NDA CC Parent Organization 2020

Updated:  Oct 14, 2020

Parents Click Here for Sign Up to Help (Signup Genius linked)

Welcome to the 2020 season of cross country at NDA.  As we work to create the best possible experience for our runners, we are looking for some specific help from our parent volunteers.  We are currently in most need of volunteers as bus attendants, banana bin suppliers and Camp Gard helpers.  If you are interested in helping to coordinate any of these groups, we are looking for your help, too.  We will have an updated supply list coming out as well, since our meet to meet needs will be different from last year.  If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to me, Michelle Nowak, Parent Volunteer Coordinator, at culinaryrd1@gmail.com or 920-634-9065.
NDA CC 2020 Parent Organization Directory: Category Leaders

Many of the activities we do during the normal season may not be possible/feasible due to COVID, but for reference we are still posting “normal” season responsibilities.  The sign up genius above is your best source to know where help is needed.

Parent Volunteer Coordinator: Michelle Nowak
Parent Team Liaison:  Sarah Stumpf
Parent Organization Treasurer:  Laura Letter
Uniform Manager:  Amie Ciriacks (assistance from Missy Klein)

Social Events Chair/Co-Chairs:  Jenny Kukiela
Opening Season Party Host Location: Becky Smith Home
Team/Family Mass Brunch Chair: Jane Grzelak (at St. John the Baptist)
Banquet Chair/Co-Chairs: Elizabeth Lulloff
Videographer for Banquet Chair: VACANT-HELP NEEDED

Bibs and Chips: Linda Homel-Interim HELP NEEDED
Chocolate Milk/Camp Ice Chair: VACANT-HELP NEEDED
“Camp Gard” Set-Up Co-Chairs :  Mark Ernst and HELP NEEDED
Supplies Manager Chair: Laura Beck Haase
Travel Coordinator: Chris Guyette
Travel Food Coordinator: Jenny Hawley

Registration Chair: Amy Neveau
Foreign Exchange Student Liaison: Paula Brummel
Photography Chair: Mark Ernst and HELP NEEDED
Team Newsletter Editor: Paula Brummel
Website: Lauri Cullen, Sarah Stumpf

NDA CC Parent Group 2020 Volunteer Roles 

Welcome to our NDA Cross Country family. We are blessed to have so many dedicated parents who help with our large team. Our Parent Group motto is “Many Hands Make Light Work.”

We have found that not only are we helping the CC team, but we are forming a wonderful family atmosphere at NDA.  Below is a summary of the volunteer roles to be filled in 2020. If you are willing to fill one of these roles, please let me know. Thank you so much! Michelle Nowak, Parent Volunteer Coordinator email: ndaccparentvolunteering@gmail.com, cell: 920-634-9065.

Social Events: (Chair: Jenny Kukiela)


Opening Season Party Assistants: (4 volunteers needed)Assists the host family with party plans; helps the host with set-up and clean-up duties. (This party is August 22).

Pasta Dinner Hosts: Hosts & provides the pasta/main course for the athletes’ pasta dinner (100 to 150 athletes) following their practice. Pasta dinners can be held at the host family’s home or at the NDA Commons, with advanced reservations made at the school. (Parents of senior athletes have first preference).

Pasta Dinner Assistants: (4 volunteers needed per dinner) Assists the host family with party plans, provides needed food, helps with set-up and clean-up duties.

Team/Family Mass & Brunch:  (Chair: Jane Grzelak, Unlimited volunteers needed) Parents work together to organize, set-up and clean-up for our Team/Family Potluck Brunch at St. John the Baptist school gym, which follows Mass at St. John the Baptist

Year End Banquet Assistants:(Chair: Elizabeth Lulloff, unlimited volunteers needed)  Help coordinators with various duties as needed to prepare for year end banquet.

Meet Organization:

Bus Attendance:(Chair & volunteers needed)Be at school prior to runner release for meets.  Gather any coolers of supplies from the Atrium for the meet (milk, etc.) Help make sure runners are quiets and respectful when leaving school. Confirm bus attendance with the office at school.

Chocolate Milk/Camp Ice: (Chair & volunteers needed) Buys and dellivers chocolate milk and ice for the meet; adds ice to the drink coolers at the meets.  Makes baggies of ice for first aid use.  (Expenses are reimbursed.)

Sub Sandwiches: (Chair: Jenny Hawley and volunteers needed) Picks up pre-ordered sub sandwiches from Cousins on Webster Ave & delivers them to the meets or to NDA on meet days.

Banana Bin: (Chair & volunteers needed) Responsible for purchasing bananas & oranges and maintaining the banana bin for meets.

Chute Volunteers: (Chair & volunteers needed) The chair will schedule the Chute volunteers for meets. (Need not be present at each meet) Chute volunteers assist winded athletes after their race, providing possible chute or post chute care (distributing a band-aid, providing water, etc). Parents with calm and comforting dispositions are needed.

Cold Towel Volunteers: (Chair & volunteers needed)Prepare and distribute cold towels to athletes at the end of the race chutes.

Camp Gard: (Chair: Mark Ernst, CO-CHAIR and volunteers needed)Assists with setup and take down of camp, maintains supplies and area for runners needs.

Communication and Team Organization

Website: (Lauri Cullen and Sarah Stumpf) Maintains the NDA CC Team Website.

Works in tandem with the newsletter owner to provide information to/from the newsletter and website. Works in tandem with coaches and parent leaders to keep website current.

Uniform Distribution: (Amy Ciriacks) Organizes group that sorts and distributes uniforms at beginning of season. Organizes group that collects, sorts and stores uniforms at end of season. Keeps the spreadsheet of uniform assignments current, and works with the athletic department to make sure all uniforms are returned each season.

Photography Chair: (Volunteer Needed) Confirms a platform to collect, store and share photos taken by families of the team. Provides directions to the team on how to use the platform. Keeps the storage platform updated year to year.

Videographer for Banquet Chair: (Volunteer Needed) Responsible for creating our year-end team video for the CC banquet.

Foreign Exchange Student Liason(Paula Brummel) Works in conjunction with coaching staff and the registto assist families of exchange students get their runner registered to run, answer questions of host families, provide information about our team to the students and their host families. Exchange students generally arrive after the season has started.

Team Historian(Volunteer Needed) Updates the Team History section of our team website. Provides information to the website owner to document on the website. (history: newspaper articles, team records, state qualifiers and results, etc.)