SNACK BAR AT WHEATFIELD

I would like to thank those of you who responded to my post and clarifying how the Women's Club came to run the snack bar. We have talke...

I would like to thank those of you who responded to my post and clarifying how the Women's Club came to run the snack bar. We have talked to the Women's Club about running the snack bar and giving them a portion of the funds received. No luck. Our problem is, the Women's Club is not consistantly open during our games.
I will be contacting Valley Wide to see if we can put a portable snack bar some where on the facility during our season's Saturday Games.
We don't need any fundraising ideas, just a snack bar that is open during our game times.

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  1. Holly:
    We are given game schedules from Vince @ Valley Wide to help us assign our Volunteers. If we are not open during one of your games, it may be because we are not open 24/7 and cannot possibly accomodate every game played at Wheatfield. Our normal hours of operation for a Saturday is 9:00am-3:00pm. We are open during the week on some evenings depending on the monthly schedule given to us.
    However, things happen, volunteers get sick and there are times when we do not have enough volunteers to open. We apologize for any inconveince this may cause you.

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  2. Holly:
    I think that a snackbar run by the league would be not only extremely beneficial for the league but also for the families involved in baseball. I have 3 kids in baseball, and spend a lot of time at Wheat Field during the Spring and am always amazed at how many times the snack bar is closed, or they are still setting up. We are talking thousands of dollars in lost sales in my opinion.

    The snack bar, while a great way to raise money for any organization, is also a service to the parents and families who at times can use it for lunch, dinner, snacks.

    Shame on the Menifee Lake Woman's organization for wasting such a valuable resource that they have. Excuses in regards to not having schedules, and difficulty with volunteers is rubish. Youth sports organization like baseball (be it Little League or Pony) are nothing but volunteers, and the excuse of coaches, board members or umpires not showing up for ceremonies, pratices and games would never cut it there. If you can't do it right, don't do it at all. The snack bar should be open for all games, all days and nights. If the ML Woman's organization can't do it, step aside for people that can.

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  3. Sounds like a bunch of sour grapes to me!! You guys just need to get over it or find another park to play at!!!

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  4. Lyman is correct.....SHAME ON THE WOMEN'S CLUB for volunteering hundreds of hours yearly in their Snack Bar, even when it's not Little League Season. SHAME ON THEM for donating ALL of their earnings to the Community of Menifee Valley instead of using it to benefit their own Organization. SHAME ON THEM for putting in hours and hours of time to bring some of the BEST events here in the Valley (to all kids, not just baseball players) such as the Annual Independence Day Celebration, in which over 3000 people attended to watch FREE OF COST a fantastic Firework Display. SHAME ON THEM for volunteering even into their Golden Years of life when they could be sitting in a rocking chair! SHAME ON THEM for making a REAL difference by also donating monies to ANY organization in need.
    It's just so sad that a few spoiled individuals WANT IT ALL and can't look at the BIGGER PICTURE.
    Remember that Organized Sports Leagues get hundreds of volunteers every season when NEW parents sign their kids up to play. Many of us have done our share of Sports Team Volunteer hours. For most Leagues it is expected.

    I think we are lucky to have women like the ones in the Lake Menifee Women's Club who make our community wonderful for ALL of us !!

    Menifee Lakes Homeowner

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  5. The above commenter said...

    It's just so sad that a few spoiled individuals WANT IT ALL and can't look at the BIGGER PICTURE.

    I'm not sure what this statement means in context with what Holly was asking for. She wasn't asking to have the snack bar all to herself.

    Bottom line is that we all live in Menifee, and this is about the kids. Too bad there can't be a solution on this.

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  6. Yes Steve, it is ALL about the Kids. Holly is not interested in any fundraising ideas (her quote)she just wants a Snack Bar open for every game, and that is just not going to happen.
    The bottom line is that the Women's Club has FULL concession rights because they have EARNED it. It's amazing that according to Holly we are NEVER open and yet the Women's CLub is still able to put on all the yearly events and make monetary donations to many. Are the Little Leaguer's going without?? Are they not able to have fun and play because their league doesn't have a slice of the Snack Bar pie?? I don't think so. Do the parents have to do more fundraising??? YES, of course.
    It IS what it IS......
    You people need to stop complaining about things you cannot change.

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  7. If the woman's club was really interested in raising money for community events and donating money to community programs, they would not squander away the opportunity they have and are wasting.

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  8. The snack bar at Wheat Field would be open more often if Valley Wide management would let us know when games are scheduled.

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  9. It is amazing to me the comments on the snack bar. People get so defensive when others point out things that could be fixed. I said that it is inconsistant on when it is open. We at the Little League do not need fundraising ideas because we do one every year. Go to any other baseball field and you will see a running snack bar. We pay a large fee to play at Wheatfield every year. We should have snack bar rights. We are raising funds to buy our own land for our own baseball fields, we would play some where else if there was some where else to play. There is 3 Different Leagues playing there that I know of, Little League, Pony League and ASA Girls softball, we all pay to play there, we all should get snack bar rights.
    Thanks for the invite to join the Womens club, but I am already a PTA Board Member and a Little League Board Member, maybe when my kids grow up.

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  10. Holly,
    Since you are a LL Board Member, you should go to the TOP and contact Mr Sam Geopp of Valley Wide Rec of Inland Valley. I'm sure Mr Geopp would be able to give you some help.

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  11. HOLLY,
    MY DAUGHTER PLAYED GIRLS SOFTBALL AND MY SON PLAYED FOOTBALL AT WHEATFIELD PARK. I JOINED THE WOMEN'S CLUB SO THAT I COULD HELP OUT AT THE SNACK BAR DURING THEIR PRACTICES AND IN BETWEEN GAMES. THIS IS A GREAT IDEA FOR ALL THOSE MOM'S WHO ARE AT THE PARK. IF WE COULD GET ENOUGH VOLUNTEERS FROM OTHER ORGANIZATIONS TO JOIN THE WOMEN'S CLUB, I'M SURE WE WOULD BE ABLE TO BE OPEN ALL THE TIME. PLEASE ENCOURAGE THOSE MOM'S.

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  12. I ORIGINALLY EMAILED STEVE:

    Hello,

    There is an ordinance being proposed by a Veterinarian in Riverside County. He has written this ordinance and feels it is a good bit of legislation for both dog owners and the county, which run the shelters. I could write up a little something if you wouldn't mind posting what I write??? We need to have less backyard breeders so there are less strays running around the county. Everyday I see dogs running down Murrieta road on my way to work and most times they end up dead on the side of the roads.

    THEN STEVE EMAILS ME BACK:

    I'm interested.

    Steve

    SO I EMAIL BACK TO HIM:

    Coming up before the first of the year will be a very important vote conducted by the Board of Supervisors for Riverside County.

    A Veterinarian has proposed legislation that will save the lives of countless animals and save the taxpayers hundreds of thousands of dollars. What could be better for a pet lover? We could really make a difference if this ordinance was supported.
    The Veterinarian that wrote this ordinance was kind enough to spend time talking to me and answering my questions. He also sees this ordinance as giving those who work in the shelter system, a light at the end of a very dark tunnel.



    The ordinance would be effective for all unincorporated areas (Menifee) in R