9/12/2021 Meeting Recap

Mattawan Athletic Boosters Board Member Introductions

  • President – Paulette Pugh
  • Vice President – Amy Coon
  • Secretary – Amy Doxtater
  • Treasurer – Shellie Nutter
  • Director, Website & Social Media – Katie Schneider

Can you help fill these open roles?

  • Sprit Wear Shop – Co-Coordinators
  • Concessions – Co-Coordinators
  • Golf Outing – Co-Chair & Committee Members
  • Online Auction – Committee Members
  • Athletes of the Month NEW – Co-Coordinators

Do you see a role that interests you? Email mattawanathleticboosters@gmail.com for more information.

Concessions & Spirit Shop Volunteers

We need each team to have a volunteer to work the Concessions or Spirit Wear Shop during home games. Students and fans enjoy these amenities at games and they help raise funds for athletic programs.

  • We ask each team to have a volunteer work one slot in each of the three seasons.
  • If we don’t have volunteers for shifts then we cannot open these shops.
  • The stores are usually kept open for the first half of each game, then parents can enjoy the rest of the game.
  • A board member will be present to help get things opened up and provide some training.
  • The Winter and Spring signups will be sent out when those schedules are finalized. There will lots of volunteer slots available during the Basketball season!

The Fall 2021 Concessions & Spirit Shop Signup Genius is now open: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0f44afa82ca13-fall 

Yard Sign Sales

Thank you to the coaches that sent out the information about the Mattawan Athletic Boosters Yard Sign Fundraiser! The sign orders are in process at the printer and we expect them to be in later this week. We will email you when the signs are in. They will be sorted and we will leave them in the athletic office for the coaches to pick up and pass out.

We will run this program again after tryouts in the Winter & Spring so athletes of all seasons can be celebrated.

Seelye PPP Car Program

The Seelye Auto Group is offering a program that benefits Mattawan families and the athletic boosters. Car buyers get discounted pricing and the Mattawan Athletic Boosters receive funding from this discount program.

Click here to see the flyer on our website.

Meeting Follow-Ups

  • The Boosters need help with updating dates on the hanging banners. Chad Yager said that could be done.
  • David, Football Coach asked if the sound system could be looked at for volume. Someone mentioned they could not hear the announcer. Chad Yager will look into it with our Tech department.
  • A new “Athletes of the Month” program is in the works, co-coordinators are needed to head this exciting new program. Let us know if this interests you!

Mattawan Coaches Rock!

Thank you to all of the coaches that communicated our first meeting to their teams and had Parent Liaisons present. Each team and level (Middle School, Freshman JV, Varsity) needs a Parent Liaison to attend and pass on information learned at each Mattawan Athletic Booster Meeting to their team.

The following teams were represented at our meeting.

  • Chad Yager, Athletic Director
  • Alicia Smith, Coach, Softball
  • Hilary Hogarth, Parent Liaison, Men’s Soccer
  • Karen Cheng, Parent Liaison, Men’s Tennis
  • Amanda Miller, Coach, Bowling
  • Ann Ponicki, Coach, Women’s Soccer
  • Lauren Campbell, Parent Liaison, Women’s Soccer
  • Megan McCorry, Coach, Women’s Volleyball
  • David Arrasmith- Coach, Football
  • Dave Bradley, Coach, Men’s and Women’s Skiing
  • Tonya Byers, Parent Liaison, Hockey
  • Vinee Lloyd, Parent Liaison, Men’s Lacrosse
  • Natalie Reamer, Coach, Women’s Swim
  • Kristen Haines, Coach, Women’s Golf
  • Chad Conklin, Coach, Women’s Basketball
  • Troy Zimmerlee, Coach, Wrestling
  • Victoria Patterson, Women’s Lacrosse
  • Katie Schneider, Parent Liaison, Track and X country

If your team is not on the list above, please ask your team for a Parent Liaison.

Team Pictures & Links

With the addition of a web developer to our board, we’re excited to get our website updated and use social media to highlight the great things going on with Mattawan Athletics. Please send us a team picture and links to your website and/or social media profiles. We’ll get them added to the website to showcase your team.

If we’ve recently provided funding for your team, we’d love it if you sent us short blurb and pictures about the impact of the funding. We’re looking forward to sharing your team on the website and social media.

Please send information to: kschneider@appletreemediaworks.com.

Upcoming Meetings

In order to qualify for funding each athletic team needs to have a representative at 3 out of the 4 annual Mattawan Athletic Booster Meetings. Meetings will held via Zoom at 6pm, the Zoom link will be emailed out. Join our email list to receive meeting notifications.

  • Sunday – December 5, 2021 @ 6pm via Zoom
  • Sunday – February 20, 2021@ 6pm via Zoom
  • Sunday – May 9, 2021 @ 6pm via Zoom

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Meeting Minutes – #2 Quarterly 11-18-2018

