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PLEASE BE ADVISED THAT OUR WEDNESDAY EVENING, JULY 12, 2017 BOARD MEETING WILL BE CANCELLED DUE TO VACATION SCHEDULES AND OTHER CONFLICTS. OUR OFFICERS AND BOARD MEMBERS WILL RECEIVE AN EMAILED TREASURER'S REPORT.
OUR BOARD TYPICALLY DOES NOT MEET IN AUGUST. OUR NEXT OFFICIAL BOARD MEETING WILL BE IN SEPTEMBER, WHICH WILL BE OUR ANNUAL MEETING TO ELECT OFFICERS FOR THE 2017-2018 SEASON. THE OFFICES WHICH WILL NEED TO BE VOTED ON AND FILLED INCLUDE: PRESIDENT; VICE-PRESIDENT; SECRETARY; TREASURER; FUNDRAISING; INFORMATION/I.T.; SAFETY OFFICER; PLAYER AGENT; CONCESSION STAND; FIELD MANAGER; EQUIPMENT MANAGER; CHIEF UMPIRE. IN ADDITION, WE WILL NEED TO ASSIGN MANAGERS AND ASSISTANT COACHES AT OUR 8U, 9-10 AND 11-12 LEVELS.
BEST WISHES TO EVERYONE FOR A SAFE AND ENJOYABLE SUMMER. ALSO, BEST WISHES TO MANAGER VERN KLECKNER AND THE 11U TEAM WHICH IS LOOKING TO SWEEP ITS POOL AND ENTER THE ALL-STAR PLAYOFFS.
Happy Father's Day to all of the Orwigsburg Little League Dads, past and present. Thanks to all of the dads who gave so much time and attention to our kids and fields throughout this year and in years past. Best wishes to our 10, 11 and 12 year old all-star teams, all of which will be starting their games next weekend. Also, best wishes to our 9U and 8U teams in the Southern Schuylkill Slugfest on June 23-24.
OLL will be starting some major field improvements next to Benner Field and next to the playground. Stay tuned. . . .
Sud Patel, OLL President.
Congratulations to MRD, the 2017 Inter-League champs for the 8U division and to Boyers, the 2017 Inter-League 11-12 division champs. Also, congratulations to semi-finalist Bedways for their strong showing in the 9-10 division. 2 out of 3 titles for OLL is a great showing!
With the 2017 regular season now officially over, I want to thank every Manager, coach, parent, umpire and volunteer for their time and dedication to our League. Together we made some incredible improvements to our facilities this Spring, with more to come in the next month. I especially want to thank our friends from Deer Lake for all of their contributions throughout the season.
To those players and families who will be moving on to post-season/all-star play, best of luck. To everyone else, best wishes for a safe and enjoyable summer.
Sud Patel, OLL President
Our League is off to a good start so far this season in all three divisions. To our 8U families, let me please remind everyone that we have two new Managers and many players who are new to our League. Especially at the 8U level, our League’s emphasis has been and will continue to be on developing players and helping them understand the fundamentals and Rules of the game. With that being said, please remember that our managers, coaches and umpires are always trying to do their best to enforce the Rules and be as fair as possible. Umpires do not get every call right every time. At the 8U level, we have to balance teaching, having fun and, most importantly, safety.
All parents and players have signed a Code of Conduct form. Especially at the 8U level, players can be affected by the actions and words of parents and spectators. While we encourage cheering and positive reinforcement, we will not accept or tolerate parents and spectators badgering players, managers/coaches or umpires.
Finally, I have it on very good information that ESPN will not be covering any OLL games this season and the pro and college scouts have decided that no offers will be made to any OLL player this season. Keep it fun and keep the focus on the kids, please!
Sud Patel, OLL President.
Volunteer Clearance: All volunteers will need to submit the following clearance. Please bring copies of the clearance to registrations or to your first practice. All those planning to help coach in any capacity will need to have these clearances.
Criminal Record Clearance - https://epatch.state.pa.us/Home.jsp
Criminal Abuse History Clearance - https://www.compass.state.pa.us/cwis/public/home
In addition there is a Criminal Background check through the Dept. of Human Services but this is only needed if you have not lived in PA for the last 10 years.