Fall Workshop & Business Meeting!

It’s hard to believe, but the 2019-2020 Forensics season is rapidly approaching and this Saturday, October 5th is the big day to kick off another wonderful season! Linked here is the full schedule of events for our event. ALL MLFA coaches are welcomed to attend this event.
Business Meeting Minutes
The Fall MLFA workshop and business meeting will take place at Golda Meir School, 227 W. Pleasant, Milwaukee, WI 53212.  The meeting from 8:00 AM to Noon will begin in the library. Parking is on the street (Pleasant, MLK, or Galena Street) or in the MPS parking lot up the hill at Vel Phillips and Galena. Unfortunately, we do not have access to parking directly in front of the main entrance on Pleasant.
Nikki Prelesnik from Oak Creek East MS, our new association president, will be our facilitator for the meeting. Linked here is the agenda for the business meeting portion of our event.
Tyne Turner, your new president-elect, has several breakout sessions for all of you to enjoy before we start our general business meeting. The breakout session options are available at this link.
We are in need of new tournaments, so if you are interested in hosting a tournament, please let our past-president Pam Cullen know, either via email (cullenp@cudahysd.org) or on Saturday at the meeting.
Attached are the documents that you will need to review for Saturday’s business meeting. Click here for:
If you’d like to get a jump on the start of the MLFA season, your first step would be to register your team with our organization and pay your membership fees. Follow this link to the 2019-2020 season team membership registration form. 
We had some committee heads change over the summer and we are excited to welcome these new leaders from the organization. Thank you so much to Dean Chyla who is heading up our Mentoring Committee and Katie Botsford for taking charge of the Policy and Procedures Committee!

Fall Business Meeting

Fall Meeting, which will be at Golda Meir School, 227 W. Pleasant, Milwaukee, WI 53212

10/5/19 8:00 AM-12:00 PM beginning in the library.

8-8:30 Breakfast/Meet & Greet
8:30-9:15 Committee Meetings
9:20-9:50 Membership Meeting/Committee Reports
10:00-10:30 PD Session 1
10:45-11:15 PD Session 2
11:20-11:50 PD Session 3
11:55 Reconvene for questions and networking. Guests are welcome to stay beyond 12:00.

PD Sessions will be advertised as choices offered 3 times in a row, however MPS new Athletic Director or representative will only be there for 1 session TBA.

Parking is on the street (Pleasant, MLK, or Galena Street or the MPS parking lot up the hill at Vel Phillips and Galena. Unfortunately, we do not have access to parking directly in front of the main entrance on Pleasant.

The address for directions is 227 W. Pleasant St., 53212. The main meeting area will be the library and breakout sessions will take place in first-floor classrooms.

Summer Committee Meeting Dates!

Get involved in the MLFA!

Since the association is run primarily by volunteer coaches, the many facets of our “business” is split into various committees. During the summer is when the members of each committee meet to debrief the previous season and make decisions that will then be brought to the Executive Board and the membership in the fall. ANYONE may join a committee!

Follow the link below to find a listing of each committee. If you’d like to get involved, contact the chairperson of the committee(s).

2019-2020 Committees & Contact Information


2019 State Tournament Information Packet


Attached and linked below is the State Tournament information packet. All that you could possibly need to know can be found in the packet. Please read through the entire packet, then follow the 3 step registration process.
 You will not be registered for state until you have completed:
2. Google Form linked here. https://goo.gl/9mEQGT
3. Send payment for registration and food orders.


Registrations and tournament inquiries by coaches should be directed to:

Sarah Lichey

7600 W. North Ave

Wauwatosa, WI 53213

(414) 773-2420 (fax)

(414) 773-2459 (phone)

licheysa@wauwatosa.k12.wi.us (email)

Food and volunteer inquiries by coaches should be directed to:

Tracy Halfmann


Fees for State Tournament go to our association treasurer.

Please make out one check payable to MLFA and mail to:

Janette Schroeder

℅ St. John the Baptist

116 Pleasant St.

Plymouth, WI 53073

Very Sad News

“There are those who open their hearts to others…. Who never think twice about giving of themselves. They are the wonderful warm hearted people who make all the difference in our lives.” Gilda Radner

It is with a very heavy heart that I am sad to share that Helen Andrews friend, mother, wife, MLFA coach, and executive board member has passed away. Helen gave of her time and talent to build and make Pilgrim Park Middle School one of the premier teams of the MLFA. Helen’s gifts weren’t just confined to her team, but she gave countless hours molding our rubrics and rules so that judging was as efficient and fair as possible. Helen, besides being a wonderful teacher, coach, and mentor for the MLFA, was above all a beautiful and giving friend. She was always willing to share a wonderful story to cheer you up, an anecdote that could bring a smile, and a warm hug to let you know that she cared and wanted the best for you. Her mere presence could light up a room. Helen will be missed by all in the organization that knew her, as well as all the countless middle schoolers, judges, parents, coaches, and students who lives she touched. Our hearts and prayers go out to the Andrews family and the Pilgrim Park Forensic team. I will share information regarding services and ways to support both the family and the Pilgrim Park team as I am made aware of their needs and wishes. In the meantime all of you will be kept in my thoughts and prayers.

Pam Cullen, Cudahy Forensics, MLFA President

Updated & Revised Association Documents

It’s probably been quite some time since you’ve had such fun reading! But, it’s important to know how our association works. Please take some time to read through our newly updated and approved By-Laws and Constitution.

Final Copy – MLFA Bylaws 2018-2019

Final Copy MLFA Constitution 2018-2019

Please follow these links and save the document to your own files. Answers to most, if not all, of your questions can be found in the By-laws and Constitution.