ITA Minutes – 02/16/14
Iowa Taekwondo Alliance Minutes
February 16 2014
Meeting called to order at 6:02 pm.
Erin Carpenter, Anne Neumann, Chris Schear, Jason Pak, Molly Conway, Belmina Cosic, Karen Collins, Scott Phelps, Tony Dillon-Hansen, Amy Ratekin, Lonnie Matthews, Brandon Miller.
Minutes read and approved as posted online.
Treasurer report: $783.67 (400 is reserved for IRS)
Want for a qualifier as an inaugural organization event.
Discussion about tying future qualifier with Voorhees beginners’ tournament in January.
Would present the Iowa Qualifier as the first among the region and may present cost savings by working with the insurance for the current tournament schedule.
Schedule of needs:
October 1 : Everything for USAT has to be ready.
August: paperwork can be submitted for a January tournament.
April 30th: a deadline for a CVB sponsorship and Iowa Sports Foundation
Venues suggestions of at least 2000 sq ft for 6 rings, spectator space and referee seminar venue.
This would be a weekend of tournaments with Saturday and Sunday for competitors.
Logo – approved as designed by Erin Carpenter.
Marketing/media assistance sought and accepted by Brandon Miller.
Report on trip to the Winter Challenge by Ratekin, Collins and Carpenter
- Observed sponsorships
- Work with other state orgs
- Professional appearance around with large numbers
- Electronic score keeping is an important piece for executing a good tournament
- Daedo may cost 28000
- Referee had a warm package of support including breakfast, lunch, cheat sheets, rule books, and goodie bags.
Draft business plan was distributed by Amy Ratekin during the meeting.
Attention upon the long term goals
Focus upon grassroots
Notes of upcoming events:
Mar 22 NE Iowa Championships
Iowa Governor Cup