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The Forest City Volleyball Club has actually been in existence since our President, Vaughan Peckham, started a volleyball program at Saunders High School in 1972. After several name/sponsor changes, our current name became the official name in 1992. Since then, we have an Executive and Board of Directors, we have our own official constitution, are registered as a not-for-profit organization, have gone all-out in fundraising activities, and have our articles of incorporation.
Vaughan has been the driving force behind our organization since its inception, and has always maintained a philosophy of providing London's Úlite volleyball athletes the opportunity to develop their skills in a competitive setting to the extent of being able to reach national and international levels, and to be fully trained and fully capable of being valuable additions to University and College teams throughout North America. Our Club is one of the private volleyball clubs in Southwestern Ontar
io recognized by the Ontario Volleyball Association, thus allowing our players to be eligible to compete in national and international events.
The purposefulness and commitment of our Club Executives, Board of Directors, Coaches and volunteers has only one end, namely to give our players the best volleyball environment possible. This past year our efforts are reflected in the fact that not only are we the largest volleyball club in Canada with 200 members, but also are the winningest club in Canada.
Our players have gone on to populate a variety of teams, including the Canadian National Team, the World Youth Team, the Ontario Provincial Team, our OVA Region 3 Team, and a variety of University and College teams both in Canada and the United States, and have had the opportunity to play in a variety of countries all over the world. One of our alumni is Paul Duerden, currently on the Canadian National Team.
Our Club is comprised of a an Executive Committee and Board of Directors; a highly-qualified volunteer coaching staff; a staff of parent volunteers; and 11 teams -- one each Bantam Boys & Girls; two Midget Boys & three Midget Girls; two Juvenile Boys & two Juvenile Girls; and one Junior Boys team.
Our Executive Committee is as follows:
While you're on the beach, either locally or when on vacation, remember to preserve it and the water so we can enjoy it for years to come. The website of The Surfrider Foundation can show you how. Be sure to go there sometime soon to see all you can do to help your beaches and oceans. It's a good site with lots of info, all created by concerned surfers and beachgoers, who fight the pollution and environmental abuse of our beaches.
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Our newsletter SIDE OUT is published periodically throughout the year. SIDE OUT is sent free of charge to all members, executives, coaches and associates of our Club, and is distributed to city, area and county elementary and high schools. We welcome and encourage submissions of stories, articles, events notification, and pictures of interest to our players. Click here if you wish to receive a complimentary copy of the latest issue.
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To speak to a real, live person about our Club activities, Vaughan Peckham is the man you want. He is also President and Chairman of the Board. He is THE person to talk to regarding our Club. You may also call him voice at (519)657-7327.
We welcome your questions, comments and suggestions about this page, our publications, and about our Club in general. To send us mail, click here.
There is only one link you need for anything to do with court or beach volleyball anywhere, anytime, anyhow, with links to national, international, FIVB, and world homepages, in addition to lists of worldwide club pages, and that's to Tom Jack's Volleyball Worldwide homepage, which you should already have, but just in case Volleyball Worldwide.
There is only one link you need for volleyball in Canada, with up-to-date results, articles, links, pictures, chat rooms and you name it to do with anything Canadian, and it's here. Canada's premier online volleyball magazine. Bookmark that site and go there every day for Canadian volleyball news.
Another good, comprehensive volleyball site is here for a wide selection of volleyball topics. Expect to spend an afternoon here looking around.
To go directly to the Team Canada homepage, click here.
Lastly, the email address of the Ontario Volleyball Association is email@example.com and their homepage is located here.
THANK YOU! to Geocities for providing our Club with this free homepage!