2016 USA Annual Meeting

USA Annual Meeting Agenda – July 11, 2016

A.      Call Meeting to Order: 6:04pm MDT

B.      Affirmation of Officers

  1. President:
    1. Nominated Mark Atkinson by Mike Schatz
    2. Second by Wendy Grzych
    3. Approved
  2. Vice President
    1. Nominated Danielle Millet by Patricia Wilton
    2. Second by Mike Schatz
    3. Approved
  3. Secretary
    1. Nominated Kenny Cason by Patricia Wilton
    2. Second by Mike Schatz
    3. Approved
  4. Treasurer
    1. Nominated Mike Schatz
    2. Second
    3. Approved
  5. Directors
    1. Nominated Patricia Wilton by David Panofsky
    2. Second
    3. Approved
    4. Nominated Wendy Grzych by Patricia Wilton
    5. Second
    6. Approved
    7. Nominated Jill Cohan by Patricia Wilton
    8. Second
    9. Approved

C.      Old Business

  1. Junior Officers
    1. Closing date for Junior Officer Applications is August 1.
    2. Applicants must be 14-18 years old by August 1, 2016
    3. Jr. Officers will now be a more competitive and specified position. The Board
      will give more direction to the officers.
  2. New Committees and Committee Updates
    1. Coaching Program
      1. Program is ready. Need to get more marketing out and need to spread
        the word. Give an overview of the program and its goals.
    2. STEP – Startup Equipment Program
      1. Program did not get finalized. Need a new committee head to launch
        for upcoming year. Give brief overview of program and goals. We have
        basic outlines for the program but need to make the more detailed
        items, like applications and scoring programs.
    3. Scholarship Program
      1. Financial update will be given by Mike. We can review how we’re record
        keeping for the sake of our 501(c)3 status (keeping applications and
        scoring, etc.) Keep in mind that donations are tax deductible. No
        eligible candidates applied this year so there are no recipients for 2016.
    4. Rulebook Committee
      1. Link to IUF skill levels on website. Accepted rulebook update.
      2. Wendy requests age groups get changed. An IUF committee has already
        been formed.
      3. To change rules it is best to get on an IUF committee, not USA, since
        USA rules default to IUF rules.
    5. Financial Overview
      1. Approximately $24k in the black, always a happy thing

D.      Current Board Members’ and Chairpersons’ Reports

    1. Amanda Grzych, President
      1. I’d like to say thank you for being able to be president for the past three years. Over the three years I’ve worked with some great Board members and I feel
        like we’ve accomplished a lot. This year alone we were able to launch the
        coaching program, create a rider locator, started a document on how to host
        nationals, created a timeline of the Board’s activity, we introduced several Jr.
        Officers to the Board, started a USA Facebook page, determined that keeping
        disciplines sectioned off at NAUCC is beneficial primarily for urban riders,
        created a GoogleDoc database to hold all of the Board’s important information,
        created general emails that are transferrable when officers change, created
        the NAUCC liaison position to assist hosts, and we’ve also learned that Skype
        doesn’t like meetings with more than 8 people! Overall it’s been a crazy year
        but we’ve had some great results. I look forward to watching the sport
        continue to grow and evolve.
    2. Patricia Wilton, Vice President
    3. Kenny Cason, Secretary
    4. Mike Schatz, Treasurer
      1. Feedback on the web site is encouraged
      2. Google Analytics has been helpful
    5. Mark Atkinson, Director
    6. Steven Walter, Director
    7. Mitch Wittenberg, Director
    8. David Panofsky, Director
    9. Richard & Rick Tharrett, OOW
    10. Mike Schatz, Webmaster
    11. Wendy Grzych, Affiliate Club Coordinator and Insurance Coordinator
    12. Max Schulze, Trials and Street Adviser/Coordinator and Scholarship Committee Chair
      1. No eligible candidates this year
      2. The program is healthy and will continue
    13. Patricia Wilton, USA Level Tester

E.      New Business

      1. OOW format will be changing
        1. We’ve determined that OOW should either be done exclusively through
          Facebook or a smaller newsletter that is sent via Mailchimp. Either way we
          think one of the Jr. Officers should take over this duty. We just want to see
          which idea is preferred, but without taking an actual vote.

F.      Announcements

  1. Upcoming Events
    1. Unicon 18, 2016 – Donostia/San Sebastian, Spain. Wednesday July 27 to Sunday
      August 7 2016
    2. NAUCC 2017 – Snoqualmie Valley Unicycle Club – Seattle, Washington
      1. Hotel is being built but may not be ready
      2. Housing is available in the nearby surrounding areas
      3. NAUCC 2017 will rock!

G.      Anything else?

    1. How-To docs are being moved to Google Docs so hosting information will be easier
      to access. Real people, real numbers.
    2. Applications to host 2018 will be accepted starting in December.

H.      Meeting adjourned at 6:35pm