Washington Township Parks and Recreation
SPORTS ADVISORY BOARD
Meeting of December 2, 2009
The meeting was called to order by President, Charlie Muracco, at 7:02 p.m. at the Washington
Township Municipal Building.
The Pledge of Allegiance of the Flag of the United States of America was recited.
Sports Advisory Board Members in attendance:
Charlie Muracco, President
Rich Silvesti, Vice President
Sports Board Members in attendance:
Baseball: Lauren Boyle, Dave Eggert, Anthony Grosso, John Radetich, Sam Scimeca,
Basketball: Steve Vitola
Cheerleading: Carolyn Webster
Lacrosse – Boys: Lee Robledo
Lacrosse – Girls: Jenn Reali
Soccer – John Daly
Softball: Glenn McNichol, Jim Quinn
Track and Field: Rock Siravo
Wrestling: Kim Smith
Mayor Matt Lyons
Town Council Liaison, Scott Newman
Public Works Supervisor, Adele Riiff
Code of Conduct Chairman, Kim Smith
DINNER PRIOR TO MEETING:
Adele Riiff thanked the volunteers for their hard work in implementing Megan’s Law. The
Township received an award from the Municipal Joint Insurance Fund for its work in this area.
The award provided $10 per person up to 50 people for the food. The event was catered by
MINUTES OF NOVEMBER 4, 2009 MEETING
Shawn Kraemer moved to approve the minutes of the November 4, 2009 meeting.
The motion received a second as was approved.
-The Wrestling Board recently found out that both the high school and middle school wrestling
teams will be using the CAC for practice. This shared use will open the lines of communication.
The high school has a space issue this year with 90 wrestlers in the program.
Mayor Lyons assured the WTPR Wrestling Program that the CAC is not officially for sale. It is an
ideal spot for wrestling. The building is in need of repairs including a new roof and new doors.
The Mayor suggested Buildings and Grounds be contacted for their input. Kim Smith,
Commissioner, can get the roof fixed. This donation would come through the company she
-After a break-in at the Snack area, the area is now secure and Mrs. Smith has the only key.
The issue of the program being charged for its use of the school gymnasium for its tournaments
was addressed by the Mayor. Unfortunately, the Township cannot change School
Administrative policies. Payment for a Black Seal on sight as well as Security and Police must be
paid for by the program. The program may want to look for a cheaper venue like Gloucester
County College and/or Rowan.
-One of Baseball’s travel teams will be going to Myrtle Beach to play in a tournament. The total
cost is around $9,000.00. The Board asked for approval of a fundraiser Spaghetti Dinner to raise
funds for this team’s travel expenses. The money will go into a sub-account under the Booster
Shawn Kraemer moved to approve the Spaghetti Dinner fundraiser to support
the Baseball Travel team going to a tournament in Myrtle Beach. The motion
received a second and was approved.
-Parks and Recreation has yet to receive any registration forms for any of the players that tried
out and made the travel team. The Baseball board stated there were no new players.
-Any fundraiser for an individual team must get approval from the Baseball board and then the
-The Board asked for approval of a major fundraiser for this year. The Board would like to
purchase a 17 game plan for the upcoming Phillies season and raffle it off. The SAB advised the
Baseball Board that they must secure a raffle license through the state to hold this raffle.
-The necessary changes were made to the Baseball bylaws.
Rich Silvesti moved to approve the 2010 Baseball Bylaws as corrected. The
motion received a second and was approved.
-All coaches that have yet to receive approval for Megan’s Law are not to be on the court unless
accompanied by a certified member. All coaches must be Megan Law certified by the start of
-Travel teams use board certified referees. Intramural teams use local referees.
-The end of year banquet will be held on January 16th - $22.00 for adults; $15.00 for children;
cheerleaders and coaches are free.
-2010 bylaws will be presented at the January meeting.
- Two (2) mats are still missing. The mats will cost $800.00 each to replace and the money will
be taken from the Trust Fund.
-Yearend financial report will be submitted after the banquet.
-Open positions on the board are co-commissioners, equipment and transportation
-Coaches’ list will be available soon.
FOOTBALL: No one from this board was present.
LACROSSE – BOYS:
-Registration for both the boys and girls programs will be held on December 10, 12 and 15 at the
high school. The sign-ups were moved to December to accommodate the Lacrosse League’s
need for team information.
-Season starts March 1 – practices; March 25 – games
-The program will have two (2) new fields at Johnson Road.
- Board member and volunteer lists will be provided in January.
LACROSSE – GIRLS:
First reading of bylaws:
Article VI. 7. Board members not specifically titled – one year term
Specify if voting or non-voting position.
Article XIII – change himself to herself; his to her
-Clinic and Intramural ended season before Thanksgiving. Travel teams’ last weekend was
-Beef and Beer fundraiser to be held on January 6, 2010. Tickets will sell for $30.00 each.
Proceeds from this fundraiser will be used to replenish the account that money was taken from
to pay for power seeding the County House fields.
Lisa Collins moved to approve the Soccer Board’s Beef and Beer fundraiser to
be held on January 6th with tickets selling for $30 each. The proceeds will replenish
the account used to pay for power seeding the County House fields. The motion
received a second and was approved.
-Soccer requests approval to hold its Seventh Annual Easter Tournament on April 3, 2010. 120
teams with 1500 kids expected to participate. The date is good with Softball.
Lisa Collins moved to approve the Soccer Board’s Seventh Annual Easter
Tournament on April 3, 2010. The motion received a second and was approved.
-Registration for the 2010 season will run December 15, 2009 through January 15, 2010.
-Financial report will be ready after December 31, 2009.
-It was suggested that Softball be moved to February.
TRACK AND FIELD
-Registration for Track and Field will take place in January. Flyer will be reviewed and sent to the
-The program would like to sell Spirit Wear.
Shawn Kraemer moved to approve the Track and Field Board’s selling of
Spirit Wear. The motion received a second and was approved.
-The net the program purchased for the high school to keep baseballs from coming over to the
track area has yet to be installed.
NEW BUSINESS: None
CLOSED SESSION: Baseball
Meeting adjourned 8:00 p.m.
Mary Schneider, SAB