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									BLUFFTON ATHLETIC BOOSTERS
September 10th, 2012
Meeting called to order by President Barb Stratton at 7:00 pm. Additional attendees
include Dennis Lee, Steve Ritter, Mike Minnig, Beth Ackerman, and Rachel Webster.

Beth Ackerman made the motion to accept the August 2012 minutes. Steve Ritter
seconded the motion. Motion carried.


FINANCIAL REPORT-08/31/12

General Checking                               $38.048.45
Savings Account                                $1443.92
TOTAL FUNDS                                    $ 39,492.44




      The Boosters will add an updated sheet to the website to provide the Community
       a report of the items purchased in the past 12 months and the proposed Athletic
       Department items.
      Mark and Julie Yoder are donating the grill for the soccer stadium.




Mike Minnig made the motion to accept the September Treasurers report-Rachel
Webster seconded. Motion carried



New Business/Upcoming Fund Raisers:



      Pirate Card: 500 cards are ordered, 2 cards per student Fall Athlete will be
       distributed. The cards will sell for $10.00 each.

      Open House-The middle school and Elementary will have an open house Sept
       24th.

      Reverse Raffle 2013-April 20th is the tentative date for the Raffle
      Athletic Department Request:

          o   Baseball Uniforms-$8500.00

          o   Volleyball-$1500.00

          o   Wrestling-$1000.00

          o   Men’s Basketball-$400.00

          o   Practice Field Irrigation-$8500.00 (The school and Boosters will split cost-the total
              cost is estimated $17,000)

          o   Pole Vault Cover-$1500.00

       There are questions in regards to the timing, and what is included with the
       irrigation quote-does it include refurbishing the field, grading dirt, ect. The
       following questions will need to be answered by the school.



Barb Stratton made the motion to accept the Athletic Department requests for Uniforms
and Pole Vault Cover. The Irrigation System will be discussed at the next meeting. Beth
Ackerman seconded. Motion carried

      Huddle Software-The software would provide coach’s immediate use of films
       and reports on the games. This would replace the current procedure of
       exchanging films from coach to coach. The annual cost is $800 which includes
       one sport, each additional is $400.00. It is proposed to purchase the software for
       football and basketball. There is as 5% discount for paying the total order
       upfront. Cost would total $1140.00

Steve Ritter made the motion to accept the Athletic Department request for the
Huddle Software Barb Stratton seconded. Motion carried.

      St. Rita’s has generously donated to the Bluffton School the Concussion Software
       for the Athletes. The annual cost is $500.00. A thank you letter will be sent.


Next Meeting Scheduled for October 8th at 7: 00 pm
BLUFFTON ATHLETIC BOOSTERS
August 13th, 2012
Meeting called to order by President Barb Stratton at 7:00 pm. Additional attendees
include Dennis Lee, Steve Ritter, Mike Minnig, Alex Hanna, Beth Ackerman, Rachel
Webster, and Jim Mclaughlin.


Alex Hanna made the motion to accept the June 2012 minutes. Mike Minnig seconded
the motion. Motion carried.




FINANCIAL REPORT

General Checking                             $30,071.46
Savings Account                              $1443.92
TOTAL FUNDS                                  $ 31,515.44


      The Cross Country Camp on the itemized “Bills Paid” should be adjusted to Cross
       Country Uniforms.
      Bricker Memorial Fund-Barb Stratton would like a recommendation from the
       Athletic Department for the remaining $178.81.


Beth Ackerman made the motion to accept the August Treasurers report-Rachel
Webster seconded. Motion carried



New Business/Upcoming Fund Raisers:

      All drink prices will increase to $2.00 which includes all water and pop. A memo
       was received from Coke for a price increase.

      Putnum Family Dental will be passing out t shirts-donating $50.00 back to the
       Boosters.

      Volleyball Concession Manager needed for the upcoming volleyball season. This
       would include opening/closing the concession for each home H/S volleyball
       game. Jim Mclaughlin offered to make the first purchase of candy.
      Old Business/Fund Raisers/Thank you



     Fall Programs-400 programs will be purchased. The price is $2.00 per program.

     The Pirate discount card will be available September 30th

     The Athletic Boosters would like to thank Richard Boehr for the generous $100.00
      donation.



     Annual Officer Meeting-Alex and Mike Minning accepted the Booster officers for
      2012. Barb Stratton-President, Beth Ackerman-VP, Rachel Webster-Secretary,
      Steve Ritter-Treasurer.

     Booster Drive-The annual Booster Drive raised approximately $6400.00. The main
      request for next year-additional parents to assist driving the athletes.

     Meet the Team-August 19th-Lasagna Dinner




Next Meeting Scheduled for September 10th at 7: 00 pm
BLUFFTON ATHLETIC BOOSTERS
June 11th, 2012
Meeting called to order by President Barb Stratton at 7:00 pm. Additional attendees
include Alex Hanna, Beth Ackerman, Mike Minnig, Rachel Webster, and Dennis Lee.


Beth Ackerman made the motion to accept the May minutes. Barb Stratton seconded
the motion. Motion carried.



FINANCIAL REPORT

General Checking                              $35,411.12
Savings Account                               $1443.92
TOTAL FUNDS                                   $ 36,855.08




      The Athlete Physicals are not included with the June financials-Approximately
       $800.00 will be added to the funds.
      A donation was received from AG LLC in the amount of $250.00. The Boosters
       thanks the donor for their generosity to the athletic program.
      There will be a tax refund of $250.00 for 2011
      The Lady Pirate Basketball camp request for $700.00


Alex Hanna made the motion to accept the June Treasurers report-Mike Minnig
seconded. Motion carried

New Business/Upcoming Fund Raisers:

      Fall Sports Programs-The programs will have the same incentive as 2011-A
       business can advertise in the Fall program and receive half off for the Winter
       Program.

      Fall Team Sport Pictures-August 14th is the scheduled date

      Annual Booster Drive-The date for the Drive will be August 7th. The Athletes are
       asked to arrive at 5:00 pm with the Drive starting at 5:30 pm.

      Senior Athlete Pictures-The seniors will have their group picture taken on August
       7th before the Booster Drive.
      Alex Hanna suggested posting the 2012-13 Sport schedule online with the Fall
       and Winter schedule on the tri-fold pasted out at the Booster Drive.

      Beth Ackerman suggested having Tiers of donations for the Booster Drive with an
       option of anonymous donors.

      Pirate Discount Card-The card will be continued with the various businesses in the
       area-The Little Red Barn will be taken off, East of Chicago and Ideal Images
       would like to be added. Promo Hits has been the previous provider for the cards-
       Barb Stratton is checking to see if they would like to continue.

      Meet The Team-August 19th at the Fett Centre, Tickets will be sold for a meal.

      Parent’s Meeting-July 23rd for the Fall Athletes.

    Spirit Wear-Ideal Images and Sports Warehouse will provide Spirit Wear for the
upcoming Fall Season as a Fundraiser for the Athletic Boosters.



Athletic Department Requests:

      Alex Hanna has requested to earmark for 2013 New Football Uniforms-$12,000.00.
       Alex Hanna requested the motion-Barb Stratton seconded. Motion passed.



       Old Business/Fund Raisers/Thank you

      Recognition for State Track participants




Next Meeting Scheduled for August 13th at 7: 00 pm
BLUFFTON ATHLETIC BOOSTERS
MAY 14TH, 2012
Meeting called to order by President Barb Stratton at 7:00 pm. Additional attendees
include Alex Hanna, Dennis Lee, Todd Boblitt, Beth Ackerman, and Rachel Webster.


Alex Hanna made the motion to accept the April minutes. Beth Ackerman seconded
the motion. Motion carried.




FINANCIAL REPORT

General Checking                              $61,469.62
Savings Account                               $1443.92
TOTAL FUNDS                                   $ 62,913.57




      The results of the Reverse Raffle=$21,979.51. The amount is in line with previous
       years.
      Soccer Savings Account-Barb Stratton discussed the separate funds be included
       with the General Checking. A motion was carried preciously for the following-a
       reminder to Steve Ritter to move the monies.
      Nicki Moser and Dan Sneary will continue with their duties of concessions and
       50/50 for the fall 2012 season.
      Bricker Memorial Fund-There is a remaining $178.00 for use.


Beth Ackerman made the motion to accept the April Treasurers report-Alex Hanna
seconded. Motion carried

New Business/Upcoming Fund Raisers:

      Fall 2012 Meet the Team-Barb Stratton suggested a raffle for students to sell
       tickets. The meal at the Football Field-Hotdogs and Hamburgers.

      The 300 Club was discussed as a fundraiser-Alex Hanna was in favor of the 300
       Club, would like to see the information passed out at the Booster Drive in August.
      Sports Physicals-Scheduled for May 21st and 30th. Physical forms are available on
       line, with additional signs throughout the school as a reminder to the students.
       The cost for Physicals=$15.00

      Booster Drive Fall 2012 is scheduled for August 16th. August 9th is not an option
       due to events already scheduled.

      Football 7 on 7 Camp=$700.00. Barb Stratton made the motion for the funds,
       Rachel Webster seconded. The motion is carried.

      Steve Ritter provided the tax documentation for signature by the board
       members-task has been completed and returned to Steve.

      The tennis ball machine has been delivered.




Athletic Department Requests:

      New uniforms for the upcoming 2012/13 season-Basketball, Men’s Soccer,
       Women’s Soccer, & Cross Country-Approximately $12,000

      Alex has requested a list from Bob Holt for field equipment

      The current General fund has approximately $62,000of which $30,450 has been
       allotted to current projects in progress.

      Softball Batting Cage =$4200.00

      Turf Project at Harmon Field=$20,000.00

      Soccer Concession/Bathroom-School Board will complete project

      Barb Stratton requested an updated list from the Athletic Department



       Old Business/Fund Raisers/Thank you

    The Boosters and Athletic Department would like to thank the businesses,
volunteers and community for the successful raffle.



