President's Report - Virginia Paddock
   (2/12) It is the time of the year to start thinking of who you would like to see as Officers of the Club for the next two years.
   I would like to thank Dave Sturm, Bill Flynn and Dave Parlet for obtaining and showing us the Home movies of the Amerks in the late 1950's and the early 1960's . The films were great and Dave Parlet talked about the old Sweaters/Jersey's. Dave explained how he got involved in collecting Sweaters and Jersey's.
   It is with sadness that I have to tell the membership that a long time member Penny Fogg passed away on 1/14/12. Our thoughts and prayers are with her family.
   If anyone has any ideas to make the Club better or is interested in working the games please contact myself or any Board Member. I hope everyone has a great Valentines Day. GO AMERKS!!!!!!!!!!!
 
President's Report - Virginia Paddock
   (1/12) Well Christmas is over and a New Year is starting.
   The Christmas Family was very appreciative of everything. I would like to thank all the members who helped with this project..
   If anyone has any ideas to make the Club better, please see myself or a Board member.
   At the January 2012 meeting Bill Flynn will be showing some old film from the late 1950's and early 1960's, So be sure to come out to the meeting to see them.
   I hope everyone has a great New Year.
   GO AMERKS, BRING HOME THE CUP!!!!!!
 
President's Report - Virginia Paddock
   (12/11) Hockey season is in full swing now. I hope every one had a good Thanksgiving. The team is beginning to gel and starting to win more and more games.
   The Meet the Players Dinner was a huge success. We are now getting ready for the Christmas Family. The Tree is up, so stop by the table and get a tag for a member of this years family.
   I want to take this opportunity to wish you all a very Merry Christmas .
   Stop by the table to see what events and fundraiser we are currently doing. GO AMERKS!!!!!!!
 
President's Report - Virginia Paddock
   (11/11) Well Hockey Season is here. The Opening Night ceremonies were great. The Red Carpet added to thefestivities. It was great to see all the Alumni walking the Red Carpet. It looks like it will be a good year!
   Be sure to stop at the table to see what is going on in the Club. We are doing scrapbooks for the players again. We can still use a few more people to do scrapbooks. If you are interested in doing a scrapbook, please contact me at the table or call me at home See Page 5 For my Annual Report
 
President's Report - Virginia Paddock
   (10/11) Hello! I hope everyone had a great summer!. The hockey season is off and running. It looks like it could be a good season.
   I am in need of workers for the games; if you are interested please contact me at the games or my phone or email. Thanks again everyone!
   Also if anyone has any ideas on how to help me get more workers please contact me Let Go Amerks! Support your Amerks and the Booster Club.
   As always if you have any questions I can be reached at email - map13@frontiernet.net.
 
President's Report - Virginia Paddock
   (9/11) The Hockey season is fast approaching. Training Camp starts this month. Opening night, October 13th, is not far off. Looking forward to the new season.
  Anyone interested in doing a scrapbook for a player, please let me know and I will get you the book and articles.
  The Booster Club Convention is the weekend after Labor Day. This year's Convention is in Harrisburg, PA. This is considered to be the kickoff to Hockey Season. Remember this is YOUR Booster Club, come out and support it by buying raffle tickets, selling coffee, Enjoy the City Books, and Lottery Calendars.
  If you have any suggestions for other Fundraisers see myself or a Board Member. Come join in the fun times and support the Booster Club. GO AMERKS!!!!
 
President's Report - Virginia Paddock
   (8/11) I hope everyone is having a good summer.
  We hopefully will know who our parent team is going to be soon. We will again be doing scrapbooks for the players this year. Anyone interested in doing a scrapbook please contact me. We are looking forward to seeing you at the Booster Club Picnic on July 30th.
  Enjoy the rest of the summer.
 
