Siuslaw Athletic Booster Club


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Date Change for December Meeting

Calendar Update:
Next Booster meeting moved to Monday, Dec 19 due to school holiday.
Same time and location – 6:30 pm at SHS library.

Booster Club Event Showcases New Weight Room Equipment

Siuslaw High School Varsity Football and Strength Training Coach, Jamin Pool, gave a tour of the new weight room renovations and equipment on Tuesday, November 15th. This was a Siuslaw Athletic Booster Club (SABC) members only event.

Funding for the project was from generous community donations, including $11,800 that kick-started the project by SABC. image1

Booster Club Members Only Event…Time Change

Booster Club members:

Our members only event is this Tuesday, 11/15.

We have a time and place adjustment to better accommodate some scheduling conflicts. We will meet at 6:00 (instead of 5:30) in the Culinary Arts room (instead of the mall.) We will feature Coach Jamin Pool and appetizers by Carpe Diem at 6:00, then go to the weight room for a tour about 6:20.

Hope to see you there!

Note: There is a winter sports parent meeting at 5:30 so we are hoping parents can easily flow from one event to the other.

Invitation to Members Only Event


Booster Club Members!
You are invited to our Fall “Members Only” Booster Club event. Join us on Tuesday, November 15 from 5:30 to 6:30 pm for a visit with Coach Pool over light appetizers and get a personal tour of the updated weight room! Meet at 5:30 in the high school mall area and we will hear from the coach then walk together to the weight room. Appetizers hosted by Carpe Diem!

Booster Club Provides Ian Foster Scholarships for Sports Fees

The Siuslaw Athletic Booster Club wants to make Siuslaw Middle and High School students and their families aware that the Ian Foster Scholarship is available to students in need of assistance to pay for sports participation fees. Last school year, 84 Ian Foster Scholarships were provided.

Winter Sports registration is now open. Participation fees for high school sports are $100 and the Ian Foster Scholarship pays for $75 of that fee. Participation fees for middle school sports are $75 and the Ian Foster Scholarship pays for $40 of that fee. School offices and coaches have these forms available or you can go to the Siuslaw High School athletics web page and download it there.

“There is nothing we do as a Booster Club that is more important than funding and providing the Ian Foster Scholarship. We want every Siuslaw student at the middle and high school to participate in sports if they want to,” said Gina Castro-Brandt, SABC Past President. “The participation fee should not prevent students from being part of Siuslaw athletics. Everyone has difficult seasons in life and being part of a team can be such a positive, especially during difficult times. We want to help make it happen.”

The Ian Foster Fund was established shortly after the death of Ian Foster in the summer of 2005. With the help and support of the Foster Family, a plan was developed by the Athletic Department to set aside donated monies to be used for students who might have difficulty paying the total cost of athletic participation fees. An application process was developed requiring students to indicate their financial need. If a student is able to demonstrate significant financial need, they receive the scholarship. The Athletic Director is responsible for reviewing the applications and dispensing the money to students who meet the funding requirements.

If you would like to contribute to the Ian Foster Fund, donations are always welcome. You may send a contribution with “Ian Foster” in the memo area to: SABC, PO Box 1972, Florence, OR 97439. You can contact the Siuslaw Athletic Booster Club via email at or donate online at .

(Note: See attached Ian Foster Scholarship Form for those interested in applying)

Satisfied Auction Purchaser

The Booster Club received this thoughtful feedback this morning from one of our recent Auction Participants…It’s a Win/Win!

Hi Jen: Eric and I purchased the Maroon 5 package at the Siuslaw Booster Auction. This great package exceeded our expectations. We checked in at the Hotel Lucia, a beautiful boutique Hotel in downtown Portland, our room was very well comfortable and well appointed. Prior to the concert we relaxed at the Imperial Restaurant with a fabulous meal, and wonderful wine! Now to the concert, amazing! The seats were terrific, very close to the stage! Thank-You Siuslaw Boosters for a wonderful experience. We look forward to next years auction. Your business matters! Sharon Schrenk,

October Meeting – Revised Day

Please note that the October Booster Club Meeting has been changed to Monday, October 24, 2016 (same time/location), 6:30pm and the Siuslaw High School Library.

