Well, the 2019 season is a wrap! We had an awesome season! It was our first year after the split and we had a GREAT team full of talent and promise for the upcoming 2020 season. We had so many new players that brought their athleticism to the team - we are so excited for the upcoming 2020 season!! We said congrats and farewell to Parker Setterfield, our lone graduating Senior in 2019, at our end-of-season party. Sadly Parker had to work LOL! Just let us say THANK YOU Parker for being such an awesome role model and just an all around GREAT athlete and human being! We loved watching you play - you were particularly good at rolling the crease from X and swinging it around bottom right and scoring! BAD TO THE BONE!! Loved it! Best of luck to you in whatever you choose to pursue.
Please make sure your players pick up their sticks over the summer! I am sure there is at least one teammate who would meet up and play catch... Enjoy the off season and see you next season. We will post the Board meetings and would LOVE to have parents be more involved in the club.
We are busy organizing the Dinner Auction. If you can help out please let us know. We really need auction donations. April 12th is the deadline to buy tickets as well as to turn in any leftover tickets and turn in your donation items. April 12th is also the deadline for flower basket sales to be turned in.
The Board will be splitting officially at the May meeting and we need parents to step up. If you are interested in a Board position please email us to let us know what position you're interested in. Nominations in April and voting in May at the May 8th meeting.
We are happy to announce the EHS uniforms have arrived! 2 sets of Nike jerseys (white & maroon) and maroon shorts! They look great! Now we need players to put them on :)
Both WRHS & EHS will have a spaghetti feed fundraiser. This will also be a great time for parents to get to know each other before the games & season begin. WRHS has tentatively set February 28th in the WRHS Commons. EHS is looking into dates.
There are a ton of things we are working on behind the scenes. Our next Booster club meeting will be January 23rd at WRHS (to be confirmed). We hope you can join us!
It's been a busy off-season for the Board. We have been meeting monthly, working through the split and planning the upcoming season. If you are curious, you can check out both teams 2019 game schedules on the WSHBLA pages... just keep in mind that changes do happen from time to time!
- EHS Lacrosse Booster Club has been formed in the state of WA and paperwork for 501(c)(3) nearing completion.
- EHS uniforms have been ordered.
- EHS received an equipment grant from USA Lacrosse to help the club gear up new players! YAY!
If you know of a business that would like to sponsor either WRHS or EHS Lacrosse, please let us know! We are looking for sponsors to help raise funds to run the programs.
We still have a lot to do over the next few months to help our teams be ready for the games. If you are interested in helping out, please come to the next Booster Club meeting or send us an email using the Contact Us page :)
Some highlights from the 5/17/18 meeting:
Booster Club Board positions. No official news yet on the split but we must plan ahead, so additional HS reps have been added. In addition, 3 current Booster Club members are stepping down (graduating!) after this season. Many thanks to those parents who expressed an interest in a position. It makes us very hopeful for the upcoming season, especially because we may have to split and we will need all the volunteers we can get.
The 2019 Booster Club Board members are as follows:
Trina Sankey (2 year term) & Jenny Pugh (1 year term) as Co-Presidents
Carrie Brueher - Secretary
Joann McElroy - Treasurer
Sarah Petersen - Member-at-Large
Bridgitt Arledge - WRHS Representative
Linda WIlliamson - EHS Representative
We will be sure to let everyone know when we hear something official.
Flower baskets - no official word on a delivery date yet. For now plan on the first week of June.
Some of the highlights from the 3/27/18 meeting:
Spring Break trip for varsity is Friday, April 6-Saturday April 7. We will confirm all travel information as soon as possible but plan for a departure in the early afternoon Friday, with a return late Saturday. Mark will confirm the list of players and we will get solid times out ASAP. Travel expenses (food /hotels) will be covered, but plan to send players with a snack for the bus on Friday.
We will need at least 9 people on both Saturday, April 14th and Sunday, April 15th for PBR at the Tacoma Dome. Saturday's event is at 7:45 (we need to be there a couple hours early), and Sunday's event is at 1:45 (again, arriving a couple hours early). So whether you are an early bird or a night owl, one of these events could work. This is a great fundraising opportunity for us, but without the numbers, we will not get the chance to work. This is a really fun event!! Come join us. Remember, you need to get the proper permits to serve food and alcohol at any Tacoma Dome event.
Here is the signup genius for the event:
Link to Sign Up to work PBR
Also, please remember that each family is expected to donate 2 auction items to for our dinner auction on April 27th. You can bring donations to JV or varsity games and give them to either Trina Sankey or Joanne McElroy. Please include who the donation is from, and the amount the item is worth so we can give credit to the right people, and create descriptions, with dollar amounts, for each item at the event.
Flower baskets are also currently being sold. Those orders and checks are due May 2nd. They will be delivered the first week of June to Total Sports for pickup. (Thank you, Mark and Leslie!)
For each fundraiser, there is a $50 buyout option.
We also heard from several people that there are rumors out there about the impending split, and people have a lot of questions. We still don't know for sure whether we will have two teams next year or if we will be allowed to stay a combined team. We are working to get a designation that will allow us to stay together as one team, but we will not know whether that has been approved or not until WHSBLA makes a decision. (not sure when that will happen)
So, for now, we are operating under the assumption that we WILL have to split next year. We have decided that we will continue to share a booster club for the first year, so the Enumclaw team will not be left in the lurch. If we plan for this, we will be ready in case it happens. If we DON'T have to split, then we will continue as normal.
We will be open and transparent throughout this process, and you should feel free to ask us any questions about this. We promise to keep you posted as soon as we have any solid information from WHSBLA to pass along.
Info from 2/28/18
Thank you for such a great turnout at the Parent/Player meeting! We hope the information you received, along with the follow-up emails, are helpful. We will do our best to keep the website and Facebook pages up to date, along with continuing to communicate via email. Let us know if you have any questions!
Don't forget our upcoming Scorekeeper & Timer Training on March 7th!!
Next Booster Club meeting is March 21st at 7pm in the WRHS Library. All are welcome!
Info from 2/16/18
We have two major fundraisers each year: our flower basket sales and our dinner auction. Participation in these fundraisers is required for each player; however, if you wish to opt out of the fundraisers, there is an option to buy out for $50 per fundraiser. If you wish to opt out of one or both, we will have an opt-out form at the parent meeting and we will be collecting checks. We are also looking for help with these fundraisers. If you are curious to know more or are interested in lending a hand, please email us and let us know! HornetLacrosseBooster@gmail.com
TACOMA DOME help needed! One of our best fundraisers last year was getting groups of Hornet Lacrosse parents to volunteer to work at events at the Tacoma Dome. We have an opportunity to take part in this fundraiser again this year. The person in charge really wants a strong commitment from us. He would like us to commit 12-15 people per event.
The events this season are:
In order to work the concerts, you need to get a food handlers card and a MAST card for serving alcohol. Below is a link to each of those classes. They do cost money (about $30 total), but we will reimburse you those fees once you work a concert.
Link to class for Alcohol servers license (MAST card)
Link to class for foodhandler's card
Please consider helping us out with this. It will be a great bonding experience and it's a chance to meet some new Hornet parents.
Please let us know if you have any questions. We appreciate your support!