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.