President's Report - Virginia Paddock
   (6/11) I hope everyone is enjoying the Spring weather. It sure is better than snow.
   It is with regret that I received a letter of resignation from Jamie Decker from the Sunshine Committee. Jamie has done a great job with the Sunshine Committee. Jenny Schuber is now going to do the Sunshine Committee. If you know of anyone that is ill, death in the family, etc. please let Jenny know.
   We will be doing scrapbooks again for the players and front office. If you are interested in doing this project again or for the first time please give me a call or contact me at the meeting.
   I just received a email from the convention chairman with the side trips If you didn't get an email from her I do have a copy for those people.
   Hope to see you all at the Booster Club Picnic on July 30. Hope you are having a great summer.
 
President's Report - Virginia Paddock
   (5/11) Well the season is over. It was a great year even though we didn’t make the playoffs.
   Our Scrapbook Project for the players went very well. They were surprised and pleased.
   There was a good turn out for the Euchre Tournament.
   We are looking into getting Tax Exempt Status (501-C-3). We have most of the information. We hope to have more information on this over the summer.
   I want to thank all the officers for all their hard work as well as the members who have pitched in and worked. I hope everyone has a good summer.
 
President's Report - Virginia Paddock
   (4/11) The end of the regular season is fast approaching.
   I would like to thank all the members for their hard work this year. I also would like to thank all the members who did a scrapbook for the Players, Coaches and Ownership.
   We are working on submitting the paper work for obtaining 501-C-3 status, which is tax exempt status for the Booster Club. If we do get the tax exempt status all paperwork must be very thoroughly kept. I will keep the Club updated on the progress. Let's continue to support the team. GO AMERKS
 
President's Report - Virginia Paddock
   (3/11) Hope Well, here it is March and the season is winding down. We are in the stretch run for the playoffs.
   Hope everyone had a good Valentine’s Day.
   We helped the Amerks Alumni with the Craig Charron Night on the 23rd.
   Hope to see you around the table at the games.
   If any members can remember events the Booster Club has done in the past years, please let me know as Bill Flynn is looking to nominate the Booster Club for the Baseball Walk of Fame at Frontier Field.
   Look for more information on the 2011 AAHLBC Convention in
Hershey Pa. September 9-11, 2011
 
President's Report - Virginia Paddock
   (2/11) Hope everyone had a good New Year.
   We are still working hard to sell coffee, Enjoy the City books, etc to help raise money for the club. Any one interested see Karen or Sherry. We can always use workers on game night. If interested see Mark Polizzi. If you have any ideas for fundraising please see a board member.
   I would like to congratulate our two new Amerk Hall of Famers. Don Stevens and Doug Houda.
   I hope everyone has a great Valentines day. Hope to see you around the table.
 
President's Report - Virginia Paddock
   (1/11) Well another year has gone by and I really don’t know
where 2010 has gone.
   By the time you receive this newsletter, we will have already delivered the Gifts and Dinner to the Christmas Family.
   We have been asked to help in Raffle of NHL Jerseys for the Craig Charron Alumni Fund from the front office. Raffle to start after the beginning of the year. More information to follow.
   We hope you all had a Great Christmas and hope the New Year will be good to all of our Booster Club Members, Rochester Americans Front Office and the Rochester Americans Team.
   We are now well into the Hockey Season and we still need workers, so please contact Mark Polizzi.
   See you at the games.
 
President's Report - Virginia Paddock
   (12/10) Well By the time you read this the Meet the Player Dinner will
be over as well as Thanksgiving. I hope you all had a great Thanksgiving. For those who didn't go to the Meet the Player Dinner, it was a great time. The Players really enjoyed themselves.
   We are now well into the Hockey Season and we still need workers, so please contact Mark Polizzi. See Sandy Clement to sign up for the Christmas Dinner. We are doing a family for Christmas again. The Scrapbooks are going well. I hope you all have a great Holiday Season.
   Congratulation: 25 year pins - Alan & Peggy Leimberger. 10 year pins - John Carl, Carl Brant and Armstrong McCullough. See you at the games.
 
President's Report - Virginia Paddock
   (11/10) Well Hockey season has arrived. It looks like we have a
good team. By the time this comes out we will have had our first road trip to Hershey. Membership season is here so if you haven't renewed yet see Gary Schaeffer at any of the games or mail it to the Post Office Box. The Meet the Player Dinner date has been set see the article by Entertainment. If you are interested in working at the games please call or see Mark Polizzi.Support your Booster Club by purchasing Lottery Calendars, Enjoy the City Books, Coffee or Candy Bars. See you at the Games. GO AMERKS!
 
