02/18/2017,02/19/2017 Board Minutes

MEETING MINUTES 02/18/2017

EASTSIDE VFW - ST. CLOUD, MN

TIME – 11:00 AM 

MEETING CALL TO ORDER BY PRESIDENT RICHTER

THERE WERE 14 DEDICATED BASEBALL ENTHUSIASTS PRESENT 

ROLL CALL SHOWED ALL MEMBER PRESENT 

MOTION BRENNAN, SECOND KREGER, CARRIED TO ACCEPT MINUTES FROM JANUARY MEETING 

TIM ALEXANDER, GREEN ISLE, RICH SCHIG, HAMBURG AND CHARLIE STORMS, NORWOOD SPOKE ON BEHALF OF EACH SITE AND GAVE AN UPDATE FOR THE 2017 TOURNAMENT 

TOM MARQUARDT – KIMBALL EXPRESS WAS PRESENT AND DISCUSSED THE CENTRAL VALLEY RULE RESTRICTION REGARDING HAVING A PLAYER (GRANDSON) BEING ALLOWED TO HAVE NO RESTRICTIONS.  THE BOARD RECOMMENDED THAT HE GO BACK AND ADDRESS THE SITUATION WITH THE LEAGUE. 

MOTION NAGEL, SECOND FORSMAN, CARRIED TO APPROVE THE FOLLOWING TOURNAMENT SANCTIONS FOR THE 2017 SEASON:

-MORRIS EAGLES “MIKE JOHNSON MEMORIAL TOURNAMENT” 6/2-6/4

-FARMING FLAMES 2ND ANNUAL BASEBALL TOURNAMENT JUNE 23-25

-ROSEN EXPRESS FOR THE BUSCH LIGHT INVITATIONAL 6/23-6/25. ALL TEAMS   ELIGIBLE TO PLAY CASTLEWOOD, SD

-ELKO FOR THEIR TOURNAMENT 6/2-6/4

-JORDAN/SHAKOPEE FOR THE  “COORS LIGHT CLASSIC”  7/7-7/9 

MOTION KREGER, SECOND LEMKE, CARRIED TO ALLOW THE FOLLOWING TEAMS TO PLAY NON-MBA TEAMS FOR THE 2017 SEASON:

-CHAMPLIN LOGATORS TO PLAY RIVER FALLS, WI ON 6/18

-ISANTI REDBIRDS TO PLAY OSCEOLA, WI 5/20

-FARIBAULT LAKERS TO PLAY RIVER FALLS, WI 6/9

-FOREST LAKE BREWERS TO PLAY OSCEOLA BRAVES 5/17, RIVER FALLS 6/10 AND ST. CROIX HISTORICAL SOCIETY 7/1

-COKATO KERNELS TO PLAY 2 GAMES IN TEXAS ON 4/22 AND 4/23

-EAST BETHEL TO PLAY NEW RICHMOND, WI ON 6/28

-FIRST NITE AND GOPHER LEAGUES TO PLAY SIOUX FALLS TEAMS AND THE WELCOME OUTLAWS (OVER 35) IN EXHIBITION GAMES

-HADLEY TO PLAY LARCHWOOD, IA 

IT IS DULY NOTED THAT NICK BRUNING AND TAYLOR RIGNELL, HADLEY BUTTERMAKERS, TO PLAY IN SOUTH DAKOTA AND HADLEY IN 2017. 

IT IS DULY NOTED THAT PAUL MESSNER, HADLEY BUTTERMAKERS, TO PLAY FOR THE SDSU CLUB TEAM AND HADLEY IN 2017 

MOTION BRENNAN, SECOND NAGEL, CARRIED TO ALLOW THE NORTHSTAR LEAGUE TO HAVE A 15 MILE RADIUS FOR THE 2017 SEASON 

THE BOARD REVIEWED THE CLASS B SECTIONS AND IT WAS DETERMINED THAT THE 4 SECTIONS WILL REMAIN AS DISCUSSED AT THE NOVEMBER, 2016 MEETING. 

MARK FORSMAN, MIKE NAGEL AND BRIAN DOLAN GAVE AN UPDATE ON THE CRITERIA PROJECT.  IT WAS DETERMINED THAT APPROXIMATELY 60+ MBA TEAMS HAVE NOT INPUT THEIR ROSTER AND WILL BE REQUIRED TO DO SO BY MARCH 1ST.  THERE WAS SOME DISCUSSION FROM THE FLOOR.  THE BOARD HOPES TO HAVE MORE SPECIFIC DATA BY THE APRIL MEETING FOR REVIEW AND DISCUSSION. 

