Thank you to all who participated at our AGM on Nov. 19th, 2020. Though it was a bit unconventional this year being online, it was another great discussion with ideas that will definitely to help this association try to amend our programs around our current situation with Covid-19.
Once again we were almost able to fill every single position on the committee, compared to a handful of people who have been running the association for the past few years. We would like to announce that we have a new president this year, Chris Simpson, who has been handling our houseleague duties as convenor for the past few years, amongst many other duties along with coaching a Rep team the past couple of seasons. Congratulations, Chris!
Though we weren't able to offer a full program as in years past, we still would like to send a thank you once again to all the parents and players for your support over the past season. A special thank you to the committee members that worked to help run what little baseball we had amongst the restrictions.
Please note below the Committee members that were voted in for the 2021 season:
President – Chris Simpson
Vice President – Krista Harwood
Secretary – Kelly Turner
Treasurer – Ben Adams
Registrar – Tammy Thompson
Houseleague Director – Adam Scott
Girls Softball Director (formerly FMSA Rep) – Katie Clapperton
Communications Director– Carey Clement
Rep Director (formally COBA Representative) – Mike Harwood
Awards Coordinator – Jamie Moore
Player and Coach Development Coordinator – Adam Scott
Sponsorship Manager – Adam Scott
Uniform Manager – Houseleague – Chris Simpson
Uniform Manager – Rep – Krista and Mike Harwood
Equipment Manager – Gary Zagar
City Liaison – Gary Zagar
Umpire-In-Chief – Mike Kinnear
Scheduler – Tammy Thompson
Diamond Crew Coordinator – Rylie & Max Harwood
BOMBA Representative –Mike Kinnear
Lower Houseleague Convenor – TBD
Upper House league Convenor – TBD
Past President (new position) – Candice Rivait
We are always on the search for more volunteers for the upcoming season though, so feel free to get in touch if you want to contribute. We are currently looking for someone to transition to our treasurer position as our current member cannot commit fulltime to this position. Also, our Girls Softball Director is looking to have someone fulfill these duties after this coming season, so please get in touch with us if you are interested in helping out our kids!
Waterdown Minor Baseball Association
Giving Thanks to Gary Zagar
For those of you who have not had the pleasure of meeting our freind Gary Zagar, he has represented the greatness in volunteering for many years through various roles with the WMBA, from coaching to handling our equipment needs and dealing with the city as our liason. Through all his achievements, his primary focus was to have as many kids play baseball as possible and with his commitment, he has turned his determination into reality. Gary has recently decided to step down from his many roles as an exec, and in honor of Gary's excelence through the years, this past Tuesday evening we presented Gary with a plaque representing his longtime service with Waterdown Minor Baseball. Also presented was a new sign for what we previously named "the shed" at Joe Sams and will be now known as Zagar's Garage and Batting Cages, for which both were made possible through Gary's dealings with the city and his vision for the needs of our organization. We thank you Gary from the bottom of our hearts for all that you have done in the past 20+ years for the WMBA and we hope to see you from time to time enjoying yourself at the diamonds as you have in the past. If you happen to see Gary around town or at the fields, please share your admiration for all the well deserved applishments he has acheived for the WMBA and if you see kids smiling on the diamond, know Gary has a hand in it.
Taking WMBA on the Road with LeagueAthletics Mobile
The start of the season is approaching. Do you need a way to keep track of your little (or big) slugger's schedule? Want to keep up to date on happenings in the league? Need a quick way to email your coach? Need directions to a diamond? All this and much more is available in the mobile app for our league. You can get the LeagueAthletics Mobile app at the Google Play store for Android and at the iTunes store for Apple. All you need to connect is your WMBA login and password. Download now for free!