Franklin Recreation Meeting February 18, 2020


Participants: Bridget Thompson, Bridgette Favreau, Stephanie Ho, Paula Tremblay, Dave Bennion


Bridget called the meeting to order at 7:08 p.m.


Public Comment



Programming (moved up in Agenda)

One Town At A Time Movie: February 22, 6:00 p.m.

       Discussion about refreshment needs for this event.

       Franklin Rec will share this event on Facebook.


Library Updates

       The library website is up to date with all library events. Upcoming events include:

       2/20 1:30 p.m. book discussion: Dreaming in Cuban

       2/25 2:00 p.m. kids movie: Dora and the Lost City of Gold

       2/27 11:00 a.m. fairy houses with Ms. Virginia

       2/26 2:00-4:00 p.m. free quilting class

       The library is hoping that the Rec Department will help advertise their events

       The library will be making bags for the Town Clerk to hand out to new residents and would like to include flyers for local organizations, including Franklin Recreation .


Approve Meeting Minutes

       Bridgette motioned to approve the meeting minutes from February 3. Bridget seconded. The motion passed.


Treasurerís Report

       The following expenses were approved:

       $19.73 to Bridgette Favreau for winter carnival door prizes

       $127.33 for insurance


       Income: $1246.50

       Expenses: $847.25; referees have not yet been paid.

Bridget motioned to approve this report. Stephanie seconded. The motion passed.



Due North Paint and Sip: Saturday March 28 10:00 a.m. -12:00 p.m.

       Details to be finalized at next meeting

       Bridget to follow up with Courtney Vining.

       Stephanie to follow up with Due North

One Town At A Time Movie: see above


       Franklin Rec has been asked by the Parent-Child Center liaison to help with a Town Easter Egg Hunt and agreed. This will be further discussed at the next meeting.



       The 2019 sponsorship letter was reviewed.

       Bridget made a motion to change the sponsorship program to include Level 1, which consists of a field banner and company name on a teamís uniform, at a cost of $300; or Level 2, which consists of either a field banner or a company name on a teamís uniform, at the cost of $200. Bridgette seconded the motion. The motion passed.†††

       The 2020 sponsorship letter will be updated to include this change.




       All team seasons are finished

       Referees still need to be paid

Little League:

       Registrations are open

       The Strike Zone is offering a free umpiring clinic, starting in February.Information can be found on the Northwest Little League (NWLL) Facebook page. Discussion about Franklin Rec paying for the umpiring patch in return for umpiring games.

       Evaluations will be held at MVU as follows:

       3/15 3:00-4:30 p.m. boys minors

       3/15 4:30-6:00 p.m. boys majors

       3/22 3:00-4:30 p.m. girls minors

       3/22 4:30-6:00 p.m. girls majors

       Any Franklin player must attend the evaluations in order to be considered to be pulled up to the next level. Players will only be pulled up to the next level if a higher level team does not have enough players.††

       A NWLL coaches meeting will be on 3/24 at 6:00 p.m. at the Swanton School.

       A Franklin coaches meeting will follow at a later date.

       NWLL will host a pitch/hit/run event during the first weekend in May. This will help NWLL raise funds to host the girls minors All-Stars tournament, which has previously been fundedby Swanton Rec.

       Franklin Rec is hoping to host a pre-season clinic for major and minor league players as has been done that last 3 years. Details to be confirmed and shared in the near future.

       Franklin Rec was asked if a child from Canada could play on the Franklin teams; Little League does not allow for this to be possible.

       The baseball field still needs work done prior to the season starting.

Town Meeting Preparation

Bridget will make a presentation


Executive Session

The Board discussed the meeting held with the Recreation Coordinator. Follow up meetings will occur.


The meeting was adjourned at 9:22 p.m.


The next meeting will be on Monday, March 9 at 7:00 p.m. in the Franklin School Library