West Windsor Little League Board Meeting Minutes November 9, 2010
In attendance: Executive Board: Ellen Vogt, Jacqui Stein, Sean Bluni, Bill Kramer, Kim Strype, Andy Lupo, Larry Charlip, Chris Thornton.
Others in attendance: Nick Shiera, Pete Leland, Mark Pasquerella, Kevin Chapman, Bob Perrine, Harlan Greenman, Ted Phalen
Minutes - The October minutes were approved.
Financials Copies of Financial Statements were distributed. Any questions please speak with Shawn Panson.
Registration-Ellen Will start no later than November 15.
Board Positions -Ellen Still in need of a few volunteers ( Volunteer Coordinator, Big Brother/Big Sister, Pepsi Pitch Hit & Run)
Volunteer Bonds - Ellen We are going to send out a last call in order to get volunteer bond back. Two last opportunities are to help with end of season cleanup on November 14 from 1-3pm and help with EDP Clinics. The EDP Clinics are being held at Maurice Hawk and Dutch Neck. Jackie Sasko is running it for softball and Bill Bethea is running it for baseball.
Player Agent-Jacqui Nothing to report at this time.
Coaches Clinics Baseball Factory will be holding clinic on April 2 at Ward Field. District Coaches Clinics will be held March 6. We are working on setting something up for softball.
Fall Ball Looking for the manager evaluations.
Softball -Bill Clinics are going well. The clinics run by the high school girls are starting this week. We are opening off the clinics to Cranbury/Plainsboro to " top off " registration. Most of the coordinator positions are filled.
Baseball- Sean Most of the coordinator positions are filled. We are going to add a question on the registration website to gauge the interest of 11/12 year olds participating in a 50/70 team in the spring. They would be playing on Sundays.
Umpires-Kevin Dates for clinics have been set. They start on February 2, and go 5 consecutive weeks. The exam will be given on March 9.
Indoor Facility Paul St. Amour is handling the scheduling and the cards. Reach out to Paul if you have any problems. Ted Phalen will be running the coaches clinics sometime in January. Ted also spoke about changing mentality so we can better maximize the use if the facility. He volunteered to teach coaches and parents how to better utilize the space inside so more players can be in there working at once.
Projects We are in need of an Architect to stamp plans for our lightening project. Equipment is there and ready to go. Once lights are completed we can get the batting cages up. All three fields at WWCP will have lights. Gate at Ward Field to be fixed in the next couple of weeks.
Sponsors-Larry Letters to go out by end of week. Working on a tier of different packages the we can offer potential sponsors. Want to get people out in the local stores.
Constitution-Harlan Harlan discussed the draft of the Constitution he wrote. One change would be to hold elections in May and new board would take over in the fall. This increases democracy of organization. The transition would be easier as the newly elected board could work with the outgoing board. This time of year may make it easier to recruit volunteers. We will put a copy on the website and send out an email blast for everyone to read.
Other Mark Freed of All-Star Baseball Academy spoke to let everyone know of a clinic they would be holding at the Robbinsville Field House on December 29. It is for 10-12 year olds and to be run by college coaches. The cost is $150 per player and is from 9-1 pm.