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Board Meeting Minutes – October 9th, 2018

Tinley Park Bobcats

Board Meeting Minutes

October 9th, 2018

 

Attendees

 

  • Steve Bosco, President
  • Bill Insley, Secretary
  • Stan Parke, 1stVice President
  • Dan LoConte, 2ndVice President
  • Joe Bressanelli, Baseball Commissioner
  • Brian Burke, Flag Football Commissioner
  • Brenda Nelson, Cheer Commissioner
  • Nicholas Bohlsen, Ethics
  • Brandi Parke
  • Jon Gorajski
  • Deanna Tuman
  • Shawn Roby, Director of Parks and Recreation, Tinley Park Park District

 

 

Discussion Items

 

  • Steve Bosco
    • Introduces Shawn Roby, the Director of Parks and Recreation for the Tinley Park Park District.

 

  • Shawn Roby
    • In his position for just over a year, replaced John Curran.
    • Would like to thank the Tinley Park Bobcats organization for its support of Ron Woodworth’s family.
    • Discussed the upcoming Tinley Park PD referendum.
      • Passed around Fact Sheets
      • Determination under referendum – will allow payment of cap expenditures with cash v. interest on credit.
    • Q&A session

 

  • Steve Bosco
    • Reminder that all budgets are due next month to Randy.
    • Brought copies of current financials to distribute.

 

  • Dan LoConte
    • No discussion items for the meeting.

 

  • Bill Insley
    • Fall Softball Update
      • Fall softball is finishing up.
      • All things considered, the seasons went smoothly.
      • One refund request from the 8U division to be processed.

 

  • Stan Parke
    • No discussion items for the meeting.

 

  • Deanna Tuman
    • Softball Budget – Danielle Gorajski looking for prior year budget.
    • Softball Travel Uniforms – Fitting to be re-scheduled.
    • Buy-outs for baseball / softball
      • Need a list from Brandi.
    • Softball Travel Packet
      • Sponsor Form – Contact Jim Keating for updated form.
      • Travel Uniforms – Don’s v. Sports Huddle.
      • Questions on sponsors and approval process.

 

  • Brandi Parke
    • Candy is done; collecting money from 3 of 4 league reps.
    • Spring sport registrations opens on January 1st.

 

  • Joe Bressanelli
    • Fall Ball almost wrapped up.
    • Trophies are in this week – to be distributed to all of the teams.
    • Fall Field Day is tentatively scheduled for the end of the month.
    • The age change (from April 30thto School Year) is effective for Rec beginning next season.

 

  • Brenda Nelson – Cheer Update
    • Cheer Celebration @ Andrew on October 27th.
    • Pictures were taken last Sunday.
    • 1stCheer Competition was the previous weekend.

 

  • Brian Burke – Flag Football Update
    • Outdoor Flag season wrapping up next weekend (6th– 8thGrade on Friday; all other levels on Sunday).
    • Complaints were the usual – same as in prior years.
    • Indoor Flag
      • Very light registration numbers again.
      • Frankfort is not interested in partnering, but we may look at that again next year.
      • K-8thgrade – Only 25 total registrations
      • Organization is not on the hook for everything, but may have field time that other teams can use.

Board Meeting Minutes – September 11th, 2018

Tinley Park Bobcats

Board Meeting Minutes

September 11th, 2018

 

Attendees

 

  • Steve Bosco, President
  • Randall Goss, Treasurer
  • Bill Insley, Secretary
  • Jim Keating, Travel Baseball Commissioner
  • Joe Bressanelli, Baseball Commissioner
  • Brian Burke, Flag Football Commissioner
  • Brenda Nelson, Cheer Commissioner
  • Jon Gorajski
  • Danielle Gorajski
  • Michelle Cerullo
  • Deanna Tuman
  • Mike Tymm
  • Sami Ghusein
  • Mark Zawarus
  • Chris Palma
  • Phil Schaafsma
  • Nick Hampton
  • Pat Butler

 

 

Discussion Items

 

  • Steve Bosco
    • Nominations tonight for the following positions:
      • President
      • 1stVice President
      • Secretary
      • Commissioners

 

  • Bill Insley
    • Fall Softball Update
      • Fall softball is underway.
      • All equipment and uniforms delivered to the coaches.
      • Umpires have been scheduled and park district alerted (thanks to Joe B.) for the lights at Bettenhausen.
      • Three (3) Teams at 12U – playing a schedule with the Tinley Park Bulldogs as they have Four (4) Teams.
      • One (1) Team at 8U – playing in Frankfort League

 

 

  • Randy Goss
    • All budgets for rec and Travel sports are due by November 1st.

