Eastern Pennsylvania Horseshoe Pitchers Association

Eastern Pennsylvania Horseshoe Pitchers Association:

Pre-Season 2006 Directorsí Meeting

November 13, 2005


The directors and officers of Eastern Pennsylvania Horseshoe Pitchersí Association held their annual meeting on Sunday November 13, 2005 at 12:00 Noon.



Carlton Young††††††††††††††††††††††† Tom Decker†††††††††††††† Darle Esh†††††††††††††††††† Tom Baker

LeroyBumgardner†††††††††††††† Denny Hall††††††††††††††††† Dale Estep†††††††††††††††† Mark Clippinger†††††††††††††††††††

Steve Strausbaugh†††††††††††††† Dick Scott††††††††††††††††† Jim Wech†††††††††††††††††† Jim Eldred††††††††††††††††

Herm Specht††††††††††††††††††††††††


Also in attendance:Martin Bubb


Opening Business:

The meeting began with a delicious lunch compliments of Jim Eldred.The meeting was called to order at 12:30 PM by President Jim Eldred.The minutes from the February 2005 membership meeting were read by Secretary Butch Young.They were approved as read. The End-of-Season 2005 Financial Report was provided by Butch Young and approved as read.


Business Items:

The first item of business was a thank you from Jim Eldred for the support he received during his two-year term as president.He also announced that he plans to take a leave from horseshoes for personal reasons.


Reports: The officers were called upon for a report. There were no reports except for Tournament Coordinator Steve Strausbaugh who announced the top three finishers of the 2005 points championship.First place went to Chris Woods, second place: Butch Maisel: and third place: Roger Wandell.


Award Plaques: The next item of business discussed was the making of plaques for the 2006 state singles tournament. Jim Eldred announced that he will be unable to make them this year.After considerable discussion, Dale, Jim and Steve agreed to research different places for prices.It was even suggested to contact Western PA to see if they could have them made.


A motion was made by Dale Estep that we provide 4 plaques for the 40ft menís championship class and 2 plaques for all other classes.Tom Decker seconded the motion and all voted yes.


Player Withdrawal: Tom Baker raised a question about how tournament directors are to handle the situation of a player withdrawing in the middle of a tournament.His concern is that it should be handled consistently the same way by all directors.It was noted that some withdrawals have not been for legitimate reasons.Dick Scott informed the directors that NHPA is currently rewriting the rules and regulations. It was decided that we would wait until these revisions are complete to see how this problem is addressed.


Director Resignation & Changes: It was announced that two directors have resigned.Ray Haskins (Camp Hill) and Joe Rinehart (Fayetteville) will no longer be serving on the board.


Herm Specht informed the board that John Rheam will now be the tournament director at Reedsville. Herm will continue to represent Reedsville at the directorsí meeting.


Dave Holiday has expressed an interest in being the tournament director for New Holland. It was also mentioned that Howard Allen may consider being the tournament director for Fayetteville. Butch Young agreed to contact both individuals.


30 Foot Pitchers:Tom Decker brought before the board the possibility of having separate classes for 30 ft pitchers at tournaments.He said that there has been an increase in 30 ft. pitchers, and that their numbers may now make this possible.No action was taken at this meeting, and it was suggested that further consideration may take place at the membership meeting in February.


2006 Schedule: The next item of business was to make a tentative schedule of tournaments for the 2006 season.The schedule will be finalized at the membership meeting at Mt. Wolf. The dates of May 13, 14 and July 8, 9 were left open and will be offered to New Holland and Fayetteville.


Next Meeting:

It was announced that the 2006 Membership Meeting will be held on Saturday, February 4th at Mt. Wolf beginning at 12:00 Noon.


††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Carlton Young,

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