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January 2014

Redwood City Señors Softball Club

Minutes for January 9, 2014 Board of Directors Meeting

The January 2014 meeting was called to order by Dennis Logie, President at 7:50 PM following the Annual Membership Meeting. Members present: Dennis, Steve Bowerman, Pete Lewis, Pat Michael, Bill Picht, Dave Reck, Angelo Rizzato, Hiro Tarumi, and Lee Thompson.

AGENDA ITEMS COVERED:

1. The December 2013 Board Meeting Minutes were reviewed by Pat and approved. Minutes are sent to all Directors, Brenda Guzman for the website, and Donna O’Farrell for historical recording.

2. The December 2013 Treasurer’s Report was reviewed and approved as submitted by Treasurer, Angelo Rizzato.

3. Election of Officers: The positions of President (Dennis), Vice President (Steve), Secretary (Pat), and Treasurer (Angelo) will remain the same as 2013.

4. Report on Holiday Party: Pat handed out a final Holiday Party Expense Report. With expenses on the high side, the Club subsidized $687.71 to make ends meet. Pat is considering another caterer to get the cost down.

5. Annual Meeting Items: 1. Lower the age to 75+ to not pay annual dues. There are currently 93 members 75+, 63 of them are 80+ and 30 are 75-79. The waiving of the dues for 80+ was intended to allow our older members who do not play much to remain in the Club. Many of the 75+ members are still very active in Club activities and paying dues should be part of their participation. The 80+ waiver is a By-Law and would take a membership meeting to change. The Board decided to keep the 80+ waiver as is. 2. Need for a Day Play Commissioner. The Board approved a motion to have 3 Day Play Commissioners with Glenn Kovas being one of them if possible. Bill Picht volunteered to be one and he will talk to Ron Sorg about being the 3rd. Dennis will decide on the final makeup after talking to Bill and Glenn. 3. Day Play steel bat. The Board decided to allow the continued use of the composite handle/steel barrel two piece bat. The Board recognizes that this bat can hit the ball farther but has not seen a safety concern as a result. And with Day Play using a .52 ball, the risk of injury is reduced. Night Play is also using the .52 ball and Saturday is using the remaining .44 balls.

6. IRS Response to Appeal: As a result of Lee and Angelo drafting an appeal to the IRS to relieve the Club of a potential $1590.65 penalty for filing 2011 Form 990EZ late, the IRS notified us that the penalty has been reduced to zero.

7. Scoreboards and Plate boards – The new scoreboard and plate board that the Club purchased from Morris Hosoda, who hand makes them, have worked well. The Club will purchase another of each. Mo is working on how he can manufacture a scoreboard for a 3 team format.

8. Saturday League – Hiro reports that everything is fine especially with the great (softball) weather. Hiro would like to see two divisions next year to make the games more competitive.

9. Night League – Pete reports there are 4 teams, 54 active players, 36 of which consistently show up. The League is doing its own umpiring and would like to have volunteers not connected to a team. In a few weeks the Night League commissioners will get together to plan the spring season.

10. Team Sponsorships – The Club will sponsor teams in 2014 the same as in 2013, i.e. divide a fund of $4800 by the number of teams with teams not to receive more than $600 each.

Meeting was adjourned at 9:05 PM. Next Board meeting will be on February 3, 2014.

Respectfully submitted by Pat Michael, Club Secretary