Board Meeting Minutes – March 2017

Attendees

  • Steve Bosco, President
  • Stan Parke, 1st Vice-President
  • Randall Goss, Treasurer
  • Bill Insley, Secretary
  • Brandi Parke, Team Mom Coordinator
  • Danielle Gorajski, Head of Marketing
  • Brian Burke, Flag Football Commissioner
  • Jonathan Gorajski, Asst. Flag Football Commissioner
  • Philip Villasenor, Rec Soccer Commissioner
  • Trevor Spooner
  • Kurt Herrmann, Travel Softball Commissioner
  • Michelle Cerullo, Softball Commissioner
  • Marcia Kissane, Assistant Softball Commissioner

 

Discussion Items 

  • Bosco (President):
    • Instructors for outside camps must have a Certificate of Insurance on file.
    • All Bobcat vendors must have a Certificate of Insurance on file.
    • Spring Sport Registration Update
      • Both baseball and softball were up year-over-year in registration numbers.
      • Soccer – Normal level of registration numbers.
  • Parke (1st VP):
    • Certificates of Insurance are required at outside facilities (provides certainty that the Bobcats are covered).
  • Insley (Secretary):
    • No discussion items for the meeting.
  • Goss (Treasurer):
    • No discussion items for the meeting.
  • Brandi:
    • Tony Silvia to provide the Team Moms for baseball season.
    • Picture Day is April 30th:
      • Travel Teams to go early in the morning.
    • Soccer teams to sell candy; Baseball and Softball to sell raffle tickets.
  • Baseball Update:
    • The draft is scheduled for March 15th.
    • The shed was cleaned out on Saturday, March 11th. The equipment bags are in good shape – only need to place a small equipment order.
  • Soccer Update – Phil:
    • Fields are getting set.
    • Teams will be finalized the week of March 20th – includes the draft.
    • As Futsal wraps us this week, we need the equipment returned to rec soccer.
  • Travel Soccer Update – Steve:
    • U14 Boys – Finished in 2nd Place in Romeoville.
    • U15 Girls – Finished in 1st Place at Roma in Frankfort.
    • Outdoor games begin the 1st week of April.
  • Softball Update – Michelle:
    • Registration numbers up for a few levels year-over-year.
    • All team uniforms have been ordered.
    • Currently there is one (1) team for High School rec, hoping for two (2).
    • Upcoming Frankfort meeting – discuss final # of Bobcat teams and any rule changes.
    • Just received the Park District field assignments for softball.
  • Travel Softball Update – Kurt:
    • Part-time Travel games begin Sunday, April 9th.
  • Flag Football Update – Brian:
    • Andrew High School is open to allowing their fields to be used again in 2017 for Bobcats flag football.
    • Registration for flag football will open after there is resolution with respect to the mandating of helmets.
      • Spoke with A.J. Edds of Rock Solid.
      • Brian’s initial concerns over mandating helmets – losing players who don’t want to wear the helmet.
      • Ordering process discussion – Purchase v. Rental.
      • Brian to provide samples of helmets for walk-up registration (A.J. Edds to attend registration events).
    • Indoor – Roma Update
      • Considering sending our survey to flag football families to determine interest in indoor flag football.
      • Need to provide Roma with # of teams, # of players, age groups.
  • Marketing Update – Danielle:
    • Update on Parade (March 19th)
      • 802 t-shirts ordered for St. Patrick’s Day Parade – $5 – $6 per shirt.
      • T-shirt pick-up on Saturday
      • Line-up for Parade @ 1:00PM; Starts @ 2:00PM.
      • Bobcats Cheer to Perform (Brenda)
      • Inquired as to the location of the St. Patrick Day’s banner – still missing.
    • Update on Discover Tinley (April 8th)
      • Would like to order marketing materials (stress balls, key chains, etc.) Also, Bobcat table cloths for the booth.
      • Looking for new vendor for the TP Bobcat lawn signs.
      • Considering Blessing Bags for the Troops
        • Possibly donation bins at Family Fun Days – any Military families.
  • Questions:
      • Michelle Cerullo asked if there was an update on the batting cage renovations.
        • Randy confirmed that the nets have been ordered – still waiting on official date where the renovations will begin.