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BOARD MEETING         November 5, 2018               @TRINITY AMBULANCE 2ND FLOOR CONFERENCE ROOM

MEETING CALLED TO ORDER: 7:32 PM                                                              MEETING ADJOURNED: 9:35PM

ATTENDANCE: MATT, JIM, WAYNE KNIGHT, TOM, LIZA, RANDEL, JON, ROCKY, JARED DUEMLING, JARED CHAPUT & Mark GENTILE and JOHN (2NDMEETING)

FINANCIALS WERE VOTED ON-   MOTION BY: JON, SECONDED BY: DAVE   PASSED UNANIMOUSLY

MINUTES OF OCTOBER MEETING WERE VOTED ON—MOTION BY: JON, SECONDED BY: DAVE 

PASSED UNANIMOUSLY

• LIZA DISCUSSED FUNDRAISING. HAD A FUNDRAISING MEETING WITH JARED D., JARED C, MATT WAS ON PHONE, AND INFORMATION WAS DISCUSSED WITH DAVID. LIZA PRESENTED THE DIFFERENT LEVELS OF FUNDRAISING AND WHAT EACH SPONSOR WOULD GET. SILVER-$300, GOLD-$625, PLATINUM-$1000. HAD A CONVERSATION ON HOW MANY YEARS THE PENNANT WOULD BE UP FOR-- 2 YEARS. SECOND YEAR-BUSINESS WOULD PAY $850. IF BUSINESS BOUGHT GOLD PACKAGE- NEXT YEAR WOULD BE $525 IF THEY WANTED TO KEEP THIS UP.  LEVELS WERE VOTED ON. PASSED UNANIMOUSLY 
• RANDALL DISCUSSED OPENING DAY. TALKED ABOUT CHANGING DATE. ROCKY SUGGESTED MAY 1. MIKE SUGGESTED AFTER SESSION STARTS.  TALKED ABOUT MAKING OPENING DAY REALLY FUN FOR THE KIDS. BOUNCY HOUSE, LOCAL BUSINESSES BRINGING FOOD, GAMES. MIKE STATED THAT HIS FRIEND OWNS A BOUNCY HOUSE BUSINESS. DAVE MENTIONED INSURANCE ISSUES. RANDALL DISCUSSED THAT ALL STAR GAME COULD TIE IN WITH PITCH, HIT, RUN.
• JARED C DISCUSSED HOW WEBSITE AND FACEBOOK ARE BEING UPDATED. SI PLAY WAS SOLD OUT AND WE MIGHT NEED NEW INTERFACE. JIM WROTE CHECK FOR PAYPAL. JARED C, LIZA OR JARED D WILL GET INSTAGRAM UP AND RUNNING. DISCUSSSED THAT WE SHOULD EITHER ADD PERMISSION TO TAKE PICTURES OF KIDS ON REGISTRATION OR PUT A BLURB ON THE WEBSITE
• TOM ASKED THE BOARD IF WE NEED TO FORM A COMMITTEE TO CHANGE THE BYLAWS. NO ONE HAD COMPLAINTS OF THE BYLAWS
• AnchorMIKE UPDATED US WITH THE 13 +14 YEAR OLD TEAM THAT WE ARE TRYING TO START FOR THE 2019 SEASON. OUT OF 492 EMAILS SENT OUT. 35 YES  10  NO. MORE POSSIBILITIES OF PEOPLE JOINING. WAS POSITIVE. HE WILL LET IT RIDE FOR 2 WEEKS, THEN START TO CALL PEOPLE
• DICUSSED ITBL FOR THE SPRING SEASON. WE WOULD CREATE 2 MAJOR A AND 2 DOUBLE A TEAMS 9 +10 YEAR OLDS. THE REST WILL ROLL INTO SINGLE A OR TRIPLE A. ROCKY MENTIONED SURVEYING PARENTS ABOUT THIS CHANGE. MATT ASKED IF THEY PLAYED DURING THE WEEK OR WEEKENDS. SEE TO DOS TO SEE WHAT NEEDS TO BE DONE
• DISCUSSED RESULTS OF SENDING OUT INSTRUCTIONAL FORM TO SCHOOLS. 7 SIGNED UP, 4 ASKED FOR SCHOLARSHIPS. HOW WILL WE DECIDE WHO RECEIVES A SCHOLARSHIP. DISCUSSED OFFERING A DISCOUNT OF $50, VOTED ON THIS. PASSED UNANIMOUSLY. JARED C HAS REACHED OUT TO EVERYONE’S A PLAYER. NO RESPONSE YET.. MATT ASKED IF WE COULD KEEP BUDDY BALL SEPARATE. JIM AGREED TO DO A SEPARATE SHEET. BILINGUAL FLYER IS ON WEBSITE AND ON FACEBOOK
