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BOSL NEWS - 2018


June 8, 2018
Food Donations at the Mid-Season

Gentlemen, the Mid-Season Tournament is quickly approaching!  

Special thanks goes out to our entire Board of Directors, especially our Tournament Directors Bill Misener and Carl Camilleri for all the efforts put in to overcome our challenges to make this tournament happen!

We are holding a Captains meeting this coming Sunday where seeding and pods will be determined.  Schedules will then be posted on the website.  We will also outline all of the excitement and some of the challenges we face during our tournament.

We sincerely appreciate all of your patience with some of the changes during the tournament that we have been required to make during the revitalization of Sherwood, especially when it comes to the parking situation.  Car Pool! 

Once again, the Burlington Food Bank will be on hand to collect donations on the Saturday.  Some of the items they are in dire need of are the following:

  • Canned meat (Turkey, chicken, ham, etc.)
  • Canned fruit
  • Rice
  • Pasta Sauce
  • Canned Tomatoes
  • Juice (large and juice boxes)
  • Crackers
  • Canned Fish
  • Tea/Coffee
  • Cake/Pancake Mix

Thanks again for your continued support of our 2018 charity and best of luck to all during the tournament! 

Ron Evinou, BOSL President


May 15, 2018
A few good men needed

Friday May 25 - The Burlington Food Bank is looking for help from BOSL during the day on Friday the 25th for setting up their Garden Boxes. Need a few good men to help with shoveling, raking, etc. to prep the garden for planting.  We could also use wheelbarrows if any of you have them. The Foodbank started growing its own organic vegetables two years ago and just this year, thanks to a community matching plan they are growing from 1 to 7 plots – (roughly 4 ft x 10 ft areas for growing). The community gardens are located on Maple street just south of the Mapleview mall. They are asking for volunteers to help in creating the beds – spreading the growing medium and mulch etc.

Planting day to follow – tomatoes, squash, eggplant, zucchini, peppers, onions. They will be looking for gardeners – volunteers that can manage a plot for them as well. Let me know if you are interested in helping the Food Bank on Friday the 25th - scot@bosl.ca


March 26, 2018
Insurance Coverage / SPOA Registration

To All BOSL Members,

One very important duty of your Board of Directors is to manage the appropriate insurance for both the league and all of its members.  Since our league and membership are registered with the Slo-Pitch Ontario Association (SPOA) we are able to get excellent coverage at very good rates through their organization.  Attached is the brochure showing our coverage which can be found on the SPOA website at www.slopitch.org/content/insurance-information  

To ensure that every member of our league qualifies for the SPOA insurance, each player must be an active member of their organization.  In the past, we could simply provide them with a spreadsheet showing team name and player name.  This spreadsheet was uploaded in to their database and that was enough for every member to be covered.  Starting this year, SPOA will not be accepting player information in this format.  All players this year will need to register with SPOA and provide their own information directly into the website.  The following is a link showing a message from the CEO of SPOA that explains the situation http://slopitch.org/content/important-message-our-ceo

To put this in simple terms, if you don’t register with SPOA and make yourself Active, you will not be covered by insurance should something happen.

We will be providing SPOA with the active e-mail that we have for each player.  SPOA will be sending every BOSL member an e-mail with instructions on how to register using your e-mail address as your username.  Due to the seriousness of this insurance requirement, both by the SPOA and the City of Burlington, we are going to make it mandatory that EVERY player register with SPOA to make themselves Active in their system.  Many of you may already be active with SPOA if you play in other leagues or on Tournament teams. 

Any BOSL player who is not active in SPOA by Friday May 4, 2018, will not be allowed to take the field until they have done so.  Refusal by a player to register and become active will cancel their membership with BOSL and they will be replaced by a wait list player.

We would ask that captains advise on any of their players that will not be able to register with SPOA due to technology issues (no e-mail, computer, etc.).  We will have suggestions on how to remedy these.  We will also request that the captains strictly enforce and manage those that fall behind schedule on the registrations.
Regards

Scott Sinclair
Vice President, BOSL Board of Directors


March 19, 2018
Upgrade your hat game. Buy a new era flex fit BOSL hat today

Buy one of these BOSL hats for $20 and you will look great for 2018.

Available in grey only – the hats come in 3 sizes (Small/Medium, Medium/Large and Large/XLarge). Purchase one or two here or buy at the Stag. Click here to purchase.

Thanks for supporting the league guys.

Ron Evinou, BOSL President


December 29, 2017
Happy Holidays from the BOSL

On behalf of the 2018 Board of Directors, I would like to wish you all the best during this Festive Season and a very Happy and Safe New Year!

Believe it or not ball season is quickly approaching.  The annual player draft is set for Saturday, March 3, 2018.

As of today we have 190 members whom have registered and paid.  We are currently in the "first-come, first-served" phase of registrations.  This means that the players who have already registered and paid for 2018 have reserved their place in the draft; if you haven't registered and paid, then you haven't reserved your place in the draft.

Full time spots are limited to 224, so make sure you go online to register and pay today!

Acceptable forms of payment are:

- cheque (could be post-dated to February 1, 2018)
- cash (find a member of the board to pay)
- PayPal via the site
- Interac email payment (to treasurer@bosl.ca)

If you are unsure about whether or not you have registered or paid, please email me treasurer@bosl.ca and Steve Rowsell will get back to you.

Thanks!!!

Ron Evinou BOSL President


November 16, 2017
Calling all Captains

On behalf of everyone on the BOSL Board of Directors, I would like to welcome you to the 2018 season!

The new season will be upon us before we know it. We as a board have already begun working tirelessly to make this upcoming season as successful as always.

We are currently looking for those whom wish to volunteer to be Team Captains to email me with your intent ASAP.

Captains selections will be made prior to the New Year.  We will communicate to all of whom apply to let you know if you have been selected.

For those of you that are interested – THANK YOU for stepping up!

If you are interested in volunteering, please email me at revinou@propakenvironmental.com

Ron Evinou, BOSL President


November 16, 2017
BOSL 2018 Registration

With the 2017 season in the rear-view mirror, planning is already underway for the 2018 season.  As we discussed at the AGM, there will be new challenges next year, mostly revolving around the city's efforts to refurbish Sherwood park.  To mitigate some of these challenges we have chosen to reduce the number of teams from to 16.

We would like to remind you of the new by-law which was passed...

Effective September 11, 2017, returning members from the previous season, provided their registration has been accepted by the elected Board of Directors and their registration payment has been made by September 30th, will receive first priority for placement in the annual player draft.  Registration after this time will be open and inclusive and will be on a first come, first served basis for the following season.  The registration period will be determined by the sitting Board of Directors and communicated to all existing and potential members via the League Website along with any other form of communication deemed acceptable by the Board.  The Board of Directors reserves the right to set the limit of members in any given year based on, but not limited to, number of teams and/or number of players per team.

As of today we have 127 members whom have registered and paid.  We are currently in the "first-come, first-served" phase of registrations.  This means that the players who have already registered and paid for 2018 have reserved their place in the draft; if you haven't registered and paid, then you haven't reserved your place in the draft.

Spots are going to be limited, so make sure you go online to register and pay today!

Acceptable forms of payment are:

- cheque (could be post-dated to February 1, 2018)
- cash (find a member of the board to pay)
- PayPal via the site
- Interac email payment (to treasurer@bosl.ca)

If you are unsure about whether or not you have registered or paid, please email me treasurer@bosl.ca and Steve Rowsell will get back to you.

Ron Evinou, BOSL President


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