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  • GMM February 17,2020

Aston Valley Baseball 

General Membership Meeting

 

 

Date:

2/17/2020

Present:

Fran Miles, Dan Campbell, Tom Wood, Steve Abate, Steve Burt, Amy Grady, Anthony Marusco, John Mancinelli, Dave Durbano, Bernie Seasock, Jon Dalton, Jim Buggy, Joe Hart, Denny Anastasia,  Lisa Jennings, Alex Jennings, Vicki Hittle, Mike McDermond, Jeremy Micun, Tom Zebley, Brian Cassidy, Chris Darpino, Brian Morris, Joe Pharaoh, Mark Fifer, Zach Imbrugia, Brian Cassidy, Steve Downs, Mark Natale, Tony Dioriosio, Ryan Smith, Michael Cimabue, Tom Baggio, Chris Matsanka, Bob Weeks, Brian Matteo, Greg Clark, Chris Langille

Called to Order:

8:31PM

Minutes:

Online

Motion to approve:Bernie Seasock

Second:Tom Wood




Treasurer’s Report - Fran Miles

Tommy Marren  2101.25

Capital  431.35

Regular account 27,502.03

 

New Business: We do an audit every year.  Denny Anastasia will get with Fran soon.  

Motion to approve: Bernie Seasock

Second: Steve Burt

 

 

LEAGUE REPORTS 

 

Teeners-Bernie Seasock

Lots of exciting things going on with the Teeners.  Tuesday, February 25, 2020 will be a meeting at the Aston Community Center.  The announcement will go out on social media and also by email. The Delco Wood bat league will be for the younger teeners. Mid-County baseball will be for the older teeners.  Both start at the end of April.  Looking for kids 13-19 send them our way.  



 

Majors-Jon Dalton

We are going to play at Weir Park.  We are at least 6 teams. Background checks need to filled out.  It is on the website under Coaches Documents. Reached out to everyone last night for coaches applications. 

 

Minors- Dave Durbano

Looking at 6 teams we would love to push it to 7 and maybe 8.  Sent messge to potential coaches.  

 

Rookies-Steve Burt

Need assistant coaches. Make sure you fill out the coaches applications and background.   Walking on the rookie field with Mr. Campbell to see what kinds of improvements we can make.   

 

Teeball- John Mancinelli

JR. Rookies or Teeball could hang out after the meeting.  We would like to stick to 6-7 for teeball.  

 

Equipment Manager-Steve Abate

Baseballs have been ordered 130 dozen balls.  Looking for new catching equipment for Rookies, Minor and Majors.  Getting left handed catching mitts. Looking at going for a AVBL hat that would match your uniform with a fitted hat.  Looking at different options for the jerseys. New pitching machine came in. We will try it out before we purchase more machines.  Easier, lighter weight pitching machine great for batting practice and flyballs.  

  

Parents Auxiliary- Rebecca Farrell

Happy hour - we need help with raffle baskets


We’ll be looking for consistent helpers (for hire and to open and close) at both weir and buggy, if anyone is interested please contact me ASAP.

 

Facilities-Dan Campbell

Field Maintence Committee

He has 12 people that are interested in helping out with this committee.  


The press box was redone at Weir Park at the Major Division.  Buggy field was updated.


March 21 is Field Maintenance Day.  Raindate is March 28.  


Lights update: Per Anthony

We have two grants we are looking into Green Ways Trail Grant and a few others we may need assistance from the township.  Bob talked to Jennifer who works with Leann Kruger said that Leann is pushing for this for us.  


If you know anyone that has connections to get us poles.  


PECO is offering to handle poles and installing for free. 


John and Bob are going to Tom Killion for lunch in the next few weeks.  


Joe Hart stated when the township redid the bridge the blacktop was supposed to be updated.  


Anyone working on other projects. 


 

 

Player Agent- Jim Buggy

Update on Current Registration Numbers:


56 - T Ball

30 - Jr Rookies 

57 - Rookies

56 - Minors 

53 - Majors

22- Teeners


274 - Overall


Not registered  


Eligible Teeners -51

Majors-25

Minors-26 

Rookies-32

Tee Ball-Junior Rookies 30


In the process there are 23 left.  If it is a money issue let us know so we can work with you. 




Evaluation Dates:

Feb 28-29


Draft Date:

March 1


Update on Winter Clinic:

MSI said it's going well.  So far so good!! 



 

Rules- Tom Wood

Looking to have a meeting next Wednesday, February 26 at 7:00 PM with Tom Gorgone with the coaches.  More interactive meeting hopefully.  


Rookie umpires have been paid 15.00 for the game, but we will up the pay for 20.00.  They will need to go through some training.  









 

 

Secretary- Amy Grady

No report. 




PRESIDENT’S REPORTS



President’s Report - Anthony Marusco

Coach applications need to be filled in to be a coach, manager, and volunteer applications.  We are not allowing anyone on the field unless you have been approved to be a coach, head coach, assistant coach or helper.  You must also have a completed and passed background check.  


We want all of our Coaches to be certified for CPR.   We will be having a CPR Clinic.  If you were certified last year you are good for this year.  If it has been two years we need to renew the certification process. If you have your certification from elsewhere we need proof of the current certification, please submit a copy to your commissioner.   



We will have coaches clinics in late February and Early March.  


Opening date is April 4, 2020.








OLD BUSINESS

Old Business:


Vicki Hittle: Is proposing that we put out to the evaluations turn in pants, cleats, approved bats?  She would run the table. We could donate if we have a surplus. She will man the table.  


We are working on facebook so we can try a swap site for facebook.  


Equipment/spiritwear We have ordered coaches shirts as a fundraiser.  Would you be interested in buying a shirt for $20.00?  


Brian Cassidy-Would you be interested in new designs for spiritwear?  

Amanda has sent out sponsorship paperwork.  She sees lots of new faces if anyone wants to donate please contact Amanda Doyle. 


If you work for a big Company see if they will give money back to the league.  












 
 

 

NEW BUSINESS 

 

Evaluations for AVBL 2020

@ 3045 McCann Farm Drive, Suite 103, Garnet Valley

All Players in Rookies, Minors and Majors must attend.

 

 

 

Friday February 28

7:30pm - 8:30pm 12 year olds Majors - Bdates May 1, 2007-April 30, 2008

Any 10Uplayer that is interested in playing Majors 8:30pm

8:45pm -9:45pm 11 year olds Majors - Bdates May 1, 2008-April 30, 2009

 

 

Saturday February 29

8:30am -9:45am 10 year olds Minors - Bdates May 1, 2009- April 30, 2010

Any 8U player that is interested in playing in Minors 9:45 am

10:00am -11:45am 9 year olds Minors - Bdates May 1, 2010-April 30, 2011

12:30pm - 1:45pm 8 year olds Rookies - Bdates May 1, 2011-April 30, 2012

3:30pm - 4:45pm 7 year olds Rookies - Bdates May 1, 2012-April 30, 2013

Saturday February 28 (6U who requested to tryout for Rookies)

2:00pm - 3:15pm 6 year olds Rookies - Bdates May 1, 2013-April 30, 2014

 

Players should bring their glove, bat, batting helmet and should be wearing a baseball cup.  There will be Aston Valley signs at the entrance of the complex on Garnet Mine Road. On Line Registrations are still open so if you need to register do so as soon as possible   Registration closes Thursday 2/27.

 

 

Golf Tournament will be back this year.  

Concord Country Club.

Tuesday, May 12, 2020 at 1:00 PM.  

Please no games should be scheduled for that night.

 

Amanda Doyle asked for anyone that was interested in sponsoring the teams, signs, etc please contact her ASAP.  

 




 

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS 



 

Adjourned:

Motion By:

Second:

      9:11 PM

Fran Miles

Steve Burt



 

 

 

 

 

 

November General Membership Meeting 2019

November 18, 2019
  • November GMM 2019

Aston Valley Baseball Meeting Minutes

General Membership Meeting

 

 

Date:

11/18/2019

Present:

Fran Miles, Bob Weeks, Amy Grady, Anthony Marusco, Jon Dalton, Bernie Seasock, Joe Hart, RJ Diamond,  John Mancinelli, Steve Burt, Dave Durbano, Tom Zebley, Rebecca Farrell, Tony Diorioso, Dan Campbell




Called to Order:

8:37 PM

Minutes:

Online

Motion to approve:Bernie Seasock

Second:Fran Miles




Treasurer’s Report - Fran Miles

Capital Improvement Account: Capital 295.79

Marren Account: Marren Account 2100.72

General Budget: 11,314.02

New Business: None

Motion to approve: Bernie Seasock

Second: Steve Burt

 

 

LEAGUE REPORTS 

 

Teeners-Bernie Seasock

A report for the second tour of duty.  We did Delco league last year. EDCO reached out and we will check it out.  Brookhaven has reached out so we will see if we can play some more games. Teeners start in May historically.  We will have evaluations for 14U, 16U and 18U. He will need help. Joe Hart I will need your help and other member of the board and general membership.  


If based on registrations we could go up in numbers if interest is there with incoming 13 year olds.  

 

Majors-Jon Dalton

Anyone who would like to coach please reach out.  I will talk to Michael about the coaches who will be around from last year.  

 

Minors- Dave Durbano

Just on the same note as Jon.  Any coaches please have them reach out to Dave.  

 

Rookies-Steve Burt

No report.

 

Teeball- John Mancininelli

If anyone thinks of anything that has worked at teeball level please let him know what works for practices and games.  We did a Teeball Committee and we think that we should continue this for this year. The Committee worked with teeball and junior rookie ball.  Anthony recommended to reach out to Mike Komoroski.  

 

Equipment Manager-Steve Abate

Not present.

  

Parents Auxiliary- Rebecca Farrell

Looking for people to help planning the season kick off fundraiser and start planning for slugfest.  Everything is shut down at Weir for the winter. 

