February 8, 2020 Meeting Minutes

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 2020 

EASTSIDE VFW – ST. CLOUD, MN 

MEETING CALLED TO ORDER BY PRESIDENT RICHTER AT 11:00 AM 

THERE WERE 39 BASEBALL ENTHUSIASTS IN ATTENDANCE 

ROLL CALL SHOWED ALL BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT 

MOTION BENNAN, SECOND LEMKE, CARRIED TO ACCEPT MINUTES FROM DECEMBER MEETING 

MOTION NAGEL, SECOND LEMKE, CARRIED TO ALLOW PATRICKD REGAN TO PLAY FOR ANY TEAM WITHIN THE 30 MILE RADIUS OF MOUND UTILIZING MOUND WESTONKA HIGH SCHOOL ADDRESS FOR REGAN. 

AL FLOR, REPRESENTING THE NEW ULM BASEBALL ASSOCIATION GAVE THE BOARD AND UNPDATE OF VARIOUS PROJECTS GOING ON OVER THE WINTER AND INTO THE SPRING OF 2020.  HE INDICATED EVERYTHIN APPREARS TO BE ON SCHEDULE. 

MOTION FORSMAN, SECOND NAGEL, CARRIED, TO REINSTATE ST. MATHIAS FOR THE 2020 SEASON 

MOTION, KREGER SECOND BRENNAN, CARRIED TO APPROVE THE FOLLOWING TOURNAMENT SANCTIONS:

-ELROSA 6/19-6/21

-SHAKOPEE/JORDAN “COORS LIGHT” CLASSIC ON 6/28-6/30

-PEARL LAKE LAKERS TOURNAMENT 5/30

-HINCKLEY KNIGHTS TOURNAMENTS MAY 30-31 (MN LEADOFF CHALLENGE) AND HINCKLEY INVITATIONAL 6/26-6/28

-ATWATER BASEBALL ASSOCIATION TOURNAMENT 6/19-6/20

-FARMING FLAMES TOURNAMENT 6/19-6/21

-BELLE PLAINE TIGERS TOURNAMENT “TIGERTOWN CLASSIC” 6/7-6/9

-ST. MARTIN MARTINS AND LAKE HENRY LAKERS TOURNAMENT 5/31-6/2 

TIM THOM, REGION COMMISSIONER FOR REGION 1C REQUESTED THAT THE BOARD CONSIDER ADDING AN ADDITIONAL TEAM TO GO TO STATE FROM THEIR REGION WAS TABLED UNTIL THE APRIL MEETING. 

MOTION NAGEL, SECOND SCHELPER, CARRIED TO APPROVE JOHN RUPPTE’S ELIGIBILITY TO PLAY WITH EXCELSIOR. 

MOTION NAGEL, SECOND SCHLEPER, CARRIED TO APPROVE THE USE OF 3 UMPIRES FOR BOTH CLASS B AND CLASS C CHAMPIONSHIP GAMES IN 2020. 

MOTION LEMKE, SECOND ROUFS, CARRIED TO ALLOW THE FOLLOWING TEAMS TO PLAY NON-MBA TEAMS:

-ISANTI REDBIRDS TO PLAY OSCEOLA, WI 6/20

-COLD SPRING SPRINGERS TO PLAY TEMPE BANDITOS7/2

-DUNDAS DUKES TO PLAY TEMPE BANDITOS 7/3

=RED WING ACES TO PLAY BAY CITY 5/2 & 7/24, HUDSON 5/15, TEMPE BANDITOS 7/5, RIVER FALLS7/8 AND BURNSVILL BULLDOGS7/17

-CHAMPLIN TO PLAY HUDSON, WI 5/3

-EAST BETHEL BANDITS TO PLAY NEW RICHMOND, WI 5/27

-HINCKLEY TO PLAY HAYWARD 5/23 AND OSCEOLA, WI 6/12

-NEW LONDON-SPICER TWINS TO PLAY THE BROOKINGS, SD CUBS 6/16

-FIRST NITE AND GOPHER LEAGUES TO PLAY GAMES AGAINST SIOUX FALLS SD AMATEUR TEAM AND THE WELCOME OUTLAWS (OVER 35) FOR THE 2020 SEASON

-ATWATER, LUVERNE AND MINNEAPOLIS ANGELS TO PLAY BROOKINGS, SD IN ATWATER TOURNAMENT.

-DUNDAS TO PLAY ST. PAUL SAINTS AT DUNDAS 5/9 

MOTION LEMKE, SECOND BRENNAN, CARRIED TO ALLOW THE NORTHSTAR LEAGUE TO HAVE A 15 MILE RADIUS AND THE STEARNS COUNTY LEAGUE TO HAVE A SIX MILE RADIUS. 

MOTION FORSMAN, SECOND NAGEL TO APPROVE THE FOLLOWING INTER-LEAGUE ALLSTAR GAMES CONINGENT UPON SUBMITTING ROSTERS PRIOR TO GAMES:

CROW RIVER VALLEY LEAGUE VS. RIVER VALLEY LEAGUE 5/30

CENTRAL VALLEY LEAGUE VS. STEARNS COUNTY LEAGUE 6/26 

OLD BUSINESS 

MOTION ROUFS, SECOND KREGER, CARRIED FOR THE FOLLOWING STRUCTURE FOR REGIONS 11 AND 15 FOR THE NEXT TWO YEARS; 

REGION 15 (4) STATE TOURNAMENT SLOTS WITH STEARNS COUNTY NORTH AND SOUTH AND CENTRAL VALLEY SOUTH LEAGUES 

REGION 11 (3) STATE TOURNAMENT SLOTS WITH CENTRAL VALLEY NORTH AND SAUK VALLEY EAST AND WEST LEAGUES. 

NEW BUSINESS 

MOTION FORSMAN SECOND SCHLEPER, CARRIED TO DESIGNATE SECURITY BANK AND TRUST OF HAMBURG AS THE MBA BANK OF RECORD. 

ADJOURNED TEMPORARILTY UNTIL 2:20 PM FOR LEAGUE OFFICER MEETING

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