Wednesday, July 27, 2011
Sunday, July 24, 2011
Some of the details of the policy include:
Monday, July 18, 2011
I'd like to give a big thank you to all who attended the AGM this Sunday, July 17th. We had a great turnout, with members of the Buffaloes turning out in particular force.
The full minutes from the AGM will be available shortly at http://www.buddbayrugby.com/admin. In the meantime, I'd like to mention a few items that stood out:
Thank you so much to Debbie Lainfiesta, Ryan Cole and Arianne Wiltsie, who are stepping down from the board. Debbie retired from the pitch a while ago, but has continued leading the club as the Senior Team Representative for four years. Ryan has been serving as both a Member-at-Large as well as the Buffaloe's Team Coordinator over the last few years. Arianne has been doing a great job as treasurer, keeping us afloat this last year. All have been a huge assistance and will be missed in the coming months.
I would like to welcome Marsha Davis and Joel Swenson to the board! Marsha has agreed to volunteer her time as the new club treasurer. She's new to rugby, so be sure to give her some tips on the game if you see her around. Joel, a member of the Buffaloes, is stepping up with an eye on helping develop sponsors for the club, as well as providing player perspective to the board. They will be joining Lena McKown (Secretary), Rena Carlson (Fields Coordinator),Dan Smith (who will be moving from Member-at-Large to Youth Team Representative) and myself on the board.
You may notice more people stepped down than stepped up - there are still some board positions open. If you are interested in the Vice-President, Senior Team Representative or Member-at-Large positions, please let me know. The club will need your help as we move forward. In particular, a Senior Team Coordinator will be crucial in the coming months!
Finally, I would like to congratulate the following individuals who won awards. Some of those awards were selected by myself, some elected by the board, and some voted on by all of you. For those of you who voted - great choices!
Shining Light Award - Given to those individuals who have gone above and beyond in the name of Budd Bay Rugby over the course of the last year:
Budd Bay Sister - Voted on by members of the Bandits and Steelheads:
Budd Bay Brother - Voted on by members of the Buffaloes and Barbarians:
President's Award - A single individual who has provided outstanding service and commitment to the club in the last year:
Goff Achievement Award - The pinnacle of Budd Bay Rugby; individuals selected by the board for this award exhibit a passion for Budd Bay Rugby that is unsurpassed by others, and over many years of service have shown incredible amounts of dedication and support for the club, the players, and the rugby community as a whole:
If you see any of the individuals mentioned in this post, please be sure to congratulate each of them and thank them for their hard work.
There was a lot more discussed at the meeting, so be sure to check out the minutes for all the details!
And don't blink - before we know it 15's will be in full swing!
Friday, July 15, 2011
Tuesday, July 12, 2011
Visit https://www.buddbayrugby.com/vote soon to make your vote count. Entries close on Saturday!
And don't forget, come to the AGM this Sunday:
Sunday, July 10, 2011
At the AGM on July 17th, we will be presenting the Budd Bay Brother and Sister awards. These awards are determined by you - the players! So far, I have not heard from very many of you. So quick! There is still a week left, get your votes in.
The process is very simple and will take less than a minute. Simply click on the link below (or go to the website, there is a link on the front page) and fill out the form.
Then, come to the AGM at 1:30 pm next Sunday, July 17th, 2011 in the Olympic Room at the Hawk's Prairie Round Table Pizza. Learn all sorts of information about the state of the club, vote on next year's Board of Directors, and see who won the awards. See you there!
Friday, July 1, 2011
Budd Bay Rugby has a new webpage! Check it out at www.BuddBayRugby.com. Our webpage was rebuilt from the ground up to provide a significant number of enhancements, including:
- Easy access to individual team pages and important information.
- Updated, eye-catching designs.
- Better sponsorship promotion.
- Simplified controls allowing for more timely updates.
- Membership log-in and online registration!
This webpage will continue to grow over the coming months, and will eventually house our entire registration process. Players will be able to create Membership accounts, sign up and pay for each season, track payment and eligibility statuses in real time through their member account, communicate with other members of the team, share stories and pictures, coordinate practices and games, purchase gear and connect with the club's players, members and administration.
As you explore the new site, please think about how it could be improved! If you have a great idea, find a broken or incorrect link (or have the correct one) or can think of some other way that the website could be changed to better serve your needs, please let me know. You can reply to me or send an email to email@example.com.
Share our new site with your friends! Share our new website with your family! Share our new website with potential sponsors! This is a great opportunity to get the word out about Budd Bay Rugby, our successes last season and the great stuff we are planning to do next year.
And finally - keep checking back! We will be rolling out numerous upgrades over the next several months, incorporating both the ideas you send in and some of the advanced functionality that we will turn on as the 2011-2012 season gets underway. It will be an exciting transition time for all of us that will result in a system that significantly improves the administrative side of the club's operations - resulting in more time for you to get out and play!
Enjoy the holiday weekend!