Dear Hunter Soccer Club Families,
I hope that this note finds you and your families well and in great spirits as the Fall soccer season gets underway. My name is William (Bill) Manchester and this is a quick greeting to introduce myself as your new Club President. I was elected this past June and am both honored and excited to take on this role.
Before I cover my background, let me first extend a big THANK YOU to our former President, Ralph Bocchino. To follow in Ralph's footsteps is a big undertaking. He was HSC's President for the past 21 years and altogether has been a coach and Board member for nearly 30 years. His many years of service to the players and all his efforts in support of HSC will leave an indelible legacy. More than anyone, Ralph helped transform HSC into one of the largest and most popular youth soccer clubs in Eastern Montgomery County. So again, thank you Ralph for your many years of leadership and for staying on as our new Chairman of the Board.
I want to provide you with a brief background of my experience in the Hunter organization. I served as Chair of the Fundraising & Marketing Committee. I also coached my daughter's travel team when she was with HSC and now currently coach my son's team, the U13 Dragons.
As your new President, I will serve the club with the upmost enthusiasm and commitment to HSC's mission and values. I intend to make improvements when necessary, in order to ensure that HSC provides a great soccer experience to boys and girls of all ages and skill levels.
Please be sure to check our website and Twitter feed often for club news and updates. I also encourage you to attend our monthly General Meetings, which take place on the first Thursday of each month. These meetings provide a great opportunity to meet with the club's leadership and participate in open discussions. We likewise welcome your questions and/or concerns concerning club matters. HSC's parents and volunteers are a vital part of the club's success. We strongly encourage your involvement!
I look forward to seeing you and your families on our HSC soccer fields this Fall.
Congratulations to Ed Clark, EPYSA's 2015 recipient of the Volunteer of the Year award. The Volunteer of the Year honors those who are excellent role models for their community. For decades, Ed has volunteered at Hunter Soccer Club coaching and running Hunter Soccer Club's summer camp with his wife, Dottie. Congratulations Ed!
Alex "Keeper" Wilson, a player on the Hunter SC U16 Boys Strikers, was awarded the Union League Good Citizen Award on Saturday, March 7 at the EPYSA annual awards banquet. The award recognizes all of the hard work Alex puts forth both on and off of the soccer field. Congratulations Alex!
Hunter Soccer Club expresses its sincere gratitude to Abington Friends School (AFS) for the generous use of their soccer fields during the 2014 autumn soccer season. AFS has been a great friend to Hunter Soccer and we look forward to continuing our relationship. Abington Friends School is a Quaker, co-educational college prepartory school serving students from 3 years of age through grade 12. For more information, please visit www.abingtonfriends.net
THANKS TO ALL WHO HELPED MAKE OUR FIRST GOLF OUTING A SUCCESS!
A great deal of thanks must go out to all of our volunteers who truly made our inaugural golf outing on May 2nd a very special day in Hunter history. This event helped HSC raise funds to cover the shortfall from our rained out soccer tournament as well as rebuild our upper field at Penbryn Park. Please stay tuned for the return of our golf outing in 2015!
Thank You- The Hunter Executive Board
Hunter Soccer Club is now on Facebook! Connect with other members of the Hunter community at www.facebook.com/huntersoccerclub.
Hunter Soccer Club is now on Twitter! Follow all the latest club and team updates at www.twitter.com/HSCGlenside.
Hunter United Boys support cancer awareness. December 7th, 2013. Hunter's United U13 Boys travel soccer team wore pink laces throughout the month of October in support of cancer awareness. In doing so, the team raised $240. On December 5, members of the team presented this check to The Breathing Room Foundation, a local cancer support charity. Way to go United!
Hunter EPYSA ODP Trialists. October 2nd, 2013. Hunter Soccer Club proudly sent 17 players to the Olympic Development Tryouts over the last month. Congratulations to the players from the Cheetahs, Mustangs, Fire, Strikers, United, and Rangers who participated in the process and good luck to all of you.
Blue and White Night. August 27, 2013. Hunter Scocer Club formally introduced its newly resurfaced and rennovated Upper PenBryn Park field at Blue and White night. The evening celebrated the club's travel teams and the community that supports them. Everyone enjoyed the water ice, hot dogs, soft pretzels, a DJ, and plenty of great soccer.
New Club Administrator Erin Malanowski joins Hunter Soccer Club in the newly created position of Club Administrator. Erin will handle a variety of administrative tasks, focusing primarily on the year-round needs of the club’s booming travel program. Welcome, Erin!
Erin can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org