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Meeting Minutes

1/30/2017

 

Attending; Bill Williams, Matt Brunner, Randy Macwhinnie, Mike Eugley, Laurie Macwhinnie, Rebecca Dillon, Louie Lampron, Joe DeRoche, John McCarthy, Bryan Harvie, Jim Seavey, Amanda Mclaskey, Denise Cole, Damian Dow

6:30 Bill Williams treasurers report; 7 checks totaling $13114.59, 2 deposits/transfers totaling $5000

FY16 federal tax return completed and submitted, bought 14 sets of catchers gear for majors, will pass current equipment to minors. We have received $1000 in registration fees. 

John McCarthy motion to accept, Matt Brunner 2nd and all approved.

 

6:37 Dan – Beast of the East Discussion

Baseball foundation that has helped sponsor the event has pulled out, losing half of our volunteer force. Leaving WLL and Trailblazers in need of help to run the tournament or sell it to someone. Dan has approached Jason Larivierre with the Southern Maine River Rats about taking the tournament over. He is proposing River Rats to pay $2000 to the snowmobile club and $2000 to WLL.

 

6:55 BOD discussion of the Beast tournament and selling it to the River Rats. Discussions about what is the appropriate amount to charge, who will man snack shack and maintain fields. Proposal/Motion set forth by Laurie Macwhinnie for River Rats to donate $2000 to snowmobile club and $2500 to WLL annually to host the tournament using Westbrook Little Complex. That money covers fields and utilities. The snack shack will be run 50/50 split of volunteers from the snowmobile club and WLL with the profits split 60% WLL and 40% Trailblazers. Any turf ace /field mix used during the tournament will be invoiced to the River Rats.

Bryan Harvie 2nd the motion. 11 votes for Motion, 2 opposed and 1 abstained.

 

7:35 Rebecca Dillon – 3 signs need replacement due to damage, Burns, Cavellero and Twin Electric. Burns will get a free sign for the work on replacing fencing at the complex. Cost for a new sign is $235 annual advertising cost to company is $150.

Proposal set forth by John McCarthy for WLL to pay the difference for the new signs. 2nd by Damian Dow

12 votes for, 1 oppose and 1 abstain.

Night Property will also get a free sign for all his time and efforts removing all the debris from the torn down dugouts on the softball field.

Portland Paper Products will now be invoiced for their sign as they are charging us full price for our paper products.

 

7:50 Laurie Macwhinnie discussion of Home Run Ball and ticket sales; asking for help and ideas to sell tickets to grow the event. The date is April 8th @ 7pm. Nothing conclusive decided but all agreed we would help promote the event, talk of reaching out to minor parents to get them on board.

 

8:00 Louie Lampron – Umpires Clinic – April 9th. He asked Mike and Jim for Major Baseball/Softball schedules as soon as they are done so he can start assigning umpires. Paper City classic, WLL to sponser a page.

Bill Williams put a motion to do a full page add, cost $100, half of the page for WLL and half of the page promoting the Home Run Ball.

Bryan Harvie 2nd all approved

 

8:05 Damian Dow – Met with Chris Neault and he will meet with Coach’s and hand out packets for proper arm care. He will also go over proper warm-ups for athletes at the majors level for both Baseball and Softball. He will attend opening day and he has offered his services as a free consultant to and WLL Baseball or Softball player that gets injured to determine the appropriate treatment. 

Damien will also be training Randy Mitchell to take over his position after this year as he will be leaving. He will train Randy on ASAP and background checks.

 

8:11 Randy Macwhinnie – River Rats have requested to pay and use the fields for a tournament, softball August 9th-11th and baseball August 16th-19th. Also, Memorial Day weekend for Saturday and Sunday.

Jamie Erskine who is dealing with degenerative spine is in the hospital. He has been an umpire for a long time and there is a fund for him.

Bill Williams set a motion for WLL to donate an additional $50 on top of the $50 that will automatically go to his fund, making the total donation $100.

Randy 2nd and all approved.

 

Next Meeting 2/27 Monday night.

 

GO PATS!!!!!!!!!

(Sorry Damian, the Las Vegas Raiders didn’t make it)

 

 


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