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Josh Jones  › Alaska Disc Golf Association   December 19, 2013 at 12:04pm

I was under the impression that the ADGA was the group focused on the state as a whole, but apparently in the bylaws of the ADGA this is not the case. I agree with others who see the need for the overarching association, and feel like Anchorage should have an Anchorage oriented club like Moose Pretzel in Homer, FDGA in FBX, etc. With this in mind, I can think of this taking place in two ways. 1) ADGA bylaws are changed to focus on Alaska in general and Anchorage starts a new club or association. 2) Anchorage keeps the ADGA as it is, and all of the clubs (ADGA, MPDG, FDGA, etc) form the new union. Either way is doable, and both will take some work.

(Below I use clubs to refer to the local clubs/associations, and association to refer to the larger state-wide organization)

Concerning the 'umbrella' association, I think it would be great if this association had representation from each of the clubs involved, this association carried the non-profit status so that all clubs could benefit from it, the association would carry the insurance under which all local clubs would use, the association would take bids from the clubs to host state-wide events (AK championships, State Doubles, etc), the association would work out any scheduling issues, and the association funds would serve as a pool for the local clubs to borrow from for running tournaments/events. Funds could come in the form of sponsorships, donations, profits from state-wide events, fundraisers, and memberships. One idea I had about membership fees is to split with the local club. For instance, the initial entry fee is $25-$30 ($25 with a disc from the ADGA, $30 with a disc from the ADGA and the local club), with the $20 split between the ADGA and local club, $10 each. Then renewals, which are $20, are split between the ADGA and local club as well. Officers for the 'umbrella' association could be elected from the state membership pool at large, completely separated from elections of the local club. With some sort of organization like this, all of the local clubs would benefit from contributing to and collaborating with the ADGA, and the ADGA would truly be a state-focused disc golf association. These are just some thoughts thrown into the mix. I am more than happy to work with folks to see something like this go through.

Jeremy Boyd   December 19, 2013 at 12:27pm

Thanks for weighing in Josh, I was going to make a post today to say the same. I'm under the impression that most folks in Anchorage would prefer to see a new association created to address statewide matters, whik

Thad Murgatroyd   December 19, 2013 at 12:51pm

Well said Josh

josh stewart   December 19, 2013 at 1:53pm

Sounds great. That sounds like the direction we new to go

josh stewart   December 19, 2013 at 1:53pm

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Jeremy Boyd   December 19, 2013 at 3:19pm

Sorry, didn't finish that post and it somehow was entered...

kurtis schoenberg   December 19, 2013 at 3:19pm

Thanks for the input josh, I agree with your 1st proposal. Talk with you later tonight

Jeremy Boyd   December 19, 2013 at 3:30pm

I agree that there are two courses of action that we can take at this point. As the current bylaws state that the ADGA was founded to promote dg in Anchorage, we could continue operating as such and create a new statewide association. The impression I got when talking to folks last night at league ... more

Tre Jones   December 19, 2013 at 5:17pm

i kind of feel like the ADGA bylaws are out of date and havent been being ran that way for some time. plus i dont see why the ADGA cant be the governing body for all of the other chapters and still be the club representing Anchorage. seems like we would only need an updated version of the bylaws and thats all.

Tre Jones   December 19, 2013 at 5:18pm

i would add more into what im saying but it has all been said, sounds like we all need to just come up with a few solid options and take a vote.

Josh Jones   December 19, 2013 at 5:27pm

Isn't one of the reasons all this has come up is because the ADGA can't be both the Anchorage club (whose leadership can, and is currently, based outside of Anchorage) and the state organization? It's like saying the Delaware state government should be the US government body since it was the first state admitted to the union.

Tre Jones   December 19, 2013 at 5:58pm

i just dont understand why adga (the board and members in anchorage and around the state) cant be the governing disc golf club for the whole state and then the anchorage members still running there leagues etc without having to become two seperate things.

Tre Jones   December 19, 2013 at 5:59pm

either way i guess its the same thing but it seems like to me just the bylaws need to be updated, i mean hell there 10 years old basically.

Tre Jones   December 19, 2013 at 6:00pm

i would think there would need to be two seperate bank accounts/book sets tho for each thing so i guess if thats how your looking at it then i can see where everyones coming from.

kurtis schoenberg   December 19, 2013 at 7:10pm

I hear what you are saying Tre but I think it is important to make a distinction between an organization that covers and encompasses all local affiliations under their wing. Anchorage would still need to a local organization to deal with the same things that we all do at our respected locations. I ... more

g lane   December 19, 2013 at 7:27pm

tl dr but i know two things. first is you werent under an impression. you were of it. second alaskan disc golf rules. right behind michigan golf in my experience. party on alaska.

kurtis schoenberg   December 19, 2013 at 11:30pm

g lane, thanks for the input. we'll keep partying on.

Jeremy Boyd   December 20, 2013 at 8:47am

yeeeaheeeyeaheeeyeadon't stop the partay

Thad Murgatroyd   December 20, 2013 at 4:32pm

I think this requires the imput of all state clubs on whether they want a separate Association that emcompasses thd entire state or leave the ADGA as the stats Association.

Josh Jones   December 20, 2013 at 9:45pm

I hate to be a stickler on grammar (I can't help it, ask my boss), g lane, but you're not correct. I was 'under the impression' (being impressed upon) not 'of the impression' (part of the impression or doing the impressing).

Thad Murgatroyd   December 21, 2013 at 7:40am

Someone be edumacated and stuff