13 May 2018

USA Board Meeting Agenda– May 20th, 2018

A.     Call Meeting to Order 10:00am EDT

In attendance: Mary Koehler, Patricia Wilton, Mark Atkinson, Aaron Johnson, Danielle Millett, Jill Cohen, Mike Schatz, Amanda Grzych, Wendy Grzych

B.      Old Business

  1. NAUCC 2018
    1. Status report and discussion. Help needed? Amanda
      1. All venues secured. Still don’t have budget from the gym.
      2. No program book, all info will be online or in app. If people want physical copies it will be printed on site.
      3. Tee shirts and awards are designed and being worked on.
      4. Age groups still yet to be formed.
      5. Will post directors on the site/app so people know who to talk to about their questions
      6. Amanda is unable to attend Naucc; she will appoint others to take over her role in her absence.
      7. Can use the registry to email freestyle competitors for deadline (same as late registration deadline).
  2.  Scholarship. Status of applications to-date (deadline is June 8th) and plans to form Scholarship committee? Amanda
    1. No applications as of yet. Messages from applicants wanting to apply but no steps have been taken. Put out a reminder?
  3. Proposal to investigate renaming NAUCC
    1. Will be included with next Rulebook Committee (2019) Info
  4. Reduced membership rates for kids in the free/reduced school lunch program
    1. Membership site now updated for free membership application.
      1. Need to test if it has been used yet. Will not announce this program, but it’s on the website.
  5. USA Programs
    1. Coaching Program. Any coaching trips being planned? Patricia
      1. Dale is going to Seattle today.
      2. Rachel just got back from South Dakota.
  6. Non-USA club outreach
    1. Request to add all/any clubs here All
    2. USA promotion via other unicycle distributors. Results of initial investigation? Jill
      1. Too late for postcards to go out; UDC not willing to send them. Will bring them to MI.  There are ~150.
  7. USA club outreach
    1. USA hosted inter-club meetings.
      1. Next inter-club meeting in May 20th Danielle
    2. Facebook/Website/Media
      1. Currently scanning old Newsletters and OWW’s (1971 to 2009) to archive and make available to all on USA website Mark/Mike
        1. Still in the works, but many are already on the USA website.
    3. New USA Levels
      1. Proposed new flatland levels are here. Next steps? Dale
        1. The levels are mostly set in stone and will be tested in Seattle.
        2. Messaging the current manufacturer for freestyle patches to see if they have stock patches we could use.
        3. Some from Snoqualmie are interested in designing them.
        4. Mike Schatz will look into formatting and uploading them to the website.
        5. To be voted on next meeting.
      2. Unicon t-shirts
        1. Status of designs Mark/Jill
          1. No design as of right now. Reach out to Kyle Alviani?
          2. Plaid productions?
        2. Agree ownership and timeline to delivery Mark/Jill

C.      New Business and 90-day look ahead (USA annual calendar of events)

  1. Freestyle Levels
    1. IUF certification/re-certification requirements. Need to either align with IUF or make USA-specific. Patricia
      1. Waiting until next rulebook meeting.
    2. Updating Freestyle Level Cert cards Patricia/ Wendy
      1. Wendy will make them look like they’re from the 2000’s.
      2. Make the documents available online for people to print off?
    3. Recording of Levels on USA membership website All
      1. Each club is responsible for uploading their info.
      2. Currently not updated, people find it tedious.
      3. Make level entry system better, adding flatland levels, make the system work for clubs. Long term goals.
  2. Amazon Smile program
    1. Program donates 0.5% of purchase price to nominated charitable organization. USA is eligible as a beneficiary Info
      1. USA is registering for Amazon Smile, not announcing though.
  3. Open positions for 2019 USA Board
    1. Wendy to step down as Director in July – nominations for a replacement?
      1. Someone from South Dakota? (Not represented on the Board.)
      2. Another discussion was about whether to appoint Wendy to continue to do USA insurance with a USA Board member, or whether to just have a USA Board member take over insurance. Mark will decide.

D.      Current Board Members’ and Chairpersons’ Reports

  1. Mark Atkinson, President
  2. Danielle Millett, Vice President
  3. Dale Grzych, Secretary
  4. Mary Koehler, Treasurer
  5. Jill Cohan, Director
  6. Wendy Grzych, Director
  7. Aaron Johnson, Director
  8. Patricia Wilton, Director & USA Level Tester
  9. Mark Atkinson & Mike Schatz, Webmasters
  10. Wendy Grzych, Affiliate Club & Insurance Coordinator
  11. Amanda Grzych, Scholarship Committee Chair

E.      Announcements

  1. Upcoming Events
    1. ‘Ride a unicycle day’ – May 20.
    2. National Unicycle Week – May 20-26
    3. NAUCC 2018- July 8-14, Livonia, Michigan
    4. Unicon 19 – July 29- Aug 10 2019 Seoul, South Korea (link)
    5. LAUCC (Latin American Unicycle Convention and Championship) – 2019 Costa Rica (link)

F.      Anything else?

Next meeting between now and nationals? 24th of June? Doodle poll will be sent out.

G.     Meeting Adjourned