Welcome to the website featuring all things about the West Orange High School Baseball program, located in Winter Garden, FL. From current records, to game recaps, updated schedules,and player highlights and features, our goal is to highlight the program and players as much as possible. Go Warriors.
Congratulations to the newest members of the National Honor Society, listed from left to right: Josh Bell, Charlie Eidelman, Kas Ocasio, David Acevedo, Ryan Steinman, Nic Caso, Danny Iannuzzi, David Peebles, Nathan Cramer, Brooklyn Hicks, Chance Barnes and Chase Henderson. (Not pictured, Andrew Rich and Ben Kretchman)
Junior Ben Kretchman getting a quick picture after receiving his NHS induction.
16 Varsity & JV Baseball players are representing the National Honor Society. Last years inductees are in the front row, listed from left to right: Jaxon Wells, Lucas Dufresne, Kyle Leach, Zach Moore,
Max Eidelman and Tate Maroth.
Congratulations to sophomore Joey Beechner for earning the honor of representing the sophomore class with his student of the month achievement for November.
We're thrilled to announce Lucas Dufresne's commitment to Thomas University, where he'll be pursuing his academic and baseball dreams. Lucas has exhibited unwavering dedication to his education and baseball career. He's proven to be a versatile player, excelling in various positions, and his relentless work ethic has transformed him into a patient and strong hitter. With Lucas on board, Thomas University is securing a talented and driven athlete. We wish Lucas the very best in the 2024 season and all his future endeavors. You'll always be part of our proud West Orange Baseball Family!
Congratulations to 2024 Senior Josh Bell and his commitment to further his education and baseball career at Division 1, Florida A&M University. Josh has worked hard throughout his tenure at West Orange to become a well rounded player, excelling at multiple positions and, through hard work, proving to be a patient and powerful hitter. Rattler nation has locked up a talented young man with a drive to win. Best of luck with the 2024 season and beyond Josh, Warrior nation is so very proud to forever call you one of us!
Here at Prospect Central, our main objective is to help our athletes achieve their goal of playing collegiate baseball! We take what our athletes are looking for in a college and find the best fit for them. This allows our athletes to focus on the sport they love, and let us take care of the recruiting aspect. Each athlete has their own player profile in the “Athletes We Work With” page. Enjoy and make sure to contact us. Click the logo and sign up now.
We, the members of the W.O. Baseball Booster Club, in order to provide a means of unifying the school's participation in interscholastic activities, and to offer a means of parent and community participation in matters of school concern and interscholastic participation, do ordain and establish these bylaws.
Article I - NAME
The name of this organization shall be the W.O. Baseball Inc. Our Employer ID number: 87-4819733 and our effective date of exemptions is May 26th, 2021 where we became an approved 501(c)(3) organization.
Article II - PURPOSE
The association is organized exclusively for charitable, educational, religious or scientific purposes within the meaning of section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.
Article III - DISSOLUTION CLAUSE
Upon the dissolution of the Association, the Association shall, after paying or making provisions for the payment of all the liabilities of the Association, dispose of all the assets of the Association exclusively for the purposes of the Association in such manner, or to such organization or organizations organized and operated exclusively for charitable, educational, religious, or scientific purposes as shall at the time qualify as an exempt Code of 1986 (or the corresponding provisions of any future United States Internal Revenue Law), as the Board of Trustees shall determine. Any such assets not so disposed of shall be disposed of by the Court of Common Pleas of the county in which the principal office of the Association is then located, exclusively for such purposes or to such organization or organizations, as said Court shall determine, which are organized and operated exclusively for such purposes.
Article IV - POWER AND AUTHORITY
All powers of the W.O. Baseball Booster Club are under the regulations established and handed down Florida High School Athletic Association (FHSAA) rules made by the member schools, and include penalties to schools, school district personnel and student participants. The superintendent is solely responsible for the entire (FHSAA) program.
All activities, events and personnel are under the jurisdiction of the superintendent. It is imperative that booster clubs recognize this authority and work within a framework prescribed by the school administration.
Article V - MEMBERS AND DUES
Section 1. Membership in this booster club shall be made available without regard to race, color, creed or national origin, and to any individual who subscribes to the Objectives and basic policies of these bylaws.
Section 2. The booster club shall conduct an annual enrollment of members as stated below twice per calendar year. Membership term runs from Spring season to Spring season based on the player making the JV baseball team or Varsity baseball team.
Section 3. Member dues are $20 annually for either a mother and father of the player or one individual based on marital status.
Section 4. Members must be current on all board dues including previous seasons.
Article VI - OFFICERS AND THEIR ELECTION
Section 1. Each officer shall be a member of the booster club.
Section 2. Officers and their election: The Executive officers of this organization shall consist of the president, two vice-presidents, a secretary and treasurer. Officers shall be elected by annual vote each end of Spring season by current booster club members.
New officers shall assume their official duties after the last game of the season or at the last booster club meeting, whichever comes last, and shall serve for a term of one year. All outgoing officers shall prepare and relinquish all records pertaining to their office at this time.
Section 3. Nominating Committee: The nominating committee will be selected by volunteers from the general body at the regular meeting in May of each calendar year. The nominee will need someone who selects them and a 2nd to be put up for vote. Then a majority wins that elected position.
The nominating committee shall nominate one (1) eligible person for each office to be filled and report the nominees at the regular meeting around the annual meeting time frame. Nominations will be closed at the end of the May 15th meeting. The final vote for new board members will take place at that same meeting.
