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2021 Season Announcement

At a meeting on Sunday April 18th, the Queen City Softball League’s Executive Board voted to cancel the 2021 softball season. This was an extremely difficult decision to make, and not…
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2020 Season Announcement

QCSL Family, We appreciate everyone’s continued support and patience during the ongoing uncertainty of COVID-19.  On Saturday June 20, 2020, the QCSL Board met in a virtual meeting to discuss…
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COVID-19 Update

Update: June 23, 2020 We appreciate everyone’s continued support and patience during the ongoing uncertainty of COVID-19.  On Saturday June 20, 2020, the QCSL Board met in a virtual meeting…
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2020 Season Update

Update from the Queen City Softball League: Due to physical distancing guidelines set forth by local and federal governments, and after serious consideration by the QCSL Board, the league has…
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QCSL Election Announcement

Teams that have been contacted so far have expressed their desire and excitement to get back on the fields in 2022. The current board will do whatever needs to be done to make this happen, however we need people to run for board positions. Without a board, a season is impossible. The current board is dedicated to guiding the new board on how to set up and regulate a season.

Below are the main responsibilities of each board position that is up for election this year. However, all board members will participate in every aspect of the league’s functioning including but not limited to creating the schedule, collecting registrations and sponsorship fees, maintaining the fields, and organizing fundraisers.

Commissioner (2 yrs)
• The Commissioner is the chief officer of the League. The Commissioner calls for and presides over all QCSL Executive Board meetings
• Holds the tie‐breaking vote
• Main contact person with the City – responsible for filling out and filing all the paperwork necessary to register the league, also communicates any field or facility needs to the City
• Umpire liaison, seeks out and hires the league’s officials and communicates any grievances against any official

Secretary/Player Representative (1 yr)
• Constructs agendas and maintains all meeting minutes
• Collects score sheets and reports scores to the IT
• Maintains database of games played by member/team for playoff eligibility
• Recruits new players by attending city and LGBTQ functions
• Organizes all grievances and protests
• Organizes All-Star game

IT (2 yrs)
• Maintains all the league’s social media sites, including maintenance issues and updates
• Scheduling architect
• Uploads scores and maintains the league’s standings

Sponsorship/Fundraising (2 yrs)
• Recruits new sponsors/host facilities
• Organizes the league’s host week schedule
• Organizes fundraisers (one off season, one during)
• Organizes the league’s presence in the Pride parade
• Organizes end of the year awards

In the off-season when board positions become vacant, the board has the power to elect the new officers from a pool of candidates who submit their intentions to run. However, the board is yielding this power to a panel of 5 veteran players who will be selected from teams who do not have a candidate running for any office. This panel will also not include any current officers.
Any QCSL member who played in the last regular season, was in good standing (no grievances filed against them) and has not resigned a position in the past, is eligible to run.

Please submit an email to [email protected] stating the following information:

Name
Team
Qualifications for position

Deadline for submitting applications is October 13th at noon. Anyone who emails the board will receive a confirmation email back.

It’s time to step up to the plate and help this league continue to serve the LGBTQ+ Community.
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QCSL Election Announcement

In the off-season when board positions become vacant, the board has the power to elect the new officers from a pool of candidates who submit their intentions to run. However, the board is yielding this power to a panel of 5 veteran players who will be selected from teams who do not have a candidate running for any office. This panel will also not include any current officers.

Any QCSL member who played in the last regular season, was in good standing (no grievances filed against them), and has never resigned a QCSL position in the past is eligible to run. Please submit an email to [email protected] stating the following information:

Name
Team
Qualifications for the position

Below are the main responsibilities of each board position that is up for election this year. However, all board members will participate in every aspect of the league’s functioning including but not limited to creating the schedule, collecting registrations and sponsorship fees, maintain the fields, and organizing fundraisers.

Commissioner (2 yrs)
• The Commissioner is the chief officer of the League. The Commissioner calls for and presides over all QCSL Executive Board meetings
• Holds the tie‐breaking vote
• Main contact person with the City – responsible for filling out and filing all the paperwork necessary to register the league, also communicates any field or facility needs to the City
• Umpire liaison, seeks out and hires the league’s officials and communicates any grievances against any official

Secretary/Player Representative (1 yr)
• Constructs agendas and maintains all meeting minutes
• Collects score sheets and reports scores to the IT
• Maintains database of games played by member/team for playoff eligibility
• Recruits new players by attending city and LGBTQ functions
• Organizes all grievances and protests
• Organizes All-Star game

IT (2 yrs)
• Maintains all the league’s social media sites, including maintenance issues and updates
• Scheduling architect
• Uploads scores and maintains the league’s standings

Sponsorship/Fundraising (2 yrs)
• Recruits new sponsors/host facilities
• Organizes the league’s host week schedule
• Organizes fundraisers (one off season, one during)
• Organizes the league’s presence in the Pride parade
• Organizes end of the year awards

The deadline for submitting emails is September 14th , 2021 at 12:00 PM. Any emails received after the deadline will not be considered. All submitted entries will receive a confirmation email.
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Queen City Softball League was sharing a COVID-19 Update.
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The QCSL Board will be meeting in the coming days to review the COVID-19 trends in WNY and our draft safety protocols, as required by the City of Buffalo for recreational permitting. Upon the completion of that review, a decision will be made regarding the 2021 season. We will provide an update to the community by April 20.

Thank you all for your patience. Please stay safe, socially distanced, wear a mask, and get vaccinated! ❤️🌈 🥎
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Any word on if we’re playing? This states we’d know by yesterday I would need to find a sponsor if this is happening this season. Thanks guys, I know you’re all doing the best you can!

Are we playing?!?!

Hey would any females b interested in playing on Tuesday nights in Lackawanna? Message me

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