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The board

The Board of Directors meets at the MYA Building on the third Sunday of each month (except December) at 7:00 p.m. during the season and 6:30 p.m. during other months of the year. Meetings are open to ALL interested parents and caregivers. We encourage you to attend and offer your suggestions and input as we strive to make the Cardinals program the best it can be.

Meeting Minutes can be found here.

Board elections are held at the January meeting. Anyone interested in serving on the Board should send a letter of intent to the president.

President  Melanie Curren                                               president@merrimackcardinals.org

The President is the Chief Executive Officer of the organization, responsible for coordinating the activities of the Board including calling and presiding at all regular and special meetings and shall exercise general supervision over the activities and welfare of the Program. The President is an ex-officio member of all committees and will act as the representative liaison to the MYA Executive Board and the selected affiliated league for the Merrimack Cardinals.

1st Vice President  Gerry Marshall                                           1vp@merrimackcardinals.org

The First Vice President shall, in the absence of, perform all duties and assume all responsibilities of the President. The First Vice President will support the annual audit of the books by the MYA, will support the budget formulation for the following year, will monitor spending during the existing year, and be responsible for the registration process for the program working closely with the Football Coordinator, Spirit Coordinator, and the Board. The First Vice President shall perform additional duties as assigned by the Board.

Treasurer   Open                                                            treasurer@merrimackcardinals.org

The Treasurer shall maintain all records of a financial nature for the organization. The Treasurer or President shall have authority to write checks, counter-signed by the President or First Vice President, when appropriate, and to coordinate payment to the Merrimack Cardinal Football/Cheerleading Program by the MYA Treasurer when appropriate. The Treasurer will collect all funds and disburse or deposit as appropriate in accordance with the actions of the Board and/or as outlined in the Program budget. He/she will be responsible for an annual audit of the books by the MYA, to determine the budget for the following year, and to monitor spending during the existing year for the entire program. The Treasurer will present to the Board of Directors all invoices scheduled for payment or paid for acceptance/awareness of the Board of Directors. The Treasurer will create and present to the Board for final approval the Annual Budget. The Treasurer shall perform additional financial duties as assigned by the Board.

Program Coordinator   Jen Suitter                                   program@merrimackcardinals.org

The Program Coordinator shall take all open and closed meeting minutes, which shall reflect any and all actions taken by the Board and attendance at such meetings. The Coordinator will assist the President in preparing the agenda for upcoming meetings, keeping track of action or discussion items that were discussed for upcoming meetings. Records shall be kept by the Coordinator of minutes, agendas, and correspondence. The Coordinator will maintain/update rosters and compile and organize participant paperwork. The Coordinator will also be responsible for public relations and general communications related to the Cardinals Program including necessary advertisements and notices in local papers, as well as work with the various football/cheerleading teams to publish game stories and all relevant newsworthy information to the players, cheerleaders, parents, newspapers, etc. The Coordinator is responsible for ensuring that all facets of the program are covered by insurance. The Coordinator shall perform additional duties as assigned by the Board.

Football Coordinator   Kevin Grady                                   football@merrimackcardinals.org

The Football Coordinator is responsible for all facets of organizing of teams, assembling and training of coaching staffs, and following all the league's rules and regulations. The Football Coordinator is responsible for obtaining the Board's approval on his/her head coaching selections, which should be supported by prior coaching experience and/or prior year evaluations. The Football Coordinator is responsible for supervision of all coaches, assistants, and the youth of the football program. The Coordinator will be responsible for working with coaches to submit rosters to the Program Administrator in accordance with the timing and criteria requirements. The Football Coordinator will ensure that a certified First Aid person is at each practice and a Board member at scrimmages. He/she will be available to assist the President in any football grievances. The Football Coordinator is responsible for on field/game day “flow” and assisting visiting teams with the field facilities for Cardinals Football home games. The Coordinator is expected to attend, or send an appropriate delegate, to all required MYA and AYF meetings. The Football Coordinator shall perform additional duties as assigned by the Board.

