YAA Board Of Directors Meeting
Wednesday, October 11, 2017
Attendees: Ryan Cote ’92, Tony Fortin ’77, Sean Gallican ’94, Jennifer Woodman Lainey ’83, Adam Nyhan ’94, Claudette Powers Simms ’77, Joseph Siviski ’00, Aric Walton ’00
Ex Officio: Eric Klein, Tim Wheaton, Ben Soule
Absentees: Bonnie Faulkner ’77, Mark Gould ’83, Christie Smith Harriman ’74, Kristin Dennison Miles ’93, Jason Sulham ‘95
I. Call to Order: President Ryan Cote called the meeting to order at 6:40 pm.
II. Approval of Minutes: J. Siviski pointed out that the Board had failed to elect a Treasurer at the Annual Meeting in May, and that, technically, Ryan Cote was Treasurer, but the Bylaws prevent any BOD member from serving two offices. A. Walton solved the problem by volunteering to be Treasurer, and was unanimously elected. After this action, the minutes were approved.
III. Treasurer’s Report: The YAA’s checking account balance stands at $9,095.00, with no bills outstanding. The report was accepted.
IV. Principal’s report: YHS Principal Eric Klein reported on a variety of school matters, including: new teachers and courses at YHS, and the proposed expansion of the Yarmouth schools to meet the increasing enrollments, which are expected to reach 2,000 by 2020, with YHS at 600 students. Details of the School Board’s proposal can be found on the Yarmouth Schools website <yarmouthschools.org>.
V. Reports on Summer Events:
Golf Scramble: Ben Soule reported that 138 golfers played in the scramble at the Toddy Brook Golf Course, netting $6,029.00 for the YAA. Some discussion followed about the fees, ways to improve the event, etc.
Garden Job: Miranda Clarke ’18 has completed her work at the Garden for this year, and received high praise from Garden Coordinator Amy Haskell. The job, funded by the YAA, pays $500.00 for 50 hours of work over the summer.
Clam Festival: The new tent proved very satisfactory, and about 140 alumni/ae signed the guest book. The BOD had a long discussion about assuming the organization and responsibility for the Super Reunion, organized each year by Nancy Richards-Stower ’69. The Board decided that it had enough to do at Clam Festival, with the scramble and managing the tent, so voted not to get involved.
The membership and roles of the standing committees was reviewed. The BOD voted to set a budget for these committees: Communications – $500.00; Events – $1,000.00; Grants/Fundraising – $500.00.
VII. New Business
Dates were set for future meetings: Winter Meeting, Jan 17, 2018; Spring Meeting, March 14th, 2018; Annual Meeting, May 23rd, 2018.
Ben Soule, Alumni Coordinator