AMENDED....AMENDED..... wording in NEW BUSINESS items 2 and 5.

Meeting called to order by Speaker Mr. Skidmore at approximately 1240.

All members present except Mr. Fisher.


1)..Motion made by Mr. Millard with a second by Mr. Sternberger to approve the September 2018 meeting minutes.  Vote was 6-0 in favor.  Motion passed.

2)..Mr. Skidmore presented the monthly financial report in new format.

(suggested by Mr. Curley) Motion made by Mr. Trez with a second by Mr. Fuhrmann to approve the report. Vote was 6-0 in favor.  Motion passed.

Current balance is $10,351.70. 

3)..Discussed Ed Hustead award. It will be presented bi-annually, beginning at the end of the Fall Season.  Every league member in good standing will be eligible.  Each of the teams will nominate a player from their roster at the end of the season based on the criteria listed in our league website.

The Board of Directors will then select the recipient from those nominations.

The recipient will be honored with their name engraved on the plaque hung inside the fieldhouse at Wheatfield Park.

4)..Discussion on the Veterans Day softball game on November 14, 2018.

Mr. Trez advised that there were some minor changes to location and possible sponsorship participation. Mr. Trez will be out of town during this event and Mr. Fuhrmann volunteered to take over final arrangements. Mr. Trez advised that we currently have 16 MSSL league members signed up to play.

(Good job Jim.)


1)..Starting times for MSSL league games will be moved to 0900 and 1100 effective Tuesday, November 6, 2018.  Schedule to be adjusted.

2)..Discussed new proposed substitution rule passed by the Board of Directors in September 2018.  Mr. Fuhrmann to send invitation to all managers or their representative to the next board meeting to discuss in more detail (Done).

3)..Ken Mitoma advised the BOD that he will be retiring as the Chief Umpire after the end of he Fall 2018 and the playoffs. The BOD would like to thank Ken for his many years of service in this capacity. The BOD is actively looking for a replacement that would take over as Chief Umpire starting with the Spring 2019 Season.

The BOD would like the selected person to shadow Ken for the remainder of this season prior to taking over.  Interested parties should submit their interest in writing to the Commissioner, Ed Hustead.

4)..Ed Nicholls advises that the long postponed defibulator training will take place the week of October 22, 2018.

5)..Discussed adding an Assistant Commissioner role to shadow our current Commissioner, Ed Hustead (who has no plans of retiring).  Interested league members in good standing are encouraged to reach out to Ed or a BOD Member to discuss your interest in this position.

Commissioner's duties and responsibilities are listed on our League Website.

Interested parties will be interviewed by the BOD.

6)..Next meeting scheduled for November 29, 2018

7)..Motion made by Mr. Sternberger with a second by Mr. Trez for adjournment.

Vote was 6-0 in favor,  Meeting adjourned at approximately 1:15 p.m.

Minutes submitted by Mr. Fuhrmann

Minutes of Board of Directors meeting

October 18, 2018