May 07, 2023 | Jesse Edmunds | 178 views
OHMBA has a new Interim President
Please join me in congratulating (and thanking) Jerome Audet for stepping forward as Interim President for the 2023 OHMBA season. Jerome currently holds the title of VP of Rep & Select, and he has been involved with the league for many years. His knowledge and experience with the league operations will help ensure things continue to run as smooth as possible until the election at the fall AGM...
Of course, with the announcement of a new Interim President, this also means that I will be moving into a Past President role for the remainder of the season. At the end of the 2023 season, my time with the OHMBA will unfortunately be coming to an end, as my family will be moving into WOBA territory. Over the next 5 months, I will continue to be involved with league matters, with a particular focus on the Ontario Non-Profit Corportation Act changes and helping to ensure the league constitution and policies are structured to be in compliance with the Act.
10 years ago I moved to Orangeville, and the first community member that I got in touch with was then Orangeville Minor Baseball Association President - Dave Parsons. Over the first ~6 years, I learned the league operations through coaching / assistant coaching, while also holding Executive roles for Equipment Manager, Fields Manager, Executive @ Large, Interim President (helping to establish Orangeville & Headwaters Minor Baseball Association as a non-profit), and finally President from November 2020 unit now. I had the pleasure to work alongside many dedicated and passionate people that were committed to growing the league and helping to put Orangeville Baseball "on the map".
This past fall we were awarded the YSBA Local Association of the Year award, after a season that saw us host the 9U AA Ontario Baseball Association Championships to raving reviews. We also established a relationship with the Rotary Club and supporting Ribfest - a partnership that has the potential to have a long term positive impact for both clubs. 2022 was also the year we saw some much needed upgrades to our fields (4 years of hard work in the making), and we got started on the Shack Renovation - that we are planning to have wrapped up soon so everyone can see. While it is always hard to say goodbye, I am happy to have been a part of such great developments for this Association, and will forever be grateful to our members, Town Operations and Town Council, our sponsors and supporting Community Groups, and to all of the Executive Members that I served with over the years.
#Community #Leadership #Development
Sincerely Yours in Baseball
Jesse M. Edmunds