Bethlehem Township Athletic Association: My Site News: BTAA Meeting Minutes February 8, 2010

Monday, March 8
BTAA Meeting Minutes February 8, 2010

BTAA Meeting Minutes

February 8, 2010

Meeting called to order:  8:05



Minutes from January’s meeting read and accepted by members.

Changes/Corrections:  None

Motion to accept:   Joe Kitchell   2nd  Paul Rold

 Treasurer’s Report – read by Donna Grenauer Copies available upon request.Motion to accept:  Bill Dosedlo      2nd  Joe Conzola  


Vince Spina  -  BASD gym time refund will be given to us in gym use credit.

John Koch -  No report

Cathy Shay –  BT commercial for RCN wrestling event fell through due to miscommunication.

Jill Volkert – Spring sports coaches’ background info. due for clearances.

Donna Grenauer–No report.





CHEERLEADING – as per John Koch

·         Wrestling Cheerleading did well in competition at the Poconos.

Pep Squad took 1st place.

Varsity and JV took 2nd place.

·         Next competition is on 2/21 at Nazareth.


BASKETBALL – as per Bill Dosedlo

·        Going well

·         Lady Pates in play offs

·         CBL play offs in March

·         Trophies are ordered from Joe.

·         BTAA nights at Freedom and at Lehigh went well.  Our U10’s played at Lehigh’s half times.

·         Summer basketball signups for 5th grade through 8th grade on 3/24 from 6-9 @ BTCC.


WRESTLING as per Lou Colangelo   -  Written report and resignation follows.   See attached.

SOCCER – as per Joe Kitchell

·         Numbers are down 100 kids from last year.

·         Practices begin in March.

·         8 games beginning in April

LACROSSE - as per Joe Conzola

·         126 boys – 38 girls

·         Games are April to June.

·         Need additional equipment.

·         Need 2 more coaches.


CONCESSIONS - as per Lorie Dosedlo  -  No report. 

(A  Mr. Evans from a NJ Shop-Rite will donate to the concession stand.)


FOOTBALL- as per John Koch

·         League Meeting – Flag problem last year.  Will address at July meeting.

·         Getting helmets reconditioned.

SOFTBALL: as per John Grenauer

·         Batting practice at ITZ went well.

·         Still taking signups.

·         Evals on Friday.

  As per Dean Stonehouse:

5/13  - Freedom vs. Liberty game at Myers Lane.  JV is playing on the U12 field at 5:30 and Varsity will play on the U14 field at 7:00.   It is senior night for Freedom.


OTHER:   By-law review.  Submit any changes/additions/suggestions in writing to the board.  If warranted, committee will be formed to address changes/additions.


1ST meeting:  Wilson Hoke

2nd meeting:  None

3rd meeting and voting members:  Dave Capuano

Motion to accept new members:  Joe Kitchell   2nd: John Shay   All in favor.

NEXT MEETING:      March 8, 2010 @ 8:00, BTCC.

Motion to adjourn:   Paul Rold  2nd  John Shay

Meeting adjourned:  8:30

Respectfully submitted by Jill Volkert


Wrestling repot:

-The team finished 4 - 6 for the season. We missed winning a match in the league quads by 2 points.

-The exhibition tournament was this past weekend and 10 wrestlers placed, they were:

1st place:

Reed Coon

Nathan Nicholas

Nicholas George

Camren Curry

2nd place:

Josh Bauman

Adel Wahba

3rd place: Cameron Wohlbach

4th place:

Nolan Palaima

Yovan Malave

Andres Suarez

-The Jv tournament was also this past weekend and 5 wrestlers placed, they


1st place: Jake Rugis

2nd place:

Andrew Flynn

Andrew Munk

4th place:

Connor Bevan

John Shay

-The league varsity tournament is this coming Saturday and Sunday 2/13 -

2/14 at Freedom HS. This event will showcase the best youth wrestlers in the Lehigh Valley.

-Uniforms will be collected over the next month.

??I'm sorry I could not be at the meeting tonight to see all of you one last time but I started a new job today in Shippensburg PA. The next six months will be difficult for me since I will be commuting back and forth on weekends probably until school is finished in June. Brenda and I want the kids to be able to finish the school year and spring sports seasons here in Bethlehem.

I have thoroughly enjoyed being part of the Bulldogs organization all these years. When Christina was only 5 I had no plans to do any coaching until I walked into a Bulldog parent meeting and Paul Hanz, the softball coordinator, threw down some signup forms and told our small group of parents that he had no coach for the team. Reluctantly, I offered to do it and have been involved ever since. Helping kids learn how to play various sports and have a good experience has been very rewarding. After coaching softball, baseball, soccer and wrestling for so many years it is a huge part of my life. It is the part I am most sad about leaving behind. I have loved coaching all the kids and watching them grow over the years and watching their successes and helping them through their failures. I will miss all the friends I have made and coaches I have worked with and all the memories that are part of my life with the Bulldogs.

Take care,