2021 Board Elections

Election time is around the corner! All players and coaches on the official roster of teams in good standing with Softball Austin may vote (IOG, Article 2.12).

The 2021 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):

May 2, 2021: Nominations Begin

Members in good standing may submit a nomination for themselves by completing the 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.

May 23, 2021: Deadline for Nominations.

May 24, 2021: Official Announcement of All Nominated Candidates.

June 4-6, 2021: Elections start June 4th and close at the end of day June 6th.

June 7, 2021: Announcement of the new board members.


Section 1: Positions up for election in 2021

Click each for a description of position and duties

Open Division Assistant Commissioner

Women's Assistant Commissioner

Secretary

Competition Coordinator


Section 2: Your Nominees

Click each candidate for a statement of qualifications - where available

Open Division Assistant Commissioner

Women's Assistant Commissioner

Secretary

Competition Coordinator


Outline of each position's duties

Open Division Assistant Commissioner

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

A) Serve as an official alternate representative of the League to the meetings of NAGAAA, when required. 

NOTE: NAGAAA rules require written approval from the League commissioner if anyone other than League  commissioner will serve as the voting representative to NAGAAA. 

B) Oversee play and rules of conduct as it relates to the Open Division. 

C) Provide NAGAAA player ratings (see Appendix One for NAGAAA 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. 

D) Compile and submit all documents scheduled to be sent to NAGAAA, including but not limited to:

- Non-resident player forms 

- Team rosters 

- List of teams and managers 

- NAGAAA conference designations

- Reservations of slots in the GSWS 

- GSWS reservations 

- Player rating formation 

E) Maintain a list of players looking for a team (e.g., website, recruitment events, email contacts) and coordinate  with the Open Division Coaches/Managers on placing these players on exiting teams or assisting in the  formation of new team(s). 

Women's Assistant Commissioner

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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 the league liaison to ASANA, when required. 

B) Serve as the primary representative of the League at the meetings of ASANA, when required. C) Oversee play and rules of conduct as it relates to the Women's Division 

D) Provide ASANA player ratings (see 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. 

E) Compile and submit all documents required by ASANA, including but not limited to:

- Non-resident player forms 

- Team rosters 

- List of teams and managers 

- ASANA conference team's designation 

- Reservation of slots at the ASANA World Series 

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

- Player rating information input into the ASANA database 

F) Maintain a list of players looking for a team (e.g., website, recruitment events, email contacts) and coordinate  with the Women's Division Coaches/Managers on placing these players on exiting teams or assisting in the  formation of new team(s). 


Secretary

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

A) Compile the minutes of the all Board, Council and Membership meetings. 

- Board Meeting minutes must be distributed to each and every Trustee within ten (10) days of said  meeting

- Manager's Council minutes must be distributed to each and every Trustee as well as every member of the  Manager's Council within ten (10) days of said meeting 

- Membership minutes must be distributed to every Trustee within thirty (30) days of said meeting and  must be available for distribution upon request to any League member

Competition Coordinator

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

A) Coordinate and provide a League playing schedule within at least seven (7) days of the start of each season. 

B) Adjust the league schedule as appropriate to accommodate for unforeseen events that impact league play  (e.g., rainouts) 

C) Coordinate 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. 

D) Coordinate the timely and accurate collection and posting of League scores, stats and standings to the  website. 

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

F) Plan competition with teams that are not members of the League, upon approval by the Board. G) Oversee all tournament committees that are authorized by the Board. 

H) Coordinate with the Operations Coordinator to ensure field bags are stocked, available and picked up each  week during league play. 

I) Serve as chair of the Protest Committee. 



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