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

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August 2013 Minutes

BTAA Meeting Minutes

August 12, 2013


Meeting called to order:  8:22



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

Corrections:  Mike Turocy:  2nd meeting

Motion to accept:  Rob Kinter   2nd:  Jim Lutz

?  Treasurer’s Report - read by Shanen Hoke          Copies available by request. 

     Closing balance:  $28,531.28         Motion to accept:  Brian Flynn   2nd:  Rob Kinter



Vince Spina – Welcome, Shanen, to the Board as our new Treasurer.

All Coupon Cards are distributed.  See coordinators if you need extras.

Soccer has been bumped off the fields at Municipal Park for “paying Customers.”  Down to 2X/wk.  Wed. and Fri. off.


John Koch – Not present/No report


Jill Volkert – Fall sport coordinators, get in background check info. if you already haven’t.


Shanen Hoke – No report




FOOTBALL – as per Chris Karabinus

  • 168 participants 

  • August 17th  - Steelers Scrimmage Meyers Lane

  • August 24th - Galusha Game v. Northampton at Meyers lane

  • August 29th -  Bulldog Kickoff Night - 7:15 Meyers Lane

  • September 6 -  Bulldog Night at Freedom High School -  tentative, will confirm


Game times:  Flag A – 9:15, 80lb. - 10:45, 95lb. –12:15, 110lb. –1:45, 125lb. – 3:15

  • Season Games:

  • Sunday Sept. 1st, - AWAY.  Easton (Heil Park)

  • Saturday Sept. 7th, - HOME. (vs. East Side Youth Center)

  • Sunday Sept. 15th, - AWAY. Upper Nazareth (Clipper Field)

  • Sunday Sept. 22nd, - AWAY. Forks (Forks Township Community Center)

  • Sunday Sept. 29th, - AWAY. North Parkland (Orefield Middle School)

  • Saturday Oct. 5th, - HOME. (vs. Palmer Township)

  • Saturday Oct. 12th, - HOME. (vs. South Parkland)

  • Saturday Oct. 19th, - HOME. (vs. Lower Macungie)


  • Coach Mike Lewis asked permission to paint goal posts.  Unfortunately, we don’t own them.  Twp. property.  Possibly, a Boy Scout project.

  • Field is getting in bad shape.


CHEERLEADING – as per Angel Weed

  • 80 sign ups –squad for each team

  • 11/10 – Our “Stand Up and Cheer” Competition at Freedom.

  • 11/16 – Championship Competition – Hanover Twp.


SOCCER – as per Tony Raffino       No report


SOFTBALL – as per Rich Sheffer

  • Inventory coming up.

  • 57 girls participating in Fall Ball.


LACROSSE – as per Jon Nicholas

  • Had 2nd equipment collection

  • Elite team starting up.  Will conflict with our spring Lacrosse.


WRESTLING – as per Keith Lyden    N0 Report


BASKETBALL –as per Bob Norder

  • Tentative Sigh ups ;  9/17,19,23 and 25

  • BABL is defunct.  We may have to go back to the CBL

  • Upcoming try-outs

  • Working on gym spaces and school leases.


CONCESSIONSas per Shanen Hoke

  • Making a profit


Webmaster – John Scanlan

  • Updated meeting minutes on our site.

  • Changed our home page.

  • Requested being in the ‘flyer loop’ to add some info.


COURTESY OF THE FLOOR – Rob Kinter asked if there is any place to keep the Defib.


OTHER 1st nominations for Spring Sport Coordinators

  • Softball – Rich Sheffer – defers

  • Lacrosse:  Jon Nicholas – accepts

        Cathy Shay - accepts



1st meeting:  Michael Lewis and Jason Grimmer


2nd meeting:   Renee’ Burnette 


3rd meeting and voting members: Michele Turpening, Tamara Healy, Dave Burnette,

Mike Turocy, Anna Palaios, Barbara Dadio


Motion to accept:  Ray Russin    2nd:  Rob Kinter          All in favor.


NEXT MEETING:  Sept. 9, 2013 @ 8:15,  BTCC          NO Coordinators Meeting @ 7:00


Motion to adjourn:   Brian Flynn   2nd: Ray Russin


Meeting adjourned: 9:12




Respectfully submitted by Jill Volkert