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Recreational Sports Committee

Committee Activities/Meeting Topics:
  • September 19, 2006 (First Meeting):
    Introductions were made and the election for vice chair took place. Elizabeth Cullingford was elected.

    Tom Dison provided an overview of the committee’s role and relationship to the Division of Recreational Sports. The committee watched a RecSports iMovie. Then Dison shared a sampling of divisional highlights from 2005-06 and reviewed some divisional publications including the annual report. Dison also outlined the division's goals and challenges for the current year.

  • October 3, 2006 (Special Meeting):
    This special meeting was called to specifically address operating hours and children's access to the Aquatic Complex. The committee reviewed Assembly Resolution #4 (AR-4) from Student Government, a resolution that requested a review of hours, children's access, and related issues associated with family usage. There was also a corollary discussion regarding the allocation and cost of recreational space at the Texas Swimming Center. Last year's Recreational Sports Committee also addressed many of these same issues. Dison notified the group that an internal task force had been formed to investigate and make recommendations regarding the specific questions posed through AR-4.

  • October 17, 2006 (Recreational Budget Presentation):
    An overview of the budget process was presented, along with the actual dollar amounts recommended for fiscal years 2007-08 and 2008-09. The committee reviewed and discussed the information presented and unanimously gave support of the proposed budget requests.

  • November 16, 2006 (Membership and Facility Usage Fees for 2007-08):
    The first topic discussed was a review of membership fees including categories and amounts. It was proposed and unanimously supported that membership fees would remain the same as the current year's. The second topic discussed was the facility use fee schedule for 2007-08, including a review of the different user groups. A recommended increase of 3.2% across-the-board in user fees was unanimously supported.

  • February 16, 2006 (Updates and Announcements):
    This meeting included an update of the task force's findings regarding pool hours and children's usage. It was also announced that the Student Services Budget Committee had approved the division's request for fiscal years 2007-08 and 2008-09. In addition, the facility use and membership fees for 2007-08 had been approved by the administration as recommended. An update on two pending facility projects, including the renovation of the Clark Field turf area and the conversion of Whitaker Tennis Courts to include a bank of indoor courts, were both discussed. A review of past and upcoming special events was also provided.

  • April 4, 2006 (Election of 2007-08 Chair and Membership Affordability Initiative):
    Elections for the chair of the 2007-08 Recreational Sports Committee were held. Elizabeth Cullingford will be chair next year. A presentation on the membership affordability initiative was given, resulting in a lively discussion among the committee members. While supportive in concept, there remain unanswered questions with regard to how and when to forward a specific proposal.

  • May 4, 2007 (Wrap-up and Discussion of Summer and Future Activities):
    The final meeting of the year is set to take place on May 4, 2007.
Committee Activities/Meeting Topics for the Upcoming Year 2007-08:
  • Introductions and committee overview
  • Election of vice chair
  • Review of divisional accomplishments from 2006-07 and goals for upcoming year
  • RecSports' budget presentation for 2008-09 and 2009-2010
  • Membership and facility usage fees for 2008-09
  • Updates and announcements
  • Special topics as needed
The committee is acknowledged for their support, time, efforts, and commitment put forth during the past year.
Marc Musick, chair