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Alaska Disc Golf Association   January 11 at 4:18pm

January Meeting Minutes

ADGA Annual Meeting

January 7, 2014

7p – Dimond Center Mall



Attending: Lou Dogg, Adam K, Jordan T, Edan B, Pat M, Toni O, Tre J, Joe S, Jake H, Josh S, Henry C, Sev K, Tim K, John T, Eric H, Will H, Thad M, Jeremy B, Shay S, Brian G, Dale W, James B, Thad G (phone), Kurtis S (phone), Josh J (Phone), Charlie A. (Phone), Ian D (Phone), Andrew D (phone: 8pm, question)



Mission/Purpose: “promoting the sport of disc golf” No geographic location specified in articles of incorporation, in Anchorage according to bylaws, but geographic location has expanded in past seven years.

Tim K (ADGA member #4)

ADGA formed in 2002 around Westchester, then PC/Kincaid, grown more since then

Some good things happening in smaller localities around the state because there is more room for growth

Started with some good leadership, collective trust (Steve Orlando-brought in bylaws from previous club from Dayton, OH)

Began in order to organize tournaments and leagues as players grew more serious





Tournament report

Brian-Ice Bowl/Turkey: ADGA pays for prizes, collect turkeys for donation

1200+ lbs donated

$540: to food bank of Alaska

Brian-States: pay outs were posted so people knew what to expect

LouDogg-Jailhouse: did not pay for course rental, fees waived because of labor recognized

Tim + Jeremy – Russian Jack: went well, first time TDs-reportedly learned a lot, lost a little money

Adam-State doubles/ADGA Finale: would've been better if added to DG Scene to register tournament, a lot of time bogged down by people asking questions that they could be informed of beforehand

Edan-Pretzel, Jack Gist, Kenai, Girdwood: entry fees were $30-50, more sponsors would help, good attendance and increasing, putting/ring of fire contests-$ went to PC Project, goal is to break even

Thad-Hilltop: hard to make a profit/break even on, costs $$$ to mow and he gives to players, concerned that Hilltop hasn't been given more attention for tournaments, Thad M was course contact in 2013

Fairbanks: they have good things going on, sport is growing, new course at UAF, four tournaments planned for 2014 (3 - PDGA sanctioned)

Edan reports that Juneau plans on the Greatland Cup again - JDGA pays out all cash

Course Maintenance report

PC given lots of attention this year

Still mulch piles to spread, pull out some dead fall, trim

Course is dedicated to Fletcher Armstrong

Labor out there seems recognized and appreciated

Good rapport built and collaborative effort to keep up

Fees to rent the course were waived on every tournament because they were thankful for the efforts put out there

Relationship with Parks and Rec

Homer: very good, Fairbanks: very good

Anchorage: bigger, they prefer to deal with a single person, its a little messier and the process is more difficult to make proposals and build courses

requests for more rec courses in Anchorage: there are ideas, but no plans for action yet

there needs to be leadership that can lead effort to build a course, that leader would be the P/R contact for that course

consider approaching P/R to ask where it would be appropriate as opposed to asking what about here, what about here

Outreach/Education

Homer: field trip to Jack Gist following 3 week curriculum

3 week long PE unit to 3-6th graders: 5 hole course 2x/week

Tre-EDGE: will get curriculum soon for 3-5th grade, will approach elementary schools

BGC Anchorage: hot shot event

Elections

accepting nominations for the next week

Pres, VP, Sec, Treasury, Tournament Coordinator

Send nominations to Lou Dogg

vote on DG Scene

incumbents have not YET accepted to run again

last day to nominate: 1/14/14

elections: run from 1/16/14-1/31/14

only CURRENT ADGA members will be sent an email to vote

ADGA

insurance ($1083-went up from last year)

Tre told Lou Dogg intentions of MatSu DGC and $800 needed for insurance, Lou Dogg approached board, ADGA supported MatSu by adding to insurance

Tre: you're doing great stuff G!

planning on 2 sanctioned events

Other local clubs are insured by ADGA insurance

Other $

ADGA $ has been spent on course maintenance and construction

ADGA marketing is great for fundraising-consider sweatshirts and stuff

Leagues

avg numbers

Homer: 5-15

MatSu: 7-20

Anchorage:

