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Redbacks Annual General Meeting 2009 WMG Redbacks Accommodation Carina Leagues Club, Creek Road, Carina 2009 WMG Accom Package Due Dates: Initial Deposit Installment 1 Installment 2 Final Installment Redbacks WMG Registration Closes Hawaii SBSA, Preston Road, Carina SBSA, Preston Road, Carina Monday, 2nd February 2009 Friday 12th December 08 Friday 13th February 09 Friday 17th April 09 Friday 10th July 09 Tuesday 31st March 2009 Sunday 19th – Sunday 26th April 2009 Saturday 9th May 2009 Saturday 6th – Monday 8th June 2009 To be advised – early August 2009 Sunday 11th – Sunday 18th October 09

2009 WMG Redbacks Competitor Entry Vintage Masters Games South Brisbane Winter Season Proposed Event: SBSA Club Classic & Masters Classic Proposed Event: SQ Masters 2009 World Masters Games

Logan Softball Association, Meakin Park Sydney – 3 Venues a) Blacktown Olympic Park Softball Centre, Eastern Road, Rooty Hill b) Kelso Park North Softball Complex, Henry Lawson Drive, Milperra c) Jacqui Osmond Softball Centre, Station Street, Warwick Farm

President: Vice President: Treasurer: Secretary/Uniforms: Secretary Email: Website: Shane Lyons ph (07) 3882 4198 mb 0438 754 650 Stuart Fort ph (07) 3700 4414 mb 0410 689 410 Gaylene Calvert ph (07) 3359 4451 mb 0419 785 128 Jenny Covill ph (07) 3882 2963 mb 0412 910 813

Postal Address: C/- The Secretary, Redbacks Softball Club, 10 Leopard Court, Warner Qld 4500 Mb 0412 910 813 A/H Ph. (07)3882 2963 Email: Website:

Annual General Meeting
The Redbacks Annual General Meeting will be held on Monday 2 nd February 2009, commencing at 7.30pm at the Carina Leagues Club, Creek Road, Carina. Management Committee positions will be declared vacant and nominations will be called for the positions of President, Vice-President, Treasurer and Secretary. Apologies should be emailed or posted to the Secretary at the address below. Annual Redbacks Membership falls due at the AGM and the 2009 $5.00 membership is due for payment prior to the meeting. Please arrive between 7.00 and 7.15pm to complete membership. The membership form has been included with this newsletter if you wish to complete prior to arrival.

Vintage Masters - Hawaii
Organising for this event is progressing well. We have 2 full teams attending (1 mens & 1 ladies) the Vintage Masters in Hawaii. Further details regarding this event will be forwarded to participants separately.

