Student-Athlete Advisory Council

2018-2019 BHS SAAC Executive Committee (aka Officers):

Chairperson- Becca Gideon (Volleyball, Basketball, Softball)

1st Vice Chairperson- Libby Hewes (Soccer and Softball)

2nd Vice Chairperson- Trevor Pearson (Basketball and Baseball)

Secretary/Treasurer- Ashley Tanguay (Volleyball, Basketball, Outdoor Track)

Secretary of Records- Jaeda Rogers (Volleyball and Basketball)

Athletic Director- Mr. Utterback

Faculty Representatives- Glendon Rand (Teacher/Coach), Skip Estes (Coach), Paul Wellman (Teacher/Coach). 

Members-

As of October 1, 2018-

Gavin Carr

KK Helfen

Cecilia Ford

Lauren Richardson

Kate West 

 

How to earn points towards membership and other incentive levels for SAAC: 

Beginning with the 2018-2019 School Year, the Student-Athlete Advisory Council will focus more on community involvement and volunteerism as a means to earn membership status.

ALL student-athletes will have the opportunity to earn “points” towards their membership status and other incentive levels. Points are earned through the following methods:

It is the responsibility of the individual to report their hours to the Secretary of Records.

Points must be reported within by the end of each month in order for them to count.

 

  • Attendance at meetings (1 point each meeting attended)

  • Volunteering for the athletic department (1 point for each hour served)

    • Concession volunteerism

    • Varsity game day duties

      • This could include (but not limited to)-

        • Soccer sideline runner

    • Subvarsity scoreboard operation

    • Subvarsity game day duties

      • This could include (but not limited to)-

        • Volleyball line judge

        • Soccer sideline runner

    • Working in the AD office during study hall or an open period in the student’s schedule

    • Assisting

    • (2 points per hour) Participating in a team sponsored community outreach or community service activity

      • Examples:

        • Pound the Pavement

        • Champion the Cure

        • Brewer Days

  • Volunteering at SAAC sponsored events (3 points for each hour served)

    • Includes, but not limited to:

      • Veterans Day Food Drive

      • Toys for Tots Collection

      • Coin Drive collection

      • Work at Seniors vs. Faculty event(s)

  • Volunteering during the Kiah Golf Classic (2 points for each hour served)

  • Volunteering with/for Youth & Middle School School level athletics (1 point for each hour served)

  • Volunteering for the Athletic Hall of Fame banquet (3 points for each hour served)

  • Volunteering for the Athletic Boosters (2 points for each hour served)

  • Being involved with the Unified program

    • 3 points for each hour coached

    • 3 points for each hour as a “partner”

    • 2 points for each hour worked as a game day volunteer

Membership Levels:

Each year, student-athletes must earn the following :

 

25 points earns the student-athlete status as a member. This allows listing of participation in SAAC on official transcripts and applications for post-secondary and scholarship consideration.

 

35 points earns the student-athlete a season's pass to home admissioned athletic events

 

45  points earns the student-athlete a SAAC t- shirt

 

65 points earns the student-athlete a gift card and recognition at the Spring Awards Assembly. *pending securing a sponsor to cover the cost of this

 

The most points earned in a school year earns the student-athlete a major gift from a sponsor and recognition at the Spring Awards Assembly *pending securing the sponsor.



Points MUST BE REPORTED BY THE END OF EACH MONTH TO THE SECRETARY OF RECORDS.

 

The Secretary of Records will compile a threshold list monthly to report back to the Chair and AD for recognition at upcoming SAAC meetings and social media outlets and other recognitions.


 

 

 

By-Laws

adopted: 9/27/2012

ammended: March 2016

to be revised: Fall 2017

 Article I- Purpose:

          The Brewer High School Student Athlete Advisory Council (SAAC) will serve as a bridge between the Department of Athletics/Administration and the student/athletes at Brewer High.

          The SAAC will also be involved in community efforts, athletics promotion and promote unity amongst students and the various athletics programs at Brewer High School.

