January 2011 | 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

January 17, 2011


7pm, Peter Ramsden’s Residence, Barrington


In attendance: Matt Hayes, Dee Walton, Peter Ramsden, Michael Curry, Molly Lacerte, Michael Payton

Absent: John Gaffney, Ted Broomhead

The meeting was called to order at 7:15 pm

Approval of Last Meeting Minutes

Michael Curry made a motion to approve the December 13th meeting minutes.  The motion was seconded by Peter Ramsden and passed by a unanimous vote.

Treasurer’s Report – Peter Ramsden

·       Peter and John Gaffney have met to hand over the accounting materials

·       John’s company donated a laptop to EBBCLA for accounting

·       The 2011 budget has been adjusted per last meeting’s motion

·       Year end financials are complete

·       1099’s will be issued shortly for paid employees

Old Business

Competitive Program budget discussion

·       Boys’ competitive coaches are not paid

·       Level I certified competitive coaches will be reimbursed for their child’s registration in lieu of being paid

Competitive Program discussion

·       Some discussion about players participating in pre-season activities prior to registering for the upcoming season

·       US Lacrosse memberships are valid until 3/31/11 so insurance is not a major concern

·       Going forward, players will be required to check in prior to participating in pre-season practices to verify valid US Lacrosse membership

·       There was some discussion about requiring players to register for the upcoming season prior to participating in pre-season activities next year.


·       Michael Payton reported progress on the development of a sponsorship package

·       There was some discussion about the benefits the league could offer potential sponsors

·       There was some discussion about potential sponsor

Competitive Program Philosophy

·       The sub-committee (Michael Payton, Ted Broomhead, Molly Lacerte) submitted a draft mission statement for consideration

·       There was some discussion about the lack of an overall mission statement for EBBCLA

·       A draft of an overall mission statement will be submitted by Matt Hayes to the rest of the board for consideration

·       Upon approval of an overall Mission Statement, the competitive and perhaps recreational program statements will be further refined


New Business

The Middle School Boys’ Lacrosse program

·       A discussion on ways that EBBCLA can support this new program

·       EBBCLA will support the new Middle School Boys’ Program as much as possible


Molly Lacerte made a motion to adjourn the meeting.  The motion was seconded by Michael Payton and after a unanimous vote, the meeting was adjourned at 8:50pm.

The next meeting is scheduled for 2/10/11 at the Barrington Public Library, 7pm.

Respectfully submitted,

Molly Lacerte

EBBCLA Secretary