GHS Touchdown Club meeting Minutes
December 11, 2018
Time Start: 6:03 pm | Time End: 7:02 pm
Board Members: Paula Downer, Amy Bradley, Paula Eldridge, Karen Chiaia, Barb Tartagni
Volunteers/Guests: Sebastian Derda, Isamir Martinez Colberg, Paula Burns, Christine Nizolek, John Russell, Luther Clarke, Ken Nizolek, Frank McDermott, Mark Chapman, Ronnie Lacointe, Todd Rose, Cathy Vashel, Janice Crabtree
Announcement: Anthony Avallone and Bill Hice resigned; the other coaches have not changed. Two main issues: (1) termination of Coach D’Angelo and (2) supporting the program to be successful behind a group of coaches. Position will be posted and an interview committee will convene to participate in the process. Workouts are being scheduled (starting 01/02/19), four days/week focusing on measurements, base line, continuity, guidance from Rob Mangino, drills, test every two months, support of athletic trainer: two days in the weight room and two days at Mangino’s Strength and Conditioning. Coach Vedrani and Coach Swan will be available in the weight room from 6:10 am – 7:00 am, M, W, F.
Five paid coaching positions – TDC funds one
In the meantime, letter penned by a parent of a player is being sent to the Superintendent to request a meeting; all are encouraged to attend the next Board of Education meeting to voice our opinions about this situation to request change.
TDC will ask what the interview process is comprised of and who is on the committee.
Outstanding checks: $750 due for videotaping
Credit card deposit: $500 for The Woodwinds
Pasta Dinners: Committee Chair – Paula Burns
2019 Senior Banquet: Committee Chair – Paula Eldridge
12/12/19 @ The Woodwinds
2019 planning will begin in January
New whites, weight room equipment: Coach Lacointe/McDermott will forward list to Jarvis, copy TDC Board
12/15/18: Concession stand clean out
New officers: Barb Tartagi, President; all other positions remain the unchanged
John Russell has volunteered to videotape for the next season
New scholarship inquiry – a family has proposed an additional scholarship in memoriam; Downer to get guidance from GHS, still in process
Approval of Prior Month’s Meeting Minutes and Date of Next Board Meeting
The meeting minutes from NOVEMBER were read and approved
Next meeting: January 8, 2019, 6:00 pm, Guilford High School