ADVISORY COMMITTEES

Dedicated Fundraising 

 

The Booster Club establishes Advisory Committees, lead by an Advisory Committee Chair for any club/sport/activity at Issaquah High School that does fundraising or collects funds for a specific club/sport/activity.  

Advisory Committee members and chairs are appointed by the Board.  Approved Advisory Committees are then be permitted to engage in Booster-related fundraising efforts on behalf of its sport/club/activity.  Funds raised by Advisory Committees will be earmarked as “restricted funds” and held by the Booster Club for the benefit of the team.  Advisory Committees also make advises to the program's coach/advisory about other Booster related benefits, such as grants, scholarships and awards.  

Each Advisory Committee will be established for an annual term, with the start and end date determined by the Board. Advisory Committee Chairs and Committee are reviewed annually and may be removed at any time for not meeting criteria.

Guidelines have been put in place to set clear expectations for Advisory Committees, while providing each committee flexibility to meet the needs of its specific sport/club/activity.  

Please contact Booster Club Executive Vice President, Casey Stenzel if:   (a) you would like to be considered to be a member or chair of an Advisory Committee    (b) you can recommend another parent to be an Advisory Committee member or chair.    (c) Have questions about the Advisory Committees.

 

Advisory Committee Members

Sport Chair Committee Members (at least 2) Annual Term
Baseball Lida Buckner   May-May
Girls Basketball Tom Van Halm   March-March
Boys Basketball Dawn Farmer  Carlyn AdamsBarb Howe March-March
Football Scott Potter  Patty ThiemeDanielle Githens Nov-Nov
Girls Soccer Tom Van Halm   Nov-Nov
Boys Soccer Ray Oen   May-May
Softball Eric Malone   May-May
Cross Country Lisa Clawson  Kim Putney Nov-Nov
Track  Lisa Clawson   Kim Putney May-May
Boys Tennis NEED   Nov-Nov
Robotics  Stacy Irwin  Raja Yanni, Sunil Shah  
Sports Medicine Club Sandy Schmidt   Sept-Sept

Advisory Committee Chair and Committee Roles, Expectations Operational Guidelines

QUESTIONS?  The Advisory Committee falls under the Booster Club Executive Vice President, Casey Stenzel.  

HISTORY:

The Advisory Committee structure was introduced to the Booster Club framework in May 2017.  During the Fall of 2016, the Booster Club engaged Perkins Coie, on a pro bono basis, to provide advice regarding corporate governance matters.  As part of that review, Perkins Coie recommended that Boosters strengthen the Board’s internal controls with respect to sport-specific fundraising efforts. They also recommended a complete revision of the Bylaws to cleanly reflect current standards and the numerous Amendments since the Booster Club was established in 1995. 

In consultation with legal counsel, the Board established new Advisory Committees to support specific teams, along with guidelines and expectations for those committees.  With the Issaquah High School, Athletic Director's support, the Booster Club is now positioned to provide an official framework to support sport-specific fundraising efforts.