9.26.2013: Smithfield Little League Elects New Leadership for 2014 SeasonUpdatedWednesday January 7, 2015 bySLL.
SMITHFIELD, R.I.-September 26, 2014 - Members of Smithfield Little League gathered in the Equipment Building Tuesday evening to choose the league’s 2014 Board of Directors. This year’s election included the highest number of candidates in recent memory demonstrating a sincere and widespread commitment to the growth of youth baseball throughout the Smithfield community.
"The continued growth and success of Smithfield Little League is a direct result of the many volunteers who donate countless hours of their time to ensure a positive baseball experience for Smithfield kids,” said league president Kevin Bourque. "I would like to offer my personal gratitude to all of the league’s selfless volunteers as well as last year’s board members and everyone who ran for a position as we welcome a new leadership team. The depth of expertise among the 2014 board will surely contribute to another successful year for the kids playing Little League Baseball in Smithfield.”
Each member who has attended at least half of the monthly general meetings during the past year was eligible to choose up to 15 individuals from a ballot that included 20 names. This year’s ballot was among the largest in recent years of those who expressed interest in serving on the board.
The 15 members elected to serve a one-year term include: Kevin Bourque, President; Mark Graham, Vice-President; Jeff Collins, Treasurer; Michael Guilfoyle*, Information Officer; Shane Moore, Equipment Officer; Adam Gran, Player Agent; Joan Costa, Recording Secretary; Bob Bowker, Safety Officer, Fields/ Maintenance ; Charlie Kando, Coaches Coordinator; Ralph Boudreau, Tournament Director; Dan Comfort, Fundraising; David Placido, Sponsors; Keith Greene*, Umpire Coordinator; David Antunes*, Concessions; and Pat McAssey. The board also includes lifetime members Bob Salisbury, Lou DiNoble and Reynolds Lillibridge.
The Smithfield Little League Board of Directors (BOD) is the governing body of the league, which was founded in 1951. All rules, regulations, disputes and affairs of the league are managed and regularly reviewed by the board. The board approves all matters by a majority vote, however, at no time is a board member permitted to vote on a proposal directly involving a team he or she manages or coaches. A minimum of seven members must be present to vote on league matters. The Board also appoints all regular season and post-season managers, coaches and umpires from a list of those volunteers who have expressed interest in volunteering.
*New board member.