Canyon Creek Little League
Board Meeting Minutes November 16, 2009
Present: Kelvin Friedel, Diana Waterson, Anne Reed, Jeni Bernard, Michelle Simpson, Meg Mahony, George Kirkland, Nadine McKeon, James McGuire, Paul Leffel, John Morris, Mark Polli, Dave Verespey, Don Nathlich, Paul Parque, Karen Neswick, John Giffins, David Lawrence, Kate Haun, Scott Eder.
The meeting was called to order by Kelvin Friedel at 7:05 p.m. A short presentation was given by Positive Coaching Alliance.
I. President’s Report - It was announced that Rick Charles will be the new Challenger Director and that new volunteers have stepped up to equip the fields during the season. Charter applications will be filled out after team selection. D57 meeting was attended and the Application for the San Bernardino tournament has been submitted.
II. Treasurer’s Report – 2009 Financials were passed out for review and discussion. The league ended with a positive income. It was discussed that the check signers needed to be updated for the 2010 season. It was motioned and seconded that Dave Gotz, Kevin Olimpia and Sue Edward be removed as having check signing authority and that Dan Frank, Kelvin Friedel, Don Nathlich and Jeni Bernard be added. It was also discussed about obtaining a credit card for CCLL.
III. City Coordinator’s Report – George Kirkland reported that the User Meeting at the Park and Recreations will be held on December 2 at 6:30p.m. There was a discussion about reserving a park and putting together a committee for Opening Day Ceremonies.
IV. Registrar’s Report – It was reported that the number of players is down 22% from the previous season. Phone calls will go out to prior players that haven’t signed up to see their playing status.
V. Head Team Parent’s Report
a. Tryouts – Looking for volunteers to help with check in, warm ups and stations.
b. Picture Day – Will be held on April 24, 2010 at Central Park. A backup datet will be obtained in case construction at the park is not completed.
c. Little League Day – Will be held on May 2, 2010- Giants vs. Rockies.
VI. Division Director’s Report – Kate Haun reported that Canyon Creek Little League and San Ramon Little League are coming together to form the Junior 80’s program. School Loop will be used to generate interest. It was discussed that AA and AAA teams will keep parity for draft purposes, therefore it will be as follows AA (manager and 2 coaches) and AAA (manager and 1 coach).
VII. Old Business
a. Spirit Wear – Nadine McKeon showed the new merchandise that will be available for purchase. Merchandise will be available at tryouts, picture day and will be put on the online store. It was discussed about having a monthly spirit wear day at the local schools.
b. Sponsorship – It was decided that there would be one sponsorship amount available, the Grand Slam - $500. The sponsor will have a banner placed on the fence at Memorial Park, a rotating banner on the website and will receive a plaque. It was also discussed about having monthly fundraisers at local restaurants.
c. Uniforms – Uniforms will be ordered through Alpine. It was discussed that the CC logo may be used for uniforms and hats given the price increase in using copy righted Major League names. Samples will be provided at the next meeting.
VIII. New Business
a. Souvenir Program – Michelle Simpson and Anne Reed will head up this project.
b. CCLL History – Ross McKeon is collecting data from previous coaches and players to put together a chronological history of CCLL.
c. T-Ball/Rookie Teams – It was discussed in having T-Ball and Rookie Teams play two games with 6 players on each field. There will be further discussion at future meetings.
IX. Next Board Meeting – December 14, 2009 at 7:00 p.m. – Morgan Cabana.
Meeting was adjourned at 9:40p.m. by Kelvin Friedel.
Jeni Bernard – CCLL Secretary 2009/2010.