News and Announcements
Wow….what a year this has been!
Just as we got things underway, we were stopped in our tracks and had to put the season on hold. We did manage to host a very successful Euchre night and we applied for and were accepted into a fundraising program with Bingo World and Gaming Centre in Newmarket. Even though we have not been allowed to fulfil our volunteer time slots at the gaming centre as of yet, we’ve gratefully received a couple payments from the brief time they were allowed to open, for the electronic gaming tables only. Hopefully in the coming year, they will be able to re-open to full capacity and we can continue with this fundraising ef-fort. As part of the conditions of our permit, we are mandated to promote Bingo World to our membership and encourage you to frequent the centre. Monies raised from our participation will go towards purchasing new equipment, facility rentals and umpire fees.
In light of the extenuating circumstances of the pandemic and the cancellation of the 2020 season, the current executive has agreed to stay on for the 2021 season. In the event that a position becomes va-cant, we will appoint someone to fill that spot, as per our constitution. Zoom meetings may become the ‘norm’ for a little while, until we are allowed to meet in person.
On behalf of the entire executive, I want to wish you and your families a very special, happy and healthy holiday season. Wear your mask, sanitize your hands and stay safe so that we will all be able to meet on the diamonds in 2021.
As many of you know, my husband, Coach Scott. was diagnosed with glioblastoma (brain cancer) earlier this summer. On September 10th he suffered from complications of the disease and passed away much too soon.
I wanted to thank the club for the lovely edible arrangement & gift card that he got to enjoy while undergoing treatments and to all the members who sent cards, food, mes-sages, made donations in his name and have sent loving thoughts to myself and our kids after he passed. He loved his time on the diamonds and especially enjoyed coaching your kids. We appreciate every special gesture made and know he will be watching over us when we return to the diamonds.
Corinne, President LSMSA
The document Christmas_greeting_2020.pdf was attached to this post.
It is with heavy hearts that the executive wishes to extend its deepest sympathies to the Ennis family on the passing of Scott on Thursday September 10th. Scott has been our sergeant at arms for many years and has served the LSMSA community relentlessly, volunteering at BBQs, repairing and maintaining the equipment, working tirelessly to improve the league. Scott will be missed by all of us.
Visitation will be held at M.W. Becker Funeral Home in Keswick on Friday September 18th from 2:00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. A private family service will be held on Saturday.
June 8, 2020
To our entire LSMSA family,
It is with great sadness and regret that the executive of LSMSA has made the difficult decision to cancel the 2020 season of softball. With the extension of the state of emergency in Ontario, the restrictions on the number of people allowed at gatherings and the on-going closure of Town facilities, we will not be able to provide the caliber of ball you have become accustomed to. Although we will miss our time on the diamonds, the health and safety of all of those involved must be our top priority.
If you have already paid registration for this season, you will be given the option of a full refund or the holding over of your registration funds for next year. In the event that registration fees increase for 2021, and you decide to let LSMSA hold your funds, you will not be charged any further increases.
Should you opt for a refund, please email email@example.com to arrange for the appropriate method of refund. Please be patient as this process may take some time to complete.
If this was to be your final year of play in our league, due to aging out, a special exemption will be made, so that you can play your final year in 2021.
For further information and updates about the league, please refer to our website or Facebook page.
On behalf of the entire LSMSA executive, thank you for your support and understanding during these unprecedented times.
Stay safe and hope to see all of you back on the diamonds in 2021!
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