Next Meeting Scheduled for June 11th at 7: 00 pm
BLUFFTON ATHLETIC BOOSTERS
April 9th, 2012
Meeting called to order by President Barb Stratton at 7:00 pm. Additional attendees
include Alex Hanna, Mike Minnig, Eric Garmatter, Beth Ackerman, Steve Ritter, and
Rachel Webster.

Barb Stratton discussed the March meeting minutes concerning the concrete bid for
the turf at the football field. At March meeting the board approved to pay for the
concrete, but to include 3 bids. Patriot concrete is the chosen contractor. Mike Minnig
made the motion to follow school procedure for the concrete. Eric Garmatter
seconded. The motion was carried.

Barb Stratton discussed the Softball batting cage. The approximate cost will be
$5000.00 for the project. Barb Stratton made a motion to complete the batting cage
and provide the funds, Beth Ackerman seconded. Motion carried.

 Alex Hanna made the motion to accept the March minutes. Steve Ritter seconded
the motion. Motion carried.


FINANCIAL REPORT

General Checking                            $52,710.02
Savings Account                             $1443.92
TOTAL FUNDS                                 $ 54,153.95




      Steve Ritter discussed approximate additional monies to be added to the
       General Account
          o Bitty Wrestling-$469
          o $300.00 to use for a Frickers/Gas card for the raffle
          o Ticket money for the reverse raffle
      The insurance is covered for the Raffle event
      The application for the raffle has been submitted to the mayor
      Beth Ackerman made the motion to accept the March Treasurers report-Alex
       Hanna seconded. Motion carried.




New Business/Upcoming Fund Raisers:

      The Bluffton Athletic Booster mail will be sent to the school with an assigned box-
       106 W College Ave.

      The letterhead and envelopes can be created with the new address.

      High school concessions for Softball/Baseball-will present the request to Brad
       Prater if the Bluffton Diamond Sports would like organize the concessions at the
       events.

      Sport Physical dates May 21st-High School, May 30th-Middle School. The cost will
       remain the same, $10.00-$5.00 to the doctors, $5.00 to the Athletic Boosters.

      Brad Prater has made the request for additional funds to purchase 10 rain jackets
       for the golf team. The original request was $350.00-would like a total amount of
       $450.00. Barb Stratton made a motion to approve. Mike Minnig seconded.
       Motion carried.

      Alex reiterated the request for the soccer, basketball, and cross country uniforms
       totaling approximately $13,700.00

      Groovin with the Pirates is the theme for the Reverse Raffle-Panache has made
       the generous donation for the table decorations.

      There are 41 different ticket holders for the 2012 raffle.

      No credit cards accepted at the raffle.




Next Meeting Monday, May 14th, 2012
BLUFFTON ATHLETIC BOOSTERS
March 12, 2012


Meeting called to order by President Barb Stratton at 7:00 pm. Additional Attendees
include: Steve Ritter, Alex Hanna, Dennis Lee, Mike Minnig, Greg Denecker, Todd
Bobblitt, Beth Ackerman, Jim Mclaughlin, Brad Prater, and Rachel Webster

Alex Hanna made the motion to accept the February minutes. Barb Stratton seconded
the motion. Motion carried.




FINANCIAL REPORT

General Checking                            $52,710.02
Savings Account                             $1443.92
TOTAL FUNDS                                 $ 54,453.95


Treasurers Report:

      Beth Ackerman made the motion to accept the 2/29/12 Treasurer Report. Mike
       Minnig seconded the motion. Motion carried.
      Concession sales are complete
      Discussed how the monies are down from the previous year-due to number of
       home basketball games for the 2011/12 season.
      Discussed pay out to the classes from 30% to 25%-it would make a difference of
       approximately $100 (less money paid).
      Discussed having a pizza warmer for the next season
New Business/Upcoming Fund Raisers:

      The Bitty Wrestling will use the remainder of the concessions on March 24th

      Lori Staley and Beth Ackerman will be collecting the Reverse Raffle Donations.

      There are 20 tickets remaining for the Raffle.

      Tyler Neal will be heading the group for parking and clean up at the raffle

      Sports Physicals-TBA Alex Hanna will be contacting Dr. Woodruff for the dates.

      Requests from the Athletic Department-Turf has been purchased for the Football
       Field Sidelines. The School has requested the Athletic Boosters purchase the
       concrete/drainage/irrigation for under the turf. The approximate cost $20,000.

      A motion went forward for the concrete/turf project with the request of 3 bids
       from concrete companies.

       Dennis Lee further discussed the Football Practice Field-a plan for re planting
       grass, sprinkler system ect. At this time there are no further plans for the
       reconditions of the practice field.

      Alex Hanna requested a Softball Batting Cage-Brad discussed if the construction
       of the cage would be an environmental issue due to the bedrock under the
       field. This was the main concern if the project went forward. The Softball batting
       cage is approved-no motion needed.

      Brad Prater discussed Sport Text Alerts for upcoming
       Games/Cancelations/Monthly Message. Alex Hanna assured the alert system is
       in the works.




       Old Business/Fund Raisers/Thank you

      Zach Wilson-NWC Wrestler of the Year-4th in State

      Jacob Garmatter-1st Team 1St Place Conference Champ

      Thank you cards need to be mailed to Joslyn Reineke and Courtney Mclaughlin
       for the extra gym clean up help
BLUFFTON ATHLETIC BOOSTERS
February 13, 2012
Meeting called to order by President Barb Stratton at 7:00 pm. Additional Attendees
include: Brad Prater, Greg Denecker, Beth Ackerman, Steve Ritter, Jeff Kleman and
Rachel Webster.


Jeff Kleman made the motion to accept the January minutes. Steve Ritter seconded
the motion. Motion carried



FINANCIAL REPORT

General Checking                             $36,881.24
Savings Account                              $1443.92
TOTAL FUNDS                                  $ 38,325.16


Treasurers Report:

      Beth Ackerman made the motion to accept the 01/31/12 Treasurer Report. Barb
       Stratton seconded the motion. Motion carried.
      The subject was discussed for the remaining funds in the Bricker Memorial Fund-
       Bryce Little has a few ideas for the Matter Center. No further details were given.



New Business/Upcoming Fund Raisers:

      From the February 13th meeting there will be 5 more opportunities for
       concessions.

      The Booster Board has requested an updated Coach’s Wish List for the athletes.
   Discussed with Greg Denecker where the Booster monies can be distributed and
    used.

       o   Basketball Concession Stand

       o   Brick wall around the softball field

       o   Soccer Concession Stand

       o   Electric Sign for Announcements in front of School

       o   Alex Hanna’s Wish List

   The pre-sold Reverse Raffle drawing will be held at the LCC home boys’
    basketball game.

   The reverse raffle will be held at the Bluffton Airport on April 28th. Steve Ritter is
    working on the permits.

   Erinn Prater is responsible for the out of state raffle donations. Beth Ackerman
    and Lori Staley are responsible for the local and state businesses.

   The theme for the Raffle for 2012 will be Groovin w/ Pirates

   The payment will be due for the gym cleanup, prom, and post prom.

   Brad Prater requested a new popcorn maker for the basketball games. The
    current equipment is burning.

   There may be an opportunity to have an ice machine at the Matter center
    donated from McDonalds. Currently the trainers are bringing the ice from the
    Middle School in coolers.



    Old Business/Fund Raisers/Thank you



   Jeff Kleman thanked the Boosters for the help in concessions for the wrestling
    tournament.

   Beth Ackerman said a word of thanks to the Wrestling Team (Jeff Kleman)
    attending the boys basketball game.

   Brad Prater requested a new popcorn maker for the basketball games. The
    current equipment is burning.

   There may be an opportunity to have an ice machine at the Matter center
    donated from McDonalds. Currently the trainers are bringing the ice from the
    Middle School in coolers.
      Recognition cards mailed to Lydia Guagenti for the signing with Ohio State
       University and Zach Wilson for 100 straight wins.




Next Meeting Scheduled for March 12, 2011




BLUFFTON ATHLETIC BOOSTERS
January 9, 2012


Meeting called to order by President Barb Stratton at 7:00 pm. Additional Attendees
include: Brad Prater, Mike Minnig, Greg Denecker, Beth Ackerman, Jim Mclaughlin,
Steve Ritter, Denny Phillips and Rachel Webster.

Steve Ritter made the motion to accept the November minutes. Barb Stratton
seconded the motion. Motion carried



FINANCIAL REPORT

General Checking                            $31,046.39
Savings Account                             $1443.90
TOTAL FUNDS                                 $ 32,490.29


Treasurers Report:

      Beth Ackerman made the motion to accept the 12/12/11 Treasurer Report. Mike
       Minnig seconded the motion. Motion carried.
      Barb Stratton broke down the total approved expenses and requests for 2011
       totaling $30,229.80. This does not include the request for uniforms.




New Business/Upcoming Fund Raisers:

      The junior class has requested to use the half time at boys’ basketball games as a
       fundraiser for prom-3 point shots. It was decided to keep it as a Booster
       fundraiser.

      Alex Hanna made the request for the upcoming softball/baseball season-3-4
       bats for each team. The Boosters discussed and agreed not to buy the general
       equipment for teams. No motion carried.

      The reverse raffle date is set for April 28th at the Bluffton Airport. Steve Ritter will
       obtain the necessary permits. Spike will MC the event.

      Discussed Bluffton Senior Citizens to get into the athletic events for free-Bluffton
       currently charges $5 for admission which is less than other schools in the
       conference, free Jr.High Football admission, and a discount card is available for
       those who qualify for the Senior Citizen card.

      The Girl’s Sectional games will be hosted at Bluffton Feb. 21st and 25th. Alex will
       need to have help for the concessions.

