Coaches and Member Representatives,
Below is a brief summary of the action taken and other items of interest from the January 26, 2014 WPISL Organization Meeting.
A total of 11 coaches, member representatives and board members were in attendance. Since nine schools were represented, there were sufficient members to have a quorum.
The membership passed changes to the Constitution that allows for elected officers to serve two-year teams rather than one. Please see the attached revised “Constitution, By-laws and Rules”. This document will be posted on the web-site soon.
The membership voted for the following officers. All five officers ran unopposed in the election.
- President – Ed Vesely (term: 2014 and 2015)
- Vice President – Jim Schindler (term: 2014)
- Secretary – Brian Cronin (term: 2014)
- Treasure – Rip Odato (term: 2014)
- Scorekeeper – Joe Bolton (term: 2014 and2015)
The membership passed the following fee structures for 2014.
- Varsity = $80 per team
- JV = $35 per team
- Junior High = $35 per team
The Umpire Committee will move ahead with requesting each umpire chief whose association provides services to wpisl members to provide the names of at least three umpires they can provide for games in 2014 who have clearances. The details of the requirements will be developed by the Umpiring Committee in the coming months.
Request for Quotations will be made to softball suppliers in the coming months. There was a discussion and an agreement at the meeting that if the price we pay for softballs goes up, that the remaining softballs in stock will go up in price to equal the price of the new softballs so all teams will pay the same price for all softballs purchased in 2014. With the skin issue of the existing balls and 31 dozen left, the league will sell those softballs to JV and Junior High teams until the supply is exhausted. Regarding the new batch of softballs, they will only be sold to Varsity teams.
There was a discussion and agreement that the WPISL will switch from individual trophies to medals for the playoff champions and runner up team.
The membership was in agreement to have two umpires at all semi-final playoff games instead of one.
For 2014, the Board has selected the following volunteers as commissioners at each level. The intent of having three 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
For membership issues or inter level issues the questions and concerns should come to Ed Vesely. For Scorekeeping or web-site issues; please contact Joe Bolton.
There were several ideas to improve our league that were discussed during the meeting. These will be considered and addressed by the appropriate committee and brought forward to the membership for consideration at the next General Membership Meeting, which will most likely be in June 2014.
If you have any comments or concern, please e-mail both Brian Cronin and me, so we can address them or pass the information to the appropriate board or committee member.
WPISL – President