Booster Club

Our Board Members

Dareth Watts, President

Jeff Child, Co-President

Kim Moody & Sue Oldham, Treasurers

Elaine Vadenais, Secretary

General Email:  [email protected]

Facebook: Aztec Booster

 

What’s the purpose of a Booster Club?

The purpose of the Boosters is to raise funds to help support ALL of the sports teams within our school. 

 

How does the Booster Club raise money?

Currently, we run concessions & sell Spirit Wear at all home Football & Basketball games, we hold Spirit Wear Pop-Up Stores Hours and host fundraisers throughout the school year. 

 

Where does the money raised go?

First and foremost, we budget the funds to supply the Senior Athlete Awards and if feasible, present $100 Scholarships to the top Senior Athletes in each shop, at the end of the school year.  In years when there are available funds, we have presented a check to the athletic department to help fund teams’ “wish list” items that can’t be funded through the Athletic Departments budget.  Basically, all funds raised are given to our athletes in one form or another. 

 

How can you get involved?

First, sign up for our email list so we can contact you with reminders of our upcoming meetings & fundraisers as well as reach out when we are looking for volunteers.

Second, attend our monthly meetings (2nd Tue of each month at 6:30 pm)!

Each month we’ll review the previous month’s happenings, then discuss all the up and coming events as well as look for input of new & exciting ideas to implement. 

The more parents we can have get involved by getting on the email list, attending the meetings and/or volunteering to help out at events, the more $$ we’ll be able to raise and give to our athletic programs.

What kind of fundraisers are held?

Here’s a list of what we have done or had on our idea list:

  1. Online Spirit Wear Sale- currently working with Design & Visual shop to build an online Spirit Wear store
  2. Night with a Medium – We have hosted this event twice and had great turnouts
  3. Our Annual Wine, Dine & Gamble trip to Mohegan (usually in March-we had our 7th trip planned the weekend everything shut down due to COVID)
  4. Year Ending BBQ & Band night - idea
  5. Shopwithscrips- Online Gift card purchasing -tried holiday season 2021, decent participation for first time 
  6. Implementation of a Corporate Donation Campaign -idea
  7. Write a Check Campaign- idea
  8. 80’s Themed Dinner Dance -idea

What kind of volunteer activities are there?

We use the scheduling tool Signup Genius to solicit volunteers, breaking events into 1-2 hour slots. There are also behind the scenes options, as well.

  1. Home football games- set up the snack shack, selling at the shack, selling 50/50 (maybe selling spirit wear)
  2. Home Boys Basketball games- setting up and selling concessions
  3. Selling Spirit Wear at Pop-up Stores, Parent nights
  4. Cleaning and setting up the Snack Shack-prior to football season
  5. Senior Athlete Plaques
  6. Soliciting donations- pizza, gift cards for supplies
  7. Creating Signup Genius events
  8. Posting on FB or other media
  9. Helping with spirit wear orders and inventory
  10. Coordinating a fundraising event
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AV Booster Club Board Positions:

President –The president presides at all meetings of the club, works with other board members and membership to coordinate events.  The president shall be the main contact with school administration and the AD.

Vice President –The vice-president shall substitute for the president in his/her absence or incapacitation.  The vice president shall also be the membership recruitment committee chairperson.

Secretary –The secretary shall record and preserve the minutes of all meetings.  If the secretary is absent from a meeting, and then the president may appoint a substitute secretary to take minutes of that meeting.

Treasurer - The treasurer shall have custody of all Booster Club funds.  The Treasurer shall maintain an acceptable set of books and shall report the financial status of the club to the members at each monthly meeting.

Meetings:

Meetings are held the 2nd Tuesday of the month, at 6:30pm and usually last 60-90 minutes

There should be an agenda for each monthly meeting

In the past, the AD has regularly attended the meetings, providing updates and insights. Meetings are not the platform to voice personal situations with the AD, that should be done at an arranged meeting. 

A room is assigned for the meeting with Tina, Mr. Hollick’s assistant. They also announce the meeting in the Principal’s Post