NGFFL Minutes: 12 June 2012
Thurman Williams (DC), Patrick McIntyre (DC), Shane Kinkennon (DEN), LanceBurage (ATL), Sam Lehman (NYC), Phil Clawson (BOS), Chris Cormier (DC), Jared Garduno (PHX)
Shawn Albritton (CHI)
7.34: Meeting Commences (Shane)
Shane read mission and vision
7.40: Treasurer's Report (Sam)
Everyone has paid other than Seattle and Dallas
Couple of expenditures: fee to the bank, and Hall of Fame trophies
Sam would like to put a budget together for 2013; asked board members to anticipateexpenses moving forward
Shane: New bylaws require us to have an operating budget in place every year by a
specific date. We didn’t do it this year because we still don’t have a sense of what we
should be spending money on. We need to do it next
Sam: Typically, leagues like ours take care of things inside the lines at the tournament;host cities take care of things outside the lines
Jared: It would be good to have an emergency reserve fund; current balance could gotowards that
Shane: Let’s start thinking about how we want to organize and designate our resources
7.44: Gay Bowl XII Update (Thurman)
Early registration deadline is 30 June | $600 flat fee | After 30 June, $600 for 15 + $40 perperson above 15
Team deadline: 15 August
Individual deadline: 30 August
Jared: What’s the fee for guests?
Thurman: $25 per guest
Jared: Team fee in DC was $400. Now it’s $600. Should the Board weigh in on someparameters here? It’s getting pretty pricey.
Shane: Maybe we should revise our RFP on this issue.
Thurman: Parameters make sense, but there’s a tension with convincing cities to actuallyhost. We should be thankful that they’re actually taking on the task
Jared: Moving forward, perhaps host city should have a conversation with the Board toweigh the pros and cons
7.51: Second Teams (Thurman)
We’re up to 20 cities who have paid dues
Now we’re looking at any potential new cities; there don’t appear to be any at the moment
At current count, Boston and LA make the cut for second teams (plus DEN, DC, SD, PHX,NYC, and CHI)
Chris: There is movement in Dallas about a Gay Bowl team formed around their new localleague. Lubbock has not been responsive of late
a disappointment but understandable
Shane: Can we possible extend this?
Thurman: We already have, and we need to be fair about the cities that are waiting
PMc: Could we award BOS and LA, and potential expand to 30 if Dallas can do it (andopen up another slot for a current city)?
Lance: Thinks we should award now. It would not require additional officials for a 30-team field, nor would it take additional fields
Phil: We really should work to support Dallas given MillerCoors investment; Chris agrees;Shane wants to leverage this to help start a league there