Future meetings will continue to be the last Monday of the month at 6:30pm.


September Newsletter and Letter to Membership

Hi there SABC members,

At the September meeting we discussed the following:

2016-2017 Goals – We are committed to keeping our $3000 scholarships for our graduating student athletes and maintaining at least $8000 in the Ian Foster Memorial Scholarship Fund to Middle and High School athletes. We also voted to reserve $20,000 for Improvement Funds. We are exploring the idea of a Booster Club facility that may house the Hall of Fame memorabilia near the football/track field and/or some other way to display our Hall of Fame inductees.

We are looking for committee members for the following:

1. Research committee on the viability of a Booster club facility on school property. We need people to contact the school district, alumni, local businesses and volunteers. Please contact Gina Castro Brandt at

2. Fundraising committee to explore the feasibility of a summer basketball or volleyball tournament. Please contact Bob Teter at

3. Fundraising committee to explore a Bingo night at Three Rivers. Please contact Corky Franklin at

4. Fall Fun Run for mid November. If you are interested in volunteering please contact Rachelle Campbell at

We are still displaying gym signs in the Glen Butler Gymnasium.

Vice President, Jennifer Waggoner will be exploring a Fall membership event, so keep reading your SABC emails. To keep the club running smoothly, we need volunteers. Thank you, in advance for your continued support of our student athletes!

PS- The office of president is still vacant.

Thank you, Gina Castro Brandt (Past President)


Booster Club Board Seeks Input for Year’s Upcoming Goals

To submit your goals to the Board, please provide feedback by September 12 via email or mail at the following:


Mail: SABC
PO Box 1972
Florence, OR 97439.

Exploding Whale Sports
August 30, 2016, 12:30pm

The Siuslaw Athletic Booster Club has raised a war chest of roughly $65,000, thanks largely to its highly successful annual auction-dinner in August, new club treasurer Vicki Soran reported at Monday’s monthly meeting.

Now the club needs a battle cry, in the form of a set of goals for the 2016-17 school year, and a war chief, in the form of a new president.

Gina Castro-Brandt, who serves on the board as the most recent past president, presided over Monday’s meeting, the club’s first since the final meeting of the 2015-16 school year on June 14.

The club begins its new year with Jennifer Waggoner as vice-president, Diane Conlee as secretary, Soran as treasurer, Kim Pickell as membership chair and Rachelle Campbell as member at large.

Waggoner again will chair the auction-dinner, by far the club’s largest fundraiser, and she projects a bigger and better Booster Barn Bash when it returns to the King Family farm next summer.

That will be doing something, since this year’s auction-dinner netted nearly $50,000. Previous years have netted between $25,000 and $30,000, according to the club’s website.

Membership also got a boost at the auction-dinner, with 124 signing up at the event, including 79 new members, according to Pickell.

The Hall of Fame dinner-induction ceremony — held Aug. 19, for the first time at Three Rivers Casino Resort — was another success story, Siuslaw athletic director Chris Johnson said. It likely will return to the casino next summer.

Of immediate concern to the club is assuring there is enough in the Ian Foster Fund for fall scholarships. Last year, 84 middle school and high school student-athletes were helped by the fund, which covers participation fees for those who otherwise could not afford to pay.

Under new business, Siuslaw High School vice principal Corky Franklin proposed two new fundraisers — a golf tournament in April or May and a bingo night.

A board-only goals-setting meeting will be held Sept. 12, and the club is seeking suggestions.

Some recent big-budget items have included new weight-room equipment, middle-school scoreboards and a new scoreboard for football and track and field at Hans Petersen Field.

The club also donates to the actual cost of programs at the middle school and high school, including paying for new uniforms as needed.

Contact the club by email at or write to SABC, PO Box 1972, Florence, OR 97439.

More information is available at the club website,

The next monthly meeting is 6:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 26, at the high school library.

Monthly Meetings to Resume Tonight

Siuslaw Booster Club Meetings resume tonight at 6:30pm in the Siuslaw High School Library. Subsequent meetings are the last Monday of the month in the same location during the school year.

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PO box 1972
Florence OR. 97439

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