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Minutes
1.31.11

MBUA Meeting Minutes
January 30,2011
Shrewsbury High School

* President Martinelli called the meeting to order at 10:17

* Secretaries Report
Minutes from 3/7/10
4/25/10
10/3/10
Shaw - Walker Accepted

* Treasurers Report
Shaw - Walker Accepted

* Correspondence
BBCOR begins in 2012
(Discussion:Martinelli,DelGrosso,Walker)
Motion: Have the language of the BBCOR sent to MIAA for addition
to the Blue Book Walker - Matthews Passed

Baseball Committee
Bryan Andrade steps down as the liason - Mike DelGrosso agrees to
become the liason
(Discussion:Martinelli,DelGrosso,Walker,Simm)

* Honigs Discount
10% discount across the board with the exception of embroidered
items and starter packages
Shirt and slacks colors
Patches to be determined by the March meeting agenda - Walker and
Andrade to bring resolution to the Moritz/Honigs patch issue
(Discussion:Walker,Dwyer,DelGrosso,Vieira,Andrade)

* New Logo
(Discussion: Walker,Dwyer,Matthews)
Motion: No interest in new logo DelGrosso - Walker Passed

* Mission Statement
Presentation by Joe Matthews for the Mission Statement Committee
" The goal of the MBUA is to provide a common voice to represent all members at the state level. We will provide a uniform set of interpretations for the rules of baseball along with mechanics,and a dress code for all umpires to adhere to. We will promote the advancement and education in the rules of the game with all umpires. To this end we will try to further the game of baseball by communicating with coaches and the MIAA."
Motion to accept as amended DelGrosso - Chabot Passed

* 2011 State Exam
(Discussion:Martinelli,Peters,Dwyer)

* New Business
Webmaster search

Obstruction/Collision

Thunder and Lightning/MIAA issue

Constitution Committee (John Cruz,Mike DelGrosso,Rich Gaitane)

Western Mass issue with suspended member
Motion: In order to be a MBUA member you must be a
member in good standing with your local MBUA
association. Dwyer - Quinn Passed (to be added to
the MBUA Constitution)

(Discussion: Martinelli,Andrade,Crossman,Peters,Dwyer,Cruz,Mason,Shaw
Matthews,DelGrosso,Gaitane,Hilton)
In Attendence:
Cape Cod: Shaw,Mason
Central: Dwyer,DelGrosso
Greater Lawrence: Simm
Greater Lowell: Wood,Hastings
Hampshire/Franklin: Burke
Merrimack Valley: Chabot,Martinelli
Shrewsbury: Gouley
South Shore: Peters
Southern: Crossman,Quimby
Southeastern: Noguiera,McCarthy,Vieira,Andrade
Western: Matthews,Kane,Quinn
Worcester: Vantre,Gaitane,Cruz,Hilton