CRCA Board Call – Fri April 24, 2020 12pm est.
On the Call: Lori, Pat, Tessa, Nancy, Liz, Leg, Jane, Maddie, Mike, Emily, Kate, Jamie, Jenn, Sheila, Derek
Kate- Covid19 ThinkTank: ( vision – try to help us construct the conversation)
Kate will manage the thin- tank groups- (give a starting point and goals to meet X often as small groups and then reconvene as a large group)
Main thing – Cost is the main issue overall
Regionally based race schedules is also a TOP priority
Kate’s Proposal – Mission Statement and Target Groups –https://drive.google.com/file/d/115Vl_6Q6R4axFpzJ2R0jLZ81vnnTSTMp/view?usp=sharing
Do we open it up to current non-rowing coaches or not?
Primary concern = is budget for all programs
Addresses racing, travel, NCAA selection, etc- CONFERENCE and REGIONS to establish a framework for racing -Have the group come up with a way to centralize the sharing of scheduling, here are the racecourses in our region.
-If it becomes an issue of Fighting to keep our sport alive – would then involve USOC / USRowing
First Step – taking inventory of what the conversation is at each of these schools
B/c we all are hinging on football – What would our scenario look like if its mild, moderate, vs severe problem- What is our solution for each of those
D2 / D3 and Ivy League Effects =
Lori – Ivy League hasn’t been told about changes in anything yet ( been warned there will be adjustments in budgets, but no specifics yet – football doesn’t have the same effect, but endowments have taken a huge hit)
D3- Tessa- depends on institution and their endowment – no specifics. Just hearing they are prioritizing the education
Meg – agrees it is dependent upon the school, within the last week, there has been a lot more collaboration in the conference- created own taskforce to address
Next action– reach out to anyone that we believe should be on this committee ( people from missing conferences)
1st task – taking inventory of what’s happening at the conference and regional level
Target date, for first zoom meeting – Friday meeting ( set up a Zoom call with Kate for this)
Kate will send out by Wednesday to the CRCA Board- the agenda for Friday’s call with the group
BOARD voted in ICAC campaign:
10 members voted YES to sign the SaveCollegeSport form- but NO financial obligation (other 4 were signed off the call by then)
Voting results from membership call on All-American Awards -majority was to published the nomination list— but we need to be VERY clear with messaging
Send out during May.
CRCA- Scholar athlete form
Meeting Adjourned. 1:20pm