Wed/Sat Anchorage leagues contribute to ADGA

other localities and Tues/Th leagues are casual, no park permission, no contribution to ADGA

Sat PDGA leagues-Brian G: $5, 15 players last week

Tournaments

if your want to do a tournament, approach the club and necessary contacts, make a request at a monthly meeting

States-June 20, 21, 22: B Tier, emphasis on 'premiere tournament in state' to encourage participation from lower 48

3 days: 1 round per day, 18 holes at Kincaid

Pro/$100, Am/$75, Junior/$35

didn't plan on Rec division as of now, this is state champs yo!

would like chalet but has not been option in past per Brian

Tee times?

trying to bringing more sponsorship-10% of sponsor $ could go to course maintenance?

raffle, field games, sweatshirts to make the tournament the best

Maybe Ams could be 3 rounds but 2 days and Pros could do a 3 day tournament

need a 'team' to support and organize the state tournament

Courses

Hilltop

great facility, players well supported by Rick

final tournament round for conclusion or big King of the Hill weekend

tee pads could use work, especially to showing players from lower 48

Rick rents baskets from ADGA ($700+ annually)

Adam K: volunteers to work on 2 tee pads

Jack Gist

3 ADGA baskets

why are they there: couldn't store them anymore

group decided that it is not good use to spend $1000 on rental unit for storage when they could be in the ground on a free public course

other baskets purchased personally

6 bought by Homer businesses

well supported by the community

Representatives

Josh Jones: State Coordinator

Lou Dogg: Anchorage

Edan, Kurtis, Pat Miller: Homer

Tre Jones: MatSu

Brian Gutz: Park/Rec contact, PDGA leagues

Tim K: Russian Jack/Westchester

Thad Gunther: state champs contact

Matt (Ugly): Juneau

Ian Dolphin: Kenai

Charlie A: Strongside DG-Fairbanks

Josh Jackson: Girdwood

Ellen: Healy (49th State Brewery)

Tyler Katzmar: APU

Rick Cramer: Hilltop

Overgrown rough course in Seward at a school: no contact

Boyd, Klein, Thad M-could be tournament contacts in future

Upcoming Tournaments

February: Ice Bowl-Lou Dogg

5/10: Shorebird Showdown-Pat M

5/24: Forest Fling-Kurtis

6/14-15: Gangster Branch Open-Edan

6/21-23: AKDGC -Thad G

6/28: Solstice Showdown-Fairbanks-Bobb L

7/19: Mat-Su #1

7/26-27: Mosquito Blood Drive-Fairbanks-Josh J

8/30-31: Fairbanks Open-Josh J

9/30-31: Tall Grass Open-Edan

9/28: Ace Race-Fairbanks

10/11-12: Season Finale-Adam K

10/25: Termination Dust Bowl-Pat M

11/22: Turkey Tourney-Brian

Tournaments that still need to be scheduled:

Russian Jack, AK State Doubles, Jailhouse, King of the Bowl, King of the Hill, Kenai Eagle Open, Mat-Su #2, Greatland Cup

Josh Stewart volunteers to help anyone in any way with tournaments

Next Meeting

First Tuesday in February: 2/4/14, 7pm

Elections results will be shared

Adam Klein   January 12 at 1:38pm

Edan I would like to do the AK State Dubs the week end of Oct. 4-5, the weekend before Season Finale

kurtis schoenberg   January 12 at 3:06pm

Back to back weekends?

Adam Klein   January 13 at 4:09am

Sure, why not....lol...that way we do not have to cram dubs and singles in to 2 days

kurtis schoenberg   January 13 at 4:49pm

just think it might be tough for out of towners. You are the TD though so make it rain AK.

Adam Klein   January 13 at 6:50pm

That is an excellent point, just puttin the thought out there...let's see how the rest of the scheduling turns out. Btw...I prefer to make it sunny!

WILL HARRISON   January 14 at 9:02pm

I also have been in contact with edge and have also tried to gather support for working with boys and girls club of anchorage. they would be extremely open to indoor clinics with their membership. Also I have registered the vibram birdie bash for peters creek on april 20th. I would like to see and h ... more