  1. Welcome – Topher Ropp
  2. Board Members
    President- Scott Sanderson – with regrets
    Vice President-Topher Ropp
    Secretary- Renee Sanderson
    Treasurer- Pam Kolinski
    Director – Christi Usher – with regrets
  3. Committee Chairs
    Fundraising-Shannon Melvin – with regrets
    Sponsorship-Gregg Rutgers
    Spirit-Amy Doxtater & Paulette Pugh
    Concessions – Julie Ringlever
    Website/Social Media – Tara Conklin & Jennifer Heilman – with regrets
  4. Treasurer Report-
    Current Account Balance: $63,896.07
    Withdrawals/Payments: $8,365.00 (this school year to date)
    501c3 Update: awaiting IRS approval still (4+ months)
  5. Fundraising Report- Renee Sanderson & Gregg Rutgers
    Bowling for Boosters – Winter – March 9 tentative, $30 Airway Lanes Vs. Revel & Roll
    discussed online auction and basket items more information will come from Shannon to
    coaches. Signs and best seat in the house auction items will be available prior to the
    bowling event for next school year 2019-2020.
  6. Sponsorship Report- Gregg Rutgers:
    Corporate Sponsors Donations, Turf project – looking for a big Anchor Sponsor and then
    multiple other sponsors to cover cost Est: 1.8 mil to 4.5 mil to do all fields, New audio and
    scoreboards for indoor gym ($100,000 +) and then for Baseball and softball (about $4,000),
    weightroom upgrade there is a potential sponsor for the entire concept. Spirit room /
    concession room Fire suppression issue has halted project at this time but hope it will be done
    during Winter Sports. Advantage Roofing project for Baseball and Softball fields was reviewed
    as well.
  7. Spirit Report- Amy/ Paulette/Gregg
    BSN – Online Store 1st – 15th each month- Sales months sales – feedback from Swim
    Coach was that Mike got her store set up in 3 days and very happy with products offered.
    Coach Brown also had positive feedback about Mike at BSN. All brands except Addidas are
    Winter Sales and Concession Area- on hold due to fire suppression issues.
  8. Concessions – Julie Ringlever –
    Plan to use Sam’s Club and get a MAB membership. Also Creamery would like to
    partner and we hope to get a freezer provided from them for the individual ice creamers.
    Sign-Up Genius is being used – coaches appreciate getting to choose their dates to sign
    up for concessions. 2 date commitment either Winter or Spring or combination.9. Yard Signs – Renee Sanderson/Christine Janssen
    $25 each – New printer this year see Facebook page for link to Square to order and
  9. MAB Scholarship – Topher Ropp
    $1500 for Male and Female (up from $500)
    No end of Year Sr. Sports Awards Banquet – Will combine it with All School Night
  10. Student Activities – Chad Yeager
  11. Open Floor/Q&A – Suggestion to send out a mass email to middle school or elementary
    school families to try and recruit parents of younger students to join the Boosters as there will be
    a big outflux of board members in about 1 1⁄2 years.
    Another suggestion putting information about the Boosters on the tv screens in lobby during
    Adjourn – meeting adjourned at 8:05 pm
    2018/2019 Quarterly Meetings
    Sunday February 10, 2019 @ 7PM High School Library
    Sunday May 19, 2019 @ 7PM High School Library
    Reminder: Coaches or Team Representative Must attend 3⁄4 of meetings and provide
    basket / raffle item annually to be eligible for funds from Mattawan Athletic Boosters

Meeting Minutes – #1 Quarterly 10-7-2018

  1. Welcome- Scott Sanderson
  2. Board Members
    President- Scott Sanderson
    Vice President-Topher Ropp
    Secretary- Renee Sanderson
    Treasurer- Pam Kolinski (with regrets)
    5th Member / Director- Christi Usher (with regrets)
  3. Committee Chairs
    Fundraising-Shannon Melvin (with regrets)
    Sponsorship-Gregg Rutgers
    Spirit-Amy Doxtater & Paulette Pugh
    Concessions – Julie Ringlever
    Website – Tara Conklin (with regrets)
  4. Treasurer Report-
    Current Account Balance: $71,466.41 (as of 10/03/2018)
    Rathco – Baseball Dugouts: $252.
    FIP Printing – HS Banners: $2,265.56
    Any Weilding & Cutting – HS Banners: $316.
    T-Shirt Printing – Mens Basketbal Uniforms: $810.
    MISC IT Dept – Soccer Audio : $4,000.
    T-Shirt Printing – Soccer Screen: $775.
  5. Fundraising Report- Shannon Melvin
    Golf Outing Review – Lake Cora 1st year. 93 golfers. Profit – $10,338.77. (More golfers
    plus more Sponsorship/hole donations). Thank you to all volunteers this year!
    Next Event-Bowling for Boosters – Winter – Teams who need to provide baskets.
    Shannon will send out a reminder to all coaches a couple months in advance for baskets.
  6. Sponsorship Report- Gregg Rutgers:
    Corporate Sponsors total donations: $35,850.00
  7. Spirit Report- Amy/ Paulette/Gregg
    BSN – Online Store- Sales – $3,378 first sales most recent $705. Approx. $15,700 in 2
    months sales! BSN and Underarmour are two main brand names.
  8. Yard Signs – Renee Sanderson / Christine Janssen
    $25 each. New printer this year : Marc Rizzolo at Sign Center. 17 signs sold for Fall.
    Upcoming Winter and Spring. Will have store open sooner and longer. Some discussion
    of parents asking for boosters to sponsor yard signs for all seniors or varsity. Will
    consider this in future.
  9. Concessions – Julie Ringlever – check from band boosters in office for leftover concessions
    we sold to them? Plan to use Sam’s Club and get a MAB membership. Meet with AD this
    week. Sign Up Genius likely to be used. Concessions and Spirit Store discussed.
  10. Student Activities – Chad Yeager11. Open Floor/Q&A
    2018/2019 Quarterly Meetings-
    Sunday November 11, 2018 @ 7 PM High School Library
    Sunday February 10, 2019 @ 7 PM High School Library
    Sunday May 19, 2019 @ 7PM High School Library
    Reminder: Coaches or Team Representative Must attend 3⁄4 of meetings and provide
    basket / raffle item annually to be eligible for funds from Mattawan Athletic Boosters