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Laconia Little League: “Providing Programs for the City’s Youth for 59 Seasons”
Conference Room at The Irwin Zone
Board of Directors’ Meeting:   November 4, 2010

Role Call:  The following members were present:
Mary Nyhan                           Eric Nelson                 Bill Salta                 Art Johnson             Eric Petell
Ron O’Connor                        Jeff Stone                                          
Call to Order:  The meeting was called to order at 6:30pm.
Secretary’s Report:              Ron O’Connor, Jr. presented Minutes from October 13, 2010 and the minutes were approved by the Board.  Ron will post minutes to website on November 5, 2010.
Board Contact Sheet:   Mary Nyhan verified the contact information for the Board Members that were present for the meeting.
Executive Committee:  Mary Nyhan presented the names for the Executive Committee.  Each member accepted the position.  The Committee is Bill Salta, Jeff Stone, Eric Nelson, Ron O’Connor and Jeff McGarry.
2011 Calendar Approval:  Mary Nyhan presented a calendar for key dates for the 2011 Season.  All Winter meetings will be held at The Irwin Zone conference room, until March or April 2011.
Equipment:  Jeff Stone needs baseballs and a few odds & ends, but overall it will be a light year for needed equipment.   It was suggested that Coaches go through the equipment bags with Jeff Stone and Bill Salta.
Registration – fees, dates and locations:  Mary Nyhan noted that the 2010 fees were $40 for single player and $65 for families.  The late fee was $50 after the last date of registration.  After much discussion and input from the Board Members, it was decided that the fees for 2011 would be $40 for a single player, $70 for two players and $80 for families with more than 2 children.  The late fee would remain $50 for players that register after the last in-person registration day in February.
Calendar Raffle:  Mary Nyhan explained what needed to be done to get calendars ready for the raffle for the 2011 season.  Eric Petell agreed to handle getting the order done for printing the calendars.  The calendars will be yellow this year and we will need 500 stacks of ten for the 2011 season.
Concession Stand – ideas for improving volunteerism:   A discussion ensued about how to get parents to perform their REQUIRED volunteer duties during their team’s Concession Stand Duty.  The best idea was to charge each family $25 per child, which would be refunded upon completion of the Concession Duty during the 2011 Season.  The idea was tabled to a later meeting.
Update from Parks & Recreation Commission – Field Usage Fees:  Mary Nyhan updated the Board that the $50 per player usage fee or “major donation” for field usage may or may not happen.  We will wait to hear official word.
Sponsorships: Mary Nyhan noted that Katy Stone will be in charge of sponsorships.  Jeff will advise Katy to send letters out tomorrow.  Prices for team sponsorship were set at $500 for a Major Team, $400 for a Minor Team and $300 for a Coach-Pitch or Tee Ball team, which all include web ads and web banners.

Winter Clinics:  There will be an e-mail sent out to all 9-12 year olds about the Winter Clinics.
Review Playing Rules:   New Playing Rules for the 2011 season were discussed.
Old Business
A)  Justin Silva’s Key:  Justin hand his key into Eric Nelson.   
B) Concession Stand Floor Cleaning:  The floor cleaning for the concession stand will be done in the spring, before the start of the season.
New Business
A) Colby Field Fall Cleaning:    Bill Salta announced that the Colby Field Fall cleaning will be held this Sunday, November 6, 2010 at 1:00pm.
Motion to adjourn at 8:15pm.  All approved.
Next meeting:   December 15, 2010 at 6:30 in the Conference Room at The Irwin Zone.