  All teams volunteer to help with different stations such as bouncy houses, face painting etc.     

Fundraising Update:  Additional Papa Murphy cards will be sold by families.  Each family will be assigned to sell 2 cards.  Kathi to send an email following the meeting.  Jan 26thtournament confirmed.  Ronda will coordinate volunteers.

2017-2018 Priorities/Planning: 

  • Season Calendar:  Season calendar sent to families following the meeting.  Will update as needed throughout the season.  The calendar includes PAC parties, Half Time Activities, Varsity Pasta Dinners, Pink Out, Senior Night, Teacher Appreciation and other events throughout the season.    
  • End of Season Banquet:  Set for March 18th@ the Wilds    
  • Stats and Game Recording:  Scott will reach out to Coach Gidley and Reetz to ensure these items are covered by someone.  
  • Away Game Food:  A limit of $100 per game was approved for Varsity team.  
  • Senior Banners:  Kathi will reach out to Reetz to clarify if we can bring banners on game days and hang. An alternative of a tripod for the banners was discussed. Cost of the tripods are $125.  
  • Season Programs:  Annette will finalize the program with Sue Anderson.  Advertisers need to be secured by Friday November 23rdbecause the digital files need to be sent to Sue by then.  
  • Board Openings: Still need a volunteer for the Fundraising Coordinator.  An email vote followed the board meeting to confirm Amy Crosby as incoming Secretary to replace Michele Brynteson.  Transition will be worked on during the month of December.      

LABC Update:  There was a new form to secure funding for sports programs from the LABCC. Guidelines were set on what would be funded.  Funding can be requested the months of Aug, Nov and March.    

Other:  Next GBCC Meeting will be held on December 17th, 2018 @ PLHS Room 126 @ 6:30.  

 

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6:30pm PLHS Room 126  

Monday, October 8th, 2018

Attendees:  Annette Hofschild (Out-going President), Jason Kuboushek (President), Michele Brynteson (Secretary), Denise Nibbe (Treasurer), Scott Kulstad (VP-LABC Representative), Ronda Brostrom (Volunteer Coordinator) Chris Hofschild, Jason Kuboushek

At the beginning of the meeting, the GBCC meeting minutes from the September meeting were approved by Denise and seconded by Michele. 

Financial Update:  Denise provided a financial update.  As of the end of July, the checking account balance is $8,735.84.  Estimated balance after expenses and income for fall training and breakdown is $7,892.63.  Following the meeting there was approval for an additional Varsity coach which will incur an expense of $5,007.60 for the season. 

Communications Updates:  Following the meeting a communication was sent to families with the opportunity to advertise in this seasons program or poster.  Cost of advertising is 1/8 $150, 1/4 $300, 1/2 $500, Full $750. 

Volunteer Update:  It was decided that the girls would sell Papa Murphy’s cards and manage clocks for the PLAY tournament.  Communications will be sent for signing up for clocks for the PLAY tournament and selling pizza cards.  PLAY tournament is Nov 10th and 11th.  If we do not sell all Papa Murphy’s cards girls will go out selling door to door following the Jamboree on November 17th. 

Fundraising UpdateThe program earned $1,080 from the Epilepsy drive which was down about $400 from last year.  However, last year we secured donations from EP & PL football families due to starting & communicating the drive during the Friday home game against EP.  Papa Murphy’s fundraiser updates in Volunteer Update.      

2017-2018 Priorities/Planning: 

  • Season Calendar:  Sent out an email to Varsity parents asking for volunteers to host PAC parties and Pasta dinners during the season.  Annette followed up with a meeting with senior parents to schedule additional ones. 
  • Pictures: Scheduled for Friday evening November 16th. 
  • Laker Gear:  Link to Laker Gear store will be sent following tryouts and leadership committee selection.    
  • Board Openings:  Still need volunteers for Fundraiser and Secretary positions.    

LABC Update:  LABC meetings are being changed to the 2nd Monday of the month which is in conflict with the GBCC meetings.  Any team fundraising events need to be communicated to the activities department to ensure there are no conflicts or competition between sports for the same fundraiser.  Charlies is hosting a winter sport kick-off event on the 19th of November.  A percentage of the sales go to the LABC and there will be a discount offered for $5 off a $20 or more tab.  They are holding some additional promotions through the year $2 off Tuesdays and ticket stub Friday’s for $5 off $20. 

Other:  Next GBCC Meeting will be held on November 19th, 2018 @ PLHS Room 126. 

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6:30pm TOMS Media Center  

Monday, September 10th, 2018

Attendees:  Annette Hofschild (President), Kathi Hanson (Fundraising Coordinator) Michele Brynteson (Secretary), Denise Nibbe (Treasurer), Scott Kulstad (GBB LABC Representative), Chris Hofschild, Jason Kuboushek

At the beginning of the meeting, the GBCC meeting minutes from the September meeting were approved by Kathi and seconded by Michele. 

Financial Update:  Denise provided a financial update.  As of the end of July, the checking account balance is $8,735.84.  Estimated balance after expenses and income is $7,952.63.  Finalized the proposed budget for 2018-2019 season.  Proposed budget estimates income of $9,000 for the year and expenses of $9,800 for a deficit of $800 for the season.  Coach Gidley communicated there may be a $2,000 expense for Hudl’s camera system that is not included in the proposed budget.    

Communications Updates:  Pre-season communication approved at the meeting and sent following it.  Breakdown teams will be finalized and communicated following.  Still in need of a volunteer to fill the Fundraising position. 

Volunteer Update:  All spots filled for the Epilepsy fundraiser.

Fundraising UpdateAll logistics are set for the Epilepsy drive.  Truck will be at High School Friday evening.  Discussed adding an additional tournament and Papa Murphy’s fundraiser to bring in additional income.      

2017-2018 Priorities/Planning: 

  • GBCC By-Laws:  GBCC by-laws approved by Russ Reetz and posted to the website. 
  • Fall Breakdown:  Teams finalized following the meeting and sent to families.  Will send schedules and cost per player as the amount is determined and schedules are posted.    
  • Season Calendar:  Scheduled Teacher Appreciation night for January 8th, Pink-Out for February 8th and Senior Night for February 22nd.  Will schedule other events (PAC Parties, Pasta Dinners, etc) next meeting.
  • Laker Gear:  Leadership committee will meet to select warm-ups.  New shooting shirts for Varsity will be purchased with names on the back which will be purchased by families.  Old shooting shirts will be passed down to younger teams. 
  • Board Openings:  Following the meeting the board voted and approved the following board positions:  Jason Kuboushek; President & Scott Kulstad; Vice President.  The Fundraising Coordinator is still open. 

LABC Update:  Financials for the year are wrapped up for the LABC.  Each sport has $1,000 allotted to them.   No banners allowed for seniors in the gym.  Team banner can be up all year.  Banners can be hung for senior night and end of year banquet.  Each program is required to secure 3 sponsors for team posters. 

Other:  Next GBCC Meeting will be held on October 8th, 2018 @ PLHS Room 126. 

 

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6:30pm Lakers Tavern & Pizza  

Monday, August 13th, 2018

Attendees:  Annette Hofschild (President), Kathi Hanson (Fundraising Coordinator) Michele Brynteson (Secretary), Scott Kulstad (GBB LABC Representative), Chris Hofschild, Haley Kulstad, Ronnie Miller

At the beginning of the meeting, the GBCC meeting minutes from the June meeting were approved by Kathi and seconded by Michele. 

Financial Update:  Annette provided a financial update.  As of the end of July, the checking account balance is approximately $8,400.  Reviewed the proposed budget.  Annette will communicate some minor updates to Denise for another review in September to finalize.    

Communications Updates:  Michele to send a communication to families on Fall Breakdown and a picnic RSVP reminder.  Shared pre-season communication with Board Members for their review.  Edits to be suggested following meeting via email.  Email sent requesting volunteers to fill upcoming Board positions; President, VP, Fundraising Coordinator.

Volunteer Update:  No updates.

Fundraising UpdateKathi is the planning process for the 15th of September.  She will work with Ronda to get a sign-up genius for volunteering.  Will coordinate a date for bag assembly and distribution.    

Communications Update:  Evite and training emails sent following the meeting.  Will start recruiting for replacement board positions in the Fall (VP/GBB LABC Rep and Fundraising)

2017-2018 Priorities/Planning: 

  • St Ben’s Sweet 16 Tournament:  Varsity team placed 5th at the tournament.  They won 3 and lost 1.  
  • Fall Picnic:  Will be held at Lakefront pavilion at 5:30 September 9th.  Pavillion is reserved and Annette is getting quotes on BBQ meat.  Families to bring a dish to share. 
  • GBCC By-Laws:  Annette will send to Russ the by-laws for his review.  Once they are approved by Russ they will be posted to the GBCC section of the PLHS Girls Basketball page. 
  • Fall Breakdown:  Michele sent out communication to families informing them we will be participating in Fall Breakdown and asked for confirmation on players intent to participate. 
  • Season Calendar:  Annette will start to put together a calendar to be discussed next meeting. 

LABC Update:  No updates

Other:  Next GBCC Meeting will be held on September 10th, 2018 @ TOMS Media Center

 

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6:30pm PLHS Lecture Hall  

Monday, June 11th, 2018

Attendees:  Annette Hofschild (President), Denise Nibbe (Treasurer), Michele Brynteson (Secretary), Scott Kulstad (VP/GBB LABC Representative), Jason Kuboushek

At the beginning of the meeting, the GBCC meeting minutes from the May meeting were approved by Denise and seconded by Michele. 

Financial Update:  Denise Nibbe provided a financial update.  As of the end of April, the checking account balance is approximately $8,055.  From July of 2017 to June 2018 the booster club spent an estimated $8,208.44.  Denise put together a proposed budget for the 2018-2019 season which will be reviewed at the August meeting.  

Volunteer Update:  No updates (Coach Gidley will coordinate Lakefront Days Parade participation).  

Fundraising UpdateNo updates.  Kathi is starting to plan for the Epilepsy event.  

Communications Update:  Evite and training emails sent following the meeting.  Will start recruiting for replacement board positions in the Fall (VP/GBB LABC Rep and Fundraising)

2017-2018 Priorities/Planning: 

  • St Ben’s Sweet 16 Tournament:  Varsity team will participate in the St. Ben’s Sweet 16 tournament on the 4th and 5th of August. 
  • Fall Picnic:  Will be held at Lakefront pavilion at 5:30 September 9th.  Pavillion is reserved Annette will look into catering options for the main course.  Families will be asked to bring a dish to share.  Board members will bring volleyballs, basketballs or yard games for entertainment.
  • Summer/Fall Training:  Late summer fall training with CRF will be offered again this season.  Details on training sent to families.  Training will be held at SACS. 
  • GBCC By-Laws:  Jason Kubuoshek completed the By-Laws and they were reviewed during the meeting.  Board members approved the By-Laws via email following the meeting.  As a result of the new By-Laws a new role of VP has been created role. 

LABC Update:  No updates

Other:  Next GBCC Meeting will be held on August 13th @ 6:30pm @ Laker Restaurant

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6:30pm PLHS Lecture Hall  

Monday, May 14th, 2018

Attendees:  Annette Hofschild (President), Denise Nibbe (Treasurer), Ronda Brostrom (Volunteer Coordinator), Michele Brynteson (Secretary) Scott Kulstad (LABC Represenatative), Kathi Hanson (Fundraising Coordinator) Chris Hofschild, Jason Kuboushek, Trevor Knutson, Kathie Moss

At the beginning of the meeting, the GBCC meeting minutes from the February and March meeting were approved by Denise and seconded by Ronda. 

Financial Update:  Denise Nibbe provided a financial update.  As of the end of April, the checking account balance is approximately $8,195.84.  From July of 2017 to April 2018 the booster club spent approximately $8,278.44.  

Volunteer Update:  No updates, lakefront parade participation will be communicated to the players by Coach Gidley.  Varsity and JV teams will not be able to participate due to competing in the St Ben’s Sweet Sixteen Tournament August 4th and 5th.  

Fundraising UpdateKathi is beginning to plan for the Epilepsy drive.  She will pick a date and start to communicate to families.  Desire to hold the event a weekend of a home game similar to last year as that was a success.  Also need to secure a larger truck so that we are able to fit all the collections in one truck.   

Communications Update:  Email sent with a save the date communication for fall pre-season BBQ sent to the parents following the meeting.  BBQ will be held on Sept 9th at 5:30. 

2017-2018 Priorities/Planning: 

  • St Ben’s Sweet 16 Tournament:  JV and Varsity teams have been invited to participate in the St. Ben’s Sweet 16 tournament on the 4th and 5th of August. 
  • Fall Picnic:  Will be held at Lakefront pavilion at 5:30 September 9th. 
  • Summer/Fall Training:  Late summer fall training with CRF will be offered again this season.  Details on location and dates still need to be finalized and will be communicated to families soon. 
  • Papa Murphy Fundraiser:  The fundraiser resulted in approximately $1,000 in funds raised for the program.  This was a fairly low effort fundraiser that resulted in a good return.  Discussion on doing another one for the 2018 – 2019 season in the fall or spring next year.  Discussed having tighter controls on passing out cards to sell and process to sell them.
  • GBCC By-Laws:  Jason Kubuoshek will complete a first draft of the by-laws based upon the Swim Booster club by-laws.  The board members will review and finalize the by-laws during the June GBCC meeting.     

LABC Update:  Financial audit was completed.  Expect tighter process for expenses.  By-laws for booster clubs need to be completed before start of school year.  New activities center is expected to open fall of 2020. 

Other:  Next GBCC Meeting will be held on June, 11th @ 6:30pm @ PLHS in the Lecture Hall

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6:30pm PLHS Lecture Hall  

Monday, April 9th, 2018

Attendees:  Annette Hofschild (President), Denise Nibbe (Treasurer), Ronda Brostrom (Volunteer Coordinator), Michele Brynteson (Secretary) Scott Kulstad (LABC Represenatative), Kathi Hanson (Fundraising Coordinator) Chris Hofschild, Mike Gidley

At the beginning of the meeting, the GBCC meeting minutes from the February and March meeting were approved by Ronda and seconded by Denise. 

Financial Update:  Denise Nibbe provided a financial update.  As of the end of March, the checking account balance is $9,622.31.  There are outstanding expenses of approximately $2,868.  There are outstanding deposits of approximately $5,722 for the MYAS fundraiser of $4,622.39 and an anticipated $1,100 for the Papa Murphy fundraiser which will leave the checking account at approximately $12,000.  

Volunteer Update:  MYAS fundraiser check was received for $4,622.39.  Coach Gidley will coordinate the girls walking in the Lakefront Parade. 

Fundraising UpdateRecapped the Papa Murphy fundraiser.  Missing approximately 7 cards that were either sold and funds have not been received or are outstanding and we need to collect from the players.  

Communications Update:  Email sent to incoming freshman families welcoming them to the program.  An additional email was sent with information on the Music Fest.  There will not be a spring meeting this season.  Instead communications on summer training will be sent.

2017-2018 Priorities/Planning: 

  • Year-End Banquet:  Year-end banquet was a huge success.  Discussed holding next year’s banquet at the Wild’s again on the Monday following the State Tournament (March 18th).  Ben agreed to be responsible for the video/slideshow and Stacey Garcia will be hired to decorate. 
  • Twitter & Facebook:  Following the meeting Kathi and Michele set up a twitter and facebook account to communicate news about the program & players from a fan perspective.
  • Summer Breakdown:  It was decided not to pursue summer breakdown games this year.  The program tried to participate in a summer breakdown tournament last year.  However, it was difficult to participate in due to AAU season. Fall breakdown will continue as it has previous years.      
  • Fall Picnic:  A fall picnic was decided upon at Lakefront Park similar to last year.  The date has not been confirmed but September 9th or 16th is being discussed.    
  • Summer/Fall Training:  Late summer fall training with CRF was discussed.  Details on location and dates still need to be determined. 

LABC Update:  Scott provided an update on the referendum planning.  The new activity center will be opening fall of 2020.  There will be new parking near the softball field and the facility will be 5,500 square feet with concessions and a hospitality room.  PLAY for Patrick; a heart testing event for players was held on April 21st.  Scott communicated that all booster clubs need to adopt booster club by-laws.  The GBCC will work on developing these over the spring/summer. 

Other:

Next GBCC Meeting will be held on May 12th @ 6:30pm @ PLHS in the Lecture Hall

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6:30pm Bonfire   

Monday, March 5th, 2018

Attendees:  Annette Hofschild (President), Denise Nibbe (Treasurer) , Ronda Brostrom (Volunteer Coordinator), Michele Brynteson (Secretary) Scott Kulstad (LABC Represenatative), Chris Hofschild

Financial Update:  Denise Nibbe provided a financial update.  As of end of February checking account balance is $9,410.90.  There are outstanding expenses of approximately $2,894 and deposit for the MYAS fundraiser anticipated between $2,000 – 3,000 which will leave the checking account just below $10,000.00

Volunteer Update:  MYAS tournament was a success.  Only feedback is it may have been overstaffed. 

Fundraising UpdateNo updates

Communications Update:  Sent Banquet RSVP reminders following meeting.  Most families had RSVP’d as of the meeting. 

2017-2018 Priorities/Planning: 

 

  • 9th Grade Team Updates: No updates   
  • 10th Grade Team Updates: No updates
  • Season Activities/Actions: 
  • Year-End Banquet:  Discussed final details for banquet.  Banquet attendance will be close to 110.  Stacey Garcia in charge of decorations.  Kathi Hanson is taking care of purchasing the cupcakes and finalizing the scrapbooks.  Michele Brynteson will print pictures for the tables.  Following the meeting Ben Schnackenberg offered to create the end of season slideshow presentation. 
  • LABC Update:  Scott purchased the Papa Murphy’s cards for the girls to fundraise.          

Other:

Next GBCC Meeting will be held on April, 9th @ 6:30pm @ PLHS in the Lecture Hall

 

GBCC Minutes

Girls Back Court Club

6:30pm PLHS Lecture Hall   

Monday, February 12th, 2018

 

Attendees:  Annette Hofschild (President), Denise Nibbe (Treasurer) Kathi Hanson (Fundraising Coordinator), Ronda Brostrom (Volunteer Coordinator), Michele Brynteson (Secretary) Scott Kulstad, Coach Gidley

At the beginning of the meeting, the GBCC meeting minutes from the January 8th, meeting were approved by Ronda and seconded by Kathi. 

Financial Update:  Denise Nibbe provided a financial update.  January checking account balance is 11,593.12.  There are outstanding expenses of approximately $3,831.42 and deposits of $1,455.00 for t-shirts, bake sale and some outstanding breakdown & training fees.  The checking account balance is approximately $9,216.67 with those expenses and deposits.  Estimated expenses are for game day meals, LABC, Hudl and Athletic office. 

Volunteer Update:  Ronda is working with boy’s team to determine schedule for the MYAS tournament.  Following the meeting Ronda sent the first draft of the schedule out to families.    

Fundraising UpdatePink out fundraiser was a big success.  Raised approximately $1,000 for Hope Chest.    

Communications Update:  Communications following the meeting for Varsity Scrapbooking and End of Year banquet invite. 

2017-2018 Priorities/Planning: 

  • 9th Grade Team Updates: 

Good season, as of meeting record was 16 wins 7 losses.  Team outing to watch the coaches teams play in Mankato was a great team bonding event.    

  • 10th Grade Team Updates: 

Season record as of meeting was 14 and 3 with 4 games remaining.  Team had another pot luck after the Pink Out game and the girls really enjoyed their team bonding w/ the 9th grade team to Mankato - Mankato won (Coach Britney)!  Player out for the season w/ a torn ACL.

 

  • Season Activities/Actions: 

Senior Night:  Senior night activities being planned by 11th grade mothers.  Pizza and cake will follow the game and Madi will be introduced at the beginning of game.  Basketball has been ordered. 

  • Year-End Banquet:  Scheduled for March 20th at the Wilds.  Annette confirmed venue and menu following meeting.     
  • Spring/Summer/Fall Training:  Breakfast club will follow the same schedule as last year.  M – W; 10th – Varsity, T – TH; incoming 7th, 8th and 9th.  Coach Gidley’s camp will be held the first or second week of August in the evenings.  The camp will be for players from K – 6th grade.  Fall training will be scheduled later this summer with the intention of bringing CRF back in to train. 
  • LABC Update:  Scott provided an update from the LABC.  The program has an opportunity to sell Papa Murphy’s cards for $20.  $15 of the proceeds go to the program.  Russ Reetz shared updates to the LABC on the design phase of athletic complex which will have a hospitality room, 4 courts a track and a classroom.  LABC wants any programs to document and share any fundraisers.  Also, any large fundraiser should include internal controls.        

Other:   Next GBCC Meeting will be held on Monday, March 5th at 6:30pm @ PLHS room 222

GBCC Minutes

Girls Back Court Club

6:30pm PLHS Lecture Hall   

Monday, January 8th, 2018

Attendees:  Annette Hofschild (President), Denise Nibbe (Treasurer) Kathi Hanson (Fundraising Coordinator), Ronda Brostrom (Volunteer Coordinator), Michele Brynteson (Secretary) Scott Kulstad, Kathie Moss

At the beginning of the meeting, the GBCC meeting minutes from the December 11th, meeting were approved by Michele and seconded by Kathie. 

