Pledge I trust in God I love my country And will respect its laws I will play fair And strive to win But win or lose I will always do my best.

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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:   April 4, 2011
Role Call:  The following members were present:
Mary Nyhan                Jeff Stone                   Eric Petell                   Jeff Pluskis                        
Ron O’Connor             Eric Nelson                 Francis Rowley           Art Johnson                                 
Call to Order:  The meeting was called to order at 6:30pm.
Secretary’s Report:    Ron O’Connor, Jr. presented Minutes from the March 7, 2011 meeting and the minutes were approved by the Board.  Ron will post minutes to website on April 5, 2011.
Appointment of Coaches and Umpires:Names for umpires were presented by Art Johnson:

Art Johnson, Bill Salta, Craig Parent, Bob Cunningham, Bob Salome, Doug Thoroughgood, Rick Leahy, Dennis Sanville, Mike Ellsworth, Jack Batchelder, Bill Canning, Francis Rowley, Charles Brewer, Eric Petell, Aaron Perry, Tom Lefebvre, Phil Little and Nate Stevens.   All were approved unanimously by the Board.

Request for funds to beautify the Flagpole area:  Mary Nyhan requested funds to beautify the Flagpole area with flowers again this year.  The Board approved this request unanimously.

President’s Report:  
  1. Opening Day:
                -Players to recite Pledge of allegiance:  After discussion it was decided that at all 12-year olds will recite the Pledge together
                -Cantin’s catcher for first pitch:  12-year old catcher Caleb Leighton
                -Parade:  All set.  Bill has called Police Dept.  Kiwanis leads the parade.  Eric Petell will guide the teams to their positions
                -Concession Stand:  Cleaning Company needs to be called and will also see if they can do the anti-slip floor covering, too.
                -Raffle Prizes:  A list of prizes and places were discussed and divided up amongst the Board Members.
                -Calendars:  Due by the first practice and Coaches will bring them to Clean-up Day and pick-up uniforms at the same time.
  1. Concession Schedule/Officer of the Day Schedule:  Mary Nyhan presented the Concession Duty Schedules and the Officer of the Day Schedules.  These will not be final until the schedule is finalized, which is hinging on Belmont approving the schedule as it is.  Once they are final, Ron will add the Concession Schedule to the Teams’ schedules and load the Officer of the Day schedule online.
  2. Game Schedules:  Ron O’Connor presented preliminary schedules, which hinge on Belmont giving us their schedule and approving the one presented.  It was noted that they are scheduled to change and the goal is to have the schedule posted online within 10 days. 
  3. Tee-ball:  Francis Rowley report that Cupples lost 3 players due to a family not playing, and they may be getting 2 other players as we speak.  After some discussion, it was decided to pick teams on March 21, 2011.   The Board Meeting that was to be held on March 21, 2011 will be moved to April 4, 2011.
  4. Coach-pitch:  Eric Petell reported that Coach-pitch still needs one Manager.   Eric has put a bulletin out to all of the teams and has a few folks interested in Managing.   If we cannot find a Manager, we may need to dissolve one team and put the players on other teams.
  5. Minor Baseball:  Eric Nelson reported that Jim Pitt will manager Schumacher Equipment and Mr. Schumacher will assist with Coaching, even though his son broke his leg and is out for the season.  Jim is also looking for another Coach.
  6. Major Baseball:  Coaches are anxious to get practicing, but everything else is good.
  7. Umpires:  Discussed above
  8. Field Clean-up Day:    Sunday April 17, 2011 at 9:00am.  Uniforms will be picked up and calendar money dropped off, also.
  9. Picture Day:  Picture day is May 10, 2011 and the picture company is going to give us a schedule, which Ron will post online and add to the Teams’ schedules.
Old Business:   There was no Old Business at this time. 

New Business:   There was no New Business at this time.

Motion to adjourn at 8:00pm.  All approved.
Next meeting:  April 19, 2011 at 6:30 in the Laconia Room at Colby Field.