RDYSL Board Meeting Minutes

Sunday, September 19, 2008

2:00 – 4:00 pm


JCC 1200 Edgewood Avenue


Board Attendees: Mary Arter, Lou Boyon, Howie DeLooze, Peppy Ehrlich, Neil Fisher, Mike Fridman, Beth Guzzetta, George Hebert, Donna Kephart, Jim LeGrett, Karen May, Dave Peishel, Jacky VanDellon, Mark VanDellon



Called to Order: 2:00pm


  1. Rules review:
    1. Reviewed document page by page for any issues with the rule updates.
    2. Some words were updated to clarify point.
    3. Call up rule discussion around limiting number of times a player can be called up was moved to the end of this meeting.
    4. Completed review and the document will be sent out with the minor changes by Mark.
  2. Budget review:
    1. Lou reviewed this year’s budget. The Budget showed RDYSL lost approximately $4000. Main reason was referee assignor’s fee was more than projected.
    2. No change in the registration fees for 2009.
    3. The referee fee schedule must be updated to cover the assignor fees that will now be paid by the clubs.
  3. Club Sportsmanship award:
    1. Discussed the sportsmanship award suggestion presented by George Hebert.
    2. Board liked the proposal – still needs some work on details – George is going to work the details and bring back to the board.
  4. Team Sportsmanship award:
    1. Mary looked at the team sportsmanship awards and determined that most of the teams could have earned some level of the team sportsmanship award in 2008 and we expect many teams will earn this award in 2009.
  5. Referee topics:
    1. Discussion around RDYSL not getting the best officials on the days that RDSL plays due to not paying as much as RDSL. Should we increase our referee fees?
    2. Discussion around days of the week that games are scheduled with respect to the number of referees available and the days that RDSL plays.
    3. May want to make some changes for next year in these areas.
  6. 2009 board:
    1. Board members have all agreed to continue for 2009.
    2. A new position is being created on the board: Special projects chairperson – this will include being a Rhinos Liaison as well as any other projects the league would like to pursue.
    3. Jim LeGrett has shown an interest in this position and will step down from being a Division Coordinator.
    4. Division Coordinator –

                                                               i.      Boys side is set.

                                                             ii.      Girls side – one DC is needed – Jacky has someone who is interested – she is working out the details.

  1. Call up rule:
    1. Discussion about limiting the number of times a player can be called up.
    2. Decision by board to limit the number of times that one player can be called up to 4 times total no matter if the player plays up with one or more teams.
  2. AGM:
    1. NYSW AGM is November 15th.
    2. RDYSL AGM to be November 23rd 7:00pm.
    3. Mary to check on availability at MCC.
    4. Discussed topics to be discussed at the AGM.


Adjourned: 4:15pm