Financial Update:  Denise Nibbe provided a financial update.  December checking account balance is 12,555.59.  There are outstanding expenses of approximately $2,484.43 and deposits of $150 for Breakdown that will bring the checking account balance down to $10,221.16.  Estimated expenses are for game day meals, LABC, Hudl and Athletic office. 

Volunteer Update:  Ronda sent out communications on Pink Out bake sale and volunteer needs.  Volunteer shifts are filled.  Ronda will be signing families up for the MYAS tournament March 3 – 4th.    

Fundraising UpdatePink Out fundraiser is February 9th.     

Communications Update:  Communication sent out following the meeting on Pink Out t-shirt purchase for players and family members.  Shirts are $15 per shirt and payment can be given to any board member or team parent.  Communication also sent out regarding Cube broadcasts.  Scott Kulstad offered to broadcast as many JV games as his schedule permits. 

2017-2018 Priorities/Planning: 

 

  • 9th Grade Team Updates: Doing well 2 injuries as of January meeting.  Team record is 500.  Arrangements have been made for a combined 9th/10th grade team bonding event in Mankato.  The girls will take a bus down to Mankato to watch the coach’s former teams play on January 27th.  

  

  • 10th Grade Team Updates: Doing well 6 wins 1 loss as of January meeting.3 injuries as of January hoping to have one return to play soon.

 

Season Activities/Actions: 

P.L.A.Y Night:  Confirmed for Feb 9th during the Pink Out. 

Pink Out:  Families to bring 2 dozen packaged cookies, brownies or other bake sale item.  Have bake sale items to the school by 4 PM day of game.  Can also bring them to the Hofshild house the night before the game. 

Teacher Appreciation Night:  Planned for Tuesday January 23rd.  Leadership Team will coordinate with the girls.  It was decided following the meeting to present the teachers with an Amazon gift card and cookies prior to and during the game.  Kathi Hanson will coordinate the teacher gifts and Annette Hofshild will coordinate the cookies. 

Senior Night Planning:  An email was sent to junior families following the meeting to ask for volunteers to plan senior night.  All junior families responded that they would help with planning.       

Cube Broadcasts:The board agreed to purchase additional equipment to broadcast the games.  Scott Kulstad will work with Russ Reetz to purchase equipment to ensure better broadcasting experience. 

 Following the meeting Terresa Kuboushek uploaded photos to the shutterfly site.  She is scheduled to take pictures at teacher appreciation, Pink Out and senior night along with action pictures for some of the games.  Parents are welcome to upload any pictures taken to the site.  The pictures are used at the end of the season for the banquet presentation and Basketball website https://priorlakelakers20172018.shutterfly.com/

 

  • Away Game Meals:  All away game meals have been claimed by Varsity parents. 

 

  • Year-End Banquet:  Scheduled for March 20th at the Wilds. 

 

LABC Update:  No LABC updates    

 

Other:  Next GBCC Meeting will be held on February 12th at 6:30pm @ PLHS in the Lecture Hall – Room 270.    

GBCC Minutes

Girls Back Court Club

6:30pm PLHS Room 125   

Monday, December 11th, 2017

Attendees:  Annette Hofschild (President), Denise Nibbe (Treasurer) Kathi Hanson (Fundraising Coordinator), Ronda Brostrom (Volunteer Coordinator), Scott Kulstad, Jason Kuboushek, Lisa Rudquist, Kari Banning-Golla, Coach Gidley, Kathie Moss

At the beginning of the meeting, the GBCC meeting minutes from the November 13th, meeting were approved by Kathi and seconded by Ronda. 

Financial Update:  Denise Nibbe was welcomed and introduced as the new Treasurer replacing Bert Bezdicek.  November checking account balance is 12,760.59.  There are outstanding expenses of approximately $510 that will bring the checking account balance down to $12,250.59.  In addition there will be anticipated expenses of approximately $2,000 for Cube broadcasts, LABC (posters) and 1st away game meals that will fall into the December ledger.

Volunteer Update:  Waiting on schedule for the family Fun Night January 25th. Scott presented an opportunity for teams to participate in the Polar Plunge on Feb 19th, 2018.  Booster members will discuss with their teams to determine interest.  Ronda will be signing families up for the MYAS tournament March 3 – 4th.    

Fundraising UpdateNext fundraiser will be Pink Out Feb 9th. 

Communications Update:  No updates 

2017-2018 Priorities/Planning: 

 

  • 9th Grade Team Updates: 

Won first game against New Prague.  Have scheduled team building activities (sleep over).  Working on plans to provide snacks before games.  Girls like the coach and season looks to be off to a good start. 

  

  • 10th Grade Team Updates: 

Have had a few team bonding activities.Planning dinners between the sophomore and JV games.Good support from the parents, teams is getting along well, especially as a mix of sophomore and freshmen.9th and 10th grade teams plan to travel together to watch coaches’ former college teams play on January 27th in Mankato.

 

  • Season Activities/Actions: 

Meet the Lakers:  Annette described the Meet the Lakers event the boys program held.  They engaged the youth program in scrimmages and other events (pictures, autographs, etc)

P.L.A.Y Night:  There continues to be a strong interest in a P.L.A.Y night where the youth program attends for free.  This would likely be held on February 9th when the Pink Out is also scheduled.  Kathi will work with activities office and Trevor from P.L.A.Y to coordinate. 

Pink Out:  Annette will discuss with Sue Anderson the prospect of having the boys program purchase Pink Out t-shirts for Pink Out nights. 

Teacher Appreciation:  Planned for Tuesday January 23rd.  Leadership Team will coordinate with the girls.  Program to determine what to provide the teacher (flowers, cookie, etc)

Senior Night Planning:  Need to order Basketball first week in January.      

 

  • Away Game Meals:  Booster club pays for away game meals for Varsity.  Chris Hofschild spoke to Tropical Smoothie and they will provide a meal for $9.35 as an option for the team meal.  Following the meeting Annette sent an email requesting volunteers to coordinate away game meals.  Sandwiches through the school are the least expensive option.  Ronda Brostrom has information on ordering through the school.  12/19 and 12/22 meals have already been assigned to the Wiskow and Hofschild families. 

 

  • Saturday Varsity Breakfasts: Kathi Hanson has agreed to coordinate food for Saturday practices.  She will let parents know if she needs any assistance.   

 

  • Game Logistics:  Balls will be thrown out for Varsity games during introductions.  T-shirts and more for other give-aways.  Michele and Ronda will coordinate seeking dedicated volunteers to place the sandwich boards out on game days.  Needs to be in coordination with the Boys’ program. 

 

  • Year-End Banquet:  Scheduled for March 20th at the Wilds. 

 

  • Gopher Game:  Team building event for the program.  $6 a ticket planned for Sunday, January 7th. 

 

LABC Update:  Scott to ask Russ to send information about the FOB’s for discounted admission tickets.  Denise will meet with Christine Kropp regarding the role of the treasurer.  Scott provided other updates on the success of the Fall sports season, 19 athletes signed collegiate letters of intent (most ever), passage of the bond and levy; all work will be done by 2021, no schedule has yet to be defined.   

 

Other:  Next GBCC Meeting will be held on January 9th at 6:30pm @ PLHS in the Lecture Hall – Room 270.    

GBCC Minutes

Girls Back Court Club

6:30pm PLHS Room 125   

Monday, November 13th, 2017

Attendees:  Annette Hofschild (President), Michele Brynteson (Secretary), Kathi Hanson (Fundraising Coordinator), Ronda Brostrom (Volunteer Coordinator) Mike Gidley, Scott Kulstad, Chris Hofschild, Stacy Garcia, Rachelle Kallevig, Terresa Kuboushek, Amy Crosby, Kari Banning-Golla, Kim Zupan, Marcus Rentschler, Maria McDonald Zang

At the beginning of the meeting, the GBCC meeting minutes from the October 9th, meeting were approved by Kathi and seconded by Michele. 

Financial Update:  Annette reviewed the GBCC financials on behalf of Bert.  Current checking account balance is approximately $13,000.  Following the meeting the board voted on the treasurer opening.  Denise Nibbe was voted in as Treasurer.

Volunteer Update:  P.L.A.Y tournament was a success for the girls.  All slots were filled quickly and all girls showed up on time for their scheduled slot.  Upcoming volunteer events are the Grainwood Family Fun night event in January and Pink-Out bake sale in February.  More to come on both of these events as they get closer.  

Fundraising UpdateProceeds of $1,388.60 received from the Epilepsy fundraiser.    

Communications Update:  Website has been updated with rosters, team parents and leadership committee parents.  Pictures will be updated as they become available.

2017-2018 Priorities/Planning: 

 

  • Team Pictures and Banners: 

Picture & Banner details confirmed. 

  

  • Season Schedule/Team Bonding: 

Season schedule is being finalized (PAC Parties, Game-day Activities etc).Season schedule will be sent to all families once it is completed.The possibility of a girls/boys double header is still being discussed.Also, exploring the possibility of bringing in Lindsay Whalen or Pam Borton to speak to the players.Finally, Annette is looking into a Girls Gopher Basketball game for all teams in the program to attend.Coach Gidley and the leadership team will explore other team bonding events for the season.

 

  • Season Program: 

Sue Anderson will take care of the program again this year.Consideration for the program will be an ad in the program and possibly a gift card.Following the meeting Chris Hofshild secured several advertisements to pay for the program.

 

  • Laker Gear:  Laker gear link sent out following the meeting.    

 

  • Stats:  Dan Hanson, Andy Brower, Mike Wiskow and Scott Kulstad volunteered to track stats during the game for the coaching staff.

 

  • Game Video:  Coach Gidley will recruiter younger players to record Varsity games.   

 

  • Game Photos:  Terresa Kuboushek has agreed to take photos for games with events such as Pink Out, Senior night etc.  A shutterfly link (https://priorlakelakers20172018.shutterfly.com/) was sent out for people to post photos throughout the season.  Please share pictures you take at events and during games as they are used to update the website and for the end of year banquet slideshow.          

 

  • Game Day Meals: Ronda is ordering meals for the Varsity team through the school for the first away game December 8th.  Will decide after that game the plans for the remainder of the season.   

 

  • Team Parents:  Lisa Rudquist and Kathie Moss have volunteered to be team parents for the 9th and 10th grade teams. 

 

LABC Update:  No updates

 

Other:  Next GBCC Meeting will be held on December 11th at 6:30pm @ PLHS in room 125.    

GBCC Minutes

Girls Back Court Club

6:30pm PLHS Lecture Hall   

Monday, October 9th, 2017

Attendees:  Annette Hofschild (President), Michele Brynteson (Secretary), Kathi Hanson (Fundraising Coordinator), Ronda Brostrom (Volunteer Coordinator) Mike Gidley, Scott Kulstad, Chris Hofschild, Joe Johnson, Lawonda Henderson, Patti Rein, Maria McDonald Zang

At the beginning of the meeting, the GBCC meeting minutes from the April 10th, meeting were approved by Michele and seconded by Kathi. 

Financial Update:  Annette reviewed the GBCC financials on behalf of Bert.  Current checking account balance is $11,321.99.  Estimated balance is $12,096.99 after outstanding withdrawals of $4,000 and deposits of $4,775.  Bert also communicated that she is planning to step down as treasurer at some point this season so we will be looking for someone to take over this role in time to train with Bert before the 2017-2018 season is done.

Volunteer Update:  Next volunteer event is the P.L.A.Y tournament on November 11th and 12th.  Ronda will be sending out a sign up genius closer to the date of the tournament for girls to sign up.  Ronda will check with Grainwood to see if the girls can volunteer for the Family Fun night which is typically held in January.

Fundraising UpdateEpilepsy drive was a huge success.  Anticipate the amount raised to be approximately 1,500 the final amount will be communicated shortly.   The goal of 800 bags was far exceeded with over 1000 bags collected.  Approximately 250 bags were collected from the Friday football game.  A question arose from the LABC as to whether we wanted to volunteer for additional tournaments to raise funds for warm-ups, registration etc.  Kathi and Scott will explore further dates that are available and options. 

Communications Update:  Communications on fall breakdown and open GBCC board position was sent out following the meeting. 

2017-2018 Priorities/Planning: 

 

  • Fall Breakdown:  Schedule was sent for first week.  Schedule for remaining 3 weeks will follow the first week of Breakdown.  Players will wear their practices jerseys from previous years.  Incoming freshman should wear their P.L.A.Y jerseys.  Any player needing a jersey needs to let us know immediately as there are a few jerseys available from previous years. 

 

  • Team Pictures and Banners: 

All team pictures are set for Monday, November 20th at the high school during practice.  Times will be communicated closer to pictures.  Uniforms are expected in by the 20th but not guaranteed so an alternate picture night will be scheduled in the event uniforms are not in before the 20th.  Coach Gidley will reach out to Trevor to inquire about P.L.A.Y players coming for a full program picture the night of pictures. 

  

  • Tryouts: 

Tryouts for incoming freshman will be held Monday – Thursday the week of November 6th.  Friday will be TBA along with times for the tryouts.  Tryouts for those that played freshman, sophmore, JV/Varsity during 2017 – 2018 season will be held Monday through Friday the week of November 13th, time TBA. 

 

  • Season Schedule: 

Hopkins JV/Varsity pre-season scrimmages will be held on Saturday, November 18th from 8am-12pmVarsity will play for 15 minutes followed by JV for 10 minutes.5 scrimmages will take place back to back from 8 am – 12 pm.Buses will transport the players to and from Hopkins.

 

Annette will schedule time outside of the board meeting to finalize season activities such as PAC parties, senior night.

 

Game day activities are being coordinated by Kathi (dance line, competitive cheer, drum line, P.L.A.Y participation etc).Kathi is also going to need to order more balls if it is decided to throw those out.She is also going to look into t-shirts instead of balls for this season.She will also plan a few fundraising events during half time for the season (e.g., pick a bean bag with a number and toss it as close to the PL logo on the basketball floor).

 

Annette and Coach Gidley are going to look into options for promoting the Saturday Moorhead game in January as a larger event (Lynx Mascot, Pizza following the game etc).

 

Coach Gidley brought up the idea of us hosting a holiday tournament next year.He is going to explore this with the boys coach to see if there is interest.

 

Coach Gidley is going to look into having the girls attend P.L.A.Y practices since practices will be ending earlier this year.

 

  • Uniforms:  Uniforms & shooting shirts for JV/Varsity have been ordered.  Will be in by no later than November 24th but expect them to be in before the 20th of November.  Incoming freshman will need to purchase practice jerseys.  Coach Gidley is looking into $20 reversible jerseys. 

 

  • Laker Gear:  Warm-ups and additional Laker gear will be available through the Laker Gear store.  Annette is going to look into including additional Laker gear for fans. 

 

  • Stats:  Dan Hanson, Andy Brower, Mike Wiskow and Scott Kulstad volunteered to track stats during the game for the coaching staff.

 

  • Game Video:  Coach Gidley will recruiter younger players to record Varsity games.   

 

  • Game Photos:  Terresa Kuboushek has agreed to take photos for games with events such as Pink Out, Senior night etc.  Lori Seviola also agreed to take some photos at games she attends.  A shutterfly link (https://priorlakelakers20172018.shutterfly.com/) was sent out for people to post photos throughout the season.  Please share pictures you take at events and during games as they are used to update the website and for the end of year banquet slideshow.          

 

  • Game Day Meals: Ronda is going to research game day meals from Laker Lunches.   

 

LABC Update:  LABC meeting minute updates:  Captains and Leadership meetings to meet 3rd Thursday of each month. Super Fans meetings Thursdays (been very positive); Beth Fuller working with students • National LOI November 8th -- DI or II signees. 7:30 AM signing. DIII letter of commitment.

 

Other:  Next GBCC Meeting will be held on November 13th at 6:30pm @ PLHS in room 125.    

GBCC Minutes

Girls Back Court Club

6:30pm TOMS Media Room  

Monday, September 11th, 2017

Attendees:  Annette Hofschild (President), Bert Bezdicek (Treasurer), Michele Brynteson (Secretary), Kathi Hanson (Fundraising Coordinator), Mike Gidley, Stacy Garcia, Scott Kulstad, Jason Kuboushek, Maria McDonald Zang

At the beginning of the meeting, the GBCC meeting minutes from the April 10th, meeting were approved by Kathi and seconded by Bert. 

Financial Update:  The financials have been audited.  Bert reviewed the GBCC financials.  Current checking account balance is $11,950.  Estimated balance is $8,550 after outstanding withdrawals of $3,400.  July 1st is the beginning of a new financial year.  Bert also communicated that she is planning to step down as treasurer at some point this season so we will be looking for someone to take over this role in time to train with Bert before the 2017-2018 season is done.

Volunteer Update:  Sent out final request for volunteers for the Epilepsy Clothing Drive.

Fundraising Update:  No updates 

Communications Update:  A communication about training & fall breakdown was sent following the meeting.    

2017-2018 Priorities/Planning:

  • Epilepsy Clothing Drive:   Everything set for the event.    

 

  • Senior Pictures and Banners: 
    • Pictures are set for Monday, November 20th at the high school.   Times will be communicated closer to pictures.  Senior banners and game day programs will be completed prior to first home game. 

  

  • Season Schedule: 

Hopkins JV/Varsity pre-season scrimmages will be held on Saturday, November 18th from 8am-12pmPractices will alternate weekly between teams this year from 3:30 – 5:30 PM and 5:30 – 7:30 PM.

 

  • Captains Practices/Fall Training:  Email was sent out on Captains practices following the meeting.  Training appears to be going well. 

 

  • Uniforms:  Leadership Committee and Coach Gidley have decided upon uniforms, warm up jackets/pants, and shooting shirts. 

 

  • Stats:  We are still looking for volunteers to keep track of game stats.  Most likely a two person job.

 

  • Game Video:  Discussed ideas on who we could get to film our varsity games as Ryan Fuller will not be doing it this year.  Possibly, ask younger players to help out.     

 

  • Game Day Meals: No discussion

 

LABC Update:  LABC meeting minute updates:  Captains and Leadership meetings to meet 3rd Thursday of each month. Super Fans meetings Thursdays (been very positive); Beth Fuller working with students • National LOI November 8th -- DI or II signees. 7:30 AM signing. DIII letter of commitment.

 

Other:  Next GBCC Meeting will be held on October 9th at 6:30pm @ PLHS in the lecture hall room 270.    

GBCC Minutes

Girls Back Court Club

7:00pm Lakers Tavern & Pizza

Monday, August 14th, 2017

Attendees:  Annette Hofschild (President), Bert Bezdicek (Treasurer), Michele Brynteson (Secretary), Ronda Brostorm (Volunteer Coordinator), Kathi Hanson (Fundraising Coordinator), Stacy Garcia, Chris Hofschild Scott Kulstad, Jason Kuboushek, Maria McDonald Zang

 

At the beginning of the meeting, the GBCC meeting minutes from the April 10th, meeting were approved by Michele and seconded by Kathi. 

 

Financial Update:  Bert reviewed the GBCC financials.  Current checking account balance is $16,264.  Estimated balance is $13,624 after outstanding withdrawls of $2,640. 

Volunteer Update:  Epilepsy sign up was created and sent out to families.  Volunteers needed for Friday evening and Saturday.    

Communications Update:  Breakdown responses have been received with 51 players committed. 

 

2017-2018 Priorities/Planning:

  • Epilepsy Clothing Drive:   Epilepsy drive set for Friday Sept 15th and Saturday Sept 16th.  Will collect bags at the boys football game Friday evening.  Goal is to collect 800 bags.  Kathi is creating signs to put up through town.  Scott Kulstad is going to reach out to his contact with the opposing team for Friday night to communicate the drive to their families.  Bags will be distributed to players in the upcoming weeks to start to collect donations. 
  • Senior Pictures and Banners: 
    • Annette will reach out to schedule pictures for seniors.   
    • Kathi will coordinate the banners including the boys program

  

  • Season Schedule: 

Season schedule is posted.Not included is the St Olaf Tournament for JV & Varsity teams Dec 28th, 29th and 30th.

 

  • Captains Practices:  Looking into possibly bringing CRF to train during Captian’s Practices.  Captains Practices will be held on Monday’s and Wednesday’s from Sept – Nov.  More details will be communicated as plans are confirmed.

 

  • Uniforms:  Coach Gidley is selecting uniform choices.  The school will be funding new uniforms this season.  GBCC will pick up the cost of shooting shirts for JV & Varsity teams.   

 

  • Stats:  Coach Gidley has elected to move forward with Hudl for stat tracking this season as opposed to Krossover.   Hudl provides a similar product to Krossover. 

 

  • Game Video:  Annette will reach out to Beth Fuller to confirm that Ryan is willing to record the games again this season.     

