Saturday, September 19, 2015

A memorial service for Betty Jacobs will be held at the Montecito Ballroom, 500 Del Webb Blvd. on Wednesday, Sept 23, 2015 at 2:00 PM and ending no later than 4:00 PM. All friends are cordially invited to attend.

During that time, anyone wishing to say a few words about Betty will be given time to do so. Light refreshments will be provided. However, those wishing to bring something of their own and share with others feel free to do so.

If you plan on sending flowers, etc., the family suggests that in lieu thereof, a donation be made to The Moffitt Cancer Center Foundation,12902 Magnolia Drive, Tampa Fl. 33612-9416 and indicate Neuro-Oncology.

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Betty Jacobs, Wife of Frank Jacobs, Passes Away
Betty Jacobs, wife of Winter Haven Senior Softball member Frank Jacobs, passed away Wednesday after a three-year battle with cancer.

Please keep Frank and his family in your thoughts and prayers.

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

September 15, 2015 Board Meeting

A WHSS board meeting was held yesterday and everything is shaping up for the 2016 season. We will continue to have two new shirts and a new hat. The shirts will be the same color and style as last year. The decision on the hats will be made later this year. We currently have 70 paid registrations for 2016 and need everyone to submit their application as soon as possible. The makeup of the league is dependent on the number of players who sign up to be full time players. The registration fee is $40.00 with a $10.00 late fee after October 14, 2015.

The Polk County Senior Softball Hall of Fame committee had their meeting last week and set Wednesday, March 16th as the date of the banquet. The banquet will be in Lakeland at the Sandpiper Golf and Country Club. Now is time to think about nominating your fellow league members to the Hall of Fame. There will be more information given to everyone next month.

Christmas Day and New Years Day falls on Friday's and the board voted to not play ball of Christmas Day. We will play on New Years Day for anyone who wants to be there.

If you have not voted for your choice for the three members of the board of directors, please do so as soon as possible. Voting closes on September 30th. The ballot is on our website.

Don Witmer, Commissioner

Sunday, August 30, 2015

A memorial service for Bill Miller, who passed away in July, will be held on Saturday, Sept. 26 at 10 a.m., in Brandon.

The service will be held at First Baptist Church at 216 N. Parsons Ave., Brandon, FL. 33510.

Tuesday, August 4, 2015


The City of Winter Haven is fumigating the softball fields for nematodes this Friday and the Softball Complex will be closed. No batting practice will be allowed. Therefore, there will be no games this Friday.

See you Tuesday.

Don Witmer

Sunday, July 19, 2015


Bill Miller, who passed away this past Wednesday, will be cremated and will be buried with military honors at Arlington National Cemetary.

His wife, Manoka, said she plans to have a memorial service in the Tampa Bay area at a later date to be determined after all of the arrangements have been made for his burial at Arlington National.

Bill passed away Wednesday morning while he and Manoka were out for a morning walk.

Anyone wishing to send a card or note to the family can mail it to:

Manoka Miller
P.O. Box 2217
Valrico, FL 33595

Bill was a longtime player in Winter Haven. He played on several tournament teams as well as in Lakeland and Dover. Bill will be missed not only for his great talents but for his cool and calm demeanor on and off the field.

Thursday, July 16, 2015


There are three vacancies on the board of directors for the term beginning October 15, 2015 and ending on October 14, 2017. A slate of nominees has been determined and we have six individuals who have put their names in the hat to become board members. The Official Ballot is on the right side of the web page under Links. Click on the link for Official Ballot 2015/2016. You can print the ballot and mail it to Richard Moots along with your registration fees for next year. Please vote for only three of the nominees.The deadline for submitting ballots is September 30, 2015. I will have ballots at the ball park beginning Friday July 17th for anyone who will be here before September 30, 2015.

Please take the time to vote for the people that you would like to see on the board of directors.


Don Witmer, Commissioner