Herts Baseball AGM details announced

Herts Baseball Club has confirmed that its 19th Annual General Meeting will take place on Sunday, 6 December 2015.

In 2015 the club continued its growth and success on and off the field. The AGM will provide a deeper understanding of the club’s present position, and will set out the plans for 2016 and beyond. Members will receive the AGM Information Pack in due course and that will give a better idea of what to expect at the meeting.

In accordance with the Constitution, a number of Board positions will be up for election at the upcoming AGM either as part of the annual retirement of a third of the Board positions or because they are vacant.

In addition, club president, Aspi Dimitrov, said: “I am mindful that my availability may continue to be affected going into the 2016 baseball season. I am determined to cover as many roles as I can, but it is prudent at this stage to invite as many members as possible to join the board so that my fluctuating availability does not disrupt the club’s ambitious plans. 

On the basis of this, at the AGM I will step down from all board positions which I am holding at present. I hope that members will see this as an opportunity to play a key role in shaping the future of one of the leading clubs in British baseball. The club is bigger and better than at any time in its history with enormous infrastructure, financial and other resources. This puts the club in a fantastic position to continue its amazing growth and development as it celebrates its 20th anniversary in 2016. 

Therefore, please consider putting yourself forward for any of these board positions, including Club President. Let’s make sure that the club’s board is fully staffed. 

If we are not able to fill all of the board positions which I am freeing up at the AGM, I will do my best to fill as many of the remaining vacant positions as possible. I want to stay as involved as possible with the club which means so much to me and my family.”

The club is now inviting nominations for the following Board positions:

• President
• Treasurer
• Secretary
• Manager Second Team –Herts Eagles
• Manager Fourth Team – Herts Raptors
• Youth League Commissioner
• Head of U15 Baseball
• Head of U13 Baseball
• Head of U11 Baseball
• Head of U8 Baseball
• Communications Director i.e. Media
• Club Shop Manager

Those who are interested to put their name forward or second a nomination can contact the club for more details.

Although only 2015 club members have the right to vote at the AGM, the meeting is very much open to former members and those who are considering joining the club in 2016 as players, members of staff, volunteers and fans. This is a good opportunity for newcomers to learn more about the club and meet its members. The meeting is also open to observers who are not members of the Club. Non-members who plan to attend would need to advise the club in advance as spaces are limited. If you are not a current member and wish to attend the AGM please contact the club.

The AGM will be held just a few minutes away from Grovehill Ballpark. The venue is the Gadebridge Community Centre.

DATE: Sunday, 6 December 2015

TIME: Registration starts at 2:10pm, the AGM will commence at 2:20pm (expected to end at around 5:45pm)

VENUE: Galley Hall, Gadebridge Community Centre, The Nokes, Rossgate, Gadebridge, Hemel Hempstead, HP1 3LF (Directions and Map)