A few follow up items / major highlights from yesterday's meeting:
- The minutes of the meeting are HERE.
- The Oakville and Mehlville Novice Weekend has moved dates. A revised calendar (hopefully with all of the typos removed) is HERE.
- The second stages of "Ethical Concerns" conversations began yesterday, which was actually a follow up to a conversation had at the Spring 2017 Coaches' Meeting. An "Ethical Considerations Ad Hoc" is being created and is open to any and all coaches who want to discuss these issues and how to address them. Please visit the AD HOC PAGE of the East MO website to sign up if you're so inclined to join this group (or one of the other four ad hocs).
- A decent chunk of the meeting yesterday was spent discussing the calendar - specifically the "Fall Gauntlet" that exists this year because of how the calendar falls. Coaches at the meeting UNANIMOUSLY AGREED THAT WE NEED TO HAVE A "CALENDAR PLANNING" MEETING IN FEBRUARY OF 2018 TO TRY AND ASSEMBLE A BETTER CALENDAR FOR 2018 - 2019. If this is to work, we'll need every tournament host to participate, so I'm going to try and finalize a date by early next week and send it out. Coaches who don't host tournaments are, of course, welcome to participate as well.