The following dates are schedules for our first Club Working bee
Saturday 15th July 2017 - 2.00pm - 5.00pm Sunday 16th July 2017 - 8.00am - 11.00am
This is the list of items requiring work
Erect scorers hut walls - top field
Rebuild bullpen mounds and build gravelled home-plates areas for catchers including permanent home-plates – Lou Zamora has equipment to do this.
Edge both fields to remove/flatten grass/gravel edges
Create second Under 10 diamond on lower field diagonally opposite current infield – by creating permanent batting box and home-plate circle; erecting temporary fencing currently at field
Permanently mark coaches boxes with paint/diesel
Repair cut-outs on bottom field by edging back to original and adding gravel to level to field level
Replace base ferrules on bottom field -have ferrules – need concrete
Replace timber seating on bottom field
Remove plants from field fences.
Replace and repair existing dugout drainage with spare plastic pipe – need services map – Lou Zamora has equipment to do this.
Fix and upgrade safety screens
Go through largest 40 foot container and remove all useful items; then throw all rubbish in container ready to remove.
Rubbish removal around club-house and containers.
Tidy Melco storage container and remove any unnecessary gear/equipment.
The Club is seeking members to register thier interest in taking on team coaching or Umpire roles this season.
WE NEED YOU
We are asking for those interested in Coaching a Junior or Senior team this season to reply by email expressing their interest in taking on coaching a team or assisting in coaching a team.
Coaching courses are available for those who feel they need some help in becoming coaches or better coaches. It is Club Policy that the Club will pay for the costs of coaching courses for our members. The Club ideally would like to have a minimum of 2 coaches for every team
We are after team coaches for the following teams:
Seniors - 3 teams
Juniors - Under 20's - 1 team Under 16 - 2 teams Under 14 - at least 2 teams Under 12 - up to 3 teams Under 10 - 2 teams
Teeball - Teeball manager
The game of baseball does not procede without umpires. Regrettably the sport does not have sufficient umpires so each Club must provide umpires for most of their games.
The Queensland Baseball Umpires Association are ready and willing to conduct umpire coaching courses providing Clubs have a minium of ten people willing to take the three (3) hour course. This qualifies the person to become a "Green" shirt umpire who is able to umpire most junior age group games and some lower level senior games.
It is Club policy that the Club will pay the costs of umpiring courses so the only cost to you is your time.
Please reply by email if you are interested in umpiring or becoming an umpire for our Club for the new 2017/2018 summer baseball season.
Please reply by return email expressing your interest in coaching or umpiring as follows;-
Rodney Gaunt email@example.com
WESTS RECEIVE GRANT MONIES
It is very pleasing to report that Dave Carr has been advised the Club has been successful in receiving a Grant to pay for two Grandstands as per the following details
"On behalf of the Queensland Government and the Gambling Community Benefit Committee, I am pleased to advise that a Gambling Community Benefit Fund (GCBF) grant has been awarded to your organisation. - YVETTE D’ATH MP Attorney-General and Minister for Justice - Minister for Training and Skills"
Details of the two Grandstands as follows
The Grandstands are to be supplied by Diamond Sporting Supplies Pty Ltd and they will be installed mid June 2017.
Congratulations to Dave Carr for all of his work on the Grant.
The following members have put forward their nominations for the Club Committee as follow
NOTICE OF ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
Date Friday, 30th June 2017
Venue Centenary Community Hub
Mount Ommaney Shopping Centre
Dandenong Rd Mount Ommaney
Position Descriptions for each Committee position - click link following each listed position
GET STARTED VOUCHERS
The Club is registered and can accept Get Started vouchers - provide your voucher to the Club and once we get the money, you will receive a refund to the value of the voucher once your playing fees have been paid in full.
Get Started Vouchers - funding to help young people participate - click the link below
Brisbane City Council has advised Dave Carr that work will start on the building on our top baseball field early in June.
The old green container will be removed shortly and works will start on the building early June 2017
The downstairs walls will be replaced with a mesh wall which will prevent any buildup of gases from the old underground rubbish tip.
Keep your fingers crossed and we are hoping the building will be ready in time for us to use as our Clubrooms for the 2017/2018 season.
Well done Dave on your long and hard work working with BCC to achieve this wonderful outcome for the Club.
Western Districts Baseball Club is a incorporated body through the Office Of Fair Trading, Queensland Government. Incorporation Number is IA05333 effective 25 Aug 2014 under document number 3494331. http://www.qld.gov.au/law/fair-trading/
We were proud to work with BCC's, Brisbane Lifestyle Connected Communities to finalise our own lease recently. Our lease is is current until 13 June 2020 under council reference 112/445/444/409
To all members, players, parents, volunteers and friends of Western Districts Baseball Club,
Now that Season 2016/2017 is nearly over for the Wests Bulldogs, we need to start planning for the 2017/2018 Season.
Our Club is growing and we need more volunteers to help please. We are seeking people interested in assisting in the future of our Club.
To that end, we wish to form a Working Party who will meet on a fortnightly basis (or as required) over the winter period to discuss and form plans for the Club for the new season. The meetings will be held at a local venue - possibly the Mt Ommaney Library.
There are heaps of things to discuss including the following:-
As you can see from the above list, lots of exciting things to do and talk about.
But we need YOU to join in and assist where you can.
Where: Mount Ommaney Library meeting room
Time: 6.30pm - 8.30pm
Day: Friday evenings
Dates: 5th & 19th May, 2nd & 16th June, 21st July
Click on link below for Minutes of first meeting
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Jun 15, 2017
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Western Districts Baseball Club Inc through its association with Baseball Australia and Baseball Queensland have Insurance arrangements through V-Insurance Group via their Industrial Special Risk Policy for Baseball Australia. Policy number SUA/002395