Howard Kehler stepped down as president after the 2013 season.
“We are looking for volunteers for various positions to include a president and vice-president. If we can’t get a vice-president, we at least need a president to kind of lead us in a direction so that we can move ahead to future projects,” said Bonnie Sawatzky, secretary for Taber Football Association. “It’s someone to take the helm at meetings and work collaboratively with the rest of the board and volunteers. And if they have any ideas for fundraising, it could be ideas they have with what direction they want to go with in the Ken McDonald sports field over there.”
Sawatzky stressed the Taber Football Association is a board that works year-round to keep up on things, even if it is just slight housekeeping in the real slow months, with meetings once a month.
“We will be busier during the football season which is a shorter season. There is a little bit of work there, but if we all work together and we increase our volunteerism through our numbers in parents and the players themselves we could do a lot for the community,” said Sawatzky. “Say, be approached by an organization who needs some manpower, we are more than willing to do that to help the football association.”
Sawatzky added the association takes pride in offering top-end equipment for its players in keeping them safe in a high-contact sport and keep up with the certification of their helmets as mandated.
“We are on top of that and to try and increase our numbers. We will be looking to surrounding areas again in nearby communities within our jurisdiction,” said Sawatzky.
Coming off the heels of a casino to give the organization an infusion of funds, Sawatzky is looking forwards to another successful year for football in Taber. If you would like to serve on the Taber Football Association board or help out on one of the teams, call Bonnie at 403-308-8005.