Louisville Rotary Club

Meeting Minutes

September 9, 2020

 

President Jared Shive chaired the luncheon meeting held at Paradise UCC with 19 members and four guests present. Guests included Todd Hixenbaugh, the new Associate Pastor at Paradise; Alex Powell, a Rotarian in the Canton Club ( she is now living in Louisville); Linda Parrish and Terri Horn, the Louisville Schools Athletic Director. Members stood in rapt attention as Paradise Pastor David Anderson gave a prayer, the Pledge of Allegiance and Four-Way Test was recited. Despite his presence, Songmeister Sigler let us down with no song.

 

Happy Dollars

* Cynthia Kerchner reminded all that Saturday was Farmer’s Market and help is needed early in the morning. She also said the LHS Drum Corps will be playing for everyone’s entertainment.

* Joanie Aljancic was thankful for the Splash Pad which was filled with happy children this morning before she left for this meeting.

* Jim Edwards announced we now have 1,297 flag recipients.

* Greg Anderson brought everyone up to date with what is going on with the Citizen of the Year project. He promised to keep us posted as new discussion is held.

 

The Program

Barb DiJacimo introduced the day’s speaker Terri Horn, the Athletic Director for the Louisville School System. Terri’s first comment deflated most of the members when she announced that she had no tickets for Friday’s game. She went on to explain that due to the Coronavirus, they are allowed only 15% of the seating capacity for a game — that’s 900 tickets. (Louisville stadium holds 6,000) The allotment, she explained, was tickets for the parents and siblings of the players, band members and cheerleaders. Two hundred tickets go to the visiting school. Then came Board members and school employees needed to work the game.

 

Terri went on to define who she is — a 30+ year educator with previous athletic director experience in the North Canton Schools.  Not too long ago she was working on a doctorate degree but was sidetracked with her fourth child. Her husband is the pastor of an intercity Canton church.

 

The Louisville football program was allowed just one scrimmage. Terri had high praise for the Federal League in helping her fill a 6-game schedule. She told of getting a Youngstown Area company to live stream the games and settled that just two days before the Dover game. The company — YSN — wants to get a foothold in the Stark County market and expected a few viewers for the first game. Terri said that the game had 22,000 hits, some from across the country.

Fans can watch Friday’s game by streaming at https://ysnlive.com/team/louisville. Terri reminded members that tickets are available for 9th grade games, JV games, volleyball, soccer and cross country. Team schedules can be accessed at LeopardsAthletic.org.

 

Terri also mentioned that there were no real decisions on winter sports at this time. Responding to a question about league affiliation, she said the school was keeping options open. “Being in the wrong league is like being in a bad marriage,” she noted.

 

It needs to be noted that Ms. Horn’s message went 10 minutes past one, but not one sole left or was anxious to leave.

 

Coming Events

 

September 16 — No luncheon meeting; members should register for the Tri-District meeting via Zoom.

Submitted by Allen Gress, Secretary
 

Terry Horn, Athletic Director

Louisville Rotary Club

Meeting Minutes

September 9, 2020

 

President Jared Shive chaired the luncheon meeting held at Paradise UCC with 19 members and four guests present. Guests included Todd Hixenbaugh, the new Associate Pastor at Paradise; Alex Powell, a Rotarian in the Canton Club ( she is now living in Louisville); Linda Parrish and Terri Horn, the Louisville Schools Athletic Director. Members stood in rapt attention as Paradise Pastor David Anderson gave a prayer, the Pledge of Allegiance and Four-Way Test was recited. Despite his presence, Songmeister Sigler let us down with no song.

 

Happy Dollars

* Cynthia Kerchner reminded all that Saturday was Farmer’s Market and help is needed early in the morning. She also said the LHS Drum Corps will be playing for everyone’s entertainment.

* Joanie Aljancic was thankful for the Splash Pad which was filled with happy children this morning before she left for this meeting.

* Jim Edwards announced we now have 1,297 flag recipients.

* Greg Anderson brought everyone up to date with what is going on with the Citizen of the Year project. He promised to keep us posted as new discussion is held.

 

The Program

Barb DiJacimo introduced the day’s speaker Terri Horn, the Athletic Director for the Louisville School System. Terri’s first comment deflated most of the members when she announced that she had no tickets for Friday’s game. She went on to explain that due to the Coronavirus, they are allowed only 15% of the seating capacity for a game — that’s 900 tickets. (Louisville stadium holds 6,000) The allotment, she explained, was tickets for the parents and siblings of the players, band members and cheerleaders. Two hundred tickets go to the visiting school. Then came Board members and school employees needed to work the game.

 

Terri went on to define who she is — a 30+ year educator with previous athletic director experience in the North Canton Schools.  Not too long ago she was working on a doctorate degree but was sidetracked with her fourth child. Her husband is the pastor of an intercity Canton church.

 

The Louisville football program was allowed just one scrimmage. Terri had high praise for the Federal League in helping her fill a 6-game schedule. She told of getting a Youngstown Area company to live stream the games and settled that just two days before the Dover game. The company — YSN — wants to get a foothold in the Stark County market and expected a few viewers for the first game. Terri said that the game had 22,000 hits, some from across the country.

Fans can watch Friday’s game by streaming at https://ysnlive.com/team/louisville. Terri reminded members that tickets are available for 9th grade games, JV games, volleyball, soccer and cross country. Team schedules can be accessed at LeopardsAthletic.org.

 

Terri also mentioned that there were no real decisions on winter sports at this time. Responding to a question about league affiliation, she said the school was keeping options open. “Being in the wrong league is like being in a bad marriage,” she noted.

 

It needs to be noted that Ms. Horn’s message went 10 minutes past one, but not one sole left or was anxious to leave.

 

Coming Events

 

September 16 — No luncheon meeting; members should register for the Tri-District meeting via Zoom.

 

Submitted by Allen Gress, Secretary