FGSA Newsletter, 3/14/2013

Hard to believe Spring has almost sprung.  This weekend will be the 3rd to last Open Gym.
8U and 10U girls will be in the 5th/6th Grade Gym, 9am-10:30am.
12U and 14U girls will be in the 7th/8th Grade Gym at 9am-10:30am.
Pitchers/Catchers of all ages will then be in the 5th/6th Grade Gym @ 10:30am.
And parents should take the time to check in at our Information Desk to verify the following information...
> Have you picked up your Lotto Calendars?
> Have you paid for your Lotto Calendars?
> Have you submitted your daughter's birth certificate?
> Have you submitted your Criminal Record and Child Abuse Clearances?
> Are you going to the Reading Phillies game?  How many tickets do you want?
> Have you paid for your Reading Phillies tickets?
Uniforms have arrived!  If you haven't picked them up yet, you should come to one of the next 3 open gyms to do so.  Note that if you owe money, you will NOT be allowed to take your uniform until all payments are made.
It was suggested at the monthly meeting this week that girls have their hair tied back so it stays out of their eyes during practice.  That will eliminate the chance of a girl's hair obstructing her field of vision just as she's about to field or catch a ball.
At the most recent league meeting we discussed the use of a professional photographer.  What we suggested was that parents simply take lots of pictures, give them to us and we'll distribute ALL of the pictures taken to everyone on a disc, and you can print what you want.
The downside to the professional photographer is simply making all of the arrangements (and the high price of the pictures.)  However, we understand that some people may like having the professional pictures and the ability to order things like baseball cards.  If anyone feels strongly about having the professional photographer, we can still do it, but we'd need someone to then be head of the FGSA "Photography Committee" and make all of the arrangements to have Pittman be there for pictures for all 7 teams.
We will vote officially at the next FGSA league meeting in April, so if you have a strong opinion about this, that would be the time to voice it.
We like to have all of the rosters finalized by the end of next week (3/22).  So for 10U and 12U, we should be able to tell you who your daughter's coaches and team-mates are very soon.
(6) 31
Jen Schroeder, one of our 10U coaches, has offered to spearhead a "31" fund raising effort where profits on the sale of "31" products will all go towards the FGSA.  More news to follow soon on what products will be available and how you can purchase them!
Our FGSA Webmaster has set up our website, FleetwoodGirlsSoftball.org, so that if you go to Amazon.com through our site, a small portion of the purchase will go to the FGSA!  How cool is that?!  Not only that, but the FGSA has our own store on Amazon now!  CHECK IT OUT at http://astore.amazon.com/fleetgirlssof-20!  Remember that when you need softball or baseball equipment of any kind.  Buy it through Amazon...and $$$ will go to the FGSA.  Cha-ching!
We up to 73 tickets sold (plus 11 more maybes) and 18-20 different Lady Tigers attending.  There's still time to sign up.  If you want to attend, please let me know!  Here's what I got so far...
Emilie Bartosh (3) - PAID
Katalia Cirulli (5)
Tiffany Cornman (4) - PAID
Sienna Cowley (3) - PAID
Kira McKeever-Fix (4)
Chaera Frederick (5)
Mackenzie Frey (4)
Kelsey Hemmig (6) - PAID
McKenna Kessler (4)
Hannah Kutz (6) - PAID
Carlen Lazar (5) - PAID
Jolie Malinowski (3) - PAID
Autumn Moser (4 + maybe 2 more)
Kylee Paules (4) - PAID
Kylie Schroeder (4)
Bret Spayd (2)
Aliyah/Kayla Tilotta (7)
Maybes...  (Soon I'll need the maybes let me know if you are going.)
Grace Davies (5)
Kaitlyn Pytleski (4)
Lotto Calendars start in April, so there's less than a month to get them distributed and paid for.
To date there are still 14 of 79 girls (18%) have not picked up calendars...
Kyley Agostinelli
Jordyn Bennicoff
Lia Bennicoff
Adrianna Biondo
AnnNeeka Costello
Sarah Fisher
Kylie Frain
Sarah Joiner
Logan Mark
Autumn Moser
Catherine Muzopappa
Taylor Reed
Evelyn Reed-Roland
Danielle Siteman
Also, 14 of 79 girls (18%) have not PAID for their calendars...
Kyley Agostinelli
Alexia Bender
Kylie Frain
Abriella Hill-Teske
Sarah Joiner
Anna Koehle
Catherine Letterman
Christine Letterman
Logan Mark
Catherine Muzopappa
Taylor Reed
Evelyn Reed-Roland
Melanie Sellers
Bret Spayd
25 of 79 girls (32%) still have not submitted their birth certificates.  Still waiting on the following...
Kyley Agostinelli
Adrianna Biondo
Tiffany Cornman
AnnNeeka Costello
Sarah Davenport
Allison Faust
Tahner Gehringer
Mackenzie Hartman
Veda Hartman
Sarah Joiner
Abby Kasperowicz
Jessica Kopycienski
Nicole Kopycienski
Catherine Letterman
Christine Letterman
Logan Mark
Autumn Moser
Catherine Muzopappa
Ashley Pelehowski
Emily Pinnix
Samantha Pinnix
Evelyn Reed-Roland
Aliyah Tilotta
Kayla Tilotta
Leah Wilson
39 parents said that they were willing to coach, assistant coach or be a "parent helper."  All of these people need to submit Criminal Background Check and Child Abuse Clearances.  We're still waiting on info from parents of the following 22 girls (59%)...
Kyley Agostinelli
Adrianna Biondo
Katalia Cirulli
Sarah Davenport
Grace Davies
Sarah Fisher
Kira McKeever-Fix (Rcvd Criminal Background Check; still need Child Abuse Clearance)
Erin Foley
Tahner Gehringer
Mackenzie Hart
Mackenzie Hartman
McKenna Kessler
Anna Koehle
Catherine & Christine Letterman
Logan Mark
Autumn Moser
Kamille Orth
Kylee Paules
Emily & Sam Pinnix
Kaitlyn Pytleski
Kylie Schroeder
Kelsie Toucher (Rcvd Criminal Background Check; still need Child Abuse Clearance)
All coaches in the FGSA are being required to take concussion training, and cardiac arrest training.  These are two serious issues often misunderstood in general.  Knowing the symptoms and knowing how to treat them is paramount.  The following coaches and assistant coaches still need to take this training...
Drew Toucher
Nicole McKeever
Heather Hartman
Jen Schroeder
Harry Reed
Jim Frederick
Mike Lazar
Steve Oross
Jill Birckbichler
Any questions...
Email me:  YourPalCM@aol.com
Or Call:  484-256-8340
Or come to the Open Gym on Sat 3/16 between 9am and noon.
Chris Malinowski
FGSA VP (of Awesomeness)

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