President's Report - Virginia Paddock
   (10/10) Well Hockey Season is just about here. By the time you read this the NHL Pre-season Game between the Panthers and Bruins will be history and we will be looking forward to the season opener. We will be continuing to raise money for Craig Charron (see separate article on page 2) as well as for the Booster Club. We are looking at many fund raising idea’s. If you have any idea’s please let a Board member know. Membership is in full swing. We have already been given a date for the “Meet the Players Dinner”. See Entertainment Report. We are looking for workers . If you are interested in working please see Mark Polizzi to sign up. The Booster Club Convention is over and everyone had a good time. Be sure to stop by the table to see what is new and available. GO AMERKS!!
 
President's Report - Virginia Paddock
   (9/10) Where has the summer gone.
   The AAHLBC Convention is just 2 weeks away and it is always a good time. Convention is the kick off to the season. Training Camp is just about here and opening night is just around the corner.
   We will soon be looking for workers . If you are interested in working
please see Mark Polizzi to sign up.
   We will be continuing to raise money for Craig Charron (see separate
article on page 3) as well as for the Booster Club. If you have any ideas for raising money, please let a Board Member know.
   Hope to see you at the Panther vs. Bruins game in September.
 
President's Report - Virginia Paddock
   (8/10) I hope everyone is having a GREAT summer doing all the fun things that summer holds. Before you know it Hockey Season will be here.
   We will be doing some fund raising towards Craig Charron Fund. See the article on page 3 of the August Passing the Puck newsletter. We will be selling Craig Charron “Support Sharkys Fight” bracelets for a minimum donation of $3.00 at the Chili Farmers Market in the Chili Paul Plaza from 8:00 am - 1:00 pm on July 31, 2010.

The Suggestion Box
   Do you have any ideas or suggestions for improving attendance at our monthly meetings. If so we would love to hear from you. Please contact Virginia or any of the Board Members. We would appreciate your feedback.
 
President's Report - Virginia Paddock
   (6/10) We are now in the planning stages for next year. If you have any fund raising idea's, events you would like to do, cities for trips please see a member of the board.
   As most of you have heard or read, Craig Charron has Cancer. The Booster Club has formed a committee to assist the Hockey Club and the Alumni Association to raise funds for him and his family. As more information becomes available I will forward to the members. The Booster Club will be doing some fund raising on our own.
 
 
President's Report - Virginia Paddock
   (5/10) It does not seem possible that the Regular Season is over. It seems like we just started the Season. The Playoffs have started. Here's hoping that we can go all the way and bring the Calder Cup Home.
   The new board will be meeting to appoint the rest of the Officers. If anyone is interested in any of the appointed offices please see me or call me at 426-2079. I would like to thank all the members who have helped out in any way this year. It is greatly appreciated.
   We are still looking for workers for the Playoff Games. If you are interested contact me.. GO AMERKS!!!!!
 
President's Report - Virginia Paddock
   (4/10) Well the Hockey Season is winding down. We are now
preparing for the Awards Night in April as well as the Playoffs.
We will be raffling off a Norm Milley Jersey that was donated
by Patty Besig a former booster club member.
   The election of officers is over and the slate of officers
were elected. We are still looking for someone to be secretary. If you are
interested please contact me. I would like to thank the election committee for their hard work.
   Let us all get behind the Amerks and help bring home the Calder Cup. GO AMERKS We are looking for workers for the games. This is a good way to meet other boosters and be involved in the booster club. Stop by the table to sign up or call me at 426-2079. See you at the games.
 
President's Report - Virginia Paddock
   (3/10) Hope everyone is having a good winter. The season is going by
very rapidly.
   We have several youth hockey teams and charitable groups that are selling our 50-50 tickets at several games. Stop by the table to buy your tickets and see what else we have for fund raising.
   Don’t forget about the March meeting to vote for Officers for 2 year term.
   The March meeting we will be voting for end of the year Players Awards.
   We are looking for workers for the games. This is a good way to meet other boosters and be involved in the booster club. Stop by the table to sign up. See you at the games.
 