      Brad Prater discussed selling 50/50 raffle tickets at girls’ basketball games for the
       remainder of the season. Due to the low attendance it will be an opportunity for
       next season to put together a schedule for the girl’s games.




   Old Business/Fund Raisers/Thank you

          The Game Ball Raffle will continue at the Home Boys’ Basketball Games.
          Jim Mclaughlin requested the coolers filled in the cafeteria for the basketball
           games and events. Alex Hanna will address the request.
          Brad Prater donated the $167.00 back to the Athletic Boosters from the 50/50
           raffle…..thank you Brad.




Next Meeting Scheduled for February 13th, 2011
BLUFFTON ATHLETIC BOOSTERS
October 10, 2011
Meeting called to order by President Barb Stratton at 7:00 pm. Additional Attendees
include: Beth Ackerman, Alex Hanna, Eric Garmatter, Mike Minnig, Denny Phillips, Jeff
Kleman, Gina Haggard, Rachel Webster.

Beth Ackerman made the motion to accept the September minutes. Alex Hanna
seconded the motion. Motion carried




FINANCIAL REPORT

General Checking                            $ 30,479.53
Soccer Capital Fund (the fund has been
combined with the General Checking)
TOTAL FUNDS                                 $ 30,923.41


Treasurers Report:
      Barb Stratton stated an additional $1680 is expected for the Fall Program
       Advertising.



Mike Minnig made the motion to accept the September financial report. Alex Hanna
seconded. Motion carried.



New Business/Upcoming Fund Raisers:

      The Pirate cards have been distributed to the students and are on sale in at the
       High School and Middle School. Mary Hoffer in the Guidance office has the
       cards available to sell. East of Chicago Pizza would like to be added to the card
       next year.

      The tentative date for the “Winter Meet the Team” is November 19. The
       fundraiser meal will replace the Spaghetti Dinner. The athlete presentation and
       dinner will be held at the Middle School. Roseanne Garmetter will put together
       food. Made the decision not to ask for desserts-add a cookie to the meal.
       Winter sports are Girls/Boys Basketball and Wrestling.

      Eric Garmatter brought up a sub sandwich fundraiser which Parkway
       schools put together twice per year. Discussed doing the subs for the
       Super Bowl in January. Below are the notes from the Parkway school:

   Alex,

   Our athletic director, Doug Hughes, sent me a message that you are interested in how we run our
   sub sandwich fundraiser. Give me a couple of days and I should be able to put our pricing, cost vs.
   profit, together for you. I'll try to have phone numbers of our suppliers as well.




   It's a great fundraiser. Around here, we've sold subs for so long that people sometimes seek us out
   to buy the subs. :) We ususally make, I think, about a $1 per sub. We usually sell around 5,000.
   This Saturday is our "sub making" day where the kids come in to construct the subs, which is an
   assembly line process.

   2010 - Expenses - Advertising $140.00
                   Meat & Buns - $4745.90 - meat purchased from Walter & Sons (Wapak) - buns purchased thru
   the school.
                   Misc. - $154.07 - bags, gloves, hair nets etc.

           Profit - $6563.78

   2009 - Profit - $5163.26

   2008 - Profit - $6327.29
Old Business/Fund Raisers/Thank you

      Barb Stratton made a request to send Stewart Hall a thank you note and
       Pirate Card for the Fall Meet the Team interviews. Rachel Webster will send
       the note.
      Alex Hanna updated the list of items purchased with Booster Funds:
           o Comstar Flex 5 Wireless Headset for Football Coaches-$3435.PAID

          o   Setter Eye for Volleyball Players setting accuracy-$370.00-Ordered/Delivered

          o   Volleyball Net Tape “Bluffton Pirates” for top of VB nets-$250.00-Ordered/Not
              Delivered

          o   Whipping Ropes to help improve wrestlers grip and shoulder strength-$500.00-
              Ordered/Not Delivered

          o   Tennis Ball Machine-$2500.00- Not Ordered/Not Delivered

          o   Backboard Buzzer Lights-$2000.00- Ordered/Not Delivered

          o   End Closures for HS gym Bleachers-$3000.00- Ordered/Not Delivered

          o   Rain Jackets for Golf Team-$350.00-Will not order until next season

          o   Practice jerseys for Girls Basketball-$375.00- Ordered/Not Delivered



      Alex Hanna thanked the Boosters for their support during the transition of the
       Athletic Director transition.
      Barb Stratton expressed the need for a committed and/or ideas from the
       school for long term capital projects. With the current funds in the account
       and fundraisers for the upcoming year, there is a concern we are not
       spending the money. Mike Minnig committed to speak with coaches, Alex
       and coming up with a vision plan.
      Denny Phillips thanked the Boosters for presenting the NWC track awards.
      Foundation Basketball Tournament-November 23rd. There will also be a
       canned good drive at the door. Keith Buckingham would like to donate a
       bag of popcorn to each person who brings a donation to the game.
Next Meeting Scheduled for November 14th, 2011




BLUFFTON ATHLETIC BOOSTERS
September 12, 2011
Meeting called to order by President Barb Stratton at 7:00 pm. In attendance were: Alex Hanna, Dennis
Lee, Steve Ritter, Mike Minnig, Dave Fett, Beth Ackerman, and Rachel Webster.

Alex Hanna made the motion to accept the August minutes. Beth Ackerman seconded minutes. Barb
Stratton had one minor change to the cost of the Pirate Cards. The cost per card will be $1.50 each
instead of $1.30.

Alex Hanna made the motion to accept the August financial report. Mike Minnig seconded. Motion
carried.



FINANCIAL REPORT

General Checking                                       $ 35,758.94
Soccer Capital Fund (the fund has been combined with
the General Checking)
TOTAL FUNDS                                            $ 35,758.94


Treasurers Report:

       Steve Ritter stated there is approximately $2000.00 remaining to bill for the Fall Ads with
        $2000.00 needed for payables.
       The Soccer Capital Fund has been combined with the General Checking.
OLD BUSINESS:

      The Booster drive was a success with the organization from Sherry Stratton and Julie Oberly.
       The total funds raised totaled $8138.33. Jennifer Hieronmous, Clay Wilson and Aaron Shaw
       were the told fund raisers. All 3 were given a gift card for their hard work.

      Todd Boblitt sent a thank you note to the Boosters for the generosity provided for the summer
       basketball camps.




NEW BUSINESS/Upcoming Fund Raisers:

      Pirate Cards-The cards will sell for $10.00 each with the profit totaling approximately $4200.00.
       The artwork and quantity of 500 per approved. The new businesses added this year are
       McDonalds, Arby’s, and Shannon Theatre. Luke’s dropped their contribution to 5% instead of
       10%. Asking each child to sell at least 2 cards.

      Sports Warehouse requested to have the forms in the school office for the Homecoming T-Shirts .

      September 26th is the Open House for the schools. Sports Warehouse requested to have a table in
       the Elementary to sell Spirit Wear at the Open House.

      The water bottle prices will be raised to $1.50 per bottle.

      Tennis Screens-Alex voiced his concern in regards to flooding at the courts. The tennis coaches
       would prefer to spend the money on a tennis ball machine.

      Alex Hanna provided a proposal list and cost of items requested for the Athletes. The Booster
       board voted on the following items with approval to purchase: The approximate total cost for the
       following items $12780.00

           o   Comstar Flex 5 Wireless Headset for Football Coaches-$3435(Alex purchased the headset
               with his personal CC- it was approved to reimburse the funds). The equipment was purchased
               for the next home Football game due to the old equipment inoperable. Barb Stratton
               made the motion for reimbursement, Steve Ritter second the motion.

           o   Setter Eye for Volleyball Players setting accuracy-$370.00

           o   Volleyball Net Tape “Bluffton Pirates” for top of VB nets-$250.00
          o   Whipping Ropes to help improve wrestlers grip and shoulder strength-$500.00

          o   Tennis Ball Machine-$2500.00

          o   Backboard Buzzer Lights-$2000.00

          o   End Closures for HS gym Bleachers-$3000.00

          o   Rain Jackets for Golf Team-$350.00

          o   Practice jerseys for Girls Basketball-$375.00

     The subject continued for the renovation and irrigation system for the Football practice field.
      Steps were discussed on how to renovate the field to improve the conditions before adding the
      irrigation. The requested funds from Alex Hanna are available for the project.



Next Meeting Monday, October 10, 2011
BLUFFTON ATHLETIC BOOSTERS
August 8, 2011
Meeting called to order by President Barb Stratton at 7:00 pm. In attendance were : Alex Hanna, Todd
Boblitt, Barb Stratton, Dennis Lee, Eric Garmatter, Steve Ritter, Greg Denecker, Beth Ackerman, and
Rachel Webster.

Steve Ritter made the motion to accept the June minutes. Beth Ackerman seconded.

Beth Ackerman made the motion to accept the June financial report. Rachel Webster seconded. Motion
carried.

FINANCIAL REPORT

General Checking                                    $ 22576.03
Soccer Capital Fund                                 $ 1443.78

TOTAL FUNDS                                         $ 24,019.81


Treasurers Report:

      Soccer Bench Covers have been paid in full
      The $10.00 Service Fee from the bank will be refunded into the account.
      Alex Hanna discussed the remainder of the Soccer Capital Fund for wind screens at the soccer
       field and tarps for the bench covers.


NEW BUSINESS/Upcoming Fund Raisers:

       Booster Drive – August 11th, the time has been moved to 5:30 pm. Sherry Stratton and Julie
       Oberly have organized the routes along with the food when the athletes return. A letter will be
       dropped at the homes in which someone is not available at the time of the Drive.

      Fall Sports Programs-The initial cost of the programs is $2000.00 plus deposit. There are
       approximately 10 businesses from last year which have not responded-Beth Ackerman and
       Rachel Webster will follow up with calls to the businesses.

