The newly elected eight-member Saipan Little League Baseball Inc. board of directors has yet to elect its president and vice president.
This after the board concluded its first internal meeting last Thursday at the Gilbert C. Ada Gymnasium conference room and the presidential race between former head Juan I. Tenorio and Rep. Ray Yumul ended in a 4-4 deadlock.
Only after the election for president is decided will the election for vice president commence.
Although the elections for the two tops posts of the local youth baseball program is still undecided, seven other board seats were determined.
The new board consists of two returning officers, as Peding Tenorio was again tapped to serve as the league’s secretary. Former treasurer and acting president, Anie Flores, meanwhile will serve as players’ agent.
Other positions include Roman Reyes as league treasurer, Robert Magofna as safety officer, managers’ representative Yvonne Tarope Camacho, umpires’ representative James Mawata, and statistician Remedio Celis.
After the board decides on its president and vice president they can meet and discuss suggestions made by SLLBI members that were present during the general election/ membership meeting last Saturday.
Such suggestions include segregating independent fundraising accounts per age division to help determine more accurate budgets; lengthening the service terms of the SLLBI board positions in effort to improve and strengthen commitment to the league; and amending the current CNMI District Tournament format and declare Saipan as the lone annual host island in effort to save money before advancement to the Asia-Pacific Regional Tournament.