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Upcoming MTBA Events
MARK YOUR CALENDARS!
October 21st -- Halloween Party (more info below)
October 15th and 22nd (plus 8th for 9U) -- travel team tryouts, see info below
Executive Board Nominations
For FY 2018
At the September 2017 monthly meeting the following nominations were recorded: President -- Mike Maiolo Executive Vice President -- Gregg Lockhart Vice President of Recreation Baseball -- Chris Garbowski Vice President of Travel Baseball -- Jason Rutan Vice President of Facilities -- Russ Church Assistant Vice President of Recreation Baseball -- Jason Kovler Assistant Vice President of Travel Baseball -- Pete Judge Secretary -- Vin DiLieto Treasurer -- Marty Herrmann
Further nominations may be emailed to email@example.com or made at the October monthly meeting prior to the vote. Nominees must meet the criteria as outlined in the by-laws (email a request to receive a copy of the by-laws); voting* for the board will take place at the October 10th meeting.
*Note: meeting attendance determines general membership voting privileges; to be eligible to vote, you must attend a minimum of 4 of the last 12 consecutive general membership meetings; voting is done annually for executive board positions, and other membership votes may occur for certain levels of expenditures of funds and other items as required per the by-laws
Executive Board Nominations
For Fiscal Year 2018
As noted during the August meeting, nominations for the MTBA Executive Board for fiscal year 2018 will be accepted at the September monthly general membership meeting (September 12th, 7:30 PM at the Rec Center). Nominees must meet the criteria as outlined in the by-laws; voting for the board will take place at the October meeting. Two current board members will be stepping down, so new members are needed!
-- all individuals interested in running for a Board Seat and/or voting in elections for Executive Board Seats must be a member in good standing defined as follows (from the MTBA By-Laws):
A voting member is an MTBA member in good standing. A member in good standing is defined as a person who has been in attendance at a minimum of 4 of the last 12 consecutive general membership meetings. In lieu of attending 4 general membership meetings, all Division Directors, Managers and Division Team Parents will receive credit for attendance at one (1) general membership meeting and will only be required to attend three (3) other general membership meetings in order to meet the requirements for voting privileges.
Each officer of the Executive Board must be a member in good standing of this Association for the minimum period of the last fiscal year, must be a resident of the Township of Monroe or any other town included in Monroe’s geographical boundary, and must have served the Association in some voluntary position for at least one baseball season. Further, they must be able to execute fully the duties of the Board position they seek to hold. No two (2) members of the Executive Board may be immediate family. Immediate family is defined herein as spouse, parent, child or sibling.
-- if you are interested in running for a position on the MTBA Executive Board, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know; in addition to or instead of sending an email with your intent, any prospective board member can be nominated at the September meeting by an MTBA member in good standing in attendance at that meeting
-- candidates for Board seats will be announced at the September Monthly General Membership Meeting (September 12th, 7:30 PM at the Rec Center) and elections will take place at the October Monthly General Membership Meeting
-- a term of office on the Executive Board of the Association will run concurrently with the operating fiscal year which runs from November 1st through October 31st (one year) for all Executive Board positions
MTBA Executive Board
2018 TRAVEL MANAGER APPLICATIONS
NOTE: As mentioned at the September 13th monthly membership meeting, the deadline for manager applications has been extended to September 22nd, and manager applicant interviews are now planned for October 2nd and 3rd.
2018 TRAVEL MANAGER APPLICATIONS ARE NOW BEING ACCEPTED FOR 7U - 15U AGE GROUPS
If application is not received by September 18th you will not be scheduled for an interview; interviews will be held the week of September 18th
2018 Travel Team Tryouts
Town team travel baseball is a great opportunity for kids to get advanced game experience while playing ball with their friends and feeling the pride of representing their hometown; our “Purple” teams will have the opportunity to play for District, State, Regional and, in some age groups, World Series titles!
