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LSA of Eastern Iowa

LSA is eastern Iowa’s premier LGBTQ+ Softball League and was founded in April 2018. LSA is a non-profit 501(c)3 and is committed to providing opportunity and a safe space where both LGBT and Non-LGBT participants can compete in an environment welcoming and open to the LGBTQ+ community. Participants must be 18+ and pay league fees for each season. Games are played Sunday Mornings from 10:00am-1:00pm at either the Hawkeye Softball Complex or Mercer Park in Iowa City. We have 2 seasons (Spring/Summer and Fall) that run from late April to late October. If you would like to join please come out to one of our Recruitment & Skills Days!

See you at the ball field!

LSA 2021 Fall Season - Final Week!

This Sunday 10/24 - Week 6 - Games are Cancelled

Come bowling with us - details below.

It seems Mother Nature has made the decision that Fall Softball should come to an end.

But we would still love to see everyone tomorrow so please join us for some bowling tomorrow instead!

Open bowling and everyone is welcome, whether an LSA member or not -  so bring family and friends if you would like!

Now we can still throw some balls and get some strikes – except strikes will be a good thing here.

Even if you don’t bowl, come watch some Football and have a few bevs. with us. Here is a link to the event on Facebook:

https://fb.me/e/26odSGgOL

We cannot wait to see everyone Sunday!

Our core mission is providing our members a fun atmosphere and a safe space where both LGBT and Non-LGBT participants can compete in an environment welcoming and open to the LGBTQ+ community. LSA will continue to be a safe space for everyone and be a shining example of #nohate.
Along with Fun and Inclusion, Safety is always a top priority. Therefore we still respect everyone's personal choice to wear a mask and socially distance. Of course washing our hands frequently should be something that never loses it's cool.

  • We encourage anyone not yet vaccinated to wear their mask as much as possible, and we accept the personal choice of anyone who wishes to continue wearing their mask.
  • We also encourage you to bring your bag chairs and lawn blankets so you may observe social distancing before and after your game, and as you stay to watch and cheer for our friends on the other LSA teams.

If you have not yet downloaded the SportsEngine app, we would highly recommend it. You can see everything there including schedule, scores, your team's roster, etc. There is also a feature that allows your team coach to post messages and send messages to everyone on the roster.

NEWS FROM OUR LSA BOARD

Nominations for Board Positions are now open:

Nominations for Board Positions up for election Fall 2021 are: Chairperson, Vice Chairperson, Treasurer, Secretary, and League Commissioner.

The LSA Board of Directors shall be the administrative and management body of our LSA organization.

Definitions & Duties for each of the Board Positions can be found on our website www.lsaiowa.org

*Nominations may be submitted beginning 12:01am on Thursday 10/21/2021.

All current members shall be eligible to nominate persons for office by completing a nomination form. Please submit your nomination forms by sending them via email to steven.lsaiowa@gmail.com

*Nominations are closed at 11:59pm CDT on Wednesday 10/27/2021.

Nomination Rules:

  • A member may nominate themselves.
  • A member may not offer more than one nomination to the same position.
  • A member may be nominated for more than one position.
  • Qualification as a nominee is contingent upon being a current member of LSA.
  • Nominated members shall have 7 calendar days after the close of nominations to accept or decline the nomination (11:59pm CDT on Wednesday 11/3/2021). Please accept or decline nomination by sending an email to steven.lsaiowa@gmail.com

Board Position Elections:

Elections will be held during the next LSA Board Meeting which will be held on Wednesday 11/10/2021 at 7:00pm CDT. This meeting will be held virtually and will be open to all current LSA members. An invitation to the meeting will be provided to all current LSA members no later than Monday 11/8/2021.

The vote will be an online ballot and all current LSA members are eligible to vote.

Definition of Member:

A current member of LSA is any playing or non-playing members who have paid a player/member fee for one (1) or more seasons during the current calendar year.

RAIN OUT Information:

Lets Play Ball - Again!

Join us for Fabulous Fall Fun! If we are not home you can find us at the ball park!

Fall league is a little shorter, but the same amount of excitement. This is a great time for new players to join and try it out - so if you know anyone who has been thinking about it, encourage them to give it a try!


Sponsors

We would like to give a special thank you to one of our sponsors, Shakespeare's Pub and Grill. They have supported us since the beginning of the league in 2017 and supported us throughout 2020 when we had to cancel our season. Please consider supporting this great, local restaurant.

Green State Credit Union

A special thank you to Green State Credit Union for sponsoring our spring 2021 season. Your support helps strengthen the LGBT community in Eastern Iowa!

Lensing Funeral & Cremation Service

A special thank you to Lensing Funeral & Cremation Service for sponsoring our spring/summer 2021 season. Your support helps keep our LGBT Community strong.

Community Partners

The LSA of Eastern Iowa is a Community Partner of The Real MainStream, an intersectional, LGBTQ-affirming, progressive online publication serving Iowa and Illinois. Subscribe for free to the TRM e-list at  therealmainstream.com/subscribe.  You’ll receive first notice of all new posts, and exclusive content for subscribers only. Send story ideas and news releases to reachus@therealmainstream.com.

 


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Steven Holter

Steven Holter

Interim Chairman