Spirit Coordinator   Michelle Lambert                                   spirit@merrimackcardinals.org

The Spirit Coordinator is responsible for ensuring that all facets of organizing of squads, assembling and training of coaching staffs, and following all the league's rules and regulations. The Spirit Coordinator is responsible for obtaining the Board's approval on his/her head coaching selections, which should be supported by prior coaching experience and/or prior year evaluations. The Spirit Coordinator is responsible for supervision of all coaches, assistants, and the youth of the cheerleading program. The Coordinator will be responsible for working with coaches to submit rosters to the Program Administrator in accordance with the timing and criteria requirements, as well as making the arrangements and completing the necessary paperwork for practices, states, and national competitions. The Spirit Coordinator will ensure that a certified First Aid person is at each practice and will be responsible for the cheerleading equipment and supplies inventory and reporting same to the Board on a regular basis. He/she will be available to assist the President in any cheerleading grievances. The Spirit Coordinator shall perform additional duties as assigned by the Board.

Equipment Coordinator   BA Taylor                                 equipment@merrimackcardinals.org

The Equipment Coordinator will coordinate with the respective coaching and team support staffs to supply the equipment needs of all football teams. He/she has full authority to order and purchase football equipment, medical supplies, and other related football supplies within the adopted budget and Board guidelines. The Equipment Coordinator is responsible for maintaining the football storage room, complete equipment and supplies inventory status, and reporting same to the Board on a regular basis. He/she will be responsible for maintaining the football field during game days and special events. The Equipment Coordinator shall perform additional duties as assigned by the Board.

Fundraising Coordinator   Kristen Caisse                      fundraising@merrimackcardinals.org

The Fundraising Coordinator will develop an annual plan to achieve the revenue goals and objectives less any anticipated Town funds, concessions, and registration fees as set forth by the Board in the adopted budget. He/she will present these fundraising activities to the Board for approval prior to Program registration. The Fundraising Coordinator will be responsible for coordinating the approved activities and has full authority to seek out and obtain the assistance deemed necessary for a successful outcome. He/she, along with the Treasurer, is responsible for submitting detailed reports showing moneys spent and received for each fundraiser. The Fundraising Coordinator shall perform additional duties as assigned by the Board.

Volunteer Coordinator   Lynsay Hooven                           volunteer@merrimackcardinals.org

The Volunteer Coordinator will work closely with the Fundraising Coordinator and Concessions Manager to obtain the scope of the volunteering needed and will develop an annual plan to successfully achieve the volunteer support needs as set forth by the Board in the adopted budget. He/she will present this plan to the Board for approval prior to Program registration. The Volunteer Coordinator will be responsible for coordinating with team parents to recruit the human resources deemed necessary for a successful outcome of each activity and for communicating specifics to the activity's coordinator in advance of the event to ensure accountability. The Volunteer Coordinator shall perform additional duties as assigned by the Board.

Concessions Coordinator   Amanda Hilyard                    concessions@merrimackcardinals.org

The Concessions Manager will develop an annual plan to achieve the revenue and expense goals and objectives of the concession stand as set forth by the Board in the adopted budget. He/she is responsible for all facets of the Program's concessions stand including procurement of consumable goods and the supplies and equipment necessary to produce such goods in accordance with Town and State health and safety regulations. The Concessions Manager will be responsible for coordinating food handling activities, including trash disposal, and has full authority to seek out and obtain the assistance deemed necessary for a successful outcome. He/she, along with the Treasurer, is responsible for submitting detailed reports showing moneys spent and received for each day of home games and any special events approved by the Board. The Concessions Manager shall perform additional duties as assigned by the Board.

Scholastics Coordinator   Jessica Gorton                       scholastics@merrimackcardinals.org

The Scholastics Coordinator is responsible for supporting the duties of the Program Administrator as needed.  As well as the coordination of special projects including the creation and distribution of Merrimack Cardinals flyers, promoting an Informational Night and assisting with Registration.  The role also requires computation and submission of the Organization's scholastics in accordance with the rules and procedures as delineated by regional and national organizational rules.