 

Facilities-Dan Campbell

Fall cleanup was the best we have ever had.  Thanks to the Marusco Family and Salesianum kids. Water is shut off and all fields are locked.  


Can we get the bricks stablilized?  We will work on that in the spring. Most of the gutters are installed.  

 

Player Agent- Jim Buggy

Dates for the 2020 Season 

Black Friday, November 29, 2019 registration live at 12:00 AM.

In person Registration January 18 and 25 at the municipal building.  

In Person Registration February 1, 2020

Cut off February 2, 2020.

Evaluations February 28 and 29, 2020 

Draft March 1, 2020 

Field Maintenance Day 3/21/2020 

Raindate 3/28/2020

Season Kickoff Happy Hour 3/27/2020

Sluggfest 5/16/2020


Talked about raising the prices of signups. When put to the floor.  Joe Hart would like to know if we have extra money why would we raise the prices.  To continue to improve the organization There is a motion to vote on raising rates will need to table this to motion. The motion was given by Joe Hart and a second by Steve Burt.  It is tabled un If there is no second can we continue to vote on the raising of the fees. 


Tables 8

Not tabled 4 

Abstention 1


Clinic numbers are low


6-7 5

8-9 5

11-12 1








 

Rules- Tom Wood

He sent a report. 


We are going forward with Tri-County for the Minors and Majors.  We will use kids for the rookie division.  


Please make sure that you have the rules that Bob Weeks submitted three weeks ago.  

Any new rules from Babe Ruth and Cal Ripken and there will be a rules committee with one person for each division.



Looking into a new product for background checks.  Looking to see if it will work for us.  




 

 

Secretary- Amy Grady

No report. 




PRESIDENT’S REPORTS



President’s Report - Anthony Marusco







OLD BUSINESS

AED has been removed for the season at Weir Park.  









 
 

 

NEW BUSINESS 

Anthony and Bob Weeks met with Leanne Kruger and had a nice long meeting.  Getting Tom Killion involved. If we would like to bring other improvements to the deal.  She called Anthony and let him know that she passed the information to get the grant stuff.  John Howe mentioned that Paul Mullen said that he was going to have the union cover all the labor, but when Anthony spoke to Paul he stated that this was not true.  They were talking about 8-10 month timeline from the state. Need to get poles transported. If anyone knows anyone who works for PECO, anyone anywhere that might be able to help.  

 

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS 



 

Adjourned:

Motion By:

Second:

9:23 PM

Bernie Seasock

Rebecca Farrell



 

 

 

 

 

 

  • GMM 2019

Aston Valley Baseball Meeting Minutes

General Membership Meeting

 

 

Date:

 

Present:

Fran Miles, Dan Campbell, Tom Wood, Steve Abate, Steve Burt, Amy Grady, Anthony Marusco, John Mancinelli, Dave Durbano, Rebecca Farrell, Bernie Seasock, Jon Dalton, Michael Grady, Joe Hart, Denny Anastasia, RJ Diamond,  Lisa Jennings, Vicki Hittle, Mike McDermond, Domenic Nardini, Frank Miles, Tom Zebley, Chris Darpino, Keith McDevitt, Greg Clark, Brian Morris, Joe Pharaoh, Jason Farrell, Phil Morelli,Mark Fifer, Zach Imbrugia, Brett Ostroff, Ivan Plachuta, Brian Cassidy, Mike Calvanese, Steve Downs, Steve STretch, Mark Natale, Tony Dioriosio, Ryan Smith, Greg Clark, Amanda Doyle, Michael Brouses, Michael Cimabue, Beth McClure 

Called to Order:

8:33PM

Minutes:

Online

Motion to approve:Tom Wood

Second:Steve Abate




Treasurer’s Report - Fran Miles

Capital Improvement Account: Capital 386.32

Marren Account: Marren Account 2101.07

General Budget: 10,811.17

New Business: None

Motion to approve:Bernie Seasock

Second: 

 

 

LEAGUE REPORTS 

 

Teeners-Bernie Seasock

We will do the Delco Wood Bat League.  We start in May so there is no conflict with school ball.  Games start in May. We will get together in April for evaluations and practices.  We met with BYC, Brookhaven, and local teams for some local games. All surrounding communities have been dealing with the same things.  Delco games are played on the MacDade Boulevard Corridor. Any kids 13-16 can play. We had two 13-14 teams and one 16U team.  


It is zero in house games.  It is basically a travel team in Delco.  


There will be a parent/player meeting to explain how that will go.  

 

Majors-Jon Dalton

Right now he has 5 committed coaches.  All committed need to complete application and background check

 

Minors- Dave Durbano

He has a handful of people interested in being coaches and all interested coaches need to complete the application and background check.  

 

Rookies-Steve Burt

He has a handful of people interested in being coaches and all interested coaches need to complete the application and background check.  

 

Teeball- John Mancinelli

Same boat.  Anyone want to hang out with four year olds reach out to John.  Looking for drills and welcome advice for the betterment of the program.  

 

Equipment Manager-Steve Abate

Pretty light.  We are going out for pricing for uniforms and equipment.  

  

Parents Auxiliary- Rebecca Farrell

Happy hour - we need help with raffle baskets


We’ll be looking for consistent helpers (for hire and to open and close) at both weir and buggy, if anyone is interested please contact me ASAP.

 

Facilities-Dan Campbell

Gutters are done.  Thank you John. Gutters were put on the pavillion and the snack bar.  


If anyone does brickwork or knows anyone who does reach out to Dan Campbell.  


The Blue tractor is back.  It was just over 1800.00.  


Speaking of lights.  We have been speaking to local senators to work with lights.  More to come. Any questions?


If you know anyone who can help with this project please reach out to us.  


Field Maintence



 

Player Agent- Jim Buggy

Update on Current Registration Numbers:


19 - Tball

3 - Jr Rookies 

14 - Rookies

20 - Minors 

16 - Majors

5 - Teeners


77 - Overall


There are additional 31 "in-process" that haven't been submitted. 


Ahead of schedule. Not including any walk-ins from last Saturday. There were 25 walk ins on Saturday.  



Evaluation Dates:

Feb 28-29


Draft Date:

March 1


Update on Winter Clinic:

37 kids total, slightly lower than last year (i.e. 42). MSI said it's going well, haven't heard anything otherwise.

 

Rules- Tom Wood

Update for the Rules:


We are going with TRI-County umpires again. 


$40.00 for minors

$50.00 for majors



Kids will do the rookies for the umpires.  He is looking to do some sort of training for the umpires.  



New Cal Ripken Rules:

Mandatory Reporter Training for all our volunteers.  







 

 

Secretary- Amy Grady

No report. 




PRESIDENT’S REPORTS



President’s Report - Anthony Marusco

Coaches applications need to be filled in to be a coach, manager, and volunteer applications.  WE are not allowing anyone on the field unless you have been approved to be a coach, head coach, assistant coach or helper.  


We want all of our Coaches to be certified for CPR.  If you were certified last year you are good for this year.  If it has been two years we need to renew the certification process. If you have your certification from elsewhere we need proof of the current certification.  



WE will have coaches clinics late February and Early March.  


Opening date is April 4, 2020.








OLD BUSINESS












 
 

 

NEW BUSINESS 

 

    1. No Intentional Walks are permitted in minors or major division during playoffs or regular season play.  Board did approve. General Membership vote  

Yes-41

No- 2

Abstain- 0

    1. A player cannot reenter a game once removed for non-injury.  At the time of removal, both coaches must be notified. Player position in lineup will be recorded as an out.   Just for Playoffs.  

Board did not approve

General Membership voting

Yes-

No-

Absention-

This was tabled by Joe Hart and Seconded by Fran Miles.

  1. Yes- 

    1. Rookie rule -A maximum of 10 batters may come to bat in one inning with the exception of the last inning.  Unlimited batters may bat in the last inning until the 3rd out is recorded. Board did not approve of the rule.

General membership voting

  1. Yes- 22

  2. No-18

  3. Abstain-3

    1. Rookies rule-Pitching machine will only be used (no kid pitch) for first 2 weeks of the season, or date set forth by division commissioner and agreed upon by the head coaches.

The board did not approve

Vote by the general membership

Yes-9

No-23

Abstention-10

    1.   Pitching machine will be set to 39mph at the start of the season and increased throughout the month of April not to exceed 41 mph.  41 mph must be in effect by May 1st.

  1.  Was not board approved

General Membership Vote

Yes-15

No-20

Abstention-10

    1. 10 run rule after 4 complete innings per Cal Ripken does not apply to Aston Valley league.

Board did approve it

Yes-27

No-1

Absention-7

    1. Managers must ensure all pitchers adhere to the pitching guidelines surrounding pitch count and innings specified in the local rules.  A Manager should be aware of a player that has reached or has come close to the restricted pitching limits by not allowing them to catch the in the same game.  If the recommendation of the catcher is not followed, player agent will be notified if this becomes a concern.

Placed under Manager responsibilities


General Membership Voting

Yes-45

No-0

Abstention-0


    1. Eliminate Standings in Rookie Division Board did not recommend for this to go through. 

  1. Yes-19

  2. No-22

  3. Abstain- 2


    1. Change Max Pitch Count per game from 70 to 60 and must have 2 Calendar days rest (Minors Division) 

Board Recommended to approve

General Membership voting

Yes-45

No-0

Absention-0

    1. Change Max Pitch Count per game of 70 must have 2 calendar days rest  (Majors Division)

Board approved

General Membership voting

Yes-45

No-0

Abstention-0


  1. Allow the 10 year olds for the majors.  The board did approve.

General Membership Voting

Yes- 44

No-1

Absention-0



New Business:


Vicki Hittle: Is proposing that we put out to the evaluations turn in pants, cleats, approved bats?  She would run the table. We could donate if we have a surplus. She will man the table.  


We are working on facebook so we can try a swap site for the facebook.  


Equipment/spiritwear We have ordered coaches shirts as a fundraiser.  Would you be interested in buying a shirt for $20.00.  


