WMBUA MISSION STATEMENT: The mission of the Western Maine Baseball Umpires Association is to develop high standards in our National Pastime through character and citizenship and encourage good, clean competition. To promote the welfare of the game of baseball, its players, and umpires. To provide the highest standard of baseball umpiring. And to study the administration and revision of the rules, particularly from the viewpoint of the umpire.
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NEWS & NOTES
The New Member Clinics, Mechanics Clinic, Rules Clinics, Exams and Business Meetings are held at Gorham Middle School; 106 Weeks Road; Gorham, Maine.
Make sure that you un-block any dates for which you are now available. This time of year it is important that all umpires who can work games let the assignors know.
Even with 100 active members in WMBUA, we're stretched pretty thin on some days. Make sure the Assignors know you're available if you can work any given day.
Returning Member Testing
Time frame to Complete:
March 23rd through April 5th
(Slides from Annual Meeting)
The Maine Principals Association has mandated that all officials in all high school sports be required to take and pass the Maine Department of Education background check this year. Accordingly, if you do not have evidence of having a current ME DOE background check, you will not be assigned by WMBUA for school baseball games beginning in the Spring 2020.
The following is the address of the ME DOE webpage that explains the background check / fingerprinting program, provides the application form, and links you to the fingerprinting appointment scheduler at IdentiGO sites:
What to do once you had the fingerprints taken:
(1) Go to the:https://neo.maine.gov/doe/neo/TeacherCertification/TeacherCertification
(2) Fill in “Personal Details” (Last Name, Last 4 Digits of SSN and Date of Birth)
(3) Click on Submit and your will get your results.
2020 Uniform Orders
Last Day to order uniform orders is March 8, 2020
SUMMER BUSINESS MEETING
The Executive Committee met on May 28, 2020 to discuss the potential start of the 2020 baseball season and has also set the date for the Summer Business Meeting – June 28, 2020 starting at 6:00 PM. In compliance with the COVID-19 guidelines put out by Governor Mills and the Maine CDC, effective June 1, 2020, gatherings are permitted but limited to 50 people. Since the meeting has the potential to exceed 50 members, the Executive Committee as decided this meeting will again be done through ZOOM.
To attend the meeting on June 28, 2020 at 6:00 PM click here