10/21/2017 MEETING MINUTES
MINUTES OF THE BOARD
EASTSIDE VFW – ST. CLOUD, MN
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2017
Meeting called to order by President Richter at 1:00 PM
Roll call showed all Directors present.
Motion Lemke, seconded Brennan, carried to approve the minutes of the previous meeting.
There were 29 dedicated baseball people in attendance.
Motion Brennan, second Nagel, carried to approve the MSHSBCA ad for $150.
DaVinci Software invoice assessment of webmaster, etc. services through 12/31/2017 is in place. Joe Kreger to review extension options and discuss at November meeting.
Motion Roufs, second Forsman, carried to allow the following players to play in the Roy Hobbs World Series in Florida in October/November. Those players include Ray Austin, Matt Cano, Brian Graupman, Tony Wischnack, Greg Bemboom, Isacc Wales, Andy Thayer, John Frein, Chris Baso, Scott Lochner, Jim Althoff, Joe Kounkel, Randy Moselle and Jack Peterson. Also included are Herb Koch, Jeremy Salden, Kyle Messner, Jake Lund, Mike Marquardt and Joe Huffman.
Motion Roufs, second Nagel, carried to allow the following players to play in the Roy Hobbs World Series in Ft. Myers 10/24 – 11/1; Scott Marquardt, Mike Jeseritz, Bill Aho, Mike Adelman, Mike Adreas, Nate Winter, David Jonas, AJ Hadley, Curt Schake, Nick Corbin, Adam Beyer, Roger Jeseritz, Jason Meyer, Reece Hemmesch and Kevin Wenner.
Motion Barryl, second Kreger, carried to allow Brook Lyter, Mike Peschel, and Jeremy Peschel, all from Moorhead Brewers to play in the Roy Hobbs World Series in Ft. Myers, FL from October 10/20-10/28.
Motion Lemke, second Brennan, carried to allow Brook Lyter, Moorhead Brewers, to play in the MSBL World Series in Arizona from October 14-21 in the 35+ division.
Mike Nagel and Mark Forsman reviewed the status of the establishing B/C criteria. It was noted that there were currently three components: Population for city and/or school district, as well as, in the 30 mile radius, roster/players with college/pro playing time, and success of team in the last 5 and/or 10 years in the MBA state tournament. It was also discussed to review a player’s age and at what point is there a cutoff. There still remains some work and development, as well as, teams inputting their information for the Board to establish meaningful criteria.
Brian Larson has resigned as Region 12 Commissioner. Mike Rippberger, Maple Plain has been appointed as Brian’s replacement.
Jarvis Anderson is resigning as Region 5 Commissioner
Larry Gallagher is resigning as Commissioner of the Riverview League in Class A
Robin Johnson has resigned as Commissioner of the Skyline League in Class A
Joe Jarvis is resigning as Commissioner of Region 1. Mike Goliembiecki, Monticello, has expressed interest in the position.
Fred Roufs wanted to reiterate the Board’s position that Jordan would continue to use only local players ie; Jordan High School graduates and Jordan residents.
Randy Heidmann wished to note the Serviceman rule and update with November handbook review.
Gary Schleper, Shakopee and Mike Sticha, New Prague discussed items of interest and field improvements on their parks and facilities with respect to the 2018 State Tournament.
Mike Barry, Dennis Brennan, and Mike Nagel audited the MBA financials and approved the Financial Report for 2017. It was deemed to be complete and accurate.
The Region/Section Commissioners met at 3 pm and discussed items of interest and concern. Paul Froncak gave their recommendations included the following: It was noted that annual roster meeting be conducted. It was decided that draftees can participate in exhibition games, but can only pitch. Reminder that Region formats must be submitted by June 6, 2018. There was a question as to whether Commissioners were bonded. Secretary Hartmann is checking on this detail.
The meeting was recessed for dinner.
Meeting was called back to order by President Richter at 5:20 pm
Roll call showed all directors present.
Section Commissioners: #3 John Breimhorst, #2 Kelly McMonagle,
Region Commissioners: #3 Jerry Walerius, #4 Brian Swanson, #7 Gerald Roepke, #8 Paul Froncak, #11 Leo Wirth, #12 Brian Larson and #15 Randy Schoenberg, Dan Thoennes #14 and #16.
Leagues: Cannon Valley Classic American, Cannon Valley Classic National, County Line, Crow River North and South, DRS, Eastern Minny East, Hi-10, North Star Central, River Valley East, Sauk Valley, Stearns County North, Victory North, Victory West.
(Credentials) Brennan, Lemke
(Nominating) Forsman, Kreger
Board members reported details on assigned committees and responsibilities.
Secretary Hartmann reviewed the details of the 2017 Financial Report. Motion by Herb Koch, second Mike Poppitz, carried to accept the financial report.
Nominating Committee: Reported the following nominees for election to the board of directors: Mike Barry, Mike Nagel and John Richter. Director Kreger called for nominations from the floor. After the required number of times and no further nominations, motion Herb Koch, second Wayne Erickson, carried, to close nominations. As the three incumbents were unopposed, motion Herb Koch, second Wayne Erickson, carried to file a white ballot and re-elect Richter, Barry and Nagel. They will serve three-year terms on the Minnesota Baseball Board.
The floor was then open for discussion. Class B & C Criteria details were handed out to attendees with Mark Forsman reviewing the components. After lengthy discussion, it was decided by both the Board and those in attendance that more work is needed before implementation. It was asked that all team managers update their criteria rosters with season ending 2017 active player information by November 15th.
President Richter introduced the winner of the 2017 Mike Downs Award – Mike Barry, Red Wing.
Being no further business, motion Herb Koch, second Mike Kieke, carried to adjourn at 8:00 pm
Meeting called to order by President Richter at 8:45 pm
Roll call showed all Directors present.
First order of business was election of officers.
Motion Barry, second Lemke, carried to file a white ballot to elect John Richter as President, to elect Fred Roufs as Vice President and to elect Dave Hartmann as Secretary/Treasurer.
Motion Roufs, seconded Brennan, carried to approve rates for the Handbook Advertisements: 1/3 page $35.00, ½ page $50.00, full page and covers $75.00 and centerfold $400 each side.
Motion Nagel, seconded Kreger, carried to set President’s salary at $1,000, Secretary/Treasurer at $4,000, office rent $3,000 and secure handbook ad’s at $1,000.
Annual meeting set for 2018 at the East Side VFW on Saturday, October 20, 2018.
Motion Forsman, second Lemke, carried to set board expenses at $40/day per diem and mileage at .50/mile.
There being no further business, motion Lemke, second Nagel, carried to adjourn. Adjournment at 9:02 pm
Submitted by Dave Hartmann, MBA Secretary/Treasurer
NEXT MEETING OF THE MBA WILL BE SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 2017 AT THE EASTSIDE VFW, ST. CLOUD AT 11:00 AM