The NDSU Team Makers organization is a non-profit that raises scholarship money for student-athletes. Members of the group will congregate along with its executive committee and board members. Members of NDSU’s administration will also be in attendance.
The annual meeting takes place every winter. The event includes voting on by-laws, nominations for the 2018 Team Makers Board of Directors, an in-depth look at the year’s financial status and a recap of what Team Makers accomplished in 2017.
Where and When?
The annual meeting will run in conjunction with this month’s Bison Nation Social at 6 p.m. on Thursday, December 7 at Herd & Horns Bar and Grill.
One of the additions to the annual meeting this year is updating the agreement between Team Makers club and the University. It’s nothing major, said Team Maker President Kris Bakkegard.
He explains Team Makers want to reformat the language on bylaws that were created before Team Makers saw its membership expand to more than 4,000.
Another topic that will be discussed and voted upon is the operating agreement that will make Director of Athletics Matt Larsen an ex officio member of Team Makers, not a voting member. Team Makers Executive Director Pat Simmers has been an ex officio since taking his current position.
If the bylaw passes, that will open a spot on the executive committee, but the committee hasn’t decided if it will move forward with replacing Larsen’s spot until the bylaw officially passes.
All Team Maker members are encouraged to attend and vote on bylaws.
“From our standpoint, we like to have our people as engaged as possible,” Bakkegard said. “One good way to get information is here because we share a little more of our general information there than we do in our other mediums. A lot of it is gaining information and being an active part of the voting for both the bylaws changes and the board of directors.”