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Minutes for Board Meeting 09-02-08
CALL TO ORDER:             7:05
ATTENDANCE: Kevin Olimpia, Don Nathlich, Mark Gonsalves, Kelvin Friedel, George Kirkland, Mei-Mei Stark, Carl Steigerwald, Juan Jones, Robert Zorovic, Francesca Thacher and Hugh Arvesen
  1. Annual Election of the Executive Board:
President:                            Kevin Olimpia
V.P. League Operations:         Dave Gotz
V.P. City Coordinator:            George Kirkland
Treasurer:                           Don Natlich
Secretary:                           Mark Gonsalves
  1. The following positions were appointed:
Head Team Parent:                  Mei-Mei Stark
Information Officer:                 Hugh Arvesan
Umpire in Chief:                      Dall Barley
Player Agent:                         Francesca Thacher
Registrar:                              Kelvin Friedel
Safety Officer:                       Robert Zorovic
Publicity Director:                   Lorraine Kalich
Sponsorship Director:              Nicole Jung
  1. Discussed registration for the 2009 season.   We will only use online registration
Resgistration will open on 10-1.
  1. Tryouts: 12-6, 12-7, & 12-13. Tryouts Minors and Majors will be at Bollinger School.
  1. Draft: 12-14 at the Morgan Cabana. 
  1. Opening day is tentatively scheduled for March 7, 2009.
  1. Hugh Arveson submitted a proposal to change websites. The following recommendations were adopted by the board:
Ø     Creat a new league website using “League Athletics”.
Ø     Stop using Sportability for registration.
Ø     Stop using iPower as our league website, keep account for PhpSchedulelt.
Ø     Stop using uReserve
Ø     Use PhpSchedulelt for field reservations
Ø     Continue to use league works to maintain league costumer data.
Ø     Continue to use MySignUp for Friday Night Lights.
Ø     Use Googe Apps for league collaborations.
Ø     Solicit an independent graphic designer to redesign website graphics.
  1. Discussed interleague play. Kevin will meet with Tim Cabral (President), of newly formed San Ramon Little League (SRA &SRN combined), to discuss if they want to participate in interleague play. If not district would discuss alternatives like playing different leagues.
  1. Discussed playing a tournament or games at Manteca Field of dreams park. Carl will follow-up.
  1. Approved participating in a AA city championship tournament.
  1. Discussed city wide budget cuts. City will hold a meeting on Nov 12, to discuss what this entails. ALL INTERESTED PARTIED SHOULD ATTEND.
ADJORN:    8:55
SUBMITTED: Mark Gonsalves, Secretary