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2019 USA Annual Meeting

USA Annual Board Meeting Minutes – July 11, 2019
Northside Aztlan Community Center, Fort Collins, CO

A.     Call to Order – 6:11pm MDT

B.     Affirmation of Officers

  • President – Open
  • Vice President – Open
  • Secretary – Dale Grzych
  • Treasurer – Open
  • Director – Open
  • Director – Rick Tharrett
  • Director – Open
  • Director – Open
  • Director – Open

C.     Election of New Officers

  1. President
    1. Dave Crack nominated
      1. Dave Crack President
  2. Vice President
    1. Jill Cohen nominated
    2. Noli Ergas nominated but declined
      1. Jill Cohen Vice President
  3. Treasurer
    1. Dani Chevalier nominated
      1. Dani Chevalier Treasurer
  4. Directors
    1. Shannon Sparks, Richard Tharrett, Phil Sanders, Nancy Kinsella, Connie Cotter, Noli Ergas nominated
      1. Shannon Sparks, Richard Tharrett, Phil Sanders, Nancy Kinsella, Connie Cotter, Noli Ergas Directors
      2. Nancy will be filling Aaron’s remaining year as director.
      3. Two new director positions created

D. Financial Overview of 2018-2019

  1. Balance as of June 30, 2018 – $22,059.70
  2. Balance current – $19,570.50
  3. Balance of scholarship – $2,489.20
  4. Total membership roughly around 750

E.     Achievements in the last year

  1. New membership system introduced in January 2019
  2. New USA-affiliated clubs
    1. Douglas City Unicyclists, California
    2. The Unicycle Club at Ohio State University
  3. New Flatland Levels
  4. Inter-Club Meetings
    1. Regular meetings for USA affiliated clubs to share information and ideas continue
  5. IUF Rulebook Committee concluded
  6. Updated IUF Rulebook (will be published soon)
  7. NAUCC 2019
    1. HUGE THANKS to Kristen Goldstein and Dylan Canfield for organizing!

F.     2019-2020 Goals

  1. Rulebook committee
    1. Revise bylaws in regards to USA Directors
    2. With the IUF Rulebook committee recently concluded, this will include a review of our USA-specific Rulebook and possible renaming of our National Competition
  2. NAUCC 2020
    1. Bids for next NAUCC open in December 2019

G.     Upcoming Events

  1. Unicon 20 in Grenoble, France  July 22nd – August 2nd
  2. NAUCC 2020 in Madison, Wisconsin hosted by Mad Uni  June 27th – July 3rd!

H.     Questions for the board from USA members

  1. How can we go about spreading awareness for future NAUCC’s?
  2. In the future can acommodations be provided for those less fortunate who are unable to attend NAUCC?
  3. Can surveys be sent to USA members to better understand the wants and needs of members?
  4. How can we decrease the workload on Connie and Robin during NAUCC?
  5. How can we make USA membership more attractive?
  6. Can the USA promote more muni events and other non-club activities?

I.      Meeting adjourned at 7:??pm MDT

 

2 June 2019

A.     Call Meeting to Order   10:02am EDT

Present: Mary Koehler, Jill Cohen, Richard Tharrett, Dale Grzych, Mark Atkinson

B.      Old Business

  1. NAUCC 2019
    1. Current status? Any help needed?
      1. Marathon has a max number of 50 competitors.
      2. Currently $400 short of budget. Can USA cover it if there is a loss?
        1. Formal vote to assist NAUCC up to $500 in the event that they need a safety net.
          1. Passed.
        2. Vote for funds to repair track stands (~$120) and purchase new canopy (~$120)
          1. Vote to pay $240 for equipment upkeep.
        3. Expert T-shirts. Vote required for approval of funds.
          1. Possibly trimming down the number of expert shirts.
          2. Vote for $500 dollar budget.
            1. Passed
              1. Can be looked at later if need be.
      3. USA events at NAUCC
        1. USA meeting – Northside Aztlan Community Center Thursday 11th July at 6pm
          1. Board member needed to run meeting
            1. Mike is willing to lead however he feels an officer should be present.
          2. Need Membership and Treasurers annual reports for presentation and filing
        2. Freestyle level tester meeting?
          1. No freestyle level tester meeting.
        3. Interclub meeting?
          1. No interclub meeting.
        4. Scholarship presentation at final party? Fossil Creek Park Saturday 13th July at 5pm
    2. Possible nominations for USA Board positions?
      1. President
      2. Vice-President
      3. Treasurer
      4. Director (x2)
    3. New Membership site
      1. Any issues with transition to Wild Apricot? Mike
        1. No issues.
      2. Automatic renewals update? Mike
        1. Currently on the list of things to do.
      3. USA member map from Wild Apricot database
        1. Vote to approve use of USA credit card to set up Google account
          1. No money will be taken out unless we hit a certain number of hits on the site, a number we are not likely to hit.
          2. Vote passed.
    4. Proposal to investigate renaming NAUCC
      1. Will be included with next Rulebook Committee (now deferred to 2020) Info
        1. IUF rulebook is looking to be done in the fall, plenty of time before next NAUCC.
    5. USA Programs
      1. Any coaching trips planned? Patricia
        1. Something planned for next fall.
          1. Spread awareness of the coaching trip at NAUCC.
    6. Membership Initiative
      1. Non-USA club outreach
        1. Request to add all/any clubs here
      2. USA club outreach
        1. Plans for inter-club meeting? Hold at NAUCC? Danielle
          1. No, will be held in fall.
    7. New USA Levels
      1. What else is needed (certificates, badges/stickers, videos?) before this is rolled out? Dale
      2. Formal vote to adopt levels needed. Dale
        1. Dale will be keeping track of level testers and run tester meetings.
          1. Dale will also be working on a sheet for the USA rulebook that is similar to the USA Skill Levels.
        2. Formal vote $150 to buy stickers for levels.
    8. 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 (now deferred to 2020) Info
      2. Freestyle Level Cert cards now updated. Can they be made available to the clubs through Wild Apricot? Mike
    9. Freestyle Level Tester Meeting? Hold at NAUCC? Patricia
      1. No meeting this year.
    10.  Scholarship
      1. Nominations for Scholarship committee members and meetings at NAUCC? Jill
    11. Track racing cut times. Any progress on developing these? Rick
      1. No progress.

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

  1. IUF/USA Rulebook Committees (now deferred to 2020)
  2. Investigate alternate vendors (to reduce costs) and possible expansion of member benefits
  3. NAUCC equipment. Is there a better long-term plan to support NAUCC event organizers?

D.      Current Board Members’ and Chairpersons’ Reports

  1. Mark Atkinson, President
  2. Danielle Millett, Vice President
  3. Dale Grzych, SecretaryMary Koehler, Treasurer
  4. Jill Cohan, Director
    1. Most likely June 27th – July 3rd for NAUCC 2020
  5.  Aaron Johnson, Director
  6. Rick Tharrett, Director
  7. Suggestion to add a place to donate to the scholarship while doing membership.
  8. Patricia Wilton, Director & USA Level Tester
  9. Mark Atkinson & Mike Schatz, Webmasters
  10. Wendy Grzych, Affiliate Club & Insurance Coordinator
  11. Jill Cohan, Scholarship Committee Chair 2018

E.      Announcements

  1. Upcoming Events
    1. NAUCC 2019- July 7-13 , Fort Collins, Colorado

F.      Anything else?

G.     Meeting Adjourned

 

24 March 2019

USA Board Meeting Agenda– March 24, 2019

A.     Call Meeting to Order 9:59am EDT

Present: Mark Atkinson, Jill Cohen, Mike Schatz, Richard Tharrett, Dylan Canfield, Dale Grzych, Mary Koehler, Aaron Johnson

B.      Old Business

  1. NAUCC 2019
    1. Current status? Any help needed?
      1. 135 competitors registered and 31 non competitors as of right now.
      2. Most venues are secured, and the only events still not locked in right now is the road events.
      3. Matt Dewitt is planning on driving to Colorado with the equipment and Madison would like to take the equipment back with them for 2020.
        1. Dylan will be contacting Matt to figure out what equipment he will have available.
  2. New Membership site
    1. Any issues with transition to Wild Apricot? Mike
      1. No issues! Many new members!
      2. So far TCUC is the only club using the website as their primary membership system.
        1. Very helpful for membership fees, email lists, and plenty of other benefits.
      3. Possibility to offer automatic renewals?
        1. This is something we could likely offer with the system, but we have not done that in the past. Mike is going to dive into this a bit and get back to us.
      4. USA member map from Wild Apricot database
        1. Once again Mike is going to take a look into this more in the coming month and get back to us.
  3. Proposal to investigate renaming NAUCC
    1. Will be included with next Rulebook Committee (now deferred to 2020) Info
  4. USA Programs
    1. Any coaching trips planned? Patricia
  5. Membership Initiative
    1. Non-USA club outreach
      1. Request to add all/any clubs here
    2. USA club outreach
      1. Feedback from last USA hosted inter-club meeting? Danielle
        1. Meeting went well, 10 people from 8 different clubs, largest meeting yet!
        2. There were questions about a unicycling event calander to make it easier to know of upcoming events.
          1. There have been attempts to organize this in the past but it seems to have dropped off.
          2. It’s a possibility to use the new wild apricot system, but there is a large workload on Mike.
        3. Lots of talk on finding and funding gym space as well as keeping members around and engaged.
        4. NAUCC is likely to be the next meeting.
  6. New USA Levels
    1. What else is needed (certificates, badges/stickers, videos?) before this is rolled out? Dale
      1. Slight setback, hard drive data was lost of video.
      2. Sticker designs are in, certificates will likely be similar to freestyle levels.
      3. Dale will work on tester cards.
      4. Only levels 1-5 will be on video to start.
    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 (now deferred to 2020) Info
    2. Freestyle Level Cert cards now updated. Can they be made available to the clubs through Wild Apricot? Mike
      1. Mike will be looking into this and will get back to us at the next meeting.
    3. Freestyle Level Tester Meeting (in Spring?) Patricia
  8.  Scholarship
    1. Scholarship Chairperson required for 2019
      1. Attempts to get a chairperson have been unsuccessful. The chairperson’s job would be to form a committee together to determine who would win the scholarship. They would need to contact the treasurer and get funds as well as accept donations.
      2. Possibly give this responsibility to a board member? It could help streamline communication.
        1. Could make fundraising somewhat difficult.
      3. There haven’t been any major attempts to get sponsorships from and major corporations. Is this something we could look into for the future?
      4. Add in an option to donate to the scholarship fund via the wild apricot site?
      5. Jill is willing to be the chairperson for this year, it will be passed along next year.
      6. A lot of talk about the USA potentially starting to donate to the fund. As we’re already operating in the red, it’s not likely to happen now but is something we could look into going forward.
      7. Mary as treasurer is unable to be on the committee to help select the scholarship winner as Greta will be applying this year. Danielle Millet will most likely be standing in.
  9. Track racing cut times. Any progress on developing these? Rick
    1. Still in the works, more news will come next meeting.

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

  1. IUF/USA Rulebook Committees (now deferred to 2020)
  2. Investigate alternate vendors (to reduce costs) and possible expansion of member benefits
  3. NAUCC equipment. Is there a better long-term plan to support NAUCC event organisers?
    1. Possibly invest into a pod that could be stores year round and shipped to each NAUCC. Price would be around 350-500 annually.
    2. This is something we can build on going forward as the USA acquires more equipment.
  4. Open Board positions for 2019-2020
    1. Patricia’s, Mark’s, Jill’s, Danielle’s, Patricia’s, and Mary’s positions will be available.
    2. President, Vice President, Treasurer. and 2 director positions.

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. Madison is thinking of potentially hosting for Unicon 2022
  7. Aaron Johnson, Director Happy Birthday Aaron!!
  8. Rick Tharrett, Director
  9. Patricia Wilton, Director & USA Level Tester
  10. Mark Atkinson & Mike Schatz, Webmasters
  11. Wendy Grzych, Affiliate Club & Insurance Coordinator
  12. TBD, Scholarship Committee Chair

E.      Announcements

  1. Upcoming Events
    1. Mad Muni – April 25-28, Madison, Wisconsin
    2. ‘Ride a unicycle day’ – May 19.
    3. National Unicycle Week – May 19-25
    4. NAUCC 2019- July 7-13 , Fort Collins, Colorado

F.      Anything else?

G.     Meeting Adjourned

 

 

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

 

16 December 2018

USA Board Meeting Agenda– December 16, 2018

A.     Call Meeting to Order 10:01am EST

In attendance: Jill Cohan, Mark Atkinson, Dale Grzych, Danielle Millet, Mike Schatz, Mary Koehler, Richard Tharett

B.      Old Business

  1. NAUCC 2019
    1. Current status? Any help needed?
      1. Jay has several members assisting him with the various disciplines.
      2. Some venues are unable to commit to NAUCC dates. Dates are still not locked in as a result of this.
      3. 24 Danish freestyle team is looking to spend a week in Madison before NAUCC and attending NAUCC if the dates are locked in.
  2. New Membership site
    1. Need Board approval approve for annual spend ( ~$1,800/year) on new membership site hosted by Wild Apricot
      1. Will take a couple weeks of work before it could be up and running, no vote has taken place so no action taken yet.
      2. If the board chooses to use the new site, we will be at an annual deficit.
      3. Possibility of increasing membership prices in the future to account for it in the future?
        1. Formal vote to move to the Wild Apricot site and increase the membership costs 5$ per individual and 10$ per family in the future if needed to account for it.
      4. Mike has set a goal of getting it up and running by the end of the year.
  3. Proposal to investigate renaming NAUCC
    1. Will be included with next Rulebook Committee (2019) Info
      1. Currently no word on the IUF committee.
  4. USA Programs
    1. Coaching Program. Need approval of $1,500 for this year’s budget. Patricia
      1. Pittsburg police officer wants to open a club for the kids in her area. If their group is to become affiliated with the USA, it would be acceptable to use coaching funds to assist them in setting up a club.
      2. Formal vote to approve $1500 budget in 2019.
  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. Proposed date for next meeting? Danielle
      2. Next meeting is set for February 3rd at 8PM EST. Contact Danielle via email at president@uniusa.org for more dial-in details.
  6. New USA Levels
    1. Proposed new flatland levels are here. Need to upload these to the USA website. Dale/Mike
    2. Formal vote to adopt levels needed. Dale
      1. Coming back to this in a month. More time is needed to set up patches for levels.
  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

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

  1. 2018 Priorities
    1. Insurance. Investigate alternate vendors (to reduce costs) and possible expansion of member benefits
    2. IUF/USA Rulebook Committees
    3. Scholarship Chair?
    4. Freestyle Level Tester Meeting (in Spring?)
    5. Track racing cut times

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. Unicon will not be in Italy. At this time it is looking to be in France or Germany. and Madison has Madfest coming up in January. Muni weekend is ?
  6. Aaron Johnson, Director
  7. Rick Tharrett, Director
    1. NAUCC equipment?
  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. Tundracon – Jan 5-6, 12-13
    2. Mondo – February 8-10
    3. ‘Ride a unicycle day’ – May 19
    4. National Unicycle Week – May 19-25
    5. NAUCC 2019- July ???, Greeley, Michigan

F.      Anything else?

  1. Jill made a formal request for Madison to host 2020. There are plans to get the word out that other clubs/individuals are able to host as well to give everyone a chance.
  2. Next meeting set for Jan 27th.

H.     Meeting Adjourned

16 September 2018

USA Board Meeting Agenda – September 16, 2018

A.     Call Meeting to Order 10:10am EDT

In attendance: Danielle Millet, Mary Koehler, Aaron Johnson, Mark Atkinson, Dale Grzych, Jill Cohen

B.      Old Business

  1. NAUCC 2018 wrap–up.
    1. Great job! Any lessons learnt?
      1. Medals are still need to be sorted out, equipment is MIA.
      2. Facebook updates were very helpful. There were issues with the new app.
      3. Awards shouldn’t be rescheduled last minute without quality communication.
    2. Proposal to investigate renaming NAUCC
      1. Will be included with next Rulebook Committee (2019) Info
    3. USA Programs
      1. Coaching Program. Need approval of $1,500 for this year’s budget. Patricia
    4. Membership Initiative
      1. Non-USA club outreach
        1. Request to add all/any clubs here
        2. USA promotion via other unicycle distributors? Jill
          1. Jill is continuing to work on this, it will be removed from future agendas.
      2. USA club outreach
        1. USA hosted inter-club meetings. Feedback from meeting at NAUCC 2018?
          1. Issues getting people into the calls. Contact Wendy to get contact info.
    5. New USA Levels
      1. Proposed new flatland levels are here. Need to upload these to the USA website. Dale/Mike
        1. http://uniusa.org/flatland-levels/
        2. Dale is working on making a set of videos of the levels up to level 5. These will also be used to train coaches online.
      2. Were coached trained at NAUCC? Who is recording who they are? Dale
        1. Just Danielle, Dale is recording who they are for now.
      3. Formal vote to adopt levels needed. Dale
        1. Still more work to be done, tabled for now.
    6. 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

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

  1. 2018 Priorities
    1. NAUCC 2019
      1. July 7-13th.
      2. Track and gyms are reserved. Northridge high school.
      3. Email is going out to board members of temporary schedule.
      4. Working with local riders like Noli Ergas to help with organization.
      5. Locating USA equipment is an issue. Aaron will be looking into getting a pod to send to future NAUCC’s.
    2. New Membership site
      1. Currently we don’t have the income to support the new site.
      2. Raise membership 5$ to pay for new site?
      3. Insurance. Investigate alternate vendors (to reduce costs) and possible expansion of member benefits
        1. Possibility of adding unicycle insurance for USA members? spokeinsurance.com
      4. IUF/USA Rulebook Committees
      5. Scholarship Chair?
        1. Needs to be decided by March. Committee members should think of someone for this position.
      6. Freestyle Level Tester Meeting (in Spring?)
      7. Track racing cut times
        1. Jill has a system that she will be sending out that could possibly be used

D.      Current Board Members’ and Chairpersons’ Reports

    1. Mark Atkinson, President
    2. Danielle Millett, Vice President
    3. Dale Grzych, Secretary
      1. New York Parade with unicyclists from all clubs.
        1. 2017 wasn’t promomoting unicycling in a positive manner, 2018 was close, the parade is by invitation only and conversations dried up as of now. Costs would be on participants.
        2. Typically discussed in Spring.
    4. Mary Koehler, Treasurer
    5. Jill Cohan, Director
      1. No current host for Unicon 2020.
    6. Aaron Johnson, Director
    7. Patricia Wilton, Director & USA Level Tester
    8. Mark Atkinson & Mike Schatz, Webmasters
    9. Wendy Grzych, Affiliate Club & Insurance Coordinator
    10. Amanda Grzych, Scholarship Committee Chair

E.      Announcements

  1. Upcoming Events
    1. Mondofest – February ???
    2. ‘Ride a unicycle day’ – May 19.
    3. National Unicycle Week – May 19-25
    4. NAUCC 2019- July 7-13th , Greeley, Colorado

F.      Anything else?

  1. Mark will be working on an approximate schedule for future meetings.

G.     Meeting Adjourned

2018 USA Annual Meeting

USA Annual Meeting – July 12, 2018
Tipton Academy, Garden City, MI

A.      Call Meeting to Order: 8:??pm EDT

B.      Affirmation of Officers

  • President: Mark Atkinson
  • Vice President: Danielle Millett
  • Secretary: Dale Grzych
  • Treasurer: Mary Koehler
  • Director: Jill Cohen (1 year remaining)
  • Director: Wendy Grzych (stepping down)
  • Director: Arron Johnson (2 years remaning)
  • Director: Patricia Wilton (1 year remaining)

C.      Election of Officers

  • President: Mark Atkinson – moved, seconded, confirmed
  • Vice President: Danielle Millett – moved, seconded, confirmed
  • Secretary: Dale Grzych – moved, seconded, confirmed, voted, passed
  • Treasurer: Mary Koehler – moved, seconded, confirmed, voted, passed
  • Director: Rick Tharrett – moved, seconded, confirmed, voted, passed

Thanks to outgoing USA Board member Wendy Grzych (Director) for her time and support!

