News and Announcements
It’s a flash Fireside Chat!
This Saturday I will be at Bier Brewery from 12:30pm to 2pm. Any and all topics are open for conversation. Come by and bitch & moan to me about how terrible I am, share that awesome idea that you’ve been thinking about, ask a zillion questions about next year’s Pub Leagues, or just share a beer with me and we can talk about Star Wars (seriously, it’s a month away, I will talk about it for the entire hour and a half if you want to).
But wait, it’s an entire Bier Brewery weekend! Because Sunday at noon, there will be a viewing of the International Series Football match between Ireland and Australia. It’s the second match of the series, with Australia having won the first match. This will also not be a live viewing, since the match is being played at something like 3:45am our time. Which means if you want to be surprised of who wins, don’t Google the match details before you go.
There may be some of our friends from the local Aussie Rules Football club there, as well, so you can tell them how anything and everything that is good about International Rules comes from Gaelic Football (I don’t even know what I’m talking about, but you should still say it).
Additionally, we will be issuing a call for nominations for player awards in the near future. Start thinking about who you’d like to nominate, and keep your eyes peeled for the official announcement.
Make a quick note that we will be having our Winter Pub Crawl on December 9th. Details will follow soon!
Finally, in a bit of quick news from the USGAA national conference: While the individual player registration measure failed to pass (which would’ve added the most amount of financial burden to our club), the individual player injury insurance requirement did pass.
We will be sifting through what exactly this means in terms of who is expected to carry it, how it will be carried out, and how much it will cost (currently, the USGAA itself doesn’t know how much it will cost). At a minimum, the cost to send teams to Nationals will go up.
Please feel free to ask questions, offer input, or better yet, attend a board meeting to stay up to speed with what this will mean for our club. The next board meeting is December 12th @ 7:30pm.
Don’t forget that the deadline to sign-up for the Indoor Hurling League is coming up this Friday.
Go to http://www.indygaa.com/events/5035061 to sign-up, and let us know if there is someone new who you want to get signed up, as well.
Don’t forget that the AGM is coming up on November 5th. There will be a vote on an update to the Fundraising Chair position, as well as for new club officers. Don’t forget to put your name in if you’d like to run for one of the positions up for election.
Finally, if you have not responded to the request for feedback on this year’s Pub Leagues, please take five minutes out of your day and go here to let us know your thoughts: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/SH5LDLY
We want to know how you felt about league play this year, so that we can improve it for next year.
The survey is pretty short and sweet (just nine questions, with a tenth question available for extra commentary), and your input is really important!
Go to https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/SH5LDLY and let us know what you think.
Everything is anonymous, so you can be completely honest without worrying about someone getting their feelings hurt.
We can’t make things better without knowing what all of you think, so head on over and give your two cents (or twenty).
The AGM is the time for your elected Board to update you on all the hard work they’ve put in for you this year, to elect hard working club members to open Board positions, and submit motions on items near and dear to your heart. If you care about the future of the Indianapolis GAA, this is the club event you should not miss!
Board positions open for election this year—all 2 year terms:
Public Relations Officer (PRO)
Submit all nominations for open positions to the secretary at email@example.com no later than Oct 31st, 2017.
If you have a motion you’d like considered for discussion during the AGM, please submit that to the secretary at firstname.lastname@example.org no later than Oct 31st, 2017.
Look for an email with 2016 AGM Meeting Minutes, 2017 AGM Agenda, and 2017 Board Reports by November 2nd.
Bent Rail Brunch will be available as well as delicious bloody mary’s and beer—so bring your fun money to support our great sponsor too!
If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to ask. See you all on the 5th!
Sign-up for Indoor Hurling League is now open!
First games throw-in on November 8th.
Head on over to the listing on the calendar for October 27th (http://www.indygaa.com/events/5035061), which is the deadline to get signed up.
RSVP by commenting, and include your t-shirt size.
The $15 downpayment can be made the same way you pay your member dues: Make sure you’re signed in, and go to the Members section (http://www.indygaa.com/clubs/4906). Once there, follow the “Special Orders” link to take you to the payment page.
If you have any questions regarding the league, please contact Dylan (email@example.com).
If you have any questions regarding payment or setting up a payment plan, please contact Jacob (firstname.lastname@example.org).