Minutes of the Board of Governors Meeting
During the period 9/1/00 through 5/31/01, total income was $90,669.75 and total expenses were $87,894.23. Spring sessions had smaller losses than the fall and winter sessions. A session analysis showed the Pliť Power class with an 11% profit and the Saturday Dance at Reston with a loss of only 1%. The other sessions had larger losses - Sunday Family session (-7%), Monday Dance at Cabin John (-11%), Sunday Dance at Mt. Vernon (-18%), and Sunday Moves session at Cabin John (-56%).
The club has 736 members with 664 home club members. This year USFSA will not preprint membership renewal forms; members will complete the information themselves before returning the forms to the membership chairs who will register members online with USFSA. A July issue of the Blade will include information on membership along with guidelines for entering the South Atlantic regional competition.
The club is in the process of contracting for fall and winter ice time. At Mt. Vernon, the request has been submitted for the Sunday Dance Session, 3:45-5:15 p.m. (30 weeks, Sept. 9, 2001 to March 24, 2002) plus the following special events: South Atlantic Competitor Send-off, Sun., Sept. 23, 12-4 p.m. WFSC Club Freeskating Competition, Sun. Feb. 24, 2002 (1st choice) or Sat., Feb. 23, 2002 (2nd choice), 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Test sessions on Sun. Jan. 13, 2002 and either Sun. Feb. 10 (1st choice) or Sun. Feb. 17 (2nd choice), 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Adult Nationals Competitor Send-off, Sun. March 17, 2002, 1:30-3:30 p.m. At SkateQuest of Reston, the club will request Saturday Dance Session, 8:40-10:00 a.m. (30 weeks, Sept. 8, 2001-March 30, 2002). The contract at Cabin John is in place, and the club is requesting ice time at Wheaton for the Pliť Power class. Once the ice requests are confirmed, the Rink and Programming Committee will finalize the fall/winter subscription brochure.
Request to teach forms go out to pros at the end of July along with a letter explaining the board policy on inviting professionals to attend the board meetings. The letter will also include an explanation of test guidelines. The board voted to give permanent approval to Gary Shortland to teach on club sessions.
The current officers were re-elected to serve in 2001-2002: Konrad Huppi, President; Linda Laurel, Vice President; Judy Reiner, Treasurer; Barbara Shaw, Secretary.
The Sports Medicine Seminar Committee had considered holding the seminar in conjunction with the Open House on Sept. 9 at Cabin John, and confirmed that Carolyn Silby is available on that date. However, the date conflicts with the Chesapeake Open competition. An alternative is to have Carolyn Silby at the Open House and schedule the full seminar at another time.
The Interpretive Competition worked well in conjunction with the Annual Meeting. Judy Reiner suggested changing the name to Improv Competition to avoid confusion with interpretive events involving a pre-choreographed program.
The 2002 Pro Am Dance Competition will be held on June 8 & 9. In addition, the board is initiating plans for an Adult Competition at the end of January 2002.
The board agreed by consensus to sponsor a Frederick Synchronized Skating Team coached by Peter Murfitt.