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Those interested in changes related to TOMBLC’s new hybrid playing model can review Figure 1 in the attached document.

Details available in the following report, tabled to the membership at the 2012 AGM held September 23 2012.

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2012 - 2013 Executive Vacancies

Posted by Pete Cosgrove at Nov 5, 2013 5:27PM PST ( 0 Comments )

On Wed, Aug 22, 2012 at 8:06 AM, KMLA Secretary <kmla.coordinator@gmail.com> wrote:
Lacrosse friends,

For nearly 27 years the Kelowna Minor Lacrosse Association (KMLA) has offered box and field lacrosse programs for 5 to 17 year olds in our community. Delivery of lacrosse in the Kelowna and West Kelowna areas depends entirely on volunteers, starting with administrative volunteers who serve on the KMLA Executive. Many of our volunteers have served you and your children in one way or another for more than five years.

Our Executive volunteers are no different than you. The majority of our volunteers started to engage with none or limited prior experience. We are also like you in terms of juggling multiple commitments: family, work, sports and other hobbies. At one time or another, our Executive members decided to answer an appeal like this, and said yes to lacrosse in Kelowna.

Come September 23, KMLA is in need of a wide range of volunteers to join the KMLA Executive, and continue to move lacrosse forward in our area. Many KMLA members are stepping aside, having worked to serve your athlete over the past several years. I can assure all that these volunteers are at the stage where a lack of hands in the air come time for nominations will not translate into serving “one more year”.

Recent Executive members have worked hard to put in place and document policy, procedures and systems. This provides new volunteers with a solid foundation. We also have several extremely competent returning members who will stay with the Executive in 2013, and help maintain continuity of ‘institutional memory’.

Please take some time to seriously consider the positions that are open in the attached notice of KMLA Executive vacancies. Without people like you in these roles, KMLA cannot operate. For those that will answer the call, thank-you for taking your turn in support of our game.

Cordially,

Clint Alexander
Outgoing President
Kelowna Minor Lacrosse Association
Box 21172 Orchard Park Postal Outlet
Kelowna BC V1Y 9N8
www.kelownalacrosse.ca

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Notice of 2012 Annual General Meeting

Posted by Pete Cosgrove at Nov 5, 2013 5:26PM PST ( 0 Comments )

Dear Members,

This will serve as Notice of the Kelowna Minor Lacrosse Association 2012 Annual General Meeting to be held as follows:

DATE: September 23, 2012
LOCATION: Location: Sarsons Senior Center (4398 Hobson Road)
TIME: 5 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

BBQ* and AWARDS with ANNUAL BUSINESS to follow

PLEASE JOIN US FOR A FUN FILLED EVENING FOR ALL ON BEHALF OF KELOWNA MINOR LACROSSE. PLAYERS, PARENTS, COACHES, REFS AND FAMILY ARE ALL WELCOME!
*All (players, parents, family) are welcome to attend the outdoor BBQ, activities & awards that begin at 5pm. Awards will begin with Tyke – Novice awards at 6pm. PeeWee – Midget awards will follow, along with KMLA awards listed below. Everyone is strongly encouraged to make arrangements to remain for important annual business of KMLA that follows the awards presentation. This is the key annual opportunity to ask questions and have input on the operations of KMLA.

Please find attached the KMLA Constitution and By-Laws and KMLA Policies, Procedures and Guidelines which we invite you to review.

Motions: any members that wish to put forth any motions (including modification of kmla constitution/by-laws) must do so in writing using the attached form. using the attached amendment form, all motions must be received by the kmla secretary either by e-mail (kmla.coordinator@gmail.com) or received in the mail not later than the deadline of 4 p.m. on september 14, 2012. note: to have standing, the motion must be seconded (in writing) by another member of kelowna minor lacrosse (or the seconder must attend the agm in person).

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Coach / Assistant Coach evaluations

Posted by Pete Cosgrove at Nov 5, 2013 5:24PM PST ( 0 Comments )

An important aspect of supporting selection and development of lacrosse coaches in KMLA is to collect feedback from our PLAYERS and secondly from you the parents/guardians of players. While we have asked for paper surveys to be completed over the past few years (or these surveys to be filled out in Word and emailed to our Head Coach), response rates on these surveys have traditionally been very low (i.e., fewer than 5 returned per year, over all divisions/coaches). To alleviate this problem, we have created simple, easy to complete on-line confidential surveys to gather your input. This data is helpful in two directions: (1) providing professional development advice to our coaches, and (2) in making future coaching selections. Hence, your confidential feedback will be used.

Because we do not maintain an active list of PLAYER email addresses or other contact details, please help us pass along the following web links to your son/daughter who played lacrosse this past season:

PLAYER coaching questionnaire: www.surveymonkey.com/s/CY6V6VB

We are also interested in your impressions of our coaches.

Parent coaching questionnaire: www.surveymonkey.com/s/CQGVYSJ

Thank-you for your support.

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