 

  • Brandi (via Deanna Tuman)
    • Pictures for soccer have been scheduled for Sunday, September 30th.
    • Candy is out and delivered to Soccer and Flag Football teams.
    • Food Drive is underway – e-mail delivered to all teams in the organization.

 

  • Joe Bressanelli
    • Eleven (11) Fall Ball Teams
      • 8U playing with Bulldogs
      • Other levels playing in Frankfort / New Lenox league.

 

  • Jim Keating – Travel Baseball Update
    • Looking to set up uniform fitting with St. Julie’s in early October
    • Fall Field Day is tentatively set for Saturday, October 27th@ 9:00am.
    • Interested in purchasing a new push lawn mower for Bettenhausen – Steve to work with Jim on buying one.
    • Looking to set up a Travel Coach’s Meeting in November.

 

  • Brenda Nelson – Cheer Update
    • Picture Day was canceled
    • Would like to inquire if the pictures can be done at Freedom (Brian Burke to look into it).

 

  • Brian Burke – Flag Football Update
    • Potential partnership with Chicago Heights in 2019
    • Indoor Flag -> No inquiries as of now.
      • Need to get information on the website to promote Indoor Flag.

 

  • Nominations
    • President
      • Steve Bosco
    • 1stVice President
      • Phil Schaafsma
      • Jon Gorajski
    • Secretary
      • Pat Butler
    • Commissioners
      • Baseball – Joe Bressanelli
      • Travel Baseball – Jim Keating
      • Jorge Avila – Travel Soccer
      • Danielle Gorajski – Softball
      • Brian Burke – Flag Football
      • Brenda Nelson – Cheer

 

  • Other Items of Discussion
    • Michelle Cerullo
      • Daughter is on Deanna Tuman’s 10U PT Travel Softball Team
      • Board rejected her nomination as an assistant coach for Deanna’s team and she wants to know why.
      • The following parents came to the Board Meeting to support her as an assistant coach for the team:
        • Mike Tymm
        • Sami Ghusein
        • Mark Zawarus
        • Chris Palma
        • Nick Hampton
      • Discussion takes place over several minutes – ultimately, Michelle is not approved as an assistant coach as Steve confirms that the vote is final.
    • Deanna Tuman
      • Requests approval for a late sign-up to Fall Softball – Board Approves.
    • Pat Butler

Discussion on concession requirements for Assistant Coaches.  Ultimately, Assistant Coaches are not required to work in the concession stand – there was a breakdown in the communication regarding the requirements for the spring baseball season.

Board Meeting Minutes – August 14th, 2018

Tinley Park Bobcats

Board Meeting Minutes

August 14th, 2018

 

Attendees

 

  • Steve Bosco, President
  • Randall Goss, Treasurer
  • Bill Insley, Secretary
  • Dan LoConte, 2ndVice President
  • Jim Keating, Travel Baseball Commissioner

 

Discussion Items

 

  • Steve Bosco
    • Fall Soccer season underway.
    • Marcia Kissane has resigned as Softball Commissioner.
      • Discussion of potential replacements.
    • Picture Day is set for Flag Football
      • Sunday, August 26th(8:00am – 11:00am)

 

  • Bill Insley
    • Fall Softball Update
      • In communication with Marcia Kissane prior to her resignation.
      • 11U and 15U levels to be combined into one 12U level as most registrants are 12U and younger – Fall season to be played with Tinley Park Bulldogs.
        • 2 Volunteers have registered to coach; looking for a 3rd
      • 8U level
        • 11 girls are registered – one team.
        • Also looking for a volunteer to coach.
        • 8U to play in the Frankfort Fall League.

