• Fall Baseball registration is open
  • Board nominations at September General Membership Meeting

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Aston Valley Baseball Meeting Minutes

General Membership Meeting

 

 

Date:

9/19/2016

Present:

Amy Grady, Fran Miles, Joe Hart, Vicki Hittle, Laura Brooks, Anthony Marusco, Bernie Seasock, Jim Buggy, Michael Grady, John Howe, Ron Corrento, Jason Farrell, Scott Sexton, Vicki Lovecchio, Mark Korenkiewcz, Amanda Doyle, Mark Gauzza, Jen Gauzza, Jason Hickman, Steve Chapman, Mike Cimabue,

Called to Order:

8:31 pm

Minutes:

Are on line

Motion to approve:Fran

Second:Joe




Treasurer’s Report - Fran Miles

Capital Account 2121.59

Fundraising: 101.08

Regular Account: 3479.93




 

New Business: None

Motion to approve:Fran

Second:Joe Hart

 

 

LEAGUE REPORTS

 

Teeners-John Howe

No Report



 

Majors-Bernie Seasock

No report

 

Minors- Bob Weeks

Not here.  No report

 

Rookies-Michael Grady

No Report.

 

Teeball- Vicki Hittle

No report

 

Equipment Manager-Todd Kirk



 

Parents Auxiliary- Laura Brooks

Giving old candy to booster club to sell.

 

Field Maintenance-Cory Sheridan

Not here. No report.

 

Player Agent- Jim Buggy

No Report.

 

Rules- Joe Hart

No report

 

 

PRESIDENT’S REPORTS



President’s Report - Anthony Marusco






OLD BUSINESS

Fall Ball this weekend- BYC, CountyWide Fall Ball, are involved with both.  3 teams showed up to play at one field.  CountyWide did not want to play at 3:00 on the fields on Sunday.  It went okay.  We had a team from Ridley show up. We let them practice on our Tee ball field.  


One Minor.

One Major.

2 Rookies.




Designer bag bingo this Saturday at Aston Beechwood.  52 Tickets sold as of tonight.    We might sell out.  Can the board be there at 5:00?


Sue is giving us a basket for raffle.  Can we give a voucher for a free player?  Yes the board agrees.  



Thanks for running both of these ventures.  














 
 

 

NEW BUSINESS

Nominations:


President:Anthony Marusco

Teeners:John Howe, Mark Gauzza

Majors:Bernie Seasock,

Minors:Bob Weeks

Rookies:Steve Chapman,Dan Campbell

Tee Ball:Vicki Hittle,

Parents Auxiliary:Laura Brooks

Rules: Open

Secretary:Amy Grady,

Treasurer:Fran Miles

Facilities:Open

Equipment: Todd Kirk,

Player Agent: Jim Buggy,


Nominations are open for the rest of the month.  In order to vote you must have been present at three meeting throughout the year.  


Reminder for the parade:

Aston Community Day

Parents and Kids usually walk.  The more representation the better.  Please

 

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS



 

Adjourned:

Motion By:

Second:

8:54 pm

Fran

Vicki Hittle

AVBL Fall Baseball is BACK!

Just because summer is over, don’t put the bats and gloves away!  Signups have begun for Fall Baseball.  There will be three baseball age groups (age as of 4/30/16):

  6 and 7 year olds – Rookie (pitching machine)

8 and 9 year olds – Minor 46/60

10 and 11 year olds – Major 50/70

Fall Baseball is a great opportunity to keep playing the game in a fun, loose atmosphere. Our teams will play starting after Labor Day thru the end of October. The cost is only $40 per player for the Fall Season. DEADLINE for individual sign-ups is August 28. Come out and have a great time! Go to Fall Ball registration on top right corner of website to complete an individual registration form.

ANY QUESTIONS, PLEASE EMAIL:  Mark Gauzza on markgauzza@gmail.com or Dan Campbell on dcampbell@pdsd.org 

 

Aston Valley Baseball Meeting Minutes

General Membership Meeting

 

 

Date:

8/15/2016

Present:

Fran Miles. Bernie Seasock, Vicki Hittle, Bob Weeks, Cory Sheridan, Laura Brooks, Amy Grady, Mike Grady,  Jim Johnston, Steve Chapman, Jason Farrell, Vicki Lovecchio, Dan Campbell, Mike McDermott, Mark Gauzza, Walt Campbell, John Marantino, Kara Cimabue, Mike Cimabue

Called to Order:

8:35 pm

Minutes:

 

Motion to approve:

Second:




Treasurer’s Report - Fran Miles

Capital Fund 2076.42

Fundraising 101.08

New Business: None

Motion to approve:  Fran Miles

Second: Joe Hart

 

 

LEAGUE REPORTS

 

Teeners-John Howe

No report

 

Majors-Bernie Seasock

12’s and 12 select.  Played tons of baseball.  

 

Minors- Bob Weeks

Not too much going on.  No one faired great in districts.  10’s lost in semi’s in tournnament ball.  9’s got it together at Aston Middletown and played in playoffs.

