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Board Meeting October 10, 2017

Tinley Park Bobcats

Board Meeting Minutes

October 10, 2017

 

Attendees

 

  • Steve Bosco, President
  • Randall Goss, Treasurer
  • Bill Insley, Secretary
  • Dan LoConte, 2nd Vice-President
  • Brenda Nelson, Cheer Commissioner
  • Brian Burke, Flag Football Commissioner
  • Jim Keating, Travel Baseball Commissioner
  • Danielle Gorajski, Head of Marketing
  • John Gorajski

 

Discussion Items

 

  • Steve Bosco:
    • Internal discussions in the prior week regarding budgets.
      • All travel teams (Full-Time and Part-Time) are required to turn in budgets to the Treasurer.
      • Rec sport budgets are due November 1st.
      • Travel sport budgets are overdue.
    • This past Sunday, a rec soccer team was having a kids v. parents scrimmage. One of the parents went into cardiac arrest.  Fortunately, an assistant coach performed CPR and saved the parent’s life.
      • Steve has contacted the Fire Department to get information on CPR classes to offer to all volunteer coaches. Such classes would not be mandatory, but would be made available for anyone interested.
      • The Bobcats would like to recognize the assistant coach in some way.
    • Dan LoConte
      • No discussion items for the meeting.

 

  • Bill Insley
    • No discussion items for the meeting.
    • As Michelle Cerullo was not present, Bill read her e-mail that provides the following softball update:

 

  • Michelle Cerullo – Softball Update:
    • Fall Ball games end this week.
    • All medals were distributed to coaches.
    • Marcia is working on getting a clinic together for softball.
    • Open gyms will start once or twice a month for all levels – this starts in a few weeks.

 

  • Randy Goss
    • Thus far, travel budgets have been received for all of Travel Soccer and approximately 5 travel baseball teams.
      • No budgets received from travel softball.
    • Randy has modified the check requests and deposit forms to reduce redundancies in the forms.
      • They were provided to the assistant treasurers (Mike Minetti and Charlie Wurster) and is awaiting comments.
      • Once they are ready, they will be distributed to all of the commissioners to further distribute to the travel coaches.

 

  • Jim Keating
    • Update on Travel Baseball Uniforms
      • The fitting for all of the travel baseball teams will take place on Tuesday, October 24th, between 5pm and 9pm at the Devine Center behind St. Julie’s.
    • Fall Field Clean-up at Bettenhausen Park
      • Scheduled for Saturday, October 28th at 9:00am
      • Back-up day is Sunday, October 29th
    • Steve states that there are two (2) fire safe cabinets on the soccer side of the shed. At the field clean-up, one of those cabinets should be moved to the baseball side to contain all aerosols and any other flammable items.
    • Estimates for the indoor sprinkling system on Field #1 at Bettenhausen were provided to the Board. The Board has since approved the project and it will begin in the late fall.
    • An estimate was also provided for outfield sprinklers – too expensive to do in 2017 – may be re-visited next year.
    • A new Field Maintenance person is needed to handle Bettenhausen fields. Jim will help to transition this role to the new person.

 

  • Cheer Update – Brenda Nelson:
    • No discussion items for the meeting.

 

 

 

  • Flag Football Update – Brian Burke:
    • Two more weeks of the Flag Football season.
    • Still waiting to get confirmation of Andrew’s main field for the Super Bowl, scheduled for October 22nd.
    • Pro Bowl to be on for 2nd year in a row – October 29th.
    • Issue with a coach in the 2nd-3rd grade division. He was thrown out of the game, but refused to leave the field.  He as since been suspended indefinitely.
    • Issues with referees – no different than in prior years.
    • Indoor Flag
      • Struggling with registrations
      • Hoping to get enough for at least one division – use it as a pilot program, if possible.
      • Extending the registration deadline date to Friday (October 13, 2017).
      • If indoor flag does not happen, then the indoor space can be used for Soccer.

 

  • Marketing Update – Danielle:
    • Food Drive wrapped up.
      • Lower donation amount than the prior year (1,000 items v. 620 items)
      • Attributed to donations made to people affected by the hurricanes down south.
    • Pushed indoor flag heavily
      • Most popular reason for families not signing up – too many conflicts.

 

  • Wrap-Up:
    • Next month – election for Treasurer
    • Election to begin at 7:30pm and go until 8:30pm
    • Nick Bohlsen or Steve Roberts from Ethics to oversee election results.

