Presidents Report from the 2013 SEEBA Annual General Meeting
Posted November 22, 2013
Nov. 21, 2013
2013 Presidents Report
I would first like to thank everyone for showing interest in
our baseball program by attending our annual general meeting. It is through a lot of volunteer hours by
this board that our program runs seamlessly and efficiently for the benefit of
our players and coaches. Our commitment
remains to provide the highest level of baseball experience for kids in the
city of Edmonton.
Tonight we will review the SEEBA program for 2013.
At this time I would like to recognize all of out 2013 board
Gil Briscoe Past President Dave
Shedden - Tournament Director
Gerry Dawidowski- Vice President Sandy Langley
Engleking Secretary Laurie
Carmen Yarema Treasurer Rhena St.
Laurent Director at Large
Rod Scammel Coaching Director Dennis Wiun
Director at Large
Greg Yarema Equipment Director
Dave Shedden, Rhena
St. Laurent, and Dennis Wuin will all be retiring
from the board this year. I would like
to personally thank them for all the work , time, and effort they have given
our club over the years.
Our 2013 season began with our winter workout camp running
from mid January with approximately 90 participants. We were able to field 4 performance level
teams in Baseball Alberta
in 2013 1 pee wee, 1 bantam, and 2
1st place Kelowna
Valley of Champions tournament
1st place Keith Sell Tournament Helena, Montana
1st place Peter Devries Tournament Edmonton
20 player roster
2 players were selected from team #1 to the top 35 selection
camp for Team Alberta, and 1 was selected to
at the Canada Summer Games
2nd place Kalispell Lakers Canada Days A
3rd place Kalispell John Harp Tournament
8th place finish at Provincial Tournament
18 player roster
1st place St.Albert Early Bird Tournament
1st place Sherwood Park Doc Plotsky Tournament
1st place Kamloops Sussex Insurance Tournament
3rd place Provincial Championships
6th place Western Canadian Championships
14 player roster
5 players were selected to the Team Alberta U15 Prospects
along with the head coach
12 player roster
Finished tied for 3rd place at Provincials
Our casino rotation comes up again in the spring of 2014 so
we will once again be looking for volunteers to help run the 2 day commitment. The
last casino generated approximately $76,000 so it is a very important function
for our club. We received the 2013
Community Investment Operating Grant from the City of Edmonton of $14,723.00 and our 2014
application has been completed and submitted.
A big volunteer project each year is the Peter Devries
Tournament that we host in June for the 2 Midget Teams. This year we finally had weather that
cooperated and we managed to complete the weekend with our Midget #1 team
winning the championship.
Looking forward to 2014, we will not be running a pee wee
performance team. Both SJP and EABA (Edmonton
Amateur Baseball Assoc. old Mill Woods Little League ) will be entering teams
at the pee wee level for Edmonton and area players.
It has come to our attention that EABA is intending to field
a bantam performance team in 2014. We
have had a Zone 6 meeting with Baseball Alberta
to discuss the matter. SEEBA and SJP do not believe we have the necessary
numbers to field to competitive teams at that level for the upcoming season. I
have requested Alberta Baseball hold an open evaluation early in 2014 to
identify the numbers of bantam age players that would be interested and able to
play at that level. We will continue to work with SJP and Confederation Park
to provide a performance level bantam team for 2014.
We will try to firm up coaches over the next couple of
months so that they will be in place when our winter camp starts in mid Jan.
In summary, we look forward to fielding 3 performance level
teams for the upcoming season, 1 Bantam, and 2 Midget. Finally I would like to thank all of our coaches,
players and parents for a great 2013 season.