Tryouts for the MTBA 2018 Travel teams will be held as follows:
7U (birthdate 5/1/10-4/30/11): Sunday 10/15, 10am–12pm JMP2* 8U (5/1/09-4/30/10): Sundays 10/15 & 10/22, 12:30pm-2:30pm JMP3* 9U (5/1/08-4/30/09): Sundays 10/8 & 10/22, 10am–12pm JMP2* 10U (5/1/07-4/30/08): Sundays 10/15 & 10/22, 12:30pm-2:30pm JMP2* 11U (5/1/06-4/30/07): Sundays 10/15 & 10/22, 12:30pm-2:30pm JMP1* 12U (5/1/05-4/30/06): Sundays 10/15 & 10/22, 10am-12pm JMP1* 13U (5/1/04-4/30/05): Sunday 10/15, 10am-12pm Oak Tree School** 14U (5/1/03-4/30/04): Sunday 10/15, 10am-12pm Oak Tree School** 15U (5/1/02-4/30/03): Sunday 10/15, 10am-12pm Oak Tree School**
*Actual fields used at JMP subject to change (not times)
**Our “60/90” players (13U-15U in age) will tryout together and teams will be chosen based on the amount of players at each age that attend. The plan is for separate 13U, 14U and 15U teams, but the number of players attending tryouts at each level will dictate the actual teams formed.
JOIN US FOR A HALLOWEEN DANCE
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2017 // 7PM – 11PM
Spotswood Knights of Columbus Hall
30 Crescent Ave.
Spotswood, NJ 08884
PLEASE COME IN COSTUME // PRIZES FOR THE BEST COSTUMES!
Hope to see you there!!!
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For more info -
Mary Loschiavo (732) 718-0348 / email@example.com or
Lisa Church (732) 485-9628 / firstname.lastname@example.org
2017 Work Bond Refunds
REC WORK BOND REFUNDS: As detailed on the work bond form, refund checks will be issued in person at the September (12th) and October (10th) monthly general membership meetings to those that bring in the completed form and have met the outlined requirements for receiving the refund. In addition, there will be two Saturdays in the fall where you may bring forms to JMP for processing -- September 9th and October 28th from 9 to 10 AM.
TRAVEL WORK BOND REFUNDS: Refund checks will be issued in person at the November (14th) monthly general membership meeting to those that bring in the completed form and have met the outlined requirements for receiving the refund. In addition, there will be one Saturday in the fall where you may bring forms to JMP for processing -- November 11th (this is the current JMP fall cleanup date, so any time during cleanup).
DO NOT mail in or leave your form at the rec center; we will not mail refunds! After the last advertised date we will no longer accept any forms so please make plans to submit your form on one of the above dates (or send it in with a friend on one of those dates).
As noted above, rec and travel work bonds are separate, so please do not to expect to be refunded for both on any given date!
The annual Home Run Derby for Majors division players that hit homers in an MTBA rec or travel game during the 2017 spring season will be held on Thursday, June 15th starting at 7:00 PM on JMP Field 1. Participants should have been contacted by their manager or the division director with details (if not, please check with them).
Qualifying 11-year-olds: Matt Lonczak, Scott Pede, Joe Veczko, Tej Velega
Qualifying 12-year-olds: Vin DiLieto, Nick Galindo, Marco McIntire, Aayush Reddy, Trevor Wallace, Brandon Weiss
The 11-year-olds will go first, immediately followed by the 12-year-olds (separate derbies/winners for each age group).
Please come out and cheer on our big hitters, it's always a fun night at the park!!!
All on-field volunteers are required to complete a background check per Babe Ruth League rules. Please visit our Health and Safety page for more information and for details on how to submit the necessary info for the check if you plan to volunteer on the field. Note that this is separate from the Rutgers SAFETY certification which is also required to work on the field with the children.
Rec and travel managers need to ensure that anyone they allow to coach or otherwise be on the field or in the dugout with the kids has met both of these requirements; if anyone does not meet either requirement then they cannot be allowed to help on the field.
The Monroe Township Baseball Association supports the Monroe Township HS Baseball Program
Please continue to support the recovery efforts of MTHS senior Mikey Nichols; Mikey is a former player and umpire in the MTBA that suffered a very serious injury playing for the Monroe Twp HS Hockey Team on January 4th, 2014.