Retrosheet Board Meeting, Burlingame, CA (San Francisco Airport Marriott)

June 27, 1998; start time: 7:40 am; adjournment: 9:00 am


Fifth Meeting of the Board


Present:                                                            Absent:

            David Smith, president                            Ron Rakowski, director

            Sherri Nichols, vice-president

            David Vincent, secretary

            Luke Kraemer, director


Non-voting attendees:

Arnie Braunstein                        Scott Fischthal                          Greg Spira

Marc Stephenson                       Pete Palmer                              Victor Wilson

Rich Topp                                  Bob Davids                                Bob McConnell

Evelyn Begley                            Tom Tippett                               Neal Traven

G. Jay Walker                           Don Malcolm                             Joe Dittmar

Mark Pankin                              Dave Raglin                               Clem Comly

Cliff Kachline                             Evelyn Kachline                         Lyle Spatz

Doug Pappas                             Ed Luteran                                Michael Schell

Keith Woolner




Sponsor            Purpose                                                Result

Smith                Approval of 1997 minutes                        by acclamation


Smith                Amend By-law Section 5.5                      4-0-0-1 (Rakowski)



Kraemer            Accept report of Nominating Comm         4-0-0-1 (Rakowski)


Smith                Election of new Board member: Clem      4-0-0-1 (Rakowski)



Vincent             Secretary’s report (attached)                   by acclamation


Nichols             Treasurer’s report                                   by acclamation


Smith                President’s report                                  by acclamation


Smith                Approval of web site box score                4-0-0-1 (Rakowski)

                        interactive program concept;

Vincent to pursue with Pankin


Vincent             Move to adjourn                                     4-0-0-1 (Rakowski)



Other discussion:


Review of Nominating Committee’s procedures as performed this year.

Sources of income via donations.

Donation of $150.00 by Tom Tippett of Diamond Mind, Inc as percentage of income derived

from data donated by Retrosheet; accepted with thanks by President

Old Business:  status of tax exempt application (application filed using incorrect form; refiling

under way)

New Business:  When to release incomplete seasons (how many missing games is significant?)

                        Possible change to data files to create “box score event file” when no sheet is

                                    available for game

                        Links to commercial web sites (generally thought to be bad idea)

                        Possible change to manner of acting in board election (future discussion)