27 January 2019

USA Board Meeting Agenda– January 27, 2019

A.     Call Meeting to Order 6:14pm EST

In attendance: Dale Grzych, Mary Koehler, Danielle Millett, Kirsten Goldstein, Aaron Johnson, Jill Cohen, Patricia Wilton, Mark Atkinson

B.      Old Business NAUCC 2019

  1. Current status? Any help needed?
    1. Leadership change, Dylan Canfield and Kirsten Goldstein are the new program directors.
    2. Event location is now in Fort Collins instead of Greeley.
    3. A lot of pushback from some schools worried about damage to their facilities. However there is a charter school in the area that is a possibility.
    4. Venues are concerned about damage to floors. Perhaps start a portfolio demonstrating good standing with venues we’ve rented from to prove no damage to floors?
    5. Registration is close to launching! Hoping to go live on February 1st.
    6. Dates are July, 7-13th (Sunday – Saturday).
    7. $95 for early registration.
    8. Acquiring venues using the USA name to get venues as a nonprofit.
    9. Contacting sponsors is beginning soon.
    10. The USA board is here to support Kirsten and Dylan.
  2. New Membership site
    1. Any issues with transition to Wild Apricot? Mike
      1. System is running well, members are registered
      2. TCUC has membership running on there already, SVUC is working on it as well.
      3. As of now, there is a ‘grey period’ that allows people 60 days for renewal. It is currently causing issues in the system.
        1. Proposal to remove 60 day grace period.
          1. Passed.
        2. Site can use emailing and grouping members for things like making certain members primary contacts for clubs.
  3. Proposal to investigate renaming NAUCC
      1. Will be included with next Rulebook Committee (2019) Info
  4. USA Programs
    1. Any coaching trips planned yet? Patricia
      1. No trips planned currently.
        1. Perhaps in summer a trip might be happening in Pittsburgh.
  5. Membership Initiative
    1. Non-USA club outreach
      1. Request to add all/any clubs here
    2. USA club outreach
      1. USA hosted inter-club meetings. Any help needed for next meeting? Danielle
        1. Next date is being moved from next weekend (super bowl weekend) to the next 2 weeks.
  6. New USA Levels
      1. What else is needed (certificates, badges/stickers?) before this is rolled out? Dale
        1. Ryman Lollar designed stickers as the “patches” for the flatland levels. Dale will work on pricing and sizing of them in the coming weeks.
        2. Dale is putting together video overviews of the levels for either testers to use to be certified or riders to use to more clearly see how tricks are done.
      2. Formal vote to adopt levels needed. Dale
  7. Freestyle Levels
    1. IUF certification/re-certification requirements. Need to either align with IUF or make USA-specific. Will be included with next Rulebook Committee (2019) Info
    2. Updating Freestyle Level Cert cards Patricia/ Wendy
      1. Patricia will be contacting Wendy to get this back on track.

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

  1. 2018/9 Priorities
    1. Insurance. Investigate alternate vendors (to reduce costs) and possible expansion of member benefits
      1. Still looking.
    2. IUF/USA Rulebook Committees
      1. IUF is having issues and we’re most likely not in a position to get the USA Rulebook updated before the 4 month cut off. Perhaps form a committee to get this done without IUF getting their rules set up.
        1. Primarily dealing with the issue of riders not from North America and how it’s currently being dealt with.
        2. Clarifying the rules not changing them.
    3. Scholarship Chair?
      1. Nominations from TCUC but nothing followed up.
    4. Freestyle Level Tester Meeting (in Spring?)
    5. Track racing cut times
      1. Richard is currently working on them hopefully should be up for next meeting.
    6. NAUCC 2020 location
      1. Vote for NAUCC 2020 to be hosted by Madison.
      2. Jill would like for it to be July 5th-12th, 2020.

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. Aaron Johnson, Director
  7. Rick Tharrett, Director
  8. Patricia Wilton, Director & USA Level Tester
  9. Mark Atkinson & Mike Schatz, Webmasters
  10. Wendy Grzych, Affiliate Club & Insurance Coordinator
  11. TBD, Scholarship Committee Chair

E.      Announcements

  1. Upcoming Events
    1. Mondo – Feb 8-10
    2. ‘Ride a unicycle day’ – May 19.
    3. National Unicycle Week – May 19-25
    4. NAUCC 2019- July 7-13th, Fort Collins, Colorado

F.      Anything else?

Next meeting add equipment transport discussion for next meeting.

G.     Meeting Adjourned