Minor field needs work done.  Need done and let it set.

 

Rookies-Michael Grady

No report.  Finally done, John Howe won the championship

 

Teeball- Vicki Hittle

6 year old tournament went well.  Fall ball email went out today to let teams know.

 

Equipment Manager-Todd Kirk

No report.

 

Parents Auxiliary- Laura Brooks

No report

 

Field Maintenance-Cory Sheridan

2 bids made phone calls to have the fields redone.  Should be done this year.  

 

Player Agent- Jim Buggy

No report.  Black Friday signups.  Get your discount.  

 

Rules- Joe Hart

Remind everyone to get their three meetings in to vote.

 

 

PRESIDENT’S REPORTS



President’s Report - Anthony Marusco






OLD BUSINESS

Venue is up in the air.  September 24 is the Designer Bag Bingo.  Hoping to have it at Aston Beechwood Fire House.  


Fall Ball will be run by Mark Gauzza and Dan Campbell.  Email went out today, and individuals will be allowed to sign up.  Ages 6-11.  $40.00 a player.  


Discussion about having other organizations sharing the Fall Ball responsibilities.  
















 
 

 

NEW BUSINESS

Fall Ball


12 Select team.  They did well, the kids had fun.  


Aston Community Day October 1, 2016.  Raindate Octoeb

 

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS



 

Adjourned:

Motion By:

Second:

8:55 pm

Joe Hart

Fran Miles

 

 

Aston Valley Baseball Meeting Minutes

July 2016 General Membership Meeting

 

 

Date:

7/18/2016

Present:

Todd Kirk, Michael Grady, Vicki Hittle, John Howe, Joe Hart, Fran Miles. Amy Grady, Bob Weeks


Late: Jim Buggy, Bernie Seasock

Absent: Anthony Marusco, Laura Brooks.  



Dan Campbell, Brian Morris, Henry Hittle, Steve Chapman

Called to Order:

8:32 p.m.

Minutes:

On Website

Motion to approve:Fran

Second:

Joe Hart




Treasurer’s Report - Fran Miles

General Account has 1391.33 as of 7/09/2016


Total 101.07 in other account

 

New Business: None

Motion to approve:John Howe

Second: Bob Weeks

   

 

 

LEAGUE REPORTS

 

Teeners-John Howe

No report


16 year old EDCO season is now over.  17 year olds are still playing.  

 

Majors-Bernie Seasock


11 yr old team is in Newtown Edgmont.  Won a game in districts and Brookhaven.  


12 year olds won a Norwood Tournament.  Did very well.  In the midst of the Drexel Hill tournament.  They are 1-1.


12u select team  won the first tournament.  0-2 in Medford.  Playing in Chichester now.  

 

Minors- Bob Weeks

Both teams are in last tournaments as of right now.  

 

Rookies-Michael Grady

No report.  

 

Teeball- Vicki Hittle

6 yr old tournament finished.  Work on bringing out field in.

 

Equipment Manager-Todd Kirk

No report

 

Parents Auxiliary- Laura Brooks


Not present

 

Field Maintenance-Cory Sheridan

Not present

 

Player Agent- Jim Buggy

No report

 

Rules- Joe Hart

No report

 

 

PRESIDENT’S REPORTS



President’s Report - Anthony Marusco






OLD BUSINESS

Not having fall ball this upcoming season.  


Minor field needs to be repaired.  


The fields need to rest.  


Looking into getting them fixed.  Need to have more bids and get them fixed.  


Questioned as to why we are not having the fall ball league.  













 
 

 

NEW BUSINESS

None.

 

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS



 

Adjourned:

Motion By:

Second:

8:42 p.m.

John Howe

Fran Miles

 

Annual 6 Year Old Baseball Tournament

2016 Aston Valley Baseball League 6 Year Old Tournament

Tournament Director- Vicki Hittle

Email: vhittle22@gmail.com

Cell- 610-721-3460

 

 

Aston Valley will be hosting a 6 Year Old Tournament at the Weir Park baseball complex in Aston, PA. The tournament will start on Tuesday July 5th.

Each team that participates will be guaranteed a minimum of three games.

All participants will receive a trophy.

A fee of $250.00 is required to participate.

Any league interested in participating can send a check made payable to AVBL to

Fran Miles, Treasurer

P.O. Box 2063

Aston, PA. 19014

 

 

Please click link for Tournament Registration Form

Annual 7 Year Old Baseball Tournament

2016 Aston Valley Baseball League 7 Year Old Tournament

Tournament Director- Michael Grady

Email: avgrady15@yahoo.com

Cell- 484-433-4433

 

 

Aston Valley will be hosting a 7 Year Old Tournament at the Weir Park baseball complex in Aston, PA. The tournament will start on Saturday June 18th.

Each team that participates will be guaranteed a minimum of three games.

All participants will receive a trophy.

A fee of $350.00 is required to participate.

Any league interested in participating can send a check made payable to AVBL to

Fran Miles, Treasurer

P.O. Box 2063

Aston, PA. 19014

 

Please click link for Tournament Registration Form

FIELD MAINTENANCE- AFTER EVERY GAME!