      Pirate Cards-The cost per card is $1.30. The cards are sold for $10.0 each. Plan to order 500
       cards. Alex Hanna approved the motion from Barb Stratton to place the order.

      Alex Hanna approached the subject for the need of an irrigation system at the Football practice
       field. He expressed the time being spent watering, the poor condition of the field, the safety of
       the players, and the current system used for watering is broken. Todd Boblitt is going down to
       the field several times in the day and night to water. The approximate cost from a quote is
       $18,000.00; the cost may be on the high side since a larger pump has already been installed since
       the last quote. Discussed splitting the cost with the Athletic Department and Boosters. Greg
       Denecker will approach School Board with the project.

      Tennis Courts-Barb Stratton discussed the purchase of a mesh screen for the South side of the
       tennis courts. The mesh on the front of the fence would force the tennis crowd to the side of the
       courts rather the front as a safety issue for the streets. Alex Hanna is going to provide a quote at
       the next meeting.

      Pictures of the items purchased with Booster funds will be posted on the Bluffton Icon.

      Monsanto has offered a banner and an ad in the program to the Boosters to tie Academics with
       Athletics. Greg Denecker suggested “High Achieving Student Athletes”.

      Meet the Team/Coaches Corner is set for August 21st. The itinerary is posted on the Booster
       Website and Icon. Tickets have been distributed to athletes and the explanation of the event.




Next Meeting Monday, September 10, 2011
BLUFFTON ATHLETIC BOOSTERS
July 11, 2011
Meeting called to order by President Barb Stratton at 7:00 pm. In attendance Jeff Kleman, Mike Minnig,
Alex Hanna, Todd Boblitt, Steve Ritter, Beth Ackerman, Terri Steinmetz, Erin Oberly, and Rachel
Webster.

Jeff Kleman made the motion to accept the June minutes. Beth Ackerman seconded.

Barb Stratton made the motion to accept the June financial report. Jeff Kleman seconded. Motion
carried.

FINANCIAL REPORT

General Checking                                    $ 22,776.03
Soccer Capital Fund                                 $ 5,614.51

TOTAL FUNDS                                         $ 28,380.54
Treasurers Report:



      Soccer Benches-$4171 has been paid-the balance remaining is $4171 to be paid.
      End Zone cameras have been paid in full
      Requested Alex Hanna to provide a list of target projects for the upcoming year. Discussed
       Blocking Sleds, Sprinkler system for practice field, Press Box for Baseball/Softball, Lengthen
       Soccer field, Uniforms.


NEW BUSINESS/Upcoming Fund Raisers:

      Discussed the Aug. 11th Booster Drive- the cost to mail letters to all households in the Bluffton
       area would be an approximate cost of $250 plus paper supplies. The decision was made to post
       reminders on the Bluffton Icon, Bluffton News, and the Board outside of the High School.
       Sherry Stratton will help organize students on day of drive.

      Volleyball Concessions-Nikki Moser is responsible for the concessions, Steve Ritter will verify
       how the pop/water is ordered and funded.

      Fund Raiser-August 21st at the Centre-Meet the Coaches Corner-Athletes will be presented with 4
       meal tickets to sell ($6.50 each). The dinner will include a Chicken Sandwich, Macaroni, Cookie,
       and Drink. The Centre will cater the meal. A local News station will interview the Coaches.
       Itinerary will be posted on the website with times of interviews.

      Fall Sports Pictures scheduled for Aug.8th through Lifetouch .

      Fall Sports Program-Barb Stratton is mailing out the letters to the local businesses. A 30%
       discount will be provided if the business advertises in the Fall and Winter program.

      Jeff Kleman thanked the Boosters-11 Wrestlers went to camp this summer.




Next Meeting Monday, August 8th , 2011
BLUFFTON ATHLETIC BOOSTERS
June 13, 2011

Meeting called to order by President Barb Stratton at 7:00 pm. In attendance were Bill Gable, Tiffany
Gleason, Kelly Koronich, Mike Minnig, Eric Garmatter, Jeff Kleman, Alex Hanna, Todd Boblitt, and
Rachel Webster.

Bill Gable made the motion to accept the May minutes. Jeff Kleman seconded.

Tiffany Gleason made the motion to accept the May financial report. Mike Miining seconded. Motions
carried.

FINANCIAL REPORT

General Checking                                            $ 35,448.64
Soccer Capital Fund                                         $ 5,613.87
($5,571 was taken out of the soccer fund into the general
checking)
TOTAL FUNDS                                                 $ 41,062.51
OLD BUSINESS:

     Any other fund raiser ideas???
     Jeff Kleman questioned the current batting cage at the baseball fields-does the cage need to be
      moved?


NEW BUSINESS:

     Kelly Koronich has resigned as Vice President from the Athletic Boosters. Thank you Kelly for
      all that you have done for the Boosters.

     Officers were voted upon: President-Barb Stratton, Vice President-Beth Ackerman, Secretary-
      Rachel Webster, Treasurer-Steve Ritter.

     Discussed the Aug. 11th Booster Drive- can we use the school mailing system to send out support
      letter to all known addresses in Bluffton. Mike Minning is checking on the total mailing cost.

     Congratulation notes will be sent to State Track Participants -Matt Herron, Lydia Guagenti,
      Hanna Chappell-Dick, David Yoder, Noah Stratton, Drew Luginbuhl, Julie Althaus, Jill
      Steinmetz, Lucas Harnish, and David Moser. 1St Team NWC-Gabe Goldsberry, Nathan Cheney,
      Ashlin Gable, and Molly Lengyel.

     Eric Garmatter turned in a request for a basketball camp at a cost of $440.00. Bill Gable made a
      motion to pay for the camp. Jeff Kleman seconded. Motion carried.

     Fall Sports Pictures scheduled for Aug.8th through Lifetouch . Alex Hanna has requested the
      Senior Athletes arrive at the Booster Drive at 4:30 for pictures.

     Fund Raiser-Barb Stratton has requested to have the Fall “Meet the Team/Coaches” at the Centre.
      Dave Fett has donated the facility for the Athletes/Coaches/Parents. Each student would receive
      3 meal tickets to sell. The food would be catered by the Centre. Tentative date Sunday Aug. 7th.

     Alex Hanna requested the purchase of the NW Track League Patches-the award will be presented
      at the Allen East Football game. Tiffany Gleason made a motion to pay for the award. Mike
      Minning seconded. Motion carried.

     Alex Hanna had a request from the Volleyball Team for an Alumni game as a Fundraiser-the
      request has denied.

     Promo Hits would like to sell seat cushions-$50.00 will be donated back to the Athletic Boosters

     Increased Booster Publicity to provide more visibility and awareness of the Booster projects-The
      Bluffton Pirate Website, Bluffton Icon, a paragraph in the School Newsletter.

     Advertisements for the Programs-Barb Stratton discussed when a business puts an advertisement
      in the Fall program, there will be a discount for the business to put an ad in the Winter sports
      program.
Next Meeting Monday, July 11, 2011




BLUFFTON ATHLETIC BOOSTERS
March 15, 2011

Meeting called to order by President Barb Stratton at 7:00 pm. In attendance were Tiffany Gleason, Bill
Gable, Kelly Koronich, Steve Ritter, Mike Minnig, Jim McLaughlin, Jim Raabe, Jeff Kleman and Brad
Prater.

Jeff Kleman made the motion to accept the February minutes. Brad Prater seconded.

Bill Gable made the motion to accept the February financial report. Jim Raabe seconded. Motions
carried.

FINANCIAL REPORT
General Checking                                      $ 43,152.47
Soccer Light Fund                                       11,181.85

TOTAL FUNDS                                           $ 54,334.32


OLD BUSINESS:

       Still looking at building a permanent concession stand. The concession stand is on hold until
        summer 2011.
        Any other fund raiser ideas???


NEW BUSINESS:

       New email address: blufftonathleticboosters@gmail.com

       Tiffany Gleason will be resigning her position as secretary effective May 31, 2011. Erin Prater
        was mentioned as her replacement. Erin will be contacted to see if she would be interested in the
        secretary position.

       Next Reverse Raffle meeting is Wednesday, March 16th at 7:00 pm at Lukes. The theme for the
        Raffle will be discussed. The liquor permit has been received for the Raffle.

       Left over pop and candy from the concession stand will be inventoried and sold to the Itty Bitty
        Wrestling team for their tournament March 20th, 2011. Any full boxes of candy will be returned
        to Sam’s Club.

       Thank you notes will be sent to Zach Wilson, Ben Moser and Levi Gleason on their winter sport
        awards in wrestling and basketball. A thank you will also be sent to Kevin Gratz – his “Pants and
        Shirts” singing group will be performing The National Anthem at the State Basketball
        Tournament for the Division 1 Finals.

       Dan Gillett turned in a request for a softball camp at a cost of $300.00. Jim Raabe made a motion
        to pay for the camp. Steve Ritter seconded. Motion carried.




NEXT MEETING IS MONDAY, APRIL 11TH, 2011.




BLUFFTON ATHLETIC BOOSTERS
February 14, 2011

Meeting called to order by President Barb Stratton at 7:00 pm. In attendance were Tiffany Gleason, Bill
Gable, Kelly Koronich, Steve Ritter, Mike Minnig, Jim McLaughlin, Sam Brauen and Jim Raabe.
Steve Ritter made the motion to accept the January minutes. Bill Gable seconded.

Tiffany Gleason made the motion to accept the January financial report. Mike Minnig seconded.
Motions carried.

FINANCIAL REPORT

General Checking                                     $ 12,427.93
Soccer Light Fund                                      11,181.20

TOTAL FUNDS                                          $ 23,609.13


OLD BUSINESS:

      Still looking at building a permanent concession stand. The concession stand is on hold until
       summer 2011.
       Any other fund raiser ideas???


