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09/14/2014 DCCA General Membership Meeting Minutes

DCCA Membership Meeting

September 14, 2014

Secretary’s Minutes

Meeting called to order on September 14, 2014 at 1:15 pm by Jean Avery.

In Attendance

Jean Avery – Christiana School District

Danielle Dixon – Milford School District

Jack Speakman – St Marks High School

Whitney Reed – Smyrna School District

Brian Payne – Individual

Robin Smith – Campus Community School

Kennika Caesar – Hard Knock Athletics

Jen Carpenter – Polytech High School

Shanna Flynn – Polytech High School

Shelly Pond – Sussex Tech/Delaware Edge

Ben Hawkins – Delaware Edge

Kristal Porter – Delaware Edge

Mike Gallaway – Individual

Brad Gilbert – Wilmington University

Ashley Unruh – Wilmington University

Marie Speakman – St Marks High School

Amy Hoff – Tristate Athletics

New Business Topics of Discussion:

  • Coaches Conference Suggestions/Feedback:

    • Do not have classes during DIAA training – DIAA was offered the same day for convenience for the High School coaches and to possibly get new members to join

    • Give more info to non-members attending the DIAA training – brochure, flyer, etc with scholarship, education, and competition information

    • Email any other suggestions or feedback to any of the board members

    • Next year:

      • Skip the AD, email directly to Coaches

      • Email before the end of the school year, if it is a school email address

      • August 8th – tentative date

  • General Membership Meeting Schedule

    • October 26, 2014 – Kent County, TBD. Lunch 12pm, Meeting 1pm

    • January 11, 2015 – New Castle County, TBD. Lunch 12pm, Meeting 1pm

    • April 19, 2015 – Greene Turtle, Lewes. Lunch 12pm, Meeting 1pm

    • August 8, 2015 – Kent County, TBD. Coaches Conference.

  • Qualifier Schedule

    • January 18, 2015 – Lake Forest High School

    • January 25, 2015 – St. Mark’s High School

    • February 1, 2015 – Christiana High School

    • February 8, 2015 – Dover High School

    • February 14 & 15, 2015 – Cheer For Charity

    • March 1, 2015 – Hard Knock Athletics

    • March 8, 2015 – State Championship

  • Announcement of New Board Members

    • President – Whitney Reed-Pierson (Unopposed)

    • Secretary – Danielle Dixon (Unopposed)

    • Board Members – Rhiannon Salsman (10 Votes), Kennika Caesar (8 Votes), Robin Smith (8 Votes), Dianne Prost (7 Votes), Pete Burnham (6 Votes), Karen Russum (1 Vote)

      • Per the Bylaws, in the event of a tie vote, the President will cast the deciding vote. Jeff Martino was contacted by Jack Speakman, via text message, and voted for Kennika Caesar.

  • Jack Speakman presented the Treasurer’s Report for the Coaches Conference. There is an additional charge of $125 for the Instructors Fee for a bill that was presented to Jack at today’s meeting.

  • AACCA/CPR & First Aid – we were not able to offer these certifications at the Coaches Conference but they will be available throughout the year, before or after the General Membership Meetings. Dates TBD.

  • NFHS Rules addressing Unified Division – there was some discussion regarding the team that competed last year with members from different schools in the same district. Board will discuss at their meeting on October 2nd.

  • Reminder to the members that all board of directors meetings are open to the general membership. Dates and Times will be posted on the calendar on the website.


Meeting was adjourned @ 2:00 pm.