 

Article II- Membership:

  • Membership is outlined above in the Google Doc.
  • The Athletic Director will seek a coach representative.
  • The first meeting of each SAAC group will be in September, once school resumes.
  • Officers will be selected by the chairperson and athletic director
  • The organization of the Executive Committee (Officers) shall consist of:

                   Chairperson, 1st Vice-Chairperson (Senior), 2nd Vice-Chairpoerson (Underclass) Secretary of Records (tracking volunteerism) and Secretary/Treasurer and other individuals selected by the athletic administrator, faculty representative(s) and/or chair person.

Article III- Meetings:

          Meetings will attempt to be held on a bi-weekly basis, with an agenda set by the Exectuvie Committee and Athletic Director. Meetings will be held in the morning, 7:15, before school hours in the Brewer High School lecture hall.

          All members must be present at meetings, unless a legitimate excuse is provided. Excused absences include, but are not limited to:

  • Illness
  • Prior appointments
  • Unforeseen circumstance
  • Family event
  • School sponsored/academic trip

The Chairperson and Athletic Director will determine the validity of each absence on a case-by-case basis.

On a fourth absence, a member would be removed from the SAAC.

Article IV- Amendments:

          Any amendment to the by-laws must be approved by a two-thirds majority vote. Amendment proposals are voted on only if two-thirds of the committee are present, and each sports program has at least one of their representatives present. Amendment proposals should be submitted to the officers prior to the meeting and will be placed on the agenda.

Article V- Non-Discriminatory Statement:

          This board will not discriminate based upon race, sex, age, ethnicity, religion, personal preference or sport.

 
Article VI- Coach Representative to the Committee:

A minimum of one coach representative will be assigned to the SAAC. The Representative will assist in the flow and direction of the SAAC. This provides all stakeholders with a sense of belonging and importance to the mission of the SAAC. The athletic director will appoint Coach Representative(s).

Article VII- Grounds for Dismissal:

Any member of the SAAC will be dismissed if it is deemed by the Director of Athletics, Coach Representative, and any other member of the school administration that the member in question is conducting himself/herself in an inappropriate manner. Some grounds for dismissal may include, but are not limited to:

  • Breaking of any codes within the Brewer school department athletic eligibility policy.
  • Breaking of any codes within the Brewer high school student code of conduct.
  • At the request of the programs Head Coach.
  • At the request of the administration of Brewer High School.
  • At the request of the other members of the SAAC.

Additionally, officers may be impeached by the board with a two-thirds majority vote. Voting on impeachment will take place after a member of the SAAC has called for impeachment, and that motion is seconded by another member. All active members votes are required in this process.

Article VIII- Duties of the Officers:

  • Chairperson: Set the agenda, represent the group at state level meetings and regional advocacy meetings. Be the spokesperson for the group.
  • Vice-Chairpersons: Fill in for the Chair-person in any absence, help direct meetings, represent the group at the state level meetings. Be a spokesperson for the group. Oversees any sub-committees formed.
  • Secretary of Records: Document attendance, keep records of volunteerism and report membership levels to the Executive Committee. 
  • Secretary/Treasurer: Meeting minutes and submit minutes to the chair and AD. Provide an agenda to all members 24 hours prior to the meeting. Document and oversee all funds associated with the SAAC. Create a treasurers report on a monthly basis.

Article IX- Role of the Athletic Director:

The Athletic Director will have the final say in all matters regarding the SAAC. The Athletic Director will be in contact with the Coach representative and Chairperson of the SAAC. The Coach representative and and/or Chairperson should be the only individuals who would bring issues of immediate urgency to the Athletic Director.

Article X- Definitions of the Role of the SAAC and what it will not do:

The purpose of the SAAC is not intended to be a creator of policy however, may have input on creation or amendment of current policies or new policies, have input on budget and other administrative decisions related to student/athletes at Brewer High School. The SAAC will not make recommendations to coaches for removal, dismissal or selection of student/athletes to respective programs.