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PPL Board Meeting Minutes

Date: 2.12.2020    Time: 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

In Attendance

Sonny | Adrianna | Lenny | Jim | Liz | Marilyn E. | Jason | Marilyn M. | Brian | Frank

Not in Attendance

Coach Cap | Todd | Rita

General Public Meeting

  • There were four (4) general members who attended the meeting.

-- Lisa Ardire-Juliano
-- Jason Juliano
-- 
Joseph Kim
-- 
Welfre Corado Duarte

-->  Lisa & Jason discussed Senior League and # of players committed to play this season.  David Perez and Nico Gonzalez are       not playing this year.  Lisa will reach out to Juniors and Seniors to make sure everyone registers.
-->  Joseph Kim wanted to know the evaluation process.  His son David ‘Euntak’ Kim is up from Coach Pitch and is eligible to be            evaluated for the majors.  Concern is going from Coach Pitch to Majors is a big jump.
-->  
Wilfre Corado Duarte, his son is a first time player.  He is in Tee Ball. 

  • Few Softball concerns came up and was answered.  Here are the questions….

(1)  So it’s been said that Ridgefield is joining is there truth to this as there has been concern that two many girls are already        signed up so why would we entertain another town which would only increase headcount?  Answer : PPL is not        combining with Ridgefield for the softball program.  The decision was made at the January Board Meeting.

(2)
It’s been said that registration is closing early due to high enrollment is this true? Answer : Online registration will close on       February 19th  In Person registration will continue to stay open and anyone wants to register, they can.

(3)  Also how is it going to work if there are so many girls? Two teams?  Answer : Currently, the girls who have registered are       eligible to be in either the Minor League or Major League.

(4)  If so how will those be decided upon?  Answer : We will have evaluation for the girls on February 23rd between 4:30 pm       – 6:00 pm at the Palisades Park High School.  After that we will decide who will be on the Minors and who will be on the       Majors.

(5)  Has there been a coach or coaches already identified?  Answer:  Yes, Minor league is being coached by Romulo and       Major league is being managed by Dave Ignacio.

(6)  What volunteer positions are open for those parents wishing to help for softball?  Answer:  Each team will have Manager        and 3 assistant coaches.  There are assistant coaches positions available.  Volunteers needed for practice, scoreboard,        setup field before the game, announcing the game.

(7)  One last question there was a tryout at the leonia rec a week back and there is rumor it was for a PPl major team? Is this        true???  Answer: That is False.  PPL Softball evaluation is on February 23rd from 4:30 pm to 6 pm.  You will receive an                           email soon about softball evaluation and a time slot provided to attend.

General Board Meeting

  • Registration Update – Baseball (All these numbers are updated as of 2.11.2020)

1.  Online Registration is currently open until Wednesday, February 19th. We have over 100 online registration.
2.  Registration numbers: 4 - 5 years old (8 registered), 6 – 7 – 8 years old (33 registered), 9 – 10 – 11 – 12 years old (71      registered), 13 – 14 years old (12 Registered), 15 – 16 years old (3 registered)

  • Registration Update – Softball

1.  Registration numbers: 8 years old (2 registered), 9 – 10 – 11 – 12 years old (22 registered), 13 – 14 years old (1      registered).

  • Ridgefield Update

1.  Registration numbers: 9 – 10 – 11 – 12 years old (27 registered), 13 – 14 years year (12 registered, 15 – 16 years old (4      registered).
2.  Waiting on Lenny Mecca to provide me with the file for all the registered players.

  •  Softball Update

1.  Total of 25 girls have registered.  We are looking at 2 teams, Minors (1) and Majors (1). 
2.  Marilyn would like to close registration as she feels we have enough girls.  Registration will stay open until February      19th, If anyone want to register, we will not turn them away.
3.  
Some girls will be put on a dual roster.
4.  
Board advised Marilyn that pitchers need to be developed throughout the season.

Sponsorship Update

  • Received Sponsorship checks from Donna’s Pizza, Santaite Electric, Wendy’s and Tenafly Pediatrics.
  • Jim took the H-Mart plaque to hand to them to assure them that they had a team in the league.
  •  Need to deliver plaques to the sponsors.

 Equipment Update

  • Marilyn provided  separate quotes for jerseys from 3 different vendors.  5Kount.com, Tee Shirt Design Plus, Bauer.
  • She will be ordering all the things needed start the season.  Dugout tarps, Field tarps, Scorebooks, Pitch Counter, Lineup Cards, First Aid Kit, Ice Packs.

