Final Board Meeting Minutes Board Meeting Minutes March 15, 2022 – 4:30 p.m Zoom Meeting
Todd Kasmar Rusty Mills
1. Prayers/Moment of Silence
SFC President Warren Harvey brought the Zoom meeting to order at about 4:40pm with a moment of silence for our former Orange Brothers who have recently passed away or are in need due poor health or economic distress.
2. Approval of Previous SFC Board Meeting Minutes
The draft SFC Board Meeting Minutes of February, 2022 were approved by the Board and are now final.
3. Financial Information-Money in Savings and Checking Accounts – Jim Jerome
The following are the SFC financial balances; A combined checking account and saving account balance of a total of $42,622.86 for cash on hand with $20,053.65 in a checking account and $22,569.21 in a savings account.
4. Membership: Discuss Rusty’s email
Rusty’s email containing suggestions and strategies for increasing SFC membership and active participation is attached (Att. 1). The ideas contained were discussed and were largely acceptable to the attending Board members. These ideas and suggestions will be implemented as appropriate. Warren requested volunteers to organizing the membership committee. Four members volunteered; Len, Todd, Rusty and Warren will be scheduling Zoom meetings to start the process.
5. Michael Paulus Presentation
Michael Paulus: Sr. Associate Athletic Director / Executive Director of Cuse’ Athletic Fund made an excellent presentation to the SFC Board members describing the future expansion projects to be undertaken in phases by the SUAD. One of the major projects is the new football operations center. Another major item is complete renovation of Manly Field House. These projects and others have an estimated cost of $150 million.
6. Nominations for Taking over Zunic Selection Committee: Updates
Dan Conley has recently agreed to be the new Chair for the Zunic Selection Committee. Other committee members will be found to work with Dan. Former Zunic Selection Committee Chair, Jim Jerome, has indicated that he will be available for providing assistance and consultation as needed.
7. Upcoming events: Spring Game Weekend April 1
The annual “Spring Game” will be held on Friday evening April 1, 2022 at the Dome. This year’s format will be more game-like in that it will be televised live on the ACC Channel. Once more the University will allow us to use the adjoining Chancellor’s and Athletic Directors Suites. The SFC will provide the food and refreshments for the evening. More information will be forthcoming as details get finalized. The next SFC event on the calendar is the “Golfing with the Coaches” that will once again occur at the Tuscarora Golf Club in Marcellus, NY on Monday May 23, 2022. Nick Marsella will once again be the Chairman for this year’s affair as he has done such a great job for both the 2019 and 2021 golfing with the Coaches events. Items are needed for the auctions, particularly any Syracuse Orange Football memorabilia. Please submit any auction items or ideas to Nick.
8. Report on Zoom meeting with Herman Frazier/ Salatha Willis Ring of Honor
Dr. Salatha Willis (Associate Athletic Director of Diversity, Culture and Climate) was previously identified as possibly being able to brief the SFC about the nomination process for inclusion into the Ring of Honor. A conference call/zoom meeting was held with the above individuals and the SFC’s Warren Harvey and Keenan Hale. Although no definitive solutions were achievable as a result of the conversations it was agreed by all that Coach Ben deserved such recognition and hence the effort will continue. It was agreed that if Ben was to be given this honor it would be ideal to happen during the football season.
9. New Business/Open Mic
A number of issues were discussed including securing tickets to away games, discounted tickets for home games, availability to purchase SFC polo shirts and other Club clothing and merchandise. Another issue brought up was how to treat former Orange Footballers that went into the portal and are now out of SU in regards to SFC membership? Tuscarora Golf Club in Marcellus, NY. Nick Marsella will once again be the Chairman for this affair as he did such a great job for the 2019 and 2021 Golfing with the Coaches events. Items are needed for the auctions, particularly any Syracuse Orange memorabilia. Please submit any auction items or ideas to Nick.
10. Next Meeting
The next zoom meeting of the SFC Board will occur on Tuesday afternoon at 4:30pm on April 19, 2022.
Prepared by Kevin McLoughlin