Board Meeting Minutes – September 12, 2017

Tinley Park Bobcats

Board Meeting Minutes

September 12, 2017

 

Attendees

 

  • Steve Bosco, President
  • Randall Goss, Treasurer
  • Bill Insley, Secretary
  • Dan LoConte, 2nd Vice-President
  • Marcia Kissane, Assistant Softball Comissioner
  • Brenda Nelson, Cheer Commissioner
  • Kurt Herrmann, Travel Softball
  • Michelle Cerullo, Softball Commissioner
  • Brian Burke, Flag Football Commissioner
  • Jim Keating, Travel Baseball Commissioner
  • Joe Bressanelli, Baseball Commissioner
  • Brandi Parke, Head Team Mom
  • Deanna Tuman, Concessions Coordinator
  • Danielle Gorajski, Head of Marketing
  • John Gorajski
  • Tony Rocca

 

Discussion Items

 

  • Steve Bosco:
    • Nominations for Executive Board and Advisory Board Positions to be announced.
    • If elections are necessary, they will take place on November 14th.
    • Executive Board meeting took place last week. Discussion items included:
      • Volunteer incentives need to be re-evaluated.
      • Board Liaisons – need clarification of their role. They are to help facilitate questions to the rest of the Board, but are solely responsible for their sport.
    • Insurance is up at end of October. Get Certificate of Insurance requests to Stan ASAP.

 

  • Dan LoConte
    • No discussion items for the meeting.

 

  • Bill Insley
    • No discussion items for the meeting.

 

  • Randy Goss
    • Presents the financials for the period ended 7/31/2017.
    • Highlights include:
      • Baseball and Softball had an increase in registrations.
      • Overall net increase in net revenue ($11k) and net income ($7k).
      • Year-over-year data has improved as expenses were properly recorded in the correct period.
    • 2018 Budgets are due by next Board Meeting.
    • All Fall sport expenses are required to be turned in ASAP.

 

  • Brandi Parke
    • Candy Sales kicked off for Fall Sports – Football, Soccer, and Fall Baseball
      • Error in Fall Ball candy distribution – has been corrected.
    • Registration open for Indoor Soccer
    • Looking for Team Mom League Representatives
    • Working with Joe Bressanelli on Bobcats website access so that he can maintain ownership of Travel baseball rosters.

 

  • Cheer Update – Brenda Nelson:
    • Picture Day – September 24th.
    • 1st Cheer Camp scheduled for September 30th.

 

  • Concession Stand Update – Deanna:
    • No discussion items for the meeting.

 

  • Marketing Update – Danielle:
    • Food Drive is on-going until the end of September.
    • Breast Cancer Walk – Scheduled for October 8th.
    • More Marketing Representatives are wanted!
    • Only open registrations currently:
      • Indoor Soccer
      • Indoor Flag Football

 

  • Flag Football Update – Brian Burke:
    • Low registration numbers currently for Indoor Flag Football.
    • Asks Danielle for temporary yard signs advertising Indoor Flag to post at Andrew High School and potentially at the flag football team practices.
    • John Gorajski and Trevor have replaced locks on the boxes for uniforms.

 

  • Baseball Update – Joe Bressanelli
    • Fall Ball has started.
    • Bettenhausen fields to be shut down after October 21st.
    • Fields will not be available until April 23rd.
      • Park District will not issue permits for games until then, thus no lights or restrooms.
      • Does not apply to practices.
    • Jim Keating
      • Will get quotes on installation of a sprinkler system on Field #1.
      • Fences on Field #3 need to be repaired/re-set (Park District project).
      • Field Dragging / Lining Fields – work to be assumed by Jim Cronk’s son.
      • Field Day’s – October 28th, Back-up day is October 29th.
        • Batting cage nets to come down.

 

  • Soccer Update:
    • Phil Villasenor was not present.

 

  • Softball Update – Michelle Cerullo:
    • Park District has not replaced the home plate at Beudingen Park.
    • Fall Softball update:
      • Season has started – 4 teams in Total
        • 1 8U
        • 2 11U
        • 1 15U
      • Softball families are currently not getting the “weekly happenings” e-mail.
      • In the process of getting the Open Gym quotes for Fall/Winter.
      • Travel Teams
        • 2 Full-Time Travel (14U, 12U)
        • 3 Part-Time Travel (2 10U, 14U)
      • Bobcat Country sign fell over in CF on Field #2.
        • Steve will request the Park District to take down the posts. Also, Steve requests Danielle to contact Mike Culver for signs to put on dugouts and/or bullpens (replace the old Bobcat logo with the new logo).
      • Nominations:
        • 2nd Vice President
          • Dan LoConte
          • Ralph Politano
            • Ralph ruled ineligible as the position is for 2 years and his daughter will finish with the Bobcats in 2018.

