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GHS Touchdown Club meeting Minutes

March 12, 2019

Time Start: 6:02 pm | Time End: 7:28 pm   

In Attendance

Board Members: Barbara Tartagni, Amy Bradley, Karen Chiaia

Volunteers/Guests: Anthony Salvati, Adrienne Messina, Tara Huffman, Anna Russell, Paula Burns, Dorothea Calabrese, Sebastian Derda

Coaching Update

Coach review with GHS administration has been a challenge to coordinate with schedules.

1st step is to meet with all returning coaching staff and then onto Coach Salvati’s 2 coaches.

Coach Chapman, McDermott and Roni all will have meetings with Jake and Anthony, then their decisions are passed onto Messenti for final approval.

Goal is to have staff in place within the next two weeks

Brian White has been approved to join staff

Dennis O’Connell, Ken Alberti, Ron Mandell, all volunteers to assist this season -rounding out about 11 coaches

***   Official Start of Football Season August 12th

Yale Camp

June 24-27

Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday 8-8:30 Thursday is 8-12:30

Cost $200.00 per person up to 40 players, 40 above $190


Madison Flag Football

Anthony was asked by Madison if we would like to participate in their flag football game

June 28-29

$500 per team

Mid-May cut off date

Anthony would rather do lineman challenge if had a choice

Lineman Challenge

July 27th at Berlin High School

30 teams compete

$250 per team  6 players per team

additional team can be sent for $185

May 1st registration discount of $25 off


Passing League

Every Monday in July 5 weeks 5:30-7:30

Getting approval to host at GHS this summer

Proposing $350 per team and proceeds got to TDC

7 towns to participate

Need approval from Jake: building use form and fundraiser form

Treasurer’s Report

Savings Account

$        5,222.83    

Checking Account


Outstanding checks: $400. for League Athletics  - Amy is handling not $650 (credit card processing fee)


Pasta Dinners: Committee Chair – Paula Burns


Senior Banquet: Committee Chair – Paula Eldridge

01/13/20 @ The Woodwinds


Advertising Yearbook: Committee Chair – Paula Eldridge

Kick-off campaign in June


Lift-a-thon -

Anthony passed out a log/sponsor sheet - Amy is going to edit

Possible date August 3rd 9-12 at Guilford High School weight room

Host a BBQ after for families


Merchandise discussed for website and game sales:  Karen & Amy will go to Guilford Sporting Goods



Dri-Fit T-shirts

Fleece vest

Stadium cushions


Karen has a call into GSG for blankets

Beth Chapman -  t-shirts were voted to expensive and high volume to hold for inventory

Car Wash Dates

  • May 11th
  • August 10th

Business Items

Continuing to wait on approval of the coaching staff from GHS administration - Barb is going to draft a letter to assist in the process, as we have dates and events that are needing attention.


Fundraiser / Meet the Coach - The Mooring looking at dates in April once staff is announced 4/25 possibility


New scholarship update: new scholarship will go directly through school

New Business

Freshmen class rep needs to be identified

Approval of Prior Month’s Meeting Minutes and Date of Next Board Meeting

The meeting minutes from FEBRUARY were read and approved

Next meeting: April 9, 2019, 6:00 pm, Guilford High School


Football Game Schedule

week 1     9/13 @ Branford

week 2     9/20 Home - Hartford

week 3     9/27 @ Avon

week 4     10/4 Home East Haven

week 5     10/11 Bye Week

week 6     10/18  Home Lyman Hall      ****SENIOR NIGHT

week 7     10/25 @ Musuk Monroe

week 8     11/1  Home Foran

week 9     11/8 @ Wilbur Cross

week 10     11/15 Home Bassik

week 11    11/22 Bye Week

week 12    11/28 Home Madison Daniel Hand

Senior Night - 10/18 Game week 6 Lyman Hall

Possible Senior Family Night

November 22nd