Athletic Booster Club Minutes
Monday, July 6, 2009
Rudy Adame Bernie Hauder David Post '89
Peter Aguirre Pete Lampo '72 Kim Schweidel
Cindy Blea Kay Masters H.L. Tompkins
Kathy Bouchard Kim McClure Andrew Vidales '74
Randy Burrell '74 Byron McCormick Teresa S. Vidales '74
Kevin Collins Mark Moody Kelly Vrla
Keith Crow Maria Moran Mary Wall
Donna Czysz-McConnell Jim Nevitt '85 Bill Weyrens '81
Claudia Estrada Adriana Ornelas-Reyna Mike Wurst
Angie Garza Sharon Plugge Andy Zihlman '72
Sports Represented: Football, Basketball, Cycling, Hockey, Volleyball, Track, Cross-Country, Tennis,
Swimming, Diving, Golf, Baseball, Powerlifting, Brigade, Soccer, Wrestling and Bowling.
President, Pete Lampo ‘72 , called the meeting to order and opened the meeting with a prayer.
Ben Dasch ‘95 was not present at the meeting but prepared and made copies of the financial summary
from July 1, 2008 – June 30, 2009 which showed complete income and expenses along with details of
the financial operations. Our balance as of July 6, 2009 was $61,157.40.
Secretary, Kelly Vrla, briefly read over the minutes from the June 2009 meeting, which was previously
e-mailed to members and is also available on the Athletic Booster Club website. The Booster Club’s
e-mail address, which is used for correspondence and communication to our Booster Club Members,
is BLAthletic.Boosters@bishoplynch.org. Please feel free to e-mail questions, suggestions, ideas or
comments to this address and they will be forwarded to the appropriate person.
Meet the Coaches Night
This event is set for Saturday, August 22nd at 7:00 p.m. in the BL Atrium. Meet the Coaches Night is a
chance for the parents to meet all the coaches of the sport in which your child participates. This is an
ADULT ONLY event with dinner and adult beverages being served. Please join us for a fun time – as
you meet and mingle with the coaches and other parents in a very laid-back, casual atmosphere. We
need volunteers to help set-up, clean-up, etc. so if you are interested in helping out, please contact
Angie Garza, Hospitality Chair at email@example.com or Kelly Vrla at firstname.lastname@example.org. We are in
need of 6-8 cases of wine for this event. If you can help out or know of someone who
would be willing to donate the wine, please contact Angie or Kelly.
Media Guide – Still looking for advertisers to purchase ads - deadline is July 15th. Media Guide will
highlight each sport that BL offers and will highlight graduates who are playing a college sport or playing
in national leagues. The Media Guide will be ready by our first home football game on September 4th.
The Committee is taking over the selling of The Guide and will be available at each sporting event for
purchase. Any questions regarding the Media Guide can be addressed to Sharon Plugge at
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Membership – the mass mailing went out in June to the BL parents so membership forms are beginning
to be mailed in. Booster Club Passes will be available for purchase at various functions beginning in
August. If you are interested in helping to man a table at any of these functions, please contact one of
the Membership Chairs. Any questions regarding membership can be directed to our Membership
Chairs, Byron McCormick at Byronandkaren@netzero.com or Jim Nevitt ’85 at email@example.com.
Golf – Annual Golf Tournament to be held on Monday, October 12th at Sherrill Park. The Golf Brochure
has been updated and will soon be on the BL website. Event sponsorships have been updated from
$5000 to $500. We are looking for sponsorships, raffle/auction items, volunteers and players. If you
are interested in volunteering either the day of the Golf Tournament or in the planning of the event,
please contact Donna McConnell, Golf Chair, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Scholarship – We are looking for 3 members to assist on the Scholarship Committee - this Committee
meets about 3 times at the end of the school year, during the day while kids are in school. The
nominees meet with the committee and are interviewed for the award. If you are interested in helping
out please contact our Scholarship Chair, Lynn Benedetto ’75 at email@example.com.
Facilities – the drainage project for the baseball field is pending waiting for the School Board’s next
meeting in August where it will be discussed. We are in hopes that the School Board will agree that this
project needs to be implemented and that they will cover the cost of it.
With regards to the softball lighting project – this project is also pending waiting for the School Board’s
next meeting in August. There are several obstacles to overcome, including zoning and other permits
with the City of Dallas, and other decisions that need to be made before this project can get started.
BL vs. Jesuit Game
This year the BL/Jesuit Game will be held on Saturday, August 29th at 1:30 p.m. at Pizza Hut Park on
Frisco. The Booster Club will have two areas for the BL Community to socialize in:
1) Stadium Club – this is an ADULT ONLY area for the price of $50/Ticket – each ticket includes a social
prior to and during the game, your $10 game ticket, fajita buffet with cash bar access in an air-
conditioned environment overlooking the field on the 50-yard line. Access to additional covered seating,
outside on this same Suite-level’s South Deck, will also be available.
2) Hospitality Terrace - $25/Ticket – each ticket includes a social prior to and during the game, your $10
game ticket and non-alcoholic refreshments, near stadium concessions, in an outside covered
environment with a corner view of the game.
Reservation information will be sent to all Booster Club Members and can also be found on the Bishop
Lynch website. If you should have any questions, please contact Kelly Vrla at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Field Turf/Track Project
The Committee will meet Tuesday, July 7th – they are still waiting on outside donors. If the money
needed to begin this project can be raised over the next couple of months, this project can be started
over Christmas break. If not, it will start next year. There are 12 people on this committee and each
one is going out to try and solicit donors for this project. If you know of anyone that is interested in
donating or if you should have any questions regarding this issue please contact Ben Dasch ’95 or
Pete Lampo ‘72, as they are on the Field Turf Committee.
Mr. Leyden is pushing for the Booster Club to do something about the track – it is in horrible condition
and needs to be repaired or refinished very soon. This may have to be completed over Christmas break
which means we would have to push the field turf off until the spring. The track project will only take
about 2 weeks to finish. If we put the track in first necessary provisions would be made to protect it
during the field turf construction.
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Summer Workout – lots of students are up here during the summer working out in the morning,
afternoon and in the evening.
Camps - have been going very well and have lots of students attending various camps on campus.
Enrollment for the fall is looking very good. This is one of the largest freshman classes that BL has ever
Thanks to all of you who attended this meeting. We encourage everyone to continue to attend all the
meetings that you possibly can. If you have any questions, ideas, suggestions or comments please
contact one of the members of the Board or e-mail the Athletic Booster Club (see below). If your team
needs facility upgrades, equipment, etc. please submit a proposal, with a list of enhancements needed
and various bids, to the Booster Club so it can be included in the Agenda for next month.
Coaches and Parents: In order for your team to receive money from the Athletic Booster Club, the
parents are asked to attend Booster Club meetings on a regular basis and participate in Booster Club
Our next meeting will be Monday, August 3, 2009 at 7:00 p.m. in the school auditorium.
Please join us for the meeting and refreshments afterwards.
Respectfully submitted by:
Athletic Booster Club Secretary