Minutes of the Board of Governors Meeting
December 2001

Total year-to-date income is $40,138.72 and total expenses are $29,446.83. Net income minus expenses is $10,691.89. There is a slight improvement in club session income although the sessions continue to operate at losses as follows: Sunday Moves in the Field (11 weeks), -22%; Sunday Family Session (11 weeks), -29%; Monday Dance at Cabin John (13 weeks), -21%; Saturday Dance at Reston (10 weeks), -44%. (Figures were not available for Sunday dance at Mt. Vernon.) The board discussed options for increasing attendance at the Saturday Dance session, including the introduction of a half-hour class for beginners and a phone survey of past subscribers.

Membership totals 680, with 629 home club members. The board discussed the printing of the Club Directory, which is likely to entail a significant increase in costs when printing services are no longer available through Ed Picken's office. A policy of supplying directories only on demand was considered, but the consensus was that all members should receive a Directory . It was suggested that the Board contact the membership (by e-mail initially) to solicit a source for printing services.

Contracting:
» The Reston Dance session on Saturday, December 29, 2001 was cancelled and the ice time returned at the rink's request due to a hockey tournament.
» Ice time is available at Cabin John on Monday nights from 6:30 to 9:00 p.m. on the NHL rink to hold the Pliť Power class in conjunction with the dance session, beginning on January 14, 2002.
» The club still has not received contracts from Mt. Vernon.

Applications are starting to come in for the New Year's Adult Competition. E-mail reminders will be sent to other clubs and to WFSC members. The application for the Club Freeskating Competition was mailed with the October issue of the Blade. The application will also be placed on the Web site.

Michael Weiss will carry the Olympic torch through Alexandria, VA on December 21, 2001 at 1:35 p.m. Club members will be encouraged to gather at Alfred and King Streets to cheer him on.

The board approved a motion by Marcia Sowles to give $300 to each of the club's U.S. Nationals competitors (Michael Weiss, Derrick Delmore, Caitlin Obremski, Joseph Jorgens, Sarah Solomon, Ben Cohen, Emma Phibbs and Meghan and Michael McCullough).

National Skating Week is March 4-10, 2002. The board discussed possible locations for events, including the rink at the Sculpture Garden and Ft. Dupont.

President Huppi issued a call for delegates to the 2002 USFSA Governing Council to be held in Minnesota in May. Contact him if interested in serving as a delegate.

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