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Feb, 2023

Constitution Changes Allow for More Participation

For a few months, SLL's Board of Directors has been busy working on two crucial documents for the 2023 season - the League Rules & Bylaws and the League Constitution. Both these documents help league officials to operate with some amount of autonomy while honoring the bounds of a Little League charter. 

Both these documents need approval from the board and/or managers, then the membership and then officials outside of our organization. While we wait for approval from District 16 on our Rules & Bylaws, we're happy to announce that the Constitution has been approved by the East Region of Little League International. 

SLL made four changes to last year's Constitution, two that were mostly about clarification of existing articles, but two others cause some pretty big changes and we wanted to make you aware of them. First, meetings of the board of directors will now be open to anyone who wishes to attend. For many years, the board meeting would be closed and followed by a general membership meeting afterward. We wanted to create a more open and transparent process, so starting at our board meeting on February 8 at 6:30, anyone who is interested can attend the meeting. There will be time set aside in the agenda for public comment at every meeting, so any attendee can voice their opinions or questions directly to the board. Attendees will not participate in the meeting by voting or giving input (unless recognized by the presiding director), but attendance is encouraged for any interested parties. 

Second, we clarified what it means to be a Volunteer Member of SLL. Volunteer members include anyone who has filled out a volunteer form, been nominated by the President and approved by the board. This means all coaches, managers, special assistants, board members or volunteer umpires are automatically volunteer members, but any other interested party can go through the process as well. Volunteer members will be able to vote on league matters before the membership such as the documents mentioned above. That's right...we have to do it every year!

Please join us on the second Wednesday of the month for our board meetings. We'd love to have more participation!
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