Oakville Minor Baseball Holds Annual General Meeting
Submitted By Mike Paciuc on Wednesday, October 30, 2013
Oakville, ON (October 30, 2013) - On Wednesday October 23, 2013 the Oakville Minor Baseball Association (OMBA) hosted its 51st Annual General Meeting to review the 2013 season, elect a new board of directors and appoint the executive team that will lead the organization for the 2014 baseball season.
Celebrating its 50th Anniversary, the OMBA had a very successful 2013 season on the diamonds with more than 650 registered players including 34 House League teams and 20 Oakville A’s rep teams. The rep program won two Central Ontario baseball association Championships, sent 13 teams to the Provincial Championships and two teams - the Minor Rookie Ball AAA and the Minor Pee Wee AA – won Provincial titles.
Off the diamond the organization faced some challenges, with the 2013 Treasurer being removed from his position after admitting to misappropriating OMBA funds over an extended period of time. The Board took immediate action to secure the OMBAs financial resources and negotiated deferred payment terms with the Town of Oakville for unpaid 2013 permit fees, the only outstanding trade payable despite the deficit created by the misappropriation of funds.
For the 2014 season, the OMBA added seven new directors to the board:
Long-time Board member Mike Paciuc was appointed President, taking over the role from Dave Fulton, who is now Treasurer. Clark Rymal was appointed VP Rep and Kevin Freeman is the VP of House league. All executive positions are a one year term.
“I would like to thank the members who have shown their passion and commitment to the OMBA by joining the Board,” said Mike Paciuc, President. “Thank you to Dave Fulton for his three years leading the OMBA and for taking on the role of Treasurer during this challenging time. He has been instrumental in restoring financial stability to our organization and he will continue to do so in his new role.”
“I would also like to thank all members who attended the AGM,” Paciuc added. “With engaged members and a passionate board, the OMBA will continue to provide quality baseball programs in Oakville for the next 50 years.”
The OMBA is a non-profit association that provides baseball programs for more than 650 children throughout the Oakville Community. Hosting House League, Select and Representative programs, the OMBA is the original youth baseball organization in Oakville having celebrated its 50th anniversary season in 2013. The OMBA is a member association of both the Ontario Baseball Association and Baseball Canada.
For more information visit our website at www.baseballoakville.com.
Mike Paciuc, President