President's Report - Virginia Paddock
   (2/10) It is time for election of Officers for the Club. Please check the slate else where in the newspaper for details.
   We still need workers on game nights. You can stop by the table to sign up or call me at home.
   We had a Youth Hockey Team sell our 50/50 tickets in January that did very well. Remember if your are a Booster Club member you get a 10% discount at the Team Store when you show your current membership card. Hope to see you at the games.
 
President's Report - Virginia Paddock
   (1/10) I hope everyone had a good Christmas. I don’t know where
the year has gone.
   The response for the Christmas Family has been huge.
   We still have a City Book of Orlando for $20.00. If not sold will be returned, please see Karen or Myself.
   We still have several fundraisers going .See Karen Hutchinson for details. See the Ways and Means article to see what the Club is selling and how you can help.
   See Ann Paddock for trips.
   We still need workers to sell 50/50 tickets as well as Jersey Tickets, so
stop by the table to sign up. Those interested in helping with Scoro please
stop by the table to see me.
   I hope everyone has a Happy and Prosperous New Year.
President's Report - Virginia Paddock
   (12/09) I hope everyone had a good Thanksgiving. The Amerks are
doing great. We all need to get behind the Team and encourage our old friends to come back and watch the Amerks.
   We still have several money raisers going on see Karen Hutchinson for details. We are again donating to a Christmas Family. Stop by the table and pick up a tag to purchase a gift. You can also donate money or canned foods for there Christmas Dinner. Deadline for donations is by December 18th. We will be delivering it to the Family on December 21st.
   We still need workers to sell 50/50 tickets as well as Jersey Tickets, so stop by the table to sign up. Those interested in helping with Scoro please stop by the table to see me. We are looking forward to following the team on the road. See Ann at the table or general meetings to sign up. See the Ways and Means article to see what the Club is selling and how you can help.    I would like to wish everyone a Very Merry Christmas and a Great New Year. I look forward to seeing you at the games and the meetings.
President's Report - Virginia Paddock
   (11/09) Well Hockey Season is here again and the Team looks
better than last year. I hope everyone had a good summer.
   We still need workers to sell 50/50 tickets as well as Jersey Tickets, so stop by the table to sign up. As of November we will be doing Scoro. Those interested please stop by the table to see me. We are looking forward to following the team on the road. See Ann at the table or meeting to sign up. See the Ways and Means article to see what the Club is selling and how you can help. Check the table for the Meet the Players Dinner.
   I look forward to seeing you at the games and the meetings.
President's Report - Virginia Paddock
   (10/09) Well, Hockey season is here. Training camp is underway and opening night is just about here. It looks like it will be an exciting year.
   We will be needing workers on game nights. Stop by the table to sign up or give me a call at 426-2079. Be sure to see the Ways and Means article for items being sold this year. If you can help out with selling these items please contact Karen Hutchinson or a board member Transportation is working on trips to away games. We are just waiting on bus info. See Ann at the games. Don't forget to renew your membership See Jan at the table.
   The new team store will be offering the Booster Club Members a special discount by showing your card. Will have more details next month. Hope you all have had a great summer and look forward to seeing you at the games.
   I would like to take this moment to Thank Laurie Gavigan for all her hard work in the various positions she has held in the Booster Club. She did an excellent job as Treasurer and she will be missed.
President's Report - Virginia Paddock
   (9/09) Hockey Season is almost upon us. I don't know where the summer has gone. Training camp will be starting soon and the Home Opener is October 3rd.    We met with the Hockey Office last week. We will be getting six Jerseys to raffle off this season. They are going to get back to me with a firm date for the Meet the Player Dinner and about doing Scrapbooks again. We are doing packets for the Players that includes maps, where to rent furniture, restaurants, grocery stores, malls, etc.
   We will again have Enjoy the City Books and Lottery Calendars. See Karen Hutchinson's article for details.
   We are beginning to look for workers for the games. If interested please call me.
   As it was discussed and voted on at the May meeting, On a trial basis the Club voted this year not to do Booster Bucks as this is a big budget item. We, as Booster Club members, need to get behind the Club and support it through our Fund Raisers. If every member would buy one item we could make more money to subsidize our projects. I look forward to seeing you at the September meeting and the September Picnic.
 