D.      2017-2018 Achievements

  • USA now offers free membership for children in a free/reduced school lunch program
  • Coaching Scheme – Two trips made by coaches to USA Affiliated clubs
    1. Dale visited Snoqualmie, Rachel visited Black Hills.
  • Inter-Club Meetings – Regular meetings for USA Affiliated clubs to share information and ideas
    1. Non-affiliated clubs are welcome to interclub meetings.
  • Flatland Levels completed and ready for publication
    1. Expected to be voted in next USA meeting.
    2. Mike Schatz has them posted on the USA website currently.
  • Old USA Newsletters (1974-1982) and On One Wheel (1983-1992) scanned available and on the USA website
    1. Uni mags are PDF files online, can search for keywords.
  • Most Nationals results 1973 to-date available and on the USA website
  • NAUCC 2018!

E.      2018-19 Goals

  • Complete archiving old On One Wheels and Nationals results
  • New Membership site platform being investigated
    1. The site will also have the ability to keep track of everyone’s level progression as well.
  • Rulebook Committee – apart from reviewing the IUF Rulebook, this will include a review of our USA-specific Rulebook and possible renaming of our National Competition
  • NAUCC 2019!

F.      Upcoming Events

  • Unicon 19 in Seoul, South Korea from July 29 to August 10th, 2018
    1. Good Luck everyone!!
  • Possible opportunity for the USA to ride in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York. Discussions with the parade organisers are ongoing.
    1. Meetup of several clubs to participate together.
  • NAUCC 2019 in Greeley, Colorado hosted by Jay Shaeffer
    1. Dates TBD, probably the week after the 4th of July

G.      Meeting adjourned at 8:??pm EDT

24 June 2018

USA Board Meeting Agenda– June 24th, 2018

A.     Call Meeting to Order 10:05 EDT

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

B.      Old Business

  1. NAUCC 2018
    1. Status report and discussion. Help needed? Amanda
      1. All venues secured apart from track, but have two track options so high confidence.
      2. Request to confirm who is bringing USA equipment. Aaron bringing some stuff, other equipment with TCUC. MadUni has hockey nets. Amanda to email to Mike requesting what she needs brought to Livonia.
      3. Speed trials added to the schedule late. Will be Monday morning.
      4. There will be a projector at the freestyle judging workshop.
      5. Source of sound system for gym and cones for criterium still TBD.
      6. Credit cards will be accepted at Registration.
      7. USA Board needs to approve NAUCC waiver. Amanda to forward.
      8. Question re Monday schedule overlap awards vs club practice. Amanda to check.
      9. When is open practice? Amanda to confirm.
      10. Amanda will not be competing.
      11. USA Board requests Amanda inventory USA equipment and record storage location at end of NAUCC. Vote for Jill to spend $50 on labels to identify USA equipment approved.
      12. Vote to approve $300 for Registration and Volunteer banners approved. Rick Tharrett to procure prior to NAUCC start.
    2.  Scholarship
      1. Applications received. Status of plans to form Scholarship committee? When and where will it meet? Amanda
        1. Six applications received. Scholarship fund balance approx. $3000. Proceeds of the NAUCC raffle will go to the fund and TCUC will match first $500.
        2. Dave Lollar has agreed to be on committee. No reply from Dave Moscoe or Nancy Kinsella. Mark to send phone numbers for Amanda to follow-up.
        3. Copies of applications will be sent out to all committee members prior to the Scholarship committee meeting for their review and ratings.
        4. Date and time of Scholarship committee meeting TBD. Amanda can step out of work at lunchtime if needed.
        5. Amanda stepping down as Scholarship chair. Suggestions for likely candidates for this vacant position discussed. Perhaps a previous-years Scholarship beneficiary?
    3. Proposal to investigate renaming NAUCC
      1. Will be included with next Rulebook Committee (2019) Info
    4. USA Programs
      1. Coaching Program. Need proposal for next year’s budget. Patricia
        1. Agreed to $1,500 as budget placeholder. Will be formally voted and approved in next fiscal year.
    5. Membership Initiative
      1. Non-USA club outreach
        1. Request to add all/any clubs here All
        2. USA promotion via other unicycle distributors? Jill
        3. Vote to put UDC logo on website as a USA supporter approved.
      2. USA club outreach
        1. USA hosted inter-club meetings.
          1. Report from May 20th meeting? Danielle
            1. Four clubs (Davidson, RTUC, Berkeley and Butler Wobble) represented at meeting. Good exchange of info and was helpful.
          2. Any help required for next meeting (9th July @ 3pm) at NAUCC? Danielle
            1. Danielle to ask Wendy to email her club contacts prior to the meeting to advertise this opportunity and promote attendance.
    6. Facebook/Website/Media
      1. Currently scanning old Newsletters and OWW’s (1971 to 2009) to archive and make available to all on USA website. Info
        1. NAUCC results for most years now linked on ‘Past NAUCC’s’ page
    7. New USA Levels
      1. Proposed new flatland levels are here. Ready to announce at NAUCC? Formal vote to adopt levels needed. Dale
        1. Dale not present so formal vote to approve deferred. Will be revealed as ‘in the works’ at Annual Meeting.
        2. When is flatland judging workshop at NAUCC?
        3. Suggestion to poll competitors during trials event to get their opinions on levels.
    8. Unicon t-shirts
      1. Order placed. T-shirts will be ready in time for NAUCC collection. Info
    9. 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
    10. Open positions for 2019 USA Board
      1. Wendy to step down as Director in July – nominations for a replacement? All
        1. Various possible candidates discussed. Bring nominations to USA Annual Meeting.

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

  1. USA Annual Meeting July 12th @ 8pm
    1. Need membership and finance details for presentation Mary/Mike
      1. Current financials and membership numbers for presentation received.
    2. Proposal to migrate membership site to outsourced third-party software Mike
      1. Mike has explored several vendors but Wild Apricot is the preferred choice right now.
      2. Vote to fund Mike for two months to continue validation with Wild Apricot or other vendors approved.

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. NAUCC 2018- July 8-14, Livonia, Michigan
    2. Unicon 19 – July 29- Aug 10 2019 Seoul, South Korea (link)
    3. LAUCC (Latin American Unicycle Convention and Championship) – 2019 Costa Rica (link)

F.      Anything else?

G.     Meeting Adjourned 11:15 EDT

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

 

18 March 2018

USA Board Meeting Agenda– March 18, 2018

A.     Call Meeting to Order 10:00am EDT

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

B.      Old Business

  1. NAUCC 2019
    1. Proposal to host in Colorado Jay Shaeffer
      1. Vote for NAUCC 2019 to be in Colorado passed!
      2. No venues reserved as of yet.
      3. July 14-20th? 21-27th? Sunday – Saturday. Anything you can get in July!
      4. Aaron volunteered to be a liaison to assist Jay.
      5. Jay will come back next meeting and keep the board updated.
  2. NAUCC 2018
    1. Status report and discussion. Help needed? Amanda
      1. Adding a day of competition, and shifting events in the schedule.
      2. An email will be sent out regarding these changes.
      3. All venues are locked in.
      4. NAUCC 2018 will have an app on IOS and google play store. Printed copies of information booklets/schedule/maps would still be available for those who want it.
      5. Workshops will be added to schedule now that events are locked in.
      6. Need help locating equipment in Minnesota and figuring out transport to Michigan.
  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. Membership site updates for free membership application Mike
      1. Currently being tested on the test server.
  5. USA Programs
    1. Coaching Program. Any coaching trips being planned? Patricia
      1. Rachel Sindelar is going to Black Hills sometime in May.
      2. Dale Grzych is going to Seattle May 14-16.
  6. Membership Initiative
    1. Non-USA club outreach
      1. Request to add all/any clubs here All
      2. Are postcards for NAUCC 2018 done? Jill
        1. UDC was not interested in swapping out postcards.
      3. USA promotion via other unicycle distributors. Results of initial investigation? Jill
        1. In the process of contacting other unicycle companies.
    2. USA club outreach
      1. USA hosted inter-club meetings.
        1. Feedback from inter-club meeting in Feb Danielle
          1. 4 groups in total. New club being formed in South Carolina?
          2. Another meeting in May and possibly one at NAUCC?
  7. 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 process of being scanned.
  8. New USA Levels
    1. Add IUF standard skills to USA website near the USA freestyle levels!
    2. Proposed new flatland levels are here. Feedback from peer review at Mondo? Dale
      1. Dale received feedback and adjusted the levels accordingly. A group was formed to provide feedback and suggestions to adjust levels.
      2. The levels are in the final stages of being completed! They should be finished before next meeting.
      3. Rewards for passing a level? Patches? Stickers?
      4. Creating a video archive of each trick in the levels are being planned. No steps will be taken until the levels are finalized.
      5. Process of certifying level testers is currently being worked on.
      6. NAUCC workshop will be held to certify level testers.
  9. IUF Liaison
    1. Carol Bricker to step down. Proposal to have Patricia pick up this role.
      1. Patricia was voted in to pick up the role as IUF liaison.

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

  1. Scholarship.
    1. Website has been updated with 2018 dates and forms. Kick-off and plans for fundraising in 2018? Amanda
      1. The scholarship applications will be opening soon. Website will also be updated soon.
  2. Freestyle Levels
    1. Feedback from Level Testers meeting? Patricia
      1. A lot of people showed up!
      2. Need a list of certified level testers for uniusa and clubs.
    2. IUF certification/re-certification requirements. Need to either align with IUF or make USA-specific. Patricia
      1. Bring it up at the next rulebook meeting?
  3. National Unicycle Week
    1. Time to start promoting this year’s official unicycle week! All
    2. Forms for annual renewal of entry in Chase’s Calendar of Events have been received. Need to be turned in by April 15th. Mark

D.      Current Board Members’ and Chairpersons’ Reports

  1. 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
      1. One new affiliated club in Michigan, they will be attending NAUCC, Davison Unicycle Club.
    11. Amanda Grzych, Scholarship Committee Chair

E.      Announcements

  1. 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
      1. Changed from 9-14 to 8-14!
    6. Unicon 19 – July 29- Aug 10 2019 Seoul, South Korea (link)

F.      Anything else?

    1. T-shirts for Unicon?
      1. In the process of being worked on, nothing finalized.

G.     Meeting Adjourned

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

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

 

24 September 2017

USA Board Meeting Agenda– September 24, 2017

A.     Call Meeting to Order 4:05pm EDT

In attendance: Jill Cohan, Patricia Wilton, Danielle Millett, Mary Koehler, Mark Atkinson, Wendy Grzych, Dale Grzych

B.      Old Business

  1. NAUCC 2017 wrap–up.
    1. Great job! Any lessons learnt?
      1. Several injuries this year. Have a plan in the event of an emergency in the future. Paramedics on site?
      2. Freestyle took longer due to more participants. Set judge time limit to save time.
  2. USA Programs
    1. Coaching Program. Any coaching trips being planned?
      1. No trips currently planned. Be more flexible with ?
  3. Membership Initiative
    1. Non-USA club outreach
      1. Ended with more clubs!
      2. Request to add all/any clubs here
      3. Postcards. How are UDC for stock? Time for a new design?
        1. Need more, UDC wants them smaller, new design. Approximately 1 month needed.
      4. National Unicycle Week and ‘Ride a unicycle day’. Application to Chase’s Calendar of Events for 2018 officially accepted. What can we do better next year?
        1. Skipped, will return to this topic in the future.
    2. USA club outreach
      1. USA hosted inter-club meetings. Feedback from initial meeting at NAUCC 2017? Is there support from clubs for ongoing meetings?
        1. Reverse coaching program suggestion.
        2. Club membership for USA?
        3. Pushing for more shared info between clubs.
      2. Several USA-affiliated clubs with no current USA members. Gym Dandies, Sebring and Supercyclers – are these going to be removed as affiliated clubs?
        1. Skipped, will return to this in the future.
  4. Facebook/Website/Media
    1. Facebook following growing steadily.
    2. Instagram account set up just before NAUCC. Activity has slowed.
    3. @uniUSAInc is a Twitter account set up in 2014. Anyone know who has the login details
      1. Ask Amanda for info.
    4. Direct email using MailChimp working, but need to clean/validate our email database in order to successfully reach our members
  5. New USA Levels
    1. USA freestyle levels not changing.
    2. Introduce new trials and flatland levels.
      1. Response for review committee participants at Annual Meeting?
      2. Agree rough timeline for having new levels drafted
        1. Putting off until interest is shown.
  6. Unicon 20 – IUF looking for applications to host. Proposals requested by end 2017.
    1. Germany is a possibility.

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

  1. Discussion points raised by members at Annual Meeting
    1. Request for chart showing membership, revenue and expense
      1. Already exists.
    2. Reduced membership rates for kids in the free/reduced school lunch program
      1. Possible? Free? Ask Mike then vote at next meeting.
    3. Proposal to investigate renaming NAUCC – possibly combine with next Rulebook Committee?
      1. New name by 2019?
      2. Mark will bring suggestions to the board.
    4. NAUCC 2018
      1. Status report and discussion. Help needed?
        1. RTUC needs to appoint a liaison
    5. Freestyle Level Tester Meeting
      1. Can we get a certification meeting via Skype in the calendar between now and Christmas?
        1. October 8th. Emails will be sent out soon.
      2. Level Testing for Independent members
        1. Feasibility of allowing video submission for Level Testing?
        2. Possible if livestreamed? Added responsibility for coaches in the coaching program?
    6. Donated unicycles
      1. Five unis (various models/wheel sizes) donated by Lee Gerstle (Independent – Louisville, KY) shortly before his death. Lee’s intent was to donate them to a club. Need to agree how to fairly dispose of these assets.
      2. President will attempt to sell unicycles locally, then donate the rest. Proceeds will be used to buy new 20” unicycles for clubs starting out.

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. STOMP Munifest – October 6-8 (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
    7. Unicon 19 – July 29- Aug 10 2019 Seoul, South Korea (link)

F.      Anything else?

  1. Host for NAUCC 2019 bids in by January.
  2. Mention in USA club outreach meeting.

G.     Meeting Adjourned 5:16pm EDT

2017 USA Annual Meeting

USA Annual Meeting – July 19, 2017
North Bend Theater, North Bend, WA
Danielle Millet presiding.

A.      Call Meeting to Order: 6:15pm PDT

B.      Affirmation of Officers

  • President: Mark Atkinson
  • Vice President: Danielle Millett
  • Secretary: open
  • Treasurer: open
  • Director: open
  • Director: Jill Cohen (2 years remaining)
  • Director: Wendy Grzych (2 years remaining)
  • Director: Patricia Wilton (2 years remaining)

C.      Election of Officers

  • President: Mark Atkinson – moved, seconded, confirmed
  • Vice President: Danielle Millett – moved, seconded, confirmed
  • Secretary: Dale Grzych – moved, seconded, confirmed, voted, passed
  • Treasurer: Mary Koehler – moved, seconded, confirmed, voted, passed
  • Director: Aaron Johnson – moved, seconded, confirmed, voted, passed

Thanks to outgoing USA Board members: Kenny Cason (Secretary), Mike Schatz
(Treasurer/Membership), David Panofsky; for their time and support!

D.      Old Business

  • Non-USA Members and Club Outreach
    • Working to increase our base of USA members and affiliated clubs through direct contact and indirect (e.g. Flyers in unicycle.com shipments) – this is an ongoing activity
  • USA Club Outreach
    • Initiative for USA to hold regular get-togethers of USA-affiliated clubs to promote club feedback and interaction
    • Need representatives from each club ideally
  • Facebook/Website/Media
    • On One Wheel retired this year – replaced with more direct contact with USA members via email and indirectly via Facebook and Instagram
    • Ensure your email address is correct in the membership database to receive emails
    • Follow us on Twitter (@uniUSAInc) and Instgram (@uniUSAInc). Tag us on your photos (#unicycleUSA)
    • USA website activity and Facebook following both continue to steadily increase. USA Instagram recently created
    • Club information for distribution via USA social media welcomed!