COPIED FROM NEWSLETTER 25 NOVEMBER 2008 – If you have already replied and/or paid your accommodation deposit then disregard – If you have not actioned yet then please reply as soon as possible. World Masters Games – Sydney
Plans are now underway for the World Masters Games in Sydney in October 2009. We have received a lot of interest from players and it is now time for everyone to start thinking about whether they are intending on playing and getting their travel plans organised. We have put together some information for participants from the WMG site. If you want to check out the detailed information available on the World Masters Games please visit the site – Please complete the attached Redbacks WMG Participant and Accommodation Interest Form and return with your accommodation deposit. As we anticipate fielding a number of teams again it is important that players and their companions get their registration and accommodation requirements in to the club in ample time for everything to be organised. The close off for registrations on the WMG site is 31 July 09, however Redbacks will be closing off our team registrations on 31st MARCH 2009. This will then allow us 6 months to find players to fill any vacancies we may have in teams. It is up to individual players to ensure they have finalised their registration payments by this date. Games Registration Fees Participants may enter the Games as either a Competitor, Accompanying Person or as Team Personnel. (Please note some participants have already registered when they took advantage of the early bird close prior to 31 July 2008). The following fees now apply to each category for those who are still to register: Competitor Registration Fee AUD $220 Accompanying Person Registration Fee AUD $110 Team Personnel Registration Fee AUD $110 Games Registration entitles you to a range of benefits, including:  A Sydney 2009 World Masters Games Accreditation Pass and sports bag  Free public transport* on Sydney's extensive network of trains, buses and ferries (*Excludes Airport Train)  An allocated seat at the Sydney 2009 World Masters Games Opening Ceremony  Entry into the Sydney 2009 World Masters Games Closing Ceremony  Access to the Sydney 2009 World Masters Games social hubs located across the city  Entry into the Sydney 2009 World Masters Games Health and Lifestyle Expo  A souvenir-style Sydney 2009 World Masters Games commemorative program  A discount booklet for use at selected Sydney restaurants and tourist attractions Registered Competitors also receive:  Entry into your Sydney 2009 World Masters Games sport competition  A certificate of competitor participation in the Sydney 2009 World Masters Games  A program for each Sydney 2009 World Masters Games sports competition entered  Access to sports injury services at Sydney 2009 World Masters Games venues Please complete the Register A Participant Form attached to newsletter and return to Redbacks for processing with your payment ASAP. Payment by Credit Card is encouraged just for the WMG Games Registration to make our job easier to process your registrations, however if you would prefer not to use credit card you can still make payment to Redbacks via one of the payment options displayed in this newsletter. Games accreditation will have photo id. There is an option if you register yourself on line to provide a photo at the time you register however this will not be part of the Redbacks registration process. If any participants want to submit their photo in advance they will
Postal Address: C/- The Secretary, Redbacks Softball Club, 10 Leopard Court, Warner Qld 4500 Mb 0412 910 813 A/H Ph. (07)3882 2963 Email: Website:

need to manage their own registration on line. All participants registered through Redbacks will have their photo taken when they collect their Games accreditation at the Games Village in Sydney. Redbacks Umpire Contribution $40 per player – we are required to provide non-playing umpires for all of our teams competing at the WMG. Redbacks provide accommodation and registration for our umpires and all Redbacks players will be required to contribute towards the costs of securing these umpires for the event. Accounts will be issued for Umpire Contribution and this is payable to Redbacks. Attached to this newsletter is the WMG Sport Information Guide for Softball. Special note should be made that the competition dates are noted as Sunday 11th to Sunday 18th October 2009. It is understood the opening ceremony will still be held on Saturday. In addition there are 3 softball venues that the games are to be played at: Blacktown Olympic Park Softball Centre, Eastern Road, Rooty Hill Kelso Park North Softball Complex, Henry Lawson Drive, Milperra Jacqui Osmond Softball Centre, Station Street, Warwick Farm Each of these venues is located very close to public transport so participants can take advantage of the free trains and bus transportation available under your games accreditation. There will only be 2 age categories – 35+ and 45+ and at this stage, depending on the number of teams registering, it would appear they will be looking to play 35+ men & women at Kelso Park & Blacktown Olympic Park and 45+ men & women at Jacqui Osmond Softball Centre & Blacktown Olympic Park, with all finals being played at the Blacktown Olympic Park. Also attached is the proposed Softball Daily Sport Schedule – however this may change as the event draws closer. Social activities for the 2009 WMG include, opening & closing ceremonies and a Games welcome party (free to accredited persons). In addition there will be outdoor film festival and Oktoberfest for which a small entry fee will be charged and tickets for a Games Ball will go on sale in early 2009. The majority of events will be held at either Sydney Olympic Park or the Central Business District of Sydney, however ClubsNSW will also be establishing social hubs across the city where competitors will receive a warm welcome, affordable meals and entertainment. Sydney Olympic Park is located at Homebush Bay off the M4 Great Western Highway but is easily accessible via train to the Olympic Park Station. Accommodation: Accommodation has been a little more complicated than our normal events. As with previous events we try to source venues that can accommodate our large team numbers so that our participants can be closely located. There are a number of factors we have been considering when looking – the fact that there are 3 playing venues & the games village, easy access to public transport, kitchen & laundry facilities availability, access to social functions and a venue which could accommodate our requirements. We have been liaising with the WMG Accommodation organisers in an effort to secure suitable accommodation to meet our needs however we have found that the majority of venues available are motel style accommodation and are not readily accessible to public transport. In addition while we expected the cost of accommodation in Sydney would be dearer due to the location we have found the pricing through the Games Accommodation somewhat dearer again. In short, we have been lucky to source a contact which can provide us with 4.5 star apartment style accommodation at Quest World Square at the same price being offered for standard motel rooms through the WMG Accommodation organisers. This venue is located in the heart of Sydney, very central to the Sydney Central Business District which is one of the social venues. The only limitation this location has is that there is very limited car parking available on site – they will advise costs for secure car park stations which are closely located to the venue should participants wish to drive, however we are recommending using the public transport for this trip. The Redbacks Accommodation Package will cost $875 per person. The package provides as follows:            One Bedroom Apartments – bedding configuration is limited to Queen Bed or Double Bed & Double Sofa Bed – basically rooms will be limited to 2 occupants (either a couple or 2 singles). Fully equipped kitchen facilities Private Laundry facilities Iron & ironing board Air conditioning Outdoor balcony Indoor/Outdoor Pool Gym In room safe Close to Central Railway Station 4.5 star rating

