Good afternoon Raiders!
First I would like to thank the members for yet another great season. No season is ever without hiccups, but this past year was the best I have had the pleasure of experiencing as a Raider. Our events were all very well attended and of course,as a small community of like-minded people, we continue to support our passion for lacrosse by being positive role models on and off the field. This past season also saw us do a bit of experimenting in partnering with other clubs. It was very successful and resulted in a much better matching of player skill level to the competitive level of play, culminating in a much more positive experience for the kids, who are the main focus of our ideals. Our season results are also maintaining a very positive path in the win and loss columns.
Next year will see some changes in our board. Please join us at our AGM this November 9th at7PM in the Legacy Field House meeting rooms upstairs to see if there is anything you can do to help guide the club into the future. There will be as many as 7 board positions up for election this year, and while we do have some nominations and /or existing board members who will continue to serve on the board, we will require many new volunteers to fill roles at all levels. Getting to know your board members is a great way to feel more comfortable making suggestions to improve programs,operations and technical development for the players.
This upcoming year also will mark our second year being a host club for the Canada Day tournament.This means we will require a very large commitment from our club members to fulfill all the volunteer hours required. Please understand that by helping at this event, and all of the ORLA club tournaments, we are able to raise the money that enables us to ensure we can keep out player registration and camps fees stable despite rising costs of floor time and facilities. Last year saw roughly a 10% increase to our floor time fees however, because of the success of the events and the funds raised,we were in a better position to work towards maintaining our fees consistent with the prior year. We hope to continue to do so.
We will also need your continued support at the Spring Classic and Girls Rock tournaments. These are 2 of the larger events in the province, with the Girls Rock event possibly being the largest Girls only tournament for box lacrosse in North America.
This past year will mark my last as President of our club. While I will continue to work with and be a part of the club, for personal reasons not at all connected to the club operations, I have chosen to step down as President moving forward. At this time I would like to wholeheartedly thank not only the members of the past boards I have been privileged to serve with, but the entire membership who have made being a part of the best club in the province such a positive and rewarding experience.
Parents & Players
The CDLA and ALA will be hosting the 2015 Female Box Lacrosse Nationals at Max Bell from July 21-25.
If you are available to help out, could you please click on the link below and give us some information about yourself and how you would like to pitch in?There are a number of different volunteer positions and tasks we could use help with.
If you have any questions about the event, please contact Kim Natt at
2015 FOUNDERS CUP - the Canadian Lacrosse Association’s Jr. B. National Championship, is being hosted by the Calgary Mountaineers Jr. B. Lacrosse Club. Games will be played at the Max Bell Arena from August 17-23, 2015. They are looking for Volunteers in a variety of roles to help with this event. More details and contact information is included in this attached document.
Okotoks Raiders Lacrosse Association
Annual General Meeting
Monday November 9th
, 2015 at 7pm at the Legacy Regional Field House in the Upstairs Meeting Room
Positions available for election are:
Director of Programming
Director of Administration
Director of Operations
Director of Technical Development
Director of Registration
Please submit names of any interested candidates to email@example.com
The positions listed above are Board Positions and description of the responsibilities is update on the ORLA website 'AboutUs';Throughout the year we have a multitude of other positions available,ranging from Division Coordinator(s), Coaching, Web Master, Team Managers Equipment Coordinator and many more!
We hope to see you there!
Look forward to seeing you in the 2016 Box Season!
for more informationOkotoks Raiders Lacrosse Association, Box 898, Okotoks, AB, T1S 1A9