The NBBA Newsletter
Volume 23, Issue #2
February, 2012

2012; We are ready to play ball

Table of Contents

Editor's Notebook


Is your team registered for the 2012 season?


Are you a New Team?


the NBBA Spring Board Meeting


Nominating NBBA Officers and Board of Directors


Reading and enrolling in what is the NBBA Nubson Grant


NBBA Newsletter Subscriptions


It is now February and in a few weeks the Teams of the NBBA who want to participate in the NBBA World Series in Ames, Iowa will need to register for the 2012 season.

This edition of the NBBA Newsletter will guide anyone who wants to register a team, learn how a new team can get involved with the NBBA, read what equipment is needed, learn about the Bylaws and Rules of the NBBA, upcoming positions and the nominations of individuals for a Board of Director or Officer position, attending the NBBA Spring Board meeting and What the NBBA Nubson Grant can do for you.

In previous editions of the Newsletter, you learned of losses to the NBBA family. If you are aware of a member of a team of the NBBA who has passed away, you can notify the NBBA of the untimely loss by contacting Frank Facio. He can be reached in the following way:

Frank Facio
plaque@nbba.org
Phone: (619-871-5426

Each year those members who we have lost over the last calendar year have their names added to a memorial plaque for the NBBA.

NBBA Website
In the sphere/cloud known as the internet, there are those who try to compromise web sites and pages, which usually leads to a big mess and headaches. The NBBA web team has been working toward preventing our site from being victimized. We feel that all has been done to resolve any known malicious behavior and ask that you help us and watch the site. If you see anything that causes your computer to act strange, please contact the web team at:
nbbaweb@nbba.org
March 1, 2012 is quickly coming upon us. A team must submit the Team Name and $25 fee to register for the 2012 season.

Please note, the following link will take you to the Registration page where you can read on how to register your team, download the required forms and pay online with a credit/debit card any of the required fees.

Please note: when downloading the form, please send it electronically to the NBBA Secretary at: NBBA Secretary, Stephen Guerra

Please note: If you are going to pay with either a check or money order, please make it payable to the NBBA. Please send by mail to:

Stephen Guerra
NBBA Secretary
3444 Limerick Lane, NE
Rochester, MN 55906
Phone: (507) 208-8383

Click here to learn and register your team for the 2012 season.
Okay, you are interested in starting a team and want to know what exactly is needed. Never fear, the NBBA can help you.
The NBBA has a document which can guide you through starting a new team. "Beep Baseball in a Nutshell," which is the official document of the NBBA on starting a team.

click here to read Beep Baseball in a Nutshell
Click here to read about the Equipment of Beep Baseball
Contact Wayne Sibson, NBBA Equipment Chair
click here to read the NBBA bylaws
contact the Bylaws Chair, David Smolka
click here to read the NBBA rules
Contact the Rules chair, Janet Leonard
The NBBA Spring Board meeting is being held during the weekend of March 23-25, 2012. This and every NBBA Board meeting is opened to the public. If you would like to attend, the information for the hotel is listed below.

Gateway Hotel & Conference Center
2100 Green Hills Drive
Ames, IA 50014
Phone: (888) 489-7479
click here to visit the Gateway hotel in Ames Iowa on the web

Room rates based on Double Occupancy: $89.00 plus 14% tax

Room reservations must be completed by Thursday, March 1, 2012 in order to secure the indicated room rate.
Nominations of Officers and Board of directors can be completed by email or by phone. Darnell Booker is the Chairperson of NBBA Nominations. Please send email to:
nominations@nbba.org

You can also contact Darnell by phone at:
Phone: (317) 370-7231
To All NBBA Team Contacts:

I am very happy to announce that the first annual NBBA Nubson team grant program is now open for enrollment.
This program was introduced at the general assembly meeting in July of 2011.

The enrollment period will run from February 1, 2012, through February 29, 2012.
The grants will be awarded by a witnessed, lottery-based system at the NBBA spring board meeting the weekend of March 23, 2012 in Ames, Iowa.

Eligibility for this first year of awards is very simple. Namely, your team has to have paid its $25 prior to the March first deadline, and an official team contact or team coach must send an email to the NBBA president requesting that his team be included in the grant program.
Hopefully, this will be the start of a program that will be able to assist many NBBA teams in the coming years.

My thanks to the Nubson family and to the dedicated members of your NBBA board, who have made this program possible.

Click here to read and enroll in the NBBA Nubson Grant

Respectfully, Yours
Dan Greene
President N. B. B. A.

enroll your team and send email to presidet@nbba.org
Mobile Phone: (520) 440-6048
Work Phone: (520) 794-1352
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