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April 2015

Redwood City Señors Softball Club

Minutes for April 2, 2015 Board of Directors Meeting

The April 2015 meeting was called to order by Dennis Logie, President, at 7:15 PM. Board members present: Dennis, Pete Lewis, Pat Michael, Bill Picht, Dave Reck and Hiro Tarumi. Absent members: Steve Bowerman and Angelo Rizzato.

Guest: Bob Elwood.


1. The March 2015 Board Meeting Minutes were approved as written. Minutes are sent to all Directors, posted to the official Club website, and sent to Donna O’Farrell for historical recording.

2. The March 2015 Treasurer’s Report was approved as submitted by the Treasurer, Angelo Rizzato. It was pointed out that the BBQ in the Bechet shed belongs to the Club and should be included in the inventory.

3. 2015 Sponsored Teams – The State Roofing 70s team has indicated its intention to be sponsored by the Club. That will make a total of 5 teams being sponsored for 2015. Each team will receive $600 plus free entry into the June tournament. If any team is not invited to the Club’s June tournament, they will receive an additional stipend of $300. The 5 teams are: RWC Cardinals 55, RWC Blues 65, RWC State Roofing 70, State Roofing Systems 75, and RWC Chiefs 80.

4. Spring/Summer Night League update – The new season started Tuesday March 24. Like last season, the 1st game of the night draws plenty of players and the 2nd game is short. Pete will wait a few weeks to see if it continues and what to do about it.

5. Day Play attendance – Bill reports the number of players at Day Play continues to be between 37 and 40 with the average number on the rise. Bill does not see a need to continue to track the number.

6. June Tournament – Bill provided a draft flyer for review. Several changes were suggested, namely: Ranking Groups 8-12 will be invited, no food available at the field, water will be provided, 1st place awards will max at 15. The Club has not been able to find a way to get food to Hawes Park during the tournament but there are several food establishments within a mile of the field. Bob will contact the umpires and get copies of the NCSSA lineup card and waiver form. Bill will get a case of Baden softballs and check to make sure Hawes is available late Sunday, June 28. There will be 2 umpires per game. Bill and Dave will do the brackets for Gary Tryhorn’s approval. The Hawes Field groundskeeper will get paid $40 per day. Bill introduced the possibility of getting labeled duffle bags instead of tee shirts for 1st place awards.

7. 4th of July One Pitch – There are issues with having this year’s event at Hoover and Hawes Fields. They are not close to each other and separating everyone will impact the spirit of the event. The Club will check into waiting until September 7, Labor Day, to host the 1 Pitch Tournament so that hopefully the Red Morton fields will be available. The Club is still looking for a Director.

8. Oldest active member picnic – Dick St Denny was honored on his 91st birthday on March 26 with a hot dog, salad, beverage, and cupcake picnic after Day Play. About 60 members and guests attended and Dick was very appreciative. Pictures of the event have been posted to the official Club website.

9. Logo on new backstop pads – RWC has already ordered the pads and stick-on logos. The Club intends to reimburse the City as our way of saying thanks for the use of the fields.

10. Logo on scoreboards – RWC has our logo and when they put the logo on a plague to hang on the scoreboards at the fields, they will host a BBQ for the Club.

11. New Board member – Still considering adding a 9th member but no serious candidates yet.

12. Double website – The Club’s new website is up and running with improvements made as needed. Any suggestions for further enhancements should be forwarded to Pete Lewis. The old website is no longer used or needed by the Club.

Round Table – Pat mentioned that the son of Tom Ball passed away.

Meeting was adjourned at 8:40 PM.

Next Board meeting will be Thursday May 7, 2015.

Respectfully submitted by Pat Michael, Club Secretary