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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:   January 11, 2011

Role Call:  The following members were present:
Mary Nyhan                Julie Westcott            Bill Salta                     Art Johnson             Eric Petell
Ron O’Connor             Eric Nelson                 Francis Rowley                                            
Call to Order:  The meeting was called to order at 6:30pm.
Secretary’s Report:              Ron O’Connor, Jr. presented Minutes from December 15, 2010 and the minutes were approved by the Board.  Ron will post minutes to website on January 12, 2011.
President’s Report:  
  1. District II Presidents’ Meeting:  Mary Nyhan reported that the District II Presidents has a meeting on January 6, 2011 at the Concord Boys and Girls Club.  All of the new Presidents got to meet each other and the overall feeling was positive and the new Leagues are excited to join us.   A tournament schedule was discussed and accepted by all Presidents.
  2. Calendars:  Mary Nyhan noted that Eric Petell has dropped the calendars at her house.   January 22nd will be the date to stuff the envelopes with calendars and label them.
  3. Registration Dates:  Mary Nyhan reported that dates for Registration for the 2011 season are Tuesday February 15 from 6pm to 8pm, Thursday February 17 from 6pm to 8pm and Saturday February 19 from 9am to Noon.  Lora Friend has asked if Babe Ruth Softball can have a table at our Registration Nights for Softball players that may not have gotten the word that Softball is no longer a part of Laconia Little League and the Board approved.  Mary will send all Board Members the registration information.
Review Decisions made from December 15 Meeting: 
  1. Mary Nyhan discussed decisions that were made at the December 15 meeting for Board Members that were not present at the last meeting.
Concession Stand – Review of fee/payback system for improving volunteerism: 
  1. Concession Stand Duty Fee:  Mary Nyhan reviewed the new system for Concession Duty Fees and Payback.  Laconia Little League will charge $10 per player up to $25 per family at the time of Registration.  At the end of the 2011 Season, the individuals or families that completed their Concession Stand Duty would receive a refund from the Treasurer for either the days completed at $10 each, up to the $25 paid.  Any Concession Duty days not completed would result in the Concession Duty Fee NOT being refunded and kept in the League Account.
Winter Clinics:  The 2011 Winter Baseball Clinics will started on January 8, 2011.  The Clinics will be every Saturday from 5:00pm to 6:30pm with stations set up and run by the Managers and Coaches.  The Draft begins on March 5th.  All of the dates are loaded on the Website and Facebook.
Review 2011 Local Playing Rules:  Mary Nyhan reviewed the Local Playing Rules and the Board updated the Local Playing Rules.
Old Business
  1. Laptop Purchase:  Ron O’Connor advised the Board that while they had approved a new Laptop for running the Website and other League business, he had not purchased on yet.  They are on sale right now and he advised the Board he would purchase one prior to Registration Nights.
  2. Registration Dates and Information:   Mary listed and discussed the Registration Nights with the Board.
  3. Major League Managers:   Manager were nominated and most were approved by the Board.
New Business
A) Umpire Clinic::    Art Johnson will be deciding on a date and location for the Umpire Clinics for this season and will announce them at the next meeting.
Motion to adjourn at 8:00pm.  All approved.
Next meeting:   March 7, 2011 at 6:30 in the Conference Room at The Irwin Zone.