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SJBB Board of Directors

Meeting Minutes

May 6, 2009






Attending: Rich Apostolik, Joe Wagner,  Barbara Vitti, Brian Kaufman, John Flogel, Gretchen Masterfano, Chris George, Scott Haines, Greg Mayes, Patty McDonald, Mike Fuoti, Tony Acetelli, John Buscaino, Suzie Montero, Russ Fries, Ed Casey, Scott Lenz, Tom Brown,  



I.                    8:13 PM  Review Minutes from April 22, 2009.  There were no substantive changes – kz motion, JB 2ond - minutes approved.



II.                  Review Financials: JW distr. balances, summary - ~$73k in checking acct currently, we owe ~$20k in user fees leaving ~$53k

available.  JW est. that the league would have a surplus of  ~$14k  at the end of the Summer season vs. ~$35k in 2008. 


III.               Summer Program Update (Greg Mayes):

a.       Cal Ripkin forms filled out and sent in. 

b.       Coach selection takes place next week.

c.        Registration status – 112 children so far. 

d.       Evaluations: 17th, make up 18th (2-3 hrs). (~90 mins per age group w/increased focus on pitching/catching).  Evals to be conducted by middle school coaches.  SL motion to authorize $1k ($40/hr) to pay for evals (kx 2ond) – unanimous approval.


IV.                Softball Update: (Suzie Montero) – Parkway League – Summer ’09, May 17 tryout date.


V.                  Misc/18U & Cerbo Update (Chris & Barb) – Sophomore Legion – Leroy Horn coaching, all players will be rostered (no cuts).        


VI.                Field Renovations (Chris G.) –


a.       Backstop @ Franklin COMPLETE

b.       Bull Pen @Wilson COMPLETE

c.        Irrigation @ Jeff. COMPLETE

d.       Wilson Field renovation – only sod is left to do

e.        Rec. Field 50/70 fence will be ready for summer season

f.        Dugout benches – project being discussed w/a Boy scout @a community service project

g.        Scoreboard for Wilson – Item for future discussion, no action taken yet. 


·         Town has ~$250k in funds rec’d from various youth athletic programs – SJBB should increase our collective efforts to have the City invest some of these funds into the fields.  For example – have them pay for the scoreboard at Wilson. 


VII.             Board Positions/Transition (See Handout from Rich outlining Board positions & responsibilities)

a.       Positions/Roles outlined in handout: President, Treasurer, Website, Coach Certification Coordinator, Draft/Evaluations, Field Maint., League Directors, Sponsors, Umpires, Picture Day, Patriots Night, Coach Appreciation dinner, Father’s Day picnic, Pizza Fest, Purchasing, recording Secretary, Scholarships.

b.       Board members need to begin thinking about potential candidates and new volunteers to be brought in. 


VIII.           Other Items

a.       The By-laws Comm. Will meet Tuesday, 5-12 to review & discuss recommended changes for Membership approval.  More to follow on this.





~ 8:55 PM Meeting Adjourned