HDC Meeting Recaps

November 5, 2019

Comments from Coach Bonner

  • The new turtle will be ordered in January. This along with new L screens will need to be put together (with help) on Field Cleanup Day. We also might need a welder to help with some repairs.
  • General schedule for beginning of season:
    • 1/31 first practice (after school)
    • 2/1 (Saturday) intersquad scrimmage (required for tryouts)
    • Tryouts continue throughout that next week with decisions to be made by Thursday. Coaches will talk to players individually (a team list will not be posted)
    • General game schedule:
      • Subvarsities will play on Mondays (Freshman @5 and JV @7) and Fridays (JV @5 and Freshman @7)
      • Varsity will play on Tuesdays and Fridays @7:30
  • No need to purchase any special equipment before tryouts
  • Considering options for hoodies (for Freshman) and shoes at team/bulk rates for families to buy (not required purchases)
  • Some of our opponents have turf fields and do not allow metal spikes. Turf shoes are not required; tennis shoes will be fine.
  • Alliance Association of Umpires is currently unaccredited and could become an issue if a resolution is not worked out. Our AD is working to help with solutions.

Treasurer’s Report, Brandee Dill, Treasurer
Financial report from July 1, 2019 – November 5, 2019 was distributed and reviewed. This is available on request.

Communication, Joanna Ashlock, Secretary

  • Important HDC Dates – Joanna Ashlock
    • Applebee’s Breakfast – This Saturday November 9th
    • Field Cleanup Day – Thursday, January 16 OR Saturday, January 18
    • First Pitch Dinner – Tuesday, February 11th @BHS Cafeteria
    • Baseball Banquet – Tuesday, May 12th @FAAC

Volunteer Positions

  • Concessions, Gate, Scoreboard, Pitch Count, Varsity Field Announcer
    Link: http://www.birdvillebaseball.com/volunteers
  • First Pitch Dinner and Baseball Banquet events will need committees
  • Grade Level coordinators
    • A point person for each grade level to help Joanna with communications
    • Will coordinate class baskets for the First Pitch Dinner auction, help get volunteers for game days, organize team dinners, help with Senior activities

First Pitch Dinner

Start looking for auction items that can be donated including gift cards for the Grub Grab board. A donation letter will be updated and posted on the website which can be handed out to business as receipt of their donation.

Fundraising Opportunities

  • Booster Benefits Program – We will continue to sell stadium advertising. More details for purchasing will be presented at next month’s meeting.
  • TCU Events – Football 11/29 West Virginia
    • We receive $500 for supplying a group of 18-20 people to pass out programs at the game. You need to be there 2 hours ahead of time and work through the 1st quarter or until programs are all gone then have a free ticket into the game. Let Colby know if you are interested in helping.
  • Upcoming TCU Basketball
    • Same opportunity for basketball. You come one hour before the game. Only 4 people are needed. Can sign up through this link; mark Baseball as the club with your name and contact information.

Next meeting Monday, Dec. 2, 2019

September 23, 2019

Booster Accomplishments 2018-2019

  • Regraded the field at a cost of $18,000
  • Hosted special event nights (Teacher Appreciation, Future Hawk, Senior Night) at varsity games
  • Created partnership with Booster Benefits for stadium advertising bringing in revenue of about $6300

Comments from Coach Bonner

  • This year’s facilities improvements include the purchase of a new turtle and pitching machine and repairing the tractor with an
  • Volunteers throughout the year are greatly appreciated and needed to keep the program successful.

Treasurer’s Report, Brandee Dill, Treasurer

Financial reports were distributed, reviewed and approved. These are available on request

Communication, Joanna Ashlock Secretary

Remind: Text @bhshdc to 81010
Facebook: Birdville Hawks Baseball
Twitter: @HawksBirdville

  • We are considering adding grade level and/or team parents to help with specific events during the season. Volunteers will be needed for this.
  • Team specific reminds will be used for communicating game updates and volunteer needs. Players should be in communication with their coach’s text and remind groups themselves.

Important HDC Dates, Joanna Ashlock,  Secretary

  • Applebee’s Breakfast (Fundraiser)  – TBD (November)
  • Field Cleanup Day – TBD (January)
  • First Pitch Dinner – Tuesday, February 11th @BHS Cafeteria
  • Baseball Banquet – Tuesday, May 12th @FAAC
  • Other fundraisers may include pie sales in November (pending Coach Bonner’s decision) and a season starting fundraiser in January.
  • Tryouts will be mid January and season starts beginning of February

Game-day Volunteer Positions, Jessical Mitchell, VP

  • Concessions – Need 2 people each game, brings in money for HDC
  • Gate – Need 1 person each game to come 30 minutes before and stay through the end of the 4th inning (ticket sales go to the district, not HDC)
  • Scoreboard – Runs the outfield scoreboard
  • Pitch Count – Varsity only, tracks pitch count
  • Varsity Field Announcer – Eric Webb (sub-varsity teams can also have an announcer if someone volunteers)
  • For Spring season, there will be a chance to sign up for volunteer slots, then the board will assign every family a slot. It will be that person’s responsibility to find a replacement if needed.

Fundraising Opportunities, Marc Tolson, VP

  • Booster Benefits Program – for field advertising. Links to the form and pricing is on the website. Please communicate with any business you think would like to donate.

Next Meeting: November 5th