23 April 2017

USA Board Meeting Agenda – April 23, 2017

A.     Call Meeting to Order

Attending: Kenny Cason, Mark Atkinson, Danielle Millett, Mike Schatz, Jill Cohan, Aaron Kinsella-Johnson

B.      Old Business

  1. NAUCC 2017
    1. Status report and discussion. Help needed?
      1. Venues secured, working on people & resources. Added a hotel. Pursuing sponsors.
      2. Working with Wendy on insurance as most venues require it.
      3. Excited!
      4. Action Item: Aaron to send a list of event coordinators so they can be added to the web site.
    2. Marathon Riders town hall meeting Sunday 30th April – details here: http://uninationals.weebly.com/marathon.html
  2. USA Rulebook Committee
    1. 2017 Rulebook is completed and published on the USA website
  3. USA Programs
    1. Coaching Program. Feedback from both coaches and clubs?
      1. Action Item: Would like to see feedback presented to the board/coaches so they can develop best practices?
    2. Membership Initiative
      1. Non-USA club outreach
        1. Request to add all/any clubs here
          1. Heard back from one Arizona club, they will poll their members about joining USA. More clubs to contact.
        2. UDC have run out – do we continue with this? Possibly focus on marketing benefits of USA insurance?
          1. UDC is almost out of cards (2500 printed)!
          2. Remove reference to On One Wheel from new cards.
          3. Proposal to print more cards, similar amount. Seconded and passed.
          4. Action Item: Order more cards
        3. Feedback re National Unicycle Week and ‘Ride a unicycle day’ http://uniusa.org/national-unicycle-week/
          1. Various clubs are doing various things, nothing coordinated currently but perhaps in the future.
          2. Every day is ‘Ride a unicycle day’!
      2. USA club outreach
        1. Proposal for USA to host regular inter-club meetings – comments?
          1. What is the best forum for meetings (in person, Skype, at NAUCC, etc)?
          2. Can share best practices, problems, solutions.
          3. Kickoff meeting at NAUCC (Danielle), perhaps start with “how can USA help you?”
          4. Action Item: Need to reach out to clubs so they are aware to attend.
        2. Several USA-affiliated clubs with no current USA members (Georgia Tech, Sebring, Spanaway and Supercyclers) – need to solicit membership renewal
        3.  Facebook
          1. As we enter riding season need regular, relevant posts – all/any welcome!
            1. Statistics show an uptick, but too small of a sample to be considered a trend.
        4. OOW/Constitution/Bylaws Update
          1. Process has started. Instructions for voting sent out 15th April.
          2. Reminder to check/correct email addresses in USA database in order to get a vote.
          3. Election Buddy ballot to be sent out 15th May.
        5. Scholarship Committee
          1. Status report. Any help needed?
            1. No applications received so far, but there seems to be a dearth of high school seniors this year.
            2. Are there any plans for increasing the scholarship fund?
          2. Nominations for Scholarship Committee members?


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

    1. Level tesing
      1. Skype Level Tester meeting – when?
      2. USA level patches – clarify who can purchase. USA clubs/members only (levels 1-5) and certified Level testers (all levels)?
        1. Action Item: Need clarification from Tim
      3. Unicon 20 – IUF looking for applications to host. Proposals requested by end 2017.

    D.      Current Board Members’ and Chairpersons’ Reports

    1. Mark Atkinson, President
    2. Danielle Millett, Vice President
    3. Kenny Cason, Secretary
    4. Mike Schatz, Treasurer
    5. Jill Cohan, Director
    6. Wendy Grzych, Director
    7. David Panofsky, 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. RTUC Mini-Meet – May 19-21, Livonia, MI
      2. National Unicycle Week – May 21-28
      3. MadUni Summer Camps – June 12-16 and June  19-23 (link)
      4. CMQ Urban – July 6-9, Montreal, Canada
      5. NAUCC – July 16-22, Snoqualmie Valley (link)
      6. LAUCC (Latin American Unicycle Convention and Championship) – July 16-23, Mexico City (link)
      7. European Championship – July 27-Aug 6, Sittard-Geleen, NL (link)
      8. Unicon 19 – July 29- Aug 10 2019 Seoul, South Korea (link)


    F.      Anything else?

    G.     Meeting Adjourned