2019/20 Committee Members

Pesident, Andrew Gallpen

Vice President, Karen Gallpen

Secretary, Nathan Ricketts

Treasurer, Rick Waterworth 

Registrar, Karen Gallpen

Member, Garry Burns

Member, Kathryn Hammond

Member, Tina Tjeong

Member, Ashleigh van Gent

Member, Nathan Prior

Member, Chris Asplet

 

2015/16 Committee

President: Andrew Gallpen                                                         🙂

           Southern Stars Baseball Club Inc.

                                             PO Box 917

                       Browns Plains QLD 4118

                                     Presidents Report 2018/19

 

I have thoroughly enjoyed our season this year as a player, coach, umpire, volunteer & as the President of this wonderful club.

We are proud of the accomplishments for the Southern Stars this year. With record numbers in teams, 3 Masters Teams (men over 35 and women over 30), this is the first time in history a club has been able to field 3 teams.

We also had a womens team in the inaugural WBL who were lucky enough to win 7/8 games played, they were defeated in the Grand Final by Padres. Three clubs formed 4 teams to enable the competition to begin, followed by the first ever womens, youth and little league girls state titles events held at Bannister Park (Home of the All Stars) at Hendra. Southern Stars had 7 Little league under 12 girls participate in this event, many thanks to the families, coaching staff, scorer and umpires.

We had teams in Div 4, 5 and 6 with 2 Little League Minor teams and an Under 10 team. Thanks goes to all the coach's, scorers, umpires for their dedication in supporting our teams. Our very own Level 2 Scorer this year assisted 3 further scores to obtain their accreditation, Many thanks Rick.

The Southern Stars were successful in obtaining a grant to install new light towers and upgrade current lighting at the field, in Dec 2018. A huge thank you to the State Government and Logan City Council Sport and Rec plus our Div 8 Councillor Cherie Dalley.

We hosted the GBL Grand Finals for Div 6-4 April 7 and were surprised by a visit from MP Cameron Dick who delivered in person a certificate stating we were also successful with our grant application for the Community Benefit Gambling Fund for a further $35,000.00.

We were also lucky enough to have 2 further smaller grants from the Logan City Council which equated to approx $4000.00, this enabled us to repair the lights we currently have.

We were given some great compliments on the work done to the field leading upto the Grand finals hosting. Garry, Andrew, Chris, Karen, Matt L, Roger and Bryce all working hard on the field and surrounds. A further thanks to the Benham family for taking up the cleaning of the club house facilities.

As always my thanks goes to our committee for their support and to our families without you there is no US, I also have a special thank-you to my Vice-President Karen Gallpen who as the hardest working member of our group has borne the bulk of seasons hard questions including where is my cap with enormous fortitude, usually a smile and most often with an answer.

Garry Burns & Bryce Thompson as ground crew worked hard at maintaining the fields for weekend games for both the juniors and seniors. We thank both of them for their time throughout this season and look forward to working with them in the up coming season.

I thank everyone who worked so hard to achieve all the things we have done this season and truly look forward to the coming Season where we can offer a facility to our local  juniors and families to come down and “Play Ball”

 

Yours sincerely

Andrew Gallpen

President

Southern Stars Baseball Club Inc. 

OUR COMMITEE FOR 2019 - 2020 SEASON

 President: Andrew Gallpen

Vice-President: Karen Gallpen

Secretary: Nathan Ricketts

Treasurer: Rick Waterworth

Executive Officer: Karen Gallpen

Groundsman: Garry Burns

Committee Members 

Garry Burns

Chris Asplet

Nathan Prior

Kathryn Hammond

Ashleigh van Gent

Tina Tjeong