January Board Minutes


Board Members Present:  

    Zach Roop

    Mike Johnson

    Dave Smith

    Brandon Anderson

    Autumn Nguyen

    Kelly Brabec

    Brian VanDuyn

    Sarah Howard



  • Calendar Entries
  • Being able to have access to a calendar so anyone knows when a tournament/event is
  • Dave wants it to look like a wall calendar something holistic that gives a monthly view of what’s going on.
  • Opening Day     
  • May 4
  • Bounce house
  • Face painting
  • Balloon guy
  • Dunk tank (volunteers needed)
  • Paddyshack or Culver’s
  • Coney Express (talk to Tim about a discount)
  • Kona ice
  • Mendias Food Truck (574) 322-9681
  • Vending machine?
  • Cubs Game     
  • Mike set up
  • $3 off each ticket sold (fundraiser for the park)
  • Sponsor Giveback
  • Culvers Free Scoop Coupons
  • Sponsor mingle under the pavilion

Pricing for Season

  • 4U
  • Keeping the same price
  • Other Rec Levels
  • Increase by $10
  • Softball Travel Teams
  • 12U and high school to play for $25 for rec ball

Equipment Update

  • Baseball
  • Catchers gear is sorted in the next month get up there and have it done before next board meeting
  • Softball
  • Want to get order out asap
  • Park Equipment (maintenance, concessions, etc)
  • Gator that we can part ways with, $2500 min

Dicks Days     

  • Volunteers to sit

UIC Update

  • Mike Hoy

Indoor Clinics

  • Baseball
  • Registration Update
  • Bournay has taken care of this
  • 21 signed up for baseball
  • Coaching Staff
  • Pricing
  • Softball
  • Registration Update
  • 16 softball
  • Coaching Staff
  • Pricing
  • Pitchers clinic

Park Projects

  • Current Project Update
  • Future Projects

Safe Sports:

  • Training that we would require of all coaches and asst coaches
  • US Center for Safe Sports
  • 90 minute training $20/person
  • Bulk Purchase
  • Admin access- US Center for Safe Sports would track if we purchase 200 or more or as a one time $200 ad on.
  • Background Checks- National center for safety initiative $23pp + $100 set up fee.
  • Verify ID
  • Arrest Records
  • Sex Offender Databases
  • Harris gives coach a link and CSI gives us access to data
  • 160 coaches last year $7200
  • Kelly Brabec will take charge, have access to database and make sure everyone is trained.
  • Coaches don’t have access with players until they have their background checks and training completed.

Additional Sponsors: Airforce & Arm Recruiting: Office on Edison staffed.

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