NEW BUSINESS:

      Briefly discussed that when the Coke contract comes up for review with the school that a
       representative from the Athletic/Music Boosters attend so we know the exact cost of water/pop.

      Coaches for Cancer Awareness basketball game was held on January 28, 2011 at Bluffton High
       School and it was suggested that a donation be made to the Cancer Awareness fund. Tiffany
       Gleason made a motion to donate $200.00 to the Cancer Awareness fund. Jim Raabe seconded.
       Motion carried.

      Jim and Lisa McLaughlin have agreed to be the primary contacts for the use of the concession
       stand. Any outside groups that would like to use the concession stand will need to contact the
       McLaughlin’s to make arrangements.

      Spaghetti Dinner Fund Raiser held on February 12th, 2011 cleared approximately $1,300.00.
       Thank you’s to those that helped will be sent out.

      Thank you’s will also be sent to the individuals that donated money back from the 50/50
       drawings held at the boys’ basketball games.

      Bill Gable informed us that the Boosters need to have liability insurance for the Reverse Raffle.
       Since alcohol is being served we are not covered under the schools liability insurance. The cost
       will be approximately $300.00-$400.00. Barb Stratton made a motion to purchase liability
       insurance. Tiffany Gleason seconded. Motion carried.

      Jim Raabe presented “Coaches Wish-list:”

           o   Soccer - covered team benches (would like to exhaust the soccer fund to complete this
               project). Jim is getting quotes on the cost of this project.

           o   Boys’ Basketball – locker room clocks. Total of $1,800.00 for both locker rooms.
            o   Wrestlers – New wrestling mat at a cost of approximately $8,000 ($4,000 from private
                donation and $4,000 from the Boosters).

            o   Football – End zone camera. Quote for the whole package which includes pole, camera,
                etc. is $10,000.

            o   Miscellaneous – vinyl bleacher end covers (so no one can walk under the bleachers). Jim
                is getting quotes on the covers.




NEXT MEETING IS MONDAY, MARCH 14TH, 2011



BLUFFTON ATHLETIC BOOSTERS
December 13, 2010

Meeting called to order by President Barb Stratton at 7:10 pm. In attendance were Tiffany Gleason, Bill
Gable, Kelly Koronich, Jim Raabe, Jeff Kleman, Steve Ritter, Chris Gable, Karen Phillips and Mike
Minnig.

Bill Gable made the motion to accept the November minutes. Kelly Koronich seconded.

Addition to Accounts Payable: Waiting on bills from Graphic Arts for the winter programs and Fultz
Sign Co. for the banners for the parade. Tiffany Gleason made the motion to accept the November
financial report. Kelly Koronich seconded. Motions carried.

FINANCIAL REPORT

General Checking                                      $ 5,685.70
Training Center Fund                                       26.66
Soccer Light Fund                                       7,678.73

TOTAL FUNDS                                           $ 13,391.09


OLD BUSINESS:

       Still looking at building a permanent concession stand. The concession stand is on hold until
        summer 2011.
        Any other fund raiser ideas???


NEW BUSINESS:
    Bill Gable introduced Steve Ritter as a candidate for the Athletic Boosters Treasurer. Mike
     Minnig made a motion to accept Steve Ritter as the new Athletic Boosters Treasurer. Barb
     Stratton seconded. Motion carried.

    Bill Gable presented a layout for the memorial sign that the family of Dan Rumer drew up and
     would like to be installed at the softball field. Jim Raabe will get a quote from Fultz Sign Co. on
     the cost of the memorial sign.

    Reverse Raffle will be held April 16th, 2011 at the Airport.

    Grades 3 – 6 boys’ basketball program would like to use the concession stand on January 29,
     2011 and February 19, 2011. Also, the Jr. High Wrestling would like to use it on January 8,
     2011. They will provide their own workers, we just need to have it stocked and open it for them.
     It was agreed to allow both programs to use it.

    Barb Stratton would like to see the Boosters do the 3 point shooting contest at basketball games
     (pay $1.00 to shoot a 3 point shot and if you make it you get $2.00 back). We will try to get this
     started at next home game.

    The boosters were given an OSU suite to be auctioned off for 1 OSU girls’ game. We will be
     posting it on our website as a silent auction with the highest bid winning. The winner will get to
     choose the game they wish to attend. The starting bid of $1,200 was suggested by the donor with
     the full amount going back to the Athletic Boosters. Barb Stratton will contact the donor with
     questions regarding the starting bid and a deadline for the auction.

    Spaghetti Dinner Fund Raiser will be held February 12th, 2011. We will have the tickets out by
     the end of January.

    Concussion software is up and running. We hope to put an article on the Bluffton Icon and in the
     Bluffton News promoting the purchase of this software by the Athletic Boosters.




                    NEXT MEETING IS MONDAY, JANUARY 10TH, 2011




BLUFFTON ATHLETIC BOOSTERS
October 11th, 1010
Meeting called to order by President Barb Stratton at 7:05 pm. In attendance were Tiffany Gleason, Bill
Gable, Kelly Koronich, Jim Raabe, John Hicks, Chris Gable, Karen Phillips, Jeff Kleman and Joel
Steinmetz.

Bill Gable made the motion to accept the September minutes. Kelly Koronich seconded.

Tiffany Gleason made the motion to accept the September financial report. Chris Gable seconded.
Motions carried.

FINANCIAL REPORT

General Checking                                       $ 4,451.11
Training Center Fund                                     4,791.49
Soccer Light Fund                                        7,676.04

TOTAL FUNDS                                            $ 16,917.64


OLD BUSINESS:

       Still looking at building a permanent concession stand. The concession stand is on hold until
        summer 2011.
        Any other fund raiser ideas???


NEW BUSINESS:

       John Hicks presented an overview on a Post Concussion Management System that he would like
        the Boosters to consider purchasing. The cost is $500.00/year to keep the software updated. The
        initial cost includes 300 pre-tests and 90 post-tests (additional tests can be purchased separately).
        Athletes would be given a baseline test and if they received a concussion a post test would be
        given within 48-72 hours after a concussion (more than 1 post-test could be given depending on
        the outcome of the first post-test). Jeff Kleman made a motion to purchase the software for 1
        year if the school board does not mandate that all athletes must have a baseline test completed in
        order to compete in athletics (if this is mandated then the boosters may ask the school to cover the
        cost of the software). Jim Raabe seconded. Motion carried.

       The RMSCC has a loan balance of $2,000. The loan can be paid off in October and we would
        like to have a mortgage burning ceremony at the last football game with those involved in the
        initial planning invited to attend. Barb Stratton made a motion to pay off the loan. Kelly
        Koronich seconded. Chris Gable made a motion to have a mortgage burning ceremony and check
        presentation at the last football game. Karen Phillips seconded. Motions carried.

       The Junior class (Advisor Jamie Erford) has offered to clean up the gym after the boys’ basketball
        games at a cost of $30.00/game. Since they already do it for the girls’ games we agreed to allow
        them to do it for the boys’ games also.

       Spaghetti Dinner will be held Saturday, February 12th, 2011.



       Joel Steinmetz was questioning how he could pay for his team to be in a summer soccer league.
        Suggestion was made to use the $700.00 camp money towards each players cost to play in the
        league (approximately cost is $100.00/player) which would decrease the cost for each player
        significantly.

       Discussed having a Meet the Team for each sports season. Jim Raabe will bring up at athletic
        council meeting and see if coaches are interested in this and if they are willing to head it up.

       Jeff Kleman is holding a pre-season wrestling camp in November. There is no cost to the
        boosters. Any profit made will be donated back to the Boosters.

       Baseball banner is up in the gymnasium.

       Discussed placing a brief paragraph in the Superintendent’s newsletter (which is sent out
        quarterly) regarding what the boosters have done the past quarter or what is coming up in the next
        quarter. Tiffany Gleason will contact Greg Denecker and see if this would be possible.

       Scoreboards for the High School and Middle School gyms will be ordered soon…waiting on the
        artwork to be approved by each sponsor. The major sponsors are Greg’s Pharmacy, Monsanto,
        McDonalds and Citizens National Bank

       Congratulation cards will be sent to Zac Krick (golf – 1st team NWC) and Matt Lee and Hunter
        Joseph (football – new school record set for longest pass play).

       Ad information for the winter sports program needs sent out soon.

       NEXT MEETING IS MONDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 2010




BLUFFTON ATHLETIC BOOSTERS
September 13th, 1010

Meeting called to order by President Barb Stratton at 7:05 pm. In attendance were Tiffany Gleason, Bill
Gable, Kelly Koronich and Jim Raabe.

Bill Gable made the motion to accept the August minutes. Barb Stratton seconded.

Tiffany Gleason made the motion to accept the August financial report. Kelly Koronich seconded.
Motions carried.

FINANCIAL REPORT

General Checking                                       $ 4,267.89
Training Center Fund                                     5,299.01
Soccer Light Fund                                        7,674.72

TOTAL FUNDS                                            $ 17,241.62
OLD BUSINESS:

     Still looking at building a permanent concession stand. The concession stand is on hold until
      summer 2011.
      Any other fund raiser ideas???


NEW BUSINESS:

     Dan Rumer memorial funds are being used to purchase bleachers for the softball field. It was his
      wish that donations be used towards the softball field.

     Pirate Cards are in and will be handed out next week. 500 cards were purchased and each student
      athlete will have 2-3 to sell. We will send a notice out on the school alert system that the Pirate
      Cards are available.

     Janean Shannon, BHS spirit coordinator, would like to plan a white out for the Spencerville
      football game by selling white shirts to be worn the night of the football game. Barb Stratton will
      check with her about her intentions of giving the boosters a percentage (or whatever she feels is a
      reasonable amount) of her spirit wear sales.