E.      New Business

  • New USA Levels
    • Patricia Wilton is leading the committee; an email will go out to membership soon
    • Plan is to create new USA levels to cover disciplines other than Freestyle (i.e. Trials, Flatland, etc). Freestyle will eventually be one of the disciplines to be covered separately
    • Initial work will be to define new level structures for each discipline – to be organized similar to the Rulebook Committee
    • Will start with Trials and Flat for now, eventually expanding to other disciplines as
      the process becomes better understood
    • IUF Skill Levels won’t change, for historical and practical reasons
    • Need volunteers with experience in these disciplines to lend support – sign-up
      sheets will be available or contact the USA Board personally or via email
      (board@uniusa.org)
    • Note that expressing interest in these committees does not guarantee
      participation
    • USA Freestyle Level Tester meeting
    • Plan to hold certification meeting in early fall via Skype
  • Unicon 20
    • The IUF is accepting applications to host Unicon 20 in 2020. Proposals are requested by
      the end of 2017
    • Talk to Scott Wilton with any Unicon related questions

F.      Current Board Members’ and Chairpersons’ Reports

  • President, Mark Atkinson
    • Reflecting on my first term as President, I’m pleased that the year has been marked by some by significant achievements.
      In the off-season we sponsored our first Coaching Program visits which were a huge success. Funding has been agreed to continue this initiative in 2018-19 so applications from affliated clubs are welcome. We also held our first annual ‘National Unicycle Week’ (3rd week of May) and ‘Ride a Unicycle Day’ (first day of ‘National Unicycle week’) and b Efforts by the USA to reach new members and clubs are ongoing and there will always be more to do in this area, but we are also starting work to help our existing USA-affiliated clubs interact on a regular basis.
      I’m also very excited to get to work on expanding the appeal of the USA levels to include urban disciplines so we have a progressive learning structure for these riders.
      Thanks to SVUC as our hosts of NUCC 2017, to the USA Board your continued support and to all of the USA members for helping promote and encourage unicycling!
  • Treasurer, Mike Schatz
    • Any ideas please send to Mike Schatz or Mark Atkinson
  • Affiliate Club Coordinator, Wendy Grzych
    • Reminder – only one USA member required to be an official club
    • Contact Wendy if you hear of non-USA clubs to bring into the fold
  • USA Scholarship Report, Amanda Grzych
    • I’d like to thank those that have donated to the scholarship committee this year – your donations are what keep this amazing program going. Our goal is to award those attending post-secondary schooling who have stepped up in the unicycling community as a role model and advocate for the sport. This year, the committee has received three applications, which is a great number!
      I’d like to remind you all that it’s not too early to start thinking about applications for next year as well. Keep in mind that we look for leadership at the national, international, and regional level. If you’re not sure where to start, feel free to ask any time!

G.      Upcoming Events

  • Unicon 19 in Seoul, South Korea from July 29 to August 10th, 2018
    • Registration will open soon
  • NAUCC 2018 in Livonia, Michigan hosted by Redford Township Unicycle Club
    • Dates TBD, probably the week after the 4th of July

H.      Open Discussion

  • Jim Sowers requested a chart showing membership, revenue and expense
  • It was suggested the Board consider reduced membership rates for kids in the
    free/reduced school lunch program
  • It was suggested the Board consider creating a committee to explore changing the name
    of NAUCC
    • Perhaps something more Public Relations friendly (more easily digested by uni
      muggles)
    • Canada and Mexico have their own competitions now, albeit limited
    • Are we really catering to North America

H.      Meeting adjourned at ????pm PDT

18 June 2017

USA Board Meeting Agenda– June 18, 2017

A.     Call Meeting to Order: 10:00am EDT

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

B.      Old Business

  1. NAUCC 2017
    1. Status report and discussion. Help needed?
      1. Venues are locked down, tweaking schedule, keeping web site up to date, budget under control, 200+ attendees so far, order in for ribbons and medals.
      2. 10k venue at slight risk because of government jurisdiction. Backup site identified.
      3. Insurance is good to go.
      4. Marathon Meeting: went very well. Will start on the other side of the tunnel, doesn’t have to be 26.2 miles but will be if you count the fun ride. AJ will post video of the trail.
      5. The schedule is jam packed!
      6. USA Board meeting likely Tuesday.
  2. USA Programs
    1. Coaching Program. Feedback from both coaches and clubs?
      1. No requests since the last two in January.
      2. Some affiliated clubs are unclear of their status, could be reached out to for participation. An email went out in March.
      3. Perhaps after nationals.
      4. Feedback will be shared with the board.
    2. Any more coaching trips planned in his financial year?
      1. Not at this time.
      2. Budget for next year: will vote after financial discussion
  3. Membership Initiative
    1. Non-USA club outreach
      1. Request to add all/any clubs here
        1. We have a list of clubs to contact, just need to do it. We are down a few clubs but still plenty out there.
        2. We likely need a person focused on this task. The Club Liason may not have time.
      2. Did UDC get the new stock of USA postcards?
        1. The quality of the new cards are very poor, don’t know why. The first batch was fabulous. Jill will talk with the printing company.
      3. Feedback re National Unicycle Week and ‘Ride a unicycle day’? Application to Chase’s Calendar of Events for 2018 officially accepted. What can we do better next year?
        1. TCUC got lots of good press!
        2. Some suburbs saw it in the media and are requesting a demo/class.
        3. RTUC ran a weekend of events, may not have gotten the word out as well since not as much publicity attracted. But it was fun!
        4. Could have a daily unicycle challenge on Facebook during the week.
        5. Send the press release template out to the clubs for their use.
        6. USA unicycle photo/video contest.
        7. Does UDC want to be involved (contest, sale, etc)?
      4. USA club outreach
        1. USA hosted inter-club meetings – update on status and plans for ongoing meetings
          1. In talks with Pam Dowling for talks at NAUCC. Working to insert it into the schedule. Danielle will reach out to members at NAUCC to attend.
        2. Several USA-affiliated clubs with no current USA members. Georgia Tech defunct and no response from Spanaway, Sebring (Ohio) and Supercyclers (Pittsburg) – need to update Club Map/Affiliated Club list.
          1. If we don’t hear something by the end of this month they may be removed from the list.
  4. Facebook/Website/Media
    1. Facebook likes and USA website hits are up
      1. Up over 300!
      2. We get a slight bump every time we send a direct email.
      3. May be reaching people, but not the right people.
    2. Direct email using MailChimp working, but need to clean/validate our email database in order to successfully reach our members
      1. 45%-55% open the email. Not many bounced addresses.
      2. This implies engagement from our members, especially when sent direct email.
      3. USA Web site gets decent traffic.
  5. OOW/Constitution/Bylaws Update
    1. Vote closes 15th June
    2. Nearly unanimous in favor!
  6. Scholarship Committee
    1. Deadline for applications 16th June. Plans to review applications?
      1. No applications received so far, but at least one in the works (maybe two).
    2. Nominations for Scholarship Committee members?
      1. Amanda has made a list of people she recommends.
    3. Plans for fund raising at NAUCC?
      1. Received a $500 donation last week!

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

  1. USA meeting at NAUCC
    1. President will work on the agenda and presentation, but will not be there in person
      1. Hopefully can Skype in.
      2. Voting for new positions
  2. Open Board positions (for nominations and election at Annual Meeting) to be publicized prior to NAUCC
    1. Searching for candidates for all positions
      1. Treasurer
      2. Secretary
      3. Director
  3. Level testing
    1. Skype Level Tester meeting – when?
      1. Difficult to find a time at NAUCC
      2. Skype seems like the better option, perhaps late August
      3. Suggestion to hold a demo of the skills at NAUCC, perhaps video it, so people interested can at least see what the skills look like. Levels 1-7 would be priority. Jill and Pam need to talk about the schedule.
    2. Proposal to introduce USA levels for disciplines other than freestyle
      1. Several groups/people have created levels for other disciplines, but nothing formal or shared between clubs. (Hutchison Trials Levels, Dale’s flat levels, etc)
      2. The intent would be a formal structure for riders to work through, and link riders to USA.
      3. For distance, not so much about skills but mileage: similar to swimming there would be badges for achieving specific distances (10k, 50miles, 100miles, etc). Perhaps broken out by age.
      4. Jill will send Mark information on how swimming works. (gameification works!)
      5. For whatever discipline, “Level 10” should be a huge achievement attainable by only a few.
      6. Any levels should celebrate progression, even if within age group.
      7. Need to create a committee, perhaps start with trials and flat. If that goes well then progress to distance, track, muni, etc. Should be organically generated with buy-in from riders within that discipline.
      8. Once the committee has a plan, perhaps open it up to the greater community for feedback before formalizing and publishing/adopting.
      9. This will be on the agenda at NAUCC. It should be stressed that expressing interest does not guarantee participation in the committee.
  4.  Insurance
    1. Clarify USA membership and affiliated club requirements to be covered by USA insurance
      1. Do clubs need only one USA member to be covered?
      2. Only a few clubs request proof of insurance (for certain practice spaces, parades, etc).
    2. Opportunities to grow our insurance offerings to our members beyond basic liability?
      1. What about a discount at UDC? Too difficult to implement?
  5. 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
      1. How did the mini-meet go?
        1. Flaming puck, flat comp, cyclocross, etc
        2. Unfortunately, terrible weather hindered participation
        3. Distance between clubs makes it difficult
        4. Virtual (video) mini-meets? Hmm… Send freestyle routine videos between clubs?
      2. Kenny Cason, Secretary
      3. Mike Schatz, Treasurer
        1. Running a deficit this year, but we have the funds to cover it. Expenses incured this year that are not typical.
        2. Mark proposes $1500 for the Coaching Program for next year. Patricia seconds. Voted and approved.
      4. Jill Cohan, Director
      5. Wendy Grzych, Director
      6. David Panofsky, Director
      7. Patricia Wilton, Director & USA Level Tester
      8. Mark Atkinson & Mike Schatz, Webmasters
      9. Wendy Grzych, Affiliate Club & Insurance Coordinator
      10. Amanda Grzych, Scholarship Committee Chair

E.      Announcements

  1. Upcoming Events
    1. CMQ Urban – July 6-9, Montreal, Canada (link)
      1. Not an “official” competition this year, too expensive in Montreal
    2. NAUCC – July 16-22, Snoqualmie Valley (link)
    3. LAUCC (Latin American Unicycle Convention and Championship) – July 16-23, Mexico City (link)
      1. Urban riding only, no freestyle or muni
    4. EUC 17 Summer – July 18-24, Miskolc, Hungary (link)
    5. European Championship – July 27-Aug 6, Sittard-Geleen, NL (link)
    6. Unicon 19 – July 29- Aug 10 2019 Seoul, South Korea (link)

F.      Anything else?

G.     Meeting Adjourned: 11:32am EDT

 

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

     

19 March 2017

USA Board Meeting Agenda – March 19, 2017

A.     Call Meeting to Order: 10:02 EST

Attending: Kenny Cason, Mark Atkinson, Danielle Millett, Mike Schatz, David Panofsky, Wendy Grzych, Aaron Kinsella-Johnson

B.      Old Business

    1. NAUCC 2017
      1. Status report and discussion. Help needed?
        1. Registration: 84 currently registered
        2. On track to pay for event in full
        3. Message going out to remind early registration closing soon, need help from USA for messaging. Aaron handling social media.
        4. Flyers going out via Unicycle.com
        5. Updates to accommodations page, Seattle area is expensive. L Camping is also available. Cottages available for groups, mostly up at Snoqualmie Pass.
        6. Venues secured for everything except Street and Flat.
        7. Registration at the North Bend visitor’s center
        8. North Bend Block Party on the last Saturday, participation perhaps
        9. Safety concerns for the marathon: town hall forum scheduled to address everyone’s concerns, like a riders meeting. Presenting plans ahead of time could allay fears. Date and Time will be forthcoming.
    2. USA Programs
      1. Coaching Program. Feedback from both coaches and clubs?
        1. Timber Lake was a huge success
    3. Membership Initiative
      1. Non-USA club outreach.
        1. Searching for new clubs. When found please put in the Google Doc. As officers we should reach out to them when possible.
      2. Postcards. Look great! Possible increase in website traffic?
        1. Uplift in website traffic, possibly related
      3. National Unicycle Week http://uniusa.org/national-unicycle-week/
        1. Applied for through Chase’s Book of Events, we will know soon whether approved. 21-27 May 2017!
        2. USA website has been updated and we have a logo
      4. Possible focus on promoting benefits of USA insurance?
        1. Important to a lot of people, likely our biggest benefit of membership.
    4.  Facebook
      1. As we enter riding season need regular, relevant posts – all/any welcome!
        1. Kenny will forward Facebook stats when he receives them
    5. USA Rulebook Committee
      1. Invitations for participation sent out in January
      2. Deadline for new adopting rules is four months prior to NAUCC
        1. Scott has asked for an extension
        2. Voted on and approved
    6. OOW/Constitution/Bylaws Update
      1. Amendments to be sent out via email with instructions for voting
        1. Proposal to accept the amended rules for USA
        2. Voted on an approved
      2. Need to agree voting procedure – could we use membership site?
        1. Trying to get to an email vote, but some don’t have email addresses (only 19). Effort will be made to contact teams to make sure their members have entered an email address.
        2. Email in March will be sent to announce the upcoming vote, to give members a chance to update their membership profiles.
        3. End of April we will use electionbuddy.com to do the vote
        4. 93 yay votes needed to pass, given current roles
        5. Proposal to spend up to $100 for use of electionbuddy.com
        6. Voted upon and passed.

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

    1. Skype Level Tester meeting – when?
    2. Scholarship Committee – kickoff this month
      1. Zero response from prior email asking for scholarship applications
      2. Official application letter going out this week
      3. People being considered for the committee
    3. Board meetings – schedule between now and NAUCC?
      1. Missed a December meeting this year
      2. Will have meetings in April and June
    4. Unicon 20 – IUF looking for applications to host. Proposals requested by end 2017.
      1. Anyone in USA interested in hosting?

D.      Current Board Members’ and Chairpersons’ Reports

    1. Mark Atkinson, President
    2. Danielle Millett, Vice President
    3. Kenny Cason, Secretary
      1. 3 year commitment is coming to an end
      2. Amanda is interested
    4. Mike Schatz, Treasurer
      1. Just restocked patches ($900+). That money eventually comes back.
      2. 3 year commitment is coming to an end
      3. Currently Mike handles membership and treasurer roles but those roles could be separated. Treasurer is a 3 year commitment, membership is an appointed position.
    5. Jill Cohan, Director
    6. Wendy Grzych, Director
    7. David Panofsky, Director
      1. 3 year commitment is coming to an end
      2. Trying to write up general instructions with how to travel with unicycles, especially flying.
    8. Patricia Wilton, Director & USA Level Tester
      1. Lots of positive discussion in the new Freestyle Rules committee
    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. SW Muni Fest – March 18-19, Moab, Utah
      2. MadUni Muni Weekend – April 7-9, Black River Falls, WI
      3. RTUC Mini-Meet in Livonia, MI – May 19-21
      4. National Unicycle Week – May 21-28
      5. MadUni Summer Camps – June 12-16 and June  19-23 (link)
      6. CMQ Urban – July 6-9, Montreal, Canada
      7. LAUCC (Latin American Unicycle Convention and Championship) –July 16-23, Mexico City (link)
      8. European Championship – July 27-Aug 6, Sittard-Geleen, NL (link)
      9. Unicon 19 – July 29- Aug 10 2019 Seoul, South Korea (link)

F.     Anything else?

    1. Kenny: Does anyone have Gossi’s research on developing new Skill Levels, or how to contact him? Trying to contact him via email has failed, the email didn’t bounce but I heard nothing back.

G.     Meeting Adjourned: 11:12 EST

8 January 2017

USA Board Meeting Agenda – January 8, 2017

A. Call Meeting to Order: 12:14pm EST

a. Present: Kenny Cason, Mark Atkinson, Jill Cohan, Danielle Millett, Mike Schatz, David Panofsky, Wendy Grzych, Aaron Kinsella-Johnson

B.      Old Business

  1. NAUCC 2017
    1. Status report and discussion. Any help needed?
      1. Kickoff meeting today 5pm PST
      2. Reservations for gym done
      3. Locations in mind for all events
      4. Web site is currently being set up with Robin Dunlop
      5. SVUC as a club is highly involved
      6. Events run July 16th-23rd, the 15th is for travel
      7. Hospitality/Lodging TBD, Issaquah & Snoqualmie Pass are options. A new hotel being built in North Bend, may be ready in time.
      8. Marathon: pushing for using the Iron Horse Trail, Boston marathon qualifying trail. Alternative suggestions welcome.
      9. Need historic costs to set registration pricing. Typical top costs are medals and venues. Past budget are available
    2. USA equipment inventory and location tracker
      1. Track starter poles, extension cords, signage, canopies are already in Washington.
      2. Need printer, clipboards, hand timing watches
      3. RTUC and TCUC have watches, but need to be reminded to bring them
      4. Each event Point Of Contact will know what is required
      5. Flagging & barriers for cyclo-cross needed. Typically borrowed from a local organization.USA equipment inventory and location tracker
  2. USA Programs
    1. Coaching Program. Feedback on interest from both coaches and clubs?
      1. Rapid City, SD this weekend
      2. Timber Lake, SD on the 20th
      3. Budget is available for more coaching opportunities if requested
    2. STEP (Start-up Equipment Program). Need new committee head to lead this initiative.
      1. Still looking for nominations.
      2. Focused on brand new clubs
      3. Could be expanded to different disciplines
      4. Mike may be interested in heading
  3. Membership Initiative
    1. Progress on non USA club outreach
      1. Two new clubs are in process
      2. “How to start a club” – posted to web site by Wendy
      3. Wendy fields 5-6 new club related questions each year
      4. Mike is interested in working with Wendy to find/contact more new clubs
      5. A group in Alberta, Canada inquired. Wendy pointed them to a good contact. Not much we can do since USA insurance does not cover them.
      6. Danielle will contact a bike shop 50 minutes from her location who is interested (Thick Bikes?). They are a UDC dealer.
    2. Flyer for UDC shipments – status and feedback?
      1. Sent flyers to Amy at UDC. Need to confirm.
      2. Jill will follow up with Amy
  4. OOW/Facebook
    1. As we enter riding season need regular, relevant posts – all/any welcome!
      1. Please post any news or events as you become aware.
      2. OOW still without a chairperson. Any nominations?
      3. Our charter says we need to publish OOW. But is it no longer relevant in the current world of social media?
      4. Perhaps we can publish online (Facebook, etc) and satisfy our charter. Jill will ask Amy about getting a link or two on UDC’s web site, both USA and NAUCC.
      5. An email periodically from the USA president sounds like a great idea!
  5. IUF Rulebook Committees
    1. Have all invitations for participation have been sent out? Are all committees up and running?
    2. Up and running, very busy with discussions
    3. Last vote for proposals is mid January
    4. “Age Group” committee is a little awkwardly organized, not sure what is happening there
    5. If the new IUF rulebook is ready four months before NAUCC then USA will adopt it for this year. This is not a proposal, but just a reminder.
    6. Scott Wilton says a draft of the new IUF rulebook should be ready by February 1st.
    7. Scott volunteered to be the USA rulebook chairman.

