Coaches and Member Representatives,
Below is a brief summary of the action taken and other items of interest from the August 8, 2015,WPISL General Membership Meeting.
A total of 11 member representatives or their designees of the 16 active members were in attendance. All five of the board members were present. In addition, there were several other coaches in attendance as well as members from potential new teams from Mt Lebanon and Thomas Jefferson.
The membership passed a Policy for the 2015 season that will require all umpires who service thewpisl to have clearances. Those clearances include:
Act 34 - PA State Police Criminal Background Check
Act 151 - PA Child Abuse History
Act 114 - FBI Criminal Background Check
The documentation to substantiate that umpire have clearances will be implemented as follows.
Each member will reach out to the umpiring association that provides umpires for that member. Members can work together on this as several umpire associations provide umpires for multiple members.
The member(s) will secure a list and copies of the clearance for the umpires the association is willing to provide who have clearances and are available to umpire wpisl games.
The member(s) will submit that list and copies of each umpire clearances to Brian Cronin theWPISL secretary no later than Saturday, August 22, 2015 at the JV and Junior High Scheduling Meeting. Clearance may be submitted electronically in advance of the meeting to Brian at email@example.com.
The WPISL will review the list and clearances and develop a spreadsheet of each umpires who have provided their clearances, what association the umpire works for, and what member he/she services.
If an umpire shows to a wpisl game and is not on the list; the following action should be taken.
The umpire will be asked to leave the field and will not be paid. Members should make sure the head of umpires for the association that services that member is aware of this.
Instructions for umpiring, postponing and re-scheduling the game will be forthcoming from thewpisl.
The WPISL alerted the members that the league is looking to fill the offices of Secretary and one Executive Board Member. Interested parties should contact Ed Vesely.
This year represents the 10th season for the WPISL. Ralph Pagone volunteered to lead the way to promote the 10th anniversary through local news media.
The Constitution, By-laws and Rules will be updated and posted on the web-site with a few minor changes that were adopted in June 2014, but never updated prior to the 2014 season.
There was an error in the Agenda Published for the meeting. The correct fees for 2015 are as follows.
- Varsity = $130 per team
- JV = $70 per team
- Junior High = $70 per team
A summary of the important upcoming dates are:
LINK TO VARSITY DECLARATION FORM
LINK TO JV DECLARATION FORM
LINK TO JR HIGH DECLARATION FORM
LINK TO 2015 ROSTER FORM
Joe Bolton asked that any member who wants to add photos from seasons past or this season can contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org or post photos on the wpisl Facebook page.
One suggestion for awards this year at the playoffs include a promotional t-shirt in addition or in-place of the medallions. Ed Vesely said he would look into the budget and see if that was feasible.
The following individuals will serve as the commissioners is to improve communications and attempt to address members concerns and questions as quickly as possible.
- Varsity Commissioner: Ed Vesely
- JV Commissioner: Brian Cronin
- Junior High Commission: Frank Byers
If you have any pre-season comments or concern, please e-mail the league at email@example.com or me, so we can address them as soon as possible.
WPISL – President