Brian Cassidy-Would you be interested in new designs for spiritwear?  

Amanda has sent out sponsorship paperwork.  She sees lots of new faces if anyone wants to donate please contact Amanda Doyle. 


If you work for a big Company see if they will give money back to the league.  

 

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS 



 

Adjourned:

Motion By:

Second:

      10:10 PM

Bernie Seasock

Vicki Hittle

October General Membership Meeting 2019

October 21, 2019
  • October GMM 2019

Aston Valley Baseball Meeting Minutes

General Membership Meeting

 

 

Date:

10/21/2019

Attendance:

Michael Grady, Vicki Hittle, Rebecca Farrell, Steve Abate, Fran Miles, Bob Weeks, Amy Grady, Jim Buggy, Tom Wood, Anthony Marusco, Joe Hart, Bernie Seasock, John Howe, Walt Campbell, Zach Imbrugia, Jason Farrell, Mike Cimabue, RJ Diamond, Henry Hittle, Lisa Jennings, Alex Jennings, Dave Durbano, Phil Morelli, John Mancinelli, Chris Darpino, Brian Cassidy, Tom Zebley, Steve Burt, Keith McDevitt,  Joe Pharoah, Brian Matteo, Dan Campbell

Called to Order:

8:34 PM

Minutes:

Online

Motion to approve:

Second:




Treasurer’s Report - Fran Miles

Capital Improvement Account: 7250.17

Marren Account: Marren Account 500.68


General Budget: 18,466.81

New Business: None

Motion to approve: Bob Weeks

Second: Rebecca Farrell

 

 

LEAGUE REPORTS 

 

Teeners-Empty

Two teams at BYC.  Both doing well. Jim Buggy has one and Todd Kirk has the other.  Both teams are 4 and 1. 


AED needs to be brought in for the winter per 

 

Majors-Michael Grady

No report.  

 

Minors- Bob Weeks

No report.  

 

Rookies-Jon Dalton

Not present

 

Teeball- Vicki Hittle

No report.  

 

Equipment Manager-Steve Abate

Any coaches have bags please make arrangements to drop them off to Steve Abate.  

  

Parents Auxiliary- Rebecca Farrell

We will be closing the concession stand in the next couple weeks.  WE will be sending an email for volunteers. 

 

Facilities-Dan Campbell

We have some outside work being done in the offseason.  


Minor field pitcher mound circumference is too large. Need it sodded in.   Infield aerating, topdressing ,seeding.  


Major field- in front of home plate.  Homeplate to grass should be 9 feet currently it is 16 feet.  Infield aerating, topdressing ,seeding. 


On minor and major field the outside of the fence is higher than the inside of the fence.  It is causing a swelling. We need to fix and grade the area better.  


Started gutter work on the concession stand.


Vinsmith is up and running.  


Looking for pricing for a teeball cage.  He has not been successful as of right now.  

 

Player Agent- Jim Buggy

Spring Registration will begin November 29, 2019.  Registration link is up for Winter Clinic. Starts January 6, 2019.  


Question about pitching clinics.  

 

Rules- Tom Wood

We had a bylaw change last month that ran in the newspaper for five days.  


PUBLIC NOTICE By-Law change for Aston Valley Baseball League

Old Version:

Membership is limited to persons living within the geographic boundaries of Aston Township, Delaware County, Pennsylvania.

New Version:

Membership is limited to person living or attending school within the geographic boundaries of Aston Township. As defined by AVBL & Cal Ripken

DCT, Oct 11,12,13,14,15 


Any questions? 

1 abstention and the rest are all yes.





 

 

Secretary- Amy Grady

Nothing

Questions?




PRESIDENT’S REPORTS



President’s Report - Anthony Marusco







OLD BUSINESS

Update for fall ball:

We have four major games to finish.  2 Saturday and 2 on Sunday. Heard some reviews.  Other townships seemed to enjoy our fall ball program.


Any questions?

Steve Burt thought that it went well.  


John Mancinelli said that everyone seemed to enjoy it.  He appreciated the guys that stepped up and coached. Thanks to Tom for all of his time and effort for fall ball.  


Questions for Fall ball?

Next year did you think about whole teams enter and play against each other?  We are willing to open anything that can improve fall ball and boost the numbers for fall ball.  


Aston Community Day.

We had roughly 30 some kids who walked and participated.  Thanks to everyone who helped and participated. 


Preliminary dates for next year are set and we will push out ASAP.  



Lights:

We met with Brian Moore from BYC he is in the middle of doing a project.  He is looking in to having poles donated. He was working on it and said that he will put out several bids for the lights.  


John Howe stated that Paul Mullen is providing the labor for the lights.  


Any other questions?






Nominations:

President:

None


Teeners:

Bernie Seasock: 


Majors:

RJ Diamond

Jon Dalton


Minors:

Bob Weeks

Dave Durbano


Rookies:

Tom Wood

Jon Dalton

Steve Burt


Tee-Ball:

John Manceinelli 



Facilities:

Dan Campbell



Treasurer:

Fran Miles


Secretary:

Amy Grady 


Player Agent:

Jim Buggy


Equipment:

Steve Abate


Rules:

Steve Burt


Parents Auxiliary:

Rebecca Farrell


Facilitiies: 

Dan Campbell







Outgoing board members: Michael Grady, Vicki Hittle, and Bob Weeks.  Thank you all for all your time and devotion to all the kids in the community.  



 

 

NEW BUSINESS 

Announcing the new board for 2019-2020


President: Anthony Marusco

Teeners: Bernie Seasock

Majors:Jon Dalton 

Minors: Dave Durbano

Rookies: Steve Burt

Tee-Ball: John Mancinelli

Treasurer: Fran Miles

Secretary: Amy Grady

Player Agent: Jim Buggy

Equipment: Steve Abate

Rules: Tom Wood

Parents Auxilary: Rebecca Farrell

Facilities: Dan Campbell

 

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS 



 

Adjourned:

Motion By:

Second:

9:20 PM

Fran Miles

Tom Wood



 

 

 

 

 

 

September 2019 GMM Meeting

September 16, 2019
  • September GMM 2019

Aston Valley Baseball Meeting Minutes

General Membership Meeting

 

 

Date:

9/16/2019

Present:

Fran Miles, Bob Weeks, Tom Wood, Steve Abate, Michael Grady, Amy Grady, Anthony Marusco, Jon Dalton, Brian Cassidy, Bernie Seasock, Joe Hart, RJ Diamond, Alex Jennings,  John Mancinelli, Steve Burt, Lisa Jennings, Mike McDermond, Dave Durbano, Tom Zebley, Chris Darpino, Keith McDevitt, Greg Clark, Brian Morris, Joe Pharaoh, Zach Imbrugia,  Rebecca Farrell, Phil Morelli, 



Late:Dan Campbell

Called to Order:

8:35 PM

Minutes:

Online

Motion to approve:

Second:




Treasurer’s Report - Fran Miles

Capital Improvement Account: Capital 6704.60

Marren Account: Marren Account 500.60

General Budget: 16,687.75

New Business: None

Motion to approve: Rebecca Farrell

Second: Bernie Seasock

 

 

LEAGUE REPORTS 

 

Teeners-Empty

Not much other than two teams playing over at BYC for Fall Ball,  Our 15 year old team was the champion in the Delco League. Paul Mullen’s team.  

 

Majors-Michael Grady

No report. 

 

Minors- Bob Weeks

The only thing that I have is looking ahead that we only have three head coaches probably need 3 or 4 head coaches.  

 

Rookies-Jon Dalton

No report.

 

Teeball- Vicki Hittle

Not present. She is sick.

 

Equipment Manager-Steve Abate

Any coaches that still have bags please return them to your commisioners or Tom.   Can we look for the left handed catchers mitt at the minor level.  

  

Parents Auxiliary- Rebecca Farrell

No report.  

 

Facilities-Dan Campbell

Supposedly late….thanks to everyone who came down to 


We need gutters.  Any suggestions please let him know.  


John Manceinelli- Tee Ball batting cage.  

 

Player Agent- Jim Buggy

No report. 

 

Rules- Tom Wood

We do need to address a bylaw change.  John Manceinelli will read the old one and what the new one will be.  The school is missing in the bylaw. Any questions? Does that apply to fall ball?  It does not because it is not sanctioned by Cal Ripken.  


Fall Ball 

Rookies- Steve Burt says it is going well.

Minors- John Manceinelli said Minors and Majors have gone off without a hitch.  




 

 

Secretary- Amy Grady

No report. 




PRESIDENT’S REPORTS



President’s Report - Anthony Marusco







OLD BUSINESS

AED is on the fritz at Weir Park.  We need a new battery and new pads.  We will get a replacement by Friday or Saturday.  Dave Durbano will report later.  


The Aston Community Parade on Saturday, October 5, 2019.  We will be walking from Neumann in the morning.  



Fall Ball is going very well, concession stand is doing well. Nothing that we could not handle.  


Any updates on the lights: Question by Chris Darpino

Stouch Lighting did the layout and estimated costs.  They are looking for grants and assistance from the state.  Fundraising has been discussed at the last board meeting. Rough estimate.  160,000.00.  


RJ Diamond: Can we do anything to keep the dogs off the fields?  It is a neighborhood park.  


Dan Campbell perhaps if we put springs on the gates.  











 
 

 

NEW BUSINESS 

Nominations:

President:

None


Teeners:

Bernie Seasock: 


Majors:

RJ Diamond


Minors:

Bob Weeks


Rookies:

Tom Wood:Can I think about it?

