Wednesday, May 23, 2012


Bear River Little League sent out an invitation to it's community and stakeholders. They need help filling eight vacancies to it's Board of Directors, while all candidates are running unopposed. 

If you would like to run for a position please contact Angie Pitts ( prior to the June 2 picnic, when voting is scheduled to be held. Final Ballot will be printed on 5/30/12.

Position              Candidates                                                         
President                     Shannon Robinson
Vice-Pres.                   Mark Smith
Safety Officer              Dave Rogers
Membership Director     OPEN
Player Agent                  OPEN
Information Director    Brian Giordano
Treasurer                       OPEN
Secretary                    Kerry Marquez
Fundraising Director   Angela Arroyo
Snack Bar Director        OPEN
Snack Bar Shopper*      OPEN
Snack Bar Shopper*     OPEN
T-Ball Div. Director    Richard Knox
Farm Div. Director        OPEN
Minor Div. Director    Dave Aldrich
Major Div. Director    Carl Corripo
Junior Div Director     Tina Belding
Umpire in Chief              OPEN
Facilities Director       Tony Robinson
Equipment Director    Michael Barrieau

*non voting position

Board Positions Roles & Responsibilities**

President -
  • Apart from all other considerations, sound leadership, couched in knowledge, experience and common sense, is the greatest requirement and most exemplary qualification of the man or woman selected as president of a Little League.
  • While efficient organizational and administrative abilities are desirable credentials, the search for good leadership must transcend all other attributes in the adult who gives direction to the Little League movement in the local community. Dedication to the goals and purpose of Little League is inherent in the volunteer aspect of those who serve, but not everyone who serves is gifted with the quality of leadership. Presidents must reflect these qualities if they are to be of benefit to children.
  • The president has many responsibilities in the administration of the league. Each President is elected by, and is accountable to, the local league board of directors. Duties of a president are described within the limits of the rules and regulations, and within the local league constitution, giving each president the ability to oversee the affairs of all elements of the league.
  • As the chief administrator, the president selects and appoints managers, coaches, umpires and committees. As such, no person becomes a manager, coach, umpire or committee member without the approval of the president. However, all appointments are subject to final approval by the local league's board of directors.
  • Importantly, the president is the officer with whom Little League International maintains contact. The president also represents the league in the District organization.
  • The president should be the most informed officer of the league. Each president must know the regulations under which Little League operates and in authorizing the annual application for charter, binds all members of the league to faithfully observe the regulations. Little League Baseball International Headquarters reserves the right to require a league to remove any officer who does not carry out the terms of charter application. Serious violation can result in loss of the league's charter by action of the Charter Committee in Williamsport, Pennsylvania.
  • Beyond the requirements of league administration, the president should personify the best public image in reflection to the community at large. Each president should take an active role in gaining support and winning friends for the league program.
  • The president presides at league meetings, and assumes full responsibility for the operation of the local league. The president receives all mail, supplies and other communications from the Little League Headquarters. A president may manage, coach or umpire, provided he/she does not serve on the protest committee, nor serve as tournament team manager or coach.

Vice President -
  • The vice president presides in the absence of the president
  • Works with other officers and committee members
  • Is ex-officio member of all committees
  • Carries out such duties and assignments as may be delegated by the president.
  • Separate vice presidents may also be selected to oversee individual divisions within the league.
**If so, one vice president should be selected as the one to preside in the absence of the president. A vice president may manage, coach or umpire, provided they do not serve on the protest committee.
Safety Officer -
  • The safety officer coordinates all safety activities including supervision of ASAP (A Safety Awareness Program)
  • Ensures safety in player training
  • Ensures safe playing conditions
  • Coordinates reporting and prevention of injuries
  • Solicits suggestions for making conditions safer
  • Reports suggestions to Little League International through the ASAP system.
Player Agent -
  • Conducts annual tryouts
  • Is in charge of player selection
  • Assists the president in checking birth records and eligibility of players and generally supervises and coordinates the transfer of players to or from the Minor Leagues according to provisions of the regulations of Little League Baseball.
  • Separate player agents may also be selected to oversee individual divisions within the league.
  • The player agent must not manage, coach or umpire in the division over which he/she has authority, unless the local league has received explicit written permission to allow this from Little League International. Link for Player Agent

Treasurer -
  • Registration $
  • BRLL Budget
  • Taxes
  • Signs checks co-signed by another officer or director (or as directed by the local league’s constitution),
  • Dispenses league funds as approved by the board of directors
  • Reports on the status of league funds
  • Keeps local league books and financial records
  • Assumes the responsibility for all local league finances.

