19 November 2017

USA Board Meeting Agenda– November 19, 2017

A.     Call Meeting to Order 10:05am EST

In attendance: Mary Koehler, Wendy Grzych, Amanda Grzych, Dale Grzych, Danielle Millett, Aaron Johnson

B.      Old Business

  1. NAUCC 2018
    1. Status report and discussion. Help needed?
      1. Dates are set, venues set, budget set up, almost all directors filled.
  2. Discussion points raised by members at Annual Meeting
    1. Request for chart showing membership, revenue and expense – Any response to email from Jim Sowers? If not, consider this closed.
      1. No, consider it closed.
  3. Reduced membership rates for kids in the free/reduced school lunch program
    1. Mike to share proposed free membership application process
    2. Board to define qualifying criteria for free membership
    3. Formal vote to allow free membership
      1. Tabling until next meeting, need input from Patricia and Mike.
  4. Proposal to investigate renaming NAUCC
    1. Not for discussion – will be included with next Rulebook Committee
  5. Freestyle Level Tester Meeting
    1. Can we get a certification meeting via Skype in the calendar between now and Christmas?
      1. Danielle will contact Patricia and try to get something scheduled.
  6. USA Programs
    1. Coaching Program. Any coaching trips being planned?
      1. Aaron is filling out the coaching program to get Dale to Seattle. He will send the form to Patricia. No other interest.
  7. Membership Initiative
    1. Non-USA club outreach
      1. Request to add all/any clubs here
      2. UDC have been restocked. Time to work on a new design? How about postcards for NAUCC 2018?
        1. Yes! Amanda is adding information including location and dates for NAUCC on postcards then handing it over to Jill. Expected around January.
      3. USA club outreach
        1. USA hosted inter-club meetings.
          1. When will next inter-club meeting be scheduled?
            1. January? Get information out in December.
        2. Several USA-affiliated clubs STILL with no current USA members.
          1. Gym Dandies, Sebring and Supercyclers need to be removed as affiliated clubs.
        3. We will be sending out emails to expired members about NAUCC as well!
  8. Facebook/Website/Media
    1. Facebook following growing steadily. Instagram account set up just before NAUCC. Posting activity has understandably slowed.
      1. Pass around the 2017 Facebook NAUCC page/group every year?
    2. @uniUSAInc is a Twitter account set up in 2014. Anyone know who has the login details?
      1. Amanda has the information for the twitter and can pass it along.
  9. New USA Levels
      1. Plan to start work on this after Christmas with a call for committee participants.
      2. Unicon 20 – IUF looking for applications to host. Proposals requested by end 2017.

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

  1. NAUCC 2019
    1. Any interest from clubs to host other than Jay Shaeffer in Colorado?
    2. Mary will contact Jay to confirm that he would like to host 2019

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
      1. NAUCC questions. Hotels, travel time, food. Need specifics from organizers.
    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.      Upcoming Events

    1. Moab Muni 2018 – March 30- April 1 (link)
    2. LAUCC (Latin American Unicycle Convention and Championship) – April, Ecuador (link)
    3. ‘Ride a unicycle day’ – May 20
    4. National Unicycle Week – May 20-26
    5. NAUCC 2018- July 9-14, Livonia, Michigan
    6. Unicon 19 – July 29- Aug 10 2019 Seoul, South Korea (link)
      1. Aaron said that no one from Washington was going, and Mary said there was concern. Possibly because of political climate or simply how far away/expensive it is.

F.      Anything else?

  1. Next meeting will most likely be in January.

G.     Meeting Adjourned