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Photo: FSJ Mixed Slow Pitch members display a cheque presented to them by W.L Construction / Sean Assor


On Wednesday evening, members of the Fort St. John Mixed Slow Pitch Society gathered at the Lido for their annual general meeting.

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The meeting opened with an update on the charges against Nicole Kelly. Kelly was the former league treasurer who has been charged with theft over $5,000 and fraud. According to league president Janet Prestley, the case has still not gone to trial.

Every table at the Lido had a Victim Impact Statement sheet which members could fill out and would be submitted at the trial.

During the AGM, W.L Construction presented a nearly $25,000 donation to the league which would be used to cover the remainder of the balance for the construction of a bathroom facility at the Surerus baseball diamonds. According to the league’s executive, the donation is extremely beneficial as the operation of the washrooms is a main priority.

The meeting then covered the issue of getting electricity in the washrooms, as well as issues regarding missing equipment.

Anyone who is intersted in joining a team can do so through the league’s Facebook page.

The Meeting concluded with the discussion of new business, including a variety of motions.

Some changes made Wednesday night included changing the date of the Icebreaker Tournament. Rather than taking place over the May long weekend, the tournament will now take place the first weekend of June. This change will not affect registration dates.

The final and most controversial motion was the re-instatement of the Anticipation Rule. The rule involves the opportunity for players to lead off while waiting to run from base to base. After a close vote, it was decided to bring back the rule, allowing the lead offs to occur.

The evening concluded with the league executives reminding everyone in attendance about two important events taking place on April 30, those being league registration and the umpire clinic. The umpire clinic begins at noon, while registration will begin at 1 p.m.


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