At the conclusion of EVERY game the field should be raked and dugouts cleaned.  Please follow the directions below when raking the fields. This task is not solely the coaches responsibility. Any parent can assist with this task to maintain our fields. If it is done properly and consistently it will help maintain our fields better for the kids playing the games and will assist when we get rain as well. The fields should dugouts should be cleaned of all trash and equipment after every game as well. Please help with this as it is EVERYONE’S responsibility as members of AVBL.

 

By following these simple guidelines will only improve the field and complex conditions making them safer and more enjoyable for the players and parents.

 

·        Home plate and pitcher’s mound: rake all the dirt around back towards the holes and fill in the holes created during the game.

·        Base paths: do not rake across the path, but go up and down the baseline. Raking across the path can cause low spots and also build up on the grass cutouts.

·        Bases: pull the base and replace the plugs. Rake towards the holes bases once the plugs are installed and fill in any low spots created (from sliding).

 

Thank you for your support!

Here is a list of people who would be glad to work for you in the snack stand (for a fee) if you do not want to work your shift.

 

Tammy Fikes - (610) 348-4631 (available after May 2)

Beth McClure - (610) 213-8270

Michelle McCrossin - (610) 457-1886

Josette Todaro - (610) 737-3602

David Castaldi - (484) 574-2787 (available beginning May)

Stephanie Rose-Carobine -(610) 348-5175

Maria Bartholetti - (610) 496-5388

Jacki Schloegel - (610) 348-5175

Susan Nolek - (610) -405-3257

 

Kim Kirk - (610) 202-7814

UPDATE: Attention Prospective Coaches, Managers, Team Parents, Assistants Copy

                Starting in 2016, any individual who is interested in being a Manger, Assistant Coach or just helping out on the field must submit a coach’s application, national background check, PA State Police and Child Abuse check.  No individual will be allowed on the field or in the dugout without completing these documents.  Once the Executive Board has received these documents, the application will be reviewed in order to be approved or denied.  All applications and background checks are due no later than January 31.  Any submissions after this date will be placed on a waiting list and will be reviewed on a first come first serve basis.  Team Parents must submit the national background check only. 

                 In order to be compliant with Cal Ripken/Babe Ruth, all national background checks must be submitted thru Protect Youth Sports on our website for 2016.  PA State Police checks and Child Abuse checks from other organizations will only be accepted if completed for this current school year.  Please email a copy of your PA State and Child Abuse clearance to AVBLBackground@gmail.com.  Background checks for Aston Valley will be good for the calendar year of 2016.  All 3 Background checks are located on our website.

Protect Youth Sports - Coach's Background Check

All coaches at AVBL are required to submit  a National Background Check. Please click on the Protect Youth Sports Background check link.  Cost is $12.00 and results will be sent directly to Aston Valley.  Safe and secure.

Click here to complete Protect Youth Sports Background Check

 

EPATCH Link For PA Criminal Clearance

Child Abuse Clearance Link

2016 AVBL Board Members

The following individuals have been elected to the 2016 AVBL Board positions:

* President - Anthony Marusco
* Teeners - John Howe
* Majors - Bernie Seasock
* Minors - Bob Weeks
* Rookies- Michael Grady
* T-Ball- Vicki Hittle
* Treasurer- Fran Miles
* Rules- Joe Hart
* Facilities - Cory Sheridan
* Equipment - Todd Kirk
* Secretary - Amy Grady
* Parents Auxiliary - Laura Brooks
* Player Agent/Tournament Director- Jim Buggy
 
Congrats and good luck to the new Board! Special thanks to the outgoing board members, Bob Clark, Terri Nearey, Bugg Jones, Jim McKenna, John Marantino and Ken Cage.  We thank you for all your hard work, time and dedication to Aston Valley.

Minutes from our Monthly General Membership Meetings in the Handouts

Aston Valley Baseball Represents at Community Day!

A few of our proud AV players participated in the 2015 Community Day Parade today to celebrate our township and our very own  2015 Citizen of the year - Franny Miles!!!   Fran has been a part of Aston Valley for many years and is currently a coach and our Treasurer.  Congrats to Fran for this great honor!

 

 

 

Upcoming Events

Monday, Oct 10
Executive Board Meeting8:30pmAmerican Legion
Monday, Oct 17
General Membership Meeting8:30pm
Monday, Nov 14
Executive Board Meeting8:30pmAmerican Legion
Monday, Nov 21
General Membership Meeting8:30pm
Monday, Dec 12
Executive Board Meeting8:30pmAmerican Legion
Monday, Dec 19
General Membership Meeting8:30pm
Monday, Jan 9
Executive Board Meeting8:30pmAmerican Legion
Monday, Jan 16
General Membership Meeting8:30pm
Monday, Feb 13
Executive Board Meeting8:30pmAmerican Legion
Monday, Feb 20
General Membership Meeting8:30pm

For a complete calendar listing, click here!