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February Board Meeting Minutes

Tuesday, February, 25, 2020       Dupont Tipsy Turtle

Agenda Items
1. Financials
● EIN Number obtained.
● FNCB GPA checking account has been opened
- Dual signee required (President Sue and Treasurer Steve)
● Steve to work on moving remaining funds from all 3 league accounts to the new GPA checking
o Motion made to accept this activity- Rich; Second Jess; Motion PASSES
● Balances
o Avoca ~ $690
o Duryea ~ $13000
o Pittston ~ $5170
o FNCB GPA ~ $5400
o Totaling ~ $24000
2. Registration / # of Teams / Coaches
● Keeping registration open for any late comers
● Current Numbers & Team projections (198 total;as of 28 Feb 2020)
o Majors 41 - 4 Teams
o Minors 50 - 4 Teams
▪ Possibility of a 5th team if we can hit around 55 kids
o CP 59 - 6 Teams
o Tee 48 - 5 Teams
● Lost Kids for 2020
o 28 graduates
o ~21 not signed up for the 2020 season that played in 2019
● Managers
o Majors
▪ Ian Gordon
▪ Ron Rinaldi
▪ Joe Rusincovitch
▪ Rich Tonte
o Minors
▪ Mike Chaump
▪ John Cerasaro
▪ Gary Burney
▪ Martin Walsh
o Coach Pitch
▪ TBD
▪ CP Managers, once named, are being asked to select teams ASAP
o Tee Ball
▪ TBD
● Anyone who would like to assistant coach will be allowed providing they complete background check requirements
3. Player Evaluations & Drafts
● Player Evals to be held at MVP
o Majors
▪ February 28th; 7-9pm - Last names A through L
▪ February 29th; 1-3pm - Last names M through Z
o Minors
▪ March 6th; 7-9pm - Last names A through L
▪ March 8th; 10am-12pm - Last names M through Z
● Drafts
o Majors
▪ March 2nd; 730pm @ Tipsy Turtle
o Minors
▪ March 9th; 730pm @ Tipsy Turtle
4. Fundraising
● Sign and Team sponsors (As of 25 Feb 2020)
o 22 total responses received (~ $6275)
▪ 9 Total team sponsors
several team sponsors will also have signs
▪ 13 sign and donation sponsors
o 19 team sponsors are needed
▪ to reach out to any donator who sponsored a team in the past to see if they would like to sponsor a team
● Night at the Races
o Friday March 27th at Germania Hose Company $300 to rent hall
▪ Adult ONLY event
▪ Doors open at 6pm; Post is at 7pm
▪ Need donations for baskets, food, horses, ect…
● Ticket Fundraiser
o Needs to be finalized
5. Miscellaneous
● A board only working session was held on Feb 25th after the general meeting to discuss and draft GPA bylaws
o to be voted into effect at the next GPA meeting
● GPA will be Interleagueing with Township Baseball
● GPA will NOT be interleaguing with GWA
● Team pants Colors will be as follows:
o Majors -White
o Minors, CP, & TBall - Gray
● Opening Day
o April 25th
o 11am parade from Pittston City hall to Pittston Field
▪ Fire and Police escort
● Hit-a-Thon
o To be held opening day
o All 3 fields will be utilized
o EVERYONE participates even if you were unable to secure any donations
▪ TeeBall will hit off a tee
▪ Coach Pitch will have their coach pitch
▪ Majors/Minors will use a pitching machine
o $830 raised as of 25 Feb 2020
● Dicks Shop Days
o GPA is Feb 28th – Mar 1st
o Goes by how many times the flyer is scanned; NOT how much money you spend.
● Discussion to begin between GPA and TB to start a Scholarship fund to be awarded to a graduate of the leagues
o Very early in planning stages
● John Cerasaro send out proofs for the 2019 all star teams Championship apparel
● Link to apply for the little league mandated JDP background checks is coming soon
Upcoming Meeting/Events
(subject to change)
● Board Member Work Session – Tuesday March 10th 7:30pm @ Tipsy Turtle (airport)
● Regular League Meeting – Tuesday March 24th 730pm @ Tipsy Turtle (airport)
● Night at the Races – Friday March 27th; Doors open at 6 @ Germania Hose Co.
● Opening Day - Saturday April 25th @ Pittston
● Pictures – Wednesday May 6th and Thursday May 7th @ Intermediate Center Gym
● Corn Hole Tournament – Saturday May 23rd @ TBD

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