Members Present

Kevin Chandler, Tom Gwynn, Jerry Hollingsworth, Guy Kampstra, Jennifer Kendall, Robert Scott, Dan Smith, Dustin VanElverdinghe, Mel Clark, Tom Edwards

Members Absent

Shaun Smith, Lucky Rogers

Staff Present

Billy Powers, Heather Bechtel

Guests Present

Fidel Coronado, Nate Wanty, Sandra Ambrose, Danielle Wetzel, Lindsay Braun, Jeanne Garcia, Stephanie Kent, Monica Johnson, Michelle Newbill, Sheryl Scott

Call to Order

Meeting was called to order at 5:54 p.m.

Zak Spiegel submitted a letter withdrawing himself from his position as a member on the Softball Players’ Council.

Introductions

Council and staff were introduced as well as guests when they arrived.

Approve Minutes

January 6, 2016, minutes were approved.

Vote Women’s Vice President

Guy Kampstra moved to vote Jennifer Kendall and Mel Clark as Co-Vice President for Women’s league. Unanimous approval by council.

Plan Future Agendas

  • February 3, 2016 – Seniors’
  • February 17, 2016 – Kickball

Announcements will be sent out to involved managers informing them when we will be discussing their league night.

Finalize Proposal for Alibi/Capital Combat

Council agreed to propose to the Alibi/Capital Combat manager that they reduce the number of their tournament players to 6 rostered players. Billy, Jenn, Mel, and Rob will present this to her.

Review Friday Team Classifications

Tabled till next meeting.

Order of Open Discussion

This open discussion is to have players present ideas of how to grow the league, as well to discuss any other comments or concerns.

Pitching Screen Options

Tabled till next meeting.

7:00 p.m. Open Discussion

Council members requested ideas from present league participants for growing the women’s league. There were discussions about:

  • Splitting tournament teams up
  • Changing nights
  • Advertising to other cities,
  • Holding open practices
  • Offering a single league on another night
  • Promoting on social media
  • Surveys
  • Superdraft league and/or tournament
  • Changing fees
  • Altering the equalizer rule

Spoke about differences between our league and Albany’s. Each player stated their opinion on pitching screens. The council president thanked everyone for their opinions and presence and explained that the council still has a lot of talking to do about what has been presented, making sure they know there haven’t been any decisions made.

Adjourn

Meeting was adjourned at 9:00 p.m.