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In Attendance: Dave Perry, Ashley Hanson, Greg Ellis, Jamie Chambers, Bryan Carambot, Alex Jones, Bob Digby

 

Call to Order by President Dave Perry

 

Roll Call Completed by Secretary Ashley Hanson

  • Absent: Greg Toback, Chris Holloway, Dave White, Tom Bonelli, Jeff Dipolina, Bob McDonald, Joe Bragaw, Jay Reid

 

Overview of December 2015 minutes

  • Motion to approve made by Greg Ellis, seconded by Ashley Hanson. All present were in agreement.

 

Treasurer’s Report (see Treasurer’s Report for details)         

  • Reviewed by all in attendance. All transactions are up to date as of December 30, 2015. Greg Ellis will create a 2016 budget that will be ready for review at the February 2016 meeting.
  • Motion to approve made by Ashley Hanson, seconded by Greg Ellis. All present were in agreement.

 

Correspondence

  • No correspondence to report

 

Reports of Committees

  • No updates as of yet.

 

Unfinished Business

  • Website
    • There was no response from Lotus Swartz in regards to the ELBR website. Dave Perry will connect with Scott McDonald in hopes that he can help set up online registration. Dave Perry also contacted the website administrators and is currently awaiting a link from them so that registration payments can be made online. The goal is to have the link as well as online registration up starting January 15, 2016. Registration is expected to remain open January 15–March 31
    • We are still unable to access the ELBR Facebook page. Dave Perry is looking into this issue.
  • Registration
    • ELBR does not have a current master list of potential players from previous years. Dave Perry is looking to contact schools within our Babe Ruth district, so as to post advertisements about upcoming registration. An idea presented by Greg Ellis was to have the kids advertise on Instagram and Facebook.
    • Fees for 2016 will be as follows: (Motion made by Greg Ellis, seconded by Ashley Hanson. All present were in agreement)
      • Session 1: $100
      • Session 2: $65
      • Session 1 & 2 paid at one time: $145
      • Travel Fees to be decided
    • ELBR will piggyback on EL Little League registrations on January 30, 2016 & February 6, 2016. Both will be held 9 am – 12 pm.
    • Dates for Sessions are subject to change but are projected as follows:
      • Session 1: April 1 – May 27 (Games begin approximately April 25)
      • Session 2: May 31 – June 30
      • All-Stars: June 30 - TBD
    • It is important to note that we may need a league liaison for the 16-18U league
  • Constitution
    • No one can locate a constitution for ELBR. Dave is in the process of drafting one for review for the February meeting.

 

New Business

  • Budget
    • Greg Ellis is working on a 2016 Budget, which will be presented for review in February.
  • District Meeting
    • Anna Stefanski has expressed that there will be a district meeting sometime in January. A date was not given. 
  • Regional Meeting
    • The regional meeting will be held January 31, 10 am – 2 pm. Dave Perry and Ashley Hanson will represent East Lyme.
  • Salem
    • Dave Perry is working on straightening things out with Salem, as they are still chartered with East Lyme.

 

Calendar

  •  Following Meetings have been approved and will be held in the Oliver Chendali Room at the East Lyme Parks and Recreation Department from 7 - 9 pm:
    • February 10, 2016
    • March 9, 2016
    • April 13, 2016
    • May 11, 2016

Public Comment

  • Alex Jones expressed interest in playing for the 16 – 18U league and also coaching a 13-15U team. He also expressed that he would like to help out in any way possible and asked about the position of Concessions Chair. Dave Perry explained the position and all of the responsibilities it requires.
  • Bryan Carambat expressed interest in coaching one of the 13-15U teams. He also stated that Al Casey may be interested in coaching a 16-18U team. Dave Perry explained the steps of selecting coaches; managers are selected, then they select the coaches.
  • Bob Digby expressed interest in being an assistant coach or some type of helper for a 16-18U team.

 

Adjournment

  • Greg Ellis motioned to adjourn the meeting, seconded by Ashley Hanson. All present were in agreement.