Meeting Recap

Review of 6/30 Meeting

Please take a moment to review the minutes from the meeting held on 6/30/13. Please bring and questions, comments or concerns to the next meeting on SUNDAY, JULY 28 at 7:30pm.

If you have not sent your contact info, please do so ASAP!!!

6/30/13 Minutes

1. Warm-ups

· Please send in your daughter’s warm-up suit for sizing. New warm-ups will be ordered for those that need them. Price is $120 and will be ordered by the first week in August

2. Fundraising

· Elizabeth considered the idea of a “Buy-In” for those who may not wish to participate in fundraising events. (A dollar amount which could be paid in lieu of fundraising) These events are meant to also be team building events for the girls and so there will be no Buy-In

3. Football Mania

· First official team fundraiser will be football raffle tickets

· Tickets are $20 each with a $14 profit for each ticket

· Each child is required to sell 5 tickets. The money raised for these 5 will used for the team. Anything raised above and beyond the initial 5 can be used for competition team related expenses at the parent’s discretion

· If you have any trouble selling your 5 raffle tickets please see Betti or Elizabeth

· Several parents whose daughters are no longer participating in team have sold some tickets. It was agreed that their earnings would be applied to studio/class costs

· Betti Ketler will be organizing this fundraiser

· Tickets are available from Betti or Nichol

· Any questions please see Betti

4. Raffle Baskets

· This was a last minute fundraiser prepared just before the recital. All monies collected will be used for team and have been saved in a non-interest bearing account

5. Night Out Fundraiser

· Discussion about planning a “night out” event somewhere. For instance, chic-fil-a, Rita’s, etc. This discussion was tabled and will be revisited at our next meeting

6. Pancake Breakfast

· We will be hosting a Pancake Breakfast at Applebee’s in Southampton on Sunday, December 15, 2013 from 8:00 am to 10:30 am

· Tickets will be $8 for adults and $4 for children (ages?). We pay $2.50 per head, anything over that amount will be our profit. We must get minimum of 50 people

· Breakfast will be pancakes, sausage, coffee and juice

· Megan Blatz will be chairing this fundraiser

· Tanya Chang will be providing information about a visit from Santa

· Tickets will be available for purchase in advance or at the door

7. Car Wash

· We will be hosting a car wash at the Pep Boys in Warminster on Saturday, August 3rd from 9-4

· Susan Knorr will be chairing this fundraiser and Susan Cotte will be assisting.

· Sign up for time slots and supplies : Click Here

· If you cannot attend, that is okay, please sign up and drop supplies off at the studio on or before August 2nd

· Signs can be made at home….bright neon poster board with black writing.

· Elizabeth will be working on shirts with the girls

· Bathing suits may be worn UNDER shorts and a shirt

· Studio is available Tuesday nights from 5:30-7:30 is we wish to get together to make some signs

8. Team Bank Account Balances

· Discussion about what we will do with any remaining funds at the end of the season

· This was tabled for a future meeting when we can better gauge how much we will have in the account. By the time competition fees and other expenses are covered this may be a moot point

9. Jump Convention/Competition

· Information can be found here:

· We will be attending in Philadelphia January 31-February 2, 2014

· We will be participating in both the convention and the competition

· Overnight stay is highly recommended. Hotel: Hilton Garden Inn $139/night

· Should/can we create a sign up page for room sharing

· We need to register early to guarantee our spot

· Account should have enough $ to cover these registration fees

10. Other Competition Possibilities

· OnStage New York

· Performing Arts Alliance was discussed. This is held 2 weekends and is a locally run and very inexpensive option. It is held the weekend after Thanksgiving and Memorial Day weekend. After much discussion this idea was tabled

· There will be 2 competitions, possibly 3 for this season (including JUMP)

11. Local Performance Opportunities

· Someone is needed to chair this activity

· Looking to perform at local nursing homes, senior centers, and community events

· Performance numbers will be ready to perform by January 15th

· Target performance date would be the weekend prior to Jump (weekend of 1/24)

12. Tie-Dye T-Shirts

· Elizabeth will work on this with the girls. One night for dyeing and one night to add the decal. An email will be coming out with some dates to choose from.

· Whichever date has the best response will be chosen

· Girls unable to attend will NOT be left out. Shirts will be made for them

13. Team Contact List

· A team contact list is being created

· The list will contain parent’s name(s), dancer’s name(s), email address, and cell phone numbers

· This information should be sent to Karin O’Connor at

14. Dance Mom’s Shirt

· A dance Mom’s shirt has been designed and can be seen found at the bottom of the meeting agenda:

· Minimum of 24 must be purchased. $39 each

· A dance Dad’s shirt was discussed and may be in the works

15. Parent’s Organization Officers

· For this year the positions will be as follows:

v President – Nichol Meager

v Vice President – Lorraine Sutliff

v Treasurer – Betti Ketler

v Secretary- Karin O’Connor

· These positions should rotate yearly in order to maintain the integrity and continuity of the group as girls graduate or participation changes

16. Meetings

· Parent meetings will be held on the 3rd Sunday of every month at 7:30

· 7/28, 9/15, 10/20 and 11/17

· Meeting agenda will be sent prior to each meeting

· Meeting minutes will be sent after each meeting

Team Tie Dye Night

Friday, July 19th 2013 at 6-8:30pm

321 West County Line Road

Hatboro, PA

Team Pizza Party and tie-dye night! Cost will be $10. Cost of Pizza, drinks, shirts, dye for shirts. If you are not able to attend, please send $5 for shirt. The theme of the night will will be ZOMBIES!!! Come dressed in your best Zombie look...we are taking photos!!!!!