 

  • Dan LoConte
    • No discussion items for the meeting.

 

  • Randy Goss
    • No discussion items for the meeting.

 

  • Jim Keating – Travel Baseball Update
    • All travel teams have their rosters set, with one exception. Need to confirm the roster for Jeff Floerke’s 15U team.
    • Sports Huddle Invoice issue:
      • Outstanding $4k invoice
        • 2017 Summer team, managed by Brian MacArthur.

Randy Goss confirms that sufficient deposits were made by MacArthur’s team to cover the invoice.

Board Meeting Minutes – July 10th, 2018

Tinley Park Bobcats

Board Meeting Minutes

July 10th, 2018

 

Attendees

 

  • Steve Bosco, President
  • Randall Goss, Treasurer
  • Bill Insley, Secretary
  • Dan LoConte, 2ndVice President
  • Joe Bressanelli, Baseball Commissioner
  • Marcia Kissane, Softball Commissioner
  • Deanna Tuman, Concessions Coordinator
  • Brenda Nelson, Cheer Commissioner
  • Ken Leonard

 

Discussion Items

 

  • Steve Bosco
    • Park District Meeting
      • Discussion on soccer fields for the Fall season.
        • To be settled in the next couple of weeks.
      • Travel Manager Applications
        • All Travel Baseball Manager applications for the 2019 season have been submitted and approved.
        • Travel Softball applications are pending.

 

  • Bill Insley
    • No discussion items for the meeting.

 

  • Dan LoConte
    • No discussion items for the meeting.

 

  • Randy Goss
    • Final expenses for Spring Travel Soccer and Softball have been trickling in.

 

  • Joe Bressanelli – Baseball Update
    • Fall Ball is open for registration.
      • The Pinto level (8U) teams will play games with the Tinley Park Bulldog Pinto teams.
      • In the process of making a determination for some Fall Ball teams: Join the Frankfort Fall Ball League or the Chicagoland Sunday PT Travel league.
    • Update on incident with Tinley Park Bulldog player in a Bronco game.
      • The Bulldog player was suspended by the Bulldogs organization until the end of the spring season.
      • The Bobcats have banned this player from playing any game at a Bobcat field in future seasons.
    • Fall Field Day to take place after the Fall Ball season ends.

 

  • Marcia Kissane – Softball Update
    • Field work needed on Field #2.
      • Outfield has a number of holes as result of last fall’s drainage project.
      • Joe – Field #3 has the same issue.
      • Randy – Field #1 – follow-up discussion on dusters/sprinklers for the outfield.
      • Steve to e-mail the Park District concerning all three fields at Bettenhausen.
    • Fall Ball
      • Considering doing fundamental camps in the fall instead of joining the Frankfort Fall Ball League.
      • Registration Numbers:
        • Enough players registered for just one (1) 11U Team.
        • Recommend fundamental camps for the other age groups (8U and 15U).
      • Registration to close on July 31st, 2018.
      • Steve advises Marcia to keep in touch with the registration numbers before making a decision on the fundamental camps.
      • Randy asks Marcia her feedback on the NAYS Training.Marcia believes the training was good, but was not “hands on”.  These fundamental camps will be “hands on”.
      • Steve requests an outline of how fundamental camps will be run prior to going that route.
      • Marcia has 5 or 6 interested trainers.
    • Initiated discussions with Ron Woodworth of the TP Park District:
      • End of year party – discuss vendors
    • Softball Tournament at Bettenhausen
      • Apparel Vendor approval – vendor can bring its own generator in lieu of utilizing the PD electricity.
        • Need to alert TP Park District and certificate of insurance is required.
      • Quickscores
        • Invoice Error
          • Worked on corrections and called to clear up.
        • Brief discussion of Quickscores Users (Marcia, Randy, Joe) – Park District v. Joe Hawker (Umpiring Coordinator) v. Field Maintenance (Jim Cronk).