     NWC Champion banner and patches for the baseball team are in and will be presented at the
      Homecoming football game on October 8, 2010.

     Jim Raabe was questioned as to why the 300 Club has not drawn any winning tickets yet. An
      announcement will be made at the next home football game as to when a drawing will be held
      and that since we have only sold 150 of the 300 tickets we may only draw at 10 games instead of
      20 games.

     Jim Raabe had someone approach him with a fund raiser idea. A company prepares pledge cards
      for each sport (example: you would pledge to give $1.00 for every golfer that shoots under a 40
      or $5.00 for every TD scored in a football game). At the end of the season the company gathers
      our stats and sends out a bill to each person that pledged. We would receive 75% of the pledges
      received and the company receives 25%. Jim will discuss with Greg Denecker.

     Jim Raabe reported he has 3 sponsors for the 25 second clocks at the football field and 4 new
      scoreboards for the middle school and high school gyms (2 for each gym). If the 4th sponsor does
      not come through he has asked the Boosters to consider being the 4th sponsor at a cost of $7,500
      (payable as the funds become available). Tiffany Gleason made a motion to be the 4th sponsor if
      no other sponsor is found. Bill Gable seconded. Motion carried.



     NEXT MEETING IS MONDAY, OCTOBER 11, 2010




BLUFFTON ATHLETIC BOOSTERS
August 9th, 2010

Meeting called to order by President Barb Stratton at 7:05 pm. In attendance were Tiffany Gleason, June
Orr, Dennis Lee, Bill Gable, Mike Minnig, Greg Denecker, Jim Raabe, Julie Oberly, Karen Phillips,
Robert Demellweek, Jennifer Demellweek and Kelly Koronich.

Kelly Koronich made the motion to accept the June minutes. Mike Minnig seconded.

Tiffany Gleason made the motion to accept the July/August financial report. Julie Oberly seconded.
Motions carried.

FINANCIAL REPORT

General Checking                                        $ 3,052.37
Training Center Fund                                         33.86
Soccer Light Fund                                         7,673.31

TOTAL FUNDS                                             $ 10,759.54


OLD BUSINESS:

      Still looking at building a permanent concession stand. The concession stand is on hold until
       summer 2010.
      Super Booster Drive is Thursday, August 12th, 2010
       Any other fund raiser ideas???


NEW BUSINESS:

      Pocket Calendars for the Super Booster Drive were printed by a printing company out of Findlay.

      Athletic Boosters support letter will be left at homes where no one is available during the Super
       Booster Drive. It is similar to last years’ letter but also includes a section to tear off and return if
       you would like to volunteer to help with the Boosters.

      The Athletic Boosters Constitution/Goals were discussed. Our goal is to work with the Athletic
       Department. Jim Raabe provided the Boosters with a list of wants/needs for BHS
       athletes/facilities that we will work at providing as funds allow.

      Chris Bricker memorials were designated by the family to be used to purchase a piece of
       equipment for the RMSCC. Coaches will be contacted to see what is needed.

      Bill Gable is looking into purchasing a hot dog cooker (George Foreman grill) for the concession
       stand.

      Athletic Booster storage room needs to be cleaned due to the new floor that was installed in the
       basement. This needs completed before our first pop/water delivery which is slated for August
       20th. Greg Denecker will see that this is completed.
       Coolers in the cafeteria area that are used for our pop/water need to be moved before the first
        home volleyball game. Mike Minnig will see that this is completed.

       Barb Stratton has lined up the following: Nikki Moser will be the VB concessions coordinator;
        Janean Shannon will coordinate the Pirate Spirit Packs and Sherry Stratton will coordinate the
        Super Booster Drive beginning in 2011.

       We currently have 41 members in the 300 Club. Booster members will be given tickets to sell to
        increase our numbers.

       Fall Sports pictures will be taken this week and we hope to have the cd with all the pictures on it
        by next week to send to the publisher for the programs.

       Melinda Bowden has agreed to print the Pirate Cards…they expire September 30, 2010 so we
        hope to have those ready to go before the expiration date.

       Football game night was discussed. We would like to have set up completed by 5:30; ticket,
        50/50 and program sales people (and their families, if they want to get in free) there by 6:00 and
        have gates open between 6:15 and 6:30.




       NEXT MEETING IS MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 2010



BLUFFTON ATHLETIC BOOSTERS
June 14th, 2010

Meeting called to order by President Barb Stratton at 7:10 pm. In attendance were Tiffany Gleason, Jeff
Kleman, June Orr, Todd Boblitt, Dennis Lee, Bill Gable, Mike Minnig and Kelly Koronich.

Bill Gable made the motion to accept the May minutes. Jeff Kleman seconded.

Mike Minnig made the motion to accept the May financial report. Tiffany Gleason seconded. Motions
carried.

FINANCIAL REPORT

General Checking                                       $ 5,5991.21
Training Center Fund                                        33.86
Soccer Light Fund                                        7,670.53

TOTAL FUNDS                                            $ 13,695.60


OLD BUSINESS:
     Still looking at building a permanent concession stand. The concession stand is on hold until
      summer 2010.
     Super Booster Drive is Thursday, August 12th, 2010
      Any other fund raiser ideas???


NEW BUSINESS:

     Bill Gable has resigned as treasurer from the Athletic Boosters after 10 years of service. Thank
      you Bill for all that you have done for the Boosters and the many projects you were active in
      seeing completed. Bill will continue to prepare financial reports until the end of the year since he
      has the software needed.

     Steve Ritter has shown interest in taking over the treasurer position. Barb Stratton stated that if
      Steve Ritter does not accept the treasurer position, she would find a replacement for president and
      take over the treasurer job. Mike Minnig made a motion to accept either situation. Jeff Kleman
      seconded. Motion carried.

     Promo Hits no longer has an Ad representative coordinator that handled our Fall Program,
      therefore they will not be able to do the mailings or make personal contact with businesses.
      Suggestion was made to contact Denise Rex, who handled this last year at Promo Hits, to see if
      she would be interested in doing on her own. Other suggestions were Boehr Print and Cindy
      Schneck

     Barb Stratton stated she has the capability to print the pocket schedules. Jim Raabe will need to
      email the sports schedules and she can print them up.

     Barb Stratton made a motion to purchase a new hot dog cooker for the concession stand. Kelly
      Koronich seconded. Motion carried.

     Tom Bassitt has agreed to be the 50/50 coordinator for football and basketball. Kelly Koronich
      has a list of possible workers. She will contact Tom and pass those on to him.

     300 Club tickets have not sold well. Discussed each booster member selling 10 tickets. If all 300
      tickets are not sold we would give a smaller amount of money away at each drawing.

     Discussed an Athletic Booster support letter to go out with the Super Booster Drive in August.

     4 bricks have been ordered for the RMSCC. Bill Gable will see that the orders are completed by
      football season.

     Volleyball concessions were discussed. Bill will check with Julie Hieronimus about a volleyball
      parent heading up the concession stand during volleyball games.

     Caity Matter Henniger will be donating incline benches to the RMSCC. Their company is
      fabricating them so it will be later this summer before we receive them. They have also donated
      other items and will look into what else they feel the RMSCC is in need of.




     NO MEETING IN JULY 2010.
       Next meeting is Monday, August 9th, 2010 at 7:00 pm.

BLUFFTON ATHLETIC BOOSTERS
May 10th, 2010

Meeting called to order by President Barb Stratton at 7:05 pm. In attendance were Tiffany Gleason, Jeff
Kleman, June Orr, Denny Phillips, Todd Boblitt, Greg Denecker and Jim Raabe.

Denny Phillips made the motion to accept the April minutes. Jim Raabe seconded.

Jeff Kleman made the motion to accept the April financial report. Tiffany Gleason seconded. Motions
carried.

FINANCIAL REPORT

General Checking                                       $ 8,267.91
Training Center Fund                                        33.83
Soccer Light Fund                                        7,669.29

TOTAL FUNDS                                            $ 15,971.03


OLD BUSINESS:

       Still looking at building a permanent concession stand. The concession stand is on hold until
        summer 2010.
       Super Booster Drive is Thursday, August 12th, 2010
        Any other fund raiser ideas???


NEW BUSINESS:

       Sports physicals will be Wednesday, May 19th, 2010 for current 6, 7, and 8th graders and Monday,
        May 24th, 2010 for current 9, 10 and 11th graders. Time to be announced as soon as it has been
        decided.

       Bluffton Athletic Boosters will now be able to send out text alert/emails like the school does for
        weather alerts. You can sign up for these on the schools website under the Parent Alert icon.

       A 300 club is now being organized. It was introduced at the Reverse Raffle and information is
        also available on the schools website under the Athletic Boosters icon.

       Barb Stratton would like us to consider a “slush fund” where as the president or designated
        officer has access to that money for unexpected requests or special purchases.

       Barb Stratton would like the boosters to consider reimbursing the baseball coach for NWC champ
        t-shirts he purchased for the baseball team. No motion was made.
      Jim Raabe would like to order NWC patches for the baseball team. Tiffany Gleason made a
       motion to order the patches and Barb Stratton seconded. Motion passed to order NWC patches at
       an approximate cost of $180.00-$200.00. He has also looked into purchasing a baseball banner
       for the gym.

      A slide presentation to honor volunteers who have helped with the boosters and reverse raffle was
       presented at the Reverse Raffle.


      Next meeting is Monday, June 14th, 2010 at 7:00 pm.

                               BLUFFTON ATHLETIC BOOSTERS

                                           April 12th, 2010
Meeting called to order by Vice-President Kelly Koronich at 7:05 pm. In attendance were Bill Gable,
Tiffany Gleason, Jeff Kleman, June Orr, Mike Minnig and Jim Raabe.

Bill Gable made the motion to accept the March minutes. June Orr seconded.

