Minutes of Board of Directors meeting....February 23, 2017

Meeting called to order by speaker Mr. Gomez at approximately 1320.

All members present except Mr. White and Mr. Kight.

Jeff Millard, Kent Skidmore, Jack Buss and Donnie Sternberger attended as guests.

OLD BUSINESS

1)..Motion made by Mr. Lantz with a second by Mr. Davila to approve the minutes of the previous meeting (January 10, 2017). Vote was 8-0 in favor. Motion passed.

2)..Brief discussion of previously deferred item regarding managers qualifications. Motion made by Mr. Quigley to discontinue any conversations on this topic. Second by Mr. Davila.  Vote was 8-0 in favor.  Motion passed.

3)..Discussion on other previously deferred item regarding player absences.
After input from all, it was agreed that Mr. Gomez and Mr. Fuhrmann will meet separately from this meeting to revise the wording to Article to eliminate ambiguities and report back to the full board.

At this point in the meeting, Mr. Gomez recognized our guests and gave them a opportunity to advise their reason for attending and to give us input on various items.

Donnie Sternberger commented on the current home run rule with alternatives, change of fields, liabilities and the pitchers pole extension.

Jack Buss was just a observer.

Jeff Millard commented on the home run rule, intentional walks, change of fields, pitchers pole extension, and then read his written presentation regarding playoff format and picking up of substitute players.  A copy will be filed with the minutes and discussed in a future meeting.

Kent Skidmore also commented on the home run rule with alternatives, change of fields, liabilities and wants information on how to become a board member. (Mr. Fuhrmann volunteered to meet separately with Kent to discuss the filling of board vacancies.

NEW BUSINESS

1)..After listening to our guests, along with other previous discussions with league members, the board added their own discussions.  With a motion by Mr. Fuhrmann with a second by Mr. Morones, the current home run rule will be eliminated if we can move the games to field #3 from field #4.  Mr. Fuhrmann will contact the Valley Wide Recreation director (Vince) to gain approval. (Note #1..approval now given). Vote was 7-0 in favor. Motion passed.  (Note #2..Games effective February 28, 2017 will now be on fields #1 and #3)

2)..Discussion on financial reports previously presented by League Treasurer, Mr. Lantz. Motion made by Mr. Quigley with a second by Mr. Hustead to approve reports.  Vote was 7-0 in favor.  Motion passed.

3)..Discussion on recognition of Fall League team #8 for their 25-0 record. Motion made by Mr. Quigley with a second by Mr. Morones to defer this item to a future meeting.  Vote was 7-0 in favor.  Motion passed.

4)..Very short discussion about new banners.. Mr Hustead advises still in process of purchasing.

5)..League picnic tentatively scheduled for Wednesday, May 10, 2017.  More discussion needed and topic deferred to the next meeting.  Mr. Lantz will have additional details at that time.

6).. Next meeting scheduled for March 30, 2017.

7)..Motion made by Mr. Lantz for adjournment with a second by Mr. Quigley.  Vote was 7-0 in favor.  Motion passed and meeting adjourned at approximately 1420.

Minutes submitted by Mr. Fuhrmann.