Bethlehem Township Athletic Association: My Site News: BTAA Meeting Minutes April 12, 2010

Monday, May 10
BTAA Meeting Minutes April 12, 2010
BTAA Meeting Minutes
        April 12, 2010

Meeting called to order: 8:11
Minutes from March’s meeting read and accepted by members.
Motion to accept:   John Grenauer          2nd  Tony Raffino
Treasurer’s Report – read by Donna Grenauer
Copies available upon request.
Motion to accept:  Bill Dosedlo    2nd   John Grenauer                       
Vince Spina  -   ~ Had a break in at our shed. on Meyers Lane.  Nothing taken, just threw      around Lyme and made a mess.  New lock was installed.  
                 ~ New lock also installed on concession stand.  
                ~ A member of our Bulldog family, Kimberly Horvath, passed away unexpectedly             from complications from her pregnancy.  BTAA made a donation to their fund.
John Koch -  No Report
Cathy Shay –  Reminder of Nominations
Jill Volkert –   Reminder to forward clearance info. to coaches for background checks.
Donna Grenauer–No report

2nd nominations for Board,  1st nominations for Winter Sports Coordinators
Melissa Carreras won the BTAA Bulldog Tricky Tray Basket at Miller Hts.’s fundraiser.
5/1 “Race For Adam.”  His medication is extremely expensive.


SOCCER – as per Tony Raffino
10 teams
Fall sign ups begin next week
Formed a co-op program with FC Freedom (2-3 teams) to go into the LV League.
Carding at 6pm.
6/26 Try outs

LACROSSE - as per Joe Conzola
Season started.  Competitive so far.
Older boys played in a tournament. Won one game.
Next week is a meeting concerning starting a Lacrosse Club.
Want to buy a field lining machine and get volunteers to line the fields.  Will save a lot of money.

FOOTBALL- as per Vince Spina
BTAA owes $50.00 to League.
Football sign ups begin next week.
Mon. 6/14 - Fri. 6/18, 9 -11am.  Football Camp at our field.
Season starts first week in Sept.

BASKETBALL – as per Bill Dosedlo
Craig Coyne’s CBL U10 girls’ team, Slam Dunkers, won the Championship with a 15-0 record, same as last year.
6 teams made play offs.
Equipment and uniforms are being turned in.
138 summer league sign ups.  Includes 23  4th grade girls.
Dave Capuano will replace Bill as Coordinator.


CONCESSIONS - as per Lorie Dosedlo
Stand will open next Fri. for 1st game.

WRESTLING as per Keith Lydon
Had a successful exhibition season.

SOFTBALL: as per John Grenauer
Met with Rich Grube, agreed to put up our other batting cage.   Won’t have power for now.  We purchased it last year, but Twp. would not allow us to put it up.  
Request from Bethlehem Pates, not affiliated with BTAA, to use fields once a week for practice.  Our leases state that they must go through the Twp. or we could lose our leases.
Freedom vs. Liberty Softball games to be hosted by BTAA.  JV’s will play at 5:30, Varsity at 7:00 at Meyers Lane.  It will be Bulldog Night. BTAA will pay the Twp. for leases for the fields for those games.
18 teams :  2 Tee Ball, 4 Coach-Pitch, 5 - 9/10, 4 - 11/12,  2 Jr. and 1 Sr.
Got Turface for drying the fields after rain.  Will store in new shed.
Looking at Opening Day Ceremony for end of May or first or 2nd week in June.
Andy Demyan working on Concession stand.  Rebuilding rotting floor and rotted door.
Touch lights were installed in the shed.
Bat racks were installed for all back stops.
Minors start games next Friday.  Majors begin next Sat.  Pictures in May.
Would like to purchase some canopies.  We only have 3 left.  Dick’s has a portable Canopy for main area.
Got Job Johnny for Tee Ball at Farmersville.

Glenn Ferrera reported that one of our softball coaches, Chris Pucci, contacted him to discuss a possible BTAA scholarship for softball registration.  There was illness in the family, job loss and other personal hardships.  BTAA agreed to give family a Gift Card to help out.

First Nominations for Winter Sports Coordinators:
    Basketball:  Dave Capuano - accepts
    Wrestling:   Keith Lydon - accepts


1ST meeting:  Keith Lydon

2nd meeting: None

3rd meeting and voting members:  Wilson Hoke

Motion to accept new members:    Joe Conzola        2nd:    Tony Raffino      All in favor.

NEXT MEETING:   May 10, 2010 @ 8:00, BTCC.

Motion to adjourn  John Grenauer     2nd  Bill Dosedlo

Meeting adjourned:   8:50

Respectfully submitted by Jill Volkert