OLD BUSINESS

INFORMATION WAS REVIEWED RELATIVE TO THE MBA LOAN FUND WITH UPDATING OF OUR CONSTITUTION.  MOTION NAGEL, SECOND LEMKE, CARRIED TO APPROVE

MOTION ROUFS, SECOND KREGER, CARRIED TO APPROVE THE NEW LOAN FUND FORMS AND FORMAT FOR FUTURE USE. 

NEW BUSINESS

JOE KREGER GAVE AN OVERVIEW OF BUSINESS IMPACT GROUP’S (BIG) PROPOSAL TO BECOME A CORPORATE SPONSOR OF THE MBA.  THEY PROPOSED TO AWARD NEW UNIFORMS TO CLASS B AND C CHAMPIONS FOR THE 2017, 2018 AND 2019 STATE TOURNAMENTS.  THEIR DESIRE IS TO SOLICIT MBA TEAMS FOR THE PROSPECT OF POSSIBLY DOING BUSINESS WITH THEM IN THE FUTURE AND WANTING AN ENDORSEMENT FROM THE MBA. 

WITH NO FURTHER BUSINESS MOTION BRENNAN, SECOND NAGEL, CARRIED TO ADJOURN AT 2:12 PM.


MEETING MINUTES

EASTSIDE VFW - ST. CLOUD, MN

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 2017  

MEETING CALLED TO ORDER BY PRESIDENT RICHTER AT 1:00 PM 

ROLL CALL SHOWED ALL DIRECTORS PRESENT 

THERE WERE 26 LEAGUE OFFICERS AND OTHERS IN ATTENDANCE 

RULE BOOKS AND SUPPLIES WERE DISTRIBUTED TO LEAGUES/LEAGUE OFFICERS.  SECRETARY HARTMANN THEN REVIEWED THE DETAILS OF THE PROCESS FOR LEAGUES AND INDIVIDUAL TEAMS.  ONLINE REGISTRATION WILL BE THE SAME AS THE PAST THREE YEARS.  WE WILL BE ASKING THAT ALL TEAMS ALSO FILL OUT THE 5 X7 CARDS FOR ALL LEAGUES AND SUBMIT THEM WITH THE DUES.ALL TEAMS WILL AGAIN BE REQUIRED TO INPUT THEIR ROSTERS FOR 2017 BY FILLING IN ALL PLAYER DATA, AS WELL AS, EACH RESPECTIVE SCHEDULE. 

MARK FORSMAN REVIEWED THE DETAILS OF THE RULE CHANGES FOR THE 2017 SEASON.  MOTION KREGER, SECONDED BARRY, CARRIED TO ACCEPT THE 2017 MBA RULE CHANGES 

MARK FORSMAN, MIKE NAGEL AND BRIAN DOLAN PRESENTED AN UPDATE REGARDING ESTABLISHING CRITERIA FOR CLASS B AND CLASS C TEAMS.  THERE WAS A LENGTHY DISCUSSION AND QUESTIONS REGARDING THE INFORMATION PRESENTED.  IT WAS NOTED THAT THERE ARE APPROXIMATELY 60+ CLASS B AND C TEAMS THAT HAVE NOT INPUT THEIR RESPECTIVE ROSTER INFORMATION.  THIS IS A MANDATORY COMPONENT AND TEAMS WILL BE REQUIRED TO HAVE THIS INFORMATION SUBMITTED BY MARCH 1, 2017.   THE BOARD WILL BE REVIEWING ALL DATA AT THE APRIL MEETING. 

WITH NO FURTHER BUSINESS MOTION LEMKE, SECONDED NAGEL, CARRIED TO ADJOURN AT 1:55 PM, 

LEAGUE REGISTRATION AND DUES ARE DUE BY APRIL 1ST.  MAKE SURE THAT YOU COMPLETE ALL THE INFORMATION ONLINE.  ALSO HAVE TEAMS SIGN THEIR ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF THE CONTSTITUTION AND BY-LAWS FORMS. 

NEXT MEETING OF THE MBA WILL TAKE PLACE ON SATURDAY, APRIL 15, 2017 AT THE EAST SIDE VFW IN ST. CLOUD AT 10:00 AM.  WE WILL BREAK FOR LUNCH AT 11:00 AM.  ALL COMMISSIONERS ARE INVITED. 

WE WILL CONTINUE OUR MEETING AFTER LUNCH TO SET UP REGIONS.  MATERIALS WILL BE HANDED OUT FOR EACH REGION AND SECTION.  WE URGE ALL COMMISSIONERS TO ATTEND.  IF YOU CANNOT MAKE THE MEETING, PLEASE SEND SOMEONE IN YOUR PLACE. 

THE MBA BOARD OF DIRECTORS WILL HAVE A WORKSHOP ON FRIDAY, APRIL 14TH AT 7:00 PM AT THE KELLY INN IN ST. CLOUD.

 

RESPECTFULLY SUBMITTED BY

DAVE HARTMANN, MBA SECRETARY/TREASURER