SYA Little League is pleased to announce the upcoming 2020 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).
Procedures this year will be altered from past years, but in line with Little League guidelines provided for 2020. This event is scheduled for this Wednesday night, October 14 at 6:30pm online using Zoom – call details will be provided prior to meeting. 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. In past years, this election took place during the meeting but will now follow this timeline: Nominations are being taken now and will continue until 7pm Thursday, October 15. 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. We will email out the ballot to all registered members no later than Saturday morning, October 17, which will include any other items that require a vote (i.e. Constitution change). Members will have 7 days, until Saturday, October 24 at noon to complete and return their ballot for counting. Results will be posted within 24 hours and a new board meeting will be setup for all board members, new and returning, to be welcomed and to determine specific positions.
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 register/attend as members and participate in this annual meeting and election as this is YOUR league. All members must register to be recognized as a part of SYA Little League, regardless of position. The current Board urges your participation in this process.
If you would like to register as a member and thus be eligible to vote in this general election, click here to register.
Further information will be available as the election date approaches. If you are just nominating a person for the Board, click here to nominate. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.