VBFO CONSTITUTION

VBFO CONSTITUTION Updated: 14-Mr-19

 

8  ARTICLES:


1.The Mission Statement of the Vintage Baseball Federation of Ontario (VBFO) shall be to promote and foster wholesome, friendly competition in the game of baseball. Tournament play is to be conducted in the context of goodwill, co-operation and friendly rivalry. 

2. a) The name of the organization shall be the Vintage Baseball Federation of Ontario Inc. The responsibility of the VBFO is to provide high quality baseball for the 35+, 45+, 50+ and 57+ age groups.

b)  Any member in good standing can suggest a Rule Change, but only after submitting it in writing to the Executive preferably 30 days prior to the AGM.

3.Membership in the VBFO  shall be comprised of such clubs as are prepared to comply with the Constitution, The Playing Rules and Guidelines, and who register with the VBFO.


4. Teams from outside the province of Ontario must apply annually, prior to the annual spring Federation Council meeting, to be admitted as associate members.

5. Team Registration 

a) Federation registration fees shall be $100.00 paid annually. The annual fee is mainly for Team Insurance which will include liability coverage for 1 Manager and 20 players.


b) The deadline for payment of the fees shall be May 31st of the playing year. If paid after May 31st, the amount is then $150.00. Late registration fees must be paid before the team competes in any approved VBFO  tournaments. Cheques are to be made payable to the Vintage Baseball Federation Ontario (VBFO) and forwarded to the office of the Commissioner. As an option, the fee can be paid directly at any May tournament.


c) Each team registered with the VBFO must post a $225.00 performance bond annually. This bond may be either returned to each team at the end of each year or retained by the office of the Commissioner, for the following year.
 

d) The loss of the performance bond will occur, either in part or in full, depending on the circumstances, if a team defaults one or more games in a tournament. The VBFO shall make the final call to determine if the default was weather related.


e) For each game defaulted in a tournament, the offending team shall reimburse the sum of $100.00 to the VBFO


f) The VBFO  must be fully reimbursed before the offending team participates in any further tournaments.


6.
a) The Federation Council shall exist as it is presently. Changes to the executive can be made :

i - when an executive member decides to retire

ii - if there is a person familiar with the VBFO (player or administrative member of a team) who wishes to be a part of the executive


b) If any Federation Council Executive member decides to retire, the vacancy should be replaced by any member of the VBFO. This can be accomplished by opening up a nomination process or if a member comes forward to the executive expressing interest in the vacancy. If, perchance, there is a lack of interest to fill the vacant position, the President with the help of the Executive will endeavor to find someone willing to fill the vacant role until a permanent replacement is found. 

Any pending changes to the executive will be forwarded to the teams of the VBFO via e-mail and discussed (and voted on if necessary) at the AGM for approval.

 

7. Current 2019 VBFO Executive Council

President
Rich Knight

Oversees the entire operation

To ensure that all registered teams are insured.

Confirms the annual Schedule 
To rule on any Disputes/Complaints that may arise. This may include administering discipline where applicable.

To work with and inform the Vice President and the Commissioner on all of the events going on affecting the VBFO
To support all age bracket Directors of Baseball who will deal with all rules and teams within their age brackets


Vice President - Presidents RH person
Frank Iker

Will handle all changes regarding the Constitution and coordinate with the Director of the Website to ensure the website is updated.

Will coordinate with the Directors of Baseball regarding any rule changes to keep the website up to date.


To coordinate with the Director of Website to ensure all relevant current events are uploaded for the benefit of all teams and visitors to the website.

 

Will be the contact person for tournament results so that they can be uploaded to the website.


Will take over for the  President (if he retires or steps down due to  illness) and will endeavor to find a suitable replacement .

Director of Website
Greg McEachern

Maintain the Website and to apply changes as directed by the President or the Vice President. 

Commissioner -
Tom Manuel

In charge of the Financial Report
(With President)

In charge of Wall of Fame
(With President and Vice President)

Director of baseball 35+
To be selected
To ensure that the Rules are followed
The help grow the age division
Reports to the President all information important to the VBFO

Director of baseball 45+
Tim Lessard + Danny Radobenko
To ensure that the Rules are followed
The help grow the age division
Reports to the President all information important to the VBFO

Director of baseball 50+
Danny Radobenko
To ensure that the Rules are followed
The help grow the age division
Reports to the President all information important to the VBFO


Director of baseball 57+ (3 players 55) - stay tuned for further explanation
Danny Radobenko
To ensure that the Rules are followed
The help grow the age division
Reports to the President all information important to the VBFO


VBFO Ambassadors

*Sam Lamb
*Joe Drader
*Rob Fisher

To support the VBFO with their overall baseball knowledge  



8.  Tournament Schedules & Results

a) - shall be confirmed  and approved by the President at the spring AGM 

b) - Provincial Championships should be scheduled so that they do not interfere with the regular tournaments.

c) Individual tournaments are the responsibility of the host team. Any protests, complaints or appeals developing out of tournament play shall be dealt with by the tournament chairman and the tournament committee hosting the competition. If deemed necessary, the President should be notified.

d) All teams competing in tournament play shall have registered with the VBFO and will comply with the tournament rules recorded in the Playing Rules and Guidelines.

e) The host chairman of the tournament should report the results to the V.P. for inclusion into the website. This should include at a minimum the scores. Also appreciated would be any highlights and pictures.