ITA Minutes – 03/23/14
Iowa Taekwondo Alliance Minutes
March 23 2014
Minutes approved from February.
No treasurer updates.
IRS sent a notification that the 501c3 application was received. Awaiting approval.
Resumed discussion on hosting 2015 qualifier in conjunction with Voorhees beginner tournament. Benefits include the early date, IRs already in town, potential for teams to travel together. Sunday also costs less. January is usually open. Stronger numbers to present to the CVB. Cons: could be a big time drain on referees, but would cut down on travel time. Conclusion: win-win for coaches, referees and players.
Four possible venues. Must consider if weapons will be an event, or if they are allowed in a school. Could increase our insurance costs. Weapons will not be at Nationals this year. 7 Flags Event Center, Hy-Vee Hall, Kingdom Hoops, and the Fairgrounds are all possibilities. Must make a decision by the end of April.
Amy will write up the details of how the parties (Voorhees TKD and ITA) will divide responsibilities and costs.
Project Management Software has been suggested as being necessary to communicate and carry out projects. JIRA, cEvent and Trello have been suggested. We don’t want to make life more complicated, but it could be helpful. We will give Trello a test run.
Possibility of hosting other events this year? Ideas: referee seminar pre-Iowa Games, fundraiser in May/June or in the fall.