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The Second Year
Year one is finally over and I though we would never get thru it. Getting the courts built was an awesome job and one that frankly I never thought would happen. It seemed sometimes that we argued more than we agreed. We argued about the courts, we argued about the membership, we argued about the leagues, but when all was said and done we got the job done. We finished the courts and they turned out pretty nice too. We had our first 8 week league in the late summer - early fall, had a Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony, held a couple of Tourneys and gave Bocce instruction to about 420 middle schoolers from Waubesa School. Not a bad start I'd say.
Now we have had our 2nd Annual Membership meeting, it was a beautiful day and a small turnout but we got thru it. We replaced 3 board members whose terms had expired and two board members who left for work and health related issues. Our five new board members look healthy and seem ready to go. I am enthused to see the new season begin. Our Bocce calendar is beginning to show signs of activity. We have dates setup for 3 leagues so far. The McFarland Monday Evening Adult League, Tuesday Evening Adult League, and Wednesday Evening Adult League. We think the Italian Workmens' Club will be playing on Thursdays starting in June and we are hoping to have a Hospitality League for any teams associated with the motel/hotel, supper club and tavern business sectors. The leagues will become autonomous with the League Secretaries signing up the Teams, setting up the schedules and maintaining the scores. Each League must have at least 4 to 8 Teams and use 2 to 4 courts for 9 weeks.
Team Captains may signup their Teams and send their checks to the FLBA Treasurer, Chuck Basford at 5010 Black Walnut Dr, McFarland, WI 53558.
We will also be having a McFarland Youth Recreational Bocce League and various McFarland Senior Bocce activities.
The year is shaping up.
FLBA Treasurer and Court Manager