This month’s HRD volunteer spotlight is on the HRD Treasury department!
Written by Nicold Shoulder
Some of you may not know that Humboldt Roller Derby is a 100% volunteer run organization. Behind the scenes of our fantastically fun roller derby games there is an army of volunteers that keep the league rolling. We’d like to take a moment to tip our helmets to some of those folks who have helped HRD along the way.
In the beginning, Jen did it all!
The treasury department has come a loooooong way since the start of HRD. Way back in 2007, Jennifer McMahon, our founder, took care of all of the treasury tasks like paying bills, getting licensing and insurance all by herself. Now we have an entire team of treasurers who each help keep HRD fiscally fit!
Luna Lovebad and Rollin Numbazz.
Currently, Jodi Page aka Rollin Numbuzz, heads up our Treasury Department. She is the mom of our very own Luna Lovebad. Numbazz participated in our training camp program and is also the chief number cruncher for Stimson Small Business Services. At the helm of Treasury, Rollin Numbuzz over see’s a posse of 8 or so assistant treasurers who each in their own right play a vital role in the day to day operations of the business side of HRD. They collect dues, process sponsorship purchases, oversee our ticket sales, manage our fabulous merchandise inventory, do our bout banking, pay our bills, manage our books …. OMG … TREASURY MAKES MAGIC HAPPEN EVERYWHERE!!!!
The 2011 HRD BOD. From left to right: Sue Sue Sudio, Lew’d Conduct, Ruby Red Delicious, Hoosier Daddy, The Vault, Reverend Bacon, and Malice in Wonderland
HRD is lucky to have had a long line of mathematically gifted volunteers. From 2009-2012, founding BOD member Steven Santos aka The Vault was not only our first treasurer, but also played a large part in writing our bylaws and helping us apply for Non Profit status which we (finally) in obtained in 2014. He was followed by Malice in Wonderland (2012-2013) who was responsible for guiding HRD out of the ages of excel spreadsheets and into the new era of Quickbooks and hired Aria Cox of Greenbooks. Aria not only whipped our books into shape, but she came to be so inspired by HRD that she joined training camp and transformed into our tough jammer and beloved coach, SUMbody dial 911. Then along came Spike D. Punch
Spike D. Punch
(2013-2014) who steadied the helm and kept us streamlined as we rolled along our merry way. SUMbody briefly took the reins as interim CFO for the remainder of 2014 until Numbuzz came Rollin along!
These folks may have overseen things but it took an army of assistant treasurer’s, who all dedicated loads of time and expertise to make HRD the legendary land of flying unicorns and endless rainbows it’s known for today. Some super stand out valued assistant treasurers that HRD would like to give a HUGE thank you to is: McNasty our current member dues & training camp registration collector, Bianca Swagger and her crew of fly ass Merch Mavens, Locked Up our amazing new bookkeeper, Danimal our new Ticket Master, Raven Maniac our sponsorship coordinator SUPERSTAR. There have also been amazing folks like Ruckus, Villain Thomas, RaqHell, Reverend Bacon, Grrl Haggard, Frisbee Rollin, Lush De Luxe, Schwilly Nelson, among many, many, many others who helped keep HRD financially balanced through the years. THANK YOU ALL!
Over the years there have been a few key people who HRD just wouldn’t be the same without. There are really sooooo many, but we wanna give a special shout out to Lewis Call aka Lew D. Conduct. He is one of those truly special people in HRD history. As a BOD and assistant treasurer from 2009-2014, Lew D. ran ticketing and purchasing all while remaining HRD’s original #1 fan!! Lew D. always found a way to make sure fans got in to see the sold out bouts, he made sure we had all the supplies stocked to keep the track taped, skaters and spectators safe and mostly importantly, he makes sure you get a hug just when you need it the most!! Lew D. Conduct was one of the original BOD members and retired after 7 YEARS!!! of dedication to HRD. Thank you bunches LEW for all the years! We <3 you Lew and hope you can come relax and enjoy all the games as a spectator.
As you can see from the long list of amazing people above ~ it truly does take an army to run the business of Roller Derby. Thank You to all you fabulous volunteers that have kept HRD rolling for all these years and special thanks to the HRD Treasury Department. We appreciate all you do and the expertise you bring to our league.
If you are interested in volunteering for HRD, email firstname.lastname@example.org ~ we’d love to have you on our team!