Only members in good standing can vote for nominated board members.
Only persons who have signified their consent to serve, if elected, shall be nominated for or elected to such office.
No member shall automatically serve on this committee because of their office in the unit or position in the school system.
Section 4. Added in Jan 2023, there was an agreement to open the Booster club to families from the beginning date of the official Spring tryouts until the date of Feb 21st 2023 and each year thereafter. Booster Club will once again also open up the opportunity to join from April 1st until April 26th.
Article VII - DUTIES OF OFFICERS
Section 1. The President shall preside at all meetings of the organization and the Executive Board, shall appoint all special committees, shall be a member ex-officio of all committees except the nomination committee, and shall perform all duties usually pertaining to the office, maintain open communications and be the spokesman for the organization with the principal and all coaches, keeping them informed of all booster club activities.
Section 2. The First Vice President shall act as an aide to the President, performing all duties of that office in the absence of the President. The First Vice President shall serve as Fundraising Chairman and know all the qualifications pertaining to fundraising, seek approval from the President on all decisions pertaining to this office, keep accurate records of all expenses and profits and give a monthly report to the President prior to the monthly meeting.
Section 3. Second Vice President shall serve as Social Media/Public Chairman, their responsibility shall be to secure a list of parents (include as many as possible) to voluntarily work in the concession stand at each game, to purchase food for the concession area, to keep accurate weekly records of all expenses and profits, seek approval from the President on all decisions pertaining to this office, give a report to the President prior to each monthly meeting, comply with all (FHSAA) and District restrictions concerning concessions.
Section 4. The Secretary shall record the minutes of all meetings of the organization, have a copy of the bylaws, maintain a membership list, and perform other duties as assigned by the President or association, seek approval from the President prior to each monthly meeting.
Section 5. Treasurer shall have custody of all the funds of the organization, keep books of account and records including bank statements, receipts, budgets, invoices, paid receipts and cancelled checks for the previous two (2) years and the current year, make disbursements as authorized by the President.
Executive Board, or organization in accordance with the budget adopted by the organization, sign on bank accounts, present a financial statement at each monthly meeting, Executive Board meetings, and other times when requested by the organization or Executive Board, make a full report at the last meeting of the season and have copies available to the general membership, comply with all (FHSAA) regulations pertaining to financial reporting, seek approval from the President on all decisions pertaining to this office, give a report to the President prior to each monthly meeting.
Section 6. A vacancy occurring in any elected office shall be filled for the unexpired term by a member elected by a majority vote of the executive board, notice of such election having been given. The Executive board consists of the President, Vice Presidents, Treasurer and Secretary.
In case a vacancy occurs in the Office of President, the first vice-president shall serve notice of the election.
Reason to remove: By two-thirds vote of the executive board, an officer or chairperson may be removed from office for failure to perform duties. An officer or chairperson who misses three consecutive meetings may be removed from office.
Article VIII- MEETINGS
Section 1. Regular meetings of the organization shall be held monthly during the school year. Summer meetings don’t have to follow the monthly expectation as presented during the school year; however it’s still encouraged. All general meetings shall be held at a location decided upon later or via zoom. Time and date to be established at the first meeting of the executive board and will be published on the W.O. Baseball group me page. Up to a 1 day notice shall be given if change of date is needed.
Section 2. Special meetings of the organization may be called by the President or by a majority of the Executive Board, two week notice having been given.
Section 3. The total members present at a regularly scheduled booster club meeting will constitute a quorum.
Article IX - EXECUTIVE BOARD
Section 1. The Executive Board shall consist of the officers of the organization, and the Principal of the school or representative appointed by the Principal (usually the head baseball coach). As noted above; the Executive Board consists of the President, Vice Presidents, Treasurer and Secretary.
Section 2. The duties of the Executive Board shall be to transact necessary business in the intervals between organization meetings and such other business as may be referred to it by the organization, create standing and special committees, approve the work plans of all officers and committee chairpersons, present a report at the regular meetings of the organization, appoint an auditing committee made up of current booster members consisting of not less than three members at the Feb meeting, to audit the Treasurer's accounts, to prepare and submit a budget booster members for the year to the organization for adoption, approve routine bills within the limits of the budget; and, fill vacancies of officers and chairpersons.
Section 3. Regular meetings of the Executive Board shall be held prior to each regular organization meeting, the time to be fixed by the board at its first meeting of the year. A majority of the Executive Board members shall constitute a quorum. Special meetings of the Board may be cancelled by the President or a majority of the members of the Board five day notice being given
Section 4. The Majority of activities supported by booster clubs are related to (FHSAA) activities. Since (FHSAA) rules regulate what (FHSAA) participants, sponsors and coaches may and may not accept, it is important that booster clubs are aware of these rules. The Executive Board shall be well informed of all (FHSAA) rules and regulations and comply as directed.
Article X- AMENDMENTS
Section 1. These bylaws must be reviewed a minimum of five (5) years from the previous revision date. They may be amended at any regular meeting of the organization, provided a quorum is present, by a two-thirds vote of the members present and voting. Notice of the proposed amendment shall have been given at the previous regular meeting.
Section 2. A committee may be appointed to submit a revised set of bylaws as a substitute for the existing bylaws only by a majority vote at a meeting of the organization, or by a two-thirds vote of the Executive Board. The requirement of adoption of a revised set of bylaws shall be the same as in the case of an amendment.