Jon Dalton


Tee-Ball:

John Manceinelli 



Facilities:

Dan Campbell



Treasurer:

Fran Miles


Secretary:

Amy Grady 


Player Agent:

Jim Buggy


Equipment:

Steve Abate


Rules:

Steve Burt


Parents Auxiliary:

Rebecca Farrell

 

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS 



 

Adjourned:

Motion By:

Second:

9:05PM

Fran

Rebecca



 

 

 

 

 

 

July GMM 2019

July 15, 2019
  • July GMM 2019

Aston Valley Baseball Meeting Minutes

General Membership Meeting

 

 

Date:

7/15/2019

Present:

Steve Abate, Bob Weeks, Fran Miles, Amy Grady, Walt Campbell, Joe Hart, Bernie Seasock, RJ Diamond, Dave Durbano, Mike McDermond, Tom Zebley, Joe Pharaoh, Tony Diorioso, Steve Downs, Dan Campbell, Jim Buggy, Steve Burt, Jon Dalton, Lisa Jennings, Zach Imbrugia, Michael Cimabue

Called to Order:

8:37 PM

Minutes:

Online

Motion to approve:Dan

Second:Jon




Treasurer’s Report - Fran Miles

Capital Improvement Account:5863.60

Marren Account:500.56

General Budget: 6,706.92

New Business: None

Motion to approve:Fran

Second:Dan

 

 

LEAGUE REPORTS 

 

Teeners-Empty

Bernie stated that he was on vacation.  The team beat 2 out of 3 and the 16U won the championship.  


14U teams missed the cutoff for playoffs.  All three teams are concluded.

 

Majors-Michael Grady

Not present

11’s played in a tournament this weekend.  

 

Minors- Bob Weeks

10’s are finished.

9’s are still playing this week. 


10’s made it to states.  We won one game.  

 

Rookies-Jon Dalton

No real report.


8’s won one game.


7’s lost.


6’s won the championship at Chichester.  

 

Teeball- Vicki Hittle

Not present

 

Equipment Manager-Steve Abate

Commisioner needs to reach out to their coaches and collect their equipment bags.  

  

Parents Auxiliary- Rebecca Farrell

Thanks to everyone who made this season a huge success.  

 

Facilities-Dan Campbell

Major press box has been rehabbed.  New roof, expanded windows. Hoping to finished tomorrow, if not then Wednesday.  We got a lot of compliments on our facility. We need to thank everyone who helped out .  It can not be done without all of the help.  

Joe Hart and Todd Kirk helped everyday and they bleed Aston Valley.

Lisa Jennings- helped every day!  We have accomplished a lot at the complex this year.  The next two months nothing is really going on at the complex so if you have suggestions please let him know.  Joe will talk to the township about the 3rd base line fence and fix the two drains.  



One tire on 

 

Player Agent- Jim Buggy

Fall ball registration is trickling in.  

 

Rules- Tom Wood



 

 

Secretary- Amy Grady

Arrows 




PRESIDENT’S REPORTS



President’s Report - Anthony Marusco

Not present. 




OLD BUSINESS













 
 

 

NEW BUSINESS 

Discussed Fall ball, looking for someone to run a division for the teeballers.  It would be the 5 year olds.   

 

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS 



 

Adjourned:

Motion By:

Second:

9:02 PM

Fran

Dan



 

 

 

 

 

 

June GMM 2019

June 17, 2019

 

Aston Valley Baseball Meeting Minutes

General Membership Meeting

 

 

Date:

June 17, 2019

Present:

Anthony Marusco, Jim Buggy, Rebecca Farrell, Michael Grady, Amy Grady, Jason Farrell, Scott Sexton, Joe Hart, Zach Imbrugia, Brian Morris, John Mancineli, Lisa Jennings, RJ Diamond, Mike Cimabue, Bob Weeks,

Late: Denny Anastasia(8:44 PM),

Called to Order:

8:42 PM

Minutes:

Online

Motion to approve:

Second:




Treasurer’s Report - Fran Miles

Marren Account 500.55

Capital  5818.12

Regular account 21,245.37

 

New Business: None

Motion to approve:Rebecca Farrell

Second:Michael Grady

   

 

 

LEAGUE REPORTS

 

Teeners-Empty

16’s are rolling along.  14’s battling along with foul weather, we have called up some graduating 12’s to play the season out.  


Joe Hart- Has asked to see if a sign has been taken down.  Sun Valley would like to paint the sign. It is faded. It is basically Aston Valley blue.  


Bob Weeks- Could the 12’s use it for practice?  

 

Majors-Michael Grady

The Majors have closed out their season.  The Nationals came back and won the title.  The Dodgers came in second.



12’s played this past weekend in Egg Harbor.  They had a very good showing.

 

Minors- Bob Weeks

Minors finished the season.  

Mariners defeated the Phillies and Red Sox came in third.


10u played Egg Harbor tournament.  Great showing.


17 Minor kids play up in the majors.  


18 kids played tonight in a end of season game.  Went well.

 

Rookies-Jon Dalton

Late- 8:52PM


Congrats

1st Pirates

2nd Dodgers

3rd A’s


Umpires were good.  All in all pretty good season.  


7’s start in Chi next week.


2 6 u teams   One plays in Brookhaven.  Both playing Aston Valley. One playing in Chichester.  June 19-25

 



 

Teeball- Vicki Hittle

Not present.  


Marlins won the junior rookie championship.

 

Equipment Manager-Steve Abate

All district uniforms should have been handed out.  District tournaments uniforms need to be paid.

 

Parents Auxiliary- Rebecca Farrell

Thank you for Todd Kirk for fixing the fryer at Weir.  

 

Field Maintenance-Dan Campbell

Press Box will be pushed off until July.  Supplies will be delivered tomorrow to field and Joe will meet them tomorrow at 8:30 AM.  


Joe acquired extra turf for the bull pens.  So far they have done the major and minors on the concrete so far.  


The 6 and 7 parents are meeting this Wednesday. So that everyone is in the same boat for the responsiblity.


One person to hook up the electric.  


Donovan and Kelly are going to do that for us.  


Scoreboard wire connectors were loose.  

 

Player Agent- Jim Buggy

No report.

 

Rules- Tom Wood



 

 

Secretary- Amy Grady

Noone is ever




PRESIDENT’S REPORTS



President’s Report - Anthony Marusco

Feels like yesterday we were on the field for opening day.  The regular season thanks so much to Rebecca and her people.  Lots of great specials all season long from cheesesteaks, fried pickles, breakfast sandwiches.


It was a successful season from teeball through majors.  They seem to improve throughout the season.


There were a few issues at the park itself,  The bike riders seemed to be an issue with wheelies and erratic and one rookie player was hurt by a bike rider recently.  Spoke with Fred Prendergast about the issue.


The township is looking for funding from the electrical union for the lights on the major field.  The talking is on-going.


Thanks to all of our volunteers for this season, Head coaches, assistant coaches and all parents.


Questions?- Joe Hart-Playoffs this year.  What rules do we follow for the playoffs? All Inhouse rules with the exception of:  Each division decided which rules would change? Pitching rules (Major) with max of 85 pitches.  

, intentional walk(major), (Minor)pitching rolling 6 with max of 70 pitches.  The exception of was left up to the commisioners.


Why did we have so many controversies?  What about the teams that were home or away?  This was the first year that we had standings.  Rookies used the seeding. Minors followed it to a tee.  Why are we making seperate rules for seasons? Is it fair to the kids to never be the home team?  President and player agent has been talking.


Denny Anastasia thinks that we should get rid of standings.  He is worried about the kids not getting chances playing other positions.  We are supposed to be developing the kids. Some of those kids, were in the outfield all season and never played 2nd base.  I think coaches should have to sign a code of conduct every year.


Joe Hart thinks the standing have failed.  When it effected kids we need to step in.

Rebecca- Remember we discussed that we did this to try to be competitive.  



Michael Grady- I hate standings.  During regular season I finished in 6th position.  I apologize to the board. I would like to say that as a board we have talked about this amongst ourselves.  We will talk more about this and make this right. It is hard for us to get people to coach, we are looking for ways to stop the antics of the coaches.  


Bob Weeks- We went into it as an experiment.  It was a bullying tactic.


Jason Farrell- Why was the coach not disciplined?  It was addressed.


Anthony- We will look for check who will be coaches or not the following year.  In regards to the volunteers. It is a mindset. We used to have to sign up in person.  When you signup on line then you don’t interact with the new families. Is everything right, no?  We will do our best to try to fix it. Let’s settle down.




OLD BUSINESS













 
 

 

NEW BUSINESS

Jason Farrell- I have a huge issue when coaches do not shake hands after a game.  I don’t care how much they do not like another person you should be a leader and show them sportsmanship.  It is unsportsman like conduct. John Howe refused to shake hands after the championship game.


Michael- Asking..Should they not coach next year.  No they should not coach next year.


Brian Morris- Should headcoaches let the commisioners know about issues?  YES!!



 

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS



 

Adjourned:

Motion By:

Second:

9:42 PM

Fran Miles

Rebecca Farrell



 

 

 

 

 

 

May 2019 GMM Meeting

May 20, 2019

 

Aston Valley Baseball Meeting Minutes

General Membership Meeting

 

 

Date:

5/20/2019

Present:

Rebecca Farrell,Jon Dalton, Tom Wood, Bob Weeks, Michael Grady, Jim Buggy, Fran Miles, Amy Grady, Anthony Marusco, Jason Farrell, Joe Hart, Bernie Seasock, Lisa Jennings, Dave Durbano, Tom Zebley, Frank Miles, RJ Diamond, Greg Clark, Ed Pearson, Mike McDermond, Steve Downs, Steve Burt, Zach Imburgia, Bret Ostroff, Brian Morris, Chris Matsanka, Mike Cimabue


Late: Dan Campbell, Ralph Carotenuto, Phil Morrelli






Called to Order:

8:38 PM

Minutes:

Online

Motion to approve:Bob Weeks

Second:Jim Buggy




Treasurer’s Report - Fran Miles

General Fund: 19,462.50


Capital Account:5772.63


Fundraising(Tommy Marren Scholarship Account): 100.55

 

New Business: None

Motion to approve:Rebecca Farrell

Second:Jon Dalton

 

 

LEAGUE REPORTS

 

Teeners-Empty

3 teams in Teeners.  Paul Mullen has played 4 games 3-1.  


