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November 2013

Redwood City Señors Softball Club

Minutes for November 7, 2013 Board of Directors Meeting

The November 2013 meeting was called to order by Steve Bowerman (Acting President) at 7:10 PM. Members present: Steve, Bob Elwood, Pete Lewis, Pat Michael, Dave Reck, Angelo Rizzato, Hiro Tarumi, and Lee Thompson. Absent: Dennis Logie - President, is away until late December.


1. The October Board Meeting Minutes were reviewed and approved. The minutes will be sent to all Directors, Brenda Guzman for the website, and Donna O’Farrell for historical recording.

2. The October 2013 Treasurer’s Report was reviewed and approved as submitted by Treasurer, Angelo Rizzato. Angelo showed a letter from the IRS that is penalizing the Club for not filing the 2011 Form 990EZ in time. Angelo is appealing the penalty based on our past performance and the illness of the past Treasurer. Angelo also wants to begin a recurring inventory of the Club’s consumables. We know that Joe Bozzuto has 72 balls in his garage and Pete has 12 low compression balls but beyond that, we are not sure of the Club’s inventory. The Board voted to have a consumables report done by February 2014.

3. Club Hat Sales – Pete picked up 24 new Club hats from Mark Kaufmann and with the 4 hats we already had, sold 27 of them to Night League players. The last one was given to Pat for a Holiday Party raffle item. The Club paid $14 per hat and sold them for $10. The Club approved the purchase of 24 more hats.

4. Tri-City Game – Pat reported the Cupertino, San Bruno, and Redwood City 3 team game was a big success. The game took place on October 30 with Ron Sorg coordinating events. Bob Cushman initiated this event and the teams have expressed a desire to have further games. San Bruno ruled the day and in a sign of good will gave their game ball to Cupertino who is in their infancy of forming a club modeled after the Señors. After the game, 32 players and guests had lunch at the Redwood City Senior Center.

5. Saturday League – Hiro reported the league will start on November 23 with possibly 7 teams. Pete expressed a desire to have players under 60 a chance to play so there is no exclusion of Club members from a Club activity. After a lengthy discussion, it was decided to review the Saturday League policy of 60+ by July 2014.

6. Holiday Party - Pat reported the December 7 party invitations have been distributed. Morris Hosoda was generous enough to print them in color. The sign up deadline is November 30. Entertainment this year will be Shivani and the Mystic Moon Marshettes.

7. Night League – Pete reported that 2 weeks are left in the season. The Board approved a Winter Night League to begin December 2 at Hawes Park since many players have showed an interest. An email will be sent out to announce the Winter Night League. The Spring season will begin March 2014. The Board decided to not hire umpires for the upcoming Night Leagues and umpire the games themselves.

8. Review of Balls – Hiro explained the difference of the low compression (.52) and high compression (.44) balls. Day Play will continue to use the .44 balls and Night Play will use the .52.

9. Roundtable – The DeMarini steel bat was discussed and it was decided to not ban the bat since it poses no more of a threat to safety than other bats or errant plays. The Board will continue to review the use of this bat. Pat distributed a draft of the Annual Meeting Notice to be sent to the membership by December 9 in advance of the January 9, 2014 meeting. Bob announced next year’s tournament will be June 26-29. Angelo might have a candidate for next year’s Board since there might be a vacancy. A letter soliciting nominations for the 2014 Board has been sent out to the membership and so far, the Club has not received any nominations. Pat told of Day Play games going too long and the Board voted to change the rules to have any inning after 11:45 be the open inning. Pat brought up a concern of the Club’s email system being used for non official business. The Board agreed that the system should only be used for official Club business.

Meeting was adjourned at 8:55 PM. Next Board meeting is set for Thursday December 5.

Respectfully submitted by Pat Michael, Club Secretary