MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS
YAKIMA YOUTH BASEBALL – Jan. 8, 2007
Call to Order & Minutes: The meeting was called to order at 7:05 p.m. Minutes from the previous
meeting were distributed and approved.
Treasurer’s Report: Dave Ross presented the Treasurer’s Report. Checking account balance is
$2,506.76. At the current rate of spending, we need to come up with some additional fundraising options
and/or cut expenses. Travel is the biggest area that can be trimmed. Transportation was a large part of
that. There was discussion about whether or not to purchase a vehicle. No decision at this point. Doug
Palachuk presented information on the City of Yakima Van Pool program, with the possibility of renting
vans from them for the season. He will bring more info to the next meeting.
Facilities: The light at Parker Field will be fixed by spring.
Coaches Committee: The Coaches Selection Committee met one time. Pete Orgill, Mel Moore and
Dick Johnson met with the coaches to talk over the current coaching situation. It was decided that 3
representatives from the coaches (Kevin Taylor, Shawn Thompson, and Ryan Johnson) would meet with
Ken Weaver, Dave Edler, Max Vincent and Mike Trammell (Pepsi) to discuss the Coaches’ Directive and
decide whether or not they were interested in returning for the 2007 season. It was decided that if any of
the coaches is interested in the head coach position, we would encourage them to apply.
Ways & Means: The basketball tournament is coming up Feb. 21 – 24 and Feb. 28 – Mar. 3.
Player fees for upcoming season need to be set.
Pete Orgill will head a committee to organize a summer golf tournament, possibly in July 2007. This
fundraiser would include a banquet and/or auction, and would replace the Murder Mystery Dinner.
Reedy Berg, Bob DiPietro, Ken Weaver, Ross Shultz and Kathy Carrillo will serve on this committee as
Doug Palachuk reported that the 13 – 15 year old program is moving ahead. One idea they are looking at
is running the program under the Parker Youth Foundation. They will keep us informed.
Ken suggested that we review the current list of active Board members to determine who can and can’t
vote at meetings. He also suggested that we enforce the membership rules as written as far as meeting
Ken will meet with Ray Jones in Wenatchee on Jan. 22 to discuss the format of the WA State Tournament
and its’ location,.
New Business: none
Adjournment: There being no further business to come before the Board, the meeting was adjourned at
8:25 p.m. A special Board meeting will be held on Jan. 16, 2007, starting at 7:00 p.m. at the meeting
room at Jack-son’s Sports Bar to discuss the results of the meeting with the coaches.