President's Report - Virginia Paddock
   (8/09) Well hockey season is just around the corner and it looks like it will be a better season.
   We want to welcome back Chris Taylor and his family.
   Don’t forget the Booster Club Picnic.
   In order for the Booster Club to succeed we need the support of the entire Membership to take part in the activities, events and sales. Without your support the Club can’t survive. There are things to do on game night, as well to sales at home or work.
   Don’t forget we still need a Vice -President. Just let me know or any board member if anyone is interested. We are beginning to look at fund raisers for next season. Please let a Board member or myself know if you have any ideas for fund raisers for the start of the season.
 
President's Report - Virginia Paddock
   (6/09) Well I hope everyone is having a great summer. The Booster Club Convention will be here before we know it. Don’t forget the Booster Club Picnic. Hockey Season will then be just around the corner. We do have a new Treasurer to replace Laurie Gavigan. Her name is Eleanor Hernandez. Don’t forget we still need a Vice -President. Just let me know or any board member if anyone is interested. We are beginning to look at fund raisers for next season. Please let a Board member or myself know if you have any ideas for fund raisers for the start of the season.
 
President's Report - Virginia Paddock
   (5/09) Well the Season is over and although we didn't make the playoffs, there were some positive things. The team was playing better. The Booster Club started a new venture in selling Coffee Packets. We again had a Jersey Raffle, even though it was a monthly raffle. It is with regret that I have to announce the resignation of Laurie Gavigan as our Treasurer. Laurie has served the Club well in this position and will be missed. At this time I would like to thank all of the elected officers, Committee Chairman and their assistants for their help.
   Without your help, we would not have made it thru the year. To all the members who worked a BIG THANK YOU. I hope everyone has a wonderful summer and look forward to a new season. If anyone is interested in filling the position of Vice President or Treasurer, please contact any Board Member.
 
President's Report - Virginia Paddock
   (4/09) As Hockey Season is winding down it seems like yesterday we were in the planning stages for the year. I would like to thank all the people who have worked at the games, sold coffee, Enjoy the City Books, lottery calendars and bought raffle tickets. Also those who have gone on our bus trips this year, without you there would be no Booster Club. The Scrapbook project has been a fun time.On March 9th we helped decorate the Amerks / Nighthawks St. Patrick’s Day float, on March 14th was the parade and a thank you goes to Kelly Toombs for riding the float as a player. Lastly we are still looking for more workers for the games. Anyone that may be interested in working, either old or new, stop by the Booster Club Table for details.
President's Report - Virginia Paddock
   (3/09) Hope everyone had a good Valentine's Day. The team had a good road trip, winning 3 of 5 games. Here's hoping they keep rolling along and make the playoffs.
   Please take Note: There was an accident involving the Albany River Rats Bus on Feb 18th. There are 4 players and the color commentator for the Albany River Rats where in the hospital. The Amerks Office is not sure how bad they were hurt. Our Prayers are with the players and there families.
   We are still selling Enjoy the City books - see Karen or Mike at the table. We are selling the “The Ultimate Coffee Break” flavor coffee packets again just in time for Easter. Each flavored packet makes 12 cups and are $1.00 per packet. Help us reach the goal of selling 1500 packets and the Club will save the extra cost of shipping.
   We are looking forward to the Euchre Tournament on March 21, 2009.
   Lastly we are still looking for more workers for the games. Anyone
that may be interested in working, either old or new, stop by the Booster
Booster Club Table.
 
