Due to an unusually large number of people stepping down this year, the club is in a bit of a scramble to get new executives on board. David Daniels, outgoing treasurer for the club, says they need six or seven people to fill in roles of people that are stepping down.
This year they are looking for a president, vice president, treasurer, registrar, secretary and directors for teams, which will be chose at the annual general meeting at the Liverpool Superstore community room March 28 at 7 p.m.
Anyone can be part of the executive, though Daniels says having an understanding of the game would make the learning curve easier.
In terms of the position responsibilities, the president and vice president are about organization of the league. They coordinated with clubs in neighboring counties to get games scheduled, and keep things running smoothly at the club.
The treasurer needs to be a numbers person, however the club has a full set of spreadsheets set up to make the transition easier.
The secretary takes minutes and makes sure everyone is getting the right correspondence.
“The key in that person’s job is the connection between the club and Baseball Nova Scotia,” says Daniels.
The registrar is in charge of coordinating the registration of players. Daniels says there’s a bit more than just organizing a couple of sign up days. While about two thirds of the players are signed up before the season starts, the rest trickle in as the season begins.
The directors act as liaisons between the teams and the club, bringing any concerns forward at their meetings.
Daniels says all the positions take dedicated individuals, but the program itself is being handed over in good shape.
“The program is in good stead, it just needs a few people to keep it going.” - David Daniels, outgoing treasurer of the Liverpool Baseball Club
“It’s such a good program, it’s well run and in good shape”
He adds they have high praise from other organizations on how it is run, and from umpires who like the way parents and players treat them.
“The program is in good stead, it just needs a few people to keep it going,” he says.
The club has been around since 1982, and Daniels says they average around 100 players each year. The players come from all around the county to play in Liverpool, but the league has also helped out with two satellite groups in Port Medway and Caledonia.
Daniels says the club has a very committed group of people behind it, which has translated into a good program.
“Our program in general is very successful. We have teams that go to provincials every year,” he said.
It’s not just the players that get developed though. The club is also committed to working with the coaches and umpires, getting them all certified with Baseball Nova Scotia as soon as possible.
“Last year, we probably had one of the best umpire team in the province.”
The baseball season usually begins the end of April or beginning of May, depending on the weather, which is why the club is looking for their executive now. It runs through the summer months, and usually finishes up at the end of September.
For further information or questions, contact Anthony Corkum at 354-2646 or Heather Benvie at 354-5878.