Happy Autumn, and a shout out to the 40 Team Illinois players who competed at the US Open in Minneapolis the first week of October! Thirty-five men and five women competed in singles and doubles divisions and all reports are that a great time was had by all! The Illinois Medal Count was 21 in total. Gold medalists were Dave Singer (2), John O’Donnell, Jr., Greg Hasty, Samuel Gomez, Lee Frick, Jake Ryan, and Joyce Satorius. Silver medalists were Cari Mory (2), Alcides Gutierrez, Keith Minor, and Mitch Williams. Semifinalists were Ron Alesia, Jonathon Bowles, Ben Croft, Shane Jackson, Gary Mammele, Tom Neal, Keith Minor, Geoff Peters. Congrats to everyone who traveled and competed – you did us proud!
Travel League has begun – both the Monday night Women’s league as well as all the Men’s leagues have started. We’re happy to report there are four men’s teams added to the field this year! Please contact Pam Grace at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions or wish to join a league.
John O’Donnell, Jr., will continue to bring rules and referee clinics and certification opportunities to anyone interested in knowing more and becoming a better ref. John will be at Turkey Shoot in November. If you wish to participate, please log in a comment to that effect when you enter. You will not be scheduled for matches during the clinic! If you have any questions for John, you can reach him at email@example.com.
A task force of ISRA Board members embarked upon an odyssey late last year to bring the ISRA Bylaws into the 21st century. The document was adopted 1/18/1989 and last amended 5/1/1995. The ISRA Board has officially ratified the new document, and the next step is to present it to our membership for review and comment. You’ll find here both the old and new documents. Please forward any comments or questions to firstname.lastname@example.org by end of day, Sunday, December 1. Any and all input will be brought before the ISRA Board for review.
We’re looking forward to a spirited tournament season…in your mailbox you will soon find a hard copy mailing of the ISRA/USAR sanctioned tournament calendar for the 2013-2014 season. Plan out your schedules to join us…it won’t be the same without YOU!
– Your ISRA Board of Directors