28 January 2018

USA Board Meeting Agenda– January 28, 2018

A.     Call Meeting to Order  10:05am EST

In attendance: Dale Grzych, Mark Atkinson, Wendy Grzych, Danielle Millett, Mary Koehler, Jill Cohan, Mike Schatz, Aaron Johnson

B.      Old Business

  1. NAUCC 2018
    1. Status report and discussion. Help needed?
      1. Schedule is tight, needs discussion about adding events to Sunday. Make 7 day NAUCC standard? Thinking beyond 2018. Move cyclocross to Sunday?
      2. Getting materials to NAUCC 2018. They were put on a van heading east. Assuming they’re in Minnesota. Mary is looking into it.
      3. 0Mary is to meet up with Amanda as USA/NAUCC Liaison.
  2. NAUCC 2019
    1. Is Jay Shaeffer in Colorado still willing to host?
      1. Jay is unsure of Muni, 45 minute drive. Propose to host in March meeting?
    2. Any interest from other clubs to host?
      1. Possible for Pennsylvania, no one to take the lead though. The USA will help anyone willing to host NAUCC!
  3. Proposal to investigate renaming NAUCC
    1. Not for discussion – will be included with next Rulebook Committee (2019)
  4. Reduced membership rates for kids in the free/reduced school lunch program
      1. Proposed free membership application process
        1. Non-validated checkbox system
        2. Formal vote to allow free membership
          1. Vote passed
  5. Freestyle Level Tester Meeting
    1. Can we get a certification meeting via Skype in the calendar – this is overdue!
      1. Sunday, February 25th, emails will be sent out.
  6. USA Programs
        1. Coaching Program. Any coaching trips being planned?
          1. Freestyle coach wanted in Black Hills? Also someone who has knowledge on leading clubs? Patricia? Urban coach wanted in Seattle? Dale?
  7. Membership Initiative
    1. Non-USA club outreach
      1. Request to add all/any clubs here
      2. Silicon Valley Unicycle Club led by Collin Lim! https://www.meetup.com/silicon-valley-unicycle-group
      3. UDC have been restocked. Time to work on a new design? Are postcards for NAUCC 2018 done?
        1. Have RTUC promote NAUCC on a new postcard? One side of postcard on USA, otherside on NAUCC. USA board voted to pay $100 to cover costs of postcards and was approved.
        2. Add UDC logo on USA page? Add other companies to the page for distributing NAUCC/USA postcards with orders? Currently figuring out where the logos would be placed on the site. Also contacting other distributors to send USA postcards with orders.
    2. USA club outreach
      1. USA hosted inter-club meetings.
        1. Has next inter-club meeting been scheduled?
          1. Feb 11, 8pm Est. Over Skype? There have been issues in the past using Skype. Freeconferencecall.com?
          2. Several USA-affiliated clubs STILL with no current USA members. Gym Dandies, Sebring and Supercyclers need to be removed as affiliated clubs
            1. They are set to no longer be affiliated with the USA
        2. Facebook/Website/Media
          1. Facebook and Instagram following growing steadily. News for posts always welcome! @uniUSAInc Twitter account is now active.
            1. Up and running.
        3. New USA Levels
          1. Need to get started with call for committee participants. Target is to have new levels agreed by NAUCC this year.
            1. Dale is willing to lead the committee on created flatland levels.
            2. Dale will contact other urban/club riders and get opinions on current RTUC flatland levels.

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

          1. Scholarship. Plans for fundraising in 2018?
            1. NAUCC will be using the raffle at NAUCC to raise funds for scholarship.
            2. Application process begins in March. Need dates to update the site.
          2. Unicon t-shirts. Need a design.
            1. Marin Cohan is working on a design.
            2. Design contest online?
            3. Designs must work in both dry fit and cotton.
          3. IUF liaison is Carol Bricker, pass the torch to Patricia?
            1. Mark will contact Carol
          4.  Add slopestyle to future NAUCC?
            1. It is up to the hosts.

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.      Announcements

      1. Upcoming Events
        1. MONDO – Feb 16-18 (link)
        2. Moab Muni 2018 – March 30- April 1 (link)
        3. LAUCC (Latin American Unicycle Convention and Championship) – April, Ecuador (link)
        4. ‘Ride a unicycle day’ – May 20.
        5. National Unicycle Week – May 20-26
        6. NAUCC 2018- July 9-14, Livonia, Michigan (link)
        7. Unicon 19 – July 29- Aug 10 2019 Seoul, South Korea (link)

F.    Anything else?

G.    Meeting Adjourned 11:35am