SYA Little League is pleased to announce the upcoming 2021 Annual Meeting and Election of the Board of Directors (the Board). This body oversees the property and daily affairs of SYA Little League for Baseball (4-12 years of age) and Softball (7-16 years of age).
This event is scheduled for this Wednesday night, October 13 at 6:30pm at Stone MS Theatre (Masks will be required, just as if you are a student/teacher). The meeting will cover the league events of the past year and expectations moving ahead as well as a review of our Constitution and any proposed changes for it. Included will be a call for nominations to the Board of Directors.
Nominations for the ballot are being taken now and will continue until 7pm Sunday, October 10. At that time, a ballot will be developed to vote on all nominees based on the current Board size of 33 Directors, to include any returning board members completing their second year of a two year term. Any member wishing to vote via absentee ballot, must request the ballot from our Secretary, Kevin White (firstname.lastname@example.org) beginning Monday October 11. Members voting absentee will have until Wednesday, October 13 at noon to complete and return their ballot for counting. Members may also bring their ballot to the meeting. Voting will conclude with those present at the meeting on Wednesday night, October 13.
The membership of SYA Little League is comprised of all persons registered with SYA Little League as volunteers to include managers, coaches, and other general volunteers. As members, you have the right and responsibility to participate in these elections for the Board thereby representing the overall SYA Little League community. Parents, family members, and fans of the game are strongly encouraged to participate in this annual meeting and election as this is YOUR league. All members must be registered to be recognized as a part of SYA Little League, regardless of position. The current Board urges your participation in this process.
If you are not registered but would like to be a member and thus be eligible to vote in this general election, send me an email noted your registration as a member (email@example.com). If you registered with SYA Little League during the spring or fall season as a volunteer, you are already registered.
Further information will be available as the election date approaches. If you are just nominating a person for the Board, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with your nominations. Great time for you to bring and express your thoughts on moving ahead and the past, challenging year.
The Board would like to see more parents and volunteers involved in the process, especially those who DO NOT manage or coach a team - the Board is limited to how many coaches may be on the board, less than 50%. Please consider volunteering your time to help improve the baseball and softball experience in our community. Parents of players from age 16 down to 4, we need you! This league cannot continue to provide a positive baseball/softball experience without the efforts of past and future volunteers. If you would like to nominate yourself or someone else for the Board elections, please do so when you register as a member. For our current positions, you can see the current Board of Directors listing for an approximation of board titles – details can be obtained through Bob as noted below. Each new board is configured slightly different as the new board best determines responsibilities/roles/titles.
Should you have any questions regarding the election process or the Board in general, please contact Bob Woodruff, SYA Little League President at email@example.com.