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

Thursday, November 13
October 2013 Minutes

BTAA Meeting Minutes

October14, 2013





Meeting called to order:  8:15



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

Corrections:  Cathy Shay’s name is to be removed from Exec. Board Reports on meeting minutes.

Motion to accept:  Keith Lyden     2nd:  Angel Weed

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

     Closing balance $10,845.62      

Motion to accept:  Brian Flynn      2nd:  Jon Nicholas



Vince Spina – 11/4 upcoming annual Twp. budget meeting


John Koch – No Report


Jill Volkert – No report


Shanen Hoke – No report




SOCCER – as per Tony Raffino  - absent – No report


FOOTBALL – as per Chris Karabinus’s emailed report

  • Football season is going well. All competitive teams will be in the playoffs.

  • Playoff schedule will be set this Sunday at the league meeting.

  • Flag A, B and 80 lb teams will be playing in the Bethlehem Bowl October 26th and 27th at the Bethlehem Raiders.

  • Cheesecake and candle fundraiser was a success. We raised $2500-$2800.

  • A special thanks to Dave Dudek and Jason Hendrickson for their donation from Verizon for volunteerism for $1500 ($750 each).                                                                    

  • Thanks to Mike Lewis for a $150 donation to buy the flag A and B teams new flags.

  • In the preliminary phase of looking into new gold jerseys for 140, 100 and Flag A teams for next season. 100 pound jerseys will be passed to the 80 pound team and all teams will have the same jerseys with the exception of the 120 team.


CHEERLEADING – as per Angel Weed

  • Mum sale profited $381.00

  • 11/10 Stand Up and Cheer at Freedom   8:00-4:00

    • am. and pm. sessions

    • 7 organizations registered – 23 teams


CONCESSIONSas per Shanen Hoke

  • $2800. income for Sept.

  • $1700. profit for Sept                                              



WRESTLING – as per Keith Lyden

  • 64 sign ups-maybe half a dozen more

  • 11/4 practice begins

  • 2 home matches this year

  • Leases are all set.


BASKETBALL –as per Bob Norder’s email report read by angel Weed

  • Sign ups in the mid 300s

  • Will use BTCC

  • CBL

  • Coaches being gathered


LACROSSE – as per Jon Nicholas

  • 10/28 Coaches meeting

  • Questioned renting equipment out for year round season.

  • Liberty Mutual Grant survey closes 11/30.

  • AED is still on backorder

  • Late January sign ups


SOFTBALL – as per Rich Sheffer

  • Still defers as coordinator.   Looking to realign co-coordinator’s duties.  Searching for a Coordinator or some type of restructuring that would allow me to stay on continues.  If anyone is interested, please reach out to me or the board. The #1 need is for a Field Operations Manager. Looking to wrap-up a decision by the November meeting.

  • League restructuring of age levels and rules continues. Should come to a conclusion by the end of November.

  • Fall projects are still in progress.

  • “Newer” batting cage rusted out.  Won’t be able to use next season.

  • League's Fall Ball program wraps this week. Great BTAA participation.

  • Tentative dates for sign-ups are 1/21, 1/23, 1/27, 1/29.  Just need BTCC to confirm the dates.


Webmaster – John Scanlan   Absent-No report


COURTESY OF THE FLOOR – Barbara Dadio raised a question about there being a progression of levels per child’s age for the Lacrosse and soccer programs.  Discussion followed.



1st meeting:  None

2nd meeting:  None 

          3rd meeting and voting members: Michael Lewis


Motion to accept:  Keith Lyden        2nd:  Rich Sheffer         All in favor.


NEXT MEETING:  November 11, 2013 @ 8:15, BTCC       No Coordinators Meeting


Motion to adjourn:   Jon Nicholas       2nd:  Brian Flynn

Meeting adjourned: 8:42




Respectfully submitted by Jill Volkert