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

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September 2013 Minutes

BTAA Meeting Minutes

September 9, 2013



Meeting called to order:  817



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

Corrections:  John Grimmer will be painting the goal posts.

Motion to accept:  Rob Kinter    2nd:  Tony Raffino

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

     $10,030. - closing balance.       Motion to accept:   Tony Raffino   2nd: Brian Flynn



Vince Spina – Hoping to sell all coupon cards for money for uniforms.

                       Still looking for a co-secretary.  Please find it in your heart to step up.


John Koch – No report


Cathy Shay – No report


Jill Volkert – No report


Shanen Hoke – No report




SOCCER – as per Tony Raffino

  • Season started

  • All happy with new uniforms

  • Many unhappy with being asked to sell coupon cards


FOOTBALL – as per Chris Karabinus

  • Big thanks to Kim Jenkins and Shanen Hoke for doing concessions.

  • Kick off went well.

  • Galusha game was a huge success.

  • 12-0 start of season record.

  • All going well


CHEERLEADING – as per Angel Weed

  • Working on planning 11/10 – “Stand Up and Cheer” event – Looking for volunteers

  • Inside practices begin next week.


WRESTLING – as per Keith Lyden

  • All leases are in.

  • Regular dates set.


LACROSSE – as per Jon Nicholas

  • So Le Hi Fall Lacrosse----Sunday games if any interested.

  • AED is on backorder.

  • Liberty Mutual is offering money to organizations if they do a survey.

  • Jon and Cathy spoke on why they were running for coordinators.




BASKETBALL –as per Bob Norder

  • CBL League

  • Leases are in progress - waiting on East Hills.


CONCESSIONSas per Shanen Hoke

  • Going well

  • $2,500 netted on first game.

  • Community service volunteers welcomed - age restriction


SOFTBALL – as per Rich Sheffer

  • All uniforms are back now.

  • Will announce volunteer projects


Webmaster – John Scanlan

  • Set up online registration for basketball and wrestling.

  • Investigating free youth sports website.

  • Subsidiary of DICK’S seems like a better product than eteamz.



  • Rich Sheffer defers as softball coordinator.

  • Introduction and recognition of:

    • Majors Softball Team; The Yellow Jackets -  Undefeated ELVS Champs, 20-0 record Head Coach Leo McMenimen   

    • Lacrosse- U14A Boys - record 9-1        Coach Rob Kinter



  • Chris Karabinus questioned Cathy Shay’s running for Lacrosse coordinator.  Feels it unfair that as past secretary, she had a list of voting members.  Thinks it is a conflict of interest in the nominating/voting process.

  • Chris made a motion to postpone the lacrosse coordinator’s vote.

  • Keith Lydon seconded the motion.

  • Lengthy discussion followed.  Body voted against postponing the vote for Lacrosse coordinator. 

  • The election for Lacrosse coordinator between Cathy Shay and Jon Nicholas was held.

  • Jon was voted in as coordinator.



1st meeting:  None

2nd meeting:     Michael Lewis

          3rd meeting and voting members: Renee’ Burnette

Motion to accept: Tony Raffino    2nd: Brian Flynn      All in favor.


NEXT MEETING: October 14th, 2013 @ 8:15,  BTCC     No Coordinators Meeting @ 7:00


Motion to adjourn: Tony Raffino    2nd: By Ray Russin  

Meeting adjourned: 9:22       




Respectfully submitted by Jill Volkert