Here are some of the highlights from our recent meetings, I believe we accomplished quite a bit and got the ball rolling in the right direction for the upcoming season. Please note the promotional offer detailed later in this message, every 2011 – 2012 Hoosier Region junior girls registered team will be eligible to take advantage of this offer.

* HR board passed a motion to expand from 7 to 9 members in the near future. The intention is that at least one of the two new positions would be filled by members from the junior community to give them representation on the board. Parameters and details on the election are being worked out so the election announcement can be finalized. If you are interested in being considered for a board position or would like to recommend someone for a board position please contact Commissioner Mitch Stemm at msjrcoord@aol.com.

* It is likely that USAV will adopt a new rule for the 2011 – 2012 season that will allow for two Liberos to be designated for each match. Only one would be allowed on the court at a time but both would be able to play in the same match.

* Hoosier Region is offering an exciting promotion to all of our registered junior girls teams for the upcoming season. The recent announcement that the 2012 USA Volleyball Girls’ Junior National Championships will be held in Columbus, Ohio adds to the value of this opportunity. The promotion is as follows:

Any 2011 – 2012 season registered Hoosier Region junior girls club team that formally enters and plays in the 2012 Mid East Qualifier will receive a $ 400 rebate back from Hoosier Region. Hoosier Region registration must be completed by January 31st, 2012 in order for a team to qualify.

Please give this promotion and the proposed power leagues your consideration as you make plans for the upcoming season. I am available to answer questions or to discuss any concerns, my cell number is 574 370 9627 if that would be easier. Thank you and good luck in the upcoming season.

Mitch Stemm, Commissioner
Hoosier Region Volleyball Association Inc.