One of our long standing members, Bill Fleming, is stepping down from the Bingo Committee after serving more than 20 years on this committee. We were very fortunate to have Bill serve in this capacity and the committee will miss him. We’ll see Bill on the diamonds this year; he plays in the Green Division. The Committee has always had 3 permanent members, Jim Bridge, our WECSSO treasurer, Bill Fleming and Jack Gibbons who have attended every bingo assignment ( 10 a year). Bill and Jack have done book sales with Jim, the administrator. A fourth person is also required to handle payouts. Various members have volunteered to do this part-time as needed. We need your Help. Without the bingos which bring in $12,000 – $14,000 every year, your cost to play ball would increase significantly.
What we are looking for: Two members that are willing to come on the Committee to be a regular member who would be trained in selling books and would rotate in with Jack Gibbons. They would only have to work 5 bingos. They would be required to come in 1 1/2 – 2 hrs before a bingo session ( to prepare and set up) and remain until the end. For a 3 session bingo (10:00 am, 12:00 noon and 2:00 pm), a regular member would come in at 8:30 and stay until 4:30 pm. If we had more than 2 come forth to serve in this capacity, that would be great and an assignment schedule could be set up. WE NEED YOU. A group of volunteers (no maximum number) willing to be called to work on payout, which only involves paying out wins for a given bingo. These members come in 1/2 hr before a bingo session starts and usually leave 1 hr earlier compared to a regular committee member. At times we have used 2 members if one can’t stay for the all the sessions. We are going to give each member that volunteers to work a session (2hrs) a $20 honorarium.
If you are willing to be a part of the regular Committee or willing to be included in the group of payout volunteers, please contact Jim Bridge: 519 – 969-9029 or Brian Adlam: 519-735-5438. We can’t emphasize this any more other than to say if we don’t get the volunteers, then we will have no bingos and thus most likely, no baseball.
Thank you for your consideration, The Bingo Committee
The WECSSO Annual Remembrance Day is scheduled for Saturday August 15th at 10 AM near the fountain at the foot of Ouellette Ave. Please attend if you can and use this opportunity to celebrate the life of a teammate who has passed away. We have the family of the deceased unveil a stone that is inscribed with the name and number of the deceased. We will be celebrating 8 members this year.
Bill Vankoughnett: 08-14
Dave Bohonko: 09-14
John Parr: 09-14
Ron Vileneuve: 10-14
Cliff Rawson: 11-14
Louis Deschamps: 12-14
Steve Brnardic: 02-15
Clare Menighini: 05-15
Please Note: The date on the slo-pitch schedule is incorrect.
A SPECIAL THANK YOU TO ALL OF OUR MANY VOLUNTEERS, INDIVIDUALS AND SPONSORS WHO DONATED PRIZES, THAT MADE THE DAY A SUCCESS.
Volunteers: Brian and MaryAnn Adlam, Brenda, Meri and Tom Bois, Glenn Bondy, Nicki and George Brooks, Marg Cartier, Betty Cheswick, Mike Desjardins, Wayne Henderson, Marie Martin, Jeff McKay, Ron Ottogalli, John Post, And Nick Stein.
Check out the link below for pictures and details.
Wednesday, August 27th saw Bernie Decaire, Brian Jette, Carla Hicks and Dan Leithead all participate in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. It was a lot of fun. Len Dupuis, Rick Anderson, Ray Hicks and Danny Roberts were all nominated and have 24 hours to comply. After he went home, Mike Patterson also participated, he was a brave soul and poured it over his own head.
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Len Dupuis, our B Division convener, competed in a 5 km run on Aug 3, 2014 – a W.R.A.C.E. event – The Blue Heron Blitz. His time, as you can see was just over 28 minutes – very respectable. Way to go Len.
Our 2012/2013 Memorial Day of Remembrance took place on Saturday, August 17th at 10:00 a.m. at the foot of Ouellette Avenue and Riverside Drive. (Program Available here) We lost 8 WECSSO members over the past year from June 1, 2012 to June 1, … Continue reading →