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SCHOOL and SPORTS Official Publication for the Norwalk Community School District Norwalk Warriors Page Eight N/Warren Town and County News Thursday, March 12, 2015 Norwalk Athletic Booster Club Minutes January 28, 2015 Matt Leek called the meeting to order at 7:07 p.m. There were seven people present at the meet- ing. Secretary's Report Minutes from the De- cember meeting were pre- sented and reviewed. No changes proposed to the December minutes. Mo- tion to accept the minutes was made by Troy Downs and seconded by Darin Hirl. Motion carried. Treasurer's Report Troy Downs presented current financials. He re- ported we are at roughly $6,300 in profit for the bas- ketball tournament, but that is assuming e custo- dian fees are the same as they were last year. Will have firmer numbers after receive the custodian in- voice. This rough total is lower than last year, but we had more teams last year which explains the difference in revenue. Troy reported that we are sitting with $78,000 in our checking account right now. Troy is going to move $40,000 to our money mar- ket account. The board discussed the speaker system for the middle school. A1 is re- questing $6,000-$8,000 from the boosters and the rest will be covered by the school. The money will be taken from the activity pass account ($2,000) and from the boosters' miscel- laneous account ($5,000). Darren Schreck reported that he will be using the speaker system for basket- ball games, wrestling and pep assemblies. Motion to accept the fi- nancials was made by A1 Lammers and seconded by Sara Neil. Motion carried. Concession Report Mary Knickerbocker re- ported that everything is running smoothly in the concession stand, with parents showing up to work their shifts. Mary reported the youth wrestling is having a tournament on February 13 at the middle school and wanting to use the concession stand. Mary will provide them with everything and Darren Schreck will take care of getting people to run the stand. Coaches Wish List Weight lifting - Coach Patterson requested $6,646.90 for weights. Mo- tion to accept this expen- diture was made by Stacy Rosonke, seconded by Sara Neil. Motion carried. Boys Basketball- Coach Larson requested $1,260.47 for a video camera and tri- pod, practice jerseys and a marker board. Motion to accept this expenditure was made by Darin Hirl, seconded by Mary Knick- erbocker. Motion carried. Cheerleading - Coach George requested $25 for "a coach's sweatshirt. Mo- tion to accept this expen- diture was made by Andy Kreider, seconded by AI Lammers. Motion carried. Membership Report Nothing to report at this time. Jennifer Kreider will be taking over the mem- bership position on the board. The board will of- ficially vote her in at the next meeting when she is present. Athletic Directors Report A1 Lammers reported that things are running smoothly for the winter sports. Boys" district pair- ings are out, which in- cludes Norwalk, Knox- ville, Carlisle and Winter- set. The girls' basketball team is experiencing a lot of injuries recent135 but is holding their own. There are also kids competing in swimming who are doing very well. Congratulations to the wrestling team who qual- ified for the dual tourna- ment on February 11 due to our rankings. A1 reported that Nor- walk will be hosting the District Track (State quali- fying meet) on May 14. This is a great opportuni- ty for the school and for the boosters who will ben- efit from the concession stand revenue. Indianola School Board unanimously voted to join the Little Hawkeye Con- ference in 2016. A1 indicat- ed this is a good thing for all schools involved with Indianola being a good addition to the conference. A1 made a request to the boosters to help fund a new indoor baseball cage. A1 reported the current cage is in disrepair and a safety hazard since kids have access to it during events at the high school gym. A1 indicated the new cage would be approxi- mately $6,000 - $8,000 and would replace the current cage and would be able motorized and able to raise and lower electrical: ly. A1 is going to get a quote and report back to the boosters. Darren Schreck report- ed the middle school win- ter sports are wrapping up. The 7th and 8th grade boys and girls teams looked good and they were competitive. Darren reported that he is going to make a change in the mid- dle school girls basketball for next year so they don't have to compete with the tougher CIML schools. Darren further reported the wrestling teams were very competitive. Public Relations Nancy LaVelle was ab- sent from tonight's meet- ing. There is nothing to report at this time. Old Business Matt Leek questioned if selling Warrior Wear was possible during the confer- ences at Oviatt and Lake- wood. A1 is going to con- tact the schools about