Umpire

  • Brian, Lenny, Adrianna, Liz and I sat with Alex M. to discuss umpire fees.  Brian continues to negotiate umpire fees.
  • There is a shortage of umpires.  Alex would like to train interested high school kids to become an umpire for minor league games. 

Conclusion

  • Player Evaluation Dates: Majors February 23rd and Minors March 1st from 12 pm – 6 pm at PPHS Gym.
  • Softball Evaluation Date: February 23rd and Juniors Evaluation Date: March 1st,
  • Todd and Lenny met with Leonia Recreation about the availability of Sylvan field.  Sylvan will be available for the Juniors to practice on Monday – Friday from 6 pm – 7:30 pm.  Games can be played Saturdays starting at 1:00 pm.

Opening Day will be April 18th and Games will start April 14th (before opening day).

Next General & Board Meeting

  • March 11th 2020 from 7 pm – 8:30 pm @ Palisades Park Boro Hall.

Meeting Adjourned @ 9:15 pm.

January Minutes

PPL Board Meeting Minutes

Date: 1.8.2020              Time: 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

In Attendance

Sonny | Adrianna | Lenny | Jim | Liz | Marilyn E. | Jason | Rita | Coach Cap | Frank

Not in Attendance

Marilyn M. | Todd | Brian

General Public Meeting

  • There was no General Public there to have a meeting.


General Board Meeting

  • Registration Update – Baseball (All these numbers are until 12.31.2019)

1.  Online Registration is better than what it was last year.  We have over 100 online registration.
2.  Registration numbers: 4 - 5 year old (4 Registered), 6 – 7 - 8 year old (24 Registered), 9 – 10 – 11 – 12 year old (45 Registered), 13 – 14 year old (8 Registered), 15 – 16 year old (3 Registered)

  • Registration Update – Softball

1.     Registration numbers: 6 – 7 year old (2 Registered), 9 – 10 – 11 – 12 year old (20 registered).

  • Softball coaches have decided not to combine with Ridgefield this year as we have players to have 2 good teams.

Ridgefield Upate

Lenny Mecca (President – Ridgefield)

  • Ridgefield is on board with Minors/Majors to combine with PPL.
  • They have also will be combining Juniors and Seniors with PPL (7 to 8 players).

 Safety Update

  • Jason will be getting in touch with all that have to get fingerprinted.  Board members who needed to get their finger printed received the form from PP Police Dept.

Sponsorship Update

  • Received Sponsorship checks from PBS, Movers201, Walsh Chimney, Kudos Society, Shop Rite, Robek, Lynch Outdoors.
  • Marilyn E. will have a new sponsor and have reached to other businesses for sponsorship.
  • Need to deliver plaques to the sponsors.

 Finance Update

  • Lenny provided a balance sheet comparison between 2018 and 2019 and a P & L comparison between 2018 and 2019.
  • We need to file taxes by February 15th.
  • Provided Lenny Registration and Sponsorship check to deposit.

Conclusion

  • Player evaluation dates are February 23rd and March 1st from 12 pm - 6 pm at Palisades Park High School.
  •  Palisades Park, Leonia, Ridgefield have same spring break. 4/6 – 4/10.
  •  Opening Day will be April 18th and Games will start April 14th (before opening day).

Next General & Board Meeting

  • February 12th, 2020 from 7 pm – 8:30 pm @ Elk’s Lodge.

Meeting Adjourned @ 8:30 pm.

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December Minutes

PPL Board Meeting Minutes

Date: 12.11.2019                     Time: 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

In Attendance

Sonny | Adrianna | Todd | Jim | Marilyn M. | Liz | Marilyn E. | Jason | Brian

Not in Attendance

Rita | Lenny | Frank | Coach Cap


General Public Meeting

Guest / Public Speaker: Jeff Ware, District 6 Administrator.

  • There was no General Public there to have a meeting.

 General Board Meeting

  • Softball
  1. We decided we will have parents decide where they want to play (PPL or Leonia Rec).
  2. PPL girls can practice with Ridgefield at their clinics.
  3. Waiver form must be completed if players don’t fall under PPL Boundaries.
  4. Will continue to push girls to sign up for PPL.
  5. Per Marilyn E. expecting softball registration on Saturday during the In Person registration at Leonia Library.
  6. Email Lenny Mecca (Ridgefield) to get an update on my last email to him (jr/sr players) and softball meet and greet.

By Laws

Minor changes to be made and will be uploaded on to our website soon. 

  • Voting process will be added to the By Laws.
  • Incident form to be created and completed by all parties during the season for any kind of accidents/incidents/complains.


