Minutes Board of Directors Meeting

January 10, 2019

Meeting called to order at approximately 1120 by Speaker Mr. Skidmore.
All members present with estimated 7-9 guests.

OLD BUSINESS
1)..Motion made by Mr. Fisher with a second by Mr. Trez to approve the amended minutes of the November 29, 2018 meeting.  Short discussion on the reason for the "amended" minutes. Vote was 6-1 for approval.  Mr. Fuhrmann dissented.  Motion passed. NOTE: No December meeting due to holiday season.
2)..Mr. Skidmore presented the financial reports for both November and December 2018. November balance was $9,657.36 and December was $8,824.64.  Motion to accept by Mr. Fisher with a second by Mr. Sternberger.  Vote was 7-0.  Motion passed.
3)..Mr. Skidmore updated members on the Ed Hustead award.  Outcome deferred
to next meeting.
4)..Discussed and clarified the new substitute rule that goes into effect with the current playoffs and the Spring 2019 season.
5)..Bob Fuhrmann.  Board met in closed session.

NEW BUSINESS
1)..Mr. Curley presented new master list for upcoming draft.  Motion made by Mr. Fisher with a second by Mr. Millard to have a 2 day draft with managers/committees selecting their first choice only on Thursday, January 17, 2019, with balance of draft on Saturday, January 19, 2018. Committees will have 2 members selected by Mr. Hustead. Vote was 6-2 in favor with Mr. Sternberger and Mr. Trez dissenting.
2)..Mr. Hustead advises that we have 5 volunteer managers. NOTE: Now 7 as of January 12, 2019.  Mr. Hustead will update Mr. Curley with additional signups as necessary for finalization of he master list.
3)..Discussed current playoff schedule due to possible rain outs next week. Decision made to postpone Spring 2019 season until Tuesday, February 12, 2019. This will allow for 3 rainouts and still complete he double elimination playoffs. If we have more than 3 rainouts, we will go to  single elimination tournament.
4)..Discussion about in season player trades.  Once season starts,  teams can trade players up until the end of the 7th week (13 games). In addition to the managers making the trade, the two (2) players involved in the trade and a majority of the BOD have to approve the trade before it is finalized. Players traded must be of the same rating. (Mr. Skidmore and Mr. Fuhrmann to create the finalized wording). Motion made by Mr. Millard with a second by Mr. Trez for the above.  Vote was 5-2 with Mr. Sternberger and Mr. Fuhrmann dissenting.
5)..Mr. Trez advises that the Mt. San Jacinto girls softball team would like to play an additional game with our league veterans.(We already play a Veterans Day exhibition) Also, they have supplied their schedule and it is posted on our web page so we, as a group, can attend and show our support. Their season begins on March 21, 2019. Discussion of possible donation deferred to future meeting.
6)..League scholarship discussion deferred to future meeting.
7)..Manager Liaison position discussed. Deferred to future meeting.
8)..John Sennett, Randy Schaff and others working on MSSL team for the Bob Kapeller Memorial tournament at Perris Big League Dreams on February 27, 2019.
9)..Motion by Mr. Skidmore with a second by Mr. Millard to approve a maximum of $300.00 for new umpire shirts requested by new Chief Umpire, Frank White and $100.00 for 10 new rule books. Vote  was 7-0 in favor.  Motion passed.
10)..Assistant Commissioner position.  League members Steve Baranick and Bob Curley have asked to be considered for the position. The BOD needs to discuss the next steps.
11)..Discussed courtesy runner starting at home plate for certain batters.  No interest shown in this proposal.
12)..Discussed infield fly rule.  No interest in making any changes.  Board will instruct Frank White to include rule in his upcoming training classes.
13)..Discussion on updating MSSL Rules/Procedures deferred to future meeting.
14)..Next meeting scheduled for Thursday, February 21, 2019.
15)..Motion by Mr. Fuhrmann with a second by Mr. Skidmore for adjournment. Vote was 7-0 and meeting adjourned at approximately 1410.

Minutes submitted by Mr. Fuhrmann.