Eastern Pennsylvania Horseshoe Pitchers’ Association
Sunday, November 12,
The meeting was held at the
home the Rhector’s.Attending the
meeting were: Dick Scott, Denny Hall, Jim Wech, David Holliday, Darle Esh, Jack
Swyers, Mike Creek, Ray McConnell, Matt Berrier, Bob Sheriff, Allan Gipe, Tom
Baker, Leroy Bumgardner, Mark Clippinger, and Carlton YoungThe meeting began with a delicious dinner
provided by Mark Clippinger and his daughter and son-in-law.
The business meeting was
called to order by Mark at .Butch Young read the minutes from the 2006
membership meeting.The minutes were
approved as read.Next, Butch provided
the annual financial report for 2006.It
was accepted as read.
1st Vice President:MikeCreek had no report.
2nd Vice President:Dale
provided statistics as a follow-up from his presentation a year ago.They showed a healthy increase in
attendance at tournaments lightly attended in years past.He thanked everyone responsible for the
increase in support at tournaments particularly at Mackeyville and
Dallas.He also expressed hope than
sometime in the future tournaments will once again be held at Camp Hill
3rd Vice President:Dave
Holliday had no report.
Tournament Coordinator: Steve Strausbaugh was absent.
Bob Sheriff:Bob reported the state
singles tournament went well considering the one day wash-out.He advised that perhaps in the future
the procedure for rain-outs should be announced in advance.
Dick Scott:No report
Denny Hall:Announced that a well has
been drilled for use at the Stone Creek Lions Courts.
Tom Baker:No report
Jim Wech:Reported a better turn-out
at his tournament.He also announced
that some hats and shirts from the state singles tournament are still
available.Dave Nolt contacted Jim
to inquire about the possibility of having a horseshoe tournament at the
State Farm Show in Harrisburg this January.More contacts
and plans will need to be made.
Allan Gipe:no report
Jack Swyers:Jack reported that
Reedsville successfully continued its Friday evening pitching.Attendance usually allowed for two
Mark shared a letter from
Tom Decker announcing his resignation as the Assistant
Secretary/Treasurer.Bob Sheriff made a
motion seconded by Dale Estep to accept his resignation with regret.It was approved unanimously.The position will be filled at the membership
meeting in February.
Old Business:None to discuss
Farm Show: Considerable
discussion took place about the request to organize a horseshoe tournament
on Wednesday during the State Farm Show.It was suggested that this year’s tournament should be open to
current membership.Dick Scott
would consider organizing the tournament and Dale Estep agreed to help as
much as possible.The agreed upon
format would require no entry fee with prizes provided by the Farm Show.
Visitors Bureau: Ann Ruck
representing the York County Visitors Bureau made a presentation to the
directors about YorkCounty’s ambition to “land” the 2008 World Tournament.She provided some information about the
facilities available at the YorkExpoCenter.She
announced that representatives would go to ArdmoreOK
in January to make their “pitch”.
for World Tournaments: Tom
Baker raised the question about when the required four tournaments for a
world tournament must be pitched.According to the consensus, they must be achieved one year prior to
the cut off date for the world tournament registration.
to represent EPHPA for WT Bid: Dale
requested authorization from the board to represent Eastern PA HPA in the
pursuit of the world tournament in partnership with the York County
Visitors Bureau.Jim Wech made a
motion seconded by Bob Sheriff in favor of the request.All voted yes.
junior entry fees: Denny Hall
raised a few concerns.He suggested
a reduced entry fee for juniors might encourage greater numbers to
Code:Denny Hall also questioned the wording
of the dress code.He feels it is
too vague.No action was taken.
tournament director: Bob
Sheriff nominated Matt Berrier to be the new tournament director at Carlisle.The
motion was seconded by Dale Estep; all voted yes.
schedule for 2007: The final
item of business was making the tentative schedule for 2007.It will be presented and adopted at the
membership meeting in Mt.Wolf on February 3rd.