EPHPA Directors Meeting
The Board of Directors of the EPHPA held their annual
meeting at the new indoor pitching facilities at
President Dave Holliday opened the meeting by welcoming everyone to the new pitching facility.
Dale Estep read the minutes from our 2010 Board Meeting. Dave Fisher moved to accept the minutes as read. Jim Wecht seconded the motion. Motion carried.
Dave Holliday next explained to the board that, due to a job change and new employer regulations, Mike Berish was not able to complete his responsibilities as treasurer. In order to keep the organization viable, Dave volunteered to serve as interim treasurer. His position was confirmed by an email vote of the Board of Directors. Dave is still updating financial records and as of this time $597.00 is still being verified.
Dave thanked all Tournament Directors for another great year of tournaments. In spite of a very wet summer, no tournaments were cancelled, although a couple was shortened due to the inclement weather.
Dave suggested that we consider developing a “recruiting reward” for the person who brings the most new pitchers into the EPHPA in a given year. He also suggested that we develop a method for improving individual members pitching skills.
Dave next thanked Ray Haskins for his tenacity in securing the Selinsgrove Center facility for indoor horseshoe pitching, and for all his work in preparing the courts for the first sanctioned tournament. Ray had spent a total of $881.31 out of his pocket to prepare the facility for the first tournament. Dave Fisher moved that Ray be reimbursed for his expenses. Rick Hawk seconded the motion. Motion carried.
Dave reminded the board that Frank McAllen will be inducted into the Pennsylvania Horseshoe Pitchers Hall of Fame at next years State Singles Tournament and that we will need another Hall of Fame Committee Member next year.
Vice Presidents Reports:
Rick Hawk reported on another successful Club Challenge Match. A fun time was had by all and the event ended in a 3 way tie for first place. Reedsville won the event on the final pitch. The event has room for one more team and will be held in Selinsgrove again next year.
Dick Scott reported that the Farm Show tournament will be held on Jan. 12th in 2012 and the farm show has provided $500.00 to help cover last year’s expense. They will also provide the same amount next year. Wrist bands were a big success last year and will be awarded again this year.
Dick also reported on the “Cribs for Kids” event held in
Dick next reported that the HS Master program, now being used by all TD’s in EPHPA, has many checks and balances that help eliminate errors in shoes pitched and ringers. However, it does not catch 30’vs 40’ errors, or cards being issued while the previous card holder is still in the NHPA database. Dick has suggested that those problems could be resolved if a single data base, managed by the Treasurer, be used when an EPHPA tournament is being set up. Dick stated that with a common data base, the need for an EPHPA Statistician can be eliminated, with TD’s dealing directly with the NHPA.
President Holliday next reminded the board that the Points Championship issues brought up at the last general membership meeting were being looked at by a committee. He is waiting to hear from the committee chair.
Lee Estep next reported that she is no longer interested in doing both the website and the Points Championship responsibilities and asked that someone else take over the Points Championship.
The 2012 outdoor tournament schedule was next established
with the first tournament to be April 28 at
The 2012 State Singles Tournament will be held at Huntingdon’s new 15 courts.
The indoor sanctioned tournament schedule will be held at Selinsgrove Center the second Saturday of each month and will be hosted as follows:
December – Dave Holliday
January – Butch Young
February- Dick Scott
March- Denny Hall
The format of each winter tournament will be decided by the Tournament Director.
Dave Holliday next suggested that we need to establish responsibilities for the 3 Vice Presidents to help them better prepare for leading the EPHPA. This will be discussed further at the general membership meeting in February.
Dave also reminded the board that we will need a 3rd Vice President to be elected in February. Suggestions are to be sent to the Secretary.
Dave next discussed the Pro Tour. The format is ringer only, 30 shoe games.
Class A is 60% pitchers or greater. Class B is 30% to 59%. There are separate 30’ and 40’ classes. Since tournaments are sponsored, prize pools
are substantially greater than traditional tournaments. Dave reported that the York
Denny Hall next reported on the purchase of EPHPA pins for handouts and trade at WT’s.
Jim Wech moved to adjourn. Darle Esh seconded the motion. Motion carried.