 

  • Treasurer
    • Randy Goss
    • Danielle Gorajski

 

  • Softball Commissioner
    • Michelle Cerullo
    • Marcia Kissane
      • Michelle decides that she will step aside and allow Marcia to take over the Commissioner role.

 

  • Flag Football
    • Brian Burke

 

  • Cheer
    • Brenda Nelson

 

  • Baseball
    • Joe Bressanelli

 

  • Travel Baseball
    • Jim Keating

 

  • Travel Softball
    • Not an authorized position yet – not enough teams to require a separate commissioner at this time.

 

  • Soccer
    • Open – Phil Villasenor is not interested in returning.

 

  • Travel Soccer
    • Open

 

  • Marketing
    • Mike Tymm

 

2018 Tryouts for Travel Baseball

FULLTIME TRAVEL BASEBALL TRYOUTS

REQUIRED ATTIRE & EQUIPMENT:

Baseball pants & hat, athletic cup, spikes, and other safety gear.

Glove, bat, helmet, etc.

Don’t forget a cold drink.

 

14U FT Travel Gold Team – Team Manager – Bob Ruchala

DATE/TIME: Done, contact Manager if interested in the team.

Questions? Contact Team Manager Bob Ruchala 708.987.6436 bobruchala@sbcglobal.net

 

14U FT Travel Black Team – Team Manager – Jeff Floerke

DATE/TIME: Done, contact Manager if interested in the team.

Questions? Contact Team Manager Jeff Floerke 312.217.4484 jfloerke@chisox.com

 

13U FT Travel Black Team – Team Manager – Jason Roney

DATE/TIME: Mon, July 24th @ 6:00pm

LOCATION: Bettenhausen Park (16440 S 76th Ave, Tinley Park, IL) Field 1

**PLEASE REGISTER** Phone or Text

Jason Roney 708.548.8919  – Please include Name, DOB, & Current Organization/Team

 

12U FT Travel Gold Team – Team Manager – Dan LoConte

DATE/TIME: Done, contact Manager if interested in the team.

**PLEASE REGISTER**

Dan LoConte 708.560.6439 danloco@comcast.net

 

11U FT Travel Gold Team – Team Manager – Dave Morrey

We have 1 remaining roster spot open

Contact Dave or Brian below to request a private tryout

Dave Morrey 224.938.8093 morrey7721@comcast.net

Brian Burke 773.505.0636 brian.burke@iriworldwide.com

 

 

11U FT Travel Black Team – Team Manager – Brian Devereux

DATE/TIME: Done, contact Manager if interested in the team.

Questions? Contact Team Manager Brian Devereux 708.692.5530 briandevereux34@gmail.com

 

11U FT Travel White Team – Team Manager – Jeff Watzke

DATE/TIME: Fri, July 28th @ 6:00p-7:30p OR Sat, July 29th @ 10:00am-11:30am

LOCATION: Bettenhausen Park (16440 S 76th Ave, Tinley Park, IL) Field 1

Questions? Contact

Team Manager Jeff Watzke 708.262.4819 jwatzke1@gmail.com

Assistant Manager Randy Goss 708.774.5698 coach.randy@outlook.com

 

10U FT Travel Gold Team – Team Manager – Bill Insley

DATE/TIME: Done, contact Manager if interested in the team.

Questions? Contact Team Manager Bill Insley 312.560.1393 binsley3423@yahoo.com

 

9U FT Travel Gold Team – Team Manager – Mike Dinnon

DATE/TIME: Wed, July 26th @ 5:30p-7:00p

LOCATION: Bettenhausen Park (16440 S 76th Ave, Tinley Park, IL) Field 3

Questions? Contact Team Manager Mike Dinnon 708.602.0652 dinnonm@yahoo.com

Board Meeting June 13, 2017

Tinley Park Bobcats

Board Meeting Minutes

June 13th, 2017

 

Attendees

 

  • Steve Bosco, President
  • Randall Goss, Treasurer
  • Bill Insley, Secretary
  • Dan LoConte, 2nd Vice-President
  • Marcia Kissane, Assistant Softball Comissioner
  • Brenda Nelson, Cheer Commissioner
  • Kurt Herrmann, Travel Softball
  • Michelle Cerullo, Softball Commissioner
  • Ken Leonard, Field Maintenance
  • Jaime Mihalovich
  • Tim Zasada
  • Deanna Tuman, Concessions Coordinator

 

Discussion Items

 

  • Steve Bosco:
    • No discussion items for the meeting.

 

  • Dan LoConte
    • No discussion items for the meeting.

 

  • Bill Insley
    • No discussion items for the meeting.

