Grissom High School
JROTC Booster Club Minutes
January 17, 2008
Call to Order
Meeting was called to order by President Janet Lewis at 7:00 p.m.
The minutes for the November meeting were posted on the website for review. Copies
were also made available on the tables. Motion was made by Leslie McDaniel to approve
the minutes with a second by Don Wheeler. Acceptance of the minutes was passed
Copies of the Financial Report with the adjusted budget items were provided on the
tables for review.
? Website – pictures of the drill team has been posted on the web. There was a
problem with the disk containing rifle team pictures.
? Facility & Beautification Committee – volunteers needed. If interested see Janet
? Stay-Brite items for uniforms are available for sale.
? T-shirts and hoodies are still available for sale.
? Rocket City Marathon – JROTC won third place in the support of the race and
? Budget –
o Army funds for transportation have been exhausted.
o Bus funds for Bear Creek and Nationals are in account.
o $700 left to use in school account.
o Buses will be needed for MST competitions to Austin Peay and Ooltewah and
a Drill meet in Birmingham.
o Drill National Meet - $3800 in budget for Drill Team meets.
o Invitation received from Marion Military Institute for a Drill Meet.
o It was asked if the Colonel had a cost estimate for the Drill Meets.
? Freshmen Promotion Board
o Week of January 21
st rdo Class A Uniform to be worn on Wednesday, January 23. sto Promotion Ceremony to be held January 31. Parents are welcome to attend to
pin the rank on their cadet.
st? No uniform day the week of January 21 for upperclassmen.
? Military Ball
o All cadets are encouraged to attend.
o Attire – Males – white shirt and bowtie with their uniform
Females – prom style dress
o Photographer will be available.
o Lead out will begin at 8:00
o Security – cadets must RSVP with all names, including names of drivers.
Must arrive through Gate 9. Drivers must have proof of insurance.
o Information sheet to be sent home
? Cadet Pictures are still available through Waldrup. Contact Waldrup to obtain proofs.
? Calendar –
o Ice Skating & Broom Hockey – to be determined
o Movie Night – two more will be planned thth – 13 o Ft. Campbell, KY field trip – possibly late March or early April o Cadets will receive same type of training as ROTC cadets ? Summer Camp – Upperclassmen (Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors) o 10 slots available o Ft. Knox, KY with Six Flags and museum tour on June 8o $55 per cadet on a chartered bus
rd o Deadline to sign up is February 23 sto 1 Sgt. and Col. will be attending
? Summer Camp – Freshmen thsto Ft. McClellan on May 26 – 31
o 10 slots available
o $35 per cadet. Col. would like some upperclassmen to also attend.
rdo Deadline to sign up is February 23
o Sgt. Grady will be attending. Col. will be attending for three days.
? Portables – Col has talked to Mr. Drake about the replacement of changing portables.
There is no rush at this time.
? Uniforms – ACUs are in and till be distributed to the female MST members first and
then the Drill Team. Col. is working toward the cadets wearing uniforms each week.
? Military Ball – parents are invited to attend the lead out.
? In December a letter was sent to Dr. Moore officially requesting an I-Pod. Dr. Moore
and Mr. Wheeler have presented the request to the state level with drawings. The
holdup is the $5 million funding. As of now there are no plans to use bond funds.
? March meeting will be March 27thth. April’s meeting has been changed to April 24.
? Awards Day will be the third Thursday in April.
? Corporate Sponsorship – over $3450 has been received to date. ? Public Affairs – nothing to report.
? Chaperone – a chaperone is need for trip to Ft. Knox
? Website – no status to report.
? PE/Life – Janet Lewis has been in contact with Dr. Shipman. Approval has been
received at the local level. Everything has been sent to the state level for approval.
Dr. Shipman has asked school principals for the names and social security numbers of
the students affected. This applies to freshmen and sophomores. This entire process
will need to be done every two years, including the names and social security
numbers of the students. Juniors and seniors are exempt from the requirements of
? Awards – first meeting scheduled for the beginning of February
? Recruiting – no status to report rd ? Engineering – no activity; still looking for a committee chair tho Ooltewah – March 8 ? MST Rep. – two upcoming meets
o Austin Peay - February 23? Drill Rep. sto Cadets did well at the Red Bank meet December 1. rdo Johnson High meet – February 23. sto Birmingham meet – March 1
o Sparkman meet - April
? Rife Rep. – Rifle team qualified for Regionals at Ft. Benning or Colorado Springs. It
is unknown which location the team will compete at. Additional shooters are needed.
? Cannon Rep. – plans to shoot the cannon at the soccer games. ? LET 1 – no status to report
? LET 2 – no status to report
Good of the Order
? Next Meeting to be held February 21st.
? Parents were reminded to sign the roster.
A motion was made by Leslie McDaniel, seconded by Amy Anderson, and passed
unanimously to adjourn the meeting. The meeting was adjourned at 7:49 p.m.
JROTC Booster Club
January 17, 2008
Yvonne Williams Ryan Williams
Tammy Rex Brittany Shubert Tammy Klueger Trevor Fowler Donna & Curtis Putnam Shannon Putnam Jeff Mink Steven Mink
Mary Fountain Bekah Fountain Bill Lizotte Stephen Lizotte Cathy Hays Jordan Hays
Leslie McDaniel Curtis Boone Jona McCauley Emma McCauley Debra Herald Eric Herald
Donald Wheeler Jordan Wheeler Denise Sommers Stephanie Sommers Catherine Taylor Patrick Balch Dixie Edwards Karly Edwards Charles Hall Oliver Norris Deborah Crouse Lee Crouse
Jack Tomkovich Ashleigh Tomkovich Melissa Brister Daniel Brister Amy Anderson Sean Gossage
Stephanie Payne & Bob Armstrong Matt Payne Andy Wells Robb Wells
Karen Brown David Brown
Susan Zimmerly Chelsea Alligood Reba Cook David Farmer
Janet Lewis Vincent Bramble