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Thursday, October 9, 2014 N/Warren Town and County News Page Eleven Norwalk Athletic Booster Club Minutes August 27, 2014 Matt Leek called the meeting to order at 7:06 p.m. There were 11 people present at the meeting. Secretary's Report Minutes from the July meeting and annual meet- ing were reviewed. Mo- tion to accept the minutes was made by Lori Vaske and seconded by Sara Nell. Motion carried. Treasurer's Report Troy Downs reported that he rolled over all money from last year to each sport. Boys track gave $200 to the general fund from their account. The board discussed competi- tion cheer. There is now an allocation for this, but there is currently no com- petition cheer team. The board decided to not allo- cate any money to them at this time but will leave the balance as it currently stands from last year's con- tributions. Troy reported the rough amount for the event is $7,900, but there are sev- eral outstanding hold sponsorships that we need to receive. Troy thought it would be around $8,000 to $8,200 profit from the event. Troy has opened the Warrior Wear account and. has ordered deposit slips and checks. Motion to accept the financials was made by A1 Lammers and seconded by Tim Daniels. Motion car- ried. Concession Report Ma D" Knickerbocker re- ported that she is switch- ing to Casey's Pizza. They are giving us a larger slice of pizza. We will now sell the pizza for $2.50 due to the larger slice. Casey's is also giving us two glass warmers to use and our old warmer will be used for pretzels. Kathy Fazio contacted Mary wondering if the boosters would donate pop and water for the Homecoming party and allow her to use the old football concession stand for this night. A1 noted she would need to formally request this, so it was tabled until Kathy got in contact with one of the board members. Mary reported she is ready for the first home football game. The board will be there to assist with set up at 3:00. The youth football scrimmage is coming up September 7. It will be an all-day scrimmage. Mary reported she would have donuts and breakfast piz- zas. Coaches Wish List No coaches requests at this time. Membership Report Lori Vaske reported we have 72 members and we are $3,200 above in mem- bership revenue than where we were last year at this time. There are also 13 new members that we have never had before. Matt Leek reported he is going to send an email to youth sports parents for wrestling and football to solicit new membership, volunteerism and tell them about Warrior Wear. Athletic Directors Report A1 Lammers reported that all high school and middle school sports are about to start. Fall Fest went well. There were 8-10 recycle bins with food taken to the food pantry. We will be at DCG for the scrimmage next year. Public Relations Nancy LaVelle was not in attendance. She re- ported through email that she sent out the baseball and softball cards. Old Business Scot Meuler thanked the board for the help with his last golf outing. We were able to get both groups off even with the rain delay. We will need to determine the location for next year's outing. A1 thanked the board for their efforts with the golf outing and said he was glad to see so many people come into the community for the event. New Business Matt made a suggestioJ of a dodge ball tourna- ment for the kids during Homecoming. Kids could put their teams together or we could do it for them based on registrations. The board decided to table this for Homecoming and pos- sibly do it at a later date. Open Discussion No open discussion items at this time. Adjournment Motion was made by A1 Lammers to adjourn the meeting, seconded by Scot Meuler. Motion carried. Meeting was adjourned at 7:52 p.m. The next NABC meet- ing will be held Wednes- da: Sept. 24, 2014 at 7 p.m. at the Norwalk High School Library. Respectfully Submitted, Stacy Rosonke, Secretary Major League Baseball rule 301c says that um- pires must rub down six dozen baseballs to dull their shine before a game can start. Senate News By State Senator Julian B. Garrett Julian.Garrett@legis.iowa.gov. Family Treatment Courts Iowa courts are ct,rrently working on a new program they call Family Tre tment Courts. These are courts that work with families vAth substance abuse problems that are in danger of losing their children. The Court works with community professionals to try to address the family's problems. Parents are subject to drug tests and weekly meetings to help them turn their lives around. According to the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, 463 families were in the Court in 2013 and 80% were able to keep their children. Warren County is one of eleven counties that either have or are forming the Courts. Government Oversight Again We held what may or may not be the last meeting of the Government Oversight Committee on September 30. The Democrats who control the committee were not clear on their future plans. This meeting was for the purpose of voting on some sweeping recommendations proposed by the Democrats. Most of them were not jus- tiffed by the evidence brought out at the many hearings we held. Some of them were unworkable and a couple are ok, but may not accomplish much. The general pat- tern of the hearings that began last spring, was broad allegations by the Democrats that are not substantiated by the actual evidence at the hearings. The motive be- hind the hearings was clearly an attempt to discredit Governor Branstad and they failed. Most of the evidence showed that the agencies investigated are being run more efficiently than they were under Governor Cul- ver, thus saving the taxpayers money. It became clear to me that the Democrats were more concerned about com- plaints from former and some current state employees, many of them three years old, than they were about agencies doing their jobs better and saving money for the taxpayers. One of their main complaints concerned confidentiality agreements that were contained in a number of settlement agreements, entered into with a number of former employees who had filed grievances over their terminations. The truth is that confidentiali agreements had been used throughout state government for years hlcluding during the Vilsack and Culver ad- ministrations. Governor Branstad put a stop to their use with an executive order, but the Democrats gave him no credit for that. I tried to getan amendment to a bill passed in the last session, to put that prohibition into taw and to disclose the reasons that employees are ter- minated, but the Democrats voted it down. 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