Bethlehem Township Athletic Association: My Site News: July 2013 Minutes

Monday, August 12
July 2013 Minutes

BTAA Meeting Minutes

July 8, 2013


Meeting called to order:  8:05



?  Minutes from June‘s meeting read and accepted by members.

Corrections:  None

Motion to accept:  Jon Nicholas  2nd:  Cathy Shay

?  Treasurer’s Report - read by Vince Spina          Copies available by request. 

     Closing balance $36,695.57.      

     Motion to accept:   Rich Sheffer   2nd:  Jon Nicholas



Vince Spina – Elite Coupon cards are will be a fundraiser for uniforms.  The cards have 18 vendors listed, plus a Jiffy Lube and Sports Center USA key tag.  The cards will be $20. each, $15. profit.  If we sell all 750 coupon cards, our profit will be $11,250. 


John Koch – No Report


Cathy Shay – Needs info. from sports coordinators for Twp. Fall Brochure.


Jill Volkert – No Report


Donna Grenauer – Absent




SOCCER – No Report


LACROSSE – as per Jon Nicholas

·         Some helmets need to be reconditioned.

·         Thanks to Adrian Yaguez, AD at NCC and Rich Kanaskie.

·         Girls will go to US Lacrosse age grouping like the boys.

·         Some U9 boys placed 2nd in a tournament.

·         Riverdogs Tournament Team will have many of our girls participating.

·         Got a grant for $700.  BTAA must match the amount and will get a defibrillator.  (We will need about $50. For pad replacements every 2 years since they will dry out.)  Jon and Tony will train coaches on its use.  We have one other portable AED kept in the concession stand.                                                                    

Motion for purchase of AED:  Jon Nicholas   2nd:  Wilson Hoke      All in Favor.

SOFTBALL – as per Rich Sheffer

·         Season has concluded:

·         Coach Pitch – game foundation and this year added pitching, catcher, and bunting

·         Minors (10U):                                                                                        

·          All teams made the playoffs.                                                                   

·          2 teams reached the semis.                                                           

·          3 teams 33-9-2 overall and 30-6 vs. non-BTAA team        

·         Majors (12U)                                                                                                  

·         Yellow Jackets, coached by Leo McMenimen, won the Majors division by going 16-0 in the regular season and 4-0 in the playoffs.                                                               

·         All teams made the playoffs.                                                                                   

·         Won every division we were in and finished 2nd in another.                                 

·         50-14 overall, 42-6 vs. all non-BTAA teams.                                                       

·         3 teams won at least 1 playoff game, 2 teams in the semi- finals.                                                                                     

·         2 teams eliminated by other BTAA teams

·         Junior American (14U):

·         Made the playoffs and won their first round match-up before being eliminated in the Semis.                                                                      

·         Hosted the Minors All-Star Tournament the weekend of 6/28-6/30.

·         Good comments / feedback

·         Did well with the snack stand.

·         Lots of volunteers, but a few deserving special recognition:

o    Les Walker

o    Helen Garcia

o    Anne Marie Soska

o    Jim Smith

o    Carl Collins & Patrick Presto

o    Joe Soska

·         Equipment return & inventory

·         Publicizing & getting our girls out for the league’s Fall Ball program.

FOOTBALL – as per Vince

·         15 helmets must be replaced

·         Wed. is the League meeting.

·         Blue Mt League and SYFI merged.

CHEERLEADING – Practice starts Aug. 5th.



WRESTLING – No report


Webmaster – John Scanlan

·         Will post Vince as the contact for The Coupon Cards.

·         Will post the new/revised By-Laws


OTHER Ray Bishop from Bishop Photos discussed his Photo Company in Bethlehem.  The 7 million dollar co. takes care of non-profits in the Bethlehem area; Forks, Lower Mac., North Central Little League, OLPH, NE Little League, Beth. Steelers to name a few.  Offers photo packages similar to the area sports photographers, but claims to give a better “profit.”  They post action shots online for football and cheering only, right now, but hope to expand in the future.  The online photos are for parents to view, print, forward, etc. for free.




1st meeting:  Renee’ Burnette


2nd meeting:  Tamara Healy

                     Michele Turpening

                      David Burnette

                     Anna Palaios

                     Barbara Dadio


          3rd meeting:   None


NEXT MEETING:  August 12, 2013 @ 8:15,  BTCC      (NO Coordinators Meeting)


Motion to adjourn:   Brian Flynn     2nd: Jon Nichols


Meeting adjourned: 8:40

Respectfully submitted by Jill Volkert