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

  1. NAUCC 2018
    1. Wendy proposes RTUC (near Livonia), seconded by Mark
      1. Voting: universal approval
      2. Wendy will create a document to formalize the proposal
  2. Skype Level Tester meeting – February?
    1. Haven’t heard anything. Mark will check with Patricia
  3. Scholarship Committee – kickoff in March
    1. Amanda couldn’t make it
    2. Wants to do some outreach to get people on board
    3. Deadline is 90 days prior to NAUCC
  4. National Unicycle Week
    1. Encourage people to unicycle
    2. Retail/Publicity opportunity to pivot on
    3. Fourth week in May?
    4. Chase’s Calendar of Events: TBD
    5. National Day Calendar: application is in
    6. Perhaps pick a week and publish, seek forgiveness later if there is a conflict. Need a framework and send out a press release to retailers, manufacturers, press
    7. Will put a web page together.
    8. Jill will talk with Amy at UDC
  5. Advertising USA and NAUCC on UDC web site?
    1. Why not! Jill will talk with Amy.

D. Current Board Members’ and Chairpersons’ Reports

  1. Mark Atkinson, President
  2. Danielle Millett, Vice President
    1. Not getting vice president emails. Will check.
  3. Kenny Cason, Secretary
  4. Mike Schatz, Treasurer
    1. 769 members, pretty typical, healthy
    2. Financials look normal. New item for Coaching Program.
    3. Some clubs have requested individual members NOT renew on their own. They are currently set up this way. Causes confusion in some cases where someone joins USA then joins a club. Your mileage may vary.
    4. Reminder: once a member joins USA and is a member of a club they are covered by insurance, regardless about how they paid USA.
    5. Google Grants for Non-Profits: Gilby says they will give advertising grants based on certain criteria. Will look into it, add to New Business.
  5.  Jill Cohan, Director
    1. Amanda Breum Laursen  is coming to Madison for four months and helping with freestyle, etc
    2. Could Amanda be a USA Certified Coach even though she is a foreign rider?
    3. UNICON 19 in South Korea: should USA hire a translator?
      1. Will smart phone translators be sufficient?
      2. Cultural liaison may be required as well?
      3. Perhaps the UNICON organization committee has a recommendation
      4. Jill will talk with Patricia, our IUF liaison
      5. Mark will look into adding something about how to fly with unicycles to the USA web site. David will help do research.
  6. Wendy Grzych, Director
  7. David Panofsky, Director
  8. Patricia Wilton, Director & USA Level Tester
  9. ???, OOW
  10. Mark Atkinson & Mike Schatz, Webmasters
  11. Wendy Grzych, Affiliate Club & Insurance Coordinator
  12. Amanda Grzych, Scholarship Committee Chair

E. Announcements

  1. Upcoming Events
    1. MONDO XXVIII – February 10-12, St. Paul, Minnesota
    2. LAUCC (Latin American Unicycle Convention and Championship) –July 16-23, Mexico City
    3. Madison Muni Weekend in early April
    4. Southwest Muni Weekend in March, Moab?
  2. Anything else?

F. Meeting Adjourned: 1:56 EST

11 September 2016

USA Board Meeting Agenda – September 11, 2016

A.     Call Meeting to Order: 12:01 EST

Present: Kenny Cason, Mark Atkinson, Patricia Wilton, Jill Cohan, Danielle Millett, Mike Schatz

B.      Old Business

  1. NAUCC 2016 wrap–up.
    1. Any lessons learnt?
      1. Directors need to be incredibly prepared, before the event. Yes, before the event.
      2. USA liaison needs to be in constant contact with the hosting organization and provide feedback and updates to the USA board. Having people in the loop with actual experience is invaluable.
      3. Continue strengthening the Google Docs event handbook, but experience trumps documentation.
      4. Inclusion of local participation adds excitement and promotes the sport. It helps all participants! Remember what it was like to attend your first NAUCC?
      5. Urban participation was low, probably because of Unicon, but need to keep an eye on it.
      6. Trials obstacles were particularly difficult given the skill levels of those who attended. Looking at the participant list should give direction on difficulty and if there should be a finals.
    2. UNICON 18 wrap-up.
      1. Celebrate the US successes! 2 World Champions – 15 Expert medals won (2 Gold, 12 Silver, 1 Bronze). Age group podium placements in various disciplines.
        1. Post experts on the USA Facebook page
        2. Add highlights to the USA web site
      2. Any lessons learnt?
        1. You can never have enough restrooms. Tru dat!
        2. Must have people at each event handling logistics and organizing the people, separate duties from the event director.
        3. There are questions about what the USA and IUF memberships provide to each member/club. There is a page on the USA web site that addresses this. Need to add information on our new programs. This is a recurring theme.
        4. There should also be information addressing benefits to the greater unicycling community in general (rider locator, etc).
      3. USA Programs
        1. Coaching Program. Application form is available on USA website.
          1. Currently using old USA letter head. Need to update.
          2. Patricia will send an email to the USA members to increase knowledge of this program.
        2. STEP (Start-up Equipment Program). Need new committee head to lead this initiative. Possible nominations?
          1. Information for the new committee lead is in Google Docs. Doesn’t have to be one person. Jill will take a look but no commitment at this time.
        3. Confirm budgets for 2016/17
          1. $5000 split between the two above programs already allocated. Nothing has been spent. Reassess next year at this time.
      4. Junior Officer Applications
        1. No applications received. Do we run this program in 2016/17?
          1. It’s challenging to feel engaged at a national level, especially in a virtual organization like USA.
          2. Table this for now, but possible areas for participation:
            1. Coaching program
            2. STEP
      5. OOW/Facebook
        1. Feedback from Annual Meeting?
          1. Not discussed.
        2. Discuss direction for both OOW and Facebook for this year
          1. OOW:
            1. Possible different format: what did you see on Facebook that was interesting? Summarize for those who missed it. What events are coming up? What are clubs up to in different areas of the country? Think “newsletter” instead of “novel”.
            2. This would be especially helpful for those who write the checks! Not everyone follows Facebook threads with any regularity. It could help justify to parents the investment in continued participation.
          2. Facebook:
            1. Need to post organically versus planned. Need more likes to build momentum.
            2. Patricia will make all USA board members able to post to the page. All board members should post as often as the muse inspires.
            3. Clubs should be encouraged to send info to USA board members to post. (events, parades, achievements, etc)

C.      New Business

  1. Objectives for 2016/17
    1. Membership: reach out to clubs that are not currently members
      1. Need a list of clubs
      2. Need volunteers to contact those clubs (Mike will organize, will coordinate with Wendy as the membership person)
      3. Mark will contact Amy Drummond at Unicycle.com to see if she is willing to include USA flyers in their shipments.
        1. Will have something ready for approval by next meeting, including a budget. Bennett Nestok (Harvard) is interested in providing content (cartoons, etc)
      4. National Unicycle Week? (when)
        1. Create a hash tag
        2. Newspaper/TV/Radio interviews
        3. Post a picture of you riding this week
        4. Post picture of clubs riding
        5. UDC and other retailers can use to promote
        6. Prompts us to draw attention to the sport and it’s benefits
      5. Need to get USA Rulebook amendments compiled and included in time for NAUCC. This is somewhat reliant on IUF Rulebook work but very doable regardless. Can work off the IUF draft if required.
      6. Successful NAUCC with our guidance and support. Success = organized and enjoyed by the vast majority.
      7. Choose a hosting club for NAUCC 2018.
    2. 90-day look ahead (USA annual calendar of events)
      1. Now: Garnering applications to host NAUCC 2018
      2. At least one more USA meeting before the end of the year (second week in December)
    3. NAUCC 2017
      1. Connie Cotter has volunteered to act as Board liaison. Any objections?
        1. Proposal was made and seconded. Approved.
        2. Make it so, engage!
      2. Possibly also invite NAUCC organizing lead to Board meetings for short report of status?
        1. SnoValley Unicycle Club – lead for NAUCC: Aaron Kinsella-Johnson
        2. Connie should also be included
        3. Direction: Board meetings, plus email status monthly or informal telecons
      3. USA equipment inventory and location tracker
        1. Need a list of what USA owns and where it is. Shawn is a good place to start. Connie should coordinate as liaison.
          1. Power cords
          2. Stop watches
          3. Track starting stands
          4. Canopies
          5. Safety vests
          6. Yada, yada, yada…
      4. IUF Rulebook Committee – Applications for participation open until 11th September
        1. For changes to the USA Rulebook this is the place to have your say.
        2. Example:
          1. Should muni cross country allow a “hike” uphill that constitutes more than half of the race? IMHO: This is a unicycling competition not a hiking contest.

D.      Current Board Members’ and Chairpersons’ Reports

  1. Mark Atkinson, President
    1. Invited to do a radio interview concerning unicycling for a station in California
  2. Danielle Millett, Vice President
  3. Kenny Cason, Secretary
  4. Mike Schatz, Treasurer
    1. Financials: more $$ than we had last month. Scholarship $$ is available for next year. Signs for NAUCC were paid for.
  5. Jill Cohan, Director
  6. Wendy Grzych, Director
  7. David Panofsky, Director
  8. Patricia Wilton, Director & USA Level Tester
    1. Also happy to be the IUF liaison! Everything is awesome; everything is cool when you’re part of a team. J
  9. ???, OOW
  10. Mark Atkinson & Mike Schatz, Webmasters
    1. Enabling email addresses for the eight USA voting positions
  11. Wendy Grzych, Affiliate Club & Insurance Coordinator
  12. Max Schulze, Scholarship Committee Chair
    1. Need a new chair for this position.
      1. Amanda is nominated and seconded.
      2. Voted and approved!

E.      Announcements

  1. Upcoming Events
    1. NAUCC 2018 – bids for host by Jan 2017
      1. RTUC is interested
  2. Anything else?
    1. Next Unicon is in Seoul, South Korea

G.     Meeting Adjourned: 13:45 EST

2016 USA Annual Meeting

USA Annual Meeting Agenda – July 11, 2016

A.      Call Meeting to Order: 6:04pm MDT

B.      Affirmation of Officers

  1. President:
    1. Nominated Mark Atkinson by Mike Schatz
    2. Second by Wendy Grzych
    3. Approved
  2. Vice President
    1. Nominated Danielle Millet by Patricia Wilton
    2. Second by Mike Schatz
    3. Approved
  3. Secretary
    1. Nominated Kenny Cason by Patricia Wilton
    2. Second by Mike Schatz
    3. Approved
  4. Treasurer
    1. Nominated Mike Schatz
    2. Second
    3. Approved
  5. Directors
    1. Nominated Patricia Wilton by David Panofsky
    2. Second
    3. Approved
    4. Nominated Wendy Grzych by Patricia Wilton
    5. Second
    6. Approved
    7. Nominated Jill Cohan by Patricia Wilton
    8. Second
    9. Approved

C.      Old Business

  1. Junior Officers
    1. Closing date for Junior Officer Applications is August 1.
    2. Applicants must be 14-18 years old by August 1, 2016
    3. Jr. Officers will now be a more competitive and specified position. The Board
      will give more direction to the officers.
  2. New Committees and Committee Updates
    1. Coaching Program
      1. Program is ready. Need to get more marketing out and need to spread
        the word. Give an overview of the program and its goals.
    2. STEP – Startup Equipment Program
      1. Program did not get finalized. Need a new committee head to launch
        for upcoming year. Give brief overview of program and goals. We have
        basic outlines for the program but need to make the more detailed
        items, like applications and scoring programs.
    3. Scholarship Program
      1. Financial update will be given by Mike. We can review how we’re record
        keeping for the sake of our 501(c)3 status (keeping applications and
        scoring, etc.) Keep in mind that donations are tax deductible. No
        eligible candidates applied this year so there are no recipients for 2016.
    4. Rulebook Committee
      1. Link to IUF skill levels on website. Accepted rulebook update.
      2. Wendy requests age groups get changed. An IUF committee has already
        been formed.
      3. To change rules it is best to get on an IUF committee, not USA, since
        USA rules default to IUF rules.
    5. Financial Overview
      1. Approximately $24k in the black, always a happy thing

D.      Current Board Members’ and Chairpersons’ Reports

    1. Amanda Grzych, President
      1. I’d like to say thank you for being able to be president for the past three years. Over the three years I’ve worked with some great Board members and I feel
        like we’ve accomplished a lot. This year alone we were able to launch the
        coaching program, create a rider locator, started a document on how to host
        nationals, created a timeline of the Board’s activity, we introduced several Jr.
        Officers to the Board, started a USA Facebook page, determined that keeping
        disciplines sectioned off at NAUCC is beneficial primarily for urban riders,
        created a GoogleDoc database to hold all of the Board’s important information,
        created general emails that are transferrable when officers change, created
        the NAUCC liaison position to assist hosts, and we’ve also learned that Skype
        doesn’t like meetings with more than 8 people! Overall it’s been a crazy year
        but we’ve had some great results. I look forward to watching the sport
        continue to grow and evolve.
    2. Patricia Wilton, Vice President
    3. Kenny Cason, Secretary
    4. Mike Schatz, Treasurer
      1. Feedback on the web site is encouraged
      2. Google Analytics has been helpful
    5. Mark Atkinson, Director
    6. Steven Walter, Director
    7. Mitch Wittenberg, Director
    8. David Panofsky, Director
    9. Richard & Rick Tharrett, OOW
    10. Mike Schatz, Webmaster
    11. Wendy Grzych, Affiliate Club Coordinator and Insurance Coordinator
    12. Max Schulze, Trials and Street Adviser/Coordinator and Scholarship Committee Chair
      1. No eligible candidates this year
      2. The program is healthy and will continue
    13. Patricia Wilton, USA Level Tester

E.      New Business

    1. OOW format will be changing
      1. We’ve determined that OOW should either be done exclusively through
        Facebook or a smaller newsletter that is sent via Mailchimp. Either way we
        think one of the Jr. Officers should take over this duty. We just want to see
        which idea is preferred, but without taking an actual vote.

F.      Announcements

  1. Upcoming Events
    1. Unicon 18, 2016 – Donostia/San Sebastian, Spain. Wednesday July 27 to Sunday
      August 7 2016
    2. NAUCC 2017 – Snoqualmie Valley Unicycle Club – Seattle, Washington
      1. Hotel is being built but may not be ready
      2. Housing is available in the nearby surrounding areas
      3. NAUCC 2017 will rock!

G.      Anything else?

    1. How-To docs are being moved to Google Docs so hosting information will be easier
      to access. Real people, real numbers.
    2. Applications to host 2018 will be accepted starting in December.

H.      Meeting adjourned at 6:35pm

12 June 2016

USA Board Meeting Agenda – June 12, 2016

A.     Call Meeting to Order: 12:05pm EST

Attending: Amanda Grzych, Patricia Wilton, Kenny Cason, Mike Schatz, Mark Atkinson, Mitch Wittenberg

B.     Old Business

  1. USA Programs
    1. Club Outreach
      1. Make major clubs aware so they can spread the word to those who contact them.
      2. Do we need to contact clubs individually? Seems likely. Good first step after Nationals.
      3. Also get it up on the web site. Amanda will edit the text.
    2. STEP Program
      1. Kinda on hold for now.
  2. Rider Locator
    1. Bring up at Nationals, but limited sample of riders there.
    2. Perhaps a check box for members to give permission, but have the ability to opt-out.
    3. This should be a benefit of membership.
  3. NAUCC 2016 Concerns
    1. South Dakota people are beginning to register now.
    2. Scheduling conflicts are being resolved, but there are still concerns.
      1. Track events take longer than typically allotted.
      2. Amanda will inquire if the track can be reserved longer, and start earlier.
    3. Expert t-shirts: need to vote whether USA pays for them.
      1. Patricia proposes $450, seconded by Mark. Approved.
  4. How to run NAUCC
    1. Patricia has shared all docs (budget, etc) she has with SVUC for 2017.
    2. The Nationals liaison should be given access to all docs available.
    3. Perhaps a Google Docs drive to hold the docs for archiving and sharing.
    4. Separate email addresses will be created for each position in the USA organization. This keeps personal and business emails separate plus fosters continuity when people change positions.
  5. Timeline of Board Activity
    1. Gathering calendar items and getting them organized.
    2. Will be posted to Google drive when in better shape.
  6. Directors Review
    1. Feedback: The Jr. Directors like the program.
    2. They need distinct goals instead of a broad request. For example: publish one tutorial video per month, versus “go post on Facebook”.
    3. Too many people to keep busy, and 6 months is too short a time to get them properly involved. Recommend limitting the number of JDs and extend their time.
    4. The new board should choose the new JDs, but applications for those positions should be made available by the old board, preferably before Nationals each year.

C.     Current Board Members’ and Chairpersons’ Reports

    1. Amanda Grzych, President
    2. Patricia Wilton, Vice President
    3. Kenny Cason, Secretary
    4. Mike Schatz, Treasurer
      1. Financials have been distributed to the board.
      2. Insurance payment due this month.
      3. Membership numbers continue to be healthy.
    5. Mark Atkinson, Director
      1. Updating the web page to reference the IUF Skill Levels.
    6. Mitch Wittenberg, Director
      1. Still has a handful of 2014 Expert t-shirts for riders who qualify. Posted this on Facebook.
      2. No response so will post again, plus an email.
    7. David Panofsky, Director
    8. Steve Walter, Director
    9. Grace Luccio, Jr. Director (shadow president)
    10. Nick Braun, Jr. Director (social media & advertising)
    11. Walker Orner, Jr. Director (urban riders)
    12. Rachel Sindelar, Jr. Director (social media & advertising)
    13. Owen Farmer, Jr. Director (social media)
    14. Shelley Kovacic, Jr. Director (advertising & design)
    15. Richard & Rick Tharrett, OOW
    16. Scott Wilton & Mike Schatz, Webmaster
      1. Need new JD application to post to the web site.
    17. Wendy Grzych, Affiliate Club Coordinator
    18. Wendy Grzych, Insurance Coordinator
    19. Max Schulze, Trials and Street Adviser/Coordinator and Scholarship Committee Chair
      1. Only one application received so far.
      2. Max won’t be at Nationals so may need to meet virtually.
    20. Danielle Ross, Beginner Rider Chairperson
    21. Patricia Wilton, USA Level Tester
      1. No workshop at Nationals this year, Skype is working well.

D.     New Business

  1. NAUCC Annual Meeting
    1. Amanda won’t be there (slacker!) so Patricia will run the meeting.
    2. Need a simplified financials slide.

