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.