Your New CSMS League Board of Directors

Posted by Gary Paukert on Nov 01 2021 at 11:14AM PDT in July 2021 Season

Happy World Series, everyone!

I want to thank the more than 55 of you who turned out for the virtual Fall General Meeting last Wednesday night. Your interest and input is ALWAYS sought after and appreciated!

If you were not able to attend, I’d like to let you know that five Board members were having their terms expire. Two were re-elected by acclamation and two new Board members were elected by acclamation. President Ernie French takes over the ‘Past President’ position from Dave Finn. This leaves one Directorship vacant on the Board at this time.

Your new Board of Directors for 2021-2022 is then as follows:

President Gary Paukert
Vice President Ron Williams
Secretary Bill May
Treasurer Don Jorgensen
(Past President) (Ernie French)

Pat Bisson
Brian Brown
Dale Ellert
Dave Finn
Bruce Hall
Norm Hurley
Ross Laurie
Paul McNeil
Wayne Nelson
John Schmidt
Len Seib

Special thanks and welcome to Norm Hurley and Paul McNeil, first-timers on the Board, for raising your hands, rolling up your sleeves and volunteering to join us.

Board responsibilities and committee assignments will be decided upon on November 17th.

The last two COVID-19 years have probably been the most challenging years in the 40-year history of the CSMS League, and I am deeply grateful to those leaving the Board who freely gave of their time and energy. Ed Thurmeier took on the daunting task of the largest evaluation camp (52) we have ever had, A.J. Boyd took care of the complexities of an ever-changing schedule necessitated by COVID-19 restrictions and Ernie French dealt with a long list of internal and external challenges with aplomb.

I am confident that we have an excellent new Board who bring energy, wisdom and creativity with them…and a strong work ethic because we are going to be working very, very hard this winter to grow the league and improve the softball ‘product’ that we provide to you members. I hope you are all excited and looking forward to the 2022 season because we’ll have finally put this COVID-19 thing behind us and will be able to get back to where we were in 2019, but even better.

Once again, I thank EVERYONE who works so hard and contributes to this wonderful League.

Hit the ball, and touch ’em all!

Gary Paukert
Calgary Senior Men’s Slo-pitch League


There are no comments for this announcement.