Sponsorship Update

  • Received Sponsorship checks from PBS, Movers201, Walsh Chimney, Kudos Society.
  • Wendy’s have committed again for 2020.
  • Marilyn E. will have a new sponsor and so will Marilyn M.
  • Bergen Day School will sponsor team & Sign.
  • Sonny will reach out to Modell’s for sponsorship for 2020.
 

Registration Update

  • About 15 players have registered (Softball and Baseball).
  • Board members to register their kids before the December 31st Early Bird Deadline.
    Coaches to reach out their respective and advise the parents to register before the deadline.
  • Few families have reservations about registering their kids for PPL due the incidents that occurred last year with coaches.

Conclusion

  • Palisades Park, Leonia, Ridgefield have same spring break. 4/6 – 4/10.
  • Opening Day will be April 18th.  Games will start April 14th (before opening day).
  • DRAFT DAY: Monday, March 2nd for Majors and Friday, March 6th for Minors. 

Next General & Board Meeting

  • January 8th, 2020 from 7 pm – 8:30 pm @ Palisades Park Boro Hall.


Meeting Adjourned @ 8:30 pm.

November Minutes

PPL Board Meeting Minutes

Date: 11.13.2019                        Time: 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

In Attendance

Sonny | Adrianna | Todd | Frank | Marilyn M. | Liz | Marilyn E. | Jason | Brian

Not in Attendance

Rita | Lenny | Jim | Coach Cap


PPL / Ridgefield Combination Discussion

Guest / Public Speaker: Jeff Ware, District 6 Administrator.

  • Palisades Park and Ridgefield is not a merger – It is considered temporary.
  • Ridgefield does not have enough players, so they are requesting to combine with PPL.  It would be for minor & major baseball teams.  Softball is still an ongoing discussion.
  • Can Junior & Senior baseball players from Ridgefield should playing with PPL?  Sonny will speak to Lenny from Ridgefield about this being a possibility.  Ridgefield is open to a dialogue.
  • Discussed Registration payment: Ridgefield would charge their regular fee.  At the Ridgefield Board Meeting on 11/12, they agreed to giving us the percentage of our costs in direct correlation with the percentage their players make-up our league.
  • Need to clarify league policy on players playing up and down (especially for all-star district games) – This will be clarified once registration is complete and we know how many players there are for each age group.
  • League rules needed to be reviewed and edited.
  • Ridgefield players will be evaluated and enter the draft.
  • Ridgefield volunteers will be eligible to coach.
  • Ridgefield is offering PPL indoor practice space before the spring clinics and the evaluations.

General Board Meeting

  • Registration Dates:

1.  Wednesday, December 4th  (6:30 pm – 8:00 pm) at Palisades Park Boro Hall.
2.  Saturday, December 7th (10:00 am – 12:00 pm) at Palisades Park Boro Hall.
3.  
Tuesday, December 14th (6:30 pm – 8:00 pm) at Leonia Library. 
4.  
Saturday, December 17th (10:00 am – 12:00 pm) at Leonia Library.

Evaluation Dates

Sunday, February 23rd and Sunday, March 1st from 12:00 pm to 6:00 pm at Palisades Park High School.

  • We may need another date at Ridgefield.
  • $25 Refundable Volunteer Fee per family after accruing 40 credits (will be refunded at end of the season upon completion).


Sponsorship Update

  • Lynch Outdoor Services (landscape company) will sponsor a team and sign.
  • Movers 201 will sponsor team and sign.
  • Pan American Pharmacy (Fernando Estremes) will sponsor team and sign.
  • Bergen Day School will sponsor team & Sign.
 

By Laws – NO VOTE MADE – Still need further editing and will be voted on December Board Meeting.

Palisades Park, Leonia, Ridgefield have same spring break. 4/6 – 4/10.


Opening Day will be April 18th .  Games will start April 14th (before opening day).

DRAFT DAY: Monday, March 2nd for Majors and Friday, March 6th for Minors.  Spoke about possible redrafting all players – Minor league will be redrafted – Major league, we will see how registration goes.


Todd will order baseballs for the season.

  • 30 dozen baseballs (for minors, majors, juniors and seniors)
  • 4 dozen safety baseballs (coach pitch)
  • 1 dozen T-Balls
  • 1 dozen 11-inch Softballs
  • 1 dozen 12-inch Softballs

Snack Bar Roof fixed by Todd.

Meeting Adjourned @ 8:30 pm.

Contact

Palisades Park Leonia Little League
PO Box 40 
Palisades Park, New Jersey 07650

Email: [email protected]

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