No issues with teeners.


We asked the school to replace the sign on the field.  Can we have the Rotary sign replaced with Home of Aston Valley Baseball.  President Marusco is on it.

 

Majors-Michael Grady

Thanks to the player agent.  We do not have any games to make up.  We have wiggle room to make up any last minute rainouts.  We should be ready to start playoffs on June 1st.


Tournament teams will be playing at NELL this weekend!  

 

Minors- Bob Weeks

Six more minor games and a temporary suspended game will need to be made up.  


Minor Coaches would like to meet after this meeting to go over playoff rules.


15 call ups so far for the majors.  We have done pretty well with it.


Both tournament teams are at NELL will be there this weekend.  It is located at Bishop Hollow Road.

 

Rookies-Jon Dalton

Rookies did Sluggfest.  


8U is practicing and playing at NELL


7U is picked.


6U is bie



Mason Wandsor took 1st.

Josh Dawson took 2nd.

Jackson Zebley took 3rd




Pirates came in 1st.  

 

Teeball- Vicki Hittle

Not present.   Given by Tom Wood: Update we are going to axe the clinics.  And just play games from here on out in teeball. The Junior Rookies are going to end May 31st and then start playoffs on June 1st.  

 

Equipment Manager-Steve Abate

Not present.  

 

Parents Auxiliary- Rebecca Farrell

Update from the Sluggfest:  Everyone had a lot of fun. It was a success all the way around.  


Since there is no Saturday game we will be doing a special on Thursday.  Sundae Funday for make your own sundaes for $3.00.

 

Field Maintenance-Dan Campbell

Thanks to Farrell for cutting the grass. Jim Buggy pushes the lawnmower.  


Buggy Field is looking pretty good.  Looking to do a field maintenance.



Local carpenter’s union is going to be doing the Press Box.  Hopefully the first week in June.


Getting two new picnic tables


No field maintenance this Sunday.  


Mr. Hart said we will need twenty big men to lift extra turf.  Mr. Campbell and Mr. Hart had the School district donate them to Aston Valley.  

 

Player Agent- Jim Buggy

District Binders will be ready in a week or two.  All rosters are in and teams look good.


We have 6 NELL teams

 

Rules- Tom Wood

First off is the Tommy Marren Award.  There are a couple candidates that are receiving emails tomorrow and information needs to be back by June 3rd.  


John and Tom had a meeting with the umpires to discuss strike zone.


Umpires asked to have the full rules for each division in the sheds.  



 

 

Secretary- Amy Grady

Please make sure that you are mindful of where you park.  Please tell people not to park in the blue lined spot. That is not a parking spot.  




PRESIDENT’S REPORTS



President’s Report - Anthony Marusco

Aston Valley will be hosting the 10 year old districts this year.  We will be starting June 17 and continuing until July 3rd.


Head Coaches should be checking at the snack bar and checking on the stand once games are over in case they need any help.  


Received a letter from the Legion they are doing a Memorial Day Parade this Monday.  An email will go out to the masses.




OLD BUSINESS













 
 

 

NEW BUSINESS

Teeball:  Batting cages??  A parent thought that it was a good idea.  Communication was falling down. Have a meeting at the beginning of the season, to help the beginning coaches.  Have a clinic for just teeball.


Teams in teeball and junior rookies are a little behind of games.  Bret told the parents we will get rid of the make ups and just have playoffs.  


Camp will coincide with Districts.


Fall Ball will run this fall.  We will need volunteers for all divisions.  



 

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS



 

Adjourned:

Motion By:

Second:

9:13

Bob Weeks

Fran Miles



 

 

 

 

 

 

April GMM Meeting 2019

April 17, 2019

 

Aston Valley Baseball Meeting Minutes

General Membership Meeting

 

 

Date:

4/15/2019

Present:

Michael Grady, Dan Campbell, Amy Grady, Fran Miles, Jon Dalton, Rebecca Farrell, Bob Weeks, Michael Cimabue, Brian Morris, John Mancinelli, Denny Anastasia,Lisa Jennings, Alex Jennings, Jason Farrell, Ralph Papa, Tony Diorisio,Tom Zebley, Tina Nickerson, Chris Matsanka, Greg Clark, Chuck Taylor, Steve Burt, Amanda Doyle, Scott Sexton, Ed Pearson, Jim Buggy

Called to Order:

8:33 PM

Minutes:

Online

Motion to approve:Rebecca

Second: Bob




Treasurer’s Report - Fran Miles

Capital Account 5623.75

Fundraiser Account 100.53

General Account 36,493.55

New Business: None

Motion to approve:Jon Dalton

Second: Dan Campbell

 

 

LEAGUE REPORTS

 

Teeners-Empty

Top Lumber Bat Demo

  1. Date will be pushed out ASAP.



 

Majors-Michael Grady

  1. Would like to thank Dan Campbell, for his excellent work getting the fields ready after we

Mr. Farrell and Chris Digan thanks for helping out.


2. Umpires seem to be running smoothly.

3. Kicked off games at Brookhaven and seems to be going well.

 

Minors- Bob Weeks


We kicked off the season.

There have been no cancelled games as of late.

Tri-State seems to be okay.  

Bob- Umpires do not seem to be speeding the games up like we thought they would.  During ground rules the managers can remind the umpires to keep moving the games along.  

Questions- Are we declaring the last inning before dark?  The umpire seemed to cut off the games if it is getting dark.  

We need the consistency with the rules.  

The fields have been great thanks to Dan Campbell.


Bob will assign the call ups for the majors.

 

Rookies-Jon Dalton

We had a good week.

Trying to keep games moving with the umpires,

Umpires need to be louder.  

Want to thank everybody for keeping the pitchers in on the site.

Dan and Jason thanks for getting the field ready.  

 

Tee Ball- Vicki Hittle

Not Present

 

Equipment Manager-Steve Abate

Not present- Report sent to Michael Grady

All uniforms are out.  If there are any problems or concerns with the uniforms.


If anybody only got three let them know.  Bob Weeks- Angel, pirates

 

Parents Auxiliary- Rebecca Farrell


Thanks to Lisa Jennings who was able to get the sign donated by Kit Spayd.  Super Cool!!

I need anyone needs retakes for pictures so that we can get them scheduled.  

May 18 is Slugfest.  


Coach Scoop at Rita's.  

 

Field Maintenance-Dan Campbell

There are alot of people to thank!!


Joe Hart is our connection to the township!   We really appreciate him.

John Mancinelli has donated tons to our league and we are very appreciative.

Dave Durbano has done a ton to the tee ball field.


Jason Farrell my partner in crime.  


Pretzel Boy has been helping quite a bit as well.  Buy your pretzels at Pretzel Boys.


We are going to purchase an additional hand dragger for each field.


Press Box: Local Carpenter Union is going to be fixing it.  


This Sunday is Easter so there is not 9:00 clean up at the field this Sunday.  News to come.


Tee  Ball Shed has no shelves.  

Sheds need to be straighten up every day.  If it is raining Friday night, I would hope every head coach would be at the field early on Saturday Morning!  If you as the Manager can not come ask your assistants to go!! If it is a week night we will need you there at least an hour early to get fields ready.  It should not be up to a few people. It is a necessity. WE need all hands on deck. We should have a representative from each team at each division.

 

Player Agent- Jim Buggy

Registrations are up 8%,  All registrations are closed.  Commissioners stressed this. Pitch count and scores should be


Arms are hurting.  Please be conscious of the kids arms.  Please do not have them throwing 70+ pitches at this point or really at all.  Understand that it doesn’t matter if they win at this level we want the kids to love baseball and continue after they leave us.  Please don’t have your kids pitch and catch in the same game if possible.

 

Rules- Tom Wood

Umps seem to be covered.  Headfirst slides are illegal.  

 

 

Secretary- Amy Grady

Parking is still an issue at the field.  There is illegal cars parking at handicapped spots, making their own spots.   Cars will be reported to the police if parked illegally.







PRESIDENT’S REPORTS



President’s Report - Anthony Marusco

Not present no report was sent.  


We talked about summer ball.  But nothing is definite.




OLD BUSINESS

Still needs sponsors for teeners.  Amanda needs 3 sponsors for teams. She got a new sign.  


Luke Matthews Mom has volunteered her cleaning business to clean the bathrooms on Monday and Fridays.  












 
 

 

NEW BUSINESS



 

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS



 

Adjourned:

Motion By:

Second:

9:04 PM

Bob Weeks

Fran Miles



 

 

 

 

 

 

March GMM Meeting 2019

March 18, 2019

 

Aston Valley Baseball Meeting Minutes

General Membership Meeting

 

 

Date:

3/18/2019

Present:

Vicki Hittle, Steve Abate, Michael Grady, Dan Campbell, Anthony Marusco, Amy Grady, Fran Miles, Jon Dalton, Rebecca Farrell, Bob Weeks, Jim Buggy, Jeremy O’Boyle, RJ DIamond, Jason Herman, Tina Nickerson, John Mancinelli, Frank Miles, Lisa Jennings, Keith McDevitt, Brian Morris, Domenic Nardini, Ivan Placuta, Ed Pearson, Chris Darpino, Bret  Ostroff, Denny Anastasia, Mike McDermond, Dave Durbano, Jason Farrell, Brian Allison, Greg Clark, John Howe, Jeremy Russo, Joe Campbell, Ralph Carotenuto, Bernie Seasock, Amanda Doyle, Tony Diorisio, Spiros Hartas, Steve Burt, Brian Matteo, Steve Downs, Ralph Papa

Called to Order:

8:34 PM

Minutes:

Online

Motion to approve:

Second:




Treasurer’s Report - Fran Miles

  1. Treasurer Report –Capital Account 5669.18, Fundraising- 100.54, General account 33,302.12

 

New Business: None

Motion to approve:Rebecca Farrell

Second:Vicki Hittle

 

 

LEAGUE REPORTS

 

Teeners-Empty

Given by Anthony- New Player meeting last Monday.  2 14 U team in Delco league

16U team will be in delco league.  18u team is looking iffy right now.  Top Lumber Bat Demo will be scheduled in the near future.  

