Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Youth Sports Photography


My name is Bill McLean, and I am President of McLean Digital, Inc. We are a youth sports photography business. Bob has invited me into your Blog so I could introduce myself to all swim teams.

I am interested in making partnerships with each swim team. We provide team/event and action photography for your clubs. A percentage of the sales from the team/event photography will be donated back to each organization as well as to TSA to provide scholarship funding.

I believe this would be a win-win situation for everyone (your swim team, TSA, and Mclean Digital). If anyone would like to get more information, please feel free to email me (bill@mcleandigital.com) or visit my website: http://www.mcleandigital.com.

Thanks for your time,

Bill McLean

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Post-season survey

I apologize for not having this ready sooner, but the 2008 TSA Post-Season Survey is finally available on-line at http://www.bodizzle.com/PostSeasonSurvey2008/2008Survey.htm. Many of the questions on this survey were requested specifically by various TSA Reps, so kudos to everyone who suggested additions. Thanks also are due once again to former TSA President Rebeccah Bodart for generously hosting the survey on her site.

Please fill this out by Labor Day, while your pool is still open and memories of the recently-completed season are still fresh. If your team has multiple reps or alternates, please coordinate among yourselves so that only one of you completes the survey. However, within that single response, you are encouraged to incorporate feedback from all individuals who shared the responsibilities of TSA rep for your team over the previous year.

Note that this survey is not the Fall Election for the two offices whose terms expire this year (Treasurer and Vice-president). That election will also be conducted via a web vote, but not until later this fall (or at the January meeting if no candidates are forthcoming before then). However, clubs must participate in both of the on-line polls (this Survey and the forthcoming Election) in order to receive attendance credit for the Fall Board (virtual) Meeting.

On the subject of elections, please contact any of the four current officers if you are interested in running for either of these offices yourself. Remember, both Ira and Nita have stated that they will not be returning to these posts, so all nominations are welcome!

Enjoy the rest of the summer!

Monday, August 4, 2008

Grievance Committee; Scholarship; Survey; 2009 Board Meetings

Hello again Reps,

The TSA Bylaws require the President to chair the Grievance Committee. That committee met this past week, and the proceedings are now available.

Also, one more reminder to encourage your rising senior swimmers to apply for the $1,000 Pool Professional Partnership Scholarship before the September 1 deadline. The company informed me Friday that they have only received “a couple” of entries so far, so the field is wide open for more applicants.

I will try to get the post-season survey out by next weekend. If you have any further suggestions for questions you would like to see on the survey, please send them to me ASAP. Also, if you have any ideas for better meeting places for next year’s Board meetings, please let me know. I will start trying to book next year’s meetings later this month.

Enjoy the rest of the summer,