President's Report - Virginia Paddock
   (2/09) I hope everyone had a good Holiday Season. The
Team is doing better now. We have gotten our 1st payment for Selling
Shooting Stars promotion. We are still selling Enjoy the City books - see
Karen or Mike at the table. We are selling the “The Ultimate Coffee Break” flavor coffee packets again just in time for Easter. Each flavored packet makes 12 cups and are $1.00 per packet. Help us reach the
goal of selling 1500 packets and the Club will save the extra cost of shipping. We are looking forward to the Euchre Tournament on March 21, 2009. Lastly we are still looking for more workers for the games. Anyone that may be interested in working, either old or new, stop by the Booster Club Table for details.

President's Report - Virginia Paddock
   (1/09) I would like to thank everyone who has worked so hard this season. Thanks to all the members who attended the Meet the Player Dinner, and those who have attended the General meetings.
   We had a good time with great food at Meet the Player Dinner. There was a special treat, all the waiters wore Amerks jerseys while serving, such a nice touch. There also was the Rookie dance and dance with your Favorite Player.
   The Christmas Dinner meeting was a good time for all with plenty of
good food. There were many door prizes and an ornament exchange. We have a Christmas Family that we will be delivering food and gifts to the week of Christmas. I would like to Thank all who donated to the Christmas Project especially the Hockey Office for picking up the remaining stars off our tree for gifts for the family. We are still looking for workers at the games. Please come and offer your time and talents to make this a great experience If you are interested please contact me at 585-426-2079. I would like to wish each and every member and the Hockey Office employees a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
 
President's Report - Virginia Paddock
   (12/08) I hope everyone had a good Thanksgiving. We are looking forward to the Meet the Player Dinner on December 3rd. The Holidays will be here before long. Stop by the table and see Deb Feeley for a star for the Christmas Family. We still need volunteers to work the Booster Club table for 50/50 Raffle and the Jersey Raffle. Stop by the table and sign up to sell. I would like to wish everyone a Happy and Safe Holiday
Looking forward to seeing you at the games.
 
President's Report - Virginia Paddock
   (11/08) Well Hockey Season has started again. Many exciting events and trips are planned. Stop by the Booster Club table to sign up for the Trips, Dinner's or to buy a Lottery Calendar, Enjoy the City book. These all make great stocking stuffers. We still need workers to sell 50/50 tickets and Jersey Tickets. So stop by the table to sign up to work or call me at 426-2079. Looking forward to seeing you at the games.
 
President's Report - Virginia Paddock
   (10/08) Well Hockey Season is just around the corner. Hope
everyone had a great summer. We are looking forward to the new season. Working with the new owners and the Florida Panthers.
   We are doing scrapbooks for each player. If you are interested in doing one please see me or call me as it is on a 1st come basis, we are still looking for more people to help. We are looking forward to following our team on the road again this year. Please stop by the table to sign up to work the 50/50 raffle, do handouts, SCORO, etc. Look forward to seeing you on opening night Oct. 10th. We need workers for Opening Night, please give me a call to Help.
   Membership renewal has started. So renew early in order to get the
Early Bird special. You have until November 1.
   We have new items as well as old items to sell at games as well as
outside. We hope that everyone will pitch in and help sell 50/50 Raffle
Tickets, Enjoy the City Books, and Coffee Packets. We will again be having Lottery Tickets for 2009. These will be available by September 1,
2008. The Enjoy the City Books are in ready for sale. These items make
great stocking stuffers.
   Ann Paddock has some great trips planned for this year. We hope to
see new faces as well as our faithful, on some of these excursions. We
have a great time on these trips. This is a great way to support the team
on the road.
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President's Report - Virginia Paddock
   (9/08) Hockey is just around the corner. Training Camp will be starting before we know it. Convention will be here at the end of the first week in September. There are 12 people going this year. Membership renewal has started. So renew early in order to get the Early Bird special.
   We have new items as well as old items to sell at games as well as outside. We hope that everyone will pitch in and help sell 50/50 Raffle Tickets, Enjoy the City Books, and Coffee Packets. We will again be having Lottery Tickets for 2009. These will be available by September 1, 2008. The Enjoy the City Books are in ready for sale. These items make great stocking stuffers.
   Ann Paddock has some great trips planned for this year. We hope to see new faces as well as our faithful, on some of these excursions. We have a great time on these trips. This is a great way to support the team on the road.
   I will have the sign up sheet for working the games at the September
meeting. Hockey is almost here so let's get out and support the Amerks and the Booster Club.
   Attention TO OUR CHARTER MEMBERS AND LIFE MEMBERS: If you would like to have your Newsletter sent to you via E-Mail please EMail your Address to the editor at amerksfan273@aol.com.
 