• OUTSTANDING BALANCES WERE DISCUSSED. JARED D IS RESPONSIBLE FOR COLLECTING CHECKS AND THEN CHECKS WILL GO TO JIM. 
• OUTSIDE EVALUATIONS WERE DISCUSSED. GOT QUOTES FROM PLAYBALL AND SEACOAST TO HOST EVALUATIONS. PLAYBALL WOULD HOST IT. SEACOAST STATED THAT THEY WOULD BE A LOT MORE IF HELD AT THEIR FACILITY.
• WINTER WORKOUTS WERE DISCUSSED AT PLAYBALL. THEY WOULD START IN JANUARY. MATT WOULD BE THE POINT PERSON FOR THIS. DISCUSSED HOW COACHES COULD BENEFIT FROM LEARNING FROM THE BEST COACHES AT PLAYBALL.DISCUSSED HOW WE CAN GET INFORMATION OUT TO COACHES.
• TOM DISCUSSED 2019 UMPIRE PAY AND STRATEGY. THIS WILL BE DISCUSSED FURTHER. TOM WILL INVITE TIM TO FUTURE MEETING.
• DISCUSSED SENDING CHRISTMAS CARDS OUT. JARED D AND JARED C IS WORKING ON THIS. DOES. DISCUSSED IF ANYONE COULD SEND SOME PICTURES THEY HAD. DISCUSSED WHO WE SHOULD SEND THIS CARD TO. WE ALL AGREED ON ALL SPONSORS.
• CORI—IS RANDAL HANDING THIS? RANDALL STATED HE WAS
• LIZA DISCUSSED EQUIPMENT –WE ARE IN NEED OF BALLS. IF WE PURCHASE THEM FROM DICKS WE SAVE $1600. IF YOU BUY OVER 50 DOZEN BALLS YOU CAN GET CUSTOM BALLS. VOTED ON PURCHASING THEM FROM DICKS. PASSED UNANIMOUSLY
• DISCUSSED PURCHASING VACUUM, CHAIRS AND TABLE FOR EVENTS. VOTED ON PURCHASING THESE ITEMS. PASSED UNANIMOUSLY
• DISCUSSED FIXING DUGOUT AT RB1. TOM UPDATED US WITH SCOREBOARD. EXPLAINED HOW MUCH IT WOULD COST TO PAY THE CITY TO DO THIS. DISCUSSED GETTING QUOTES FROM LOCAL CONTRACTORS. THEN PRESENT IT TO VINNIE. IF VINNIE DOESN’T AGREE. GO TO CITY COUNCIL MEETING TO DISCUSS.
• LIZA DISCUSSED UNIFORMS. LOOKED AT DIFFERENT VENDORS. DICKS AND TREASURE TEES AS OPTIONS. DISCUSSED THEIR QUOTES. DAVE DISCUSSED TSHIRTS FOR INSTRUCTIONAL LEVEL. WILL BRING QUOTE FOR DECEMBER MEETING. THEN WE WILL VOTE
• ROCKY DISCUSSED THE DECISION HE MADE ABOUT CANCELING THE LAST FALL BALL GAME. TOM DISCUSSED THAT WE ARE A TEAM AND NO ONE WILL MAKE DECISIONS FOR THE BOARD. THE BOARD WILL DECIDE TOGETHER. ROCKY WOULD LIKE EXPECTATIONS TO BE SENT OUT.

 

TO DO’S

• TOM NEEDS TO SEND OUT EXPECTATIONS IN REGARDS TO MAKING DECISIONS AS A WHOLE.
• TOM WILL GET CONTRACTOR QUOTES AND SPEAK TO VINNIE-SCHEDULE TO ATTEND CITY COUNCIL- DEPENDING ON RESULTS
• WE WILL GET MORE INFORMATION WITH ITBL-DO THEY PLAY ON WEEKENDS.
• ORDER BASEBALLS
• QUOTES FOR SCOREBOARD
• NEED TO DISCUSS WHICH OPTION EACH BOARD MEMBER PICKED IN REGARDS TO ITBL
• FINISH CREATING THE SPONSOR SHEET-GET THAT PRINTED
• UPDATE THE INSTRUCTIONAL SHEET –PRINT IT AND SEND IT OUT.

 

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