 

Majors-Michael Grady

After the first week of practice we have decided the Dodgers are going to win the championship.  We have 6 teams 2 teams with 12 and 4 with 11.

Looking forward to Field Maintenance Day.

 

Minors- Bob Weeks

7 teams 1 team has 12 others have 11.  Each team will be playing 15 games. We will be playing once a week in Brookhaven.  Been practicing at Northley. Probably will not use the minor field until the first week of April.  


Questions-Will you play the 10’s on the major field?  

 

Rookies-Jon Dalton

7 teams 5 teams of 12 and 2 teams of 11.  Practice schedule is out.

Lock box is over at Aston Elementary to have a full practice.  

 

Teeball- Vicki Hittle

    1. Tball 4U Rosters update, 5&6U Rosters update  5 teams at jr rookie and 6 teams for teeball with 2 coaches.  Modified teeball games.

  1. Practice schedules will go out in the next day or two.

 

Equipment Manager-Steve Abate

All the equipment bags have been dispersed.  Just email Steve at equipment@avbl.org if you need something.  All uniforms for teeball -majors have been ordered.  Pitch counters, scorebooks have been given out.

 

Parents Auxiliary- Rebecca Farrell

Emails went out to all the team mom’s.  Please keep telling everyone about the Season Kickoff.  Please fill out the paper on line.

 

Field Maintenance-Dan Campbell

This Saturday at 9:00 AM is Field Maintenance.


Bring rakes, wheelbarrows, gloves, etc for helping get ready.


Buggy field was redone last fall and it is still not done.  It will be useable functional and safe.


Field Maintenance needs to be done but a date has not been picked.


Press Box date will be determined.  Township still needs to go back and do some work at Weir.  Water should be turned on this week. We will have a new teeball shed.  Vinsmith has not been finished yet. No practicing on the basketball courts at Vinsmith.  As far as keys go the commisioners were given keys. Gold opens all cages and silver opens the bathroom.  

If you are the last person at the complex please make sure everything will be locked up.  

 

Player Agent- Jim Buggy

Not present.  

 

Rules- Tom Wood

2 propsed to the bylaws.  


Change to the bylaws: Geographical Boundaries.  Living or attending school in the boundaries.  The highlighted section is the proposed changes.  Adjust the bylaws. John Howe would like to second the motion made by John Mancinelli and they will discuss to amend the bylaw and add a one time only switch.  



John Mancinelli is proposing to take out verbage about a child must play two consecutive innings seconded by Bob Weeks.




Rules are ready to present to Frank Gorgone.  


Rookie field- Hits yellow tubing comes back into field. Not a homerun

Minor field -Hits yellow tubing comes back into field. Not a homerun

Major Field- Hits the yellow tubing it is a Homerun.  



Umpires will be all Tri-county for Majors.

Tricounty during the week for Minors and on the weekends it will be Jared, Benjamin and Paul Malatesta

 

 

Secretary- Amy Grady






PRESIDENT’S REPORTS



President’s Report - Anthony Marusco

First coaches clinic last weekend.  We had 40+ coaches show up for us.


Opening Day will be Saturday April 6, 2019


Wawa will be at the community center.  Handing out coffee, donuts, etc.


We are looking for a DJ for Opening Day.  




OLD BUSINESS

Lights at Weir Park- Ballot closed March 11th and we are getting lights down at Weir Park.  We will be looking at working with engineers and getting financing, etc. We were approved.



CPR Clinics have been scheduled for this Thursday from 7-9:30.  Second Wednesday March 27, 2019 from 7:00-9:30



Coaching Clinic this Sunday March 26, 2019 from 6:00-8:00 at the Aston Community Center.  All Head coaches for teeball and rookies and any other parents, coaches should come if they would like to.  



Audit- Not seeing any loop holes.  It is great that they are sharing updates every month.  A letter was written by Denny Anastasia about the



We are not going with Quick Ball.  We will be sticking with out clinic.  


MSI Coaching Clinic- Will be tabled to next month.  


Teeball Committee- If you are interested please see Vicki


Facilities Committee- Contact Dan Campbell.  Email him at dcampbell@pdsd.org.



Tommy Marren Scholarship- Resurrecting the scholarship.  Over 10 years we gave out over 20,000. Good to have representation.  There will be a committee involved.



Walk of Fame Inductee for the 2019 Opening Day will be Tommy Marren.



Sponsors

Need 2 Tee Ball Sponsors

Need 2 Jr. Rookie Sponsors

Please see Amanda Doyle for information.  











 
 

 

NEW BUSINESS

The Umpire Association spoke about the rules for the new umpires for the new season.  


Lightning Rules- 30 minutes delay if you see any lightning.

All Umpires are trained.

All Umpires have clearances.

They will follow Babe Ruth Rules for our games.


They are hoping to a long standing relationship with Aston Valley.  They work with 50 different clubs.




NEW Business


Can we put a bucket out for field maintenance to see if people want to donate it back for the Aston Valley Scholarship?  


Can we make sure that we do not block driveways for the residents who live by Weir Park?  


Supposedly players are urinating on the fences.  Please address it with the kids.


Tee ball has an entrance to get to the teeball.  Please do not walk through residences to get to the field.  

 

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS



 

Adjourned:

Motion By:

Second:

9:45 PM

Fran Miles

Chris Darpino



 

 

 

 

 

 

February 2019 GMM Meeting

February 18, 2019
  • February 2019

Aston Valley Baseball Meeting Minutes

General Membership Meeting

 

 

Date:

2/18/2019

Present:

Michael Grady, Steve Abate, Anthony Marusco, Jim Buggy, Amy Grady, Jon Dalton, Tom Wood, Joe Hart, Jason Farrell, Frank Miles, Fran Miles, Raplh Papa, RJ Diamond, Vicki Hittle, Bob Weeks, Rebecca Farrell, Keith McDevitt, Domenic Nardini, Lisa Jennings, Ivan Plachuta, Scott Sexton, Michael Cimabue, Brian Morris, Tom Zebley, John Mancinelli, Dave Durbano,  Tony Diorisio, Bernie Seasock, Mark Natale, Tim Teefy, Mike Calvanese, Ryan Hall, Spiro Hartas, Amanda Doyle, Mike McDermond, Brian Allison, Chris Matsanka, Chris Darpino, Jeremy O’Boyle, Chuck Taylor, Steve Burt, Bret Ostroff, Late: Denny Anastasia, Jeremy Russo, John Dill, Henry Hittle

Called to Order:

8:33

Minutes:

Online

Motion to approve:Jon Dalton

Second: Bob Weeks




Treasurer’s Report - Fran Miles

Capital Account 5623.75

Fundraiser: 100.53

General Fund: 27,313.05

Any update on the Audit.  Denny Anastasia stated let him know and he and Fran will get together.

New Business: None

Motion to approve:Amy Grady

Second: Dan Campbell

 

 

LEAGUE REPORTS

 

Teeners-Empty

                    Delco League participation 13-18.  There are three divisions 14U, 16U and 18U divisions.  They are adding a fourth division for 26U. Looking to see if there is interest.  

                        Player Meeting Scheduled There is an informational meeting which will be MArch 11, 2019 here at the American Legion. So that the information can get out to them.

Top Lumber Bat Demo  This will be scheduled.  

 
 

 

Majors-Michael Grady

    1. Coach Application status

    2. We have 59 players.  

    3. Thank all of the prospective coaches for being here at the meeting.

    4. Projecting 6 teams.  

    5. Tryouts are Friday, March 1, 2019 from 7:30-9:30 at the Chaos Facility on

 

Minors- Bob Weeks

    1. Coach Application status

    2. Minimum of 11 players on each team.  Right now there are 6 teams, but there may be 7.  There are 3 students that are baseball 8 that would like to play up.  

    3. Practice Schedules



 

Rookies-Jon Dalton

    1. Coach Application status

    2. Thanks for coming out coaches, prospective coaches.  Would like to meet for 5 minutes after the general meeting.  

    3. Probably 7 teams.  

 

Teeball- Vicki Hittle

    1. Coach Application status

    2. Overview of potential structure

    3. 4’s will be together with the 5’s that are new to baseball.  Returning 5’s and 6’s will be playing.

  1. Could be 7-10 teams.

  2. All coaches that have put in to be a coach have been approved as of February 11, 2019.

 

Equipment Manager-Steve Abate

    1. Uniform update

    2. Status of equipment bags from last year coaches

    3. Got all bags back that he needed.  Anyone who kept their bag, please check that you don’t need anything.

He would like to order the uniforms by March 8, 2019.



 

Parents Auxiliary- Rebecca Farrell

    1. Jack and Jill Bingo event change-Season Kick off Happy Hour on March 29, 2019 at Barnaby’s $30.00 a person and 2 for 50.00.  

    2. Picture Day will be April 13, 2019 with Bishop Photography.  




 

Facilities-Dan Campbell

    1. Buggy Field update Great conversation with the new Sun Valley Coach.  Sees lots of collaboration with the Sun Valley and Aston Valley groups.  Grass needs to grow in and it needs to be safe.

    2. Weir Park update

      1. Painting, Sal Ochilini, Netting, Drainage, Fencing, Piping

    3. Vinsmith update waiting on the township. As to when they are going to skin the infield.  

    4. Lights at Weir Park Status - Anthony  Last Monday they met with three residents that showed up.  Went through everything. A vote will go out by the end of this month.  There are 35 residents that received a letter. 50% must be returned and we need 60% to pass.  A neighbor that is going to vote no stated that the kids are peeing on his fences.

    5. Redoing the press box with Rob Smith and  the local carpenter’s union.

    6. Wants to thank Tom Wood and Steve Abate for putting the yellow piping for the major field.

    7. Gang box is being replaced at Tee Ball by a shed from Stoltzfus for 350.00

    8. Signed a  weed contract for all the fields for spring, summer and fall.  

Question: Have we looked into doors in the womans room?  


