Hello Softball Families,
The Softball Club is once again looking to hold an official vote to determine the next step in the future of the youth summer softball season. Now that we have moved into Phase 2 with optimism for Phase 3 coming in early July, we need to determine the interest to play games as part of Phase 3.
MEETING DATE: Thursday, June 25
LOCATION: Zoom Meeting (web address directly below)
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Meeting ID: 766 7724 2327
ACCOMMODATIONS: Voting will occur via the CHAT feature at the bottom of the Zoom window, so if possible, please login using a computer. If you need to access the meeting on your phone and the CHAT option is not available, we will allow email voting as long as you verbally state this during the call. E-mail voting will be completed privately to one of the Board members as designated on the call.
You must be present on the Zoom Meeting in order to be eligible to vote.
This special meeting will be held for the specific purpose of discussing and voting on two items:
- Shall all Mount Horeb Softball Club youth teams be allowed to play in games within Dane County if permitted under the Forward Dane plan?
- Shall all Mount Horeb Softball Club youth teams (with exception of tournament teams, as they are already approved) be allowed to play in games outside of Dane County if games are permitted under the Forward Dane plan?
These will be the only topics discussed. If you should have other questions or concerns on non-related topics, please contact Kurt by phone or email as listed at the bottom of this email.
A reminder to all receiving this invite, only those individuals who have paid their membership dues and who are in good-standing with the Club per our bylaws will be allowed to vote (https://mohosoftballclub.com/membership/). Our post office box will be checked at 4PM on the day of the meeting for payments. You may also make arrangements with Kurt (firstname.lastname@example.org) to drop payments off at my house directly. If your membership payment is received after this date/time you will not be able to vote on these topics but will certainly be able to vote on upcoming decisions.
If it is decided to move forward with games, the Club Board Members in combination with the Youth Coordinators will establish game guidelines for all players, coaches, and parents to follow. This group will gladly accept input from parents on these topics but final decisions on specific rules/guidelines will fall with the Board and Youth Coordinators.
We are looking for and expecting a polite and meaningful discussion on these topics – the same as the last meeting. As stated previously, regardless of where you fall on this topic, we ask that you refrain from commenting to the coaches and suggest you avoid discussing your concerns in front of your players as we want them focused on practicing/games and not politics. If you would like to have a conversation about what is or will be occurring, please contact one of Board members directly and your comments will be taken under consideration. (https://mohosoftballclub.com/board-members/)
Just as the rules, suggestions, and plans provided by our governmental bodies and advisory boards have been fluid, so likely will be the Club’s approach as things move forward. Thank you for your patience as we navigate these unprecedented times.
The Mount Horeb Softball Club Board
Holy Softball Batman! Thanks to the 86 players that participated in the 2020 youth evaluation program last Sunday! We are extremely excited about the great turnout and are remaining optimistic that the current events will not slow down our season!! Thanks for coming out ladies and we look forward to the opportunity to get on the field!!
Order today! Store closes March 18th at Noon!
CLICK HERE for information on winter / spring softball camps through the Verona Area Girls Softball Association put on by Kelly Keyes at a very affordable rate.
Lauren Chamberlain is headed to Reedsburg High School on March 7th and 8th for a Power Hitting Clinic open to ages 8-18. The camp will be led by NCAA All-Time Career Home Run record holder and 2013 NCAA World Series Champion, Lauren Chamberlain and the Reedsburg High School coaching staff.
Happy New Year! The Mount Horeb Softball Club has had many successes and firsts this past year that we wanted to share. Following is a list of just a few things we have accomplished in no particular order:
- Seven youth teams played this summer – up one team from 2018!
- Two youth fall ball teams
- Two Tournament Teams: U10 and U12
- New varsity head coach Jeramie Holman!
- Began a pitching incentive program – K-Club
- Varsity and JV High School Team (there was not enough players for a JV team the previous year)
- High school teams had three event nights: Youth, parents/grandparents, and senior night
- First year of our youth volunteer program (VIP) – 76% of the families met the volunteer requirements – what a great participation by our families!!
- Successful calendar raffle fundraiser by our high school and youth players
- Volunteered at football concession stand as well as cotton candy and snow cone sales at the Homecoming game
- Cotton candy and snow cone stand at Norsk Anniversary summer event
- Had an expanded offering at concession stand – walking tacos and nachos
- Upgraded concession stand: replaced microwave, bought new table, and added new accessories/utensils.
- New sidewalk – MHASD paid for this – we are now ADA accessible to both fields!
- New backstop fencing and bracing at Field #1 (American Fence)
- New concrete and field gates at Field #2 (Finks Paving and American Fence)
- New Storage Shed (Finks Paving, Hellenbrand Custom Construction, Brings Building & Jet Crete, R&R Doors, and Dave Jones, Inc.)
- Softball Club was on TV – TV-W aired a short clip about our club
- Had an awesome float in the Frolic parade and large group of youth handed out merchandise
- Continued our Chamber of Commerce membership
- Received a generous grant from Mt Horeb Rotary
- 2019 Revenue: $38,162 / 2019 Expenditures: $37,630
A huge thank you to all of sponsors, volunteers, committee members, and board members who make everything possible. In addition to celebrating these tangible achievements, we will never forget to celebrate the individual accomplishments and firsts of our youth – that first hit, the first home run, the first inning pitched, and for some the first practice and the first game.
Thank you to all who have made this past year a success, and may we never lose sight of these personal accomplishments. We are proud of all our youth players!! Here’s to an amazing 2020. Go Mount Horeb Softball Nation!!