Canyon Creek Little League
Board Meeting Minutes February 15, 2010
Present: Kelvin Friedel, Diana Waterson, Anne Reed, Jeni Bernard, Michelle Simpson, Meg Mahony, George Kirkland, Ross McKeon, Paul Leffel, John Morris, Don Nathlich, Karen Neswick, David Lawrence, David Bellinger, Abe Harris, Lorraine Kalich, Curtis Mentz, John Giffins, James McGuire, David Verespey, Robert Zorovic.
The meeting was called to order by Kelvin Friedel at 7:00 p.m.
I. President’s Report
a. State of the League – CCLL’s suspended status has been lifted. All back taxes have been paid to the Franchise Tax Board.
b. Schedules - Schedules for San Ramon Valley inter-league games and CCLL intra-league games to be finalized.
c. Uniforms - All uniforms have been distributed. Hats to be stitched will be back on February 19.
d. San Bernardino – The San Bernardino team has been announced. 14 kids, a manager and 2 coaches will attend.
e. Picture Day – Picture Day will be April 24th to be held at Central Park.
II. Treasurer’s Report – Don presented to the Board CCLL’s 2010 operating budget and year to date financials as of February 12. Kelvin motioned, George seconded and it was unanimously adopted that the budget presented be approved.
III. City Coordinator’s Report – The Opening Day permit has been granted. Picture Day and Mid-Season Classic event permits are tentatively approved. Practice times for February are loaded on to the website and March will be entered by February 21.
IV. Registrar’s Report – The league is down 22 players from last year. A total of 539 kids have registered. Registration will remain open.
V. Division Director’s Report – Diana needs a list of players for the player pool. She will send out an email requesting a list from each team. An issue regarding the time period for replacing a lost player was discussed. It was decided that a manager needs to report a lost player within 24 hours to the Player Agent. The Player Agent will then find a replacement within 72 hours from the 3 names provided by the manager.
VI. Old Business
a. Sponsorship – A program with the different sponsorship categories was passed out and reviewed. Karen motioned, George seconded and it was unanimously voted on that the 2010 Sponsorship Program that was submitted to the Board be approved.
b. Opening Day – All plans have been laid out and will be implemented. Ross will compose an email to be distributed to the league announcing the event.
c. CCLL’s History – The chronological history provided by Ross will be posted to the website.
VII. New Business
a. Equipment – All equipment has been put in the field boxes. Chalk will be purchased and placed in boxes before opening day. All game balls have arrived and will be distributed.
b. Umpires – CCLL will comply with Green Book’s Rule 9 established by Little League. In the event that a game does not have an adult umpire present, the home team needs to appoint an Umpire in Chief (UIC). The UIC will be there to enforce safety issues and sportsmanship. Kelvin motioned, David Bellinger seconded and it was unanimously approved that CCLL will comply with the Rule 9 UIC position. A list of the obligations will be posted on the website and the team parent will be provided with a copy.
c. Safety Plan – Robert Zorovic has sent the Safety Plan to Williamsport and is awaiting approval. First Aid kits will be replaced at the fields needing them. Robert noted items that are in need of repair at several of the fields. George will send a request to the City for those items to be mended.
d. Flags – Kelvin priced out Canyon Creek flags and determined that they were to pricy at this point. It was decided to purchase American flags to be placed at each field. David Lawrence motioned, John Morris seconded, that a budget not to exceed $250 be used to purchase American flags. It was voted upon and all were in favor except for George Kirkland.
e. Player Roster - Diana will file CCLL’s player roster with Williamsport.
f. Player Training – After a lengthy discussion regarding training for the players, it was decided that a committee would be put together to gather information. George Kirkland, Kelvin Friedel, James McGuire and John Morris will put together a proposal for the board to consider.
VIII. Next Board Meeting – March 15 at 7:00 p.m. – Morgan Cabana.
Meeting was adjourned at 9:23 p.m. by Kelvin Friedel.
Jeni Bernard – CCLL Secretary 2009/2010.