2019 Board Elections

Election time is around the corner! We will be holding elections on the Last Week of League Play (LWOLP - June 2nd) at Krieg Field. All players and coaches on the official roster of teams in good standing with Softball Austin may vote (IOG, Article 2.12).

The 2019 Softball Austin Elections nominations have been made by your fellow Softball Austin members, approved by the nominees, accepted as candidates by the Elections Committee, and have been posted here.

Important Dates (IOG, Article 2.12):

04/28/19: Nominations Begin

Members in good standing may submit a nomination for themselves by completing the attached Candidate Biography Form. The completed form should be emailed to Elections@SoftballAustin.org.

Members in good standing may also nominate other members of Softball Austin in good standing by emailing the name to the Election Chair at Elections@SoftballAustin.org. Individuals who are nominated will be notified and required to accept or decline the nomination.

05/05/19: Deadline for Nominations

05/12/19: Announcement of Nominated Candidates. Write-in Candidate Period Opens

You may submit your name as a write-in candidate at this point in time if you have not already been nominated.

05/19/19: Write-in Candidate Period Closed

05/26/19: Write-in Candidates Announced

06/02/19: Elections (LWOLP)


Section 1: Positions up for election

Click each for a description of position and duties

Assistant Commissioner Open Division

Assistant Commissioner Women's Division

Secretary

Competition Coordinator

Membership


Section 2: Your Nominees

Click each candidate for a statement of qualifications - where available

Assistant Commissioner Open Division

Greg Thoennes

Assistant Commissioner Women's Division

Amy Torres

Genie Diaz

Secretary

Seth Rodriguez

Competition Coordinator

Thomas Lopez

Matthew Rinker

Membership

Mark Ciavola


Outline of each position's duties

Assistant Commissioner Open Division

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The duties and responsibilities of the Assistant Commissioner shall include, but not be limited to:

A) Performing all duties and responsibilities; exercising all powers of the Commissioner during the Commissioner's absence or disability.

B) Becoming the Commissioner should the Commissioner resign or be removed from office.

C) Maintaining order at all meetings in the absence of a Sergeant at Arms,

D) Ruling on parliamentary procedures at all formal meetings of the Board.

E) Serving as an authorized signatory on the League's checking account(s).

F) Accounting to the Board for all general purposes.

G) Serving as the official alternate representative of the League to the meetings of NAGAAA. NOTE: NAGAAA rules require written approval from the League commissioner if anyone other than League commissioner will serve as the voting representative to NAGAAA.

H) Oversee play and rules of conduct.

I) Providing player ratings (see Appendix One for NAGAAA Player Ratings Guidelines, Appendix Two for ASANA Player Ratings Guidelines) from the previous year to every team Manager/Coach as well as the Player Ratings Committee (or Board) prior to the start of League play.

J) Be responsible for the handling of all documents scheduled to be sent to NAGAAA, including but not limited to:

1) Non-resident player forms

2) Team rosters

3) List of teams and managers

4) Conference designations (A, B, C, D)

5) Reservations of slots in the GSWS

6) GSWS reservations

7) Player rating formation

Assistant Commissioner Women's Division

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The duties and responsibilities of the Women's Assistant Commissioner shall include, but not be limited to, the following:

A) Serve as Softball Austin liaison to ASANA.

B) Ruling on parliamentary procedures at all formal meetings of the Board.

C) Serving as an authorized signatory on the League checking account(s).

D) Accounting to the Board for all general business.

E) Serve as the primary representative of the League at the meetings of ASANA.

F) Oversee play and rules of conduct.

G) Be responsible for the handling of all documents required by ASANA, including but not limited to:

1) Non-resident player forms

2) Team rosters

3) List of teams and managers

4) Conference team's designation (A, B, C, D, E)

5) Reservation of slots at the ASANA World Series

6) ASANA Women's World Series (hereafter referred to as WWS) rosters

7) Player rating information input into the ASANA database

Secretary

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The duties and responsibilities of the Secretary shall include, but not be limited to the following:

A) Keeping the minutes of the meetings of the Board, the membership, and of the Manager's Council. Minutes of meetings of the Board of Trustees must be distributed to each and every Trustee within ten (10) days of said meeting. Minutes of meetings of the Manager's Council must be distributed to each and every Trustee as well as each and every member of the Manager's Council within ten (10) days of said meeting. Minutes of meetings of the membership must be distributed to each and every Trustee within thirty (30) days of said meeting, and must be available for distribution upon request to any League member; also, minutes of meetings of the membership must be available for distribution at the next meeting of the membership

B) Maintaining an official record of the IOG, and amendments and changes thereto.

C) Maintaining the official record of League scores and standings.

D) Maintaining a record of all members of the League and their respective current mailing and email addresses.

E) Serving as an authorized signatory on the League checking account(s).

Competition Coordinator

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The duties and responsibilities of the Competition Coordinator shall include, but not be limited to the following:

A) Coordinating and providing a League playing schedule.

B) Coordinating the scheduling of umpires for League play with the Umpire In Chief (UIC). He/She will nominate a person for UIC, who must be approved by a vote of the Board. If the UIC is a member of the League, they will have their dues waived as compensation.

C) Working with the Board to secure balls, scorebooks and lineup cards for League play.

D) Coordinating and overseeing field maintenance and reservations.

E) Coordinating the scheduling of scorekeepers for League play (as directed by the Board).

F) Coordinating the timely and accurate collection and posting of League scores, stats and standings to the web site.

G) Oversee the collection of roster cards each week and ensure the appropriate copies of records are given to the League Secretary.

H) Planning competition with teams that are not members of the League, upon approval by the Board.

I) Overseeing all tournament committees that are authorized by the Board.

J) Serving as authorized signatory on the League checking account(s).

K) Serving as chair of the Protest Committee.

Membership Coordinator

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The duties and responsibilities of the Membership Coordinator shall include, but not be limited to the following:

A) Coordinating all League recruitment activities, including serving as chair of the League Recruitment Committee.

B) Collecting and maintaining records for member participation at League events.

C) Serving as the point of contact for potential League members on questions of membership requirements and request for League information.

D) Monitoring and maintain a list of players looking for a team from the web site, recruitment events sign up forms, email contacts, etc., and coordinating with the Manager's Council on placing these players on exiting teams or assisting in the formation of new team(s).

E) Serving on the Texas Shootout committee as the registration coordinator.

F) Serving as Chair for the Gay Pride Festival and Parade Committee, ensuring entry and overseeing SA Participation.

G) Serving as an authorized signatory on the League checking account(s).



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