 

  • Equipment:  No equipment needs for the season

 

  • Game Day Meals:  Will confirm game day meals approach closer to the season.  Looking into the Laker box sandwiches.  Confirm that they can provide two meats and multiple bread choices. 

 

  • LABC Update:  No update

 

Other:

Next GBCC Meeting will be held on September 11th at 6:30pm @ TOMS in the Media room.    

 

 

GBCC Minutes

Girls Back Court Club

6:30pm PLHS Room 270

Monday, June 6th, 2017

 

Attendees:  Annette Hofschild (President), Bert Bezdicek (Treasurer), Michele Brynteson (Secretary), Ronda Brostorm (Volunteer Coordinator), Kathi Hanson (Fundraising Coordinator), Stacy Garcia, Chris Hofschild & Coach Gidley

At the beginning of the meeting, the GBCC meeting minutes from the April 10th, meeting were approved by MIchele and seconded by Kathi. 

Financial Update:  Bert reviewed the GBCC financials.  Current checking account is $8,930.  Estimated balance after outstanding commitments ($2,940 in withdrawls and $5,048 in deposits) is $12,183.  The board voted and agreed to contribute $1,500 to refinishing the gym floor. 

 

Volunteer Update:  Families will be automatically signed up for the MYAS tournament.  Ronda will send out an email getting preference on morning or evening shift.  Families will be responsible for a set amount of volunteer hours specifically for the MYAS tournament. 

Communications Update:  Summer breakdown responses have been received have 18 players committed.  Will have a JV and Varsity team.  No responses to request for Stats, LABC or Photographer need for the season.    

 

2017-2018 Priorities/Planning:

  • Spring/Summer Training:   Spring training runs form 6/12 – 7/27 with 7/3 – 7/7 off due to no contact requirement.  M – Th from 7 – 8 AM performance will be held.  Breakfast club will be held M & W from 8 – 9:15 for freshman – juniors (current grade).  Breakfast club will be held on T & Th for 7 & 8th Grade (current grade).   August training will be provided by CRF Academy.  Depending upon player interest they will hold one or two sessions and cost will be determined once we determine how many players will attend.  Dates and time for training are:  Aug 1, 3, 8, 10, 15, 17, 22 and 24 for 2 hours from 1 – 3 and 3- 5 if needed.  Training will be held @ Hidden Oaks Middle School.   
  • Season Activities: 
    • Discussed scheduling a Midnight Madness and Babysitting night this season. 
    • Coach Gidley will look into schedule a date for the girls to touchup the paint in the high school gyms.
    • Senior pictures will be taken in early November to prepare the banners. 
    • Coach Gidley will reach out to Ryan Fuller to find out if he will record Varsity games. 
    • Kathi Hanson will arrange a date for the Epilepsy clothing drive.  It was decided not to participate in the Here We Grow Again sale in conjunction with the Epilepsy event. 
    • The girls will be invited to walk in the Lakefront Days parade with the other PLHS athletes.   

  

  • 2017 – 2018 Volunteer Openings: 

LABC Representative:  The LABC representative attends LABC meetings representing the Girls Basketball Program.  This position will be responsible for attending LABC meetings along with GBCC board meetings to report back to the GBCC learnings from the LABC meetings. 

 

Stats:  This volunteer is responsible for recording stats on a stat tracking app for Varsity games.

Photographer:  This volunteer is responsible for taking pictures throughout the season of all teams.  This includes action pictures during games, special event games (e.g., pink out, senior night) and volunteer events (e.g. epilepsy clothing drive, family fun night).  

LABC Update:  No update

 

Other:

Next GBCC Meeting will be held on August 14th at 6:30pm @ Lakers Tavern & Pizza.    

GBCC Minutes

Girls Back Court Club

6:30pm PLHS Room 270

Monday, May 8th, 2017

 

     Attendees:  Annette Hofschild (President), Bert Bezdicek (Treasurer), Michele Brynteson (Secretary) 

 

     At the beginning of the meeting, the GBCC meeting minutes from the April10th, meeting were approved by Bert and seconded by
      Michele. 

 

      Financial Update:  Bert reviewed the GBCC financials.  Current checking account is $10,074.  Estimated balance after                      outstanding commitments ( $3,694 in withdrawls and $5,048 in deposits) is $11,428. 

 

      Volunteer Update:  No updates

 

     Communications Update:  No updates. 

 

 

     2017-2018 Priorities/Planning:

  • Spring/Summer Training:   Spring training runs form 6/12 – 7/27 with 7/3 – 7/7 off due to no contact requirement.  M – Th from 7 – 8 AM performance will be held.  Breakfast club will be held M & W from 8 – 9:15 for freshman – juniors (current grade).  Breakfast club will be held on T & Th for 7 & 8th Grade (current grade).   Late summer/fall training will be communicated later in the summer (including August training, captain’s practices and breakdown). 
  • 2017 – 2018 Volunteer Openings: 

LABC Representative:  The LABC representative attends LABC meetings representing the Girls Basketball Program.  This position will be responsible for attending LABC meetings along with GBCC board meetings to report back to the GBCC learnings from the LABC meetings. 

 

  •   This volunteer is responsible for recording stats on a stat tracking app for Varsity games.
  •   This volunteer is responsible for taking pictures throughout the season of all teams.  This includes action pictures during games, special event games (e.g., pink out, senior night) and volunteer events (e.g. epilepsy clothing drive, family fun night).  

Social Media & Fundraising:  Kathi Hanson has agreed to assist coach Flatness with managing the twitter account along with creating a facebook account for the girls’ basketball program.  She also agreed to accept the newly created fundraising board position. 

LABC Update:  No update

 

Other:

Next GBCC Meeting will be held on Monday, June 5th at 6:30pm @ PLHS in the Lecture Hall room 270.  

 

 

 

GBCC Minutes

Girls Back Court Club

6:30pm PLHS Room 270

Monday, April 10th, 2017

Attendees:  Annette Hofschild (President), Michele Brynteson (Secretary), Bert Bezdiceck (Treasurer), Kathi Hanson, Coach Gidley

The GBCC meeting minutes from the March 6th, meeting were approved by Michele and seconded by Bert.    

Financial Update:  Bert provided an update on the financials.  Current balance is $10,494.  There are expenses of $4,114 for Varsity player scrapbooks, Pink Out T-shirt Screen printing, Hope Chest Donation, Game Programs, Hudl fee, Medicine Balls.  There is an outstanding deposit of $7,500 for the MYAS tournament.  These expenses and deposit will bring the balance to $13,880.

Volunteer Update:  No updates 

Communications Update:  May meeting information will be coming shortly.

Season Priorities/Planning:

  • Banquet Recap:  The location of this year’s banquet was well received.  It was decided to hold the banquet at the Wilds again for the 2017 – 2018 season.  Annette will call to reserve the week of March 19th 2018. 
  • Stats:  Board will review pricing for Krossover and Hudl for the upcoming season.    
  • Spring/Summer Training: Strength will be held from 7 – 8 am with basketball training immediately after from 8 – 9.  Basketball training will be held for 10th – Varsity on Tuesday and Thursdays.  Dr Dish Shooting machine will be available from 9:00 – 9:30 for those that want extra shooting time.  Coach Gidley camp will be held the first full week of August.  Details are still being finalized.  August training and captains practice details will be determined as decisions are made on 2017 – 2018 captains.  More will be communicated about spring/summer training at the May meeting and throughout the summer.   
  • Summer Breakdown Tournaments:  Summer Breakdown tournaments were discussed in an effort to get the girls on the court together prior to Fall Breakdown tournaments and the 2017 – 2018 season.  An email will be sent to families to determine interest and availability from players.     
  • Volunteer/Community Service/Fundraising:  Discussed whether or not to continue with the Epilepsy fundraiser this coming fall.  It was decided to continue with it. 
  • Open GBCC Board Positions:  LABC Representative
  • 2017 – 2018 Season volunteer needs:  Photographer (responsible for taking season game photos for all teams), Twitter and Varsity Stats
  • LABC Update: 

 

  • No updates

 

Other:

Next GBCC Meeting will be held on Monday, May 8th @ 6:30 in PLHS in room 270, Lecture Hall  

 

GBCC Minutes

Girls Back Court Club

6:30pm PLHS Room 270

Monday, March 6th, 2017

Attendees:  Annette Hofschild (President), Michele Brynteson (Secretary), Ronda Brostrom (Volunteer Coordinator), Kathi Hanson, Scott Kulstad

The GBCC meeting minutes from the January February 13th, meeting were approved by Michele and seconded by Rhonda.    

Financial Update:  Annette provided an update on the financials for Bert.  The estimated checking account balance is $7,719.91.  This estimate does not include funds from the MYAS tournament or end of the season banquet costs. 

Volunteer Update:  MYAS tournament was a success.  All shifts were covered.  Discussed possible changes to volunteer requirements for 2017-2018 season.  Change suggested were to require minimum volunteer hours for MYAS tournament and all other volunteer events separately. 

Communications Update:  Annette will check with Coach Gidley on a communication for the spring meeting in May.  Open LABC board position, posting will be sent following the banquet. 

9th Grade Team Update:  No updates

10th Grade Team Update:  No updates

Season Priorities/Planning:

  • Varsity game recording:  Ryan Fuller was compensated the remaining $250 for taping the games for the second half of season.    
  • Banquet:  All banquet logistics have been confirmed. 
  • Spring/Summer Training: Decisions need to be made in regard to spring and summer training.  Annette will discuss with Coach Gidley prior to the May meeting. 
  • Open GBCC Board Positions:  LABC Representative
  • 2017 – 2018 Season volunteer needs:  Photographer (responsible for taking season game photos for all teams) and Varsity Stats
  • LABC Update: 

 

  • No updates

 

Other:

Next GBCC Meeting will be held on Monday, April 10th @ 6:30 in PLHS in room 270, Lecture Hall  

 

GBCC Minutes

Girls Back Court Club

6:30pm PLHS Room 126

Monday, February 13th, 2017

Attendees:  Annette Hofschild (President), Bert Bezdicek (Treasurer), Michele Brynteson (Secretary), Ronda Brostrom (Volunteer Coordinator), Kathi Hanson, Lori Seviola, Todd Wheatcraft, Mike Keating, Jennifer Yotter & Maria Zang


At the beginning of the meeting, the GBCC meeting minutes from the January 9th, meeting were approved by Michele and seconded by Bert.    


Financial Update:  Bert provided an update on financials in which the 1/30 statement balance was $12,447.15.  There are outstanding expenses of approximately $6,500 for Gatorade packs, away night food, Senior Night, Pink Out, programs, sandwich boards, video recording fees, Hudl and medicine balls. There are outstanding reimbursements of approximately $1,800 for uniforms, Pink Out and Posters.  These expected payments and deposits would bring the estimated balance to approximately $7,600.  The MYAS tournament which is our biggest fundraiser (last year it brought in approximately $7,000) should bring the balance back to over $14,000.    


Volunteer Update:  MYAS tournament details are being finalized and the schedules should be released on or around the 20th of February.  A sign up genius will be sent out for players and parents to volunteer.  This year we will need to cover shifts on Saturday and Sunday.  We are tentatively scheduled for the mornings at this time. 


Communications Update:  Discussed the need for more communication to parents on expectations of the season to parents prior to tryouts.  Many questions this year on required purchases of practice jerseys, warm ups and t-shirts.  Suggestion was to use the spring and winter meetings to address expectations and follow up with an email after tryouts reinforcing expectations along with securing contact information and t-shirt sizes. 


9th Grade Team Update:  Season going well.  9th Grade team will participate in the 9th grade state tournament again this year.  They are playing the same weekend the MYAS state tournament plays in Prior Lake March 4th and 5th. 


10th Grade Team Update:  No updates

Season Priorities/Planning:

 

  • Varsity game recording:  Ryan Fuller was compensated $250 for half of the season in January.  He will be compensated another $250 at the conclusion of the season. 
  • Pink Out and Grainwood Event Recap:  The Grainwood event was again a success with the girls being greatly appreciated by the Grainwood School.  Funds raised for the Pink Out were approximately $963, of which $1213 will be donated to Hope Chest.  The sale of warm up jackets will not be donated as that was an expense the GBCC is recovering from earlier in the season.   Boys requested we consider a combined boys/girls Pink-Out event next year. 
  • Player Away Game Day Meals:  A decision was made to not purchase additional Gatorade packs next season.  Will consider other options next year for the 9th and 10th grade teams for a post-game recovery snack.  Jimmy John’s as a post meal was well received for the Varsity team. 
  • Banquet:  The banquet is confirmed for March 21st at the Wilds.  The meal will be an Italian buffet and the cost for per person is $18.  Players, Coaches and Coaches families are covered by the GBCC.  An Evite will be sent to RSVP for the Banquet.  Players parents and additional family members payment should be sent to Bert Bezdicek @ 13884 Virginia Ave S, Savage 55378.  Checks should be made payable to GBCC
  • Senior Night:  Gwen Flaata and Bert Bezdicek have all logistics covered for Senior Night on February 17th.  There will be a pizza party following the Varsity game that all teams players and parents are invited to attend. 
  • Next Season Considerations: 
    • Will be reviewing improvements that can be made to ordering Laker gear for the season and will include all teams when ordering. 
    • Mike Keating will provide Annette with additional fundraising opportunities to consider. 
    • Need to schedule pictures early in order to have them for banners and programs prior to the season.    
    • Friday night home games appear to have a higher turnout, consider this when planning the season.
    • Dance line would be willing to perform at more games and competition cheer would like to be included in half-time activity planning next season. 
    • Consider a half-time fundraising activity such as bean bag toss or raffle
    • Boys team requested that we consider a combined boys and girls Pink-Out game next year

 

  • LABC Update: 

 

  • May need a replacement for Mike Keating on the LABC. 
  • The LABC is adding safes to the schools for money drops during tournaments

 

Other:

Next GBCC Meeting will be held on Monday, March 6th, 6:30 at PLHS in room 270, Lecture Hall  

 

 

GBCC Minutes

Girls Back Court Club

6:30pm PLHS Room 126

Monday, January 9th, 2017

 

Attendees:  Annette Hofschild (President), Bert Bezdicek (Treasurer), Michele Brynteson (Secretary), Ronda Brostrom (Volunteer Coordinator), Kathi Hanson, Lori Seviola, Mike Keating, Gwen Flaata

 

At the beginning of the meeting, the GBCC meeting minutes from the December 12th, meeting were approved by Bert and seconded by Michele.    

 

Financial Update:  Bert provided an update on financials in which the 11/30 statement balance was $13,177.79.  There are outstanding expenses of $50 to Hopkins Girls Basketball Boosters, $206.51 to Annette Hofschild for Warm-up Reorders.  There are also estimates for the following expenses; Gatorade packs $750, Sandwich board $100, $750 Varsity Away Game Food,  $250 Game Programs, $300 Hudl, and $2,000 for medicine balls (medicine balls will be billed through the athletic department which could take until Spring 2017 to be invoiced).  There are outstanding reimbursements of $547.32 for Warm Ups, $292 for Practice Uniforms and team poster collections of $380 to be deposited.  These expected payments and deposits would bring the estimated balance to $12,921.28 

 

Volunteer Update:  Ronda will contact the boys program to confirm that we will share Saturday and Sunday volunteer responsibility with them for the MYAS tournament.  She will confirm that we will assign shifts for our girls to fill per whatever is agreed upon for the weekend.  Ronda will send out an email on Grainwood and Pink Out following the meeting. 

 

Communications Update:  Reminder on the parent night at Bonfire will be sent out following the meeting.        

 

9th Grade Team Update:  No updates 

 

10th Grade Team Update:  No updates

 

 

Season Priorities/Planning:

 

  • Varsity game recording:  It was decided to compensate Ryan Fuller $500 for videotaping Varsity games.  Bert will pay him $250 on January 20th at the Shakopee game and will pay him another $250 at the end of the season.    
  • Upcoming Volunteer & Team Building Opportunities:  January 26th has been confirmed for the Family Fun night at Grainwood.  Volunteer schedule is as follows; JV/Varsity 4:45 – 6:00, sophomore and 9th 6:00 – 7:15.  Pink Out is scheduled for the 10th of February.

 

  • Player Away Game Day Meals:  Bert Bezdicek will take care of all Jimmy John’s ordering where there is delivery to the school.  Michele will send out email to the Varsity parents on process after the Lakeville North game.  Gatorade packs have been distributed to the teams.  The board will collect feedback on them from the girls to determine future needs.    

 

  • Banquet:  Lori Seviola will check into potential locations for the banquet.  Horse and Hunt club was discussed along with Wilds, Legends, Stonebrook and Brackets Crossing.  Following the meeting it was decided that the banquet would be held at the Wilds on Tuesday, March 21st.
  • Senior Night:  Gwen Flaata and Bert Bezdicek will start planning for senior night which is scheduled for Feb 17th.  Lori will confirm with the captains on whether they would like photobooks or basketballs. 

 

  • LABC Update: 

 

  • No updates

 

Other:

Next GBCC Meeting will be held on Monday, February 13th, 6:30 at PLHS in room 126  

 

 

GBCC Minutes

Girls Back Court Club

6:30pm PLHS Lecture Hall

Monday, December 12th, 2016

 

Attendees:  Annette Hofschild (President), Bert Bezdicek (Treasurer), Michele Brynteson (Secretary), Ronda Brostrom (Volunteer Coordinator), Todd Glass, Mona Glass, Jennifer Yotter, Kathi Hanson, Lori Seviola, Todd Wheatcraft, Scott Kulstad, Maria Zang, Brian Rademacher

At the beginning of the meeting, the GBCC meeting minutes from the November 14th, meeting were approved by Michele and seconded by Bert.   

Financial Update:  Bert provided an update on financials in which the 11/30 statement balance was $12,617.72.  There are outstanding expenses of $50 to Hopkins Girls Basketball Boosters, $390 to Mike Gidley for Coaches Shirts, $50 to Linhoff for Photo DVD, $540 to True Blue Designs for Senior and Varsity team banners.  There are also estimates for the following expenses; Picnic $500, Gatorade packs $750, Sandwich board $100, $750 Varsity Away Game Food,  $250 Brochure, $300 Hudl, and $2,000 for medicine balls (medicine balls will be billed through the athletic department which could take until 2017 to be invoiced).  There are expected reimbursements of $1, 641.96 for Warm Ups, $1,241 for Practice Uniforms.  These expected payments and deposits would bring the estimated balance to $11,587.72 

Volunteer Update:  Ronda has updated the hours worked by families and the next volunteer opportunity will be the Pink Out game.  Ronda will contact the boys program to confirm this year’s MYAS tournament commitments.  The proposed plan is the boys program be responsible for Saturday and the girls program will be responsible for Sunday.    

Communications Update:  Annette will confirm team managers and holiday practice schedule.  Michele will send out communications and update website following those updates.  Michele will also communicate Krossover availability to Varsity parents.      

9th Grade Team Update:  Clarified pasta dinner process and practice jersey requirement to Maria.  She may reach out to 10th grade team to possibly coordinate some combined team pasta dinners. 

10th Grade Team Update:  No updates

New Season Priorities/Planning:

Varsity team warm-up update:  The warm-ups ran small.  The GBCC took back 3 small jackets and one small pants due to them being too small.  New ones were ordered for the girls who returned them.  These items will either be raffled off at a game or sold during Pink Out to recoup the costs.  T-shirts and More is completing the embroidery.  Will consider a different ordering process next year to include embroidery and ensure proper sizing. 

Varsity game recording:  Ryan Fuller has agreed to video tape all Varsity games.  Compensating him was discussed during the meeting.  Annette will check with Russ Reetz on what is appropriate to ensure there are no issues. 

Home Game Giveaways/Activities:  Kathy Hanson has received the small basketballs for giveaways and has coordinated all drum line, ball girl and half time scheduling for the season. 

Player/Varsity Team banners:  Senior and Varsity team banners have been hung in the gold gym at the high school.   

Upcoming Volunteer & Team Building Opportunities:  January 26th has been confirmed for the Family Fun night at Grainwood.  Volunteer schedule is as follows; JV/Varsity 4:45 – 6:00, sophomore and 9th 6:00 – 7:15.  Gingerbread house building at the Glass’s for JV/Varsity, information will be communicated once details are confirmed.  Captains will confirm interest from the girls for a parent’s night out event February 11th.   

Season Schedule:  Schedule has been finalized.  Michele will send out following the meeting.  Sandwich boards have been ordered to advertise game days throughout Savage/Prior Lake.  This was an opportunity brought to us from the boys program and the sandwich boards will be shared with them.  A process for setting them out game day mornings will be established.  Varsity breakfasts will be scheduled after consulting with the Captains on preference of dates. 

Player Away Game Day Meals:  Bert Bezdicek is taking care of the first game to gain an understanding of logistics.  Following the game Michele will communicate instructions and schedule of responsibility to the Varsity parents.  Gatorade packs are in and will be distributed to teams for away games. 

Player Injury Screening:  Screening has been set for the 19th of December.  Communications were sent following GBCC meeting. 

LABC Update: 

Polar Plunge fundraising opportunity on February 18th if people are interested.  Captains will confirm if there is any interest. 

