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GHS Touchdown Club meeting Minutes

September 10, 2019

Time Start: 6:05 pm | Time End: 7:17 pm   

In Attendance

Board Members:      Barbara Tartagni, Amy Bradley, Karen Chiaia, Paula Eldridge

Volunteers/Guests:  Sara Alberti, Sebastian Derda, Paula Burns, Tara Huffman, Marybeth Clarke, Todd Rose, Joanna Derda, Coach Salvati

Coaches Corner

Participation dropped; down to 45 players

33 Varsity players; all Freshmen are dressing and traveling

Guilford flag was approved and order given to Minuteman (white flag w/green G)

Community Service forms (StrongSong event/GYF jamboree) are completed; Marybeth will deliver them

Petition to move East Haven game their town

JV schedule dropped 2 games, so there may be additions

Treasurer’s Report    

Savings Account

 $             520.43     

Checking Account

 $        17,030.03


$350.00 Insurance paid

$271.19 Minuteman (car wash signs)

$360.00 White t-shirts

$656.00 Hats and blankets

Buy out and Lift-a-Thon balances still outstanding; Amy and Sara

Business Items

Ad book update: more business ads and less player ads than 2018

50 ads sold, approximately $4,775 in revenue

  • Players: 27
  • Business: 23


Spirit wear sales (apparel orders due back by 09/20/19); invoice not received yet, but approximately $1,700 in sales

Merchandise (placing another order; will ask if there’s a discount for volume)

  • Blankets ($30)
  • Hats ($20)
  • Magnets ($5)
  • Yard signs (not cost effective)
  • Driveway G ($35)
    • Stencil will be used in the weight room on all squat tables


Concession stand volunteers scheduled; request for donations of food sent via evite

09/19/19 Pasta dinner update: sign up for Senior event is full (set up @ 4:30 pm/food to arrive @ 5:15 pm)

09/21/19 Guilford Parade: team is participating for the first time (and will walk with Youth)

Roster cards: pending review of changes to jersey numbers





New Business


Purchasing of new items for concessions (Marybeth will ask Cilantros for donation of hot chocolate)

10/03/19 Back-to-School night; approved (will bring spirit wear to sell)

11/01/19 Senior Night festivities (Tara Huffman has volunteered; Barb to share notes from last year)

List from Lecia Scranton of players whose physicals will be expiring

Fundraising / Events

09/11/19 KC’s Restaurant dine out night

09/29/19 Car wash @ Palumbo’s (10:00 am – 1:00 pm)

10/04/19 Pink Night bake sale/other items (pending rescheduling of game)

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

The meeting minutes from AUGUST were read and approved

Next meeting: October 8, 2019, 6:00 pm

2019 Varsity Football Game Schedule

week 1             9/13 @ Branford

week 2             9/20 Home - Hartford

week 3             9/28 @ Avon

week 4             10/4 Home - East Haven        Pink/Breast Cancer Awareness (Marybeth Clarke to get volunteers)

week 5             10/11 Bye Week

week 6             10/18  Home - Lyman Hall    Youth Football Night

week 7             10/25 @ Musuk/Monroe

week 8             11/1  Home - Foran                Senior Night

week 9             11/8 @ Wilbur Cross

week 10            11/15 Home - Bassik

week 11            11/22 Bye Week                     Senior Family Night?

week 12            11/27 Home - Hand