E.      Announcements

    1. Upcoming Events
      1. Unicon 2016
        1. T-shirts are nearly ready for ordering. Will allocate $15 to buy Kyle Alviani a t-shirt since he designed them but is not attending.
        2. Online registration closes in four days!
      2. NAUCC 2016

F.      Anything else?

    1. We want representation in the IUF but are still working out what that means.

G.     Meeting Adjourned

24 April 2016

USA Board Meeting Agenda – April 24, 2016

A.     Call Meeting to Order: 12:05pm EST

Attending: Kenny Cason, Amanda Grzych, David Panofsky, Mitch Wittenberg, Mike Schatz, Mark Atkinson, Wendy Grzych

B.     Old Business

  1. USA Programs
    1. Getting started, forms for clubs and coaches for Certified Coaches have been developed.
  2. Rider Locator
    1. You can see there is somebody there, but can’t identify them.
    2. Option: have users log into the membership site to identify riders found in specific locations. Members might be wary of security concerns so feedback will be sought.
  3. Urban Update – sectioning NAUCC by discipline
    1. Summary: discussion about globbing all urban events into a specific time frame so urban riders can compete but not get stuck attending NAUCC all week.
    2. We have little control. The rulebook is what actually has teeth.
    3. Not sure if possible changes should be enforced or recommended. At least a recommendation could be made to the rulebook committee.
  4. 2016 open Board positions
    1. Mark is willing to run for President (for good or bad).
    2. A vice-Presidential candidate is also known (see Mark).
  5. Bylaws for waiver
    1. There is no waiver currently in place that covers the board or USA.
    2. USA has Directors & Officers insurance for the board, and any board of an affiliated club.
    3. Could add a waiver to the membership web page that a member has to click on to agree. Would simplify the process. Wendy will send wording for the waiver.
  6. Current Board Members’ and Chairpersons’ Reports
    1. Amanda Grzych, President
    2. Patricia Wilton, Vice President
    3. Kenny Cason, Secretary
      1. SnoValley Uni (SVUC) is holding a clinic May 14th in North Bend, WA. Checkout their web site for details.
      2. Most teams will accept event notices to be included in their newsletters!
      3. Next year we need to discuss better communication with USA membership. Newsletter, app, web site, carrier pigeon, OOW, Facebook, Twitter, …? Good agenda item for the annual meeting.
      4. One challenge is getting input from clubs on news. It doesn’t have to be lengthy, just enough to show activity.
      5. Perhaps an abbreviated version of OOW using Mailchimp?
    4. Mike Schatz, Treasurer
      1. Financials look great!
    5. Mark Atkinson, Director
      1. Rulebook: IUF dropped skill levels from the rulebook and moved them to a separate document. Since USA adopts the IUF rulebook the skill levels are missing from the new USA rulebook.
      2. The USA rulebook should point to the IUF skill levels document.
        1. Mark proposes USA adopts the IUF skill levels.
        2. David seconds. The proposal passed unanimously.
      3. Wendy proposes USA continues to align with IUF skill levels. The IUF is considering major changes to the skill levels. Details TBD.
      4. Separate issue: working on a document detailing what typically goes on with USA in a yearly timeframe. Will send out for feedback.
        1. https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1pqChWPGK2kjM0HIUgM8FQTp9QSEeqi-2mSFtVh9YyiU/edit?usp=sharing
    6. Mitch Wittenberg, Director
    7. David Panofsky, Director
      1. A framework for hosting NAUCC planning is in the works. Input on Best Practices is strongly encouraged from USA membership (budget, events, scheduling, venues, etc.).
      2. There is already a link on the USA web site concerning hosting, but this is an attempt to improve the documentation.
      3. Will give the board permission to read the current draft for review. Input/feedback is encouraged! Please share with people you know might have feedback.
      4. April 29th-31st, MadUni offroad event!
    8. Steve Walter, Director
    9. Grace Luccio, Jr. Director (shadow president)
    10. Nick Braun, Jr. Director (social media & advertising)
    11. Walker Orner, Jr. Director (urban riders)
    12. Rachel Sindelar, Jr. Director (social media & advertising)
    13. Owen Farmer, Jr. Director (social media)
    14. Shelley Kovacic, Jr. Director (advertising & design)
    15. Richard & Rick Tharrett, OOW
    16. Scott Wilton & Mike Schatz, Webmaster
    17. Wendy Grzych, Affiliate Club Coordinator
    18. Wendy Grzych, Insurance Coordinator
      1. Getting new certs ready for the new insurance cycle (July 1-July 1).
      2. The new underwriter is slowing things down, will get up to speed.
    19. Max Schulze, Trials and Street Adviser/Coordinator and Scholarship Committee Chair
    20. Danielle Ross, Beginner Rider Chairperson
    21. Patricia Wilton, USA Level Tester

D.     New Business

  1. Concerns about NAUCC 2016
    1. The list of competitors only shows 1 from the host club.
    2. Why are we paying for the gym when it is gratis?
    3. Small turnout expected this year, will probably break even.
    4. Why aren’t the South Dakota people paying for registration? There may be a good reason but we need more transparency.
    5. Scheduling questions: the 10k and Criterium seem to infringe on timing for other events.
  1. NAUCC 2017 Hosting Apps
    1. One application received: from SVUC.
    2. Amanda will look up the process to approve and notify the board.

E.      Announcements

  1. Upcoming Events
    1. Unicon 2016
    2. NAUCC 2016
  2. Anything else?

G.     Meeting Adjourned: 12:56pm EST

21 February 2016

USA Board Meeting Agenda – February 21, 2016

A.     Call Meeting to Order (by Patricia) 6:27pm CST. (Issues with the conference call,  Finally went to Skype.)

Attending: Mike Schatz, Mark Atkinson, Patricia Wilton, Kenny Cason

B.     Old Business

  1. USA Funds – Certified Coaches and Grants to new Clubs
    1. Updates on interest: Patricia is prepared to continue until someone else steps up.
    2. Goals for 2016?
  2. Rider Locator: Still just an informational map. Security issues with connecting people. Looking for options (Facebook model, Craigslist model, etc). Do they opt-in? Messaging system within the USA membership (and clubs)? Will play with some ideas.
  3. Urban Update – sectioning NAUCC by discipline
    1. How much control should the board have for nationals? Is it out of scope? What is the penalty if the organizers do not enforce the current rules? Example: at last Unicon the street riders did not wear gloves.
    2. Since the USA name is on the event, the board should have final say.
    3. If you sign up for an event, you are saying you know the rules and will follow them. Enforcement bolsters the integrity of USA as the owner of the rulebook and the event.
    4. The board should get regular updates from the NAUCC liaison, at each board meeting at a minimum.
    5. Patricia will send an email to the membership polling them about possible NAUCC 17 hosting clubs. Now is the time to get your proposals in!
  4. Rulebook Update:
    1. USA adopts the IUF rulebook, accompanied by amendments, which are specific to USA. A draft is ready.
    2. Patricia moves to publish, Mark seconds. The motion passes.
    3. Need a better process to get USA members involved/informed in the IUF rulebook.
  5. 2016 open Board positions
    1. What areas are we missing that we think need representation?
    2. Three positions are coming open and need filled.
    3. Think about names to put in the hat.

C.   Current Board Members’ and Chairpersons’ Reports

  1. Amanda Grzych, President
  2. Patricia Wilton, Vice President
  3. Kenny Cason, Secretary
    1. Successfully made the transition to San Antonio, TX. Met with Scott Wallis who is alive and well. He is showing me the local trails.
    2. There is an unaffiliated club in the SA area that should be contacted. The person in charge is Jimmy Agnew: (http://www.onewheelmanychildren.com/)
  4. Mike Schatz, Treasurer
    1. Financials still look good. USA has about $23k, the scholarship has about $3k.
  5. Mark Atkinson, Director
    1. Building some new web pages to ease upkeep.
    2. Google Analytics: in the last month, about 500 hits. Mostly events, unis, etc. Not much interest in the business side. Seems to be newbies looking for information.
    3. Some good ideas about supporting these users in a more modern manner.
    4. The USA Facebook page seems better for posting pictures and such, the web site can get stale pretty quickly.
    5. www.naucc.com will likely be the “official” web site for each nationals. A link will be added on our web site under Events.
    6. Old NAUCC web sites will be deprecated, with event results saved.
    7. Scholarship: need to get a deadline for this year’s scholarship.
    8. Junior Officers: need a deadline and any updates.
  6. Mitch Wittenberg, Director
  7. David Panofsky, Director
  8. Steve Walter, Director
  9. Grace Luccio, Jr. Director (shadow president)
  10. Nick Braun, Jr. Director (social media & advertising)
  11. Walker Orner, Jr. Director (urban riders)
  12. Rachel Sindelar, Jr. Director (social media & advertising)
  13. Owen Farmer, Jr. Director (social media)
  14. Shelley Kovacic, Jr. Director (advertising & design)
  15. Richard & Rick Tharrett, OOW
  16. Scott Wilton & Mike Schatz, Webmaster
  17. Wendy Grzych, Affiliate Club Coordinator
  18. Wendy Grzych, Insurance Coordinator
  19. Max Schulze, Trials and Street Adviser/Coordinator and Scholarship Committee Chair
  20. Danielle Ross, Beginner Rider Chairperson
  21. Patricia Wilton, USA Level Tester

D.   New Business

    1. Need a list of USA record holders and the associated data.
      (http://archive.uniusa.org) Wow, that’s a blast from the past! Mark will send Patricia a link to the old records. Andy Cotter seems to have worked on it but that was back in 1998. Good grief, are we that old!
    2.  Bylaws:
      1. The content of the waiver should absolve USA from liability, not just the event holder. Is this worth an amendment to the bylaws? If not, where else should it be stated?
      2. Perhaps a standard USA form that can be used every year, with the option to add additional content per host requirements.
      3. Should this go in the registration packet, and signed before you get your wristband?
      4. Can we do it electronically from the web site?
        1. Mark moves to include a mandated waiver to the USA rulebook, to absolve the USA board and its membership from liability during USA-sanctioned events. Mike seconds. The motion passed.
        2. Mark will come up with wording for the rulebook.
    3. Free and Reduced Lunch children qualify for free or reduced USA membership?: Patricia would like to bring this up again for further discussion.
      1. Would this be a new membership category?
      2. Is it free or reduced? If reduced, by how much?
      3. How do we decide who qualifies? Maybe take a look at the Girl Scouts.
      4. Mike will look at options and report back before making a proposal. Perhaps get club treasurer feedback on the amount of work to implement.
    4. No child sized T-shirts for NAUCC 2016?
      1. Kids are expected to fit into an adult small?
      2. Seems like this is not serving the children well, especially if it is the same cost.
      3. We want to encourage as many kids as possible.
      4. The NAUCC liaison needs to get involved and get us a status.

E.      Announcements

  1. Upcoming Events
    1. Unicon 2016
    2. NAUCC 2016
  2. Anything else?

G.     Meeting Adjourned: 7:23pm CST

1 November 2015

USA Board Meeting Agenda – November 1, 2015

A.     Call Meeting to Order 6:05pm

Attending: Amanda Grzych, Mike Schatz, Mark Atkinson, Patricia Wilton, Richard Tharrett, Danielle Ross, Max Schulze, Mitch Wittenburg, Steve Walters, Nick Braun, Grace Luccio, Walker Orner, Rachel Sindelar, Owen Farmer, Shelley Kovacic.

B.     Old Business

  1. USA Funds – Certified Coaches and Grants to new Clubs
    1. Voted to move forward with both programs using the outline docs. Board approved 6:0 in favour.
    2. Select Heads of Committees
      1. Patricia will lead the certified coaches committee.
      2. Patricia suggested contacting Liz Wilson and Phil sanders for STEP (Startup Equipment Program). Amanda will contact.
    3. Set Deadline for Recruitment and Beginning Programs
      1. Email to out before holidays, giving a month to respond with interest.
      2. Facebook and website will be important in reaching out about these opportunities.
  2. Rider Locator
    1. There’s a map of riders in the USA created. How can they contact each other? For now, we will direct people to post on the USA Facebook page. We need Wendy to get more club contact info for the map. Mike and Mark will update the maps with the contact info from Wendy.
    2. unicycle.meetup.com is a similar concept
    3. Aiming to finish by Thanksgiving
  3. Facebook Updates
    1. Amanda will make a schedule for postings
    2. Nick can do this week
    3. Make a post about how to submit events soon
    4. Use FB to post about the programs for sure, think about where to place it on the website

C.     Current Board Members’ and Chairpersons’ Reports

  1. Amanda Grzych, President
    1. Amanda, Patricia, and Mitch’s terms are done this year
  2. Patricia Wilton, Vice President
  3. Kenny Cason, Secretary
  4. Mike Schatz, Treasurer
    1. Everything is the same. Membership went up. No expenses.
  5. Mark Atkinson, Director
  6. Mitch Wittenberg, Director
    1. Expert t-shirts could go on Facebook. Will take inventory so we can post on Facebook. Can contact junior officers to create post. Advertise the years we have. Will continue to try to get in contact with Gilby.
  7. Steve Walter, Director
  8. Grace Luccio, Jr. Director (shadow president)
  9. Nick Braun, Jr. Director (social media & advertising)
    1. Suggested adding Facebook ‘Like’ button on the USA website. Nick will email Mark and Mike with details.
  10. Walker Orner, Jr. Director (urban riders)
    1. Suggested using Googledoc for ideas – Walker will make and send out
  11. Rachel Sindelar, Jr. Director (social media & advertising)
  12. Richard & Rick Tharrett, OOW
    1. Since you can’t upload files to Facebook, we should add links for OOW that take you to the .pdf on the USA website. Jr officers will post the link.
    2. Next issue should be ready in next month
  13. Mike Schatz, Webmaster
  14. Max Schulze, Trials and Street Adviser/Coordinator and Scholarship Committee Chair
  15. Danielle Ross, Beginner Rider Chairperson
  16. Patricia Wilton, USA Level Tester
    1. February will be the next meeting – it will be one year from the previous and will be good for people to renew.

D.     New Business

  1. Urban competition/meet proposal – Walker and Nick
    1. Aiming for next year, spring or fall, so it doesn’t conflict with NAUCC. Some name suggestions: ucna and urbancon.
      1. Patricia questioned whether riders would choose the urban meet over NAUCC.
      2. Unicon year concerns
      3. Wouldn’t have to do national awards
      4. Make the last weekend for urban comp at NAUCC. Same length just a different schedule. Let’s think about it for the next meeting.

E.      Announcements

  1. Upcoming Events
    1. Unicon 2016
      1. Registration is open – post on Facebook
    2. NAUCC 2016
      1. Wendy will give us updates – ask for updates
  2. Anything else?
    1. Rulebook – IUF prelim version in May, reorganization isn’t ready yet so no point in rulebook for this year. Reorg should be done soon. Our rulebook session should be brief because it’s more usable for smaller comps like NAUCC now.

G.     Meeting Adjourned 6:57 pm

13 September 2015

USA Board Meeting Agenda – September 13, 2015

A.     Call Meeting to Order: 6:02 EST

Attending: Kenny Cason, Wendy Grzych, Amanda Grzych, Mike Schatz, Mark Atkinson, Patricia Wilton, Danielle Ross, Richard Tharrett, David Panofsky, Max Schultze, Mitch Wittenburg, Grace Luccio, Nick Braun, Walker Orner, Rachel Sindelar, Owen Farmer, Shelley Kovacic, Steve Walter

B.     Old Business

  1. USA Funds – Certified Coaches and Grants to new Clubs
    1. (select) Head of Committee
      1. Need more details on budget, mission, etc
    2.   Determine funds for each
      1. Mike suggests $5k max for the first year (combined total), not likely to cost that much.
        1. Proposed by Patricia seconded by Steven – passed
      2. Do the clubs need to pay USA back? (TBD by the committee)
      3.  (…providing these proposals don’t infringe on the not-for-profit status)
      4. Amanda suggests using some of the $$ for social media advertising as well. Mike suggests $500 max as a separate pool of money.
        1. Proposed by Patricia, seconded by Steven – passed
      5. Google Docs to be created by Amanda to detail the particulars, everyone’s input is anticipated under threat of death.
  2. Costume Design Fund – Ms. Rogers
    1. Lump sum or an amount each year? TBD
    2. This is for outstanding costuming at Nationals

C.      Current Board Members’ and Chairpersons’ Report

  1. Amanda Grzych, President
  2. Patricia Wilton, Vice President
  3. Kenny Cason, Secretary
    1. The Seattle Muni Weekend was a big hit!
  4. Mike Schatz, Treasurer
    1. Online Membership Updates
      1. Online going well!
      2. Some issues with returned emails by Comcast, but it turns out to be Google thinking the large distribution list was spam. Will research better method to distribute.
      3. This affected advertising for the NY Uni Festival
    2. Financials are great.
  5. Mark Atkinson, Director
    1. Website Updating Update
      1. Nothing new, looking forward to web site usage data.
  6. Mitch Wittenberg, Director
    1. Old Expert t-shirts still available, Connie should have data from past nationals
  7. David Panofsky, Director
    1. Issues riding at skate parks?
    2. Often posted as “only bikes and skateboards” but not strictly enforced.
    3. Nobody knows of chronic issues where scooters or skateboards have been denied access.
    4. If a discussion ensues the fact we have insurance should help.
  8. Steve Walter, Director
    1. MTB race with a uni category, with cash prize, coming up in the next few weeks! Time to hit Pennsylvania.
  9. Grace Luccio, Jr. Director (shadow president)
    1. Anything I can do to help
  10. Nick Braun, Jr. Director (social media & advertising)
    1. Urban riders…
  11. Walker Orner, Jr. Director (urban riders)
    1. Bring in more participation with urban riders
  12. Rachel Sindelar, Jr. Director (social media & advertising)
  13. Owen Farmer, Jr. Director (social media)
    1. Grow the sport
  14. Shelley Kovacic, Jr. Director (advertising & design)
    1. Open to suggestions
  15. Richard & Rick Tharrett, OOW
    1. Amanda: moving OOW to Facebook
  16. Scott Wilton & Mike Schatz, Webmaster
    1. Uniusa.org link is not working for insurance forms, Wendy will email Mike
  17. Wendy Grzych, Affiliate Club Coordinator
    1. What are the requirements to become an affiliated club, is there an age limit?  A request came in from someone who seems under 18 so the question came up.
    2. Do you need an adult advisor? Yes is the answer.
  18. Wendy Grzych, Insurance Coordinator
    1. Create an email list of facilities/events that require certs sent directly to them? This would eliminate the middle-man. Seems like a good idea.
  19.  Max Schulze, Trials and Street Adviser/Coordinator and Scholarship Committee Chair
    1.  Checks sent for ½ the amount to the three winners this year.
    2. Doing some fund raising, stand by to be amazed.
    3. Trying to simplify the process.
    4. Receipts are required for donations >= $500
    5. Keeping detailed records of how winners have been determined.
  20. Danielle Ross, Beginner Rider Chairperson
  21. Patricia Wilton, USA Level Tester
    1. Waiting for her fall schedule to even out before scheduling a session

D.     New Business

  1. Jr. Directors
    1. Determine Projects
      1. We seem to already have a Facebook page, but it was created by Amanda a while ago and can’t get into it anymore.
      2. Will research whether it is still accessible. If not it needs to be deleted somehow.
      3. Need to determine what we want to post and how often.
        1. Upcoming events
        2. Committees
        3. We have no master plan so the Jr. Directors should take the lead, what do they want to see.
        4. Eventually need to develop guidelines.
      4. Advertising, what are we advertising?
        1. Again, the Jr. Directors should help answer this question.
        2. Read the USA mission statement, that is what we are trying to achieve.
      5. Moving OOW to Facebook
        1. Separate from the USA page? If separate it can be promoted on the USA page.
        2. Reading past issues will be easier as a separate page.
  2. NAUCC Hosting Committee – David
    1. Creating a rough draft
    2. Accumulating tribal knowledge and data from previous Nationals

E.      Announcements

  1. Upcoming Events
    1. Unicon 2016
      1. Registration opening in October, schedule available then as well.
      2. Qualification criteria will also be posted.
    2. NAUCC 2016
      1. Need an NAUCC Liaison position
      2. Wendy nominated by Patricia, seconded by everyone – passed.
      3. FYI: the freestyle area in S.D. is very small, so be aware.

