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Author TOPIC: 2019 League Closing Meeting - Sunday October 20

September 9, 2019
10:22:47 AM

Entry #: 4267998
To all GHBL Members,

The League meeting has been scheduled for Sunday October 20th, 2019 at 11am at the Haber Center in the Community Room.

The Haber Center is located at 3040 Tim Dobbie Drive, Burlington, Ontario L7M 0M3

This is the chance to review, make suggestions, propose changes, etc. All players are welcome to attend. As you all know, this is a voting year. An election will be taking place. All Board positions are up and will need replacements. A few of the current members are willing to return, though we are always looking for new faces and voices to contribute. Please spread that word to your teammates. If any one would like to become part and/or know any one, please let any one of us on the Board now know.

As for the election, a ballot must be submitted with names to fill the Presidency, Vice Presidency, and Treasurer to be in contention. That ballot comes with a 2 year term should you be elected. If you find yourself on a ballot, please ensure yourself and your fellow electee’s are prepared for what comes with holding those said positions. The Board is a team, and it takes a team to run a league filled with faces and teams from all over the Golden Horseshoe.

GHBL President


October 24, 2019
11:58:00 PM

Entry #: 4273911
Please see below for highlights from the 2019 Closing Meeting held on Sunday October 20, 2019.

• Discussed the issues with Hamilton Parks and City of Hamilton
o No new teams will be added to Hamilton until the league determines status of current teams and park allocation for them
o GHBL Executive is requesting a meeting with the City of Hamilton to go over complaints and issues

• Umpire Situation in 2020
o Linda is retiring and GHBL Executive is meeting with replacements this fall. Ideally we will have this know before end of 2019

• 5 New teams would like to apply for membership
o No new teams will be added until we know the scheduling situation.

• New Board consist of:
o Myself remaining as President
o Chris Roach of the Georgetown Goats as the new VP
o Arvin will remain as Treasurer
o Couple current board members might step down due to life changes but will help with changeovers
o Always need more volunteer, please tell your guys. Some new faces would be great for the league

• Following Rules Passed:
o Rainout was eliminated
o OBA Rule
? Was expanded to all Tier (Max 2 Players per team), but OBA players cannot pitch in Tier 2/3/4. Can pitch only in Tier 1
o Monterey Fine for Ejections
Ejections results in $20 fines (in additional to games suspended as normal)
o Mandatory Team Attendance Meetings
As of January 1, 2020, all GHBL team must have a member present at either the annual Spring or Fall meetings. Failure to attend at least one meeting a year will result in forfeiture of team voting privilege for 1 full league year.
o Reporting of Ejections by Managers
All ejections must be reported to the Board by both coaches involved within forty-eight (48) hours of said ejection(s) for a regular season game and twenty-four (24) hours for any playoff games. Failure to do so will result in a fine of $20.00 payable to The League.
Ejections will now also be posted on the league website by the Executive
o 12.7 Umpire costs for each playoff game are to be split equally between teams (Remains the same as before)

No vote was held for the following as incomplete proposal or proposal were withdrawal on the following:
• Elimination of Proxy Voting
• 9 Man Batting Line Up
• Tier specific Rules

As we look to 2020, first payment for all teams in the amount of $200 is due by Friday January 31, 2019.

If anyone has any questions, please feel free to reach out to me, anyone else on the board or your manager


GHBL President

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