Lehigh Valley Phantoms Phan Club General Membership Meeting
Tuesday, February 27, 2018 Held at Chickie’s & Pete’s
Meeting was called to Order by Interim President Shawn Meder at 7:06pm
Officers present: Shawn Meder, Interim President; Donna Collins, VP Community Outreach; Dave Christian, Secretary; Rick Collins, Treasurer; Kevin Shorten, Assistant Treasurer, Lee Gaudreau, Sergeant at Arms: Rob Caplette, Social Media Director, Donna Collins, Membership Committee Chairperson.
Vacant; VP Internal Operations
Members present: The Sergeant at Arms is responsible for maintaining a list of all Members present at the General Membership Meeting; the Membership Committee also maintains this list. Please refer to either of these sources for details.
Andy Rannells, Phantoms Equipment Manager.
Andy thanked the Membership for their continued support. Andy is currently an Employee of the Philadelphia Flyers. He is originally from Minnesota. He started his career as Equipment Manager for his High School Team. He attended and graduated from University of Minnesota, Deluth, where he worked with both the Men’s and Woman’s Hockey Teams. He has served with USA Hockey, primarily U-17. He subsequently served 4 years as Equipment Manager at University of North Dakota, where he worked with current Flyers Head Coach Dave Hackstol.
Andy described his Daily Routine with the Phantoms, both at Home and on the Road. His responsibilities include, but are not limited to; Ordering, Inventory, Maintenance and Repair of Gear, including Sticks (810 allotment/year), Jerseys, Skates & Tukes, Helmets & Visors, Gloves and Pants, Goalie Equipment, Jerseys and Lettering. Also, Specialty Jerseys as chosen by the Brooks Brothers. On Road Trips, he is responsible for Coordinating such activities with the Home Team.
Andy followed up his Presentation with a Question and Answer Session. The Membership expressed their appreciation to Andy for his time.
Ben Youngerman aka Bow Tie Ben
Ben is a Game Day Employee with the Phantoms. Ben grew up locally, with a background in Theater and Chorus. Ben attended Syracuse University, where he served as Mascot for 3 years; he also worked as a Play-by-Play Announcer. Ben has performed at numerous Minor League Baseball Games. Ben has Improvisational Training and specializes in Character Work. Ben currently works as Marketing Manager at ArtsQuest.
Ben followed up his Presentation with a Question and Answer Session. The Membership expressed Gratitude to Ben.
Erica Unger, Phantoms Charities
Erica promoted the Phantom-sponsored current Charity, the reconstruction and refurbishment of a House for a special-needs Child. Erica solicited Volunteers to help with this Project.
Treasurer Rick C. presented the Monthly Financial Report for the period ending February 27, 2018. To summarize:
Opening Balance: $ 6,517.11
Income: $ 1,147.28
Expenses: $ 954.71
Closing Balance @ 02/27/18: $ 6,709.68
Phantoms Phan Club Player of the Year Voting:
Player of the Year Voting will end on April 3rd, 2018. Members are reminded they may vote 4x per day at the Club Web Site, phannation.org.
Phan Club Game Day Tables:
Table for every game for the remainder of the season.
Ongoing raffles for autographed “Ghost” Jersey and
Game used autographed sticks from Robert Hagg and Taylor Leier.
Player of the Year voting.
Credit Cards accepted.
Normally located behind section 102.
We need volunteers! Please sign up !
April 7 & 8, 2018
Hartford & Providence
$200 Per Person (double occupancy)
$50 deposit – balance due by March 3.
% of every dollar spent on Amazon comes back to Phan Club.
September 7– 9, 2018, in Chicago, IL.
Hilton Oak Brook Resort
$375 Single/$255 Double
$50 Deposit due March 15 – balance due June 15
Nights at hotel
Dinner Friday and Saturday
Breakfast Saturday and Sunday
Election for vacated Club Officer Positions:
President – Nominations were opened for the vacated position of Club President. Shawn Meder was nominated, the nomination was seconded. Nominations remained open, then were closed. By virtue of there being only one nominee, and in accordance with Club By Laws, Shawn Meder was elected Phan Club President. Congratulations, and Good Luck, Shawn.
Vice President – Internal Operations – Nominations were opened for the vacant position of Club Vice President for Internal Affairs. Judi Leinhauser was nominated, the nomination was seconded. Nominations remained open, then were closed. By virtue of there being only one nominee, and in accordance with Club By Laws, Judi Leinhauser was elected Phan Club Vice President – Internal Affairs. Congratulations, and Good Luck, Judi.
Iron Pigs Game:
Sunday, July 29, 2018
Berks Foods Picnic Patio
½ Hour all you can eat buffet (ballpark-style menu)
Unlimited soft drinks through middle of 8th inning
Kids run the bases after game
Only $28 per person
Payment due in full when signup
Mini Golf Tournament:
PA Ren Faire
Closer to start of next Season
Approx. $30 Per Person
The President solicited any other ideas for activities. “This is YOUR club – tell us what you want!”.
Committee Members Needed
Very little time commitment
Charity & Fundraising – Chairperson & members needed
Hospitality – Sandy Miller – Chair
Membership – Donna Collins – Chair
Road Trip Committee – Chairperson & members needed
By-Law Committee – Chairperson & members needed
***New Committee Announcement***
Phan Club Table – Chairperson & members needed
Phantoms Blood Drive – Tuesday, March 13
Phantoms/Giant canned food drive – April 13
“Spread the Word about Phan Club”.
The matter of Discounting Membership Dues by $5, both Single and Family, for the remainder of this Season, was proposed. A hand vote was taken; there was no opposition. The proposal was established.
Puck Raffle Drawing Winners;
TJ Brennan Puck Kathleen Scheibelhut
Mark Alt Puck Jennifer Rohn
Zach Stortini Puck Cheryl Teel
La Barbara Puck Erica Unger
Our Next Phan Club Meeting is Wednesday, March 28, 2018. 7:00pm @ Chickies & Petes. Our Speaker is scheduled to be Mike Clark, GM of the LV Steelhawks
There being no further business, Shawn Meder adjourned the Meeting at 8:28pm.
David Christian, Secretary