Cerritos High School Baseball Booster Club Meeting Minutes 3/12/08 I. Boosters in attendance: T. Crammer, M. Crammer, O.Kidd, W. Cornell, W. Kamiyama and Coach Stecher II. Fund Raisers: a. 3/17/08- Rubio’s Cerritos Town Center No changes from last meeting Coach Stecher to place ad on school marquee and give flyers to players day of event to distribute around school. b. 3/29/08- Carwash Everything is set. Tickets were distributed to all the players. Pre- sales are crucial. Each player is to sell 20 tickets at $5. Approximately 48 players potential fundraising amount $4,800. Coach Stecher is keeping track of tickets with a sign out roster. Mr. Crammer will organize day of event will need a few parents for supervision (still waiting :) . Players will be at school from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Barrier tape, sponges, soap, buckets and hoses are taken care of. Reminder each player should bring a couple of old towels for drying. c. 4/15/08-Frantones This fundraiser will be a fundraiser / spirit builder for the team and their families. Come out and join everyone and meet the DC Baseball family! d. 5/15/08-Angels vs Chicago White Sox Coach Stecher will be getting tickets for this game. Tickets will be sold to team at a reduced price and sold at normal price. Proceeds will go to baseball program. (Tickets arrived after meeting and should be going out within the next week) e. Wearables: Home games Still looking for volunteers to help Mr. Yamada to sell snacks and wearables at Home games. See minutes (2-27-08). Can sell wearables at Freshman and JV games but need a responsible adult(s) to be in charge. f. Community Businesses: Coach Stecher asked for volunteers to help him contact last years sponsors. Mr. Kamiyama and Mr. Crammer volunteered to help out. Also Mr. Kidd will be contacting the Moskowitz foundation to try and get there support again and possibly sponsoring the scoreboard. III. Photographers: Volunteers have been providing Mr. Yamada with pictures for the Dons of Cerritos Baseball web site. Thanks to all involved especially Mr. Yamada for taking the time to do this. The photos are great. Also thanks to Mr. Faria for stepping up to be the Freshman Photographer! Remember to go to our website www.donsofcerritosbaseball.com IV. Alumni Game This has been scheduled for April 12, 2008. Will discuss more at next meeting. V. Booster Club-Bylaws Mr. Crammer has not developed draft bylaws which he would like to have reviewed by the activities director from the school as well as compare with other bylaws on campus. VI. Baseball Banquet June 6th from 5:00 p.m. to 9 p.m. at CPE. Theme TBD. Suggested favorite baseball team jersey (high school, college, minor or major league)? How about Tailgate party theme for the food? Looking into the Loft also. VII. Ideas for improving the Baseball program (i.e. What are we going to do with the money?) a. Coach Stecher shared some ideas of his wish list for the program: i. Field Improvements 1. Brick backstop on the Varsity Field 2. Dugouts painted inside 3. Backstop fence and wood painted 4. Chain link fence around the field 5. Heavy Duty vinyl drape over backstop fence to help the outfielders pick up ball 6. Electronic scoreboard 7. Laser level field 8. New infield-Bermuda? 9. Home side bull pen improvements 10. Batting cage improvements ii. Equipment needs 1. Official Baseballs 2. Pitching Machine Baseballs 3. 3 Functioning Pitching Machines (2 broken) iii. For the players 1. Senior watches 2. Jackets 3. Bats (2 new ones for Varsity, 1 for JV and 1 for freshman) iv. Other: Hire additional coaches for each level b. Discussed how to accomplish and focus on a few that can be accomplished this year. Also discussed the importance of trying to involve projects that help the entire program (freshman, JV and Varsity). Obviously field improvements to the one field helps JV and Varsity. Batting cages will help all levels. Discussed some ideas that already have been approved by the school such as the school doing the painting requests. Mr. Kidd having permission to build the brick backstop. Mr. Kamiyama will look into repairing the two broken Jugs pitching machines. Mr Crammer will look into getting either donated or very discounted baseball items such as baseballs, bats, pitching machine balls from local businesses. Discussed possibly moving ads from out field to backstop area which can double up as the backstop tarp temporily until a larger one piece can be purchased. More discussion on this topic at future meetings. VIII. Next Meeting March 27, 2008 at 7:00 p.m. in Coach Stecher’s room next to weight room.