F.      Anything else?

  1. Rules Committee: new rulebook approved by January? Checking with Scott.
  2. Need a place to store (Facebook, etc) usernames and passwords in case the entire committee is hit by a beer truck. Dropbox? Will check with Scott for his input.
  3. Do we have an alternative to Skype (max 10 participants?). Quality for Skype sucks. Keep an eye out for options.
  4. Meetings tend to be about an hour, every other month.

G.     Meeting Adjourned: 7:04pm EST

2015 USA Annual Meeting

USA Annual Meeting Agenda – July 26, 2015

A. Call Meeting to Order: 7:30pm CDT

Attending Officers: Kenny Cason, Wendy Grzych, Amanda Grzych, Mike Schatz, Mark Atkinson, Patricia Wilton, Danielle Ross, Richard Tharrett, David Panofsky, Max Schulze, Mitch Wittenburg

B. Affirmation of Officers

  1. President
    1. Amanda Grzych nominated by Mary Wittenburg. Seconded by Claire Lowry.
    2. No further nominations.
    3. Vote passed. Amanda is President.
  2. Vice-President
    1. Patricia Wilton nominated by Wendy Grzych. Seconded by Scott Wilton.
    2. No further nominations.
    3. Vote passed. Patricia is Vice-President.
  3. Secretary
    1. Kenny Cason nominated by Patricia Wilton. Seconded by Scott Wilton.
    2. No further nominations.
    3. Vote passed. Kenny is Secretary.
  4. Treasurer
    1. Mike Schatz nominated by Scott Wilton. Seconded by David Panofsky.
    2. No further nominations.
    3. Vote passed. Mike is Secretary.
  5. Directors
    1. Current Directors are Mark Atkinson, David Panofsky, Mitch Wittenburg (term for Scott Wilton ended).
    2. Steve Walter nominated by Patricia Wilton. Seconded by David Panofsky.
    3. Phil Sanders nominated by Wendy Grzych. Seconded by Heather Neimeyer.
    4. Liz Wilson nominated by Scott Wilton. Seconded by Patricia Wilton.
    5. Mary Wittenburg nominated by Addy Lowry. Seconded by Claire Lowry.
    6. First round vote won by Phil and Steve.
    7. Second round vote won by Steve. Steve is Director.

C. Old Business

  1. Scholarship Fund has been changed up this year.
    1. New systems in place that add accountability and allow anyone to see how each person was judged.
    2. Feedback on new system welcomed.
  2. Junior Officers – Amanda Grzych
    1. Closing date for Junior Officer applications is August 10.
    2. Applicants must be 14-18 years old on January 1, 2015.
  3. Rulebook Committee – Scott Wilton
    1. The USA Rulebook is based off the IUF Rulebook.
    2. Latest IUF Rulebook has lots of small but important changes. Need to be reviewed and approved for USA adoption.
    3. Rulebook Committee will be formed this fall – looking for input from riders of all disciplines.
    4. All ages can participate in the Committee, but must be 18 years old for voting.
  4. USA Funds – Amanda Grzych
    1. Four prime proposals for use of USA funds. These are not ready to be voted on, but looking for feedback.
      1. Certified Coaches
      2. Grants for new clubs to buy unicycles
      3. Donation to the Scholarship Fund
      4. Reduced/waived membership for kids eligible for free or reduced price lunch at school (‘Unicycling for All’)
    2. Committee will be formed to implement approved proposals.
    3. Budget will be based on income – est $1K-2K per annum.
    4. All ideas received good support. Most popular proposals were Certified Coaches and Grants for new clubs to buy unicycles.
  5. Online Membership – Mike Schatz
    1. Online membership launched this year. Still in its early stages. Looking for feedback.
    2. Approx. $2,000 in membership through this system to-date.
    3. Three clubs have designated membership administrators.
    4. Ultimate objective is to link online membership to the NAUCC registration website.
  6. Financial Overview– Mike Schatz
    1. Current balance $19,930 + $1-2K for membership in last few days. Exact numbers can be supplied by Mike.
    2. Note that insurance cost is approx. $7K per year, but was paid twice in this year.
    3. Currently 975 members

D. Current Board Members’ and Chairpersons’ Reports

  1. Amanda Grzych, President
    1. Lots done in past year.
      1. Online membership launched.
      2. USA became tax-deductible nonprofit with 501(c)3 status.
      3. Scholarship Committee work to improve application process and procedure.
      4. Work on USA funds projects.
    2. Reminder about Junior Officer opportunity.
  2. Patricia Wilton, Vice President
    1. Most of this year spent preparing for NAUCC.
    2. Excited by new programs. Wants to continue to promote unicycling with youths.
  3. Kenny Cason, Secretary (in absentia)
    1. Check the USA website for Board meeting minutes.
  4. Mike Schatz, Treasurer
    1. Financials already presented, everything is in order.
  5. Mark Atkinson, Director
    1. Has been working to update the USA website.
    2. Software now in place to help understand website usage.
  6. Scott Wilton, Director
  7. Mitch Wittenberg, Director
  8. David Panofsky, Director
  9. Richard & Rick Tharrett, OOW
    1. Two OOW publications last year
    2. Looking for people to share their unicycling stories
  10. Scott Wilton & Mike Schatz, Webmaster
  11. Wendy Grzych, Affiliate Club Coordinator and Insurance Coordinator
    1. Please forward details of any new clubs
    2. Contact Wendy for insurance certificates
  12. Max Schulze, Trials and Street Adviser/Coordinator and Scholarship Committee Chair
  13. Danielle Ross, Beginner Rider Chairperson
  14. Patricia Wilton, USA Level Tester
    1. One Skype Level Tester meeting held which went well.
    2. Another Skype Level Tester meeting planned for September.
    3. Online membership system will ultimately be used to track levels.

E. New Business

  1. Costume Design Fund.
    1. Proposal by Valerie Rogers to fund an award to honor her parents to be presented at future meets/conventions.
    2. More details to come
  2. Workshop on Thursday 30th July at Track Day – ‘How to Organise a Unicycle Club’
  3. Suggestion to move OOW to Facebook?

F. Announcements

  1. Upcoming Events
    1. NAUCC 2016 –Rapid City, South Dakota. Saturday, July 9 to Friday, July 16 2016
    2. Unicon 2016 – Donostia/San Sebastian, Spain. Wednesday July 27 to Sunday August 7 2016

G. Meeting Adjourned 8:20pm CDT

28 June 2015

USA Board Meeting Agenda – June 28, 2015

A.    Call Meeting to Order: 6:03pm EST

Attending: Kenny Cason, Wendy Grzych, Amanda Grzych, Mike SchatzMark Atkinson, Patricia Wilton, Danielle Ross, Richard Tharrett, David Panofsky, Max Schulze, Mitch Wittenburg

B.    Old Business

  1. Online Membership/Testing/Launch – Mike
    1.   The 60-day grace period (some questions from members, but an explanation  was successful)
    2. Still insured during grace period? Checking with Wendy.
    3. 27 members have used the site ($700 in memberships)
    4.   Are membership numbers going up, or just a delay in registration? Will look into it.
  2. Website Updating – Mark
    1. Will ask Scott about whether Google analytics has been implemented.
  3. OOW – Richard/Rick
    1. Amanda will send the latest issue out (from Richard) for proof reading.
  4. Scholarship Committee Business – Max
    1. Member selection committee (June selection)
      1. Amanda Grzych
      2. Mike Schatz
      3. Max Schulze
      4. Liz Wilson
      5. Dave Krack
      6. Jamie Mossengren
      7. Bill Gilbertson
      8. James Sowers
    2. 4 scholarship applicants this year
    3. Accepting late apps?
      1. Waiting on one letter of recommendation
  5. e.      USA Funds – Mitch
    1. https://docs.google.com/document/d/11YsJGYommMOJgCARkHJP_Z25FdHenKL1rc9CvuG8CcA/edit
    2. Proposals
      1. See end of this document
      2. Should be consistent with the goals of USA, promoting unicycling. Reaching out to non-USA clubs may bring them into the fold, which provides more resources to implement these kinds of proposals.
      3. Implementation details need to be worked out, and which proposals to fund.
      4. Patricia: can we put USA funds into an endowment fund whose interest will help support the Scholarship? Can we get that money out when needed? Research to be done (Amanda/Wendy).
      5. Amanda will create a doc to better flesh out details of some of the proposals for presentation at nationals.
  6. 2015-2016 Board Members
    1. Should we split treasurer and membership (or use co-treasurers)?
      1. The process has gotten much easier, will stay the same for now.
    2. Membership can be an appointed position.
    3. Will have 1 director opening (Scott W.)
    4. Any appointed positions?

C.    Current Board Members’ and Chairpersons’ Reports

  1. Amanda Grzych, President
  2. Patricia Wilton, Vice President
  3. Kenny Cason, Secretary
  4. Mike Schatz, Treasurer
    1. Financials presented, everything is in order
    2. Insurance was paid twice in this year for multiple years, which makes the numbers look like we are in the red. But that is not really the case.
      1. Can we move our fiscal year so the insurance is from year to year, instead of mid-year to mid-year?
      2. This causes issues with insurance certificates expiring in the middle of summer events, like NAUCC.
      3. More research to be done.
  5. Mark Atkinson, Director
    1. The web site is up to date with meeting minutes.
    2. Missing a copy of last year’s annual meeting minutes, Joe has been contacted since he was Secretary.
  6. Scott Wilton, Director
  7. Mitch Wittenberg, Director
  8. David Panofsky, Director
  9. Richard & Rick Tharrett, OOW
  10. Scott Wilton & Mike Schatz, Webmaster
  11. Wendy Grzych, Affiliate Club Coordinator
  12. Wendy Grzych, Insurance Coordinator
  13.  Max Schulze, Trials and Street Adviser/Coordinator and Scholarship Committee Chair
  14. Danielle Ross, Beginner Rider Chairperson
  15. Patricia Wilton, USA Level Tester
    1. No Level Testing training this year at nationals
    2. Let Patricia know anyone who would like to have a Skype session

D.    New Business

  1. Annual Meeting
    1. Decide on points to discuss for your report
      1. We did a lot this year, so let’s inform the membership!
    2. Meeting tentatively schedule for 8:30pm
    3. Will have a projector, yay!
    4. Present a summary of upcoming rules changes?

 

E.    Announcements

  1. Upcoming Events
    1. NAUCC 2015
      1. Plans are going well, in spite of the current rain.
    2. NAUCC 2016 – in Rapid City, South Dakota
      1. Need tentative dates ASAP
      2. If over July 4th it allows families to use that vacation time, but not everyone likes this.
      3. Not everyone has vacation time.
      4. Traveling on the 4th is generally disagreeable.
    3.  Unicon 2016
    4. Anything else?

G.    Meeting Adjourned

Suggestions for possible uses for some of the extra funds

  • Provide training and small stipend to a “USA unicycle coach” to develop and launch in-school club or PE unicycle program
    • How would we determine a “good” from a “bad” coach? We want our money to be put to good use.
  • Fully fund the scholarship program
  • Advertising
  • What do we need to advertise for? What would this hope to achieve?
  • USA Gear (apparel, drawstring bags, water bottles, etc.) (mike – this is a lot of work and mgmt)
  • Sponsor Riders
  • Competitions for prizes that promote the USA (for ex: send in a video to win free NAUCC reg., or Tweet about the USA to be entered to win free membership for one year, etc.)
  • Coupons: ex: bring back a member (expired for more than one year) and receive a voucher for 5.00 at UDC or NAUCC
  • use postcard ads to the old members encouraging them to renew?
  • ex: new members get coupons for buying a new unicycle (5% off)
  • Provide money for grants for unicycles for up and coming clubs or youth programs.
  • When starting a new program the only cost is unicycles. Many groups don’t have money up front to buy unicycles. The USA could accept applications for groups starting new programs and provide them with 10 unicycles to get their program started.
  • MadUni has been doing this for the local afterschool programs. There has been huge success with this and approximately 30 new riders per program per year.
  • Provide money and “certified coaches” for workshops during the year (Kenny)
  • Alan Tepper suggested this to me. He mentioned how incredibly helpful it was when Connie and others came out to Washington and taught his team how to create and perform world-class freestyle routines. This coaching really brought the team up several notches, eventually resulting in two National Championships. He is willing to talk to USA about the experience if they we want more input.
  • These workshops could be for any disciplines, not necessarily just freestyle.

 

12 April 2015

USA Board Meeting Agenda – April 12, 2015

A.     Call Meeting to Order: 3:00pm ET

Attending: Kenny Cason, Wendy Grzych, Amanda Grzych, Mike Schatz, Mark Atkinson, Richard Tharrett, David Panofsky, Max Schultz, Mitch Wittenburg

B.     Old Business

  1. Online Membership/Testing/Launch – Mike
    1. Some bounced emails, will send snail mail. Small bugs found but no data issues. Fixing a few small issues, nothing serious. No online memberships paid for yet but expecting some. The main USA web site will soon link to memberuniusa.com. Some password renewal requests take some time (hours…).
  2. Website Updating – Mark
    1. New Photos are up, scholarship info, club map,
      1. Want to move photos and videos into Styles of Riding
      2. Combining several tabs and rearrange
    2. To do: working with Danielle on the new riders section, merchandise – patches, propose taking down the events calendar or maintain it, move IRUS Levels since they are not official USA items. Rearrange a few things like styles of riding videos.
      1. Mark proposes we use an app to track how the web site is used (Google Analytics). Passed!
    3. Current OOW and meeting minutes need to be posted ASAP
      1. Scott has access, will figure out who else can also do it. Way behind.
  3. OOW – Richard/Rick
    1. Should be ready end of April
    2. Adding an article on the new Membership site
  4. Scholarship Committee Business – Max
    1. Member selection: selection proposal at June meeting
    2. Reminder email dates: beginning of May, will coordinate with a Junior Officers reminder. Another reminder in June.

C.      Current Board Members’ and Chairpersons’ Reports

  1. Amanda Grzych, President
  2. Patricia Wilton, Vice President
  3. Kenny Cason, Secretary
  4. Mike Schatz, Treasurer
    1. On track with membership, financials look excellent
    2. Scholarship money is down – brainstorming how to increase, how it has been done in the past
  5. Mark Atkinson, Director
    1. Will there be X-Style at NAUCC this year? Yes, even though it isn’t in the USA Rulebook. It is being added to the IUF Rulebook, will coordinate with Scott.
  6. Scott Wilton, Director
  7. Mitch Wittenberg, Director
  8. David Panofsky, Director
  9. Richard & Rick Tharrett, OOW
  10. Scott Wilton & Mike Schatz, Webmaster
  11. Wendy Grzych, Affiliate Club Coordinator
  12. Wendy Grzych, Insurance Coordinator
  13.  Max Schulze, Trials and Street Adviser/Coordinator and Scholarship Committee Chair
  14. Danielle Ross, Beginner Rider Chairperson
  15. Patricia Wilton, USA Level Tester

D.     New Business

  1. USA Funds Allocation (committee) – Mitch
    1. https://docs.google.com/document/d/11YsJGYommMOJgCARkHJP_Z25FdHenKL1rc9CvuG8CcA/edit
      1. What should we do with our money?
      2. More discussion in June in prep for nationals
      3. Please add ideas to the above doc
      4. 2015-2016 Board Members
  2. Start thinking about who to be members
  3. Should Membership and Treasurer be split?
    1. Membership could use more than one person, or split the roles. Big job to do both M and T.
    2. Need to check bylaws

E.      Announcements

  1. Upcoming Events
    1. NAUCC 2015
      1. Madison Muni Weekend this weekend
      2. Talking with South Dakota club about 2016
    2. Unicon 2016
    3. Anything else?

