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March 2015

Redwood City Señors Softball Club

Minutes for March 12, 2015 Board of Directors Meeting

Redwood City Señors Softball Club

The March 2015 meeting was called to order by Dennis Logie, President, at 7:10 PM. Board members present: Dennis, Steve Bowerman, Pete Lewis, Pat Michael, Angelo Rizzato and Hiro Tarumi. Absent members: Bill Picht, Dave Reck. Guest: Bob Elwood


1. The February 2015 Board Meeting Minutes were approved with amendments. Paragraph 5, instead of an 85 team will be sponsored, change to they will be considered for sponsorship. Paragraph 9, instead of Bill Picht to try to find a tournament director, change to Dennis Logie will try to find someone and Bill Picht will help out. Minutes are sent to all Directors, posted to the official Club website, and sent to Donna O’Farrell for historical recording.

2. The February 2015 Treasurer’s Report was approved as submitted by the Treasurer, Angelo Rizzato. Angelo said it was a quiet month with not much activity. In the inventory is a new case of softballs at Griffin Field.

3. 2015 Sponsored Teams – No change with the 4 teams being considered for sponsorship: Cardinals 55, Blues 65, Royals 75, and Chiefs 80. Pat will check rosters for paid up members. It is doubtful there will be a Chiefs 85 team.

4. June Tournament – The schedule for the City to resurface the Red Morton fields is still on and expected to start mid June. The Club will update the tournament flyer to reflect a 12 team invitational at Hawes Park June 25-28. The flyer will be submitted to the NCSSA and posted to the Club website. Bill Picht has agreed to be the Tournament Director. Bob Elwood will update the flyer, publish the waiver forms, and take care of the umpires. The Club intends to have food available at Hawes during the tournament.

5. 4th of July One Pitch – This year’s event will at Hoover and Hawes fields. The Club is still looking for a Director and will ask certain members.

6. Spring/Summer Night League update – Pete reports that we have a contract with San Carlos for use of Highlands Field for the Spring Season that starts on Tuesday March 24. We currently have 51 sign-ups and expect 5-6 more. The commissioners will draft the 4 teams on March 16 and notify the managers the next day. There is a safety concern with one of the managers that will be addressed with him.

7. Day Play attendance – The number of players at Day Play has been between 37 and 40. When there are 38 or more, 4 teams are formed using 2 fields. There have been several new players that have joined Day Play recently.

8. Oldest active member recognition – Dick St Denny will be turning 91 on March 26. To celebrate, the Club will host a birthday picnic at Griffin Field following Day Play that day.

9. New Board member – The current Board of eight members has an opening for a ninth. One individual will be approached to join, with no other prospects being considered.

Round Table – Hiro mentioned that Day Play opened a 2nd field for batting practice but no one used it. A Day Player suggested that with 4 teams, have the teams switch opponents after 4 innings. This idea was tried a few years ago but was not adopted. Pete reports that one of the Night Players is a member of the Pacific Athletic Club who says there is a bulletin board at the PAC where the Softball Club can post a flyer advertising Club information. Pat agreed to draft a flyer and send it to Pete and Angelo. Bob talked to the City (RWC) to see what we can do for them. They suggested a hand held controller for the Red Morton scoreboards, price about $3,000. They also suggested we purchase paint so they can paint the imbedded softball images in the cement at the entrance to Hawes Park, price minimum. A 3rd idea is to replace the backstop padding at Griffin and Bechet Fields with the Club logo printed on them, price unknown. The Board decided to have Bob pursue ideas 2 and 3.

Meeting was adjourned at 8:45 PM.

Next Board meeting will be Thursday April 2, 2015.

Respectfully submitted by Pat Michael, Club Secretary