Baseball Oakville Appoints New Executive, News (Oakville Minor Baseball)

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Baseball Oakville Appoints New Executive
Submitted By hbusseri on Monday, July 21, 2014
Oakville, ON (July 21, 2014) - On Sunday, July 20, 2014 the Directors of Oakville Minor Baseball Association (OMBA) elected a new executive team that will lead the planning for the 2015 baseball season. 

While Executive positions are a one-year term from the October AGM, planning for the new Rep season that begins September 1 is already underway. The 2014 Executive agreed to step down to allow for an orderly transition to a new Executive team that can map out the 2015 season for the entire organization and stand for election at the Fall AGM.

The 2015 Executive Team:

·       President - Andreas Papadopoulos

·       Secretary - Rishi Bandhu

·       VP House League  - Danielle Wood

·       VP Rep - Tony Busseri

·       Treasurer - Open 

Danielle Wood will continue as VP House League through the completion of the 2014 House League season and until the organization defines and fills a new General Manager role. The Board expects to finalize the duties and responsibilities of this new role shortly.

Rishi Bandhu takes over the Secretary’s role and his legal background and experience over the past year with the House League program will be a welcome new voice to the Executive Team.

The Treasurer role is open and the Board is working to fill the position.

“I would like to thank Mike Paciuc for ten months of outstanding work, leading our organization through this transition, and for continuing to serve on the board to lend his baseball expertise and knowledge of baseball in Oakville to the current Executive,” said Andreas Papadopoulos, President. “In addition, I would like to thank long time Board members Dale Larson and Jim Tolan for staying on this past year to share their baseball knowledge and assist with the transition.”

Baseball Oakville has more than 600 players registered for the 2014 season, including 353 House League players on 31 teams.  Strong membership numbers, and tight fiscal planning and execution have restored financial stability to the organization. By the fiscal year end on September 30, 2014 annual revenue will be approximately $325k, with expected net income of approximately $75k, leaving the organization in a positive cash position of approximately $30k. Profitability will be reinvested in the kids through access to player training and coach development, improved communication and member experience with a paid General Manager, and the creation of a reserve fund for capital projects and player initiatives.

“I would like to thank Clark Rymal for all his work as VP Rep and in other capacities through the years with Baseball Oakville,” said Tony Busseri, VP Rep. “Our Rep program boasts a 130-86-11 league record at July 13 and has eight tournament wins so far this season.”

“Going forward, the Oakville A’s Rep and Select programs will be run by a committee of leaders to announced later this month,” said Busseri. “As a team we can push our program to be a destination for elite ball players and challenge players at every level to chase their dreams.”

Coaching applications for 2015 are now being accepted and the deadline has been extended to August 15, 2014. By Labour Day weekend, coaches will be announced, tryout dates and the new Fall Ball schedule will be available, and guidelines and expectations for the 2015 season will be in place.

Baseball Oakville 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.

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Andreas Papadopoulos, President

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Tony Busseri, VP Rep

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