G.     Meeting Adjourned: 4:00pm ET

** next meeting will be in June (preferably early) before nationals

22 February 2015

USA Board Meeting Agenda –February 22, 2015

A.     Call Meeting to Order: 4:12pm

Attending: Kenny Cason, Wendy Grzych, Amanda Gryzch, Mike Schatz, Mark Atkinson, Patricia Wilton, Danielle Ross

B.     Old Business

  1. Online Membership/Testing – Mike
    1. Difficult to load data, members are in, testing in progress – need more, TCUC acting as club admin, everyone on the board encouraged to test – an email with instructions forthcoming, does the look and feel work?, does the functionality work?, Mike has a “fake” credit card for testing, should be online the end of March, many members don’t have email addresses!, need to notify all members with and without email addresses, many are independents (300+) but otherwise each club could handle the admin
  2. Website Updating – David & Mark
    1. Updating links, waiting for update approvals, still learning WordPress – does not specify what has changed, will do a mass approval, more changes to come
  3. Skype Level Testing – Patricia
    1. March 15th at 6pm Central, notification will go out
  4. OOW – Richard/Rick
    1. Amanda will check with Richard/Rick
  5. Teen Leadership
    1. No replies so far, looking for motivated teens, will announce at NAUCC, perhaps add as a highlight on the web site
    2. Social Media?
  6. Scholarship Committee Business – Amanda/Max
    1. Made some changes to the application form (see bottom of this doc), open to feedback, transparency and impartiality is important – hoping to evaluate the apps using numbers instead of a name (anonymity), perhaps getting outside unbiased input, lots of discussion: Amanda took notes

C.     Current Board Members’ and Chairpersons’ Reports

  1. Amanda Grzych, President
  2. Patricia Wilton, V-P
  3. Kenny Cason, Secretary
  4. Mike Schatz, Treasurer
    1. Financials are published, scholarship has received $1500 in donations, previous scholarships have been paid out
  5. Mark Atkinson, Director
  6. Scott Wilton, Director
  7. Mitch Wittenberg, Director
    1. I still haven’t heard from Gilby regarding the old expert T-shirts. If anybody knows a good way of getting in touch with him or can personally ask him to send me information regarding the T-shirts I’d really appreciate it
  8. David Panofsky, Director
    1. Wondering if there is a consolidated list of USA assets for use at NAUCC? Answer: it’s in Patricia’s basement but does not need to be. David will help do an inventory which should be maintained by the USA board
  9. Richard & Rick Tharrett, OOW
  10. Scott Wilton & Mike Schatz, Webmaster
    1. Some club links are dead even though they are active, need to check with those clubs
  11. Wendy Grzych, Affiliate Club Coordinator
  12. Wendy Grzych, Insurance Coordinator
    1. New certificates are usually ready near the end of April
  13.  Max Schulze, Trials and Street Adviser/Coordinator and Scholarship Committee Chair
  14. Danielle Ross, Beginner Rider Chairperson
    1. Will update the web site, will coordinate with Mark, could be a lot more visuals (pics/videos/etc), what about the “trickionary”? Kenny will send the SnoValley Bead Levels to Danielle
  15. Patricia Wilton, USA Level Tester

D.     New Business

E.      Announcements

  1. Upcoming Events
    1. RTUC’s 40th anniversary
      1. August – big to-do!
    2. NAUCC 2015
      1. Registration is going very well, some facilities are confirmed, waiting for schools to approve, distance permits are in works, goal is 225 competitors – 160 so far
    3. Unicon 2016
      1. Qualifications will be in place (mostly freestyle and track), having said that we have never been affected because our numbers are under the limits, updates to our web site are needed to better explain this. Note: no longer UNICON, now it’s Unicon. NAUCC 2015 is the qualifying event for Unicon 2016.

F.      Meeting Adjourned – 5:02pm; next meeting in April, then June

14 December 2014

USA Board Meeting Agenda –December 14, 2014

A.     Call Meeting to Order: 3:06pm EST

Attending: Amanda, David, Mark, Max, Mike, Mitch, Scott, Patricia, Kenny

B.     Old Business

  1. Online Membership/Testing – Mike
    1. Wendy and Amanda testing
      1. Registration, payment, admin
      2. What is allowed, different levels of admin/user?
      3. Scott will review a draft
    2. Max and Scott will do more testing
    3. New ETA: a couple more months
    4. Working with vendor(s) on payment options (Stripe?)
    5. Do we take checks, Paypal, etc? What are the options?
    6. NAUCC payments should go directly to USA, not through MadUni, for 501c(3)
  2. Gilby’s Old Expert T’s – Mitch
    1. Email requests for info went out, nothing received
    2. Will ping Connie and Gilby again
  3. Website Updating – Mark & David
    1. Can now logon, poking around, not making changes yet
    2. Editor permission given to Mark & David
    3. Are updates instant, or pending admin approval? Will test.
  4. 501(c)(3) letter – David/Amanda
    1. Overview:
      1. Scholarships must be recorded and saved for 3 years minimum.
      2. Must limit “too many” of one family or club on the board at one time.
      3. Anyone can request any records, can charge per IRS regulations. No need to respond if already public domain.
      4. Donations of $250 must be acknowledged and a receipt given.
      5. David suggests acknowledging any amount of donation
      6. Raffle tickets are a fund raiser, no receipt required
      7. Electronic receipts are acceptable
      8. Scholarship Chairperson is responsible for acknowledgments
      9. Making some updates to the letter (thanks, events, etc)
      10. Electronic IRS 990 must be filed every year, checking on this year
  5. Skype Level Testing (date?) – Patricia
    1. No date set yet, waiting until Patricia is stateside
    2. IUF wants to have a session as well, may do together
    3. Anyone interested please email Patricia, a letter will go out as well
  6. How to Host NAUCC – Website page – Amanda
    1. Currently documenting more, maybe a handbook eventually
    2. A blurb will be added to the website (Wendy)
  7. OOW – Richard/Rick
    1. Not available

C.    Current Board Members and Chairpersons’ Reports

  1. Amanda Grzych, President
  2. Patricia Wilton, V-P
  3. Kenny Cason, Secretary
  4. Mike Schatz, Treasurer
    1. See Mike for details
  5. Mark Atkinson, Director
  6. Scott Wilton, Director
    1. IUF Rulebook is going strong, discussions
    2. Proposals are forthcoming based on discussions
    3. USA has money sitting idle, how can we use it to promote the sport (advertising, helping clubs (loans, equipment), etc)
      1. Amanda will create a Google Doc for brainstorming, could be a separate meeting from USA
      2. Invite club leaders as well to the discussion?
  7. Mitch Wittenberg, Director
  8. David Panofsky, Director
  9. Richard & Rick Tharrett, OOW
    1. Rick not available, evidence suggests work is proceeding
    2. Need to update website with new expected dates?
  10. Scott Wilton & Mike Schatz, Webmaster
    1. Scott is hesitating to upgrade to latest WordPress, no obvious need for new features
    2. Lots of emails bounce, need to investigate
    3. Allow clubs to submit/track payments to their club and USA?
    4. Offer the ability for clubs to track member data?
  11. Wendy Grzych, Affiliate Club Coordinator
  12. Wendy Grzych, Insurance Coordinator
  13.  Max Schulze, Trials and Street Adviser/Coordinator and Scholarship Committee Chair
  14. Danielle Ross, Beginner Rider Chairperson
  15. Patricia Wilton, USA Level Tester
    1. New input form for entering Level info, easier, faster

D.     New Business

  1. Scholarship Committee Update – Max/Amanda
    1. Need to make a template for donation receipts
    2. Need process documents, including transparency policy and process
    3.  Teen program: gives younger riders opportunities to contribute to the unicycling community. Great item on a resume!
    4. Must keep good records of donations and scholarship applications
  2. TopScore – Amanda
    1. Platform for tracking results historically
    2. Want to get involved in unicycling
    3. We already have this info, may be already available via Robin’s system which is open source, more investigation required

E.     Announcements

  1. Upcoming Events
    1. RTUC’s 40th anniversary in June –  Wendy
      1. More info to follow
    2. NAUCC 2015
      1. Registration is open. Woot! End of early registration is MLK Monday.
      2. Registration as a holiday gift, coupon code is setup if needed
      3. naucc@maduni.com
    3. Unicon 2016
      1. Scott in San Sebastian earlier, beautiful location.
      2. Every night will have some sort of final event
      3. Location is very central
      4. Start saving up!

Meeting Adjourned – 4:55pm EST

After-Meeting:

  • Teen Program
  • Provide a mechanism for local clubs and club members to participate in and contribute to USA on a national level.
    1. Possible Activities
      1. Create and manage social media, Facebook, hashtags, etc
      2. Pair up with board members, mentoring
      3. Create/choose a project
      4. Junior Officers to USA board? They need specific duties/tasks
    2. Ages: 14-18.
    3. Need a process to apply
    4. Patricia moves we have Junior Officers, Scott seconded. Vote was unanimous

2 November 2014

USA Board Meeting Agenda –November 2, 2014

 

  1. A. Call Meeting to Order

Called to order at 6:01pm EST by Amanda.

 

  1. B. Old Business
    1. a. Online Membership – Mike/Scott
      1. i. Mike: testing online systems. CivicCRM – system Scott tested in past – would require a different platform and require too much outside coding.
      2. ii. Three for-pay systems tested, all had deficiencies, steep learning curve, difficult to manage family memberships.
      3. iii. Decided to build our own, payment will be via credit card fees. Cohosted on our system but separate application. Estimated beta testing by December 2014.
      4. iv. A budget of $400 is requested, just in case.
      5. v. Mark moved to approve, David seconded.
      6. vi. Voted on and unanimously approved.

 

    1. b. Gilby’s Old T’s – Mitch
      1. i. No report
    2. c. Club updating – Wendy
      1. i. Contacting each club for input and needs.
    3. d. Website Updating – Mark & David
      1. i. Went through what is there, what works and what doesn’t. Deficiencies will be handed to Scott to fix as a baseline.
      2. ii. From the baseline, add new features (videos and such) and bring the style up to date.
      3. iii. Need to log what is being changed/added. Will add notes to the current web site audit to get all features to “green”.
      4. iv. Conversation with Scott needed to allow more people capabilities to edit pages, take over some of the workload.
      5. v. Need documented process added to the web site for petitioning to host NAUCC (bid), plus requirements for each event and venue. Checklists are encouraged.
    4. e. Issues raised at NAUCC – Wendy requested to postpone this discussion
      1. i. Growing the USA/Clubs
      2. ii. Possible allocations of funds/unicycles (revisiting)

 

      1. C. Current Board Members’ and Chairpersons’ Reports
    1. a. Amanda Grzych, President
    2. b. Patricia Wilton, V-P
    3. c. Kenny Cason, Secretary
    4. d. Mike Schatz, Treasurer
      1. i. Financial statement presented
      2. ii. Split membership and treasurer? Forms and checks are collected, then sent on to the treasurer. Will be less of an issue once the online system is in place.
    5. e. Mark Atkinson, Director
    6. f. Scott Wilton, Director

IUF is starting the rulebook committee in just a few days, and I am in charge. This is the rulebook that the USA’s is now based on. If anyone is interested in being on the committee for any discipline, they need to email me ASAP. The deadline is technically past but we are being flexible.

    1. g. Mitch Wittenberg, Director
    2. h. David Panofsky, Director
    3. i. Richard & Rick Tharrett, OOW
      1. i. Which application to use: Word, Publisher, etc. Will resolve offline.
    4. j. Scott Wilton, Webmaster
    5. k. Carol Bricker, Affiliate Club Coordinators
      1. i. This is now Wendy, need to fix next agenda.
    6. l. Wendy Grzych, Insurance Coordinator
      1. i. Using fiscal year, seems to be working well.
    7. m. Max Schulze, Trials and Street Adviser/Coordinator
      1. i. Where is Max? Trouble making contact.
    8. n. Danielle Ross, Beginner Rider Chairperson
    9. o. Patricia Wilton, USA Level Tester
      1. i. When is the next Level Testing class on Skype?
        Some members are requesting a session soon.
      2. ii. Patricia (post-meeting): I’ll think about when a good time would be, set a date, and publicize it. I agree that it’s helpful to know in advance. I’m guessing it will be sometime in January or February when I’m back in the US and time zones are easier to handle.

 

      1. D. New Business
    1. a. 501 (c)(3) letter/website
      1. i. Need the board to read the requirements.
      2. ii. Do we need an attorney and/or a tax pro to explain the details?
      3. iii. What do we tell the public: Be general but accurate, let everyone handle their own tax situations. Run this by Ann for her feedback – David will handle this.
      4. iv. Why did USA apply for 501c(3)? What does it mean to the organization, what does it mean for members? Need this documented for public release.
    2. b. Scholarship appeal letter (sending it out)
      1. i. Amanda sent a letter to the board for feedback, received no responses. She will send it again, please respond.
      2. ii. The board feels having the 501c(3) designation in the footer is ok.
    3. c. USA Letterhead
      1. i. It’s great! Should be included on correspondence with clubs.
    4. d. Comcast Email Issues
      1. i. Emails to some Comcast email addresses never arrive.
      2. ii. If having issues with Comcast dropping emails please call Comcast.
      3. iii. Difficult to contact these people to resolve the issue since their emails are getting dropped. May have to send snail mail.

 

      1. E. Announcements
    1. a. Upcoming Events
      1. i. NAUCC 2015
        1. 1. Inventory Manager Position
          1. a. Did Patricia say her family would do this?
      2. ii. Unicon 2016
    2. b. Anything else?
      1. i. RTUC 40th Anniversary Party next year! June 2015. Details are forthcoming. Stand by to be wheely amazed!
      2. ii. IUF is researching new skill levels. What is the USA position since the USA rulebook is based on the IUF rulebook?
        https://unicycling.org/unicycling/skill-levels/
      3. F. Meeting Adjourned

Meeting adjourned at 7:03pm

 

 

2014 USA Annual Meeting

USA Annual Meeting Agenda – June 29, 2014

A. Call meeting to order. 2:42pm CDT

B. Affirmation and voting of officers.

  1. President.
    1. Amanda Grzych nominated by Patricia Wilton. Seconded.
    2. Amanda is president.
  2. Vice President
    1. Patricia Wilton nominated by Jill Cohan. Seconded by Katie Holden
    2. Patricia is Vice President.
  3. Secretary
    1. Kenny Cason nominated by Patricia Wilton. Seconded by Shelly Stobierski.
    2. Kenny accepts and is Secretary.
  4. Treasurer
    1. Mike Schatz nominated by Patricia Wilton. Seconded by Jill Cohan.
    2. Mark Atkinson nominated by Katie Holden. Seconded.
    3. First vote tied.
    4. Second vote won by Mike Schatz.
    5. Mike will be Treasurer.
  5. Director(s)
    1. Scott still has one year left. Mitch still has two years left.
    2. David Panofsky nominated by Patricia Wilton. Seconded by Kirsten Goldstein.
    3. Katie Holden nominated. Seconded.
    4. Mark Atkinson nominated by Patricia Wilton. Seconded by Shelly Stobierski.
    5. Vote won by David Panofsky and Mark Atkinson
    6. David and Mark are the new Directors.

C. Old Business

  1. Scholarship Committee and Donations.
    1. Bill is stepping down from this role after 18 years.
  2. Rulebook Committee
    1. We have adopted the IUF rulebook, and just added USA amendments.
  3. Skill Level Committee.
    1. Ryan Woesner is stepping down. He has handed role over to Patricia Wilton.
  4. Current Board Members Reports
    1. Amanda Grzych, President
    2. Patricia Wilton, Vice President
      1. Worked on the rulebook comittee.
    3. Hans Mills, Treasurer:
      1. Provided the annual income statements. They are available if anyone wants to see them. Majority of the income is membership, there where graphs and discussions.
    4. James Sui, Director
    5. Kenny Cason, Director
    6. Mitch Wittenburg, Director
      1. Working on legacy expert t-shirts project.
    7.  Scott Wilton, Director and Webmaster
      1. Any website updates that are needed, just let him know.
  5. Current Appointed Positions Reports
    1. Shelly Stobierski, OOW Editor
      1. Thanks for the support, keep sending articles.
    2.  Tim Lee, Merchandise
    3. Hans Mills, Membership
    4. Carol Bricker, IUF Representative
    5. Carol Brichford, Historian
    6. Wendy Grzych, Insurance
      1.  Email Wendy directly for insurance issues.
    7. Max Schulze
    8. Danielle Ross
    9. Patricia Wilton

D. New Business

  1. NAUCC 2015.
    1. Madison, Wisconsin is hosting the event next year.
  2.  Unicon 2014.
    1. Not too late to show up as a spectator.
  3.  Ann O’Brien would like the board to look at improving membership.
    1. Discusson about ideas for improving the memberships:
      1. Dave Krack would like clubs to work together/discuss functionality.
      2. Ann O’Brien suggests a policy/grand program for whatever ideas need assistance.

E. Meeting Adjourned  3:13pm CDT

2 February 2014

USA Board Meeting Agenda – February 2nd, 2014

 

I.               Call Meeting to Order

In attendance:  Patricia Wilton, Amanda Grzych, Scott Wilton, Shelly Stobierski, Wendy Grzych, Danielle Ross, Mitch Wittenberg

 

1.    Old Business

  1. Rulebook Committee – Scott
    1. Rules have been updated to match IUF 2013 rulebook.
    2. Still needs to be approved by the board.
    3. Wendy disagrees about Standard Skills being required.
    4. Patricia makes a motion to accept rulebook as is.
      1. Second by Amanda. Nobody opposed.
      2. Motion is passed
  2. NAUCC 2014—Patricia
    1. Website is up. Registration is going to be online soon.
    2. Organization is moving along smoothly.
    3. We still need a dependable Track director, but are optimistic.
  3. Online Membership/Annual USA Membership
    1. Hans hasn’t been able to do that yet, it’s still in progress.
  1. Current Board Members’ and Chairpersons’ Reports
    1. Amanda Grzych, President
    2. Patricia Wilton, V-P
      1. Tim Lee needs to order some level 7 patches.
        1. Motion and 2nd to let Tim order what’s needed.
        2. Motion passed.
    3. Current operation procedure to choose host at prior Naucc.
      1. Unsure if by-law amendment is needed for this.
      2. Discussion about this, and if it’s included or not.
    4. Motion by Scott, 2nd Patricia to re-ratify our existing by-laws.
      1. Primarily so we can update the date, so it’s documented that we are going to continue following these by-laws.
  2. Joe Lind, Secretary
    1. Gilby has old expert T-s he would like to donate to the USA as long as they can be made available to the people that qualified for them.
    2. Mitch Wittenberg is going to be heading up this project.
  3. Hans Mills, Treasurer
    1. Not present.
  4. Rick, Director
    1. Not present
  5. Scott Wilton, Director
    1. Scott makes a motion to approve MadUni as the 2015 Naucc hosts.
      1. Discussion about if we CAN approve that.
        1. No rules currently in place that require a vote at Naucc.
      2. Patricia 2nd the motion, after it was determined we can. All agreed.
  6. Mitch Wittenberg, Director
    1. No new business.
  7. James Sui, Director
    1. Not present.
  8. Shelly Strobierski, OOW
    1. Latest magazine just went out. Discussion about when the next issues should be aimed for given that the current schedule has slipped a bit.
  9. Scott Wilton, Webmasters
    1. Scott will update the OOW Editorial calendar for the current schedule.
  10. Carol Bricker, Affiliate Club Coordinators
    1. Not present.
  11. Wendy Grzych, Insurance Coordinator
    1. No further comments at this time. (right.)
  12. Max Schultz, Trials and Street Adviser/Coordinator
    1. Not present.
  13. Danielle Ross, Beginner Rider Chairperson
    1. Has some questions about what she can/should be doing for the benefit of the USA. She is going to work out what she would like to do.
      1. Danielle is going to get a list of beginner resources for the website.