Other:

Next GBCC Meeting will be held on Monday, January 9th, 6:30 at PLHS in room 126 

 

GBCC Minutes

Girls Back Court Club

6:30pm PLHS Room 126

Monday, November 14th, 2016

 

Attendees:  Annette Hofschild (President), Bert Bezdicek (Treasurer), Michele Brynteson (Secretary), Ronda Brostrom (Volunteer Coordinator), Chris Hofschild, Brett Anderson, Sue Anderson, Todd Glass, Gwen Flaata, Jennifer Yotter, Kathi Hanson, Lori Seviola, Todd Wheatcraft, Todd Glass, Scott Kulstad, Lisa Little

At the beginning of the meeting, the GBCC meeting minutes from the August 8th, meeting were approved by Michele and seconded by Bert.    

Financial Update:  Bert provided an update on financials in which the 10/31 balance was $14,332.80.    There are outstanding expenses of $1, 915.73 to BSNSports for Warm Ups, $1,930.90 for Shooting Shirts and Practice Uniforms, $300 for Annual Hudl fee from Reetz, $375 for Dr. Janati, $250 for the Brochure, $500 and $2,000 for medicine balls (medicine balls will be billed through the athletic department which could take until 2017 to be invoiced).  There are expected reimbursements of $1, 915.73 to BSNSports for Warm Ups, $1,257.50 for Practice Uniforms and P.L.A.Y of $2,000 for the shooting machine.  There are also approximately $700 in advertising proceeds for the brochure and expenses of $400 for balls for game giveaways, and $400 for coach’s shirts.  These expected payments and deposits would bring the estimated balance to approximately $10,500.00. 

Volunteer Update:  The P.L.A.Y tournament went well with all girls showing up for their assigned shifts.  Ronda is currently updating the volunteer hours for each family.  It was decided to not have families sign a volunteer contract but to instead keep families aware of volunteer expectations and continue to make everyone aware of their accrued hours throughout the year.    

Communications Update:  Communications on PAC meeting Monday 11/21 at 6:00 PM were sent following the meeting.  An email will be sent once teams are finalized to secure 9th and 10th grade team parents.  Website has been updated with pictures.  Pictures will continue to be updated throughout the season.     

New Season Priorities/Planning:

Player Away Game Day Meals:  Lori will order one box of the protein shakes and protein bars to test the demand for them.  They will be provided to all teams for away games and Lori will order more if the interest in them is strong.  There will be a schedule created for the ordering of the Jimmy John’s for JV/Varsity.  Parents will be responsible for ordering the sandwiches and buying fruit.  Michele will put together the schedule and mail out instructions to the assigned parents.  Bert Bezdicek will take care of the first away game. 

Home Game Giveaways:  Kathy Hanson ordered additional balls for home game giveaways.  The cost for them is $400 and will be invoiced. 

Player Banners:   Senior pictures have been taken and the banners ordered.  Team pictures will be taken on Tuesday November 22nd from 5:30 – 8 PM.  The P.L.A.Y and HS picture will be taken prior to the team photos at 5:15 also on Tuesday.  All P.L.A.Y players are invited for this program photo.  The photo will be included on the back of this season’s program. 

Upcoming Volunteer Opportunities:  Lori contact Grainwood and they would be interested in having the girls volunteer again this year.  No date has been set yet but it will be in January. 

Season Schedule:  The season schedule for all teams has been posted to the website.  PAC Parties are set for Feb 10th at the Anderson’s, Jan 6th at the Wheatcraft’s and Jan 20th at the Glass’s.  Jan 13th a parent get together has been scheduled and Feb 17th is senior night followed by a pizza party.  It was to have teacher appreciation but as a group instead of individually.  Annette will look at a date.  Kathi Hanson will work with Trevor at P.L.A.Y to schedule half time activities for games that pep band, drum line or kick line are not scheduled for.  She will also coordinate ball girls for games. 

Player Injury Screening:  Scott will work to schedule this during the season as he was not able to schedule prior to the season starting.    

LABC Update: 

No updates.    

Other:

Next GBCC Meeting will be held on Monday, December 12th at 6:30 at PLHS in room 270 Lecture Hall  

 

GBCC Minutes

Girls Back Court Club

7:00pm PLHS Room 270 Lecture Hall

Monday, October 10th, 2016 

Attendees:  Annette Hofschild (President), Michele Brynteson (Secretary), Ronda Brostrom (Volunteer Coordinator), Chris Hofschild, Brett Anderson, Mike Keating, Mona Glass, Kathi Hanson, Lori Seviola, Todd Glass, Scott Kulstad, Jennifer Yotter, Lisa Little

At the beginning of the meeting, the GBCC meeting minutes from the August 8th, meeting were approved by Michele and seconded by Annette.    

Financial Update:  Annette provided an update on financials in which our current estimated balance is $9,752.70.  This includes expenses of $300 for the picnic, $1,000 for Krossover, $4,900 for the shooting machine and $2,000 for medicine balls (medicine balls will be billed through the athletic department which could take until 2017 to be invoiced).  There are anticipated payments of $1,900.60 for Fall Breakdown, $415 for Summer Training, $410 for Music Fest and $1984.30 for the Epilepsy event.  The Epilepsy and Music Fest funds were not included in the estimated balance of $9,752.70.  These payments would bring the estimated balance to $12, 147.00.  Annette is also working with P.L.A.Y on a $1,500 or $2,000 contribution for the shooting machine. 

Volunteer Update:  The P.L.A.Y tournament is coming up November 12th and 13th.  Girls will be responsible for clock shifts.  Schedules will be sent out as soon as we have them from P.L.A.Y.  The MYAS fundraiser tournament is also set for March 4th and 5th.  We will most likely be responsible for Sunday.   Ronda will send out an email to families so they can plan for these two events. 

Communications Update:  Website has been updated with pictures from recent events (picnic, summer camp and epilepsy event).  Breakdown schedules for remaining games past week 1 will be sent out as soon as they are available.  Dr. Janati, a communication expert has been scheduled for Tuesday, October 18th. Additional information on this event was sent out following the meeting.    

New Season Priorities/Planning: 

Player Away Game Day Meals:  Jimmy Johns has options of box lunches for $11 per box excluding tax and delivery.  They also have an option to have boxes of mini sandwiches.  The boxes come with either 12 or 24 mini sandwiches.  The mini sandwiches are a full sandwich cut in half.  Cost for a box of 24 minis is $72.  It was decided to try two mini boxes for the first Varsity game with fruit (apples, oranges or banana’s). Lori is going to work with the captains to make a final decision on the Gatorade packs for pre or post game for all teams.  Some Pizza nights will also be scheduled for home games for all teams. 

Home Game Giveaways:  Kathy Hanson took an inventory of balls to throw out at home games.  There are enough for 6 games and there are also Koozi’s.  Kathi will get pricing information on the balls for the next meeting. 

Player Banners:   Senior pictures have been scheduled for the 10th of November.  Team pictures will be taken on the 18th of November.  Linhoff will not be taking action photos any longer.  Pricing for the entire PL Basketball program including P.L.A.Y is $400 for the sitting and $300-600 for the banner.  To reduce the price, Lori Seviola can take the picture limiting the cost to the banner itself $300-600.  An additional option could be finding a printer that would donate the cost of the printing of the banner.  Annette is going to discuss these options with Coach Gidley.   

Training Equipment & Uniforms:  The Dr. Dish shooting machine was purchased and is available for training.  The program also purchased basketballs.  Annette will follow up with Coach Gidley on the additional practice uniforms needed for Fall Breakdown. 

Stats:  The Krossover account has been set up for the new season.  Michele will follow up with Krossover to ensure that Coach Gidley has received all the information he needs for the season.     

Upcoming Volunteer Opportunities:  Upcoming volunteer opportunities are the upcoming P.L.A.Y tournament and MYAS tournament in March.  Lori Seviola is going to look into the Grainwood festival that the girls volunteered at last year as an additional opportunity for the girls to volunteer in the community. 

 

Captains Practice/Breakdown League/2016 – 2017 Tryouts

Captain’s practices started September 14th.  With MEA coming the week of October 17th, Wednesday October 19th will be cancelled.  Monday October 24th is still scheduled.  All breakdown games will be held at Kennedy.  The Varsity and 9th grade teams are scheduled at the same time the first week.  Scott Kulstad and Ronda Brostrom will coach the 9th grade games.  9th graders will try out the week of November 7th and all other grades will tryout the week of November 14th.  Teams will be announced the end of the week of the 14th. 

Team Posters:  There is an additional fundraising opportunity for the program through the team posters.  The team has to secure 3 ads for the poster.  Any additional revenue from ads purchased go directly to the program.  The ads are $250 and are business card size.  This is a great opportunity for any local business for additional exposure.

Season Schedule:  The season schedule is being finalized.  It was decided to hold the Pink Out on the 10th of February.  Moorhead has been scheduled as the opponent for the tip-off tournament, Northfield, Providence Academy and one other team for the St Olaf Tournament (3 varsity and 2 JV games) and White Bear Lake for the MLK tournament. 

Laker Gear:  Captains are making selections for Laker Gear and information will be sent out as soon as possible.  Decisions are being made on game day shirts (white and gold with name and number on back), warm ups and shooting shirts.  Shooting shirts are purchased by the program and stay with the program.  All other gear is purchased by the parents and are kept by the players. 

Player Injury Screening:  Scott Kulstad is making arrangements to have all the girls screened for injury prevention.  This will be scheduled for late October or early November.  The girls will be assessed at 7 stations and provided a score for potential risk.  If their risk is high for injury they will be provided an exercise program to help reduce the risk potential.  

Miscellaneous:  The GBCC will need 9th and 10th grade team parents once teams have been determined.  Sue Anderson has started a template for programs for the season.  The possibility of advertising for the programs was discussed.  Annette will follow up with Russ Reetz and Beth Fuller to determine parameters for soliciting advertising to offset cost of program. 

LABC Update: 

The program earned $410 from the Music Fest.  The event raised a total of $40 for all programs.    

Other:

Next GBCC Meeting will be held on Monday, November 14th at 6:30 at PLHS in room 126.

 

GBCC Minutes

Girls Back Court Club

7:00pm TOMS Media Room

Monday, September 12th, 2016

 

Attendees:  Annette Hofschild (President), Bert Bezdicek (Treasurer), Michele Brynteson (Secretary), Chris Hofschild, Coach Gidley, Todd Wheatcraft, Sue Anderson, Brett Anderson, Steve Little, Greg Dahl, Kyle Morton, Mike Keating, Mona Glass, Kathi Hanson

At the beginning of the meeting, the GBCC meeting minutes from the August 8th, meeting were approved by Annette and seconded by Michele. 

Financial Update:  Bert provided an update on financials in which our current balance is $15,737.09.  There are outstanding purchases of training equipment (medicine balls and Dr. Dish shooting machine that will be billed through the athletic department which could take until 2017 to be invoiced.  There are anticipated payments for Fall Breakdown and Training.  Bert will be sending out to families amounts owed with Fall Breakdown information.  With these commitments and expected reimbursements the balance is approximately 13,052.69.  The financial audit has been completed at the end of the fiscal year which was June 30th.  We are now using QuickBooks for the financials.     

Volunteer Update:  A parent expressed interest in the open Volunteer Coordinator position.  The board voted after the meeting and approved Ronda Brostrom as our new Volunteer Coordinator.  

Communications Update:  Michele will request contact information from families to update the contact list.  Michele will also send out a reminder on the Epilepsy Drive.  Several spots need to be filled. 

New Season Priorities/Planning:

  • Player Away Game Day Meals:  Players sampled post game Gatorade recovery protein shakes and bars.  There were no samples sent for the pre-game products.  Lori will confirm what is decided on the Gatorade products.  The Gatorade products will be provided to all teams.  In addition, the Varsity team will be provided with Jimmy John boxes for away games only.  Michele will reach out to Jimmy John’s for pricing. 
  • Home Game Giveaways:  Kathy Hanson is going to take an inventory of the balls that were thrown out last year and determine what is needed for the upcoming season.  Coach Gidley suggested that he has old retro jersey’s that could be tossed out as well.  He will have the girls autograph them. 
  • Player Banners:   Sue Anderson has scheduled Linhoff to take pictures on the 10th of November for the Seniors.  All teams will have pictures taken on the 18th of November.  Coach Gidley is going to work with PLAY to coordinate an all program picture with all PLAY and High School players together in the Gold gym.  Banners will be made for the seniors and will be available for the first home game.  The team picture will not be available until the first week of December.  Action shots will be taken in January.  Annette suggested those be scheduled for January 13th or 20th.  Sue will follow up to schedule those.  It was decided that pictures would be taken on the gym floor with no backdrop.  Captains are determining a theme for the varsity team poster.  Last year was fishing. 
  • Training Equipment & Uniforms:  Additional training equipment was discussed.  It was decided that Coach Gidley would purchase an additional shooting machine and trade in an older machine with that purchase.  Annette will follow up with Trevor to see if PLAY will be contributing $2,000 towards the purchase.  Coach Gidley is also going to purchase 5 additional practice uniforms to have on hand should they be needed for Fall Breakdown. 
  • Stats:  Coach Gidley would like to move forward with Krossover.  Michele will connect with Krossover to negotiate the most competitive pricing based on information from Coach Gidley on the Hudl product.   Brett Anderson will continue to take stats during the game for the coaches to use at half time.   
  • Upcoming Fall Volunteer:  The Epilepsy drive is on September 24th.  There are still volunteer shifts that have not been filled.  The most pressing volunteer shifts to fill are from 6 – 9 Saturday evening as we still have 15 spots to fill.  Posters have been made to be put up throughout the community.  Ideas were generated on where to put them to advertise the event, places mentioned were local grocery stores and the farmers market.   We will continue to look for additional volunteer opportunities as the season progresses.
  • Captains Practice/Breakdown League/2016 – 2017 Tryouts

Captain’s practices start September 14th and run through the end of October.There are a couple of Captain’s practices scheduled over MEA week.It was decided to keep those on the schedule with Coach Gidley or someone from his staff opening the gym for the girls.Brooke and Riley are still working on the format but they anticipate it to be some scrimmages and shooting with the shooting machine.Erin Fry a former PL Basketball player has offered to support Brooke and Riley with these practices.Fall Breakdown starts on the 16th of October on Sunday’s and runs for 4 weeks.There were 44 girls that signed up for Breakdown.Breakdown teams will be released the week of September 19th, with the game schedules to follow once released.  Tryouts for freshman team has been scheduled for the week of November 7th.All other teams will try out the week of November 14th.

  • Team Posters:  There is an additional fundraising opportunity for the program through the team posters.  The team has to secure 3 ads for the poster.  Any additional revenue from ads purchased go directly to the program.  The ads are $250 and are business card size.  This is a great opportunity for any local business for additional exposure. 
  • Team Bonding:  There were a few team bonding opportunities discussed.  Coach Gidley would like to paint the Blue gym at a minimum and possibly the Gold gym if the Boys were interested in a shared event.  He will talk to the boys head coach.  The approximate cost of paint for the blue gym is $500.  An additional opportunity is to repeat the leadership event from last year.  The approximate cost for the session would be $400 for 2 hours. 

GBCC Meetings:  It was decided with the start of the school year that these meetings would be moved back to 6:30. 

  • LABC Update: 
  • Mike had no new updates from LABC. 

Other:

Next GBCC Meeting will be held on Monday, October 10th at 6:30 at PLHS in room 270 Lecture Hall

GBCC Minutes

Girls Back Court Club

7:00pm Mike Keating’s Office (Alert Distributing)

Monday, August 8th, 2016

Attendees:  Annette Hofschild (President), Bert Bezdicek (Treasurer), Mike Keating, Todd Wheatcraft, Lori Seviola, Mona Glass, Chris Hofschild, Jennifer Yotter, and Scott Swensen. 

At the beginning of the meeting, the GBCC meeting minutes from the June 8th, meeting were approved by Bert and seconded by Annette. 

Financial Update:  Bert provided an update on financials in which our current balance $18,296.34.  However, discussed that with all expenses covered for equipment purchases and team/senior banners for the 2016-2017 season, we have approximately $12,000 in the GBCC checking account.   The GBCC will also need to cover some of the August training cost due to lower than anticipated number of attendees.  Bert also communicated that we will be moving to Quickbooks in the fall to be consistent with all sports and the LABC.

Volunteer Update:  Volunteer coordinator opening is still unfilled.  We ask all families to consider this opportunity to impact and give back to the program.  Reach out to a board member to discuss further.  Another email will be sent to families in September.  The GBCC will also be looking for an LABC representative from girls’ basketball at the end of the season as Mike Keating will be done after this season.  An email will be sent out later in the season looking for a volunteer.

Communications Update:  None at this time

New Season Priorities/Planning:

  • Player Away Game Day Meals:  Some players have received samples of the Gatorade options such as protein shakes, etc that will be distributed to all teams prior to away games.  It was decided that the GBCC would also provide meals for the Varsity team for away games since they return from their games so late in the evening.   Options were discussed, though most in attendance agreed that Lori would look into a box lunch option from Jimmy John’s.  More to come on finalizing this at the next meeting.
  • Player Banners:   Sue Anderson connected with Linhoff and pictures will be scheduled early November to allow for time to have the Varsity team and individual senior banners for the first home game which is November 29th.  The banners take 3 – 4 days.  The banners will be hung on the railings prior to home Varsity games and taken down after each game.
  • Training Equipment:  Coach Gidley was not in attendance at this meeting so did not receive an update on equipment purchases/needs for the upcoming season.  More to come.
  • Stats:  Krossover provided a demonstration of their service to provide game video breakdown and stats.  Will look for Coach Gidley to provide an update at the next meeting.
  • Upcoming Fall volunteer and community opportunities The date for the Epilepsy Foundation Clothing Drive has been set to Saturday, September 24th from 8am – 2pm.  However, additional volunteer help will be needed as we are coordinating with the Here We Grow Again garage sale and will receive the items they cannot sell.  Information has been sent out to all player families and a sign up genius has been created for all shifts. We are planning to advertise via the PL city sign, Reetz activity email, Twitter and Facebook and yard signs.  We will also look into advertising in the free sections of the PL American.

    A handful of players also walked in the Lakefront Days Parade representing girls’ basketball, alongside other PLHS athletes.  We will continue to look for additional volunteer opportunities as the season progresses.

  • Fall Training/Captains Practice/Breakdown League

    August training with Pure Intensity Basketball will be done August 24th.  Captains practice will begin after school starts with dates yet to be determined and will be communicated once set.  We discussed the possibility of bringing in a trainer to run captains practice.  This will be up to the captains and they will discuss with Coach Gidley.  In addition, communication regarding fall Breakdown League, which starts October 16th, will be forthcoming.

  • LABC Update: 
  • Mike had no new updates from LABC.  We also have not heard yet how much money the girls’ basketball program made on Lakefront Music Fest. 

Other:

Next GBCC Meeting will be held on Monday, September 12th at 7:00pm at Twin Oaks Middle School Media Room.  

GBCC Minutes

Girls Back Court Club

7:00pm PLHS Room 270

Monday, June 6th, 2016

Attendees:  Annette Hofschild (President), Michele Brynteson (Secretary), Mike Keating, Todd Wheatcraft, Brett Anderson, Sue Anderson and Coach Gidley. 

At the beginning of the meeting, the GBCC meeting minutes from the May 9th, meeting were approved by Annette and seconded by Michele. 

Financial Update:  Bert was absent from meeting so did not conduct a full review of the financials.  However, discussed that with all expenses covered for equipment and banners we have approximately $12,000 in the GBCC checking account.   There is a question on whether or not the program will be charged for coaches jackets received last season.  However, the invoice may be slow to come from the athletics office so will hold off taking it off the books. 

Volunteer Update:  Volunteer coordinator opening is still unfilled.  We ask all families to consider this opportunity to impact and give back to the program.  Reach out to a board member to discuss further. 