President's Report - Virginia Paddock
(8/08) I hope everyone is enjoying the summer and staying cool in this hot weather. As we embark on a new season, we are looking forward to
working with the Front Office. We hope to have Adam Winslow and the
new President, if he is in town, at our August meeting at ESL. We will be
looking for workers at the games come fall. Help support the Club by
volunteering. If you have any suggestions for Events or fund raising
ideas please contact my self or a Board member.
 
President's Report - Virginia Paddock
(6/08) I hope everyone is having a good summer so far. We have moved the contents of the storage area from Lee Road to the Scottsville Road storage area. It will cost the club $16 a month less than the old one. Donna Voelkl, Ann Paddock and myself have gone through all materials in the storage area, kept what we had to be kept and placed it all in Rubber Maid Totes to protect it from water leaks, should it occur. We have made an inventory list that we know what is in storage. Hope to see you at the June 26th meeting at the Hidden Valley Clubhouse.
If you have any suggetsions for events or fund raising ideas contact me or any board member.
 
President's Report - Virginia Paddock
(5/08) I would like to thank the outgoing Officers and Board for the good job they did. I would like to thank all of you that voted for me. I will try to do the best job I can. Please feel free to call me, come to the
meetings or stop by the table next year with any suggestions or ideas for events or fund raisers. We also continue to need workers. The Club is only as good as the people who work to help it be better.
 
Outgoing President's Report - Jeff Savidge
   (5/08) I As I write this report our hockey season has been over for one full week already. I want to take this opportunity to reflect back on, quite possibly, the most difficult season in Rochester Americans history.
   It was a difficult season both on and off the ice. We all know the issues that have gone on within the Amerks organization. As a Booster Club we were faced with several challenges as well. For the first time in several years we were not supplied jersey's from the team to do a jersey raffle at our home games. The Booster Club has come to rely on the high
amount of income that we have made off these jersey raffles. This season also saw our 50/50 income become limited due to the smaller crowds. Unfortunately, the loss of this income impacted the clubs ability to have all of the functions that we usually schedule.However, through all of the adversity both on and off the ice, I am pleased to say that the core of the Booster Club stood strong and forged ahead. I would like to thank everyone that helped make this possible.
   I have been asked several times over the past month what will happen to the Booster Club if for some reason Rochester does not have a team next season. While we all hope that this will not be the case, it is something that remains a possibility. If Rochester does not have a team next year, the Booster Club will still function and hold monthly meetings.
There are several AHL Booster Clubs out there that have not had teams for years. While this remains a possibility, I personally have strong feelings that one way or the other, Rochester will have a team next year.
   This will be my last news article as President of the Booster Club. It has been a pleasure serving as President for the past two seasons. While there were several challenging times throughout the two seasons, through it all, I knew what an important job it was and completed it to the best of my abilities.
   While I am confident that I was able to make the club better and make several positive changes, I could not have done it without the hard work of an outstanding Booster Club Board. Some of those Board members will move on to another term over the course of the next two years. I want to wish the best of continued success to Virginia Paddock, Laurie
Gavigan, and Mary Dibble.
   I would also like to thank the outgoing board members. Thank you to Vice President Donna Voelkl, Secretary Norine Borrelli, and Member Communications Director Betty Grasta who have all served on the Board for the past two years along with myself. I also would like to thank Kris Ryan for six years of service on the Booster Club Board as
Transportation Chairperson. After six years of running several bus trips covering all parts of two different countries, Kris will be "retiring" as Transportation Chairperson. Anyone that has gone on a bus trip over the course of the past six seasons will know what a great job Kris did putting the trips together. Thank you to Kris for her years of service and the time
put into this position.
   Also, thank you to all of the committee members for all of their time and hard work. As well, thank you to all of the people who volunteered their time to work at games.
   The Booster Club is a very large organization and without the hard work and countless hours of volunteering from all of these people, the club would not be able to function.
   Finally, I want to thank the entire Booster Club Membership. Without all of you, there would be no club. It is with mixed emotions that I write my last article as Booster Club President. It has truly been an honor to serve as your President and I look forward to seeing you all next season at the meetings and games.
   Thank you to all and have a great Summer.—Jeffrey Savidge
 
