Little League Baseball and Softball in West Windsor Plainsboro and Cranbury NJ

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West Windsor Little League
Board Meeting Minutes
February 18, 2010
In attendance: Executive Board: Andy Lupo, Ellen Vogt, Jackie Stein, Shawn Panson, Kim Strype
Others in attendance: Larry Charlip, Jeff Weinberg, , Nick Schiera, , Paul St. Amour, Linda DeMilt, Shun Takahashi, Steve Lichtenstein, Sean Bluni, Doug Miller, Mick Callahan, Brian O’Leary
The January minutes were approved.
Treasury  (Shawn)
Things are quiet. We are still getting some money in from registration. Financial statements were distributed to those in attendance.
Registration (Linda)
We are in good shape.  We are in the final processing of ensuring receipt of birth certificates for all new players to the program.
Player Agent ( Jackie)
There is a new volunteer form that Jackie is handing out to all managers. The form must be filled out in order to be on the field or in the dugout. Jackie will let anyone know if they need a background check.
The majors teams are all set. There are seven teams this season.  It was reiterated that the majors is the most competitive league. All 12 year olds are in majors and they do take some 11’s and 10’s if they think the player will succeed. The managers at the tryout evaluate the boys and the results are tabulated by the coordinators. At the draft the managers use last year’s team evaluations plus this year’s workout /tryout evaluations and the overall tabulation when selecting who gets to play majors. It is not based on the half hour of the workout/tryout.  If someone has any questions or concerns regarding the process or results they are to contact Jackie Stein.
 Minors workout/tryouts are February 27. The date is on the website. AAA workouts are scheduled for March 6, 2010.
The February baseball clinics are full and everything is going well.
Softball (Jeff)
There are 4 teams in majors . This is up from last year which only had 3 teams. They are still finalizing managers and will be ready for draft in the beginning of March.  There are 4 teams in minors which is down from last year which had 5 teams.
The Wildcat softball clinics are up and running with over 20 girls involved.
District Coaches Clinic
The clinic will be held on March 7, at the Robbinsville High School.
Umpire Clinics
The clinics are currently ongoing and there has been a good turnout.
Big Brother/Big Sisters
We will be sending an email blast to get it started.
Safety Officer
The following dates were given for the programs.
March 11- 7:30 pm.
March 21-Nottingham @ 5pm.
March 24-HTRBA @ 6pm.
We are about half way there.
There are some sales.
If the coordinators have any updates please notify Bill Kramer so he can update the site.
Indoor Facility
The locks have been changed. The managers will get a card after giving a $10 deposit. The new balls were delivered. We have the new L-frames. The facility was cleaned and we have started recycling. 
There have been 8 kids who have expressed interest in the new pilot 50/70 program.
February 25th is the District Meeting.
Lights at Community Park- Ken Jacobs will finalize with the Board. The township will pay for the lights (approximately $100,000) and WWLL will be paying for the installation (approximately $55,000) . We will be looking to finance over 5-10 years and Nick Schiera is working with PNC on obtaining financing.
Meeting adjourned 8:40