 

  • Randy Goss
    • Presents the financials for the period ended 5/31/2017
    • Year-over-year net income increase of $38k
    • Increase in expenses – due to increase in registrations (i.e., more uniforms, more field rentals, etc.)
    • Asset balances up year-over-year.
      • Partially due to Fall/Winter invoices from 2016 getting turned in late.

 

  • Brandi Parke
    • No discussion items for the meeting.

 

  • Baseball Update:
    • Tony Silvia and Jim Cronk were not present.

 

  • Soccer Update:
    • Phil Villasenor was not present.

 

  • Concession Stand Update – Deanna:
    • Travel baseball games have improved coverage throughout the season.
    • Minor issues with travel softball – a couple of no-shows for a double-header.
    • E-mail to be sent out to those parents who have not fulfilled their concession volunteer duty. Such e-mail will potentially state that their son/daughter cannot play in any playoff games until such duty is fulfilled.
    • On-going discussions:
      • High School Volunteers – can we gain access to more volunteers from Andrew and Tinley Park HS?
      • 4 Hour v. 2 Hour Increments – would a shorter shift increase volunteer sign-ups?
    • Issue to address:
      • Bottles of beer found in bathroom garbage cans.

 

  • Softball Update – Marcia Kissane:
    • Fall Softball – should be open for registration
      • Is there an issue with field availability?
      • Board response – No, work will be on Field #3 in the Fall, not Field #2.
    • Request for an 8U All-Star Tournament Team
      • Try-outs to be scheduled; tournaments to be selected.
      • Board approves the 8U All-Star Tournament Team
    • Michelle Cerullo:
      • The following week – Playoffs begin.
      • Bettenhausen Park to host 12U All-Star Game on Saturday, June 17th.
      • Player trophies to be distributed after team submits the team evaluation form.
      • Travel try-outs to take place in August.
      • High School Rec (18U) started their season.
      • 12U Full-Time Travel Team has been approved by the Board.
      • Any update on Farmer’s Market? Steve Bosco to provide an update at the end.

 

  • Cheer Update – Brenda Nelson:
    • Took team to Cheer Camp at Wheaton College.
    • A few late registrations trickled in – (Total of 93 registered) – down 10 registrations year-over-year.
    • Uniform fittings to be scheduled soon.

 

  • Flag Football Update – Randy Goss:
    • Low registration numbers currently (only 50 registered thus far) – not unusual at this time.
    • Flyer sent to Roma to promote Indoor Flag Football for the Bobcats.
    • Brian Burke has asked about bringing on an Assistant Commissioner to help with Indoor Flag Football – will e-mail the Board in the near future.

 

  • Ken Leonard:
    • No discussion items for the meeting.

 

  • Marketing Update – Danielle:
    • Family Fun Days – Saturday, June 3rd.
      • Many baseball/softball families came out to the event; it was light on soccer families though.
      • Coaches Game (Softball v. Baseball) was a lot of fun.
      • Received a suggestion to rent a “Water Jumpie”, but it’s not realistic given the space.
    • Flyers were handed out on “Cruise Night” regarding fall sport registrations.
    • Farmer’s Market – has been scheduled for July as the month of June was booked.
    • National Night Out – Tuesday, August 1st.
    • In the process of ordering Bobcat promotional items from Mike Culver.
    • Used Facebook advertisement to promote soccer try-outs.
    • Always looking for more help with marketing – Manaal getting pulled away to help with concessions.
    • Looking into resale of baseball/softball equipment
      • Will require Park District approval to use Bettenhausen
      • Looking at Fall timeframe

 

  • Tim Zasada:
    • Has submitted 11U Full-Time Travel Application for 2018
    • Has wanted to coach his son, Parker, for a long time and now has the opportunity to do so.
    • Believes he can bring back many Tinley Park families that have left the Bobcats organization over the years.

Board Meeting May 9th, 2017

Attendees

 

  • Stan Parke, 1st Vice-President
  • Randall Goss, Treasurer
  • Bill Insley, Secretary
  • Dan LoConte, 2nd Vice-President
  • Brian Burke, Flag Football Commissioner
  • Marcia Kissane, Assistant Softball Comissioner
  • Brenda Nelson, Cheer Commissioner
  • Kurt Herrmann, Travel Softball
  • Michelle Cerullo, Softball Commissioner
  • Danielle Gorajski, Marketing
  • Ken Leonard, Field Maintenance
  • Tony Silvia, Baseball Commissioner
  • Jeff Gannon, Baseball
  • Ron Varek, Baseball
  • Mike Dinnon, Baseball

 

Discussion Items

 

  • Stan Parke:
    • Update from Brandi: No discussion items for the meeting.
    • Soccer: No discussion items for the meeting.
    • No new insurance requests since the last board meeting.

