April 8, 2013


April 8, 2013

Present at the meeting — B. Wright, M. McGuire, S. Elliott, M. Kline, H. Collins, R. Lutz

Guests –Libby Fiorini

Meeting called to order at 7:08 p.m. by Director Bob Wright.


Minutes from March – read by secretary and approved by board via unanimous voice vote

Treasurer’s Report – Previous bills paid; recipients of 3 outstanding checks will be sent letters; funds will be transferred into playground account for summer.

Fundraising for Newburg Ball fields – 501C(3) charitable non-profit, “Newmanstown Community Group” name was established and final application is pending.  Legal notice appeared in The Merchandiser.  Draft letter  to begin fundraising will be written.

U10 Youth Soccer – Board will proceed with U10 using full field at Newburg.  Letter for intramural U6, U8 and U10 will go to Ft. Zeller and Intermediate School.  Discussed new smaller goal nets and possible new set of goals for U8.

Rec Food Stand – Have 7 workers for upcoming season.  Will ask for parent volunteers for concessions during fall soccer on soccer signup forms.  Will see if popcorn machine and other equipment available from the now closed movie theater.

Rec Board Bylaws – Board discussed, revised and unanimously approved draft.  Updated approved version will be sent to Board for final review then given to Township.


Ball field events – April 27th charity fund raiser.  May 6th ELCO Girls.  Will need Rec Stand open for May 6.

Bus Trip – Costs for September Phillies game too expensive.  Will investigate other bus options and/or more cost effective trips.

Rededication of Ball Fields – Township and Wendy Hertzog approved.  Bob will check with Crime Watch about date.  Initial draft of resolution was reviewed; more will be added.  Will obtain funds for bronze plaque approximately $600-$700.

Women’s Softball – Board unanimously approved sponsorship.

Next meeting will be May 7, 2013 at 7pm at Recreation Stand.

Motion by S. Elliott, second H. Collins to adjourn.

Respectfully submitted by Maureen McGuire, Secretary.