The package they have offered us is for 10 nights which means check in Friday 9 th October 2009 and check out Monday 19th October 2009. The softball does not start till Sunday but as the package was for 10 nights it gives participants an opportunity to have a look around. Please complete the attached Redbacks WMG Participant and Accommodation Interest Form and return with your accommodation deposit.
Postal Address: C/- The Secretary, Redbacks Softball Club, 10 Leopard Court, Warner Qld 4500 Mb 0412 910 813 A/H Ph. (07)3882 2963 Email: Website:

In order for Redbacks to secure the required number of rooms to cover our participants we have devised a payment plan for the accommodation. Participants can pay in full if that is preferred but at a minimum please ensure you meet the installment payment dates so that your booking is not affected. Total cost will be $875/person. $100/person $200/person $300/person $275/person Deposit Installment 1 Installment 2 Installment 3 Due 12th December 08 Due 13th February 09 Due 17th April 09 Due 10th July 09

We can only secure rooms where deposits have been paid, and in the event that an individual has to withdraw from the event please note that a refund can only been given in the accommodation once a replacement has been found for the accommodation. Participants are welcome to source their own accommodation arrangements through alternate means should they wish. It would be appreciated if you could advise Redbacks so that we still have your down to include in the team roster. If you have any questions on the accommodation please don’t hesitate to contact Jenny. It would be advisable for those who are intending to fly to also consider looking into flight arrangements early to secure good deals.

Tweed Tournament Congratulations to the Redbacks 35 Ladies on their win at the Tweed Phantoms Masters Tournament in January. The team was invited to attend the tournament and participated in the B Grade competition. After losing their final round game to Tweed on Sunday morning 2 – 1 the team placed 2nd in the finals round. The team successfully beat Lightning Strikes to proceed to the Grand Final against Tweed Phantoms. The game was very close and tied at 3 all for a number of innings until Tina Rosenberg stole home on a pass ball in the bottom of the 7th to put the team ahead 4 – 3. Well done ladies, a hard fought win. South Brisbane Winter Season We have received the following advice from South Brisbane Softball Association regarding their coming winter season. It is anticipated that we will field 2 ladies teams as in previous seasons and it would be appreciated if players could email their interest to Jenny. If there are any men interested in fielding a side in the competition please email your interest to Redbacks and we will discuss numbers at the next meeting: 2009 SBSA Winter Softball Season
The 2009 SBSA Winter Softball Season will start on Saturday 9th May and finish on the 29th August. The season will start after the Vintage Softball Games in Hawaii and will finish before the 2009 SQ Women's State Championships. Depending on team numbers, the season will run on a Saturday afternoon with the availability to play under lights if required. Game will be 1hour and 30 minutes and there will be no games on the Queen's Birthday long weekend (6th, 7th & 8th June) due to the SBSA Club Classic and Masters Classic Tournament or the SQ Masters Tournament weekend. The winter softball season is open to all grades, men, women, boys and girls. Senior Fees $170.00 per player - SBSA Registered $140.00 per player - if registered with another association. Junior Fees Start from $55.00 per player - for Simple Softball Club "Expression of Interest" forms are to be returned to SBSA Inc. by 2 February 2009 either by email or mail. Please find the "Expression of Interest" form attached. Also attached are the following forms: * SBSA Club Affiliation Form; * Team Nomination Form; * Official Team Registration Form; Plus the link to all QSA Players forms. 2009 SBSA Nightball Competition

