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Awards winners announced for the 2022 season

Softball Ulster held its first in-person awards night since the Covid-19 pandemic on Friday, 11 November, where the winners of the individual awards for the 2022 season were announced. Each team was able to nominate two of its players for each category they were eligible for, and the league membership as a whole then voted to select the winners

The award winners were:

  • Division A Men’s MVP: Chris Barr, Belfast Cubs
  • Division A Women’s MVP: Amelie Viratham, Brawlers
  • Division B Men’s MVP: Kevin Havekes, Cyclones
  • Division B Women’s MVP: Rachel McKibben, Cyclones
  • Umpire of the Year: Chris Barr

New members of Softball Ulster council elected

At the Softball Ulster Annual General Meeting, held on Thursday, 10 November, the membership approved the following nominations for open positions on the Softball Ulster Council:

Chairperson: Elaine Barr, Belfast Softball Club
Vice-chairperson: Brendan Sweeney, Belfast Softball Club
Competitions Officer: Kellie Bancalari, Belfast Softball Club

The Chief Umpire position on the council received no nominations and so remains vacant.

SU Seeks Nominations for Vacant Positions on the Council

The Softball Ulster council, which administrates the league, will have four vacancies at the Annual General Meeting on 10 November. Therefore, we are requesting nominations from the membership from people who are interested in filling the vacant roles.

The roles for which nominations are requested are

Each position is filled for a two-year term, beginning from the date of their election (presuming there is a quorum, this would be from the date of the AGM). Members interested in filling one of the positions should read the role descriptions (linked above) and email their nomination, seconded by another SU member, to the SU secretary by 5 p.m. on Sunday, 23 October.

If more than one person is nominated for a position on the council, then the members attending the AGM will vote to determine which person is chosen to fill the role.

In addition to the vacant council roles, SU will also choose members to fill additional non-council roles. They are:

  • Auditors for the 2023 accounts
  • Representative to the Softball Ireland board
  • Representatives for the Softball Ireland AGM

Members interested in filling any of these roles should email their nomination, seconded by another SU member, to the SU secretary by 5 p.m. on Sunday, 23 October.

Softball Ulster AGM Scheduled for 10 November

Softball Ulster has notified its members that this year’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) will be held virtually on 10 November 2022. At this meeting, SU members will hear reports from the SU council from the past season. They will also consider nominations to the SU council, which will have four vacant positions needing to be filled for the 2023 season, as well as proposals for new bylaws or constitutional amendments, if any are received.

The four council positions for which nominations are needed are:

  • Chairperson
  • Vice-Chairperson
  • Competitions Officer
  • Chief Umpire

In addition, the membership will select

  • A representative to Softball Ireland
  • Representatives to the Softball Ireland AGM
  • Auditors for the 2023 season

The deadline for nominations to the council, for nominations for auditors and representatives to SI, and for any other items to be added to the agenda is 5 p.m. on Sunday, 23 October. Contact secretary@softballulster.com with nominations or agenda items.

The meeting will be held via Zoom on Thursday, 10 November at 7 p.m. To approve motions, amendments, and votes for the vacant positions, a quorum of 47 members must attend the meeting. Details about the meeting have been emailed to the SU membership – if any SU member has not received this email, contact the SU council or notify your team captain.

Documents for SU Membership to review prior to the AGM