Communications Update:  Email was sent out following meeting to remind families that summer training starts Monday June 13th

New Season Priorities/Planning:

  • Player Away Game Day Meals:  Lori Seviola researched the Gatorade program and found we have five options that we can pick two from.  The package includes 1000 items and we pick 2 of the following: energy chews, fuel bars, thirst quencher powder, recover protein shakes and recover bar.  It was proposed that we purchase these for all teams.  It was proposed the GBCC purchase the fuel bars for before the game and recovery bars for after.  It was decided that the GBCC would also provide meals for the Varsity team for away games since they return from their games so late in the evening.  
  • Player Banners:   Sue Anderson connected with Linhoff and pictures will be scheduled early November to allow for time to have the Varsity team and individual senior banners for the first home game which is November 29th.  The banners take 3 – 4 days.  Need to confirm when and where the banners can be hung.  Question on whether they can remain up all winter or do they need to be put up before a game and taken down after the game. 
  • Training Equipment/Uniforms:  Gidley has ordered the medicine ball should have them this week.  Gidley is also coordinating the purchase of the shooting machine.  This could take a few weeks to a month to receive. Seniors met and decided to forgo getting new uniforms this year as next year the girls’ basketball program will have the opportunity to get new uniforms through activities office budget.  With that decision the funds that would have gone to uniforms can be used to fund the equipment.  
  • Music Fest Tickets - July 15th & 16th - Mike Keating still has Music Fest tickets.  Cost is $30.00 for both days. Tickets can also be purchased online at the following link: http://www.tempotickets.com/plhsgirlbb   Tickets purchased online will have handling fee. If you use this link the Girls Basketball program will still receive $10.
  • Stats:  Krossover provided a demonstration of their service to provide game video breakdown and stats.  Coach Gidley will follow up to discuss interest level with Reetz. 
  • Upcoming Summer/Fall volunteer and community opportunities Dates for the epilepsy clothing are either September 17th or September 24th.  Will coordinate with the here we grow sale.  The price per pound was decreased but they will allow small household goods to be donated (e.g. Books, small appliances etc).  Will have two trucks for the event.  Advertising efforts are; posters, add in the Pacer and/or PL American, PL city sign, Reetz activity email, Twitter and Facebook and yard signs.  The truck will have the large banner on it and the meter will be displayed showing how many pounds were collected.  Volunteer shifts will be 2 hours and tentatively planning to hold the event from 8 – 2.  Last year we filled two trucks that resulted in 10,000 pounds. 

LABC Update: 

  • Mike has signed up for MYAS for the 2016 – 2017 season.  July 1 all sports will be on QuickBooks and there may be a small fee for this.   

Other:

Next GBCC Meeting will be held on Monday, August 8th at 7:00pm at Alert Distributing – 16873 Fish Point Road SE Prior Lake.  

 

GBCC Minutes

Girls Back Court Club

6:30pm PLHS Room 125

Monday, May 9th, 2016

Attendees:  Annette Hofschild (President), Bert Bezdicek (Treasurer), Michele Brynteson (Secretary), Mona Glass, Todd Glass, Mike Keating, Todd Wheatcraft, Nicki Theis, Maria Zang, Chris Hofschild, Dan Hanson, Ken Mickett and Coach Gidley. 

At the beginning of the meeting, the GBCC meeting minutes from the April 11th, meeting were approved by Bert and seconded by Michele. 

Financial Update:  Bert reviewed the GBCC financials.  Balance as of 4/29 $20,781.30. Projected to have approximately $8,521.34 after estimated expenses of $12,259.96  Expenses include Sr. Night Flowers, stamps, Pink-Out Fundraiser Donation (includes Laker wear proceeds), Goldy Gopher, balls and racks and coaches jackets.  There is a question on a possible credit of $500 for the balls and racks that will be looked into further. 

Volunteer Update:  Volunteer coordinator opening sent to families.  Decision to not institute the volunteer deposit.  Volunteer commitment will be communicated and reinforced early so that families understand the required commitment and can properly plan to complete the hours that are required from every family.  Epilepsy clothing drive is planned for September.  Communications on the upcoming event will be coming soon.  Reminders to keep any clothing donations for the event along with event details will be coming soon.  Discussed putting flyers on cars during Lakefront Days and using social media to promote the event.  Sunday August 14th is planned for Race for the Fillies at Canterbury.  Additional information will be coming soon. 

Communications Update:  The website has been updated to include summer training opportunities in the 2016 -2016 summer training section.  Camp registration form was uploaded to the front page of the girls’ basketball site.  Communication will be sent out to clarify registration logistics. 

New Season Priorities/Planning:

  • Player Banners:   Discussed purchasing banners of the varsity team and seniors to post in the gym during the season.  The cost will be approximately 500 – 600 for 2 ½ by 5 or 3 by 6 banners.  Coach Gidley will discuss this with the boys program to see if they have interest.  Discussion on an additional banner that would include pictures of the entire basketball program including P.L.A.Y.  Coach Gidley is going to look into this further.    
  • Training Equipment/Uniforms:  Meeting Sunday 5/15 with the seniors.  During that meeting they will discuss whether or not to purchase new uniforms this coming season.  If the decision is made to not purchase uniforms the program will move to the Athletic Director’s rotation for purchasing uniforms.  The program will then have the funds to purchase additional training equipment such as a new shooting machine.  Also, discussed purchasing 20 medicine balls.  The additional equipment will cost the girls program approximately $3,000 after P.L.A.Y and boy’s program contributions.  The medicine balls commitment would be approximately $2,000.  The medicine balls would be shared with Laker Performance.  Coach Gidley will look into a possible discount in Laker Performance for Girls Basketball participants.     

Music Fest Blitz:  There were approximately 250 kids for the Music Fest Blitz May 7th.  Mike Keating has 100 tickets that the Girls Basketball program can sell.  $10.00 from the ticket sale goes directly to the Girls Basketball program.  Families can also promote ticket purchases through the link in the information below.  This is a great way to sell tickets to friends and family outside our community. 

Music Fest Tickets - July 15th & 16th - cost is $30.00 for both days. Tickets can also be purchased online at the following link: http://www.tempotickets.com/plhsgirlbb   Tickets purchased online will have handling fee. If you use this link the Girls Basketball program will still receive $10.

Summer Training:  Confirmed details of summer training.  Coach Gidley is meeting separately with current 7th and 8th grade families to inform them on the program and summer training opportunities. 

Stats:  The GBCC is considering a service called Krossover to provide the program with a stat tracking system.  A demonstration of the tool will be scheduled for the next board meeting. 

Coaching Update:  Coach Holm has resigned.  The opening has been posted. 

LABC Update: 

 

  • Referendum information was provided at the last LABC meeting.  LABC is looking for a Secretary. 

Other:

Next GBCC Meeting will be held on Monday, June 6nd at 7:00pm in PLHS room 270.  

GBCC Minutes

Girls Back Court Club

6:30pm PLHS Lecture Hall 270

Monday, April 11, 2016

 

Attendees:  Annette Hofschild (President), Bert Bezdicek (Treasurer), Michele Brynteson (Secretary), Maia Caldwell (Volunteer Coordinator), Mona Glass, Todd Glass, Lori Seviola, Scott Swensen, Brett Anderson, Mike Keating, Kim Zupan and Coach Gidley. 

 

At the beginning of the meeting, the GBCC meeting minutes from the February 8th, meeting were approved by Bert and seconded by Michele. 

 

Financial Update:  Bert reviewed the GBCC financials.  Balance as of 3/31 $13,929.18. Projected to have approximately $17,121.34 after a deposit of 7,461.31 for the MYAS tournament and withdrawals of $4269.15.  Withdrawals include Sr. Night Flowers, Postgame food (LN/Shakopee 9th), varsity scrapbook printing, banquet cupcakes, stamps, Hope Chest (includes Laker wear proceeds), Goldy Gopher, Linhoff Photo, balls and racks and coaches jackets (balls and racks continue to be outstanding as the GBCC still has not been billed by the activities office).  There is a question on the allocation from the LABC for Linhoff.  Do not think we have anything outstanding that should be allocated to girls’ basketball.  Mike is looking further into it. 

 

Volunteer Update:  Revenue of $7,400 for the MYAS tournament.  Annette followed up with the boys’ basketball coordinator to ensure we did not lose revenue due to their inability to staff Saturday.  Decided to volunteer to take Sunday next year again .  Have a volunteer opportunity that could earn the GBCC $500.  Here we grow again on the 23rd of April.  Need is for 10 people for 3 hours that day.  Coach Gidley brought up an idea that could possibly replace the tournament in future years and place the volunteer hours on the girls.  Parent’s night out at the high school.  Will share the idea with the seniors and have them coordinate.  Initial thoughts were to have activities such as nail painting and hold right after Thanksgiving when holiday shopping ramps up.  Lori Seviola shared an additional volunteer event held at Canterbury for the Hope Chest.  Sunday August 14th – Fillies Race for Hope.  They will take as many girls as they can to help with a silent auction.  Girls should wear pink.  Those that have them from this year’s Pink Out should wear them.  

 

Communications Update:  Incoming 9th grade parents will be included in future communications.  Several email follow ups to be sent following the meeting.  Music fest, here we grow and May meeting.    

 

Year End Banquet Recap:  Good venue would like to return to Stonebooke next year if possible.  Prefer to not schedule the Monday following spring break as several families were not able to attend as they were still on or returning from spring break that evening.  Also, ensure there is a projector, speakers and working microphones available. 

 

New Season Priorities/Planning:

 

  • Spring/Summer Basketball meeting:  Coach Gidley is finalizing the date and details for the May Spring/Summer meeting.  Incoming 9th grade parents and players will be invited and included on all future communications.  Information on summer training will be communicated at that time. 
  • Training Equipment/Uniforms:  The GBCC has been purchasing uniforms for the girls every 2 years.  The High School will purchase them every 4 years.  We have not been on the High School cycle for years.  It was decided to move to the High School cycle and forgo the purchase of uniforms this coming year.  The money saved would be instead used to purchase some new training equipment.  Coach Gidley discussed purchasing a Vertimax board that helps improve agility and vertical.  He also proposed purchasing a new shooting machine.  The new ones track shooting statistics and is easier to assemble.  The Veritmax is $3,500 and shooting machine is $5,500.  We have asked P.L.A.Y.to  to contribute $2,000 towards the shooting machine since it will also be used for summer basketball camp.  Coach Gidley is going to speak with the boys coach to see if they have an interest in purchasing a Vertimax and sharing.  .    
  • Music Fest Blitz:  Tentatively planned for May 7th.   The plan is for everyone to meet at the high school and have one parent assigned to a group of girls.  Groups go out to neighborhoods driven by the parent to sell tickets the tickets they are given.  Return to the high school when their tickets are sold out.  $10 per ticket is allocated back to the program.  Goal is to double last year’s sales.  There will also be an option to purchase on line.  A 2 day ticket costs $30.  There will also be additional opportunities for the program.   The girls can work the event and should we find a sponsor that has not sponsored in the past the GBCC gets a share of the sponsorship revenue.  Music Fest tickets will also be available for purchase at the May meeting.
  • Summer Training – Daniel Makepeace has been scheduled to train the girls M & W’s from 9 – 10:30 during the month of August.  Starting August 1st.  This conflicts with Coach Gidley’s camps which are being held the first week of August this year.  Annette is going to contact Daniel to see if he can change the training for the first week to 2:30 or later.  Breakfast club starts in June.  The first week will be in the evening and then shift after that to the morning.  Will learn more about this at the May meeting. 
  • Volunteer Commitment/Deposit:  It was decided that the GBCC would reinstitute the volunteer deposit.  Parents would provide a check at the beginning of the season for $200.00.  The check would only be cashed if the family did not meet their volunteer commitment for the year. 
  • Social Media/Website Stats:  Coach Flatness is going to be responsible for the twitter account going forward.  He will post updates on players and the teams.  Website stats will be sent to Michele to update this coming season.  Annette is going to work with the coaches to determine what stats will be updated and tracked. 

·         Game day player meals:   The game day meals were appreciated by the teams.  Lori Seviola is going to research potential options for next year.  Some ideas were meal recovery bars and Gatorade packages. 

 

LABC Update: 

 

  • LABC tournament coordinator is transitioning in May or June.  Mike Keating will provide contact name when the successor is finalized. 

 

Other:

Next GBCC Meeting will be held on Monday, May 9th at 6:30pm in room 125.  

GBCC Minutes

Girls Back Court Club

6:30pm PLHS Lecture Hall 270

 

Attendees: Annette Hofschild (President), Bert Bezdicek (Treasurer), Michele Brynteson (Secretary) Todd Wheatcraft, Scott Swensen, Carla Lother, Wendy Weideman, Kathi Hanson, Toni Dahl, Brett Anderson, Lisa Little and Mike Keating 

At the beginning of the meeting, the GBCC meeting minutes from the January 11th meeting were approved by Carla and seconded by Bert and Wendy.  

Financial Update:  Bert reviewed the GBCC financials.  Balance as of January 29th was 15,377.64.  Additional estimated deposits of $874 for practice reimbursement, pink out t-shirts from EHS, Lakerwear Proceeds, Winter Hat Sales and pink out bake sale.  Estimated expenses of $4,531.62 for postgame food reimbursements, checks, Goldy Gopher, balls, racks and coaches jackets.  Estimated balance following projected deposits and expenses is $11,732.02.  

Volunteer Update:  Bake sale volunteer spots are full and MYAS tournament sign up was sent through sign up genius.    

Communications Update:  Website has been updated with pictures of all teams.  Bake sale communication and PAC communications need to be sent following meeting.   End of year banquet save the date to be sent after Annette confirms the date with Russ Reetz due to some conflicts on the 21st of March.  

9th Grade - Team update – season going well, have some pictures of the team and website updated. Signed up for the 9th grade division of the state tournament.   

10th Grade - Team update – playing well and both pasta dinners were well attended and seemed to be a good team building event.   

General Updates:

Calendar:  1 PAC party left for the year set for Friday 2/12 at Coach Flatness’s home.  Invite to be sent immediately following meeting – taco in a bag, Carla will bring beverages, others to bring appetizer and dessert. 

The Pink-out is coming up on Tuesday 2/16.  Communication on t-shirts to be sent following the meeting.  Annette to make a donation container and families to bring a dozen individually wrapped baked goods to be priced at $1 - $2.  Pink Out t-shirts, 9th and 10th grade players to pay team parent and captains will collect from JV/Varsity.   The t-shirts are $10.00 a shirt (Small – XL) and $12 (XLL).  Additional t-shirts will be available for sale the night of the game.  Girls can anticipate receiving the shirts this week during practice or the night of the game depending upon when they arrive.  All proceeds from bake sale and t-shirts will be given to Hope Chest.  Any leftover bake sale items will be donated to Keystone.  Carla will coordinate the table for the bake sale which will be located right outside of the entrance to the gyms. 

Senior night is being coordinated by players.

Year-end Banquet:  Date of Year-end banquet was discussed – March 21st.  There are possible conflicts with spring sport meeting and practices.  Will connect with Russ to ensure the date will not be a conflict.  Currently the banquet is set for 6pm check in with dinner at 6:15.  Menu will be decided 2 weeks prior to the event.  Some of the logistics that need to be handled/confirmed for the event are; awards table, podium, microphone, cake or dessert table, presentation/projector.  Dessert is not provided, Kathi Hanson is checking into a cupcake tower/cake.  Coaches and their families along with players are paid for by the GBCC.  Player’s family members are invited at the cost of $11.95/person.  An Evite Invitation will be sent out to all players where they can RSVP if they will be attending or not attending along with identifying the number of people that will be coming.  Checks should be made payable to the GBCC and mailed to the attention of Bert Bezdicek.  An address where to send checks will be provided in the Evite. 

Scrapbooking Event – The Captains will be coordinating the annual scrapbooking event for JV/Varsity players.  This will be hosted at Jessica Weideman’s house and players can come over and bring 3 or 4 (or more if they choose) of their favorite basketball pictures from the season along with any colored paper, fun stickers or anything else they would like to use to decorate an 8 ½ x 11 page which will be made into a team scrapbook that each player will receive at the Year–End Banquet.  Information on the scrapbooking date will be coming soon.  

Game day player meals:   Will continue with away game meals as is for the remainder of the season.  The Board will review prior to next season to determine if still feasible based on funding needs and then develop a documented process that includes all team parents assisting with coordination and budget guidelines.   

Family Fun Night Service Project Recap – The event received good reviews from the players.   All girls appeared to have a good time and was well coordinated.  Carla will share the information with Annette for next year.  Lori Seviola took pictures and posted them on social media.  Additional service project to consider for next is feed my starving children. 

Game Day Activities/Laker Enthusiasm – all future home games have band, drumline or PLAY teams planned.  Have plenty of coolies and basketballs for next year or for sale at games this year.  Kathi will bring some to sell at the bake sale table 2/16. 

MYAS Grade State Tournament – sign up out anticipating a smaller tournament this year so may look for additional tournament opportunities for funding. 

LABC Update: 

  • Considering additional fundraising options such as picking up an additional tournament, polar plunge, burger bash or Kwik Trip card.  Additional funding ideas should be sent to Annette.  Audit came back OK.  Music fest may be changing, may have to purchase the tickets in advance. 

Other:

Next GBCC Meeting will be held on Monday, April 11th at 6:30pm in PLHS Lecture Hall Room 270.  

NOTE:  GBCC meeting scheduled for Monday, March 14th is cancelled due to Spring Break

GBCC Minutes

Girls Back Court Club

6:30pm PLHS Lecture Hall 270

Monday, January 11th, 2016

 

Attendees:  Annette Hofschild (President), Maia Caldwell (Volunteer Coordinator), Bert Bezdicek (Treasurer), Michele Brynteson (Secretary), Todd Wheatcraft, Lori Seviola, Scott Swensen, Chris Hofschild, Carla Lother, Wendy Weideman, Mark Scholl, Kathy Hanson, Toni Dahl, Jennifer Yotter, Brett Anderson, Kyle Morton

At the beginning of the meeting, the GBCC meeting minutes from the December 14th meeting were approved by Maia and seconded by Carla. 

Financial Update:  Bert reviewed the GBCC financials.  As of December 30th there is an estimated $16,300 in the account which is a $495 increase over last month.  Posters and practice jerseys contributed to the increase.  There are outstanding estimated debits of $2,945 (T-shirts for Burnsville, Player Meals; Subway - Farmington, Cub – New Prague, balls and racks).  Forecasted balance is $13,412.

Volunteer Update:  Maia discussed the upcoming MYAS tournament March 5th and 6th which we plan to cover Sunday March 6th.  Maia will send out a save the date email to families.  She will use sign up genius to coordinate volunteer coverage.  It is anticipated that we will need to fill a minimum of 90 time slots that Sunday.  This is the largest fundraiser for the program. 

Communications Update:  Michele Brynteson was welcomed as the new GBCC Secretary and has begun the transition from Annette.  Expect to start receiving player/team communications from Michele going forward.  

General Updates:

  • Calendar:  The group confirmed key dates on the calendar for the season:  Upcoming PAC parties are scheduled for January 22nd at the Lothers and February 12th at Coach Flatness’, Pink Out – February 16th, Senior Night – February 26th.  It was decided that Parents night would be left up to the Captains to discuss amongst the players whether to include in this year’s calendar.  Should they decide to include in the schedule they will be responsible for coordinating.
  • Year-end Banquet:  Year-end banquet options were discussed.  It was agreed upon to hold the banquet at Stonebooke on Monday, March 21st.  Stonebrooke has 3 buffet options for $11.95/person - pasta bar, fried chicken and taco bar.  Included in the cost per person is a beverage.  There is an additional charge of 1.50 per person for fajita chicken on the taco bar and grilled chicken on the pasta bar.   Carla will confirm the date with Stonebrooke and check on gluten free options and whether a deposit is required to hold the date. 
  • Game day player meals:  The group decided that the GBCC will continue to provide meals for the players and coaches for away games.  Team parents for each team will be responsible for coordinating the meals for the players. 
  • Volunteer event:  Carla will send Michele information to send to players and parents for the upcoming player volunteer event - Fun Night, January 28th at Grainwood Elementary.  The Varsity players will cover the event from 4:45 to 6:00 and the 9th and 10th grade girls will be responsible for the late shift from 5:45 – 7:00.   The theme is beach night and girls will cover gym supervisor shifts, face painting etc. 
  • Varsity breakfasts:  The group discussed scheduling two Varsity breakfasts following practice on January 30th and February 20th. 
  • Photo reshoot:  Lori Seviola is going to check with Linhoff about a reshoot of the Varsity photo this Saturday 1/16 before practice.  If they are not available, she will reshoot a photo. 
  • Halftime activities:  P.L.A.Y has committed to provide teams to play for each home game.  In addition, it is anticipated that the pep band will participate in double-headers.
  • Pink Out Night:  Annette/Michele will reach out to Coach Gidley, asking him to reach out to Eagan’s head coach to see if they would like to purchase Pink Out t-shirts.  The t-shirts are $10.00 a shirt (Small – XL) and $12 (XLL) and parents will have the option of purchasing them.  Orders need to be received by February 1st and all proceeds will go to Hope Chest MN, the same charity as last year.  There will also be a bake sale the night of the game.  Michele will send an email to players and parents with more information on the event. 
  • Next Season:  The group discussed considering proposing improvements to the program next year.  Please collect other organizations programs to provide the group comparisons.  Also discussed, was hanging player posters similar to what Farmington has in their gym for both the girls and boys teams.  More to come later…

LABC Update: 

  • No updates

Other:

  • Next GBCC Meeting will be held on Monday, February 8th at 6:30pm in PLHS Lecture Hall Room 270.  

 

GBCC Minutes

Girls Back Court Club

6:30pm PLHS Lecture Hall 270

Monday, December 14, 2015

 

Attendees:  Annette Hofschild (President), Maia Caldwell (Volunteer Coordinator), Bert Bezdicek (Treasurer), Todd Wheatcraft, Lori Seviola, Scott Swensen, Chris Hofschild, Kim Zupan, Carla Lother, Wendy Weideman, Lisa Little, Toni Dahl, Jennifer Yotter, Steve Heimel

At the beginning of the meeting, the GBCC meeting minutes from the November 9th meeting were approved by Carla and seconded by Maia.

