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BOARD MEETING         December 3, 2018               @TRINITY AMBULANCE 2 ND FLOOR CONFERENCE ROOM
MEETING CALLED TO ORDER: 7:32 PM                                                              MEETING ADJOURNED: 9:05PM

ATTENDANCE: MATT, JIM, WAYNE KNIGHT,WAYNE P, TOM, LIZA, ROCKY, JARED DUEMLING, JARED
CHAPUT, JON A, MIKE, BRIAN

FINANCIALS WERE VOTED ON- MOTION BY: MIKE, SECONDED BY: JARED D PASSED UNANIMOUSLY
MINUTES OF OCTOBER MEETING WERE VOTED ON—MOTION BY: MIKE, SECONDED BY: JARED
PASSED UNANIMOUSLY

LIZA DISCUSSED FUNDRAISING. SHE STATED THAT JARED WOULD SEND OUT THE LIST AND IF
BOARD MEMBERS COULD PITCH IN WITH PHONE CALLS AND HEADING TO BUSINESSES THAT
WOULD BE GREAT. BOARD MEMBERS CAN PICK BUSINESSES THAT THEY WANT TO REACH OUT TO
BY SENDING AN EMAIL TO JC TO UPDATE. SPONSOR PAMPHLETS WERE PASSED OUT

TOM GAVE AN UPDATE ON WHERE WE ARE IN REGARDS TO FUNDRAISING FOR COOPERSTOWN.
THEY CURRENTLY HAVE 3500-4000 RAISED. THEY ARE GOING TO FIND OUT MORE INFORMATION IN
REGARDS TO TAGGING IN FRONT OF BUSINESSES.

MIKE DISCUSSED AND PASSED OUT SOME BULLETS IN REGARDS TO OPENING DAY. MIKE AND
RANDALL HAD DISCUSSION OVER PHONE IN REGARDS TO SOME IDEAS. ~OPENING DAY COULD BE
MAY 4. LOOKING INTO INVITING MAYOR, CITY COUNCIL, TRINITY AMBULANCE. DISCUSSED
NATIONAL ANTHEM SINGER (SAME PERSON IN PAST OR NEW PERSON?) MIKE HAS A FRIEND WHO
WILL DONATE TWO BOUNCY HOUSES. WE WANT TO MAKE OPENING DAY FUN. WE DISCUSSED
GETTING SHIRTS SO WE ALL MATCH AND PEOPLE CAN FIND US TO ASK QUESTIONS. THE YMCA
WANTS TO GET INVOLVED THIS YEAR LIKE THEY USED TO IN THE PAST. NEXT OPENING DAY
MEETING IS 7:00 THURSDAY, DECEMBER 6.

TOM TOUCHED UPON GRANTS WITH THE CITY, STATE AND FEDERAL. RANDALL IS LOOKNG INTO
THIS. WE NEED TO DECIDE IF WE WANT TO DO THIS, BUT WE NEED MORE INFORMATION. WE NEED
TO WRITE UP THE GRANT. MORE DISCUSSION ON THIS AT THE NEXT MEETING. RANDALL WILL
UPDATE.

LIZA UPDATED US ON OUR UNIFORM VENDOR BID UPDATE. WE WILL VOTE IN JANUARY WITH
WHAT WE WANT TO DO. DAVE WILL BRING HIS T-SHIRT QUOTE/UNIFORM QUOTE. I WILL BRING
TREASURE T’S FINAL QUOTE AND DICKS IS OFFERING UNIFORMS FOR $39 + 1 PER PLAYER TO
COVER UNIFORM AND SHIPPING COSTS

WINTER WORK OUT UPDATE- DISCUSSED IF WE WERE INTERESTED IN DOING THIS. WE WOULD
LIKE COACHES TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THIS AMAZING OPPORTUNITY TO WORK WITH
PROFESSIONAL BASEBALL PLAYERS. WE WOULD START IN JANUARY. BREAK INTO AGE GROUPS.
MATT WILL SEND OUT EMAIL TO COACHES TO DISCUSS MORE ABOUT THIS.

MIKE UPDATED US WITH THE 13 +14 YEAR OLD TEAM THAT WE ARE TRYING TO START FOR THE
2019 SEASON. WE ARE UP TO 52 PLAYERS THAT SAID YES TO PLAYING IN SPRING. MIKE WILL
CONTINUE TO MAKE PHONE CALLS AND HE WILL UPDATE US AT JANUARY MEETING.

DISCUSSED ITBL FOR THE SPRING SEASON. WE WERE REJECTED FROM THE ITBL LEAGUE. TOM
HAS SENT OUT EMAIL TO LOCAL TOWNS TO SEE WHAT THE INTEREST IS. HE HAS RECEIVED SOME
INTEREST FROM LOCAL TOWNS. WE DISCUSSED THAT WE WOULD KEEP LOOKING INTO IT, BUT
MAYBE NOT START OUR OWN LEAGUE UNTIL THE 2020 SEASON.

