The Gastineau Channel Little League board of directors met recently to organize for the coming 2003 season. J. Allan MacKinnon was re-elected president. He has been on the board for nine of the past 10 years, serving as president for six of those years. He is a longtime volunteer and held various positions in the organization while his boys played baseball.
Joyce Vick was elected league information officer to oversee the league's Web site. She will oversee the new initiative to use the Web for online registration. She has managed and coached youth sports, served as secretary and treasurer for the league, and is a member of the youth activities board of the city.
Mary Lou Bavard was re-elected vice president for softball. Bavard has been in the leadership for many years and an advocate for kids and players in the fast-pitch softball community.
Lisa Baker is vice president for baseball. Baker has been a volunteer, player agent, secretary and treasurer for the league.
Mike Lindsey was re-elected safety officer and equipment manager. He led many successful teams as manager and coach and is a former vice president for baseball.
Keitha Kolvig was elected chief player agent. In this role she is the "chief advocate for kids" as they are registered, attend tryouts, and are selected for teams. She works with the many player agents for the various divisions of tee ball, softball and baseball.
Gail Fenumiai was elected secretary and Susan Listberger treasurer. Darlene Jacobsen was elected training officer. She will work with board members to create training opportunities for players, coaches and officials. All three have coached or volunteered with the league in past seasons.
Jim Douglas was reappointed chief umpire for baseball, and Everett Boster was reappointed chief umpire for softball. Both officials hold voting positions on the volunteer board.
Laurie A. Logsdon is the league administrator. In this role she maintains records for the organization and performs tasks to keep the volunteers supported.
The board held a planning session on Nov. 10. Regular board meetings are set for the first and third Tuesday of the month at Floyd Dryden Middle School.
The group tentatively set the following dates: Spaghetti feed and auction, Jan. 19, 2003; tryouts March 8 to 10, 2003; and opening day Saturday, April 26, 2003, at Adair Kennedy Baseball Field.
GCLL is supported, in part, by city sales tax revenue through the Youth Activities Board, local business sponsorships, and donations from friends and volunteers.