April 3, 2006
Present: Jeanne Hess (Chair), Jen Bowman (NESCAC), Paul Dill (NEWMAC), Chad Braegelmann (Commonwealth Coast), Steve Pike (SUNYAC), Harleigh Leach (Centennial), David Hildebrandt (Independents), J.J. O'Connell (Skyline), Roger Worsley (Empire 8), Harleigh Leach (Centennial), Margie Knight (Capital), Randall Kreider (Commonwealth), Michele Ide (Freedom), Robin Pietryk (Dixie), Sam Wolinski (SCAC), Kandis Schram (Independents), Hugh Hernesman (Southwest), Gretchen Hunt (MIAC), Merry Graf (St. Louis), Deb Zellers (Independents), Pam Briggs (Capital), Wayne Chadwick (Heartland), Becky Schmidt (MIAA), Tammy Swearingen (President's), Deb Kiick (CCIW), Rick Swan (Independents) Dianna Graves (SCIAC) Mark Massey (Northwest), Mike McNeely (AVCA)
Not Present: Jamie Marcoux (Great Northeast), Cathy Markowski (North Atlantic), Lisa Greiner (Independents in the N.Y. Region), Jon Penn (Liberty), David Shumaker (NEAC), Bridget White (NJAC), Mark Birtwistle (Pennsylvania), Bill Rogers (ODAC), Jennifer Walker (IIAC), Terri Mason (NCAC), Deb Schulman (WIAC), Jennifer Saylor (Midwest, Jerry Angle (NIIC)
I New legislative representative
DeBoer spoke about the new AVCA legislative person T.J. Mayor. Mayor's background as a compliance director should allow him to specialize more and make legislative issue less time consuming. That will allow the committees to focus more on the AVCA's mission to promote the growth and development of the sport of volleyball.
II NCAA Division III Championship
Ideals were brought up to try to increase interest in not only the semifinal and finals, but also the regional tournaments. Major suggestions included more "blurbs" in newsletters and emails that are released by the AVCA.
III Board Meeting Recap
Ways to improve the Pre-season Division I showcase and expand our grassroots appeal were the main talking points. The upcoming High School All-American team, which Kelly Stumph has been integral in launching, was also discussed.
Call ended at 12:12 PM ET. Next call Monday August 7, 11:00 AM ET