 
President's Report - Jeff Savidge
   (4/08) I would like to congratulate all of the newly elected officers. I am looking forward to working with them to make it a smooth transition from one board to the next. The new board will take over after the April general meeting.
   The April meeting will also mark the month in which we celebrate all of the workers for the year, along with all of those who attended a Booster Club event. I hope that everyone who has worked a game this year makes it out to the April meeting.
   We will not be making a playoff appearance this year so I would like to encourage everyone to come on out to the remaining home games over the next couple weeks and support the team. Although it has been a rough season on the ice, every member of the Booster Club joined so they could support the Rochester Americans. This includes the good years, along with the not so good ones. There are several uncertainties within the organization as we head into the off season. However, the one thing I am certain of is that as Rochester Booster Club members, we will be there for whatever team takes the ice wearing our red, white and blue next October.
   I look forward to seeing everyone at the next meeting, and the remaining games.
 
President's Report - Jeff Savidge
   (3/08) As the season winds down on the ice, there are several activities going on off the ice within the Booster Club.
   The March meeting will be a very busy one. First of all, we will be holding our elections for office for the next two year term. I encourage everyone to come out and vote. As a reminder, you MUST have your membership card with you in order to receive a ballot to vote.
   Also at the March meeting we will be voting for the next two year end awards that the Booster Club sponsors. Everyone in attendance at the meeting will be able to vote for the "Most Popular Player" along with"Rookie of the Year". The ballots will be counted and the winners announced at the meeting. The awards will be presented at the awards ceremony at the last home game.
   In addition to voting for these two awards, the names will be drawn to see which Booster Club members will hand out awards at the awards ceremony. Anyone who has worked a game this season will be eligible to be drawn to hand out an award.
   I look forward to seeing everyone out at the meeting. It is sure to be an eventful night.
 
President's Report - Jeff Savidge
   (2/08) As we move into the second half of the season I want to take the opportunity to thank all of the board members who have worked so hard to make the year so successful so far. I would also like to thank all of the workers that have been working the games. I encourage others to come out and help work to sell raffle tickets. The more we sell the more the club makes to put towards club activities. You can sign up at the Booster Club tables behind section 217.
   At the January meeting the nominations for office were held. Thank you to those that have stepped up to volunteer for nomination. The nominees are:
President: Virginia Paddock
Vice President: (No nominees)
Secretary: Jenny Schuber
Treasurer: Laurie Gavigan
Member Communication: Jan Fernandez
   At the current time we have no nominee for Vice President. As mentioned in the Parliamentarian Report, we will have a special nomination for Vice President with the entire membership eligible for nomination at the February meeting. I encourage everyone to consider this very important position. If any one has any questions, regarding the position, they can contact me directly.
   I look forward to seeing everyone at the upcoming games and Booster Club events.
 
 
President's Report - Jeff Savidge
   (1/08) On behalf of the Rochester Americans Booster Club, I would like to wish everyone a safe and happy New Year.
   I also want to remind everyone to come out to the January meeting. This will be a very important meeting as nominations for office will be at this meeting.
 
 
President's Report - Jeff Savidge
   (12/7) The season is well underway and the Booster Club Board continues to work behind the scenes to make the club better.
   Most recently we have launched a new look to our website which is a great upgrade from what we have had in the past. I encourage everyone to check it out. I think everyone will be impressed with the new look and constant updates that are being made to the site. I'd like to thank a new member Bill Flynn for taking ownership of the site and doing a great job on the updates. There are several other ideas we have that will be added to the site so keep checking for new updates and Booster Club news.
   I also want to wish all of the Booster Club members along with the team, front office, and other booster clubs a safe and happy holiday season.