Financial Update:  Bert went over the updated financial information and as of November 30th we had $15,802 in our account. However, we have outstanding expenditures of a new camera for filming games, purchases of new balls and racks, pre-game/half-time trinkets and coach’s shirts.  We also have outstanding reimbursements for practice jerseys/shorts of $1159.  Forecasted balance is $13,184.

Volunteer Update:  Maia communicated that we need a parent volunteer to be a photographer for the 9th and 10th grade teams so we can update our website.  Anyone interested, please let us know. 

Communications Update:  Annette communicated that the following GBCC positions have been filled:

 

President:  Annette Hofschild

Secretary:  Michele Brynteson – the Board voted the evening of the December meeting

10th Grade Team Parent:  Toni Dahl

9th Grade Team Parent:  Lisa Little

Thank you to everyone who offered to volunteer

New Season:

  • The group discussed key dates on the calendar for the season:  1st PAC Party is Friday, December 18th at Weidemans, Senior Night – January 19th, 2nd PAC Party – January 22nd at Lothers, Parent Night – February 2nd, and Pink Out – February 16th. 
  • Dates for the Year end banquet were discussed as well and we tentatively agreed on Monday, March 21st due to spring break etc.  We also discussed locations and agreed we would look at Stonebrooke, The Wilds, and Legends.  More to come on this.
  • The idea of providing food for the players after games was discussed as we have heard other SSC teams do this for their players. This allows the girls to eat right after their games and helps parents as well.  We will try it out for upcoming games keeping in mind the staggered game times for all teams and determine what works best for all.  Scott Swensen was going to check with Russ Reetz to make sure providing food after games was not in violation of MSHSL rules.
  • Carla has coordinated a team community event project for the players in that they will be volunteering to help with Family Fun Night which is being held on January 28th at Grainwood Elementary.  The 9th and 10th grade players will take the later shift and varsity players will take the early shift to work around all practice schedules.
  • Varsity Team Posters are in and Mike Keating will coordinate a time to distribute them.  Cost is $20 per poster.
  • Wendy will be handing off the coordination of Senior Night activities to Lori Seviola who will take the lead in working with the other Junior parents in coordinating the event as they will be in charge of planning the evening for the seniors.
  • Lori Seviola has scheduled Pam Borton – one time MN Gophers women’s basketball coach to come in and talk to the players about Leadership.  This is scheduled for January 28th and all players are invited to attend.
  • As a group we discussed the varsity girls partnering with their younger teammates to mentor them throughout the season.  Captains parents will discuss with the captains.

LABC Update: 

  • Mike Keating was not able to attend this meeting, however, communicated that there was no new LABC information to share.

Other:

  • Next GBCC Meeting will be held on Monday, January 11th at 6:30pm in PLHS Lecture Hall Room 270.  

 

GBCC Minutes

Girls Back Court Club

7:00pm PLHS Lecture Hall 270

Monday, November 9, 2015

Attendees:  Carla Lother (President), Maia Caldwell (Volunteer Coordinator), Annette Hofschild (Secretary), Bert Bezdicek (Treasurer), Todd Wheatcraft, Mike Keating, Lori Seviola, Scott Swensen, Chris Hofschild, Kathi Hanson, Kim Zupan, Mona Glass, Todd Glass, Brett Anderson, Wendy Weideman, Nicki Theis, Gwen Flaata

At the beginning of the meeting, the GBCC meeting minutes from the October 12th meeting were approved.

Financial Update:  Bert went over the updated financial information and as of October 30th we had $17,412 in our account, with $198 yet to be deposited.  We are up-to-date in paying for all outstanding items, however, we have yet to receive 1 reimbursement for St Thomas camp and 2 from Fall Breakdown.  Bert also communicated that she is still in process of working with Linda to transfer all prior history of the Treasurer position.  She would also like to develop a budget and forecasting process so that we can anticipate funding needs for future years.

Volunteer Update:  Maia communicated that she has been receiving many of the volunteer contract forms back from families.  The group also discussed briefly what we can and can’t do with regard to the contract.  Bottom line is that the expectation will be that parents will step up and volunteer for our main fundraiser, which is the annual MYAS Tournament in March.  We agreed that the Board members may want to sit down with the new Athletic Director to get his input.  Maia communicated that we were mostly covered for our players covering clock responsibility for the P.L.A.Y. Girls Basketball Tournament.  The remaining open spots would go back to P.L.A.Y. to fill.

Communications Update:  Annette sent out an email prior to the meeting letting families know that our Booster Club President, Carla Lother, will be stepping down to be a team parent for Varsity, and that we are looking to fill the position by the December meeting.  Carla asked that the email go out a couple of times yet to make sure we didn’t miss anyone in our communication.  Annette also sent out emails with links to order practice gear, warm-ups, and shoes.  The warm-ups are mandatory for Varsity and optional for the freshmen/sophomore teams. 

Kathi Hanson reminded everyone that there will be a girls’ night out with BSG Designs on November 19th for those that are interested in purchasing fun Prior Lake gear. A flyer was sent out a couple of weeks ago and Anyone is invited.  BSG will donate 10% of profits to our program which we discussed we would donate to a charity.

New Season:

  • The final Pre-season training session was held on Saturday, November 14th with Daniel Makepeace of PureIntensity Basketball.
  • Tryouts for the 2015-2016 season began the week of November 9th for the 9th graders.  Tryouts for all 10th/11th/12th grade and returning Varsity players will begin the week of November 16th.  Teams will be determined by mid-week of the 16th.
  • Once the 9th and 10th grade teams are announced, the booster club will be looking for volunteers to be the team parent for each of the teams.
  • Coach Gidley has purchased new basketballs, 2 basketball racks.
  • The captains picked out warm-ups and shooting shirts for the team, as well as other team gear.  All orders were due on November 10th.
  • Practice gear was ordered on November 13th for all girls new to the program.  Cost will be approximately $60.00.
  • We discussed as a group different ideas on what we could give each of the girls in the program as a small gift for being part of it.  Some of the ideas included towels with name/jersey number or bag tags.  More to come on this.
  • As a group we discussed the desire to have the girls participate in a community service project.  Ideas were Feed my Starving Children, volunteering at a shelter, or adopt-a-family.  Anyone with ideas, please let someone on the Board know.
  • Pre-game/halftime activities are currently being planned out by Kathi Hanson.  She will be -purchasing basketballs and can koolers to throw out.   She is also looking into t-shirts.
  • The Board members/captains parents met after the meeting to get team PAC parties, senior night, teacher night, and parent night on the calendar for the season.  More will be communicated at a later date.

LABC Update: 

  • Mike Keating communicated that The LABC will be going through an audit each year which the girls’ basketball program will be charged their portion of the $5-7K cost.
  • Christine Kropp is the new LABC Treasurer.

Other:

  • Next GBCC Meeting will be held on Monday, December 14th at 6:30pm in PLHS Lecture Hall Room 270.  Meeting times will be moved up to 6:30pm during the season.

GBCC Minutes

Girls Back Court Club

7:30pm PLHS Lecture Hall 270

Monday, October 12, 2015

Attendees:  Carla Lother (President), Maia Caldwell (Volunteer Coordinator), Annette Hofschild (Secretary), Mark Lother, Todd Wheatcraft, Mike Keating, Lori Seviola, Bert Bezdicek, Chris Hofschild, Mike Gidley, Marc Rentschler, Brett Anderson, Jennifer Yotter

 

At the beginning of the meeting, the GBCC meeting minutes from the September 14th meeting were approved.

Financial Update:  With Linda absent from the meeting, Carla went over the updated financial information and we currently have $12,819.23 in our account.  We are up-to-date in paying for all outstanding items, however, for those varsity players that attended the St. Thomas camp, we will need to collect $50 to be compliant with MSHSL and NCAA rules.  We also made $2,754.70 on our Epilepsy Foundation fundraiser, which we just received and have not yet deposited, and $260.50 from Music Fest this past summer.

Volunteer Update:  Scott Swensen communicated that we may need volunteers to cover some home game concessions even though we had discussed as a group that we would turn concessions over to the PLHS Student Council this year as we did not need the money.  Scott was going to find out more on this as we believed that our home games would be covered.   The Board also voted and agreed that we would drop the Annual Pancake Breakfast fundraiser as it was primarily families that contributed the funding anyway.   We will continue to keep the MYAS Grade State Tournament, however, as that is/has been a large fundraiser for us.

Communications Update:  The Board voted this evening for a new treasurer and have elected Bert Bezdicek to replace Linda Herubin as Treasurer.  Bert will work directly with Linda to transition responsibilities.  Kathi Hanson has also volunteered to coordinate half-time activities during home games for the 2015-2016 season.  She had provided a few different ideas for everyone present to look at such as mini-basketballs, can koolers, and bam bam sticks to throw to the fans at half-time and/or when the varsity girls run out at the beginning of the game.  We also suggested that Kathi look into getting t-shirs as the Under Armour store said they would provide us with t-shirts for $2. We agreed on an initial budget of $750 and will let Kathi run with it.  Brett Anderson and Todd Wheatcraft agreed to do stats again this year as well.

New Season:

  • A meeting was held on Monday, October 12th to vote for captains for the 2015-2016 season and our varsity team captains are Michelle Lother and Jessica Weideman.
  • Pre-season training is currently taking place for any players that are able to participate with Daniel Makepeace of PureIntensity Basketball open to all girls participating in the program.  The last day of training will be Tuesday, November 17th.
  • Fall Open Gym is on Thursday nights from 6:30-8pm through November 12th at Grainwood Elementary for all players.  The captains may try to add another night of practice to use the shooting guns.  More to come.
  • Russ Reetz, PLHS Athletic Director, will be conducting the annual mandatory winter sports rules meeting for players and parents on Monday, October 19th.
  • Tryouts for the 2015-2016 season will begin the week of November 9th for 9th and 10th graders.  Tryouts for all 11th/12th grade and returning Varsity players will begin the week of November 16th.
  • Fall Breakdown League started this Sunday, October 18th.  PLHS has 1 varsity, 2 JV and a freshman team, with returning varsity players acting as coaches.
  • Coach Gidley communicated that he will be purchasing new basketballs, 2 basketball racks, and blocking pads for the season.  He also communicated that he has pulled up 2 8th graders to the program.
  • The captains will be picking out warm-ups and shooting shirts for the team, as well as other team gear.  We also discussed as a group whether or not to get team backpacks for new members of Varsity/JV as we have done in the past, and/or t-shirts for everyone in the program.  We will discuss further at the next meeting when the captains can voice their thoughts.

LABC Update: 

  • Mike Keating communicated that The LABC had consultants come in to give them different fundraising ideas. 
  • It was brought up that we need to get an update on our girls basketball program balance with the LABC.  The thought is that it is around $500.
  • Mike communicated that the LABC did approve approximately $10,000 in funding for the softball and tennis programs.

Other:

  • Next GBCC Meeting will be held on Monday, November 9th at 7:00pm in PLHS Lecture Hall Room 270.  

 

GBCC Minutes

Girls Back Court Club

6:30pm (Mike Keating’s Office)

Monday, September 14, 2015

Attendees:  Carla Lother (President), Maia Caldwell (Volunteer Coordinator), Annette Hofschild (Secretary), Linda Herubin (Treasurer), Mark Lother, Todd Wheatcraft, Mike Keating, Lori Seviola, Bert Bezdicek, Chris Hofschild, Mike Gidley, Wendy Weideman, Gwen Flaata, Kathi Hanson, Kim Zupan

At the beginning of the meeting Carla initiated discussion regarding what the girls basketball booster club could pay for with regard to Minnesota State High School and NCAA rules, and what is in violation of the rules.  It was determined that during the off season, the booster club cannot pay for leagues, clinics, or basketball specific training.  The booster club can pay for gym supervisors, and non-basketball specific training.  

We also discussed as a group that at the start of every GBCC meeting going forward, the prior month’s GBCC meeting minutes will be approved, and at the end of each meeting, a recap of to-do’s will be communicated.

Financial Update:  Linda went over the updated financial information and we currently have $14,400.13 in our account.  We are up-to-date in paying for all outstanding items, however, Coach Gidley presented a list of items, a wish list, to the booster club of what he would like to purchase which is discussed in detail below. Linda communicated that we have received approximately 50% of the payments from families for fall Breakdown league.  Fall training payments of $47 are starting to come in as well for those players that are able to participate.  We will also need to collect money from the varsity players that were able to attend the St. Thomas team camp earlier this summer.  The list of girls who attended will be compiled and the GBCC will ask for reimbursement to be compliant with MSHSL and NCAA rules.

Volunteer Update:  The Epilepsy Foundation fundraiser was discussed and Maia communicated that we are still in need of a few volunteers to man the truck this Saturday, September 19th at PLHS.  It was agreed that we would send out the signup genius email again to get volunteers.  Maia also communicated that each family should plan to contribute approximately 20 hours of volunteer time for the 2015-2016 season.

Communications Update:  Kim Zupan and Kathi Hanson have volunteered to coordinate half-time activities during home games for the 2015-2016 season.  Various ideas were discussed including throwing t-shirts and mini-basketballs to the fans, and having half-time competitions.  More to come on this.  All fall training dates have now been updated on the girls’ basketball website.

Open Positions for the 2015-2016 Season: 

  • Pancake Breakfast Coordinator – if we continue to do this fundraiser.  We will revisit this next meeting as parents expressed concerns about it only being parents who contribute.
  • Varsity Stats Person
  • 9th and 10th grade team parents – will be needed once teams are determined

Anyone interested in these positions should contact Carla, Annette or Maia.

New Season:

  • Pre-season training is currently taking place for any players that are able to participate with Daniel Makepeace of PureIntensity Basketball open to all girls participating in the program.  Training will be held on Tuesday’s from 3:30-5pm during the month of September and October.  The cost per player is $47 payable to GBCC.
  • Fall Open Gym has also been scheduled for Thursday nights from 6:30-8pm through the beginning of November at Grainwood Elementary for all players.
  • We have signed up 4 teams for Fall Breakdown League, Varsity, two JV teams and a freshman team, which will start Sunday October 18th and will run for 4 Sundays with 2 games per team each Sunday.  Team information will be sent out the first week of October.  Cost per player, $51.
  • Russ Reetz, PLHS Athletic Director, will be conducting the annual mandatory winter sports rules meeting for players and parents on Monday, October 19th.
  • Coach Gidley communicated the coaches will be setting up a meeting for all players between now and the beginning of October to discuss team captains, breakdown league, the upcoming season etc.  More to come on a date for this.
  • Coach also confirmed that girls’ basketball tryouts will be the week of November 16th.
  • The idea of Team ‘little sisters’ was discussed by the group.  This entails having each varsity player pair up with a 9th grade player for the season to get to know them and help them new player acclimate to the high school etc.  More to come when teams are announced.
  • P.L.A.Y. is bringing in Christian Laettner the weekend of October 9-11 and are inviting all boys/girls basketball to participate in a camp and leadership discussion. The cost is $30 per player and will include a silent auction as well.  P.L.A.Y. would like to get as many HS players as possible. An email was sent to the girls’ program with additional information.
  • The GBCC will be looking for three companies to sponsor the girls’ basketball program for the 2015-2016 season.  Brett Anderson indicated that Dick’s Sanitation would be a sponsor again this year.
  • Being that we have a lot of money saved up from fundraising, we discussed various items we would like to purchase for the girls’ basketball program such as:  10 new basketballs $500, 2 basketball racks $800, blocking pads $200, weights for strength training, warm-ups/shooting shirts and team socks, updates to the scorer’s table, visitor/home signs for the gym designating which side is which.  Coach also talked about purchasing paint for the Blue Gym as it is in need of a new coat which would be great team bonding event, and taking the girls to a sports comedy show on a Saturday during the season.  

 

LABC Update: 

  • Mike Keating communicated that The LABC has a new treasurer, Kristine Kropp. 
  • The LABC made $18,600 on Lakefront Musicfest with all sports each getting their portion of $6,200.  Yet to be determined how much girls’ basketball will receive.
  • The LABC is in the process of gathering advertisers for team posters and will print programs.  The girls’ program needs to come up with three sponsors at $250 each.
  • Mike also communicated the in order to have access to streaming of games, the LABC is charging $40 for the year.

Other:

  • Next GBCC Meeting will be held on Monday, October 12th at 7:00pm in PLHS Lecture Hall Room 270.  

 

GBCC Minutes

Girls Back Court Club

6:30pm (Carla Lother’s Home)

Monday, August 10, 2015

Attendees:  Carla Lother (President), Maia Caldwell (Volunteer Coordinator), Annette Hofschild (Secretary), Linda Herubin (Treasurer), Todd Wheatcraft, Mike Keating, Brett Anderson, Sue Anderson, Chris Hofschild, Mike Gidley, Wendy Weideman, Scott Swensen, Bert Bezdicek, Kathi Hanson, Kim Zupan

 

Financial Update:  Linda went over the updated financial information and we currently have $15,062.13 in our account.  We are up-to-date in paying for all outstanding items, however, Coach Gidley said he would like to purchase new basketballs and a rack for the up-coming season totaling approx. $1500. Linda communicated that the LABC will be going through an audit in which the girls’ basketball booster club will be part of, therefore, she has been making sure our books are in good order.   

Volunteer Update:  No new updates at this time.

 

Communications Update:  Kim Zupan and Kathi Hanson have volunteered to be co-Concession Coordinators for the 2015-2016 season which the GBCC is grateful for!  GBCC Meeting dates have been set up for the 2015-2016 year and the girls’ basketball website has been updated with the new dates/times.  However, due to the school not being available for our September 14th meeting date, we will be moving the September meeting to Tuesday, September 15th starting at 7pm in PLHS Room 270.   

New Season:

  • Pre-season training has been set up with Daniel Makepeace of PureIntensity Basketball open to all girls participating in the program.  Training will be held on Tuesday’s from 3:30-5pm and Sundays from 11:00-12:30pm during the month of September and October, however, the Sunday training session will end when Fall Breakdown league starts.
  • We have signed up 4 teams for Fall Breakdown League, Varsity, two JV teams and a freshman team, which will start Sunday October 18th and will run for 4 Sundays with 2 games per team each Sunday.  More information will be sent out regarding teams, dates/locations etc.
  • Sue Anderson brought up the idea of participating in a fundraiser for the Epilepsy Foundation.  This fundraiser will include collecting 350 bags of donated soft goods including clothing, shoes, purses, bags and bath & bedding. If 350 bags are collected, the girls program will make $1500.  Everyone at the meeting agreed that this was a great idea as it will bring money into the program and benefit the community at the same time.  Sue said she would coordinate the communication and distribution of bags to the players.  The Epilepsy Foundation truck will be at PLHS on Saturday, September 19th to pick up bags.  Thanks Sue for Coordinating!
  • Wendy Weideman communicated that the two seniors, Michelle and Jessica, will be coordinating a team bonding event for all girls in the basketball program which will include a sleepover at the Weideman’s.  The senior girls will be providing communication to the players.
  • The GBCC will be looking for three companies to sponsor the girls’ basketball program for the 2015-2016 season.  Brett Anderson indicated that Dick’s Sanitation would be a sponsor again this year.

LABC Update: 

  • Mike Keating communicated that The LABC will have their first meeting of the new school year in September.  He also communicated that the LABC has a new treasurer.

Other:

  • Next GBCC Meeting will be held on Tuesday, September 15th at 7:00pm in PLHS Lecture Hall Room 270.  

 

GBCC Minutes

Girls Back Court Club

PLHS Lecture Hall Room 270 - 6:30pm

Monday, June 8, 2015

Attendees:  Carla Lother (President), Maia Caldwell (Volunteer Coordinator), Annette Hofschild (Secretary), Tom Clements, Lori Seviola, Todd Wheatcraft, Mike Keating, Brett Anderson, Chris Hofschild, Mike Gidley

Financial Update:  In Linda’s absence, Carla went over the updated financial information and we currently have $13,895.19 in our account.  We have up-coming expenses for the purchase of uniforms, Varsity scrapbook printing, and a couple sets of practice gear. We also have yet to receive our portion of the profit from the MYAS Grade State Tournament in March, which is estimated to be about $8,500.  Once we receive this, our account balance will be approximately $21,800!

Volunteer Update:  As a group, we continue our discussion on volunteer hours and agreed that we would continue to move forward with our volunteer opportunities for the 2015-2016 season and request that families sign up to volunteer as needed. We rely heavily on our volunteers for the program to be successful. Going forward, Maia will send out a summary of volunteer hours achieved by family frequently so everyone knows where they stand.  The expectation will be approximately 20 volunteer hours per family for the 2015-2016 season.

 

Communications Update:  We are still in need of a Concessions Coordinator, which we are hoping to fill this position with an incoming 9th grade parent or two.   GBCC Meeting dates have been set up for the 2015-2016 year and the girls basketball website will be updated with the new dates/times. 