 

2.    New Business

  1. There are a couple board members that have not shown up for meeting in the last entire year. Discussion about the procedures around getting someone replaced if they are no longer interested in participating.
  2. Patricia is interested in getting some newer smaller more portable starting posts.

1. Patricia is going to look into these.
C.  USA Video contest?  -Amanda says she was sick over break but is going to get back to this in the near future again.

D.  There was discussion about the necessity for a operating procedures document.

1. Patricia is going to organize this effort.

2. It will be kept in the same locations as by-laws, but is just standard procedures.

3.    Announcements

A.  Anything else?

 

4.    Meeting Adjourned    6:13pm CST.

24 November 2013

I.               Call Meeting to Order

Attendance: Hans Mills, Patricia Wilton, Scott Wilton, Max Schulze, Shelly Stobierski, Wendy Grzych, Amanda Grzych

II.       Old Business

  1. Rulebook Committee – Scott
    1. Massive updates are being addressed.
      1. Won’t really be ready to vote/accept things til January
      2. Will have a rough outline of changes for OOW.
  2. UNICON 2014/USA Qualifications—Scott
    1. No flat, street, trials or muni limitations.
    2. Artistic limitations, we really won’t hit the limits.
      1. Scott is going to prepare an email for Hans to send out. Letting USA members know they should register.
    3. Track limitations: 10 per country, or time limit TBD.
    4. http://unicon17.ca/en/registration
  3. NAUCC 2014—Patricia
    1. Basic schedule and outline shared with board members.
    2. It’s ready to be shared with clubs, but isn’t published yet.
    3. Website is still in progress.
    4. Registration is expected to open in the nearish future.
  4. Online Membership
    1. Discussion of yearly versus annual membership
      1. Good for calendar year vs 12 months.
    2. Motion to update fees for non-residential members
      1. Amanda made a motion, Seconded by Patricia
      2. Vote took place. Nobody opposed.
      3. Membership fees are no longer higher for outside of U.S.A USA membership.
      4. Current Board Members’ and Chairpersons’ Reports
        1. Amanda Grzych, President
        2. Patricia Wilton, V-P
        3. Joe Lind, Secretary
        4. Hans Mills, Treasurer
          1. Report was sent out a couple hours prior to the meeting.
  5. Rick, Director
  6. Scott Wilton, Director
  7. Mitch Wittenberg, Director
  8. James Sui, Director
  9. Shelly Strobierski, OOW
  10. Scott Wilton, Webmasters
    1. Website is doing okay. Had a few reports of contact issues.
    2. Anyone can submit more material for the website.
  11. Bonnie Messing/Carol Bricker, Affiliate Club Coordinators
  12. Wendy Grzych, Insurance Coordinator
    1. There was lots of confusion for last years NAUCC
    2. Wants to know as soon as possible, so we can get documentation ready and in place.
  13. Max Schultz, Trials and Street Adviser/Coordinator
    1. Question about coordinator/organizer for trials at naucc.
    2. Max might be able to do it, will follow up by next meeting.
  14. Danielle Ross, Beginner Rider Chairperson
  15. New Business
    1. UNICON T-shirts (Patricia)
      1. T-shirts are regarded as very important for us as a country.
      2. Patricia would like to coordinate a contest for artwork submittals.
      3. Board agreed we need performance T’s or very high quality cotton T-shirts.  Previous shirts where not held with high regard because of their cheaper quality.
  16. USA YouTube video (Amanda)
    1. USA would like to host a contest for videos that highlight unicycling.  To make it worthwhile, it’s suggested to offer prices.
      1. Covering registration at Naucc is a potential prize.
      2. Naucc t-shirts was also suggested as lower level prizes.
      3. Announcements
        1. By-laws amendment. (Scheduling Naucc in advance)
          1. 60 days are up. How do we go forward with voting?
          2. Needs to be sent to all members.
            1. As long as the larger clubs respond the amendment can pass, but ALL members need to be included and allowed to vote.
            2. Anything else?
              1. Skype Meetings for Skill Level Testers needs to be addressed.
                1. R. Woessner had agreed to do it once more.
                2. Patricia might need to take over that function.
                3. Patricia is going to try and talk to Ryan to either site in on the meeting or get some assistance and just run it herself.

VII.          Meeting Adjourned

2013 USA Annual Meeting

I.                 Call Meeting to Order

Called to order at 6:11pm

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5 May 2013

I.              Call Meeting to Order

II.            Call to order

A.   Attendance:   Scott Wilton, Hans Mills, Amanda Grzych, Joe Lind, Max Schulze, Nicole Crook, James Sui, Aaron Schmitz, Rick Carr

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4 November 2012

I.              Call Meeting to Order

7:21 Meeting start.

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9 September 2012

  1. Call Meeting to Order

  2. Call to order  6:37 Central Daylight Time
    1. Attendance:   Wendy Grzych, Amanda Grzych, Scott Wilton,
      Hans Mills, Joe Lind, Max Schulze, Nicole Crook, James Sui

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2012 USA Annual Meeting

I.                   1:30- meeting called to order

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15 January 2012

I.      The meeting was called to order by Wendy Grzych at 6:11pm

Attending:

President:  Wendy Grzych

Vice President:  Max Schulze

Treasurer:  Hans Mills – not present

Secretary:  Bob Griffin

OOW Editor:  Amanda Grzych

Director:  Joe Lind

Director:  Bonnie Messing – not present

Director:  Nicole Crook – not present

Director:  Scott Wilton

Webmaster:  Aaron Schmitz

Connie Cotter: not present

John Foss: not present

 

 

We were experiencing technical difficulty so we resorted to typing our communications.

 

 

II.            Old Business

  1. IRS update  – Hans – not present

 

 

  1. Unicon
  • The only issue is to ensure everyone going is an active current USA member.

 

  1. NAUCC 2012
  • Still in planning stages
  • Hoping to have site up soon
  • Still July 10 – 15 in Saleen Michigan

 

 

  1. USA Insurance
  • Renewed for another year

 

 

  1. Any active committee work – Connie/Ryan/Carol
  • Rules committee – no report
  • Ryan did a Level Tester Training session this past week
  • On One Wheel – Amanda offered to try getting old versions on the web site;  Amanda needs submissions PLEASE;  it was suggested members submit “couples” pictures for the February issue
  • USA Records – Amanda offered to assist getting all old records on the site as well.
  • Merchandising – we had a lengthy discussion about pins for IRUS levels and if they should be sold.
  • Skill Development Committee – we discussed the possibility of having additional skill levels that are NOT artistic based, as are the current IRUS levels.  We decided to table the discussion until we could meet via Skype voice.
  •  A special meeting to discuss this was proposed.  Wendy will coordinate

 

  1. Teen Business
  • No report

 

 

  1. Affiliated Club Updates – none;  Bonnie was not present

 

 

  1. OOW Submissions
  • Submit to Amanda at Grzych.amanda@gmail.com
  • If every club would have an OOW writer, it would make Amanda’s job easier

 

  1. Current Board Members’ and Chairpersons’ Reports
    1. Wendy, President  – nothing
    2. Max, V-P – nothing
    3. Bob, Secretary – nothing
    4. Hans, Treasurer  – In his absence it was reported that we are up over 800 members again!
    5. Amanda, OOW Editor
  • Nothing we haven’t already discussed

 

  1. AAron, Webmaster  – not present
  2. Joe, Director – not present
  3. Bonnie, Director – not present
  4. Nicole, Director – not present
  5. Scott, Director – no updates

 

IV.          New Business

  1. NAUCC 2013 – TCUC offered to host
  2. Board members for 2013
    1. Need a new secretary since Bob is in his third year.  A few potential candidates were discussed
    2. Amanda will continue with On One Wheel
    3. Wendy suggested that if we lose Bonnie from New York, it would be nice to get someone else from there as well.
    4. Aaron offered to continue as Web Master
  3. Aaron asked about the long-term viability of On One Wheel.  Every month, Amanda has difficulty getting ANY submissions for the publication. We discussed options like Facebook or making it an annual publication instead, frequency of issues.. Currently we are down to only 4 issues a year due to lack of articles and photos.  We need every club to submit at least one article a month for the publication.  Max offered to sort through videos of street and flat and send the best to Amanda once a quarter.

 

V.           Announcements

A.   Upcoming Uni Events

  1. Arizona Muni Weekend
  2. MN Mondo
  3. NAUCC 2012
  4. Butler Weekend – waiting on details from Dave Krack
  5. Additional information can be found on:  http://uniusa.org/events/calendar/

 

  1. Anything else?
  • ???
  • ???

 

 

VI.          Meeting Adjourned:  7:40pm

11 September 2011

I.
The meeting was
called to order at 6:10pm by Wendy Grzych

    Attending:

    President:  Wendy Grzych

                            Vice President:  Max Schulz

                            Treasurer:  Hans Mills

                            Secretary:  Bob Griffin

                            OOW editor:  Amanda Grzych

                            Webmaster:  John Foss – not present

                            Director:  Joe Lind

                            Director:  Bonnie Messing

                            Director:  Nicole Crook

                            Director:  Scott Wilton

                            Aaron Schmitz

     

    II.
    Old Business

    A.   IRS update  – Hans

    Wendy got a package with all of the dialog between USA, NY and
    Feds.  It appears that we will have to
    start over again because time limits have elapsed.

    B.   USA website update – Aaron
    and Scott

  • Aaron put a google doc of everything that
    needs to be done.  Some pages need to be
    written, like Start and Run a Club.  We
    could go without them for now.  Scott
    talked to Tim about merchandising and using PayPal. 
  •  
  • Hans received material, including a check,
    from Mel so he can re-open a bank account and a PayPal account.
  •  
  • Aaron needs a copy of the NAUCC database to
    begin posting for CivicCRM membership. 
  •  
  • Wendy asked if we could launch in December or
    January.  If we wait until membership is
    all set up, then we need to wait until January.
  •  
  • We decided to get the new site up in October
    as long as someone can write the Start and Run A Club page.
  •  
  • Membership registration and payment will come
    later.
  • Amanda asked if OOW will have a page and
    Scott confirmed it will.
  •  
  • We also need to decide if we want to post all
    of our own photos or link to sites like John Foss’s.
  •  
  • Aaron asked for help reviewing the pages
  •  
  • Wendy asked for them to send Links to the
    group so we can provide feedback.
  •  
  • Additional discussion was held around the
    Events page and who should decide what events get added.  Amanda will help coordinate this and allow
  •  

    C.   Teen Business – Ryan

    Wendy asked what happened to all of the OOW that were supposed to
    be scanned.  Ryan thinks the box is at
    his mothers’ house and will check on them.

     

    Ryan sent a Google form to everyone who attended the Teen meeting
    at USA in Madison.  He was trying to
    collect some basic information and received data from 10 people.

     

    He will re-send the form
    to everyone who didn’t reply.

     

    Tasks he is trying to get teens involved with:

    ·
    assistance scanning and editing pages

    ·
    Assistance for Amanda getting content for OOW

    ·
    Maintaining a records database

     

    Once he gets feedback from more teens, he is going to assign them
    to groups and try to get it all up by middle of October.

     

    D.   NAUCC 2012 update – Wendy

  • Held first meeting, have venues and schedules
    set.  T-Shirt colors picked (shamrock green)
  •  

    E.   Any active committee work
    – Connie/Ryan/Carol

     

    1.    Skill Levels:  Carol Bricker

    Carol is working on IRUS skills and has been trying to expand to
    cover more areas.  She needs a volunteer
    to take over production and sale of pins.
    She suggested lanyards or other ways for riders to display their
    levels.  Wendy suggested we need someone
    to work with Carol to help her out and keep this rolling.

     

    Carol provided a Skills Committee report to Wendy but was not
    present.

    We decided to table this as a group until she can attend a Skype
    meeting/

     

    2.    Testing:  Ryan Woessner

    He is trying to find the time to set up Skype training as soon as
    he gets his personal schedule settled. 

     

    If anyone wants to become certified, please contact Ryan Woessner.

     

    3.    Rules:  Connie Cotter

    Connie was not present but via use of technology, Scott contacted
    her via text message and she asked for volunteers to assist with rules.  Those volunteers are:

    ·
    Scott Wilton

    ·
    James Samui

    ·
    Wendy Grzych

    ·
    Amanda Grzych

    ·
    Max Schulze

     

     

    III.
    Current Board Members’ and Chairpersons’
    Reports

    A.
    Wendy, President: Nothing

    B.
    Max, V-P:  Nothing

    C.
    Bob, Secretary:  Nothing

    D.
    Hans, Treasurer: he needs information on
    new/renewing USA members from Madison.
    He received a file today and hasn’t had time to get through it all.  If he doesn’t see what he needs, he will
    contact Scott.

     

    E.
    Amanda, OOW Editor:  Received only 3 things for OOW.  Wendy asked for all clubs to submit an
    article and photos by the end of the week.

     

    F.
    John, Webmaster :  not present

    G.
    Joe, Director: not present

     

    H.
    Bonnie, Director:  Carol and Bonnie are planning to contact all
    clubs in the next few weeks.  They
    received a new club request from the web and she will respond to them in a few
    weeks.  Bonnie is trying to finalize a
    template to use for sending anyone who requests info about starting a club.

  •  
  • I.
    Nicole, Director:  not present

     

    J.
    Scott, Director:  nothing

  •  

 

 

IV.
New Business

A.
Hosting
USA website(s)

Scott
and Aaron need the basic DreamHost account set up for the new site.  We also need to decide on what domain names
to retain and who owns what.

·
Unicyclingusa.org

·
Unicyclingusa.com

·
naucc.com

·
uniusa.org

·
uniusa.org

·
unicyclingusa.org

·
unicycleusa.org

 

Bonnie
motioned to budget $300 to cover all expenses for the next year.  Vote was unanimous in favor.

 

No
final decision was made on what urls to maintain.  Wendy asked that unicycling.com be redirected
to unicycling.org.  Scott confirmed this
could be done.

 

B.
Team
USA UNICON XVI qualification

Wendy
said that it appears we will have lots of openings for Unicon so anyone going
should apply for every event they want to compete in.

 

C.
USA
Logo

Hans
and Wendy have been working on some options for new potential logos for
USA.  Bonnie offered to contact the
person that has done some work for NY recently.

 

We
will need apparel for Unicon so it may be nice to decide on a new logo before
ordering.

 

 

V.
Announcements

A.
Upcoming Uni Events

1.    NYC: 

·
350 attendees; 

·
Dates are same for next year – Labor day weekend

 

2.    California Muni Weekend

3.    UNICON XVI

4.    NAUCC 2012:  Max asked who was organizing trials.  Wendy said they really need help with this.  Redford had someone help at Madison to learn
the ropes but they need lots more assistance designing lines.

 

B.
Anything else?

We are in limbo for membership
registration since the old mailbox is dead.
Hans will send out an address for us to use for now to send USA
membership registrations.

 

      Next
meeting November 6 at 6pm Eastern

 

VI.
Meeting Adjourned at
6:59pm


2011 USA Annual Meeting

  1. Meeting called to order by President, Connie Cotter at 7:06pm at which point we proceeded on to voting for officers.

  1. Affirmation/Voting of Officers

    1. President
      1. Wendy Grzych was nominated by Caroline Alexander and seconded by Hans Mills.  Bill Gilbertson made a motion to accept. Wendy as president and Scott Arnold Seconded.  All voted in favor of Wendy.

(At this point, Wendy ran the remainder of the meeting.)

    1. Vice President
      1. Max Schulze was nominated by and seconded by Ryan Woessner.  All voted in favor
    1. Treasurer
      1. Carol Alexander nominated Hans Mills.  Joanne Egan seconded.  All voted in favor
    1. Secretary
      1. Bob Griffin was nominated by Dianne Gilbertson and seconded by Hans Mills.  All voted in favor
    1. Directors
  • Ryan nominated Scott Wilton.  Natalie Lanzatella seconded.

All voted in favor.

  • Max Schulze was nominated by Ryan Woessner and seconded by Hans Mills.  Gilbertson made motion to close the nominations.  All voted in favor
  1. Old Business

    1. USA insurance – renewed for another year
    2. USA website status – we have plans to finish off the new website and include registration/renewal; Wendy asked for anyone willing to help out.  See Aaron if you want to help.
    3. USA IRS update – we have been working to get the 5013C completed.  We will resume this process
    4. Committees
      1. Rulebook – Connie Cotter reported that Robin set up the database of rules but it did not get finished.  We need to work on completion of this.  Connie does not want to be director of the Rulebook Committee.  Wendy asked for volunteers but no one stepped up.
        1. Max Schulze – REDACTED@aol.com offered to help out.
      1. Skill Development – Carol is looking for help in this area and this will be part of our first meeting.
      2. Skill Level – Ryan will be certifying testers later in the week.
    1. Other board business – none
  1. Current Board Members’ Reports
    1. Connie Cotter, President – nothing
    2. Tammy Crook, Vice President – nothing
    3. Bob Griffin, Secretary – nothing
    4. Mel Zeller, Treasurer – $14,638 in the us account and printed reports are available
    5. Barb Janowiecki, Director – nothing to report
    6. Bonnie Messing, Director – not present.
    7. Joe Lind, Director – nothing to report
    8. Nicole Crook, Director  – nothing to report
  1. Current Appointed Positions’ Reports

    1. John Foss, Webmaster – holding in there;  Working on new site.

    2. Amanda Grzych, OOW Editor – Amanda mentioned she desperately needs content.   She asked EVERYONE to send in anything.  Articles, pictures, videos, anything.
    3. Greg Muellerleile, Merchandise Manager – nothing to report; not present
    4. Mel Zeller, Membership Data Coordinator – TCUS was largest, RTUC was second with 178; Hutchison was third.  A lot of new members and clubs are coming in.
    5. Bonnie Messing and Carol Bricker, Affiliate Coordinators – previously reported
    6. Carol Bricker, IUF Representative – nothing to report
    7. Ryan Woessner, Teen Leadership Mentor – team meeting immediately following this
    8. Carol Bricker, Historian – nothing to report
  1. New Business

    1. NAUCC 2012 – RTUC has offered to host at the same gyms as before in Saline Michigan.  They have already gathered permissions from some sites.    July 10 – 15.  The dates ARE set.
    2. UNICON 2012, Northern Italy – Talk to Ryann if you are curious about qualifying.  Early registration is coming up soon.
    3. Anything else
      1. Bill Gilbertson mentioned that scholarships will be handed out and the meeting that was scheduled for earlier today will be held later.
      2. Ryan offered to speak to anyone about UNICON
  1. Meeting Adjourned at 7:28



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