 

  • Softball Update – Michelle Cerullo:
    • When are due dates for Full-Time Travel Applications?
      • Board response – approx. mid-June
    • Softball season is under way – dealing with scheduling several make-up games as there have been a significant number of rain-outs.
    • Barrette’s (8U) level has been scheduled for games at Bettenhausen – Field #2.
    • High School Rec (18U) starts their season at the end of May.

 

  • Cheer Update – Brenda Nelson:
    • Registration has closed.
      • Down about 15 girls from prior year
      • 3 full teams to be formed.

 

  • Flag Football Update – Brian Burke:
    • Indoor Flag Football season at Roma has been approved.
      • Issue to Address: Referees
        • Looking for alternative assignors; potentially Southwest Conference Assignor.
        • Question from Randy – Anyone reach out to HS volunteers in need of service hours? Brian to look into it.
        • Another option – have dads potentially ref the games for the younger divisions.
          • Two (2) referees per game.
      • Registration for fall season is trickling in; helmets are mandatory -> $50/helmet.

 

  • Marketing Update – Danielle:
    • Family Fun Days – Saturday, June 3rd.
      • Time change request (move to 11:00AM – 1:00PM from 12:00PM – 2:00PM).
      • Need volunteers for dunk tank.

 

  • Baseball Update – Tony Silvia:
    • In-house uniforms – received “ok” reviews, some grumpiness with the hats. But there was a favorable response overall considering the issues with the manufacturer losing the MLB license.
    • Tournament in April hosted by 11U and 10U FT Travel teams was a success.
    • Joe Bressanelli working on scheduling make-up games for the rain-outs.

 

  • Bill Insley:
    • Reached out to Tinley Junction regarding an article and photo Brenda Nelson submitted regarding the Cheer team’s donation to Hines Fisher House. Did not yet receive a response.

 

  • Randy Goss:
    • Meeting with Accountant coming up for 2016 financials.
    • Annual audit to commence.

 

  • Question from Michelle on Concession Stand Requirements for Travel Teams:
    • Is there a penalty for not volunteering:
      • Board Response:
        • No, there is no penalty and no buy-out available.
        • No individual requirement for travel.
        • Each travel team must make sure there is coverage in the stand at their home games; otherwise, the stand will close.

 

  • Baseball (3) Instances to be Addressed at Meeting:
    • #1 – Game on Tuesday, May 2nd, 2017
      • Issue between Ken Leonard and Mike Dinnon
      • Stan received an e-mail stating that that Ken said that it was “bullsh*t to play this game in this weather” in front of his team.
      • Mike never heard Ken curse, but the issue was indeed over the weather. According to Mike:
        • He was greeted with hostility from Ken, when he went to introduce himself, in front of the parents/players.
      • According to Ken, Mike was loud and disrespectful towards him, and so he ignored him.
      • Jeff Gannon, an assistant coach, offered the following as he was present at the game:
        • Ken thought it was too cold for the kids to play; Ken is passionate about the kids and wants what’s best for them.
        • He did not believe Mike raised his voice at all, but he didn’t think that Mike needed to take the conflict to another level (i.e., questioning Ken – “do you need to do this in front of the kids”).
      • Danielle presents an e-mail to the Board from a parent who was at the game.
      • Ken abruptly leaves the Board Meeting.
    • #2 – Game on Friday, May 5th, 2017
      • Umpire sent a note to the umpire assignor (Joe Hawker), who then forwarded onto Tony Silvia, and then to Stan.
      • After a questionable call from the umpire, who is 12 years old, he heard the comment from the dugout: “F*ckin’ Blue”. In the e-mail, the umpire believes it came from the assistant coach, Jeff Gannon.
      • Stan asks Jeff Gannon directly – “Was it said, and how was it said?”
      • Jeff denies saying it at all.
      • Stan instructs Tony Silvia to push the e-mail through Ethics and explains the process to Jeff.
    • #3 – Game on Friday, May 5th, 2017
      • Issue between Danielle Gorajski and Ron Varek
        • Ron:
          • In the 2nd/3rd inning, one of his players runs home from 3rd base. The coaches from Danielle’s team insist on the player going back to 3rd.
          • Ron asks the umpire to have a coach’s meeting at home plate, but Danielle refuses to come out of the dugout.
        • Danielle:
          • Felt disrespected by Ron as she felt she felt she was being “called out like a dog”. She hears Ron saying that the “coach needs to know the rules”.
        • Ron:
          • Feels that this issue was less about this specific instance and more about the contentiousness over the past two seasons.
        • Arguments ensue over approaches to coaching.