Managers, we are already at the end of November, and looking toward our State Championships in the next few weeks. For the most part, we had decent weather, except for losing a couple of tournaments. We had to move Venues, and go to 'shortened games' on occasion, but in the end, most of our games were played, which is exactly what we all like. We are just like little boys when it comes to playing ball. When we play, we are generally happy, and when we don't, we are very sad. But, the beauty of our FHC League i ...
Nov 20, 2023
Managers, please inform your Players that there are still tickets available for the FHC Hall of Fame. The date is Friday December 1st, and will be held at the Springhill Suites in Lakeland, right next door to the Convention Center. The tickets ate $35 per person, and the banquet starts at 6pm. If you are interested, contact me at:
Oct 18, 2023
Managers, the fall vote will take place here on the FHC Website from Friday, October 27, to Tuesday, October 31. Please discuss the items with your Team, and please vote. Voting is one of the most solemn and important things we can do as American citizens. You have either heard me say, or read my thoughts on the website. Your vote is really important. My feeling is, "Don't ever complain about something we voted on if you do not vote."
Mike KnowlesFHC Chairman
Oct 13, 2023
Managers, it has come to my attention that there are some Managers that believe that the FHC Board of Directors, or at least part of, has the ability to control the online voting that we do periodically each year. That could not be farther from the truth. I have a great relationship with you all, so let me start by saying we have one of the best, if not the best Webmasters in the entire country. Our webmaster is Tres Fenton, and he lives in the Tampa Bay area. We started this great relationship right after I was ele ...
September just flew by, didn't it? We were fortunate with the weather for both tournaments. We really try to get our games in, but we are limited by a couple of things. The first thing, is of course, the weather not just over that weekend but the days leading up to the weekend. If it rains inches on Thursday and or Friday, the fields may not be available. I personally have met with all of our Maintenance Supervisors, and they know how large we are, and we bring many games to play, so they will try to get the f ...
Managers, we will return to checking in all Players starting in October, and will do so until March of 2024. Remind your Players to bring their FHC Cards and driver's licenses. It is a good idea to take a picture of your card, and save it on your cell phone, or at least laminate the card for safe keeping. Also, check with your Players to see if they need a Replacement Card. They can contact me with a Replacement Card Form, or apply for one at a Tournament. It will cost them $25 for a Replacement Card.
Managers, I have a few things for you in this August Chairman's Notes.
As you all know, we are very cautious about the weather, especially during the hurricane season, which we are in right now. We are going to cancel any tournament in which our members lives may be at risk. This is our policy and that will not change. We cancelled the Vero Area Tournament because there was bad weather in the days leading up to the tournament, and the possibility and stormy weather on the weekend. To save you money we alway ...
Manager's, August is upon us, and it seems like it was just Super Bowl time. Like my Grandfather said many times, "The older I get, the faster the time flies." Isn't that the truth?
Even though we are not meteorologists, we really do watch the weather weeks ahead of a tournament, as well as communicate with our local Sites, and try and determine what kind of weather we are going to have, and then determine if we need to go with 'shortened games' or move to different locations. We have already done that many times ...
Jun 13, 2023
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Managers, whenever we send out an announcement of any kind, please forward that to every member of your Team. Many of our Managers already do that, but all too often we send out something important, and at the very next tournament a Player says "I have never been told that," or something close to that statement. So, please communicate with your Players. If you do not have computer skills, someone on your Team does, so get them to forward the information out.
I have a few things for you:
I want to remind ...