 

  • Brian Burke – Flag Football Update (via E-mail)
    • Registrations are down in every division. As of today, registration is at 171 – last year at the same time, there was 225.
    • Half of the registrations have come in over the last 10 days, so hoping that it’s more of a last minute thing v. numbers down due to competing organizations or lack of interest in flag football.
    • Requests Bill / Brandi to update Facebook site to reflect registration being open through Sunday July 15th– no late registrations will be accepted.
    • I’m sending one final blast to the Bobcat parents tomorrow via e-mail/text.
    • Field Update:
      • Have not heard back from Ron Woodworth or Mike D at Andrew on field availability for the fall season. I followed up with both today and I’m also checking in on field availability at Tinley Park High School.
    • Indoor Flag Football Registration: Only two (2) registrations and minimal inquiries thus far.

 

  • Brenda Nelson – Cheer Update
    • Cheer has started this week
      • 94 girls are registered.

 

  • Deanna Tuman – Concessions Update
    • Family Fun Day (June 2nd, 2018)
      • Ok Turnout
      • Less spending than in prior years.
    • Concessions is finished – after three years, ready to hand it off to a new volunteer.
    • Concession stand was closed this year due to lack of volunteers moreso than in prior years.
    • Open discussion with Board members and other attendees on ideas to encourage volunteers to take responsibility and show up for their concession stand shift when they don’t pay for a buy-out.
    • No-Show Volunteers
      • Tabled for future discussion.

Board Meeting Minutes – April 10th, 2018

Tinley Park Bobcats

Board Meeting Minutes

April 10th, 2018

 

Attendees

 

  • Steve Bosco, President
  • Randall Goss, Treasurer
  • Bill Insley, Secretary
  • Joe Bressanelli, Baseball Commissioner
  • Jim Keating, Travel Baseball Commissioner
  • Marcia Kissane, Softball Commissioner
  • Rich Granata, Challengers Baseball
  • Brian Burke, Flag Football Commissioner

 

Discussion Items

 

  • Steve Bosco
    • Interview with Ron Centanni of Discover Tinley is now available to be viewed on Tinley Public Access Channel or on-line. Interview discusses the Tinley Park Bobcats Organization and the sports offered to kids.
    • Softball Scoreboard Update
      • As discussed in prior board meeting, an inquiry was made by Nicholas Henkle regarding a scoreboard at Bettenhausen Park Field #2 for softball.
      • Approval by the Park District is required for the scoreboard as it has lights and may distract homeowners near the field.
      • A cost estimate for the scoreboard is approx. $4,400. This was the amount paid for the Challenger Scoreboard a few years ago.

 

  • Bill Insley
    • No discussion items for the meeting.

 

  • Randy Goss
    • No discussion items for the meeting.

 

  • Joe Bressanelli – Baseball Update
    • Waiting for the spring weather to improve to begin in-house practices.
    • One family (Boyce) received a registration refund due to health concerns.
    • One player was moved from Shetland to Pinto.
    • Provided Ron Woodworth of the TP Park District the game schedules to set the timers for the lights at Bettenhausen.

 

  • Jim Keating – Travel Baseball Update
    • Field Maintenance Day was last Saturday, April 7th.
    • Sprinkler System Project on Field #1 at Bettenhausen to start tomorrow, Wednesday, April 11th.
      • Additional electrical work to be done as part of the project – discussions ongoing on where to put the electrical box.
    • Need new signage around Bettenhausen Park – new signage is needed as the old signs (with the old logo) were put up.
    • Outfield grass at all 3 fields needs to be rolled as a result of the outfield drainage project last fall. Will contact the PD to request they roll the grass.

 

  • Brian Burke – Flag Football Update
    • Working with Andrew High School to secure the fields for the Fall season.
    • Working with Ron Woodworth of the TP Park District to secure Freedom Field for the Fall Season.
    • Trying to determine whom to contact about the field at Helen Keller School.
    • Registration for Fall Season is now open.
    • Roma in Frankfort is not yet interested in a partnership for an indoor flag season. Plan is to wait them out to compare registration numbers.