New Season:

  • Summer Breakfast Club has now started and is being held from 6:45am-9:00am Monday-Thursday mornings.  This includes Strength team for the first 45 minutes.
  • Coach Gidley asked that last year’s varsity players participate in the St. Thomas Team Camp on June 29-30.  They have been registered and will be attending.
  • Lori Seviola has contacted an individual at Grainwood Elementary to inquire about community volunteer opportunities the girls could get involved in to help the community and as a team building/bonding effort.  She will communicate the opportunities as she learns of them.
  • Lori Seviola has also contacted Daniel Makepeace to set up training for the girls during the month of August when coaches cannot interact with the girls.  The training will be held on Monday and Wednesdays from 9-11am.
  • As a group we discussed the use of our PLHS Girls Bball Twitter account and what it should be used for.  We all agreed that we should continue to promote tweeting about our girls basketball team and individual’s successes.  Using the account can be a very positive experience in many ways by creating visibility to our program and our girls to college coaches, as well as just getting the community involved and excited about coming out to watch us play.  We will look for parent representatives from each team during the season to provide information that can be tweeted so that we are including the whole program (all teams).

LABC Update: 

  • Mike Keating communicated that The LABC is currently looking for volunteers for the following positions: Treasurer, Game Program Coordinator.  
  • The LABC is still selling tickets to Music Fest for $30 which gets you in to both nights.  Contact Mike Keating if still in need of tickets.

Other:

  • Next GBCC Meeting will be held on Monday, August 10th at 6:30pm Location - TBD.  

GBCC Minutes

Girls Back Court Club

PLHS Classroom 125 - 6:30pm

Monday, May 11, 2015

 

Attendees:  Carla Lother (President), Linda Herubin (Treasurer), Maia Caldwell (Volunteer Coordinator), Annette Hofschild (Secretary), Tom Clements, Jennifer Yotter, Lori Seviola, Scott Swensen, Wendy Weideman, Brett Anderson, Chris Hofschild

 

Financial Update:  Linda went over the updated financial information and we currently have $14,940.14 in our account.  We have up-coming expenses for the purchase of uniforms, Varsity scrapbooks, as well as our donation to The HopeChestMN. We also have yet to receive our portion of the profit from the MYAS Grade State Tournament in March.

 

Volunteer Update:  Maia Caldwell has now taken over the Volunteer Coordinator position. As a group, we also discussed volunteer hours and possibly implementing a deposit at the beginning of next season again.  The group discussed various scenarios to make this workable for all families, yet still provide a benefit to the program as we rely on our volunteers for the program to be successful. Going forward, Maia will send out a summary of volunteer hours achieved by family more frequently so everyone knows where they stand.  The expectation will be approximately 20 volunteer hours per family for the 2015-2016 season.

 

Communications Update:  The Spring Meeting will be held on Tuesday, May 19th and will include all incoming 9th grade families.  Annette will send out an email and agenda to all families.  We are still in need of a Concessions Coordinator, which we are hoping to maybe fill this position with an incoming 9th grade parent.   GBCC Meeting dates need to be set up for the 2015-2016 year.  Annette will contact Gina Fern to schedule the 2nd Monday each month.

 

New Season:

  • Summer Breakfast Club will be from 6:45am-9:00am Monday-Thursday mornings and will include Strength team for the first 45 minutes for those who signed up to do Strength Team. 
  • There will no Lakeville League this year since so many girls play AAU and last year there often times were not enough girls showing up.
  • The Spring meeting will be held on May 19th to kick off the new season and will include incoming 9th grade parents.  Volunteer expectations will be discussed at this meeting.
  • Coach Gidley communicated that he would like the girls to participate in a team camp this summer such as St. Thomas or the Gopher Team Camp.

 

Fundraising:

  • We have yet to receive the final tally from the Grade State Basketball Tournament fundraiser, though we expect this to be a significant fundraiser for the program.  
  • Each family will be responsible for purchasing 2 tickets to the Annual Music Fest as the LABC will receive $5 from each ticket sold through the high school programs.

 

 

 

 

LABC Update: 

  • Mike communicated that there is on-going discussion regarding how to pay the volunteers that manage the basketball tournaments.  Hopefully will be resolved at the next meeting.
  • The LABC is looking for someone to volunteer for the open treasurer position.

 

Other:

  • Next GBCC Meeting will be held on Monday, June 8th at 6:30pm in PLHS Lecture Hall 270.  

 

GBCC Minutes

Girls Back Court Club

PLHS Lecture Hall 270 - 6:30pm

Monday, March 9, 2015

 

Attendees:  Carla Lother (President), Linda Herubin (Treasurer), Del Peterson (Volunteer Coordinator), Annette Hofschild (Secretary), Mary Peterson, Tom Clements, Chris Hofschild, Brett Anderson, Mark Lother, Scott Swensen, Mike Keating

Financial Update:  Linda went over the updated financial information and we currently have $10,359.80 in our account.  We also received a check from P.L.A.Y for $2,000 donation to the program which we have not yet deposited. We have up-coming expenses for the purchase of uniforms, and reimbursement to Del for concession supplies.

Volunteer Update:  Del reported that we profited $1,505.59 from concessions this year.  We have 12 remaining beanies from the year that we will decide what to do with next season.  As a group, we also discussed how to get families that did not volunteer many hours this year, involved more next season as the program relies heavily on its families to volunteer their time.

Communications Update:  Annette communicated that we have filled 3 of the 4 volunteer positions that were open.  Maia Caldwell has agreed to replace Del as the Volunteer Coordinator, Mike Keating will be the new LABC Representative, and Rhonda Arends has agreed to be the annual Pancake Breakfast Coordinator.  Thank you to the three of you for volunteering!  We are still in need of a Concessions Coordinator, which we are hoping to maybe fill this position with an incoming 9th grade parent.

Fundraising:

  • Pink Out Night Recap – We will be making a donation to the HopeChestMN in the amount of $1,044.95 on behalf of the girls basketball program which is more than we were able to donate last year!
  • We have yet to receive the final tally from the Grade State Basketball Tournament fundraiser the team and families volunteered for, though we expect this to be a significant fundraiser for the program.

LABC Update:  No update reported.

Other:

  • With the season still in swing when we had our year end banquet, awards were not given out so this remains the one open item to a very successful season.   This will be coordinated between the coaches and the girls.
  • A meeting will be scheduled in May to kick off the new season and will include incoming 9th grade parents.
  • Next GBCC Meeting will be held on Monday, April 13th at 6:30pm in PLHS Lecture Hall 270.  

 

GBCC Minutes

Girls Back Court Club

PLHS Lecture Hall 270 - 7:30pm

Monday, November 10, 2014

 

Attendees:  Carla Lother (President), Linda Herubin (Treasurer), Del Peterson (Volunteer Coordinator), Annette Hofschild (Secretary), Jill Barton, Wendy Weideman, Bert Bezdicek, Rhonda Arends, Pat Caldwell, Chris Hofschild, Brian Bischel, Mike Gidley, Gwen Flaata

 

Financial Update:  Linda handed out the updated financial information and we currently have $8,016.85 in our account.  However, we have up-coming expenses for the purchase of uniforms, additional backpacks for new Varsity/JV team members, and pre-payment of concession inventory.  GBCC ended up only having to cover $55.00 for Breakdown league.  The second Freddy’s fundraiser netted $100.00 for the club which we will continue to schedule once a month throughout the season.  As discussed in earlier meetings, the players will be responsible for purchasing their own practice gear which will cost $58.00/player.  The players will then be able to keep their gear to use for the next three years for such things as pre-season leagues as well as every practice during the season.  It was also noted that we have $588.38 on deposit with LABC.

 

Volunteer Update:  Del reported that we have covered 67 of the 76 time slots for the P.L.A.Y. Girls Tournament this coming weekend November 15-16 with all concession slots filled.  He let P.L.A.Y. know that we may not be able to fill the remaining slots.  The Board is still unsure if we have a coordinator for pre-game/half-time activities.  A few parents have expressed interest in volunteering but have not attended GBCC meetings or communicated their ideas.  Please let the Board know if you are interested.

 

Communications Update:  Annette reported that she has received some questions on whether or not Varsity travel gear and/or optional Laker wear can still be ordered.  Jill said she would talk to the Lids reps to see if we could have the stores open up again for a week prior to Thanksgiving once teams are formed.

 

New Season:

  • It was discussed that we will likely need to order more backpacks for new members of the Varsity/JV team as we only have 2 left to distribute from the previous year. 
  • We are still looking for volunteers to do stats and video streaming/Announcing for varsity home games.  Carla said she would check to see if Brett Anderson would be willing to do stats again this year.  If anyone is interested in video streaming/announcing (or even just video streaming without announcing), let one of the Board members know.  This could also be combined to include filming of games for the varsity coaches.  We are also looking for someone to coordinate pre-game/half-time activities.  Mona Glass has expressed her interest in coordinating this with other parents.  Need to discuss details.
  • We have 2 sponsors for the team poster and are still looking for 1 more sponsor.  The cost is $250.00 for the company name on the poster plus getting mentioned by the announcer at each home game.  This is great advertising for a local business.
  • Once the teams are formed for the new season, we will need a 9th grade team parent and a 10th grade team parent to attend all GBCC Meetings to provide team updates.
  • The regular season will start on November 17th with tryouts the first two days from 7-9pm for all 9th- 12th grades.
  • We will be participating in tournaments over the Thanksgiving and Christmas holiday breaks.  The dates/times will be posted on the girls basketball website.
  • Varsity/JV will have practice 7-9pm during the season with the 9th and 10th grades teams practicing on an alternating schedule which will be posted on the website.

 

Fundraising:

  • We are still looking for a parent volunteer to coordinate the Pancake breakfast which will be held on Sunday, January 11, 2015.
  • Del brought up the idea of selling Beanies (winter hats) in Laker colors at the upcoming P.L.A.Y. Girls basketball Tournament this weekend.  All agreed it was a great idea to earn some money for the program.  Del purchased 50 hats to sell at the three tournament locations. 
  • Carla discussed with the new LABC president that we have always gotten the Grade State Tournament held in March every year as one of our fundraisers.  We will continue to have it this year.  The dates are March 7-8, 2015.
  • It was discussed that we will continue to try to have a Freddy’s night once a month during the season to earn money for the program. 
  • Del brought up for discussion what we will want to stock for our concessions.  Do we want to have popcorn this year, and continue to have pizza available?  Our first concession night won’t be until our first home game which is Tuesday, January 6th.  Will discuss at next meeting.
  • Raffles – Still looking for fundraising ideas/donations for items to raffle off at half time of home games.  Let Del or Carla know if you have ideas or items to donate.

 

LABC Update:  Carla communicated that we have a new LABC President, Tim Obrien, as well as a new membership coordinator.  Music Fest netted LABC $15,030.

 

 

Other:

  • Senior Night will be Friday, February 27th, the last home game against Rosemount.

 

GBCC Minutes

Girls Back Court Club
PL High School Lecture Hall

6:30 PM
Monday, September 8, 2014

 

 

 

Attendees:  Carla Lother (President),  Heid Myers (Secretary),  Linda Herubin (Treasurer), Del Peterson (Volunteer Coordinator),Jill Barton, Brett Anderson, Wendy Wiedeman, Mary Peterson, John Barton, Maia Caldwell, Renae Johnston, Greg Flaata, Scott Swensen, Absent: Mike Gidley

 

  1. Financial Update: Linda handed out the updated financial information and we currently have $7,971.85 in our account.   We also have pending expenses of $5,250 for uniforms so that only leaves $2,721.85. She also indicated that we will need to do a fundraiser pretty soon to get some funds back into our account. Carla indicated that Gids would still like to purchase practice gear however we do not have enough in our account now to do that so the girls will have to purchase them individually. We estimate that cost to be about $60 per player.

 

  1. Volunteer Update Del asked Carla to send him a list of the girls interested in the Breakdown league so he can check to make sure we have signed contracts for all of them.

 

  1. Communication Updates:  Debra Schaff communicated to Heidi that she, along with other parents are going to handle the concession coordinator position.  Heidi also noted that she will be out of town for the next two meetings and Wendy Weideman agreed to  take minutes for those two meetings.

 

  1. New Season(Fundraising):

 

  1. Breakdown League –Carla will send the cost per player to Heidi so she can send out an email to everyone interested to let them know how much to send to Linda to pay for the league.  We will require all the players to be paid upfront before they are accepted on a team this year. The dates are Oct 19th, 26th, Nov 2nd, 9th and 16th. 
  2. The captains parents are working on getting some training set up along with captains practices to start soon to get the girls ready for the season.
  3. Mona Glass is interested in working on ½ time events.  We will need to get some items for donation to raffle off.
  4. Carla will check with Rodine on revising the game day programs.
  5. We have schedule the pancake breakfast for January 11th.  We will need to get a volunteer to coordinate that event as well.Del will use the sign up genius for the girls to sign up along with a few parents. A big piece of the fundraiser is to get pre-sale tickets done.  Jill suggested that someone take the girls out to sell them.
  6. The regular season will start on November 17th with tryouts.
  7. Something new this year to improve attendance at events is that all students are going to get in free to all varsity events except for Hockey and Football.
  8. Carla is working on setting up a date for the Freddies fundraiser nights.  We need to get the word out on that.
  9. We still need three poster sponsors for our varsity posted as well.

 

  1. LABC Update:  The LABC is continuing with the audit.  All the bills are paid now and the scoreboard has been refinanced so it will be more affordable. There is still one open space on the scoreboard for a sponsor. The LABC website has been updated and they are looking for volunteers for some positions

 

  1. Game Day Activities: Mona Glass and Cheryl Heimel will be working on the pre-game/half time events. We discussed that we will need some donated items to give away.  We could possibly have the pep band, dance line pop toss or bean bag toss events.

 

 

  1. OTHER: It looks like we will be doing a St. Olaf tournament over the Holidays.  They have hired a new JV coach. 

 

 

  1. Next meeting:  7:30pm on Monday October 13th @ PLHS 270 Lecture Hall

 

 

GBCC Minutes

Girls Back Court Club
PL High School Lecture Hall

6:30 PM
Monday, August 11, 2014

 

 

 

Attendees:  Carla Lother (President),  Heid Myers (Secretary),  Linda Herubin (Treasurer), Jill Barton, Brett Anderson, Debra Schaff, Wendy Wiedeman, Brian Bischel. Absent: Del Peterson and Mike Gidley

 

  1. Financial Update: Linda handed out the updated financial information and we currently have $7,971.85 in our account. There was a double payment made to Lids for shorts and tanks that we will be refunded.  Linda has turned in all the information requested for the Audit. 

 

  1. Volunteer Update Del was not in attendance so we did not get an update.

 

  1. Communication Updates:  Nothing to report.

 

  1. New Season(Fundraising):

 

  1. Breakdown League -It looks like we will have 36 players and 4 teams for the breakdown league- one varsity, two junior varsity teams and a sophomore team.  It will cost $1,980 for the 4 teams and approximately $55 per player. The dates are Oct 19th, 26th, Nov 2nd, 9th and 16th. 
  2. The regular season will start on November 17th with tryouts.
  3. Schedule of Events- Jill, Carla and Del will sit down in October and create a schedule for all the events this season.
  4. Budget- The varsity uniforms will cost $5,250 and we will still have to purchase a couple of backpacks which are $50 a piece for the new varsity members. We will not have to pay for the assistant varsity coach this year because the school board voted to pay for all assistant coaches going forward.         
  5. Other: The new uniforms were ordered for the varsity team. It looks like we will have a Christmas tournament at St. Olaf instead of Hopkins.
  6. We expect to make about $1,500 in concessions but we need a coordinator. Heidi will send out a request for volunteers with the next email.
  7. We will not get a Fall MYAS tournament.
  8. We still need to find 3 sponsors for the LABC poster fundraiser.  It looks like  Waste Management will contribute and Brett was going to check with Freddies Steak Burgers to see if they will sponsor us.
  9. Brett has connected with Freddies Steak Burgers and will do a give back program for our club. We decided to have it start on the 20th and have it go every Wednesday from 5-8pm.  They will give us %15 of all sales if Girls Basketball is mentioned when ordering. Carla will talk to Rodine about doing a blast out to the school and Trevor for PLAY. Brett will coordinate with Freddies and get a flyer done.
  10. We will do a pancake breakfast in January and the Grade State in March.
  11. We also considered doing Chipotle coupons or checkbooks to sell.  We will also look for donated raffle items to sell.

 

  1. LABC Update:  Carla announced that the President of the LABC resigned (Debbie Kelly). There is an audit going on due to some missing money. There will be more checks and balances with the processes going forward.

 

  1. Game Day Activities: Mona Glass and Cheryl Heimel will be working on the pre-game/half time events. Lori Seviola is working on a Lynx event. Senior night (banners and gifts) will be handled by the Junior parents and will be the last home game of the season.

 

 

  1. OTHER: There are a couple of girls basketball twitter accounts out there that has good information on them.  You just need to search PLHS girls basketball to find them. 

 

 

Next meeting:  6:30pm on Monday September 8th @ PLHS 270 Lecture Hall

 

 

Girls Back Court Club
PL High School Lecture Hall

6:30 PM
Tuesday, April 15, 2014

 

 

 

Attendees:  Carla Lother (President),  Heid Myers (Secretary),  Del Peterson (Volunteer Coordinator), Jill Barton (Treasurer), Linda Herubin, Pat Collins, Cheryl Collins, Kim Zupan, Mike Gidley, Brett Anderson

 

1.     Volunteer Update Del is not sure which MYAS tournament we will get next March.  We won’t have any options for other tournaments this year. We did not cash the volunteer checks from last year and we will destroy them all. We discussed and decided not to collect volunteer checks this next year so Del will re-word the contract and send it to everyone to review. We are going to need the girls to volunteer for the PLAY tournament, the Pancake Breakfast and concessions. Del will also update the brochures for the May meeting.

 

2.     Financial Update: Jill passed out the financial information.  This is Jill’s final meeting as the Treasurer.  She will however continue as a Captain’s parent. We currently have $9,070.90 in our account however we have not paid for the assistant coach yet and we have not received our portion of the State Tournament yet.

 

3.     Communication Updates:  Carla received an incoming player list from PLAY that she forwarded to Heidi and Del. Del asked about St. Mikes. Carla will send that to us as well. Heidi will update the distribution list to include these incoming 8th graders. Heidi will also send out a “Save the Date” email for the Spring meeting scheduled for May 12th.

 

4.     New Season: We decided to hold the meeting in the Lecture Hall instead of the gym due to the sound issue we had last year. Heidi will check to make sure we still have it scheduled. Rodine and Coach Gids will be at the meeting and will speak for about 15 minutes each. Coach has also invited the Strength and Training coach to speak about their summer program as well.  We will also have sign ups for interested players in the Lakeville league and Breakdown league.  Del will have the volunteer contracts to sign as well.

 

5.     LABC Update:  We will have the Music Fest tickets at the meeting to sell as well for the LABC fundraiser.

 

6.     OTHER: We would like the team to get involved in the Lakefront Parade this summer.  Our conference is going to change to the new conference this next season to include Shakopee and Farmington.

 

 

 

Next meeting:  6:00pm on Monday June 9th @ PLHS 270 Lecture Hall 

GBCC Minutes
Girls Back Court Club
PL High School Lecture Hall
6:30 PM
Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Attendees:  Carla Lother (President),  Heid Myers (Secretary),  Del Peterson (Volunteer Coordinator), Jill Barton (Treasurer), Linda Herubin, Tracy Wold, Cheryl Collins, Kim Zupan, Annette Hofschild, Lisa Bischel
 
1.    Volunteer Update:  Del indicated that the MYAS tournament went well.  We have earned about $5,750 profit as compared to $4,100 last year.  As far as volunteer hours go, everyone met or exceeded the 20 hour goal except for 10 people.  We had a lengthy discussion about whether to cash the volunteer deposit checks for the 10 people that did not complete their hours or not.  We will need to decide soon.

2.    Financial Update: Jill passed out the financial information.  We currently have $10,153.21 in our account however we have not paid for the assistant coach yet. We sent a check for $500 to the American Cancer Society for the proceeds from the Pink Out night.  We also made $300 on the “Beats” Raffle at the last home game. There is a sense of “Fundraising Fatigue” from everyone so we need to be careful about how we approach this year. Jill and Linda will coordinate the transition for treasurer.  They need to go to the bank to get the signatures changed before May.

 
3.    Communication Updates: Heidi had a list of about 91 people that had RSVP’ed for the Banquet.  She will send out a reminder this week about the event next Sunday. We also need to decide when our Spring meeting will be. Carla will coordinate with Rodine about a date.


4.    Season:

a.    Team Reports- Freshman Team- Annette announced the 9th grade team won the state tournament and had a team party to celebrate.
b.    Team Report – Sophomore Team – Tracy announced that the sophomore team had another dinner bonding session to end the season.

5.    Schedule of Events:  
a.    Banquet- We are all set for the banquet on Sunday.  Cheryl will finalize the count for food.  Carla will work with Gids on the order of events.  We need to make sure they leave enough time for the slide show and gifts from captains. The dress code is business casual. The 9th grade and 10th grade teams are giving gift cards to their respective coaches separately.


