November 2010 | East Bay Lacrosse
East Bay Bristol County Lacrosse Association is a developmental lacrosse program for boys and girls in the East Bay area of Rhode Island and Massachusetts. We serve: Barrington, Bristol, Warren, Swansea, Somerset and Rehoboth.

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 East Bay Bristol County Lacrosse Association
Meeting Minutes
November 22, 2010
Barrington Public Library, Barrington RI

In attendance: Matt Hayes, Dee Walton, Michael Payton, Peter Ramsdon, Ted Broomhead, Michael Curry, Molly Lacerte
The meeting was called to order at 6:45 pm

Board Orientation – Matt Hayes

Meeting Scheduling – The Executive Board will meet on the second Monday of every month.  Dates are: 12/13/10, 1/10/11, 2/10/11, 3/14/11, 4/11/11, 5/16/11, 6/13/11

Approval of Last Meeting Minutes

There were no minutes submitted from the last Executive Board Meeting
Treasurer’s Report – Peter Ramsdon

  • Overall registration in 2010 was up about 10% over 2009 registration.
  • Fixed expenses remain essentially flat
  • There are still some outstanding checks that need to clear
  • 2010 will generate approximately an $11,000 operating surplus

2010 Budget Summary as of 11/22/10
Registration Revenue:                         $64,935.00
Late Fee Revenue:                               $3,575.00
Competitive Program Revenue:            $5,700.00
Tournament Fees:                                $8767.00
Clinics/Fall Ball:                                    $3,750
Expenses                                             $61,793
Net Income                                          $15,659
Michael Curry made a motion to approve the November financial report.  The motion was seconded by Michael Payton and passed by a unanimous vote.
The 2011 budget was presented and is slated for submission for approval at the Decembermeeting.
2011 Boys Program Format – Michael Curry
After discussions, Michael Curry made a motion to pursue a hybrid schedule for the Boys’ Competitive program 5/6 and 7/8 playing both RIYLL teams and as many as six out of league games and tournament play in CT and MA.
The motion was seconded by Ted Broomhead and passed by a unanimous vote.
New Business
Dee Walton commented on the lack of participation in the Executive Board Elections this year by the Head Coaches.  Peter Ramsdon observed that the Head Coaches may not be aware that they are entitled to a vote and suggested that the Executive Board work to improve communication with the Head Coaches on that subject.  The discussion was tabled for a future meeting.
Michael Payton initiated a discussion on sponsorship opportunities to generate more income for the league and suggested that the topic be added to the 12/13 meeting agenda to coincide with corporate budget planning for 2011.
A committee including Ted Broomhead, Molly Lacerte and Michael Payton was appointed to draft EBBCLA’s philosophy on competitive play with a focus on fair playing time, sportsmanship and enjoyable experiences for everyone. The committee is expected to have a final draft for approval in January and a first draft at the December meeting.
Michael Payton made a motion to adjourn the meeting.  The motion was seconded by Michael Curry and after a unanimous vote, the meeting was adjourned at 9:00pm.
Respectfully submitted,
Molly Lacerte
EBBCLA Secretary