In attendance:  Bettina Aten, John Billings, Howard Day, Elizabeth Dupree, John Eisaman, Kevin Haggerty, Hunt Richardson, Bruce Simons-Morton, Andrew Strasfogel

 

Reports

 

1.  Treasury – Kevin reported that the NCSRA has about $26k in its general accounts, plus several thousand in a vanguard account for juniors.

2.  Membership – Elizabeth reported that membership has held about even over the past year, with 530 members paid up; most renew online, despite problems with the USSAR website

3.  Fisher Cup – congratulations were offered to John Eisaman for his excellent organization and leadership of the Fisher Cup.  Congratulations and thanks also to Andrew Strasfogel and his Awards Committee.  Thanks to Hunt and others for organizing the end-of-the season and end of Fisher Cup social, which was attended by as many 50 people.]

4.  Tournaments: Hunt announced that the Lucky Nick may include a pro draw and be held in association with the MSSRA (details to follow);  Howard announced that the Mosquito Open would be held this summer (July) at UClub and Potomac School and that information is forthcoming.

 

Business

 

1.  Order of play.  The Board agreed that for summer league, captains would be required to provide a ranking of their players, and players would be required to play in that order, at least until mid-season, when they could be adjusted.  New players would also need to be ranked.  Rankings should be based on the NCSRA ratings and club ladder standings.

2.  Eligibility by division.  The Board agreed that until such time as ratings are posted real time (we are working on this with Rail Station), player eligibility will be based on ratings at the beginning of the season and players cannot play down during the season, even if their rating should decline during the season.

3.  The NCSRA is pleased to endorse the two new juniors programs in the area, DC Squash Academy and SquashEmpower (see below). 

4.  Nominations were accepted for the following Board positions (effective at the next meeting):  Bettina Aten -- VP for Women’s Squash; Brian O’Hora -- VP for Junior’s Squash.  Nominations for President are still open and nominations are welcome. 

 

Future Business

 

1.  Division 6.  Final details for Div 6 will be worked out at the June meeting, in time for the Fall season.

2.  Next meeting: Tuesday, June 6, 6:45-8:30 SCLA

 

(Corrections and additions to these notes welcome)

 

To do

1.  Who will be responsible for ordering the Fisher Cup trophies?

2.  Rod, when possible would you update the photos on the webpage?

3.  Brad and Bill, will you finalize the details on Div 6 and present (in person if possible; by email if not) for discussion and approval at the June 6 meeting?  Specifically, the Division needs a coordinator and rating limit. 

 

Endorsements:

 

The National Capital Squash Racquets Association (NCSRA), which is the governing organization of squash players in the greater District of Columbia area with more than 500 members and the local affiliate organization of the United States Squash Racquets Association, is pleased to endorse DC Squash Academy.  Like the DC Squash Academy, the NCSRA is committed to growing the sport of squash and increasing the number of squash players young and old.  We are pleased to recognize the efforts of DC Squash Academy to teach squash to children, especially those whose backgrounds might not normally provide them opportunities to participate, and to assist the program in its related effort to encourage the academic and civic development of these children. 

 

Disclaimer:  The NCSRA has no financial or programmatic involvement with DC Squash Academy and is not responsible for DC Squash Academy's activities, costs, or liability.

 

 

The National Capital Squash Racquets Association (NCSRA), which is the governing organization of squash players in the greater District of Columbia area with more than 500 members and the local affiliate organization of the United States Squash Racquets Association, is pleased to endorse SquashEmpower.  Like SquashEmpower the NCSRA is committed to growing the sport of squash and increasing the number of squash players young and old.  We are pleased to recognize the efforts of SquashEmpower to teach squash to children, especially those whose backgrounds might not normally provide them opportunities to participate, and to assist the program in its related effort to encourage the academic and civic development of these children. 

 

Disclaimer:  The NCSRA has no financial or programmatic involvement with SquashEmpower and is not responsible for SquashEmpower's activities, costs, or liability.

 

Thanks for your commitment to the NCSRA.