 

  • Rich Granata – Challenger Update
    • Would like to thank the volunteers at Field Maintenance Day who put up the helmet racks/bat racks on Challenger Field.
    • Trying to put together a Colt level team (15 – 16 yr. olds).
      • Would use Vogt Woods as their home field.
    • Challenger teams have received their uniforms from “Be Creative”.

 

  • Marcia Kissane – Softball Update
    • Looking for an extra box to hold the pitching machine near the batting cages.
      • Jim and Joe confirm they’ll be able to find her one as there is at least one extra box near the shed that is not being used.
    • High School Rec registration is now closed. 15 girls registered.
    • Waiting on Frankfort to release the game schedule for the 10U, 12U, and 15U levels.
    • Tommy O’Connell Fundraiser – June 22, 2018
      • Would like to know if the Bobcats can do anything for the event as an organization to help.
        • Further discussions to take place to come up with ideas to help.
      • One issue with 15U player – wanted to change teams as there are two teams at that level. Resolution is near.
      • Mokena has backed out of the Bobcat League at Barrette’s (8U). They wanted to use a pitching machine, but the Bobcat rules do not allow it.
      • All coaches have been given login credentials for the National Assocation of Youth Sports (“NAYS”) training on-line.
      • Any updates on background checks for coaches?
        • Steve to follow-up with Brandi Parke.
      • Questions on SI Play
        • Some coaches are not receiving the e-mails/communications from SI Play
          • Per Randy – Issue may be related to only some of the parents/coaches having the SI Play application. Communications sent through the App will not go through to e-mail. Only parents that have the App will receive those communications.

Dick’s Day on April 7th and 8th!

I know we are getting excited about the Spring Season.  If you still need gear for the season here is a coupon for Dick’s that is good the whole weekend.

 

Required Equipment per sport:

Baseball – Glove and Cup, for all divisions other than Shetland spikes

Softball – Glove and face mask are required.  Bat and spikes are suggested.

Soccer – Shin Guards and soccer ball.  If you would like spikes, you can not have a toe spike.

Board Meeting Minutes – March 13th, 2018

Tinley Park Bobcats

Board Meeting Minutes

March 13th, 2018

 

Attendees

 

  • Steve Bosco, President
  • Stan Parke, 1st Vice President
  • Randall Goss, Treasurer
  • Bill Insley, Secretary
  • Dan LoConte, 2nd Vice President
  • Brandi Parke, Team Mom and Fundraiser Coordinator
  • Joe Bressanelli, Baseball Commissioner
  • Jim Keating, Travel Baseball Commissioner
  • Marcia Kissane, Softball Commissioner
  • Deanna Tuman, Concessions Coordinator
  • Justin Roney, Shed Manager
  • Rich Granata, Challengers Baseball
  • Brian Burke, Flag Football Commissioner
  • Phil Romanow
  • Nick Henkle

 

Discussion Items

 

  • Steve Bosco
    • Brandi contacted by Discover Tinley
      • Steve interviewed with Ron Centanni
      • 12 Minute Piece on the TP Bobcats to air locally.
      • Special interest in the Challenger program.
    • Final Dick’s Walk-up Registration
      • Numbers for Spring 2018 improved significantly.

 

  • Stan Parke
    • No discussion items for the meeting.

 

  • Dan LoConte
    • No discussion items for the meeting.

 

  • Bill Insley
    • No discussion items for the meeting.

 

  • Randy Goss
    • No discussion items for the meeting.

 

 

 

  • Brandi Parke
    • Waiting on Picture Day Confirmation
      • Asked for Sunday, April 29th, 9:00am – 1:00pm.
    • T-Shirts ordered for Irish Parade
      • Parade line-up starts at 12:30pm, parade starts at 2:00pm.
    • April 1st
      • Fall registration for Flag Football and Soccer open.
      • Holding off on Fall Baseball and Softball for now.

 

  • Joe Bressanelli – Baseball Update
    • Shetland rosters are now set.
    • The Pinto and Mustang player draft is scheduled for Monday, March 19th.
    • The Bronco player draft is scheduled for Thursday, March 15th.