Facitilities committee to plan for the future.  Looking for additional help cutting grass, line fields, etc.  

 

Player Agent- Jim Buggy

    1. Update on Current Registration Numbers

    2. 274 Total

    3. 25 in process.

Ahead of where we were last year.

Teebal 74

Rookies 54

Minors 62

Majors 58

Teeners 25

Mostly teeballers in the process loop.  

Sign ups are ending on February 28, 2019 for Rookies, Minors, and Majors

    1. Additional in person sign ups:

    2. Wednesday, February 20, 2019 at the Community Center 6:00-8:00.

    3. Saturday, February 23, 2019 at the Aston Municipal Building from 9:00-12:00.

    4. Wednesday, February 27, 2019 at the Community Center 6:00-8:00.

    5. Evaluation Dates

Majors Friday March 1, 2019 7:30- 9:30

Rookies

Minors


    1. Update on Winter Clinic  Generally big sucess. 52 kids signed up.  5-7, 8-10, and 11-12 groups.

                            Coaches Clinic in April.

 

 

Rules- Tom Wood

    1. Umpire Service for Minors and Majors- Check going into the mail tonight for Tri-County.  He has 10 umpires on call.

    2. Looking to do a clinic with the umpires.  Summarize the rules in the sheds for the kids.  

    3. Update on Rules Committee formed planning another meeting.  

    4. New Rule Change submitted for vote

      1. 50% league participation to be eligible for District Rosters The board did approve it at board meeting.  Vote No- 0 Abstain- Mike Cimabue The rule was approved under the condition of a medical, religious reason or school ball  being accepted.



 

 

Secretary- Amy Grady






PRESIDENT’S REPORTS



President’s Report - Anthony Marusco

    1. Initiating 2 committees

    2. Tee Ball Committee- reach out to Vicki Hittle and Anthony

    3. Facilities committee- Reach out to Dan Campbell.

    4. Modell’s has reached out to AVBL to do a Team Week.  It will be the month of March. We will receive the coupons.  Just mention it to the cashier that you are from Aston Valley.  Helps both parents and the league.

    5. All Coaches and prospective coaches should have gotten an email.  Please make sure you have the background check, coaches app are complete.  

    6. If you have not applied please do so ASAP.  Head Coaches: Commissioners will be having a meeting after the general membership meetings.  

  1. Questions:

How are you going to enforce if the coaches don’t come to meetings?  Anthony said it is still under review as to how we will deal with it.  







OLD BUSINESS




  1. Last Call for Registrations – Jim Buggy

  2. Coach Applications and Background Checks Due – Anthony Marusco

  3. Coach Clinics Scheduled – Anthony Marusco  There will be two clinics. Rookies, Majors and Minors on Sunday March 10 at the Aston Community Center from 6:00-9:00.  Rookies and Tee Ball March 24, 2019 at the Aston Community Center from 6:00-8:00 PM.

  4. CPR Clinic update – Dave Durbano  March 21st and 27th here at the American Legion.  










 
 

 

NEW BUSINESS

Additional in person sign ups:

Wednesday, February 20, 2019 at the Community Center 6:00-8:00.

Saturday, February 23, 2019 at the Aston Municipal Building from 9:00-12:00.

Wednesday, February 27, 2019 at the Community Center 6:00-8:00.

 

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS



 

Adjourned:

Motion By:

Second:

9:29 PM

Rebecca Farrell

Dan Campbell



 

 

 

 

 

 

January GMM 2019

January 21, 2019

 

Aston Valley Baseball Meeting Minutes

General Membership Meeting

 

 

Date:

1/21/2019

Present:

Anthony Marusco, Fran Miles, Michael Grady, Steve Abate, Tom Wood, Vicki Hittle, Amy Grady, Dan Campbell, Bob Weeks, Jon Dalton, Rebecca Farrell, Jim Buggy,Domenic Nardini, Joe Hart, John Mancinelli, Brian Matteo, Alex Jennings, Michael Calvanese, Scott Sexton, Dave Durbano, Keith McDevitt, Brian Cassidy, Andy Mai, Ralph Papa, Jason Herman, Jennifer Herman, Bernie Seasock, Paul Mullen, Colin Mullen, Tony Diorisio, Phil Morelli, Steve Downs, Amanda Doyle, Vicki Lovecchio, Tom Zebley, Ralph Carotenusto, Jason Farrell, Mike Cimabue, Mike McDermond, Chris Digan, Steve Burt, Chuck Taylor, Bret Ostroff, John Howe, Pete DePasquale.

Called to Order:

8:34 PM

Minutes:

Online

Motion to approve:Rebecca

Second:

Dan Campbell




Treasurer’s Report - Fran Miles

Capital Accoint 5553.28

Fundraising 100.53

General Fund   7,731.12

Annual Audit with Denny Anastasia.  He will do it again this year for the league.  

New Business: None

Motion to approve:Rebecca

Second: Dan Campbell

 

 

LEAGUE REPORTS

 

Teeners-Empty

This past year our 14 year old team went undefeated.  Paul Mullen was the head coach from that team. He brought his assitants to the meeting tonight.  Last year we had 3 teams.

14, 16.18 we hope to have 4 teams and maybe even 5 teams.  There will be a player meeting in February about expectations and how teams will be formed.  Top Lumber we have partnered up with since it is a wood bat league. We will have a night to meet with Top Lumber.


Questions:  None

 

Majors-Michael Grady

Thanks for some of the major coaches for coming out.  Looking for coaches at the major level. If you have been down the field the fences have been lowered.  All black fences. Looks nice. Hoping to be ready to go come March.


Questions: None

 

Minors- Bob Weeks

So far we have 7 coaches signed up.  The minor field has been worked on them this off season.  He will send email with important dates.


Questions:  None

 

Rookies-Jon Dalton

Coaches make sure you have your background checks and applications in on time.


Questions: None

 

Teeball- Vicki Hittle

We are looking at changing tee ball looking at revamping it a little bit more.  USA Quick ball for tee ball. If you would like to look at it talk to Vicki after the meeting.  

 

Equipment Manager-Steve Abate

Update: Uniforms.  All uniforms will need to be ordered by the first Friday of March 8, 2019.  


If you are still coaching and need something in your bag please email Steve.

 

Parents Auxiliary- Rebecca Farrell

Beth and I are looking through some new spirit wear and hoping to present the items to the board this week.  


Vicki and I are working on


Anyone want to help open and close let her know.

 

Field Maintenance-Dan Campbell

  1. Buggy Field update  

  2. Weir Park update

    1. Painting, Netting, Drainage, Fencing, misc

    2. Township is adding drains and touch up some little items.  

    3. All new fencing for the major field.  Fence was lowered for viewing

  3. Vinsmith update- painted and come spring they will do the skinned infield

  4. Field Mntc Day and Rain Date- March 23 with 30th as a rain date.

    1. Alternate day for Vinsmith and Bridgewater  Looking to schedule a different day

  5. Lights at Weir Park Status- letters have gone out to the community to get lights installed at the major field.  Meeting has been set up on January 29, 2019 at 7:30 PM with the township and AVBL. Lighting technology today is so focused that it is a specific area of the field so that back lighting is almost none existant.  

Questions: None



 

Player Agent- Jim Buggy


Current Registration :96 right now.  On pace from last year. In-person sign ups this Saturday, January 26, 2019 from 9:00-3:00 PM.  Wednesday, January 30, 2019 from 6:00 PM-8:00 PM


Evaluations Saturday March 2, 2019 at a location TBD


Draft Day Sunday, March 3, 2019


Winter Clinic Numbers are higher this year then last year.  Added younger kids this year.


Questions: What about late signups for families that just moved into the area?  They would need to be able to prove they just moved into the area.

 

Rules- Tom Wood

We are using out sourced umpires for the minor and majors as a trial run for the season.  


Frank Gorgone will set up a coaches clinic.


Rookies will still be our in house


Questions:

Will they be prepaid?  No they will still need to come get the money.



Created a rules committee:



This year it is required by Cal Ripken need to go through a training to be a coach this year.  

SafeSports Act talks about background check and a coaches certificate.  All coaches must have both parts. Anyone that already has the certificate is done.  


Jason Farrell: It is making coaches Mandated Reporters for suspected child abuse and child assault.  This is from the feds.


He is the background coordinator for the league.  

 

 

Secretary- Amy Grady

Did ask me???




PRESIDENT’S REPORTS



President’s Report - Anthony Marusco

Thank you everyone for attending.


Coaches applications and background checks.  You must do both and then all coaches will be approved by the board in the next month.  We do this every year. Just because you were a coach last year does not mean that you will coach again this year.  We would like all of our coaches to be CPR certified. Must be renewed every year. We are in the process to set up the Billy Wright Coaches clinic usually late February and early March.  Looking to set several other clinics up as well.


Questions:

Regarding background checks.  Protect Youth Sports. It is a third party background check.  The email for the state is just verifiying that you requested the check.







OLD BUSINESS

Neumann Univeristy may make the playoffs but may not.  Michael will you reach out to Jermone for the facility from last year?  Michael said yes.


Board recommended to hold the fees stable $90.00 for the Teeners.  Any objections. None














 
 

 

NEW BUSINESS

    1. Allow all baseball 6 ages to be evaluated to play up in Rookie Division and allow all baseball 8 ages to be evaluated to play up in Minors

    2. 6 and 8 years.  6 can try out for the rookies and 8’s can try out for the minors.

    3. Questions: How is the tryout?  Are you going to make them work a little harder?  Is it the evaluation for the draft? Anthony...that will need to be worked on.  Last year 4- 8 year olds moved up. What does it do for callups? Will there be enough kids in Junior Rookies?  You are not going to have any good kids left that will be able to pull up? Could you eliminate it if you just did it by their grade?  What if you put it on their birthday? Think the evaluation needs to be more involved

    4. Vote with the general membership Yes- 45       No 1 Joe Hart Abstain-0

    1. Redraft Rookies, Minor and Majors every year

    2. Suggested for a redraft every season

    3. Questions: What constitues a redraft?  If all teams have 3 or more players and no new teams you keep your team.  If you have less than 3 players or teams are added or removed and redrafted.

