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November 2, 2021 @Batavia High School A101



Booster Board Members:

President- Rob Knanishu

VP-Pete Corken

Secretary-Christine Fleury

Treasurer-Brian LeFevre

Voting members-Amy Nelson, Julie Surina, Mandi Moss, Josh Bulak, Dave Andrews, Noel Granberg, Jessica Bainter, Janet Knecht


Present @ Meeting:

Rob Knanishu, Pete Corken, Christine Fleury, Brian LeFevre, Julie Surina, Dave Andrews, Janet Knecht, Pamela Shubert, Norma Fortino, Gabrielle Fender, Mandi Moss, Noel Granberg, Colleen Puttin, Chris Winkle, Lynn Barus, Tony Schmitz


Meeting Called to order at 7:04pm


Approval of Minutes from October 5, 2021 Meeting.  Brian LeFevre 1st, Mandi Moss 2nd, Approved.


TREASURER/Brian LeFevre:

-Revenue: $129,201 YTD-October concessions $11.9K, YTD $30.1K, October Sponsorships $13.9K, YTD $33.1K

                  *Playoff football game and final volleyball concessions are not included in concessions numbers for October.

                  *Hosting Tri-City Soccer Night's positive impact on Boosters/Concessions.

                  *Received membership check from PowerSchool.

-Expenses: $56,091 YTD-October concessions $7.3K, YTD $22K, Octoberfest $5.3K (Profit=$2.8K)

                  *Costco expenses are included in Miscellaneous line item

-Last Turf payment of $30K will be paid in March/April 2022.

-Cash in Bank as of 10/31/21 - $154,315

-Budget modification for Wish List items to include $20K for Hudl, total wish list also includes 13 team trips x $600/each. Total Wish list = $27,800

-Question on what expenses are "State Championship Donation", per Dave Andrews if a Team wins a State Championship the boosters makes a donation/per athlete towards the expense of ring, necklace whatever Team captain's design to commemorate accomplishment.

-Motion to approve October 2021 Financials as presented.  Christine Fleury 1st, Pete Corken 2nd, Approved.

                  -Copy of financial reports filed with meeting minutes.



High School/Dave Andrews:

              -Increase attendance & energy at Batavia Events!

                  -Fall sports wrapping up.  4 Conference Champs-Tennis, Girls CC, Football, Girls Swimming.  Girls team CC & One individual boys CC Athlete competing at State in Peoria on Saturday.

                  -Thank you to Rob & Boosters for honoring Veterans at Football game. Received positive feedback.

                  -Winter Sports Cheer, Dance, Girls Bball have started.  Boys Bball & Wrestling start next week.

                  -Waiting on IHSA updates for indoor sports regarding Covid. 

                  -Tee Off for Turf

                                    *January 16, 2022

                                    *Beginning planning and meeting with Top golf staff.  Top Golf limiting number of golfers to 200 all on one level.

                                    *Golf rate & Spectator rate options.

                                    *Live leaderboard sponsor option at each golf bay.  Determining price point for sponsorship.


Middle School/Josh Bulak (Absent): Reported by Rob Knanishu

                  -The Rotolo Girls XC team took 4th place in the IESA State meet. Two of the girls finished in the top 25 and both are 7th-grade students, Claire Deppe (13th) and Harlee Duraski (21st). At RMS we have already transitioned to our winter season with Boys Basketball, Cheerleading, and Wrestling all just getting started. All of the sports are starting conference contests this week. I am very excited to let everyone know about our Boys Basketball program. With our new Conference/Academy model, we have a total of 90 boys playing basketball. This means that 10 students that in the past would have been cut from RMS basketball are playing for the school. 



Corn Boil/Mandi Moss & Carrie N:

                  -Date set: August 19, 2022


Sponsorship/Noel Granberg:

                  -No new sponsors.

                  -Working on Video Board sponsors.

                  -Missing one of the First Student Banners in gym.  Dave Andrews to look into.

                  -Fall sports program sent out. Difficult process to share and post on website.

                  -Winter Team pictures scheduled for mid-November/Early December.


Membership/Janet Knecht, Lynn Barus, Marsha Brown:

                  -YTD = 258 memberships (Basic = 38, Premium = 33, Gold = 58, Crimson = 129)

                  -No new memberships.

                  -Blast out to winter sport Liaisons.


Website/Ralph Henning:

                  -Fall 2021 Sports program posted and linked on Home page of Booster website.

                  -Mandi Moss has reached out to a possible replacement.  They will need to talk to Ralph.


Head Liaison/Amy Nelson (Absent): Reported by Christine Fleury

                  -Reminder to all Fall Liaisons to collect and turn in dinner/dance money.

                  Parent Liaisons:   

                                    Dance-The school board accepted our proposal to attend nationals in feb.  Both JV and Varsity will be dancing in Florida! Our home competition is Saturday, Dec. 4th.

                                    Cheer-Added 5 more athletes for winter season.

                                    Girls Tennis-Team ended up in the top 20 in state, our number one doubles team ended top 16, we won conference at all levels and sectionals as well. Brad Nelson was named dukane girls tennis coach of the year (3rd year in a row!) Leah Puttin set a new school record with 132 wins!

                                    Girls Swimming-back to back conference champs at JV and varsity levels!  Sectionals is Saturday 11/6 at St Charles North and for any qualifiers at sectionals, the state meet will be 11/12 and 11/13 at FMC in Westmont. 

                                    Boys Tennis-Liaison encouraged teams to do things in the off season.  They recently volunteered at a Football game together.

                                    Volleyball-Two athletes named All Conference

                                    Softball-Recent Bat demo day at Dog Pound. Dog Pound is offering 6-week Indoor training sessions during the off season.


Concessions/Tara Schwab, Beth Deppe (Absent): Reported by Rob Knanishu

                  -Stock okay at this time, waiting on if Batavia will host another playoff football game.

                  -Need to prepare for upcoming Boys bball tournament and first girls bball game in two weeks.


2022 Spring Event/Jessica Bainter, Julie Surina:

                  -Date set: April 22, 2022 @Location TBD

                  -Received Boys soccer dinner/dance money.

                  -Accepting any donations of baskets to use for dinner/dance basket preparation.



                  -No activity, event occurs in Spring 2022



President/ Rob Knanishu:

                  -Current Executive Board is expiring at year end, need replacements.


Vice President/Pete Corken:

                  -nothing to report.


Secretary/Christine Fleury:

                  -nothing to report



              -A BHS Alumni has requested large flag be replaced in Main gym. Dave Andrews is aware of request to complete.

                  -Melissa Casey's request to use Bulldog registered logo update: Suggest vendors purchase a sponsorship to use logo.  Executive Board to discuss further.


The meeting was adjourned at 8:03pm. Pete Corken 1st, Mandi Moss  2nd.


Future Meeting Schedule: @7pm (location TBD) 12/7, 1/11, 2/1, 3/1, 4/5, 5/3, 6/7