Postal Address: C/- The Secretary, Redbacks Softball Club, 10 Leopard Court, Warner Qld 4500 Mb 0412 910 813 A/H Ph. (07)3882 2963 Email: Website:

The 2009 SBSA Nightball Competition will start on Wednesday 5th August and finish on the 30th September. The season will start during the SBSA Winter Softball season and will finish before the 2009 World Masters Games in Sydney. Depending on team numbers, the season will run on a Wednesday night and games will be 1 hour and 20 minutes. The Nightball season is open to men's and women's teams. All SBSA winter registered teams are automatically included in the Nightball Competition. *NIghtball Fees: Team Nomination - $100.00 per team Weekly team fee - $50.00 All players need to fully registered with QSA. Prize Money - $600 to the winner of each division $50 to the runner-up of each division * More details to follow. Do you want to play softball? If your wanting to play softball, please contact one of our Club Contacts: Dodgers Softball Club - Sharon Rowley - 3345 7630 Lightning Strikes Club - Heather Brown - 3390 4989 Panthers Softball Club - Debbie Pengelly - 3843 5371 Redbacks Softball Club - Jenny Covill – 3882 2963 Don't forget to ask about playing rep for South Brisbane! SBSA contact information For all correspondence, please address it to; South Brisbane Softball Association Inc C/- Post Office Golden Beach Qld 4551 Email: Should you have any question, please do not hesitate to contact Barbara Neumann or Grant Hobday via email or by phone. Barbara Neumann 0438 700 464 Grant Hobday 0417 600 801 We look forward to seeing you during our 2009 SBSA Winter Softball Season. Regards, Grant Hobday Executive Director SBSA Inc.

Postal Address: C/- The Secretary, Redbacks Softball Club, 10 Leopard Court, Warner Qld 4500 Mb 0412 910 813 A/H Ph. (07)3882 2963 Email: Website:

Our uniform order form is available under the Club Forms section on the Redbacks website contact the Secretary if you require a hard copy posted out. or

Payment Options
The club has a number of payment options available to members for payment of accounts. Where possible please use Internet Banking or a Redbacks Deposit Book, however Cheques/Money Orders can also be posted to the club. Cash should only be paid in person. If you do not have a Redbacks Deposit Book please contact the club prior to making a deposit over the counter at a Westpac Branch as they are unable to provide reference details. OPTION INTERNET BANKING Please make sure to enter your name in the reference details Westpac Bank BSB: 034 115 Account No: 157724 Account Name: Redbacks Softball Club OPTION DEPOSIT BOOK Serial number identifies individual member on Redbacks Account when you make deposit over counter at Westpac Bank. Contact Redbacks if you would like a Deposit Book OPTION CHEQUE/MONEY ORDER Payable to: Redbacks Softball Club Inc Post to: Redbacks Softball Club Inc 10 Leopard Court, Warner Qld 4500 OPTION CASH Only pay in person – do not post! We have teams playing on Saturdays at South Brisbane, Carina until end of August if you want to hand deliver cash

Player Contact Details
Please ensure you notify the Secretary should your contact details (ie address, phone or email) change at any time to ensure that you are receiving newsletter information. If you are unable to open attachments please try accessing the website to download the necessary forms or contact the Secretary for copies to be posted.

Next Meeting
2009 ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING Venue – Carina Leagues Club, Creek Road, Carina Time - 7.30pm (arrive 7.00 to 7.15pm to complete 2009 membership)

Postal Address: C/- The Secretary, Redbacks Softball Club, 10 Leopard Court, Warner Qld 4500 Mb 0412 910 813 A/H Ph. (07)3882 2963 Email: Website:

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