Jeff Kleman made the motion to accept the March financial report. Mike Minnig seconded. Motions
carried.

FINANCIAL REPORT

General Checking                                     $ 6,391.44
Training Center Fund                                  33,176.22
Soccer Light Fund                                      7,667.80

TOTAL FUNDS                                          $ 47,235.46
OLD BUSINESS:

      Still looking at building a permanent concession stand. The concession stand is on hold until
       summer 2010.
      Super Booster Drive is Thursday, August 12th, 2010
       Any other fund raiser ideas???


NEW BUSINESS:

      Discussed when the sports physicals will be offered….Jim Raabe stated no date has been
       confirmed.

      Discussed presenting a Service Award at the Reverse Raffle. Everyone felt it was a good idea but
       there needed to be criteria set for nominees and we did not feel we had enough time before this
       years’ raffle to accomplish this.

      Jim Raabe received a request for a donation for a program ad for Sam Bell who is being inducted
       into a hall of fame. He had been a wrestling coach at BHS in the late 70’s. Jim Raabe made a
       motion to purchase a program ad. Bill Gable seconded. Motion carried.

      A list of equipment needs for the RMSCC were turned in to Caity Matter Henniger. She will
       review the list and see what will benefit us the most and where we should be headed for the
       future.
       Jim Raabe presented a request from Jeff Kleman to purchase a new weigh-in scale for the
        wrestling program at a cost of $549.00 for the scale and $160.00 for the case. The current one is
        old and does not always function properly. Mike Minnig made a motion to purchase the scale
        and case. Tiffany Gleason seconded. Motion carried.




       Next meeting is Monday, May 10th, 2010 at 7:00 pm.

                                 BLUFFTON ATHLETIC BOOSTERS
                                        March 8th, 2010


Meeting called to order by President Barb Stratton at 7:05 pm. In attendance were Bill Gable, Tiffany
Gleason, Jeff Kleman, June Orr, Kelly Koronich, Mike Minnig, Greg Denecker, Dennis Lee, Dave Fett
and Jim Raabe.

Greg Denecker made the motion to accept the February minutes. Dave Fett seconded.

Kelly Koronich made the motion to accept the February financial report. Mike Minnig seconded.
Motions carried.

FINANCIAL REPORT

General Checking                                        $ 7,951.84
Training Center Fund                                     27,706.65
Soccer Light Fund                                         7,666.07

TOTAL FUNDS                                             $ 43,324.56


OLD BUSINESS:

       Still looking at building a permanent concession stand. The concession stand is on hold until
        summer 2010.
        Any other fund raiser ideas???


NEW BUSINESS:

       Matt Scholz, baseball coach, was contacted by the American Legion and they would like to
        donate money to the baseball team. This was discussed and it was decided that we cannot turn
        any money away. We will look into options as to how this money could be used.

       It was brought to the Boosters attention that Dan Gillett, softball coach, had mailed out letters
        soliciting funds to purchase signs at the softball field with any additional funds left over to be
        used for the softball program. Greg Denecker will address this with Dan Gillett.

       Boosters received nearly $1,100 in memory of Chris Bricker. Barb Stratton made a motion to
        purchase a brick in memory of Chris Bricker and the balance of the memorial to go to the
        RMSCC building fund. Motion carried.
       Caity Motter Henniger would like to donate equipment to the RMSCC from the company that
        her husband owns – Rogue Fitness. She would like the coaches to come up with a list of items
        needed---big or small. The Boosters felt that was a generous offer and would like to get that list
        to her as soon as possible.

       Lions Club/Rotary Club are joining efforts and having an Amerifest in conjunction with the Relay
        for Life and the car show. The Boosters were contacted about setting up a beer tent for this event.
        The Boosters declined.

       Thank yous were sent to Zach Wilson and Levi Gleason for their accomplishments/recognition
        received in wrestling and basketball, respectively.

       Next Reverse Raffle meeting will be on March 20th at 10:00 am at the airport.

       Super Booster Drive will be Thursday, August 12th, 2010.




       Next meeting is Monday, April 12th , 2010 at 7:00 pm.




                                BLUFFTON ATHLETIC BOOSTERS
                                       February 8th, 2010


Meeting called to order by President Barb Stratton at 7:05 pm. In attendance were Bill Gable, Tiffany
Gleason, Jeff Kleman, June Orr, Kelly Koronich, Mike Minnig, Greg Denecker and Jim Raabe.

Bill Gable made the motion to accept the January minutes. Kelly Koronich seconded.

Barb Stratton asked for a clarification on the soccer light fund. Bill Gable explained that even though the
lights are paid for they are still receiving pledges and those pledges are to be used for expansion of the
soccer field. Jim Raabe made the motion to accept the January financial report. Mike Minnig seconded.
Motions carried.

FINANCIAL REPORT

General Checking                                       $ 5,069.56
Training Center Fund                                     6,284.69
Soccer Light Fund                                        7,664.60

TOTAL FUNDS                                            $ 19,018.85
OLD BUSINESS:

       Still looking at building a permanent concession stand. The concession stand is on hold until
        summer 2010.
        Any other fund raiser ideas???
NEW BUSINESS:

       Discussed an all you can eat pancake breakfast fund raiser at McDonalds in the spring. March
        13th, 2010 was the tentative date and it was discovered that the Lions Club already has that date
        reserved for an all you can eat pancake breakfast. We will table this idea for this year.
       If coaches have requests or concerns for the Boosters we would like to see them attend the
        meetings instead of going through Jim Raabe.
       Reminder that we have an email address posted on the school website.
       Discussed having the coaches put together a meet the time night for the season their sport is in.
        Incorporate the lasagna dinner that the soccer team does to involve all the fall sports.
       We have sold 110 tickets so far for the Reverse Raffle. We have no coordinator at this time but
        many sub-committees that are involved in running the Reverse Raffle.
       February 18th, 2010 there will be a Reverse Raffle meeting if anyone would like to attend.
        Melinda Bowden had a couple of ideas for new games if we wanted to change some things up.
       March 3rd and March 5th Bluffton High School will be hosting sectional basketball games. Barb
        Stratton will contact the gym clean-up crew and make sure they are available for clean-up.
       Itty Bitty Wrestling (Travis Kleman) owed the Boosters $13.01 for candy bought/candy sold.
        Barb Stratton made a motion to forgo what was owed. Kelly Koronich seconded. Motion
        carried.




                          Next meeting is Monday, March 8th, 2010 at 7:00 pm
                                BLUFFTON ATHLETIC BOOSTERS
                                           January 11th, 2010
Meeting called to order by President Barb Stratton at 7:10 pm. In attendance were Bill Gable, Tiffany
Gleason, Kelli Fruchey, Brad Fruchey, Kristen Parkins and Jim Raabe.

Bill Gable made the motion to accept the December minutes. Barb Stratton seconded.

Jim Raabe made the motion to accept the December financial report. Tiffany Gleason seconded. Motions
carried.

FINANCIAL REPORT

General Checking                                      $ 9,461.88
Training Center Fund                                      984.64
Soccer Light Fund                                       7,663.08

TOTAL FUNDS                                           $ 18,109.60


OLD BUSINESS:

       Still looking at building a permanent concession stand. The concession stand is on hold until
        summer 2010.
       All you can eat pancake breakfast fund raiser at McDonalds in the spring being discussed. Any
        other fund raiser ideas???

NEW BUSINESS:
       Brad Fruchey discussed the Reverse Raffle and who will be helping with it this year and what
        needs to be done:

            o   Kelli and Kristen will meet with Lori Staley and Erin Prater and discuss sending the
                letters and tickets out since they will be taking over that part of the raffle. Tentative dates
                are April 17th or May 1st. Brad will contact the airport, Chad will check the availability of
                Spike Berry and Bill will check with Jon Kinn regarding his sound system.

       Discussed selling Booster Club Member tickets (ex. 350 Club). We could sell 350 tickets at
        $25/each and then at 10 sporting events have a drawing and give away $100, $75, $50, and $25
        to ticket holders drawn. This could be set up at the Reverse Raffle.

       Discussed selling sponsorship signs to be displayed at the football field. Jim Raabe will look into
        this.

       Possible date for the Pancake breakfast is March 20th, 2010.

       We would like to find a person to be responsible for the girls’ basketball concessions…Jim
        McLaughlin heads up the boys’ basketball concessions.

       Soccer patches will be presented to the boys’ soccer team Friday, January 15th, 2010 at half time
        of the boys’ basketball game.

                       Next meeting is Monday, February 8th, 2010 at 7:00 pm

                                BLUFFTON ATHLETIC BOOSTERS
                                      December 14th, 2009


Meeting called to order by President Barb Stratton at 7:10 pm. In attendance were Bill Gable, Tiffany
Gleason, June Orr, Jeff Kleman, and Jim Raabe.

June Orr made the motion to accept the November minutes. Barb Stratton seconded.

Jeff Kleman made the motion to accept the November financial report. Tiffany Gleason seconded.
Motions carried.

FINANCIAL REPORT

General Checking                                        $ 13,529.71
Training Center Fund                                        934.55
Soccer Light Fund                                          3,861.88

TOTAL FUNDS                                             $ 18,326.14


OLD BUSINESS:

       Still looking at building a permanent concession stand. The concession stand is on hold until
        summer 2010.
       All you can eat pancake breakfast fund raiser at McDonalds in the spring being discussed. Any
        other fund raiser ideas???
NEW BUSINESS:

       Spaghetti dinner raised over $1,200.00. 500 tickets were printed with 275 being sold. A BIG
        THANK YOU TO ROSANNE GARMATTER FOR ALL HER WORK TO MAKE THE
        SPAGHETTI DINNER A SUCCESS!

       Jim McLaughlin has agreed to be the concession stand coordinator for boys’ basketball games.

