The new Board of Directors voted in at the Annual Meeting had its first meeting on 3/27/13.
While we work on getting all the new Policies and Procedures along with the new By Laws updated to post on the website I would like to just take a minute to try and simplify everyone’s status. We no longer have Level 1, 2 and 3. We now have Apprentice, Full/Active. TAM, Disabled, Life Time and Inactive members.
If you were previously a Level 3 you are now simply a Full/Active member.
If you were Level 1 or 2 you may be a Full/Active or Apprentice member.
The way we went through the roster is as follows…
Until 3/3/13 you needed 2 Evaluations along with points to get to Level 3. To keep it fair if you have had at least 2 evaluations on 3/3/13 and met all clinic requirements (2 outdoor and 2 indoor) you are put in the Full/Active category. If you had 1 or fewer evaluations you are placed into the Apprentice category.
From now until there is another change to move from an Apprentice to a Full/Active member you will need to attend 2 indoor and 2 outdoor clinics along with 3 favorable evaluations (at least one on a 90’ diamond).
All active members are required to attend one clinic a year, even if you are excused from the Annual Meeting you need to attend a clinic.
The clinics and evaluations are accumulative for Apprentices which means you can move up to Full/Active at your own pace.
If you need to know your status prior to us posting on the website please contact 2nd VP Rande Chabot.
If you had an evaluation earlier it still counts, but from now on the only evaluations accepted are evaluations coordinated by the Evaluation Committee chaired by Rande Chabot.
Thank you for your time and we hope you all have a FUN season!
President Merrimack Valley Umpires Association
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