6.    Fundraising: 

a.    Concessions Update:  We are going to definitely need a concessions coordinator for next year. This year overall we had revenue of $2,782 less expenses gave us a profit of $1,318 over 11 home games.  At this point it is worth it to continue next year. The remaining inventory product will be sold to whomever wants it at cost. 
b.    MYAS Tournament: See above under Volunteer coordinator update.
 
7.    LABC Update:  

a.    With the conclusion of the audit, there are going to be more checks and balances on all the tournaments that we do. Debbie Kelly has resigned her position as tournament coordinator. We do not know who her replacement might be. We are under the impression that we are keeping the MYAS basketball tournament however with all the other sports wanting a tournament, we may not be able to keep it. We can do our own tournament if we want to consider that. 
b.    There are new rules put into place as well.  These include completing forms for all expenses over $50 that need to be signed by two board members.  We will also have to have 2 bids for everything we purchase. The new forms include a Tournament Form, Deposit Form and Expense form.  These forms can be found on the LABC website.

8.    Other: 
a.    Carla attended the School Board meeting.  They discussed a concern regarding the Winter activities surveys. The Surveys had an increase of 50% of unhappy responses over last year.  They are going to look into the reasons why.

 


Next meeting:  6:30pm on Tuesday April 15th @ PLHS 270 Lecture Hall

GBCC Minutes

Girls Back Court Club
PL High School Lecture Hall

7:30 PM
Monday, February 10, 2014

 

Attendees:  Carla Lother (President),  Heid Myers (Secretary),  Del Peterson (Volunteer Coordinator), Jill Barton (Treasurer), Linda Herubin, Tracy Wold, Pat Collins, Brett Andrerson, Annette Hofschild, Wendy Weideman, Coach Mike Gidley

 

1.     Volunteer Update:  Del passed out an updated list of the volunteer hours remaining for the season and the hours needed for the March 1st MYAS tournament.  We need to fill 330 hours, 44 slots at the High school and 44 slots at HOMS.  The shifts are from 7:30am – 10:30pm. We only have 333 available if everyone participates. The boys are supposed to set up and tear down and do the shopping and work on Sunday for their 50%.   We will have to work with the boys teams to make this work. Del will coordinate with them. MYAS apparel will be available for sale but we are not doing a separate booth and will coordinate it through the concession stand. Since the 9th graders are playing in the tournament, Del will send out the sign-up genius to the 9th graders first and then open it up to everyone else. He hopes to have it out by February 22nd.

 

2.     Financial Update: Jill passed out the financial information.  We currently have $9,427.36 in our account however we have not paid for the assistant coach yet and about $200 for the LABC audit costs.  At this time last year we had about $14,000 in the bank at this time.  The difference really comes down to the scoreboard we paid for

 

3.     Communication Updates: None at this time.

 

4.     Board/Volunteer Positions: The current board members stayed after the meeting and voted on the replacement for the Treasurer position.  We had a couple of people apply for the position. Linda Herubin was voted in with a majority vote.  At this time, we are not able to split out the responsibilities for the LABC rep due to the audit the LABC is going through.  We will revisit this in a few months.

 

5.     New Season:

 

a.     Team Reports- Freshman Team- Annette announced the 9th grade team has their last pasta dinner on Thursday and had a good turnout for the Feed My Starving Children event.  Their current win-loss standing is 12-4.

b.     Team Report – Sophomore Team – Tracy announced that the sophomore team already had their 2nd pasta dinner and also had a good turnout for the Feed my starving children event.  Their win-loss record is 8-12

c.     The varsity team had fun at the feed my starving children event and will have a pasta dinner on the 17th.

 

6.     Schedule of Events: 

a.     The pink out event is this Friday.  The T-shirts will be handed out on Wednesday or Thursday to players.  The Burnsville team is also participating so they will wear the t-shirts as well.  Trevor will do an email blast about the event.  We are also having a bake sale.  Everyone that donates should wrap their food in packages that could be sold as $1 to make it simple.  They also need to label what the food is. The players need to pay $5 for the t-shirts and the rest will be sold for $10 to parents etc.  There will be a donation bucket available as well as a couple of representatives from the American Cancer Society present. We are not charging the coaches for the shirts and instead of candy, the starters will throw shirts out to the crowd. At half time there will be a PLAY team playing. The year end banquet is set for March 16th and we will do the catering from The Old Piper Inn.  The GBCC paid for the girls, the coaches and their families and everyone else will be charged $10.  We will also pay for the decorations and water. Cheryl will coordinate ordering the food.

b.     Senior night is against Apple Valley and will be 5 minutes right after the JV game.

c.     Next year we are hosting a Holiday tournament here at Prior Lake with the boys.

 7.     Fundraising:

 a.     Concessions Update:  Del estimated that we made $631 so far with the concessions.  We have three home games left so we have to manage the inventory so we don’t have much left.  We will continue to order pizza’s..

b.     MYAS Tournament: See above under Volunteer coordinator update.

c.     Dicks Sanitation: The flyer went out for this fundraiser.

 

8.     Other: 

 

a.     LABC update – The audit is done.  There is a Massage Fundraiser that is being worked on with Pathways Chiropractic Health Center.  More info to follow on that. Carla is looking for ideas for laker enthusiasm to bring back to the LABC.

b.     Carla to check with Rodine again about letting students in for free.

c.     The announcer Dick Carlson recently lost his wife to cancer and the Captains are going to give him a sympathy card, $100 gift card and an autographed pink out t-shirt.


Next meeting:  7:30pm on Monday March 10th @ PLHS 270 Lecture Hall 

GBCC Minutes

Girls Back Court Club
PL High School Lecture Hall

7:30 PM
Monday, January 13, 2014

 

Attendees:  Carla Lother (President),  Heid Myers (Secretary),  Del Peterson (Volunteer Coordinator), Jill Barton (Treasurer), Linda Herubin, Tracy Wold, Emily Sickmann, Cheryl Collins, Kim Zupan, , Brett Andrerson, Annette Hofschild, Trevor Knutson, Wendy Weideman, Coach Mike Gidley

 

1.    Volunteer Update:  Del indicated that all concession positions are filled for the rest of the season. He also found that there is one player who did not fill out a volunteer contract or give us a check. He will contact them and try to get that done.

 

2.    {C}Financial Update: Jill passed out the financial information.  We currently have $9,928.77 in our account however we have not paid for the assistant coach yet.  We also have a small negative balance with the LABC because of the poster sponsor payment that we will have to resolve. Jill was also given an invoice from 2/18/13 about setting up wireless that we have no idea what it is for.  She will check into it to see if we really have to pay it. Jill will be stepping down from her position when the new season starts in May. Her daughter will be a senior and Jill will need to take on other duties. Jill will be around to help train and answer questions for whomever takes over. 

 

3.  Communication Updates: Heidi asked about getting the official team photo’s and poster electronically to put on the website. We also talked about putting the names of the sponsors on there as well.  Carla will contact Linhoff.  Cheryl gave Heidi a disc with some pictures of the varsity team that Heidi will put on the website.   We need some for the Freshman team as well.

 

4.  Board/Volunteer Positions: We need to start recruiting for the three open positions we will have next season.  They are Treasurer, LABC rep and a Concessions coordinator.  Heidi will send out an email to everyone to request their help. We would prefer to have some of the younger players parents step up so that we get some longevity on the GBCC.

 

5.  New Season:

 

a.   Team Reports- Freshman Team- Annette announced that the team is doing well in their season.  They have had one pasta party already and will do another one in February. The girls seem to be getting along well.

b.   Team Report – Sophomore Team – Tracy announced that the first pasta dinner will be this Thursday and they will plan another one as well.  The team is doing ok with more losses than wins at this point.

6.    {C}Schedule of Events:  The captains parents are working on Teacher appreciate night that will be on January 28th.  We will be having a PLAY night event on Tuesday January 21st. They are also working on the Pink Out for Cancer night that will on Friday February 14th.  That is also our last home game. Cheryl introduced an idea for the girls to participate in.  It is a Feed My Starving Children event at Shepard of the Lake Church in Prior Lake. This will be held from February 5-9th.  We agreed it is something that we should get involved in.  Cheryl will get the information out to the Team parents and encourage everyone to participate. We also will be looking at having our year end banquet on March 16th at the high school. Cheryl will coordinate reserving the space.

 

7.  Fundraising:

 

Pancake Breakfast:  We made about $3,000 on the pancake breakfast.  We made about the same amount last year with the Raffle so therefore we don’t need to do the Raffle this year. With the upcoming MYAS tournaments, we should be fine for fundraising events. We are going to plan on doing the Pancake Breakfast again next year and try to make more of an effort to presell more tickets. Linda wanted all of us to know that the VFW makes no money on our event.  The people that work it are all volunteers and we only pay the cost to the VFW.  Linda suggested that we write the VFW a thank you.  We decided to have the captains take care of writing it. .  

Culvers: Brett Anderson updated us on the possible Culvers fundraiser.  We would get 10% of the sales for a time period of 5-9pm about $500 a night.  The girls would be required to work about 2 hours each. It is the Culvers in Shakopee.  We are going to consider this as an option.

Dicks Sanitation: Brett also introduced an additional fund raiser idea.  The company that he works for Dicks Sanitation from Lakeville would be willing to donate $50 to our program for every household that converts over to their Trash service with a 2 year agreement.  He will send Heidi the information so she can send it out to everyone in the program.

Applebees: Jill is still pursuing this option and will let us know if she is able to put something together.

 

Other: 

 

Coach Gids wanted to let us all know how much he appreciates our group and everything we are doing to keep the program running the way it is.  He understands all the work it takes to do what we are doing and he wanted to give us a big thank you!!

He also indicated that practice would be on Monday at 3:30pm due to the Holiday.

 


Next meeting:  7:30pm on Monday February 10th @ PLHS 270 Lecture Hall 

GBCC Minutes

Girls Back Court Club
PL High School Lecture Hall

7:30 PM
Monday, December 9, 2013

 

Attendees:  Carla Lother (President),  Heid Myers (Secretary),  Linda Herubin, Jill Barton (Treasurer), Tracy Wold, Emily Sickmann, Brian Bischel, Annette Hofschild, Trevor Knutson.   Absent: Del Peterson (Volunteer Coordinator)

 

1.     Introductions:  Our new team parents were in attendance and announced.  Tracy Wold will be the Sophomore team parent and Annette Hofschild is the 9th grade team parent.

 

2.     Volunteer Update:  Del was out sick so Carla announced that the concession slots are all filled for the season.  We had several requests for popcorn and that is something that we will look into providing.  We are not sure how much money we made on this first session because we don’t’ have the receipts yet. We will get an update at our next meeting. We decided to go with the same items for this next home game.

 

3.     Financial Update: Jill passed out the financial information.  We currently have $10,995.54 in our account however we have not paid for the scoreboard, backpacks or assistant coach yet.  After all the know expense are taken out, we should have only about $2,500 left. 

 

4.     Communication Updates: Heidi will send out information to the new team parents on how to reserve space for the pasta parties etc.  She will also send them a list of the email addresses for each of the teams. Once we get the team pictures, she will post them on the website along with a roster list.  Coach Gids will send Heidi the holiday practice schedule once he finalizes it and Heidi will send it out and post it online.

 

5.     Fundraising:

 

a.     Pancake Breakfast: Linda is getting the tickets printed and we will sell them for $8.00 for adults and children older than 3.  Children under 3 are free.  We will have 36 shifts to fill.  We are going to require each of the girls to work a shift and ask that they each sell 12 tickets for a total of $96.00.  In addition, the captains will act as the team leaders to help organize the group.  We may need a few parents to assist as well. A rough estimate of our profit will be about $2,350. We will ask Del to set up a sign up genius for the girls to sign up for their shift.  Linda will be at the game on Thursday to hand out the tickets to the players and collect any money upfront.  Heidi will send out an email to everyone to let them know the details.  Linda will work on advertising the event in the newspapers and Trevor will do a PLAY blast as well.  We will also try to sell some at the concession stand and possibly the admissions table.  

b.      We still need a parent volunteer for the Raffle.  Since this will not be until
February, we have some time to find someone.  We decided that we would hold the raffle either on February 3rd or 18th.  We would like to have donations if possible instead of purchasing things for the raffle.  That would give us more profit.

c.     Carla is going to send out an email regarding asking everyone to purchase the key fobs for the LABC as they are low on funds this year. They need about $22,000 and most of this shortage is due to the lack of memberships purchased.

d.     In a previous meeting Brett Anderson suggested a fund raiser at Culvers that the Golf Team just completed as a new idea for fundraising.  He said he would try to get more information on it and let us know. We are still waiting on information from him on this option.

 

6.     New Season:

a.     We are going to create a spreadsheet that identifies what activity or PLAY team is doing the pre-game and halftime scrimmage events. We will then backfill any games that are not covered with different events.

 

7.     Other: 

 

a.     We opened the Spirit Wear and parent wear orders again for a short time.

b.      Need to follow up from last meeting -We also discussed giving any sponsors of the Scoreboard, free tickets to games.  Carla will look into that as well.

 


Next meeting:  7:30pm on Monday January 13th @ PLHS 270 Lecture Hall 

 

GBCC Minutes

Girls Back Court Club
PL High School Lecture Hall
7:30 PM
Monday, November 11, 2013
 
Attendees:  Carla Lother (President),  Heid Myers (Secretary),  Del Peterson (Volunteer Coordinator)  , Brett Anderson, Linda Herubin,  Kim Zupan, Cheryl Collins, Wendy Weideman.   Absent: Jill Barton (Treasurer)
 
1. Financial Report/Budget:  Carla announced that Jill would not be able to attend tonight’s meeting so Carla would do the update. Jill was going to deposit all the breakdown checks this week and we were going to order 10 backpacks for the new JV/Varsity team members for this year.
 
2. Volunteer Update: Del has 45 of the 76 slots filled for the PLAY tournament this weekend. He was going to send out another email to ask people to sign up and start to allow parents to fill the shifts.  We discussed that we should not do this tournament for free next year.  We do not have enough team members/parents to cover this many shifts.
 
3. Communication Updates: Heidi received a couple pictures from the Captains parents to post on the website. Heidi will also update the Varsity parent reps on the Booster Club page, to add the Captains parents names. In addition, Carla asked Heidi to send out an email to announce the picture date on November 27th beginning at 8:00am.  The pictures will be taken by Linhoff Photo. The poster picture and team pictures will be taken that day. Carla will work with the Captains parents to get the poster concept figured out. We decided to keep the price of the posters at $20.00 even though the cost has gone up.
 
4. Fundraising:
 
a. We discussed the food and drinks we should provide for the concession sales.  Carla got some pricing for the subs.  We decided that we would keep it simple with Subs, chips, candy, pop, water and Gatorade.  Carla was going to work on a budget/business plan for the concessions and send out an email.  .
b. Del would like to ask each 9th grader to rank their dates that they want to be assigned to work the concession shifts so it will be easier to schedule.  There will be three people required at each shift with one parent/adult.
c. We still need a parent volunteer for the Raffle.  Since this will not be until
February, we have some time to find someone.  We decided that we would hold the raffle either on February 3rd or 18th.
d. Linda Herubin has graciously volunteered to manage the pancake breakfast fundraiser.  Thank you Linda!
e. Brett Anderson suggested a fund raiser at Culvers that the Golf Team just completed as a new idea for fundraising.  He said he would try to get more information on it and let us know.
 
5. New Season:
a. The captain’s parents are still working out the details of the activities surrounding the varsity games like the song, half time events and other things.  Carla was going to ask Rodine how we go about getting the half time events scheduled along with all the additional things like statistics, video’s, Hudl etc.  She will let us know.
 
 
6. Other:
 
a. The Spirit Wear and parent wear has shipped and should be here soon. Carla will check to see if we can open the parent wear again with the player wear that will re-open on the 25th.
b. We also discussed giving any sponsors of the Scoreboard, free tickets to games.  Carla will look into that as well.
 
 
 
 
Next meeting:  7:30pm on Monday December 9th @ PLHS 270 Lecture Hall

GBCC Minutes

 

Girls Back Court Club
PL High School Lecture Hall
7:00 PM
Monday, October 14, 2013

Attendees:  Carla Lother (President), Jill Barton (Treasurer), Heid Myers (Secretary),  Del Peterson (Volunteer Coordinator) Brian Bischel, Mark Lother, Brett Anderson, Pat Collins, Linda Herubin, Todd Wheatcraft, Kim Zupan, Emily Sickman, Cheryl Collins.   
 
1.    Financial Report/Budget:  Jill presented the financial report for the program.   The balance as of October 14, 2013 is $11,505.73.  We will be reimbursed $1,935 for the Breakdown league that will bring our balance back up to $13,440.73.  Jill did move the bank account to Prior lake State Bank now and the LABC has access to the account. We have about $10,600 of funds allocated to the scoreboard, assistant coach and warm ups to pay for yet which will bring our balance down significantly. We will be paying for the assistant coach and uniforms next year so we need to plan for that.

2.     Volunteer Update: Del has now collected all volunteer deposits and contracts from all players families committed to the team. He is going to be setting up sign up genius for the upcoming volunteer opportunities like concessions, tournaments etc.

3.    Communication Updates: Heidi communicated the breakdown league teams to each member.  She will also post any new pictures on the website because all we have on there now are pictures from last season. Anyone that has pictures is encouraged to send them to Heidi’s email address.

4.    Fundraising:

a.     We decided that we are going to do the home game concessions.  The Captains parents are going to be coordinating the process and getting the product in and out. They are going to need volunteers from the parents and players of the younger age teams to work the concession stand.  The concessions will be open from 5:30pm until halftime for all varsity home games.  Del will set up blocks of 2.5 hours on sign up genius and each volunteer will get a 4 hour credit for working these shifts.  Carla was going to check on Jimmy Johns pricing to see if it makes sense to buy Jimmy Johns sandwiches to sell. 
b.    We need volunteers to run the raffle and the pancake breakfast.  We decided that the raffle would be sometime in January instead of December because of Christmas. We also are going to have the Pancake Breakfast on January 12th.  These are both great opportunities for the families to get their volunteer hours completed quickly. We determined that running the raffle would account for 10 volunteer hours and the pancake breakfast would be 5 hours. We will also need volunteers for the MYAS tournament in March. An email will be sent out to request volunteers for a parent to run the raffle and pancake breakfast. We hope that all of these events will bring in enough funds to bring our bank balance back up since this year was a big spending year with the Scoreboard etc. 
c.    Carla was going to look into the max value total that we can give as a non-profit organization through the LABC.
d.    The idea of a sponsor, like Nike, to sponsor our team like they do for other school teams was brought up. We are not sure how we go about checking into that.  Any thoughts on that should be given to Carla or any board member. 
e.    Carla also presented the LABC fundraiser for selling Key Fobs for $1 off of all sport entrance fee.  The membership levels start at $25.00.  Please consider contributing to this fundraiser as well. 

 

5.    New Season: 
a.    The Breakdown league is starting this Sunday and all teams have been communicated. Coach Gids has the Varsity girls coaching the younger teams.  It was noted that the 9th grade games were at the same time as Varsity and that could be a problem.  (after this meeting that issue was resolved). Carla and Jill will collect the checks and waiver forms for the Varsity and 9th grade teams and Del and Heidi will collect for the JV teams. 
b.    The Scoreboard is being put in next week and we will get billed by Rodine for it.  We discussed the possibility of soliciting individual donations or sponsorships for the scoreboard.  We could then post a banner with the sponsor’s names on it and will announce them at each home game. 
c.    We will be needing volunteers for the 9A, 9B and B-squad team parents along with an announcer for the varsity games. It sounds like Emily Sickman has volunteered to be the announcer if no one else will step up to do that. 
d.    We discussed the possible half time events to include Dance team, Drumline, PLAY, Pep band, a game called shoot for pop and food shelf donations.  
e.    Coach Gids needs to select a date and place for the pictures and poster picture.  We also need to finalize the dates and times for practice times, tryouts and the mandatory rules meeting dates. Carla to check with Coach Gids on these dates. 
f.    The GBCC is purchasing the warm ups for Varsity and the team will keep the warm ups to pass on from year to year. The shooting shirts will be a part of the warm up outfit. 
g.    Another ongoing issue was how to get more people to attend games.  Jill remembered that in past years the activities office issued passes for the students to attend games. Carla will inquire about this option.

 

6.    Other:

a.    Poster Sponsors – We do have three sponsors for it.  They are Speiker, Edelweiss Bakery and Dick Sanitation.

b.    Spirit Wear (for parents etc.) – There will be a website set up for purchasing Laker wear sweat outfits etc. Coach Gids wants all the girls to purchase ankle braces and knee pads. Carla will revisit this with Coach Gids as well. Brian Bischel will inquire for the price of ankle braces and bring this information to the next meeting. Carla is looking at which items we want to put out there and how much they will cost with the Nike rep.  We will purchase as a group and ship to one location because it is cheaper to do it that way.

 


Next meeting:  7:30pm on Monday November 11 @ PLHS 270 Lecture Hal