Who is Going to Step Up?

By Brian Gotta, President of CoachDeck

As an eight year Little League board member and 14 year volunteer, it pains me to see a message like I read on the homepage of one of our long-standing client’s website. There are so many positives to youth sports, however it is easy to become cynical when a few people do the work of many and others refuse to chip in. To some degree, when one volunteers, that is essentially what they’re signing up for, I understand. But it sure would be nice if more people would get involved and not always assume someone else will do it. I’ve withheld the names of the league and volunteers, but this could be any organization.

Hello to all (Blank) Little League families,

Just an update on the board meeting that was held on September 15th.
All nominations for board members are still open and will be validated on Sept. 26th, 2011 7pm Field #2 (Blank) Park.

This is a very urgent message please read thoroughly:

I would just like to let everyone know that as of July 30th 2011, (Blank) resigned as President and WILL NOT be coming back. She ran the league for many years and did a great job and I’m sure she along with others, would not like to see the league dissolve after all the hard work that was put into it. (Blank) is now with the District Office.

I would like everyone to understand that if the President position is not filled and voted upon at the next board meeting ,then I would like to highly stress THAT THERE WILL BE NO LITTLE LEAGUE AT (Blank) PARK. I have been been coordinating Fall Ball and with my obligations and job I will not be taking on or even casting my name in for the President position. I have been with the league for about 4-5 years and I cannot believe that out of 200 and some kids/families there were only 7 parents who attended the board meeting and 4 out of those 7 are the same people that help every year. I understand we all have other obligations and such but this will take in effect for Spring 2012.

It is very important that someone consider this situation and step up to try and help this charter. The league has been running for over 40 years and it would be nice and only right to keep it going for our youth and neighborhood.

Fall ball will continue to run thru the season which ends in November, but after that there will be no more baseball if no one is willing to take on the President position.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact me.


(Acting President)

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