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Registration for the meeting is $10, which includes lunch. There is also a meeting-only price of $5. Those wanting lunch must RSVP to Howard Luloff at 952-922-5036, firstname.lastname@example.org, by April 7.
At the business meeting during lunch, three members will be elected to the chapters board of directors to succeed outgoing directors Jerry Janzen, Cary Smith, and Bob Tholkes. Anyone interested in running for a two-year term may contact Nominating Committee Chair Kevin Hennessy at 651-492-2298.
Candidates may want to mark their calendars for Sunday, June 3, when the chapter board of directors will meet and elect officers for the 2012-2013 year. The board meeting will be at 6:00 p.m.. At this meeting, the incoming board members and holdover board members will elect, from among themselves, a president, vice president, secretary, and treasurer to a one-year term that will begin July 1. (A description of the duties for these offices is at http://halseyhall.org/bylaws#procedures.) Other than the elections at this board meeting, only the outgoing and holdover board members will be allowed to vote on chapter business because the board term of the incoming members will not begin until July 1.
Members are invited to submit a proposal to make a research presentation at the meeting. Proposals must be made in writing (e-mail is fine) to Research Committee Chair Bob Tholkes, 3966 NE Reservoir Boulevard, Columbia Heights, Minnesota 55421-4069, and should include a title and brief outline of what the presentation will consist of with emphasis on the research that will be included. Standard presentations are 20 minutes (with an additional eight minutes for questions) although the duration may be longer or shorter depending on the needs of the presenter and of the schedule. The Research Committee (which also consists of Dan Levitt, Cary Smith, Stew Thornley, and Rich Arpi) will finalize the schedule of research presentations by April 7, two weeks before the meeting, so proposals must be submitted by then.
One research presentation, the history of baseball in North Dakota by Terry Bohn, has been scheduled.
The evening viewing party of the 6 p.m. Minnesota at Tampa Bay game will be at Smalleys 87 Club in Butler Square, 100 North Sixth Street in Minneapolis. The SABR board is meeting in Minneapolis that night and will join the Halsey Hall Chapter to eat, drink, and watch and talk baseball. This is an opportunity for members to meet the board and executive director in a relaxed setting.
SABR 42 will be at the Minneapolis Marriott City Center from Wednesday, June 27 to Sunday, July 1, 2012.
In addition to the events already scheduled and publicized for the SABR convention this summer, a trip to the baseball exhibit at the new Minnesota African American Museum will be held on Thursday night, June 28.
Scott Fischthal and Neal Traven have issued a call for presentations at the convention:
The submission deadline for abstracts for oral or poster presentations at SABR42 is midnight Pacific Standard Time, Sunday, February 19, 2012.
Questions regarding the submission, review, and evaluation procedures should also be sent to the email@example.com address.
The next Hot Stove Saturday Morning, an informal breakfast gathering for the purpose of talking baseball, will be at 9:00 on March 3 at Bakers Square in Richfield (66th Street to the east of Xerxes Avenue).
The chapter book clubs next selections are Spartan Seasons: How Baseball Survived the Second World War by Richard Goldstein and Even the Browns: Baseball During World War II by William B. Mead. The book club will meet on Saturday, April 7 at 9:30 a.m. at the Barnes and Noble cafe in Har Mar Mall in Roseville. Har Mar Mall is located on Snelling Avenue about a mile and a half north of the state fairgrounds. For more information, contact Art Mugalian, 612-721-2825.
Macks stadium drawings, with most containing a write-up of the ballpark, appeared in the following issues of The Sporting News:
The Sporting News is available on-line through Paper of Record, which can be used by SABR members on the SABR website (under Research).
Wed also like to introduce you to others in our newsletter. If you have joined in the last year and not yet been contacted by our chapter, please contact Stew Thornley, 651-415-0791, the chair of the membership committee. Thanks a lot.
A few changes have been made to the list with the following write-in candidates, suggested by members, added for consideration:
Larry Biittner, Pocahontas, Iowa
Also, Jeff Heath and Spencer Harris are being dropped from the ballot because it was learned that they grew up outside the region.
Anyone who has already voted is welcome to submit a new ballot or make changes to the one already submitted. Halsey Hall Chapter members may vote for up to 30 people.
Send your picks to Art Mugalian, 5033 18th Ave. South, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55417
March 3West Virginia vs. Minnesota, Metrodome, 6:30 p.m. Meet Howard Luloff at 6th Street and Chicago Avenue at 5:30 p.m.
March 18Convention Committee. For more information, contact Stew Thornley, 651-415-0791.
April 1Halsey Hall Chapter Board Meeting, 6 p.m. For more information, contact Brenda Himrich, 651-415-0791.
April 7Book Club, Barnes & Noble, Har Mar Mall, Roseville, 9:30 a.m., Spartan Seasons: How Baseball Survived the Second World War by Richard Goldstein and Even the Browns: Baseball During World War II by William B. Mead. For more information, contact Art Mugalian, 612-721-2825.
April 21Spring Chapter Meeting. Grace University Lutheran Church. Minneapolis. For more information, contact Howard Luloff, 952-922-5036.
June 27-July 1, 2012SABR Convention, Marriott City Center Hotel, Minneapolis.