MECTA CAPTAINS' MEETING
Tom Blake - UnumProvident, board member
Cheryl Gilbert/BIW - President
Bill Whelan - L.L. Bean, web site guru
Peter Serunian - Anthem, Board
April Laverriere - Walch Publishing, Secretary
2004 Season Locations: - locations are tight because of availability of tracks - travel is another issue; - we are going to try to get Fitzpatrck Stadium available for our June 26th Regional meet - to be run in the format of Nationals.
Nationals Update: - a contract has been signed with the Best Western Merry Manor in South Portland - 30 rooms at $119/night; - a meeting with the EXPO staff was held after a grounds tour - all went very well; - the post-event party and dance will be held at the EXPO; - our sponsorship/team recruitment team needs a little help and extends their welcome; - $3,000 was received from Texas Instruments recently - Hoorah!!! - local teams are encouraged to get their team fees in; - still looking for a sponsor for the programs (BIW tentative), the post-event party, and the products fair (L.L. Bean tentative).
Fundraising Item: - ads for program; - a team(s) will solicit ads which will go into the program. The team(s) who do/es this will get a percentage of the money they receive for the ad. The rest of it will go towards the Nationals; - UP has made a proposal to take this opportunity on with their fundraising committee; - a motion was made: UP to take this on with the exception that it's left open to other teams and that they keep us informed as to who they contact; - seconded and passed at 4-0-1.
Meet Management Scoring: - Pam Swan to take over scoring, number, and organization.
Weights/Implements: - web site to be updated shortly with correct weights/implements; - Bill to update from MECTA site to USCAA site; - George Mendros to weigh implements accordingly; - USM to borrow implements.See you in February!!!
Submitted by April Laverriere, January 14, 2003.