Latest Minutes



January 5, 2021 (via Zoom Meeting)


Booster Board Members:

President- Rob Knanishu

VP-Pete Corken

Secretary-Christine Fleury

Treasurer-Brian LeFevre

Voting members-Julie Stuttle, Karen Yunker, Chris Ignoffo, Mandi Moss, Josh Bulak, Dave Andrews, Noel Granberg, Jessica Bainter, Janet Knecht


Present @ Meeting:

Rob Knanishu, Pete Corken, Christine Fleury, Jessica Bainter, Chris Ignoffo, Noel Granberg, Mandi Moss, Dave Andrews, Josh Bulak, Julie Stuttle, Amy Fehrenbacher, Pamela Shubert, Karen Yunker, Janet Knecht, Katie Townsend, Ralph Henning, Brian LeFevre, Colleen Puttin, Tony Schmitz, Denise Leatherman, Stace Young,Tracy Cheaney


Meeting Called to order at 7:06pm


Approval of Minutes from December 1, 2020 Meeting.  Karen Yunker 1st, Chris Ignoffo 2nd, Approved.


TREASURER/Brian LeFevre:

            -Adjusted 2020/2021 Budget for Covid impact: eliminated concessions, Dinner Dance, TOFT and post prom donation, lowered membership revenue.

            -Issued $375 Dinner Dance ticket refunds

            -$26K remaining to spend on approved wish list items. Includes approximately $5K for travel expenses that will not happen. Dave Andrews to get with each Coach to see if wish list items are critical or can defer approved wish list items. 

            -IRS filings have been completed.

-Cash in Bank as of 12/31/20 - $127,852

-December 2020 Financials presented. NEED TO APPROVE AT FEBRUARY MEETING.

            -Copy of financial report filed with meeting minutes.



High School/Dave Andrews:

            -No change in State guidance.

            -Conference AD's meeting weekly.

            -20 sports still outstanding to compete.  Currently able to do small groups and open gyms.


Middle School/Josh Bulak:

            -No activity, waiting on IDPH guidance.



            -Rob challenged group to come up with smaller events ideas for when State restrictions may be lifted.



Advertising & Marketing/Chris Ignoffo, Elizabeth Poll:

            -Team pictures will be done at BHS, dates keep moving based on Covid restrictions and plan have when possible.

            -Email blasts completed with sponsors for fall sports and included RMS volleyball.  Still looking for RMS cross country pictures, Josh to follow up.


Membership/Janet Knecht, Tracy Cheaney, Lynn Barus:

            -No new memberships.


Website/Ralph Henning:

            -Christine has been taught on how to update website.

            -Julie and Ralph worked to update scholarship info on website.

            -Ralph is creating tutorials for specific website updating and storing all in the Cloud.


Liaisons/Karen Yunker:

            -No activity

            -Liaisons in place for all sports.


Concessions/Noel Granberg:

-Nothing to report.


Dinner Dance/Jessica Bainter:

            -Wrapped up 2020 ticket sales for last year and carried over to 2021 event, most donated funds to Boosters.

            -Pipers location is up for sale, will need to look for new location for future event.


Scholarship/Julie Stuttle:

            -Updated on website.

            -Liaisons should let teams know application is now available.

            -Deadline 4/23/2021

            -Received "Thank you" note from Addy Novak 2020 scholarship winner.


Corn Boil/Mandi Moss:

            -nothing to report



President/ Rob Knanishu:

            -Request ideas for spotlighting or showcasing individual and team efforts. Can include Batavia sports participation and/or club/outside training. Suggestions included encouraging the use of a hashtag # (to be determined) to get it trending also have coaches do more twitter posting of pics from open gyms.  Use a bulldog booster email set up to collect pictures. Use coaches, students and parent content. Highlight throughout months and compile a year end video from shared pictures.

            -Setup meeting next week to finalize initiative.


Vice President/Pete Corken:

                        -Nothing to report


Secretary/Christine Fleury:

                        - Nothing to report



            -Bulldog memorial is currently being painted. Committee discussed the difficulty to go back historically to determine name plates to be added to memorial.  Suggest contacting Boosters, if people think they know someone who should be recognized.



            -Nothing to report.


The meeting was adjourned at 7:50pm. Christine Fleury 1st, Pete Corken 2nd.


Future Meeting Schedule: @7pm (remote or location TBD) Feb 2/Mar 2/Apr 6/Jun 1