       Gym clean-up after basketball games is going well per Jim Raabe.

       A suggestion was made to have a parent from the group that is working the concession stand sell
        50/50 tickets at boys’ basketball games.

       Coaches should be present and supervise their athletes when they are in charge of the concession
        stand.

       Discussed having subcommittees/responsible person for each fund raiser. Examples include the
        spaghetti dinner, pirate cards, spirit wear, etc.

       Friday, January 15th, 2010 at the boys’ basketball game the boys’ soccer team will be presented
        patches for their district championship.


       Next meeting is Monday, January 11th, 2010 at 7:00 pm.

                                BLUFFTON ATHLETIC BOOSTERS
                                      November 9th, 2009


Meeting called to order by President Barb Stratton at 7:05 pm. In attendance were Bill Gable, Tiffany
Gleason, June Orr, Kelly Koronich, Jeff Kleman, Mike Minnig and Jim Raabe.

Bill Gable made the motion to accept the October minutes. June Orr seconded.

Tiffany Gleason made the motion to accept the October financial report. Mike Minnig seconded. Motions
carried.

FINANCIAL REPORT

General Checking                                      $ 9,164.63
Training Center Fund                                      934.46
Soccer Light Fund                                        3,861.19

TOTAL FUNDS                                           $ 13,960.28


OLD BUSINESS:

       Still looking at building a permanent concession stand. The concession stand is on hold until
        summer 2010.
       December 12th, 2009 will be the spaghetti dinner fund raiser.
NEW BUSINESS:

     Spaghetti dinner fund raiser will include spaghetti, breadsticks and salad at a cost of $6.00 and
      will run from 3:00 -6:00 pm. Desserts may be offered at an additional cost. 500 tickets will be
      printed with the deadline for ticket sales to be December 4th. Advertising will be done in the
      Bluffton News and on the Bluffton Icon.

     Bill Gable will print an end of the year income statement so we can see how funds were
      disbursed.

     Shirley’s popcorn sales were a little slow this time around. We will send out revised order forms
      closer to the holidays.

     Discussed a fall “meet the team” that would include all fall sports.

     Discussed a spring “meet the team” that would involve an all you can eat pancake breakfast at
      McDonalds.

     Discussed the need for gym clean-up workers. It was suggested that whoever does it needs to
      have their parent involved also.

     We are looking to find someone that would be the concession stand coordinator. They would
      need to be present for all boys and girls home basketball games. Ms. Erford is the junior class
      advisor and will be in charge of the concession stand at the girls’ basketball games.

     Discussed the possibility of changing hot dog/sausage dog supplier from Smiths to the Dough
      Hook. The Dough Hook is slightly higher (.10 - .15 cents) but is local and convenient. Bill
      Gable will talk to the Dough Hook more and do a taste comparison.

     Discussed increasing concession stand prices on several items. Motion made by Tiffany and
      seconded by Barb. Motion passed. Price increases are as follows:

      Hot dogs - $1.25         Pizza $1.75      Pop $1.50        Powerade $1.50          Airheads 3/.50

     Cards will be sent to all fall sports participants who received 1st team honors.

     The girls’ track team will be honored during a boys’ basketball game for winning the NWC this
      past spring and will receive NWC champion patches.

     Boys’ soccer also won a district championship which is equilavent to a conference championship.
      Motion was made by Barb Stratton to purchase patches for the boys’ soccer team. Jim Raabe
      seconded. Motion carried.



     Next meeting is Monday, December 14th, 2009 at 7:00 pm.
BLUFFTON ATHLETIC BOOSTERS
October 12th, 2009

Meeting called to order by President Barb Stratton at 7:10 pm. In attendance were Bill Gable, Tiffany
Gleason, June Orr, Kelly Koronich, Todd Boblitt, Brice Little, Pete Suter, Greg Denecker, Don
Luginbuhl, Dennis Lee and Jeff Kleman.

June Orr made the motion to accept the September minutes. Jeff Kleman seconded.

Tiffany Gleason made the motion to accept the September financial report. Barb Stratton seconded.
Motions carried.

FINANCIAL REPORT

General Checking                                      $ 5,527.70
Training Center Fund                                      634.39
Soccer Light Fund                                        3,860.52

TOTAL FUNDS                                           $ 10,022.61


OLD BUSINESS:

       Still looking at building a permanent concession stand. Building plans will need presented to the
        Building Inspector.
       Bluffton Athletic Booster website is up and running. Right now we offer meeting minutes, spirit
        wear order form and meeting information.

NEW BUSINESS:
       Brice Little, RMSCC Coordinator, discussed the weight lifting program he offers and the benefits
        it provides to our students/athletes.
       Pirate Cards have been passed out to each athlete. 550 cards were printed.
       The 8th grade volleyball team will be recognized for the accomplishments that last 2 years at the
        last home football game.
       Discussed utilizing the sign out front of the high school that the Boosters own to make
        announcements or wish teams good luck. Kelly Koronich will take care of changing the sign.
       Pete Suter, Shirley’s Gourmet Popcorn owner, presented the Boosters with a fund raising
        opportunity. We will be selling Shirley’s popcorn now and again several times during basketball
        season.
       December 12th, 2009 will be the spaghetti dinner fund raiser. Rosanne Garmatter has agreed to
        prepare the food along with the Boosters help.




       Next meeting is Monday, November 9th, 2009 at 7:00 pm.


                                BLUFFTON ATHLETIC BOOSTERS
                                      September 14th, 2009


Meeting called to order by President Barb Stratton at 7:05 pm. In attendance were Bill Gable, Tiffany
Gleason, June Orr and Kelly Koronich.

Bill Gable made the motion to accept the August minutes. Barb Stratton seconded.

June Orr made the motion to accept the August financial report. Kelly Koronich seconded. Motions
carried.

FINANCIAL REPORT

General Checking                                      $ 5,378.86
Training Center Fund                                      634.34
Soccer Light Fund                                        3,859.85

TOTAL FUNDS                                           $ 9,873.05


OLD BUSINESS:

       Still looking at building a permanent concession stand. Building plans will need presented to the
        Building Inspector.
       Bluffton Athletic Booster website is up and running. Right now we offer meeting minutes, spirit
        wear order form and meeting information.

NEW BUSINESS:
       Discussed making/selling popcorn at volleyball games. It was decided that the workers may not
        know how to operate the popcorn popper and would not want to clean the machine afterwards.
        Microwave popcorn is an option.
       Bluffton News will be contacted about printing an article about the Athletic Boosters website
        being up and running.
       Discussed setting up a tailgate party before the home football games beside the tennis courts. We
        have several people interested in setting up tents/tables/chairs. Anyone and everyone are invited
        and are encouraged to bring munchies and drinks (no alcoholic beverages).
       Sports Warehouse would like to set up a table at football/volleyball games to display the spirit
        wear we are offering. It was decided that a table would be set up at the tailgate party.
       Pirate Cards should be available by the end of the month. We lost 2 Findlay sponsors. Coaches
        will pass them out once they are available and every athlete will be responsible to sell 3 cards.
       Thank you notes were received from the Josh Garmatter and Lauren Parkins families thanking the
        Boosters for the funds donated to them from the Reverse Raffle.
       Discussed a banner that could be hung at the tailgate party that said thank you for your support
        from the Bluffton Athletic Boosters. At this time the Athletic Boosters do not have a banner to
        represent us.
       Fund raiser ideas we are still tossing around are a spaghetti dinner and the mulch sale.



Next meeting is Monday, October 12th, 2009 at 7:00 pm.




BLUFFTON ATHLETIC BOOSTERS
AUGUST 10TH, 2009

Meeting called to order by President Barb Stratton at 7:05 pm. In attendance were Bill Gable, Tiffany
Gleason, Susie Gilliland, Todd Boblitt, Jim Raabe, June Orr, Greg Denecker, Mike Minnig, Shirley
Siefker, Denise Luginbuhl, Don Luginbuhl, Dennis Lee, Melinda Bowden, Kelly Koronich and Mary
Hoffer.

Susie Gilliland made the motion to accept the July minutes. Barb Stratton seconded.

Tiffany Gleason made the motion to accept the July financial report. Mike Minnig seconded. Motions
carried.

FINANCIAL REPORT

General Checking                                     $ 12,943.97
Training Center Fund                                      884.30
Soccer Light Fund                                       2,438.61

TOTAL FUNDS                                          $ 13,376.65
OLD BUSINESS:

      Still looking at building a permanent concession stand. Building plans will need presented to the
       Building Inspector.
      Athletic Super Booster Drive is Thursday, August 13th, 2009 at 5:00 pm.
      Mardy Herr is working on getting the Athletic Boosters icon on the schools’ website. We would
       like to be able to offer the meeting minutes, fund raisers, order forms, etc.



NEW BUSINESS:

      Melinda Bowden, from Promo Hits, presented an idea to have a local business sponsor spirit
       items that could be handed out at home football games. Items could be cry towels, banners,
       bracelets, etc. We would expect the sponsored business to be there handing the items out to the
       first 200 people dressed in Bluffton Pirate attire. The sponsored business could advertise their
       business but also would need to have something Pirate advertised also...such as Go Pirates!
      Jim Raabe made a motion to charge the business $50.00 to sponsor spirit items at the home
       football games. Kelly Koronich seconded. Motion carried.
      Phil Shank has shown interest in selling bricks for the RMSCC. Bill Gable will contact him.
       Melinda Bowden may be able to add the order form for the bricks to the Fall Program.
      Susie Gilliland (Spirit Coordinator) is still working with Sports Warehouse on the final order
       form and design for the spirit items to be sold by the Athletic Boosters.
      Kelly Koronich reported she still has a few empty spots left for home football game workers.



Next meeting is Monday, September 14th, 2009 at 7:00 pm.

								
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