DISCUSSED ATTENDING A CITY COUNCIL MEETING IN JANUARY. WE WANT TO GET PUT ON THE
SCHEDULE FOR THE END OF JANUARY. WE WANT TO DISCUSS FUTURE PLANS WITH THE CITY
COUNCIL, TOUCH UPON THE SCOREBOARD AND FUTURE GOALS OF RIVERSIDE BASEBALL TO
MAKE OUR FIELDS BETTER.

TOM DISCUSSED THAT HE WANTS TO UPDATE THE POLICIES AND PROCEDURES. NOT MUCH IN
WRITING AND CALENDAR IS OUTDATED. TOM WILL DRAW SOME THINGS UP AND BRING TO NEXT
MEET OR SEND VIA EMAIL TO BOARD TO GET SOME THOUGHTS.

MATT DISCUSSED BUDDY BALL. WASN’T TO LOOK INTO POSSIBLY GETTING ANOTHER SPONSOR.
HAS A GREAT ONE NOW. SUSAN L. WILL SPONSOR ONE TEAM AND MAYBE FINDING A SPONSOR
FOR THE OTHER TEAM. TALKED TO THE HH BASEBALL COACH TO GET HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS
TO HELP OUT. WOULD LOVE BOARD MEMBERS TO HELP TO.

TOM DISCUSSED POSSIBLY CHANGING THE LOCKS. WILL LOOK INTO COST. JON AND MIKE
MENTIONED THAT SOME OF THE LOCKS ARE RUSTED SO IT IS A GREAT IDEA TO CHANGE THEM.

JARED DISCUSSED THAT OUR WEBSITE IS CHANGING. GOING FROM LEAGUE ATHLETICS TO
DICKS. DICKS IS FREE AND CHEAPER CREDIT CARD TRANSACTION. JARED D IS WORKING ON
TRANSFERRING THE INFORMATION FROM ONE SITE TO ANOTHER. HOPEFULLY WILL BE DONE
SOON. HE BROUGHT IPAD TO SHOW EVERYONE.

DISCUSSED SENDING CHRISTMAS CARDS OUT. CARD IS CREATED AND BROUGHT TO MEETING.
WILL SEND TO ALL CURRENT SPONSOR AND SPECIAL PEOPLE SUCH AS; MAYOR, CITY COUNCIL,
VINNIE…ETC.

DISCUSSED OPENING UP REGISTRATION AFTER THE HOLIDAYS. WILL CREATE REGISTRATION
DATES AT LIBRARY AND YMCA. PICK TWO DAYS IN JAN AND TWO DAYS IN FEB. WE WILL NEED TO
GET BOARD VOLUNTEERS FOR THIS. NEED TO RESERVE LIBRARY. NEED TO TALK TO CONTACT AT
YMCA

VOTED IN WAYNE KNIGHT AND JON AUCLAIR (WELCOME!!!!)
 

TO DO’S

TOM NEEDS TO PURCHASE VACCUUM, CHAIRS, TABLES AND EVENTS
LIZA WILL CALL CITY COUNCIL TO GET ON AGENDA FOR JANUARY
LIZA/TOM WILL PICK DATES FOR REGISTRATION IN JANUARY. LIZA WILL RESERVE LIBRARY.
RANDALL WILL SPEAK WITH CONTACT AT YMCA TO RESERVE DATES IN FEBRUARY FOR REGISTRATION.

LIZA WILL WORK ON GETTING CHRISTMAS CARDS OUT

JC WILL SEND OUT LIST OF SPONSORS TO BOARD MEMBERS SO BOARD MEMBERS CAN HELP OUT
WITH FUNDRAISING.

WORK ON FUNDRAISING IN DECEMBER AND JANUARY HITTING BUSINESSES
JARED D WILL UPDATE MEETING TIMES FOR 2019
MIKE WILL CONTINUE TO WORK ON PHONE CALLS FOR 13 AND 14 YEAR OLDS
MATT WILL SEND OUT EMAIL TO COACHES ABOUT WINTER UPDATES.
TOM WILL LOOK INTO CHANGING LOCK PRICES
OPENING DAY COMMITTEE WILL WORK ON WRAPPING IT UP-SO WE CAN FINALIZE THIS AT
JANUARY MEETING
LIZA WILL GET FINAL QUOTES FROM TREASURE T’S AND DICKS. DAVE WILL BRING HIS QUOTES TO
JANUARY MEETING –WE WILL VOTE ON WHAT WE WANT TO DO.
TOM WILL UPDATE CALENDAR AND POLICIES AND PROCEDURES FOR NEXT MEETING
TOM WILL LOOK INTO PURCHASING A CLOTH BANNER FOR SIGN UPS.
BRIAN WILL LOOK INTO CREATING SOMETHING FOR BOARD MEMBERS TO WEAR FOR OPENING DAY

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