Members Present: Melanie Watson, Andrea Roth, Traci Thompson
Secretary Reading of the Minutes: Minutes were read and Traci Thompson motioned to amend the minutes to include the vote of Back to School flash-drive gifts to all MJSHS students. She had made the vote, which had been taken at the past meeting, to spend $3.00 for each flash-drive with lanyards for all students in MJSHS. Becky Yoxall had seconded and it had been a unanimous vote. This vote was inadvertently left out of the minutes. Minutes were amended to reflect the vote.
Treasurer: $16,315.49 pending a deposit. Needed to order more checks. Ordered a debit card and the bank is in the process of sending paperwork for a savings account.
Membership: Sent email to run an article and put form in Messenger. Has yet to send out membership forms to renew in mail. Traci attended the scrimmage and first home game. There are a current membership of 58. This year she added a date column to her spreadsheet to alleviate people who question why they are not listed in the program. The list for the program must be in by Tuesday and if memberships come after that, they are not listed on the program that week.
Special Events: Back to School gifts. Andrea was able to order and purchase flash-drives with lanyards for $3.00. She ordered 325 and delivered them to the school. The school passed them out to all students in first hour. She included 6 extra for the office.
Officer / Chairpersons Positions: Secretary, Melanie Watson, passed out the committee officer/chairperson positions filled so far in 2014. Discussion was held on nominations to fill vacant or soon to be vacated positions from the membership rolls. No action was taken on new officers or chairpersons.
T-Shirt Quilt: The t-shirt quilt raffle tickets were sold at the last home game and the raffle has collected $30 dollars so far.
Media: Melanie Watson gave a report of the new Facebook page, Instagram account, Vine account, and twitter account. Members were encouraged to get on and learn how to use those accounts and post things that are happening at school on a regular basis.
Membership for Students: Students may be members and purchase single memberships through the membership committee. Motioned by Traci Thompson, seconded by Melanie Watson, unanimous vote.
Spirit Wear: A budget of $2500 was approved for 2014 purchases. Traci Thompson motioned, Andrea Roth seconded, unanimous vote. Melanie Watson will inventory the old spirit wear cabinet with the help of Traci Thompson. Before the next football game. They will hold a punting and passing contest at halftime of the next home football game with spirit wear as the prize. Melanie will contact Teri Moeckle for help implementing that.
Savings Account: Andrea Roth, Traci Thompson, Melanie Watson will all sign the checking and savings cards to Bennington State Bank. Motioned by Melanie Watson, seconded by Traci Thompson, unanimous vote.
Lion Signs: Melanie Watson motioned to remove the Lionbacker signs at concession stands and above gym door for refurbishment and redesign. Traci Thompson seconded. Unanimous vote. Andrea Roth was appointed to contact Shawn Roth to remove signs at his earliest convenience.
Float for Homecoming Parade: Melanie will contact CaSandra Smith to see how much money to appropriate to the float. (392-0149) Shawn Roth, Melanie Watson, and Traci Thompson will be responsible to find volunteers to help CaSandra build and execute the float for Homecoming, September 26.
Teacher Appreciation: It was discussed what to do for teacher appreciation this year. Andrea Roth motioned that some sort of teacher recognition should go on at the first basketball game. Seconded by Traci Thompson. It was tabled until the next meeting to decide what kind of recognition until the Teacher Appreciation chairman could bring ideas back to the board.
Media: Melanie Watson asked to make changes to the email account. She will be responsible to contact the superintendent to see about getting an usd239.org email. Melanie Watson motioned to appropriate $25.00 for a reward for the student producing the funniest vine video using the lion sign in the front of the school. Seconded by Traci Thompson, unanimous vote.
Senior Plaques: It was brought to the board’s attention that no plaques were distributed to seniors graduating in 2014. Discussion centered on whether this was a service and expense that student still wanted. It was reported that no senior had inquired about the missing plaques. The possibility of Lionbackers purchasing senior year books instead of plaques in 2015 for all seniors was discussed. Since there were no forms sent out in 2014, there is no information to put on plaques at this late date. Melanie Watson motion to cancel 2014 plaques, Andrea seconded, two yahs, one nah. Andrea Roth voted to table the plaques until next meeting and Melanie Watson seconded, vote was unanimous to table any decision on senior plaques until the next meeting.
Meeting was adjourned.
The next meeting will be Sunday October 5th @ 7:00p.m.