League Bulletin Board: News and Notes for the Quorum
September 2014 Edition
Player and Volunteer Recruitment: While some of the players and volunteers in your league are hopefully enjoying Fall Ball season, others may be involved in other sports. Little League has always supported sports diversity for its players and families. For your league, having other youth sports in your community can be a great benefit. By organizing members of the Board to attend these sporting events, there is opportunity to reach out to parents and players and share what your league has to offer heading into next year. Promoting the 2015 season and upcoming Little League activities through the use of posters and flyers, social media, or simply by word-of-mouth, can inform parents and players on what to look for in the coming months. The 2015 Little League Chartering and Marketing Toolkit is expected to be delivered to your league soon, and will offer a variety of materials and resources to help support your outreach efforts.
Decisions on Local Award Recipients: Before the current Board retires, discuss and vote on any local awards to be given out prior to the start of next season. If any new awards are to be considered have those motions suggested and placed in the minutes for discussion by the new Board once it is seated.
Equipment Donation to Pitch In For Baseball (PIFB): Since 2005, Little League® and Pitch In For Baseball have been partners in helping children around the world get new and gently used baseball and softball equipment. In 2013 alone, Pitch In For Baseball directly helped more than 12,000 Little Leaguers in 30 local Little League programs in New York and New Jersey impacted by Superstorm Sandy, donating nearly $250,000 in baseball and softball equipment. Your league is encouraged to conduct an equipment collection and donate the items to PIFB or another local not-for-profit outlet. For more information on Pitch In For Baseball, visit pifb.org.
Get Your League Into the Little League® Museum: Any local Little League in the world has a direct connection to the Little League Museum -- thanks to the Global Connections Touch Table powered by ACTIVE Network. Visitors to the World of Little League: Peter J. McGovern Museum and Official Store are able to learn about any of the 7,000-plus leagues in over 80 countries around the world by tapping photos, playing fun trivia games and sending messages on an exhibit that has an interactive touch screen the size of two ping pong tables.
Click here for information on how local leagues can simply and quickly upload information to the Global Connections Touch Table powered by ACTIVE Network.