United States Youth Cricket Association Annual General Meeting: Minutes May 5
2012Venue: Merion Cricket Club Board Room
USYCA President Jamie Harrison started the meeting at 7pm.
Jamie Harrison (President) Edward Fox (Executive Vice-President), Michael Thomas(Treasurer), David Sentance (Secretary), Rakesh Kellem, Yogath Patel, Lloyd Jodah, SimonPercival, Vasu Ram and Jatin Patel.
President’s Opening remarks
.In his opening remarks Jamie thanked Paul Hensley President of the CC Morris Library for itscommitment to donate $500 annually to USYCA, in addition to its initial $5000 grant to USYCAto pay for its Incorporation as a 501c.3 Non-Profit.Minutes from the previous teleconference board meeting held earlier in the year wereunanimously approved by those present.
Michael Thomas noted that $63,000 had been raised in the first year of USYCA operations.Jamie Harrison noted this was proof of the USYCA concept.Michael Thomas noted that $33,721 were cash donations ($22,000 from Appleseed Foundationin Rhode Island) and $24,853 materials-in-kind.Of these contributions $17,862 were spent on cricket kits for schools and $3000 for the USYCAweb site. The Appleseed grant enabled the purchase of 596 cricket kits for a considerablediscount of $33 per kit. The kit inventory was stored withou
t cost in Ed Fox’s Kansas cricket
pavilion. After purchase of all kits there was $1750 in cash at the bank.
enquired about the $10,000 United States of America Cricket Association (USACA)grant promised for 2011. It was noted that only $3000 had been disbursed with another $7000promised.
Detailed the USACA offer for a relationship with USYCA, which Jamie felt compelled todecline, resulting in the non-payment. On surveying the USYCA board there was general
agreement with Jamie’s
position vis-à-vis USACA.
USYCA’s annual $100 membership to USACA
was agreed to be appropriate in maintiaining a relationship with USACA.
enquired whether the International Cricket Council might help the USYCA directly.