New CMR League President Happy to Accept Challenge
Add another challenge to Ester Berry’s life. She’ll handle it.
Already balancing a full-time job, family, and a multitude of outside commitments and activities, Berry now takes on the task of keeping things running smoothly and seamlessly for the Carmel Mountain Ranch Little League as its president.
“I was always active with my son’s teams as the Team Representative for baseball, soccer, and basketball,” said Berry, a resident of Walden in CMR. “I was approached by an out-going Board member about joining the CMRLL Board.”
Then, this year, the league president had stepped down after completing her two year commitment, and Berry was selected as successor. “I happily accepted this new challenge,” said Berry, who moved to San Diego in 2007. “Being able to make a difference in our community, it is very exciting for me to be giving back to CMRLL in this capacity. I truly believe involving children in sports is a must. Involvement in sports brings the community together; it teaches children about team work, sportsmanship, challenges, and strategies.”
Berry is taking her role head on, and has some high expectations for herself in her new role as president of the CMRLL. “As the newly appointed president, my goal is to always ‘play fair’ and to be that face in the crowd that represents and leads CMRLL and all its members with the utmost integrity in achieving its mission,” she said.
Berry believes in assisting youth in developing the qualities of citizenship, discipline, teamwork and physical well-being – while, of course, having fun. But she realizes this is a task not accomplished by a single individual. “We encourage all the children and parents in our community, who are interested in the game of baseball, to join the Carmel Mountain Ranch Little League,” she stressed. “We also encourage as many parents as possible to get involved in giving their time.”
In addition to her involvement in sports, Berry also volunteered in her son’s school over the years. “The last three years I was on the PTA Board at Shoal Creek Elementary,” she said. “I served as VP of Membership for two years and I was the Yearbook Co-Chair for two years.“
Berry – a married mother of one son – also finds time for other activities. “I very much enjoy spending time with my family and my friends. I enjoy my volunteer work, being involved in, and giving back to the community,” she said. “I also love photography, and spend a lot of time photographing our games and events, and activities, to then share with others.”
To register for the CMRLL spring season, contact firstname.lastname@example.org; to become a sponsor for CMRLL, contact sponsor@ cmrll.org; or to volunteer with CMRLL, contact Berry at email@example.com or visit www.cmrll.org
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Name: Ester Berry
Residence: Walden, Carmel Mountain Ranch
Family: Married, one son
Education: Bachelor of Science, Information Technology
Professional: Technical Recruiter, The Wellspring Group Inc.