Information Director-
  • Create Flyers (for emails & Registration packages)
  • Pre sign-ups getting the information out there about the sign-ups (we are trying to go away from flyers because of the cost) lots of emails. 
  • Hang Banners - Regarding Sign-ups for both Spring & Fall Ball season
  • Registrations - Be present at all registrations  
  • Maintain the Data Base of players
Information Director cont.-

  • Website ~ calendar, messages, update/post all teams, players, scores
  • Keeping up with the Managers for game scores
  • Team Mom Director ~ Manage Team Mom meeting at the beginning of year
  • Handbook - Get sponsors, put it together and get it to printer
  • Game schedules - Putting the game schedules for T-Ball, Farm, Minors (we interleague our minors with PV so I do their schedules as well) + we interleague with all of the area 2 leagues (Grass Valley, Nevada City, Penn Valley, Bear River, Foresthill & Sierra Foothills) so all of the Major & Jr. schedules for those leagues as well.
  • Post league members to

Secretary -
  • The secretary maintains a register of members and directors
  • Records the minutes of meetings
  • Is responsible for sending out notice of meetings
  • Maintains a record of league’s activities.
  • Pictures
  • Banner Contest
  • Emails
  • Agenda

Fundraising Director-
  • Solicits and secures local sponsorships to support league operations
  • Collects and reviews sponsorship and fundraising opportunities
  • Organizes and implements approved league fundraising activities
  • Coordinates participation in fundraising activities
  • Maintains records of monies secured through sponsorship and fundraising initiatives
Membership -
  • Registrations ~ Sign up people for their Membership Hrs,
* Snack bar shift hrs
* List of umpire names
* NEW next year we will be adding
  • Scorekeeping
  • Scoreboard
  • Call/ E-Mail Reminders for above duties (could be a few different members membership hr duties)
  • Keep track of members hours to make sure they are fulfilling their commitment
  • Staying on top of it through the season.

Snack Bar Director-
  • Maintains the operation of concession facilities
  • Organizes the purchase of concession products
  • Responsible for the management of the concession sales at league events
  • Collects and reviews concession related offers including coupons, discounts and bulk-purchasing opportunities
  • Organizes, tallies and keeps records of concession sales and purchases
Snack Bar Director cont.-
  • Create and manage Opening & Closing schedule for the snack bar (select few who have keys)
  • Maintain check-in & outs of the Members who worked for Membership Director
  • Create a student pool for members to call if they cant work
  • Facilitate calls/emails of members who need to re-schedule or can’t work their shift
Snack Bar Shopper (non voting position)-
  • Shop bi-weekly for Snack Bar items food/supplies needed - list will be supplied by the SB director to purchase from Sam's Club or Wal-Mart (BRLL has a card at Sam's Club)

T-Ball - Junior Director-
  • The Division Directors are responsible to run and organize their individual divisions (i.e. Jr., Major, Minor, etc.) within Bear River Little League (BRLL).
  • All Division Directors work in conjunction with the Vice President of Baseball
  • All Division Directors will collect and nominate Manager/Coaches for the up-coming season
  • T-Ball & Farm Directors will separate and evenly divide up the teams after open registration and evenly apply late registrations as well
  • Minor & Major Directors work together and create a nightly clean up schedule with managers. i.e. ea home team manager empty trash cans before lights out
Umpire in Chief-
  • Responsible for the hiring, training, and scheduling of all umpires for baseball
  • Coordinates with the Safety Officer to schedule all umpire training clinics, seminars, etc.
  • Organizes and directs all training clinics, seminars, etc.
  • Coordinates with the Vice President and Field Scheduling Coordinator to prepare all umpire work schedules.
  • Work with website to update all work schedules online.
Equipment Director-
  • Responsible for the upkeep and maintenance of all player equipment.
  • Coordinates with the Vice Presidents of Baseball and Division Directors to receive all equipment bags back from the managers at the end of the season (or the end of all-star season).
  • Maintains an inventory of all equipment in each bag to ensure that all equipment is returned and that equipment which has exceeded its life expectancy is replaced.
  • Inspects all equipment, removing damaged, worn, or unsafe equipment, and replaces with new equipment.
  • Orders all new equipment.
  • Maintains inventory of reserve equipment.
  • Prepares all equipment bags for distribution each new season with size appropriate equipment for each division.
  • Provides scorebooks and pitch-count books to appropriate teams.
  • Coordinates with the Vice Presidents of Baseball and Division Directors to make sure that all equipment bags are distributed to managers by/on draft day for each league.

Facilities Director-
  • Manage volunteers or services to both maintain and improve our fields
  • Work with School District officials to explore improvements in fields, facilities and partnerships with League
  • Train Managers on field prep and ensure clean up nights scheduled at fields
  • Manage schedule to mow, edge, remove trash and clean up each week
** Taken from BRLL web site.Click here

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