John Crawford said the pictures are ready for the SHOF Induction. Buffy presented each picture for everyone to see. Programs have been printed and Brian Smith will be the emcee. One family has not responded. Everything is set up for the induction ceremony.
Vivian Pettigrew has set up the BBQ dinner. There have been 60 tickets sold and more will be sold at the door. The family receives two free tickets. The rest are purchased. Tara made a motion for one family where each step-son will receive two tickets each instead of two per family. Judy seconded. Motion passed.
Tara submitted a press release and posted online. She will send out another press release to every reporter she can find an email for on TV and radio.
Finley King has the hammer & anvil trophies. Tara will bring the checks for the caterers.
Volunteers for the SHOF event should arrive at 4:30 p.m. on September 28th. The dinner begins at 5:30 p.m.
Buffy asked Finley if football tickets can be sold ($7) at the SHOF event because the line will be so long. He said he would have tickets available for purchase. The inductees will be added to the pass list to go through the gate and out on the field for recognition during the game.
Barney said the hole-in-one insurance has been ordered for the golf tournament and he is waiting on the final price. Judy added that Lucy took care of the updates to the alumni website. Judy presented an updated Committee List and went over all the duties and any updates that were made to the list since the last meeting. She said there had been approximately $9,000.00 committed from sponsors for the golf tournament so far. Last year, we grossed between $15,000 - $16,000 for the golf tournament. Gibby Gilbert and his son, as well as Jerry Merriman and his son will be playing on a team!
David said there were four commemorative bricks in Finley’s office. These have been ordered since we started selling them in July. Online ordering will happen once the PayPal account is set up. Tara said she is working on that. She said the next deadline should be December 31st. That will give time to get through the golf tournament. Jake will put an article out about it. Tara made a motion to approve PayPal by email after the meeting so we can expedite brick orders as soon as possible. Finley seconded. Motion passed. Barney wants to see about selling commemorative bricks for the dedication of the track. Lucy tabled this discussion until the next meeting in October and possibly discussing this in a committee separately.