 

  • Jim Keating
    • In process of transitioning the Shed Manager role to Justin Roney.
    • Field Maintenance Day has been moved from Saturday, April 14th to Saturday, March 24th. Baseball and Softball fields to be prepared on the same day.
    • Quote on the Field #1 Sprinkler System to be provided by Thursday, March 15th. It is possible the system can be installed before the start of the season.
    • Full maintenance required on the Gator – scheduled for Thursday, March 15th.
    • Shed garage – question on changing the keyless entry code:
      • Steve Bosco replies that the Board has moved to remove the keyless entry and switch entirely to remote controls. That way, only authorized people can enter the shed.

 

  • Deanna Tuman
    • Picked up candy for fundraiser today.

 

  • Marcia Kissane – Softball Update:
    • Registration Numbers:
      • Three (3) Pixie-T teams
      • Three (3) Barrette teams (8U)
      • Four (4) Ponytail teams (10U)
      • Two (2) Powderpuff teams (12U)
      • Two (2) Diamond teams (15U)

 

  • Brian Burke – Flag Football Update:
    • Looking at alternate fields for the older division (6th – 8th grade).
    • Want to move away from McCarthy Park – field is unplayable with heavy rains.
    • Going back to Helen Keller is a possibility.

 

  • Rich Granata – Challenger Update
    • Asks about the kids getting ordered from Dick’s?
      • Joe Bressanelli confirms.
    • Registration #’s are big – 118 players registered.

 

  • Nick Henkle
    • Came in to request a scoreboard and other amenities for the softball field at Bettenhausen Park.
    • Nick / Marcia / Board to discuss with Dennis Murphy, who last ordered a scoreboard for Challenger Field.

 

  • Phil Romanow
    • Looking for a start date for the spring soccer season.
      • Brandi’s response – Should start on April 15th or 16th.

 

  • Brandi Parke – confirms that raffle tickets will be available at the end of April.

Board Meeting Minutes – February 13th, 2018

Tinley Park Bobcats

Board Meeting Minutes

February 13th, 2018

 

Attendees

 

  • Randall Goss, Treasurer
  • Bill Insley, Secretary
  • Dan LoConte, 2nd Vice President
  • Brenda Nelson, Cheer Commissioner
  • Joe Bressanelli, Baseball Commissioner
  • Jim Keating, Travel Baseball Commissioner
  • Marcia Kissane, Softball Commissioner
  • Mark Sieracki

 

Discussion Items

 

  • Dan LoConte
    • No discussion items for the meeting.

 

  • Bill Insley
    • No discussion items for the meeting.

 

  • Randy Goss
    • Year-end 2017 Financials to be provided by end of February.

 

  • Jim Keating
    • Question on Background Checks
    • Brandi to load the rec coaches in March so that they can all be submitted for background checks.

 

  • Joe Bressanelli – Baseball Update
    • Sample uniforms to be at the next walk-up registration.
      • Same uniforms as the prior year.
    • Joe Hawker sent out an e-mail blast to recruit new umpires.
      • Umpire training to take place in early March.
    • Bobcats will host three (3) tournaments this year:
      • 2018 Memorial Day Classic (12U FT and 10U FT)
      • July All-Star Tournament (9U PT for Baseball / 12U PT Travel for Softball)
        • 7/19 – 7/23
      • July Tournament (11U FT)
        • 7/11 – 7/15
      • Park District Meeting to be held on February 22nd.
      • In-house season to start on April 23rd.

 

  • Brenda Nelson – Cheer Update:
    • Cheer registration to open on-line on Thursday, February 15th.

 

  • Marcia Kissane – Softball Update:
    • Meeting took place with the Mokena and Tinley Park Bulldog organizations to join the 8U division.
      • Rule changes have been made to make it more competitive.
        • We will now keep score at this level and there will be playoffs.

 

  • Mark Sieracki – Manager of the 10U PT Travel Baseball Team
    • Seeks approval for a fundraiser – a raffle of various prizes.
    • Board approves.