Ranger Foundation Meeting NotesMarch 21, 2018Called to order at 3:02Members present: Armida Damitz, Veronica Dorion, Bill Ball, Sarah Kim, Dennis McEvoy, Rich Utter2018/2019 Scholarships: We reviewed a new chart of available scholarships for the coming year (attached)which will be part of the student application packets once all the benefactors have approved the descriptions oftheir various scholarships. We are delighted that Will Mehle and JD Griste have both added sponsoredscholarships this year! We resolved to offer the ELL scholarship again this year to see if it’s a usefulcategory, and we changed the application to read “up to four” Foundation scholarships in order to give us somefinancial wiggle room, as well as adding the requirement for unofficial transcripts. Once all parties haveapproved the descriptions, Sarah will get application originals to Tori Bacal so that they can be distributed bythe end of the month.The new JD Griste Science Scholarship will likely be funded through a Donor Advised Fund. Dennis willwrite a letter in the next week to Dr. Griste confirming how such a fund would fit in with our existing structure.We’ll also talk to Dr. Griste about protocols if there are no eligible applicants – would money be carried over?Would requirements be relaxed?UA Baseball Outing: Dennis has arranged a UA Baseball outing for the Foundation Board and the RHSAdministration and friends. The game will be Saturday, April 7 at 7p.m. There is a possibility that the datewill be changed to Friday, April 20: Ms. Welch will query the admin early next week and let us know. Further,she has requested that the Foundation sponsor a bowling night for the entire faculty some time later this spring.Golf Tournament: We began discussing this year’s golf outing. Plans are to have it at Arizona Nationalagain, though Dennis Palmer will be leaving. Goal is register 40 players. The date is in flux – though we hadoriginally talked about June 8, a Friday, we are also thinking of Friday June 1, as well as Saturday June 9.Consensus was that June 1 would work best for most Board members. This will fall the week after theMemorial Day weekend. Dennis will talk to Arizona National and have a firm date for our next meeting.New Business: The Board discussed and approved a $900 payment to sponsor RHS seniors to attend Girls’State and Boys’ State again this year.Next Meeting: Wednesday, April 11, 3:00Adjournment: 3:38 p.m.
Ranger Foundation Meeting
August 31, 2016
Called to order at 3:00 p.m.
Members present: Sarah Kim, Hank Matz, Dennis McEvoy, Rich Utter
New Hall of Fame Inductees: Dennis has already arranged for meetings with Mr. Mehle’s son and Mareena Boosamra-Ball and her husband. Maryann Calmes has agreed to two dates for meetings, then cancelled, but a meeting is now scheduled for Saturday, September 10.
Guest Speaker: Pat Darcy, alumnus and former Cincinnati Reds pitcher, has agreed to be our breakfast speaker.
Breakfast Registration/HOF Bios: Sarah will coordinate with Armida and Laura to get the registration forms printed/posted ASAP, and also to generate short biographies of the honorees to be posted on the website.. Our goal is to submit the biographical information for the honorees to Chris Snodgrass by our next meeting (Sept. 14).
Rincon Faculty Meeting Sept. 7: Board members will attend the first few minutes of the faculty meeting in order to promote the breakfast as well as the Mini-Grants. Sarah will bring grant forms to the meeting, and we hope to have the form on the website by then.
We discussed the disappointing “no show” rate of educators at the breakfast last year (possibly due to the timing, right after fall break). We are not sure if we have a sponsor for teachers this year, and suggested a $20 “educator rate” to cover the cost of the breakfast catering. But we’re not giving up on finding a sponsor or sponsors!
Videos: Four of the student videos are already complete. And Chris has been able to schedule all but one of the others (student is at ASU).
Corporation Commission Annual Report: Laura has agreed to update the online report by this year’s deadline, which is Sept. 21.
Next Meeting: Wednesday, Sept. 14