WAKE FOREST HIGH SCHOOL BOOSTER CLUB MEETING MINUTES: Monday, SEPTEMBER 16, 2019
WELCOME – Marc Wachter called the meeting to order at 7 PM. Marc began the meeting with welcoming everyone back to the new school year, and that we are ready to make the 2019 – 2020 a great year for the athletics department.
ATTENDEES: About 18 people attended the meeting and the information is in the notebook with the minutes.
APPROVAL OF MINUTES: minutes were shared with the public using Mailchimp and approved.
Secretary, Renae Hill: minutes from June meeting were shared using Mailchimp.
Treasurer, Bryan Wooten: Bryan gave an update on account balances.
Checking account balance is $70,640.47
Team account balance is $50,045.29.
The ABC account is $20,595.18.
Bryan reported 2017- ’19 Weigh Room Donation is $37,500.00.
Athletic Director, Mike Joyner: Coach Joyner noted that Senior Nights are coming up. If seniors are not here on picture day, there is not a makeup day. Remind will no longer be used due to the fee they are charging for those who have a large number of recipients. Coach is looking into another App called “Sports You” to see if this can be used.
Wallace-Rose Hill, a high school near Duplin, was devasted by hurricane Florence. They are a 2A Power House and have difficulties finding formidable opponents in their bracket. Wake Forest had a date to be filled so both teams will play on Friday, September 20 at Wake Forest. Wake Forest joined Wallace-Rose Hill’s booster club and paid for a sponsorship with a sign that cost $95. Wake Forest Booster Club is giving them a check paying for their transportation to the game, provide a meal to the team, and Kristen VanViegan and Aimee Fowler are providing a to-go bag with food after the game. Wallace-Rose Hill won 4 out of 11 championship games. Their stadium was sustained damaged during the hurricane.
The football weight room is being remodeled and has not been upgraded since the mid ‘90’s. The cost of the remodel is $37,500 and Gladwell Orthodontics is giving a donation to help. Waiting on modification for the floor. The weight room will be open to everyone and will incorporate the school colors. The remodel has been going on for 18 months.
Vice President, Jennie Elias: Jennie informed everyone about Sign-Up-Genius and continuing to send out to everyone and coaches. All Fall sports are on one master list. Trying to have all parents from different sports volunteer when their child isn’t playing.
Jennie informed everyone about the 26th Annual Food Masters Invitational Golf Tournament. Matt Moore, a parent at WFHS and an employee at Food Masters, said proceeds that are made will be donated to the WFHS Boosters Club. The golf tournament is at Reedy Creek Golf Course, Four Oaks on Friday, October 18th. 11:30 AM Shotgun. Jennie encouraged everyone to tell get the word out on the golf tournament.
Apparel, Stephanie Walker: Stephanie is the new apparel member and has been working on new t-shirt and hoodie designs.
Banquet/Senior Nights: Kristen VanViegan: Kristen worked on the Senior Night’s buttons. She recommended a Hall of Fame committee so that the event can start being planned. This will be the 4th Wake Forest High School Hall of Fame Banquet. Coach Joyner mentioned the Induction Committee was narrowing down the candidates. Anyone wanting to be on the HOF Banquet please contact Kristen. Kristen informed the group a WFHS Senior, Maya Hare, is hosting a table at the HOF. She is the CEO and found of Cookie Dough Co. in Wake Forest. Maya will be selling her cookie dough at home games.
Concessions, Amy Fowler: Amy Fowler gave a report on indoor concessions and indicated that she has started a ledger and has been encouraged by the participation of all parents across all sports.
Corporate Sponsorships: Let’s welcome our newest sponsors:
Allan’s Tree Service, owner and WFR alumni Kim Allen
Thompson Buick, Charles Chamblee, a sales associate is also a WFR alumni
Fundraising: Spirit nights are coming up and will be advertised once they are coordinated with other clubs.
PTSA Liaison, Larissa Moore: Larissa was not able to be here. She emailed the Booster Club Board with her information. Marc read her email to the group. The email is in the notebook with the minutes.
Season Passes/Membership, LuAnn Wooten: Adult and student passes have been selling. LuAnn told us how Lowes food provides a meal for $4.99 for the football team. Lowes will deliver to the school the day of a football game. The manager, Rickey Edwards, wants to be a big community contributor. LuAnn has been working with LuAnn Wilkinson, Community Table Manager, at Lowes. LuAnn is informing all the football parents to please volunteer and sign up on Sign Up Genius.
Volunteers, Jennie Elias: Jennie informed everyone about Sign-Up-Genius and continuing to send out to everyone and coaches. All Fall sports are on one master list. Trying to have parents from different sports volunteer when their child isn’t playing. Aimee Fowler said with all sports on the SUG, how someone has been there all the time. All teams being on the SUG has made a big difference. Marc stated how a seasoned parent should be paired with a new parent. Also, talking about ways to get more parents to sign up.
- ByLaw Approval on changing the name for the Wake Forest High School Booster Club.
- Jamboree Summary – The Jamboree was a great success and Wake Forest High School was asked to host the Jamboree again next year.
- Cougar Camp was a success. The Booster Club spoke to all those in attendance, had a table set up selling apparel and student/adult passes.
No new business.
Meeting adjourned at 8:06 PM. The next meeting will be Monday, October 14th at 7:00 PM in the Media Center.
Be sure to check out the new website @ https://www.wfhscougars.com/