June 14, 2020
A recording of the meeting is available here.
- Conducted via video conference call
- 11 people in attendance at the start of the call
- March / April NACs canceled
- Summer Nationals canceled
- Division Qualifiers will not be held
- The WWD Championships have also been canceled
- Waiting to hear from USFA about plans for the next season
- Regional events for the fall are still TBD. USFA may allow organizers to cap event size to conform with local requirements. There will be some guidance on suggested sizes (e.g., if the guidance is 50 people, the event would be capped at 25 competitors)
- Leon Auriol Open has been transferred to Salle Auriol to run; it is likely to be postponed or canceled based on the planned September date
- Battle in Seattle – January – we will need to make provisional plans
- Clubs are looking into best practices for reopening, in accordance with USFA guidelines
- Considering coordinating club re-opening – we encourage clubs to discuss the guidelines amongst themselves
- There will need to be a waiver for people to sign that they understand the risk. Looking for a volunteer lawyer to draft this.
- Considering making use of a COVID safety video.
- Metro Tacoma has created a document for COVID safety and will make that available.
- Financial Report
- All events were profitable
- Profits to be reinvested in activities such as referee training
- Planned expenses believed to be in line with available funds
- Annual Officer Election
- Chair – Dan Berke
- Vice – Kevin Mar, Alan Geller, Rachel Peterson
- Secretary – Mike Reiter
- Treasurer – Sylvie Troxel
- No nominations via email
- Opened to nominations: None made
- Sylvie Troxel has announced that this is her last year so if people are interested for next year, please let the Board know
Keyon, a fencer and coach at MTFC, recently suffered a bad fall and had to undergo emergency surgery. MTFC is running a benefit tournament for him on May 25th. Please try to attend to help out a fellow fencer!!
Attendees: Rachel Peterson, Mike Reiter, Dan Berke, Allan Geller, Sylvie Troxel
- Web site – worth keeping? Pump up the look? Definitely get the refund form working
- JO qualifiers – same weekend as a rain city RYC. Looking to move – possibly weekend after thanksgiving
- LAO set up on AskFred. Vet events added
- We need more Leon medals. Wine for supplementary prize. 5 bottles wine, 5 bottles alt beverages.
- Snacks needed also for 15 people
- Alan hiring refs. Dan – Need to look into hotels near SAS.
- Dan to reach out to Aly for trainer
- Armory for LAO. Andy or Ken. Alan to get them lined up
- Need to get More championship trophies – men’s and women’s saber, and 3 weapon need to be replaced. Action – Mike. $250 / trophy budget
- Getting more Board representation / input – We will put a notice on the Facebook page for the next meeting for Division members to attend if they want.
Here’s a handy cheat sheet to help you navigate USA Fencing’s membership system to decide what type of membership you need. Click to get an enlarged view…
Thanks to David Sapery for putting this together!!
As usual, December was a productive NAC for Western Washington fencers. This year, having the NAC in Portland made it easier for fencers to attend, increasing the number of participants and leading to a whopping 20 medals for WWD fencers!!
Congratulations to everyone who medaled, and to everyone who participated. Remember, just showing up means you finished ahead of everyone who didn’t come!
Division medalists for the December NAC:
|Kundry Haberkern||DV1WE classification||5th
The following fencers are (unofficially) pre-qualified for this season’s Junior Olympics and so do not need to fence at the divisional qualifier event this Saturday, November 18th, at Rain City Fencing Center.
Note that all fencers are responsible for checking their own qualification. The rules are available at the Junior Olympics event page; scroll down and select the “Eligibility” tab. Both national and regional point lists are available on the USA Fencing site.
Tommy PakVanya Ponomarev