Canyon Creek Little League
Board Meeting Minutes October 19, 2009
Present: Kelvin Friedel, Dan Frank, Diana Waterson, Anne Reed, Jeni Bernard, Michelle Simpson, Lorraine Kalich, Meg Mahony, George Kirkland, Robert Zorovic, Nadine McKeon, James McGuire, Paul Leffel, John Morris, Mark Polli, Dave Verespey.
I. The meeting was called to order by Kelvin Friedel at 7:03 p.m. Everyone in the room introduced themselves along with what position they held within CCLL.
II. League Status - Kelvin reported on the status of CCLL stating that in the previous year there were 550 plus players. There was a discussion to try and generate further interest in CCLL by doing paper and/or electronic fliers to the local schools and Boy Scout troops and possibly to place an ad in the local newspapers. Banners have also been hung at various schools to advertise the upcoming season.
III. Treasurer’s Report – No report was given at this time and will be reviewed at the next Board meeting.
IV. Website/Registration Update – George Kirkland reported that the online registration is up and running with few problems. Registration deadline will be November 13th for ages 8-12 and December 31st for younger players. He indicated that he would be sending out passwords to Board members so they could access the system.
V. Safety Report - Robert Zorovic reported that he would be submitting the required safety plan to ASAP early this season to receive a discount for CCLL. There will be a presentation to all managers before the season outlining all safety rules. All adults volunteering with CCLL must go through a background check with Choice Point. He indicated that we need to recruit parent volunteers to help survey and measure out fields before the season starts.
VI. City Coordinator Report – George Kirkland reported that he would be meeting with the City to assign fields sometime in late November, early December. It was reported that the majority of the registration fees that CCLL receives goes to the cost of the fields and these costs keep rising each season. Recruitment of a volunteer to refill the chalk at each field was discussed.
VII. Umpire in Charge – Position still open.
VIII. New Business
a. Picture Day – Will be held on April 24, 2010 by Gentile Photography.
b. Major’s Redraft – It was motioned and seconded that the Major’s Division of CCLL will be up for redraft. Property players will no longer be established. An email is to be sent out to all players regarding this change. The Board discussed the possibility of forming a Major’s Gold team with further discussions to come.
c. Sponsorship - The Board discussed getting sponsors and offering them a banner to be placed on the fence surrounding Memorial Park and/or a spot on CCLL’s website. There will be further discussion on the amounts that each sponsor must provide in order to be eligible for these placements. The Board is still seeking a Sponsorship Coordinator.
d. Spirit Wear – The Board was asked to get the word out about CCLL spirit wear and to come up with ideas to generate interest within the league in purchasing these items.
e. Opening Day - Plans and festivities for opening day were discussed and will continue in upcoming meetings.
IX. Next Board Meeting – November 16, 2009 at 7:00 p.m. – Morgan Cabana.
Meeting was adjourned at 9:05p.m. by Kelvin Friedel.
Jeni Bernard – CCLL Secretary 2009/2010.