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NGFFL Minutes April 2012

NGFFL Minutes April 2012

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NGFFL Minutes: 10 April 2012

7.30-9:00pm Eastern Attendees Board: Shane Kinkennon (DEN), Thurman Williams (DC), Phil Clawson (BOS), Sam Lehman (NYC), Patrick McIntyre (DC), Chris Cormier (DC), Lance Burage (ATL) Guests: Seth Greenleaf (NYC), Shawn Rea (PHX), Wayne Knaub (PHL), Joe Cooper (DEN), Mark Barr (SLC->NYC) 7.30pm: Welcome / Vision / Agenda Review (Shane)  Welcomes Shawn Albritton, and Lance back to the Board.  Welcomes Seth, Shawn Rea, and Wayne were invited to detail the recommendations of the Task Force. 7.39pm: Update from Gay Bowl Denver Host Committee (Joe Cooper)  Fields are secured.  Host hotel contract is signed – Embassy Suites – $149 per night. Must fill 150 rooms. Free hot, cooked-to-order breakfasts and free cocktails, beer, and appetizers from 5-7pm. Hollah! In the heart of downtown Denver. And we have the entire hotel.  Registration will go live May 1. $600 for up to 18 players; $40 for each additional player th through June 30 . After June 30, $600 for up to 15; $40 for each additional player. Captains will receive a link to send to players for individual player registration.  There will be registration for non-players, significant others, etc. Fee is not yet set, but will account for t-shirts, parties, etc.  Closing party will be a buffet-style dinner.  Event schedule is determined, but agreements will soon be signed.  Houston has been very helpful.  Sponsorship package is online. 7.52pm: Second-Team Priorities (Thurman)  DEN, NYC, HOU, SAN, DC, CHI, ATL, PHX, SLC, BOS, in that order  City leaders to be informed of the process and timeline, as well as the priority list given league guidelines  Mention will be made in the 2MD 7.53pm: Gay Bowl Task Force Report (Thurman)  Seven folks have been very influential in the recommendations, and they have been an inordinate amount of work and conversation into this – Sean Greenleaf (NYC), Wayne Knaub (PHL), Ty Law (CHI), Chris Whitlow (ATL), Lance Burage (ATL), Shawn Rea (PHX), and Mark Barr (SLC >> NYC)  Members of the Task Force provided in great detail their findings, case for change, and recommendations  Care was taken to balance the appropriate competition for all teams with the opportunity for all teams to win Gay Bowl  The board strongly agrees with the rationale of the framework and will take time to consider the recommendations and their implications  Process moving forward: o Board will likely say YES to the foundational concepts of the proposal, but needs a “cleaned-up,” final proposal before a final vote o Lance will draw up a seeding recommendation based on Houston’s post-pool play results and prior tournament seedings. The board will debate and include the seeding proposal in the final recommendation to be approved o The entirety of the proposal, including the accompanying powerpoint deck, will be shared with city leaders and participants upon Board approval 9.35pm: Adjourn

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