Retrosheet Board Meeting, Louisville, KY

June 22, 1997; start time: 9:30 am


Fourth Meeting of the Board


Present:                                                            Absent:

            Sherri Nichols, VP (presiding)                 Luke Kraemer

            David Vincent, secretary                        Ron Rakowski

            David Smith, president (via phone)


Non-voting attendees:

Arnie Braunstein                        Lyle Spatz                     Joe Colosi

John F. Jarvis                            Joe Dittmar                    John Rickert

Rob Neyer                                 Rich Hansen                  Neal Traven

Pete Palmer                              Tim Cashion                  Clem Comly

Hal Smith                                  Bill McMahon                John Pardon

Jerry Wachs                              Tony Colosi                   Scott Fischthal


President David Smith was unable to attend this meeting in person because he remained home waiting the impending birth of his son, Graham. He "attended" via phone. 




Sponsor            Purpose                                                Result

Nichols             Approval of 1996 minutes                        2-0-0-3 (Smith, Kraemer, Rakowski)


Vincent             Amend by-laws (Attachment B)               3-0-0-2 (Kraemer, Rakowski)


Vincent             Elect David Smith, Sherri Nichols to        3-0-0-2 (Kraemer, Rakowski)

                        open board seats


Nichols             Elect David Smith President                    3-0-0-2 (Kraemer, Rakowski)


Smith                Elect Sherri Nichols Vice-President         3-0-0-2 (Kraemer, Rakowski)


Smith                Accept Secretary’s report                       3-0-0-2 (Kraemer, Rakowski)

                        (Attachment C)


Vincent             Accept Treasurer’s report                        3-0-0-2 (Kraemer, Rakowski)

                        (Attachment E)


Vincent             Accept President’s report                       3-0-0-2 (Kraemer, Rakowski)

                        (Attachment F)


Vincent             Amend Policy Manual                            3-0-0-2 (Kraemer, Rakowski)

                        (Attachment D)


Smith                Adjourn                                                 3-0-0-2 (Kraemer, Rakowski)



Other discussion:


1.  Lyle Spatz wished to thank Retrosheet for our continuing effort to pass along newly discovered record changes.  He especially wished to commend Greg Beston and told the Board that Greg should get a raise.  The president immediately doubled Greg’s salary.


2.  David Vincent asked members to send all instances of unusual plays directly to him for inclusion in The Retro Sheet instead of sending them to Dave Smith (“let’s eliminate the middle man.”)  He promises to keep the president informed.


3.  The Treasurer’s report included $2400.00 in unreimbursed donations.  These come mostly from Dave Smith and Clem Comly to which all members say “Thanks!”