    4. Vote with the general membership Yes-45         No- 1 Abstain-0

    1. Standings recorded during regular season and will determine Playoff Seeding

    2. Maintain standings.  Both team managers will send email to player agent and commisioners.  All teams will make the playoffs. Basically no more picking out of a hat

    3. Vote with the general membership Yes-  44 No 2 Abstain-0

    1. Practice fields location change for TBall, Rookie and Majors

    2. Majors move to Bridgewater and Tee Ball and Rookies move to Aston.

    3. Vote with the general membership Yes-  45 No Abstain-1

    1. Playoff teams must be within 2 players of each other in lineup for all three divisions

    2. If you don’t have within two.  Mandatory call up or an out.

    3. Vote with the general membership Yes-  45 No 1 Abstain-0

    1. No double steals in Rookies

    2. If you have a kid on first and second, Tom thinks that it is very difficult.  Board said that we do this during the regular season.

    3. Questions: What is the overthrow rule

    4. Vote with the general membership Yes- 40       No 4 Abstain-2

    1. Minor run limit per inning from 7 to 5

    2. Except the last inning that it was unlimited

    3. Vote with the general membership Yes-  44 No 1 Abstain-1

    1. Wording change for league playoffs

    2. Extension in the local rules For in house playoffs all in house rules will be followed with the exception of:  

    3. Questions: None

    4. Vote with the general membership Yes- 41        No 1 Abstain-4

    1. Tball to use tee, then coach pitch then pitching machine

    2. Question: What do you see as the time line?  Couple practices with the tee, coach pitch and then the pitching machine.  Duplicate question what is the timeline?

    3. Vote with the general membership Yes-  39 No 2 Abstain-5

    1. Allow baseball 7’s to tryout for 8U District Team

    2. Propose that 7 year olds can try out for the 8 year old tournament team at time.  He envisioned it just for this one year.

    3. Questions: John would that 7 year old take the spot of an 8 year old?  Potentially How are you going to do the tryouts? We did them last year.  

    4. Vote with the general membership Yes-20        No-12 Abstain-14

    5. 43% said yes.  Not passed.

    1. Delete all rules associated with Teeners

    2. Revise all rules since teener league has been losing kids due to lack of competition.  Rules need to be adjusted. Since they will be playing in the Delco League.

    3. Vote with the general membership Yes-  44 No Abstain-2

  1. Any player may be intentionally walked only once a game.  During the playoffs.

    1. Background of this was last year’s playoffs where players out of 21 plate appearances where a player was walked 18 times.

    2. Vote with the general membership Yes- 40       No- 1 Abstain-5



We as a league do not dictate the ages of the kids.  May 1st is the cutoff for Cal Ripken.


Anyone: Raffle tickets?  They are in the mail.



 

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS



 

Adjourned:

Motion By:

Second:

10:10 PM

Fran Miles

Dan Campbell



 

 

 

 

 

 

November GMM Meeting 2018

November 19, 2018

 

Aston Valley Baseball Meeting Minutes

General Membership Meeting

 

 

Date:

11/19/2018

Present:

Anthony Marusco, Fran Miles, Michael Grady, Steve Abate, Tom Wood, Vicki Hittle, Amy Grady, Bob Weeks, Lisa Jennings, Joe Hart, Chuck Taylor, Denny Anastasia, Dan Campbell, Jon Dalton, Michael Grady, Jim Buggy

Called to Order:

8:35 PM

Minutes:

Online

Motion to approve:

Second:




Treasurer’s Report - Fran Miles

Capital Accoint 5462.36

Fundraising 100.52

General Fund   13,598.49

3000.00 spent on the field that is not on the report

New Business: None

Motion to approve:Fran

Second:Bob Weeks

 

 

LEAGUE REPORTS

 

Teeners-Empty

 

 

Majors-Michael Grady

Field Construction is going on at this time.  

 

Minors- Bob Weeks

No report.

 

Rookies-Jon Dalton

No report.

 

Teeball- Vicki Hittle

No report

 

Equipment Manager-Steve Abate

No report

Email list of all coaches so he can check on bag returns.

 

Parents Auxiliary- Rebecca Farrell

Not present

 

Field Maintenance-Dan Campbell

Electric installed at major and minor fields

Fields are closed- Thanks for all of your help.

Dirt laid at the teeball field The contractor is doing it for free.

Township removed fence-painted posts back.  Contractor coming in tomorrow to install fence.

Left field fence replaced at minors by township because it fell in the creek.

Sod work was done by a contractor

Resodding ⅓ of infield.

Majors cut out runway- fixing pitcher mound

Sod being delivered 11/20

3252.00 sod on all 3 fields.



 

Player Agent- Jim Buggy

Registration will open on 11/23 and close on 2/28/2019.  There will be no late registrations after the date of close in the Rookie, Minor, and Majors.  

Cut off will be 4/30/2019 for teeball and teeners.



1/7/2019-2/20/2019 Winter Ball Registration is open and cost is $120.00

Three age groups

5-7

8-10

11-12



 

Rules- Tom Wood

Read all rules

Wants to go over all rules

Review with commisioners before the rules meeting

Going to email to all previous umps looking to return

 

 

Secretary- Amy Grady

No report




PRESIDENT’S REPORTS



President’s Report - Anthony Marusco

Looking at making a change at teeball.  Quick Ball.


Annual Rules meeting is in January 2019 meeting.




OLD BUSINESS













 
 

 

NEW BUSINESS

No new business.  

 

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

Hope everyone has a happy Thanksgiving and Merry Christmas.  

 

Adjourned:

Motion By:

Second:

8:51 PM

Amy

Vicki

October General Membership Meeting 2018

October 15, 2018
  • October 2018

Aston Valley Baseball Meeting Minutes

General Membership Meeting

 

 

Date:

10/15/2018

Present:

Anthony Marusco, Amy Grady, Walt Campbell,  Joe Hart, Lisa Jennings. John Mancinelli, Bernie Seasock, Fran Miiles, Jon Dalton, Tom Wood, Rebecca Farrell, Mike Cimabue, Chris Darpino, Scott Sexton, Steve Abate, Michael Grady, Tony Diorioso, Vicki Lovechio, Dan Campbell, Ralph Papa, Keith McDevitt, RJ Diamond, Vicki Hittle

Late Jason Farrell

Called to Order:

8:34 PM

Minutes:

Online

Motion to approve:

Second:




Treasurer’s Report - Fran Miles

Fundraising 100.51

Capital 5391.90

Regular account 14,126.70

 

New Business: None

Motion to approve:Rebecca Farrell

Second:Bernie Seasock

 

 

LEAGUE REPORTS

 

Teeners-Empty

We have teeners playing at BYC.  One team 14 and 15’s and other mostly 12’s and a few 14 and 15’s.


14’s went undefeated during fall ball.  Went to states.

 

Majors-Bernie Seasock

No report for Majors.  This is his final run as a commisioner in the league.  He wanted to recognize the board and thank them for all of the years in the league.  


President who held his hand from day one.  Mr. Joe Hart and Fran Miles yelled at him like a father.


Mike Grady and Dan Campbell really care about the kids and he was floored how well they have done.  

 

Minors- Bob Weeks

Away on business.  

 

Rookies-Jon Dalton

No report

 

Teeball- Vicki Hittle

No report

 

Equipment Manager-Empty



 

Parents Auxiliary- Rebecca Farrell

Getting ready to close up.  

 

Field Maintenance-Dan Campbell

French Drain has been installed at Buggy Field.  Hoping for the best.

While the township is there we are going to hopefully resolve some drainage issues.  Township will put two water grates in.

Locals carpenter’s union will come in and repair the press box.  Either the fall or spring.

Can we put up gutters for the gazebo?  


Met with a landscaper today.  About the pitching mounds.


November 4th for closing down the snack bar. OCtober 27 and 28 taking all signs down and aerating the grass.  


Please give any extra tools to Dan Campbell.  

 

Player Agent- Jim Buggy

 

 

Rules- Michael Grady

Would like to thank Tom Wood for fall ball.  

 

 

Secretary- Amy Grady

No report.




PRESIDENT’S REPORTS



President’s Report - Anthony Marusco

Not much to say.  Mention our fall ball.  Playing since the second week of September.  Fall ball was improved with the number of teams from last year.  


Rookies

The Nether teams have been supportive about how our fields looked.  Struggling with a catcher for those teams.


JR. Rookies played the Rookies

That went over pretty well.


Minors

Kids looked pretty impressive.


Majors

Wanted to send a feeler out to see if there is anything that we can do to improve,


Tom has worked his rear end off!  Thanks for everything!!


Community Day Parade

Aston Valley participated in Aston Community Day

About 30 kids and parents in the parade.  Township appreciated us for being there.


Coaches Clinics

In order to improve our kids going forward we would like to put together additional coaches clinics to help our coaches as well.




OLD BUSINESS

Nominations:

President:

Anthony Marusco- accepted



Teeners

Bernie Seascock-respectfully declined again

OPEN




Majors

Mike Grady- Will Accept

RJ Diamond




Minors

Bob Weeks




Rookies

Jon Dalton



Teeball

Vicki Hittle



Facilities

Dan Campbell



Rules

Tom Wood



Secretary

Amy Grady



Treasurer

Fran Miles



Equipment

Steve Abate



Parents Auxilary

Rebecca Farrell


Player Agent

Jim Buggy








Michael Grady won the run off elections for Major Commisioner.  





 
 

 

NEW BUSINESS

Have we looked at changing the tee Ball to 4’s and rookie ball 5 and 6’s? -Tom Wood

Refresher course on the rules.