News and Announcements
Please CLICK HERE to download the Minutes from the General Membership Meeting held on August 14, 2010. Should you have any questions or comments please do not hesitate to contact one of the Association’s Board members ( , Bill Beebe, Tony Cooper, Geoff Shiu, Lee Batterman).
Keep checking the website for upcoming news from the .
I hope this letter finds you all in good health and enjoying the holiday season. Before I go any further, on behalf of the WRLLUAA Board of Directors, let me wish each of you a healthy, happy and safe holiday season.
In August 2009 I had the honor of again being elected your President for the next two years. It is a position I take extremely seriously and thank you all for your confidence. You also bestowed the honor of another term on Vice President, Bill Beebe, Treasurer, Tony Cooper, and Member At Large, Lee Batterman. We welcome our newest elected Board member, Secretary, Geoff Shiu. The Board of Directors look forward to serving this Association for the next two years.
For those of you not aware, the Western Region complex is going through the first stages of renovation and we look forward to seeing the results by Tournament time. Weeklong for 2010 have been cancelled but replaced by numerous Outreach Clinics all over the Western Region. If your area is interested please contact Western Region UIC, and Alumni Member, Bill Carter. Weekend Rules Clinics and Mechanics Clinics remain on schedule and I refer you to the Western Region website for dates.
With the Board in place it is now your turn. This Board's committment is to continue to benefit volunteer umpires throughout the Western Region in both baseball and softball. We need your help. Take a second and let us know what you think are good ways for us to accomplish these goals. We need to hear from you. We remain committed to again funding the Cy Livoti Junior Umpire School Scholarships in 2010 and are already receiving applications. We are no stronger than our membership so please get involved; take a second and contact a Board member and let your thoughts be known. We had some great discussion at the Alumni Breakfast and while we had another record turnout, we have over 110 members so there are more thoughts, ideas and great suggestions out there. We may not be able to do everything at once or everything suggested but we would like you to participate. Many of the projects and ideas completed by the Association came from Association members who saw a need. We also hope you will continue to talk about the Association, the good things it is doing for all of the volunteer Western Region umpires and seek to find new members so the Association may grow.
We look forward to hearing from you and also are looking forward to another great season of training and games.
That also means that we are getting closer to our own Alumni Breakfast at the in San Bernardino, CA. Invites will be coming via email (if we have your email address) or by US Mail and we look forward to seeing you bright and early at the Elks Club . It is an election year so we hope to see you all there.
Forging ahead with our mantra of "For Umpires, By Umpires" in 2009 we presented funds to each Western Regional host so that the additional funds could be used exclusively for the umpires invited to that tournament. Whether it was an extra shirt, extra hats, a jacket or a dinner, we felt it appropriate to show our support for each Western Regional tournament. Also in 2009 we were again able to provide scholarships for young umpires who desired to attend the Junior . These 2009 projects are added to the improvements, additions and successes that the Association has been involved in since its inception. We remain a viable, strong and financial sound organization. I am currently completing my fourth year as your President and I have been very honored to work with some fine individuals who have contributed greatly to the success of the Association. There is more to accomplish, more to do and more successes in the horizon.
While we have seen our membership grow it was our hope that opening up membership to any umpire who had worked a Western Region in either baseball or softball would have garnered more members. We ask you to assist us in getting the word out telling people about our Association.
I look forward to seeing you all at the breakfast as well as the tournament.
Mark Bernstein-President WRLLUAA
2009 WORLD SERIES UMPIRES CHOSEN FROM THE WESTERN REGION
|Little League||Michael T Martin||CA 57||Mike Yeager||WA 09|
|Junior League||Gary Glenn||CA 29||Lori Cook||WA 06|
|Senior League||Gregory Barnes||CA 24||Donald Asay||CA 68|
|Big League||Don Lee||CA 30||Gary DiFabio||CA 54|
|Little League||Chris Ortiz||CA 04||John Foster||OR 07|
|Junior League||Brooks Bishop||AZ 12||Myrle McLernon||CA 51|
|Senior League||William Hawley||
|Nick Haluschek||WA 04|
|Big League||Gary Graupmann||CA 31||Gilbert Brooks||OR 05|
|Big League||Eddie Spohr||CA 49|
The Western Region is proud of these Volunteer Umpire's and honored to have them represent all the Volunteer Little League Umpire's from the Western Region and Little League Baseball and Softball Inc.
The 2009 Western Regional Baseball and Softball Umpires have been selected and are listed below:
|LITTLE LEAGUE BASEBALL||LITTLE LEAGUE SOFTBALL|
|Ted Meyer||CA 03||Alan McCullough||CA 07|
|Mark Oda||CA 04||David Chavez||CA 13|
|Ed West||CA 32||William Eichenberger||CA 25|
|Rod Lund||CA 35||Bill Kinsella||CA 37|
|William Balog||CA 41||Justin Konold||WA 10|
|Milton Eberle||CA 64||Darrin Leggett||WA 04|
|John Valverde||CA 65|
|Christopher Rutz||CA 70|
|Clyde Torigoe||HI 07|
|Robert Slyter||ID 02|
|Robert Blake||NV 02|
|Kris Olsen||WA 01|
|Dennis Williams||WA 07|
|JUNIOR LEAGUE BASEBALL||JUNIOR LEAGUE SOFTBALL|
|Tom Saichek||CA 12||Sara Turner||AZ 05|
|Rob McCarthy||CA 14||James Hensel||CA 51|
|Phillip DiPrima||CA 18||Alex Pitman||CA 72|
|Kevin Swinhart||CA 54||Eric Snively||OR 03|
|Paul Stack||CA 55||Mike Falzone||OR 07|
|Robert Breihof||OR 02||Robert Darling||WA 09|
|Glenn Davis||WA 03|
|Rita Cline||WA 11|
|SENIOR LEAGUE BASEBALL||SENIOR LEAGUE SOFTBALL|
|Cary Tomlinson||CA 37||Daniel Rogers||AZ 05|
|Nick Hastings||CA 44||Troy Mullen||CA 24|
|Edward Grinton||CA 52||Peter Jones||CA 33|
|Douglass Watson||CA 55||Emmitt Tucker||MT 02|
|Will Bumgardner||NV 01||Meiers Duane||MT 02|
|Charles Sacrison Jr.||WA 02||Keith Besand||WA 02|
|Bruce Harjehausen||WA 10|
|Randy Lafrenz||CA 23|
|BIG LEAGUE BASEBALL||BIG LEAGUE SOFTBALL|
|James Osborne||CA 08||Kenneth Giordano||AZ 12|
|Mike Martello||CA 31||Eric Newton||CA 24|
|Michael Williams||CA 33||Kathryn Hart||CA 57|
|David Rosenberg||CA 40||Stuart Stickler||OR 01|
|Gary Allen||CA 45|
|Glenn Kugel||OR 01|
|Robert Moore||OR 04|
|Mike Rodenbucher||WA 02|
Congratulation to all the Regional Umpires!