April 2, 2009


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1:30 p.m. ET


Chair: Brenda Williams, Olivet Nazarene

Present on the call: Kim Norman (Frontier); Christy Clawson (Red River); Todd Humphry (TranSouth); Derek Schmitt (Southern States); Tim Edfors (Sun); Katy Meyer (Independent); Kevin Hudson (Asst. Coach); Kyle Van Den Bosch (Great Plains); John Yehling (American Midwest/Men's); Jon Campbell (Gulf Coast); Anna Monsen (Sooner); Nathalea Stephenson (Kansas); Angela Stewart (Cascade); Jhett Albers (Dakota); Bob Heersema (Chicagoland); Kirsta Solberg (Wolverine-Hoosier); Kevin Kitchen (American Mideast); Israel Negron (NAIA Office); Ryan DeLong (Midwest); Candace Moats (Mid-Central); Reed Duffus (California Pacific); Craig Mosqueda (KIAC); Jeff Hulsmeyer (Mid-South); Trish Siedlik (Midlands); Aaron Seltzer (Golden State); Ruth Stein (NAIA Office); Amanda Brungs (AVCA Staff liaison); Kathy DeBoer (AVCA executive director).

Absent on the call:  Mary Whitehead (Heart of America); Leo Sayles (Appalachian);


AVCA Staff: Kathy DeBoer and Amanda Brungs
a. Spring Conference
b. Career Center & Student Membership
c. NAIA membership push
d. Ways to cut costs among different divisions
e. Sand game within the NAIA


NAIA Staff: Ruth Stein
a. NAIA Convention-13 proposed bylaw changes
b. Completed balloting
c. 4 sport motions approved by general body-now review by the National Administration Council in June
1. change size of NIAIA All Conference and All America Teams from 12 to 14
2. updates to bylaws
3. change box score in scoring sheets (??)
4. adjusting post season roster for credentialing purposes
d. Scholar team awards-June 30 deadline (must be received by then)
e. Career Symposium at NAIA Convention April 18-19



Committee Chair: Brenda Williams
a. Trish cannot attend the AUU tournament-Coach from Weber will now represent
b. Dennis Janzen will be NAIA rep to present at AVCA Convention
c. Trish Siedlik talked about having a session/panel at AVCA Convention about creative recruiting; ‘Recruiting a big fish to a small sea'.
i. Discussion about providing promotional video about the NAIA to coaches to give footage to show to recruits
ii. Talked about article by Dan Tudor "Small Colleges vs. Big Colleges"
d. New NAIA HCC Chair appointed by VCA to replace Brenda in December
i. Katy Meyer-Embry-Riddle, AZ
e. Results of VCA Officer Voting
i. Had 3 open positions that have now been filled by:
1. Jeff Hulsmeyer-Georgetown College
2. Trish Siedlik-Bellevue University
3. Ryan McGuyre-California Baptist

Next Call is scheduled for early August, 2009.

Call adjourned 2:30 pm (ET)

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