this and then Matt will send an email to the board about it to get things set up. New Business Sara Neil reported that she is working on getting a website set up that will sell the Warrior Wear. The lady who is providing us with the apparel will be setting up the site, free of charge. This will enable people to buy a number of items and they will be able to purchase with credit card. We will in turn be reimbursed for these pur- chases that are done on- line. Matt thought this would be a good alterna- tive to having the product on hand. The board agreed that the sales of apparel weren't as good as antici- pated, but we need to give it some time before the benefits are realized. Open Discussion No open discussion items at this time. Adjournment Motion was made by A1 Lammers to adjourn the meeting, seconded by Troy Downs. Motion carried. Meeting was adjourned at 7:55 p.m. The next NABC meet- ing will be held Wednes- da3 Feb. 25, at 7 p.m. at the Norwalk High School Li- brary. Respectfully Submitted, Stacy Rosonke Secretary Deadline for ads, legals and stories is Noon Friday! Des Moines Golf and Country Club NOW HIRING Full Time, Part Time & Seasonal Servers/Bussers Bartenders Locker Room Attendants Bar Cart Drivers Pool Snack Bar Housekeeping Outside Golf Services Starters/Rangers Minimum age 16 all positions. Flexible work schedules, excellent benefits, uniforms, scholarship assistance and employee golf. Comejoin the best team in the city. Employment Open House Tuesday, March 17 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Saturday, March 21 from 2:00 to 4i00 p.m. 1600 Jordan Creek Pkwy West Des Moines, Iowa 50266 515-440-7500 No Appointment Necessary Equal Opportunity Employer Background checks may be required NHS Activities Director By A1 Lammers Boys Basketball The Warriors are one win away from qualifying for this year's state basketball tournament as they rolled into the game with a 73-32 win over Knoxville in their first district tournament game and then defeated a pesky Carlisle Wildcat squad 61-48 in the district final game at Dowling. The Warriors will now face the Pella Dutch at SE Polk in a sub-state game in which the Warriors will look to avenge two earlier conference losses to the Dutch. Four Warriors scored in double figures with Baylee Steele leading the scoring with 21 points and 10 rebounds in their opening round win over Knoxville. Freshman Luke Vaske dropped in 15, while junior Michael Geistler had 11 and senior Carter Albrecht 10. Norwalk jumped out to a 23-5 first quarter advantage and never looked back, setting up a district final matchup with the Carlisle Wildcats. The Warriors went into the half with a 35-19 lead and although the Wild- cats would cut the lead to single digits in the second hall Norwalk advanced to the sub-state game with a win over Carlisle. Steele once again had a double-double as he dropped in 17 points and snared 14 rebounds, while Albrecht contributed 15 points including three 3s. Norwalk is now 17-6 overall and will look to qualify for their first state tournament appearance since 2011. LIBRARY ACTIVITIES Saturday, March 14 Baby Explorers Storytime, 10-10:45 a.m. Saturdays in March, caregivers and babies up to 18 months are invited to join us for a few rhymes and songs followed by an open time to play and explore! Each week will feature a variety of toys, sensory activities, instruments and books. Tuesday, March I7 Preschool Storytime, 10:30 a.m. For ages 3 to 5 years, join us for picture books, songs and flannel boards. This storytime is also a good fit for daycare groups and par- ents attending with several children and lasts 25-30 minutes. Novel Year Book Club, 6--8 p.m. Adults are invited to join the Novel Year Book Club, meeting every other month for two-three consecutive Tuesdays. Sessions include a book discussion, a movie and sometimes a special presentation. Tonight, for our activity related to this month's book, The Secret Life of Bees, join our guest, beekeeper Dan Dixon, to discuss beekeeping! Registra- tion required. Wednesday, March 18 Take a Break 10:30-11:15 a.m. Adults with young children are invited to join us for some open-ended play each week. Materials such as art supplies, sensory bins, play dough and more are provided while the adults have a chance to sit down and take a break! Early Out Wednesdays: Science, 2:30-3:15 p.m. Third Wednesdays through April, for kindergarten through 5th grade. Explore STEM (science, technology, engineer- ing and math) the fun way with experiments, challenges and stations ona different concept each month. No reg- istration required. Thursday, March 19 Toddler Storytime, 10:30 a.m. For ages 18 months to 3 years, expect rhymes, finger plays, short books, songs and movement activities for toddlers at this interactive, energetic storytime! Lasts 20-25 minutes.