April Board Meeting NotesUpdated Friday April 26, 2019 by Matthew Hannon.
4/1/19 Cal Ripken Board Meeting Minutes
Board Members Present
Mark Byrne-President Andrew Witkowski-Vice President
Matt Hannon-Secretary Paul Hebert-Treasurer
Matt Demers-Media & Communications Director Steve Drescher-Field and City Liaison
Scott Clough-Player & Coach Development Director Kate Berger-Purchasing Director
Paul provided financial update. Cash on hand is about $3k below 2018, but this is due to orders for equipment, etc being ordered earlier this year vs. last year. League continues to have healthy cash on hand and expected sponsorships should further cash position. This is focus for board moving forward-securing league sponsorships.
Andrew provided registration update; 480 registrants as of 3/31/19 vs. 474 last year on 3/31/18.
Looking to increase last year’s registrations, which totaled 523.
Following items have been ordered:
Paul would like to see budget of approx $5K to make the following purchases:
Field cleanup date set for 4/13/19. Will do same as last year; assign specific fields and email announcing this will be sent out. Steve will handle setting this up.
Thinking of hosting a League Opening Night (possibly on 5/3/19) at Murray field. Possibly do a 'parade' for all league teams ending at Murray field, line up teams in outfield for picture and encourage all to attend the evening’s kick off game.
Concessions renewal; Paul has checklist and will provide to Kate. 4/14/19 Concessions clean and ready for inspection.
Hoping for a 4/22/19 field release from the city
Mounds need redone at Upper Shady, Haines 1 and Libby.
Raffle calendar has been completed and being printed; should be ready for distribution at same time as uniforms. Would like to set 5/24/19 deadline to turn in Raffle Calendars
With Amy’s resignation, this position remains open and the league would like to fill it as soon as possible.
Focus for this role and all board members right now is to secure get more sponsorships (banners). Need to follow up on the following two banner commitments:
Mark provided an update on this year’s All Stars season based on his attendance at the National Meeting in Concord:
Still looking to fill recently created Concessions Director position.
Player & Coach Development
AAA and Majors clinics have taken place and went well.
Tball, Minors and Rookies lineups/teams should be completed in next couple weeks. Expecting more registrations as last year nearly 50 for these levels came in during April
AAA late registrations; would be ‘picks’ provided to coaches in the order that they left off in the draft
Would like to do pitchers and catchers clinics once/month throughout the season
Upcoming key dates:
Board approved Matt D. to order Nashua Cal Ripken stickers and have ready for distribution along with everything else during workout dates. Should further brand the league.
Quebec baseball exhibition game still needs to be decided on. These players are 12-13 years old. Consensus is that we do not participate as age group is not appropriate to our league. Matt D. to pass along info to Babe Ruth league for their consideration.
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