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2018 USA SOFTBALL NATIONAL UMPIRE SCHOOL
Wednesday, November 15
WELCOME!

 


BRYAN RASCHKA, CARL DURR NEW SPOKANE DEPUTY UICs ...

MATHIA RESIGNS AS UIC; SEARCH FOR REPLACEMENT UNDER WAY 

Ken Mathia, then USA Softball of Idaho District 8 (Spokane) Umpire in Chief, appointed Bryan Raschka and Carl Durr as Deputy UICs. See story in "Rules, Documents & Materials" under the USA Softball heading.

Mathia has since resigned as UIC after three years to spend more time with his family, but that won't affect the status of Raschka and Durr.

Jamie Stewart, District 8 Commissioner, thanked Mathia for his service and has begun looking for a replacement. Stewart appointed retired former Spokane UIC Chuck Stewart to serve in an interim capacity.

SSUA members, if you’re interested in the UIC position there is an application on both this website in "Rules Documents & Materials" under the USA Softball heading and the USA Softball of Idaho District 8 (Spokane) website – www.spokanewasoftball.com.

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 SSUA BANQUET ... A FUN NIGHT OF DINING AND AWARDS ...

Excellent turnout for the 2017 SSUA Awards Banquet at the Airport Ramada Inn on Nov. 11. For those who didn't make it, this is to let you know you missed a good time and good food. Here's a list of the award winners: 

2017 SSUA AWARD WINNERS

Campbell-Stewart Award – Gale Hart

Presidential Pride Award - Darl Durr

Umpire of the Year Adult - Jake Perry

Umpire of the Year Youth - Dennis Keys

Most Improved - John Klemish

Rookie of the Year - Nic McIndoe

Rookie of the Year - Ashley Finn 

Home Run Award - Bud Meagley, Award Masters

Five SSUA members received WOA Recognition Program years-of-service pins:

Jake Perry, 26 years

Craig Adams, 20 years 

Jeff Camp, 10 years

Robert Berg, 5 years

Les Boudewyns, 5 years   

Congratulations all!  

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AND THE WINNERS ARE …

Jeff Camp was re-elected secretary at the SSUA elections meeting Sept. 27 at Chester Elementary School in the Spokane Valley but there will be three new faces when the new board takes office on Dec. 1.

Bryan Raschka was elected vice president, Dennis Keys was elected At-Large Director 2 and Sean Harrington was elected At-Large Director 3.

Camp; Raschka, who replaces Chuck DeBruin; and Keys, who replaces Carl Durr, will serve two-year terms. Harrington, who replaces Karen Nelli, is in a one-year position. A special thanks to DeBruin, Durr and Nelli for their service.

Returning board members are Steve Quaid, president; Gary Kuck, At-Large Director 1 and Ron Snyder, Past President.  

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GALE HART IS THE 2017 CAMPBELL-STEWART RECIPIENT ... 

Great turnout of blues from both sides of the border - Spokane and North Idaho - for Gale's funeral service Aug. 25 shows the impact Gale had on the umpiring community in USA Softball of Idaho.

It was announced at the service that Gale is the 2017 recipent of the Campbell-Stewart Award. The presentation was made to his family at the banquet - daughter Katie, mother Jeanette and foster son Justin. Thanks for coming.

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LOOKIN' FOR YOUR HELP ...

Fellow SSUA Umpires. We’re compiling a list of our former members who have died to create a “memorial plaque” that we can post on the 4th of July Shootout website, since the tournament is dedicated to our deceased members, and also on Facebook and the SSUA website.

If you know of past members who have died, please get the names to Chuck Stewart at stewartce@hotmail.com, or give him a call at 995-2499.  

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In Rules, Documents & Materials ...

Board Minutes
 
2017 SSUA Payroll FAQs and Game Verification & FAQs in Information
 
Gary Broadbent Memories compiled by Jim & Carolee Nyborg in "News & Notes," section No. 11
 
On the Internet ...
 
 
National Federation training video: Plate mechanics
 
National Federation training video: Look-back rule
 
 
 
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Links

 

• Google Maps to help you find a school or a park

USA Softball background checks

SSUA Facebook

National Federation Softball

National Federation dumb things smart officials believe

USA Softball rules clarification and plays

USA Softball Inside Pitch

  

 

 

Rain, rain go away … but if it doesn’t …

check the status of your game

on the SSUA Weather Hotline, 509-723-4511

        

        Games canceled or postponed by weather, or other unforeseen circumstances, by 12 noon will be posted to the Weather Hotline. … Umpires will be called regarding cancellations or postponements that occur after 12 noon.

       In the event of inclement weather, if your game is not on the recorded message and you haven’t been called, GO TO YOUR GAME SITE! Because weather conditions can vary within our area, rainouts ARE NOT one-size-fits-all. You may have to postpone a game when you arrive, but that is one of your responsibilities that you can’t do from home!

 

 

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WE CAN ALWAYS USE MORE UMPIRES!

       Interested in umpiring? Contact information for the SSUA Board of Directors and USA Softball of Idaho District 8 Umpire in Chief Chuck Stewart is below.

              No experience is necessary, just a love of the game and a willingness to learn. And training is free!

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USA SOFTBALL UMPIRE AWARDS PROGRAM

Find out what you're eligible for; check out the application forms

Medals: http://downloads.asasoftball.com/umpires/pdf/2014MedalsApplication.pdf

National Indicator Fraternity: http://downloads.asasoftball.com/umpires/pdf/2014NIFApplication.pdf

Elite: http://downloads.asasoftball.com/umpires/pdf/2014EliteApplication.pdf

Rules, Documents & Materials Index

          

      USA Softball

       Board Minutes

1. SSUA Bylaws

2.    Local Rules

3.  National Rules

4. School Rules

5.    ASA Clarification & Plays

6.    Training - Clinics & Schools

7.  Training - PowerPoints & Material

8.    SSUA Policies

9.    Information

10.    ASA National Awards Programs 

11. News 'n Notes

12. History

13.  Awards & Honors

14. Rec & High School Tournaments

15. 4th of July Shootout

   

SSUA BOARD OF DIRECTORS

PRESIDENT - Steve Quaid ... 638-7050 (c) … rufieq@gmail.com

VICE PRESIDENT - Chuck DeBruin … 990-2691 (c) … cdebruin@comcast.net

DIRECTOR  1 - Gary Kuck … 951-8281 (c) … gkuck1@hotmail.com

DIRECTOR 2 - Carl Durr ...  995-0890 (c) ... drmedfly19@msn.com

DIRECTOR 3 - Karen Nelli … 953-0261 (c) … knellikids@gmail.com

SECRETARY - Jeff Camp ... 535-7875 (c) ... jcamp@designcamp.biz

PAST PRESIDENT - Ron Snyder … 381-8535 (c) onetuffblue@comcast.net

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RATING COMMITTEE

Ron Snyder, chairman … 381-8535 (c) onetuffblue@comcast.net

Craig Adams ... 999-5660 (c) ... craiga49@hotmail.com

Marty Boles ... 607-5908 (c) ... martybolesump@yahoo.com

Randy Harnasch ... 291-4525 (h) ... l.harnasch@gmail.com

Gale Hart ... 981-4493 (c) ... midget254@aol.com

John Isles ... 487-3557 (h) ... johnislesj@msn.com

Bryan Raschka ... 362-0044 (c) ... bryan.raschka@aol.com

 

 

APPEALS BOARD

Bobby Kuck ... 570-2845 (h) ... Bobby21lee@yahoo.com

Shaun Pedersen ... 954-5098 (c) ... pedersenshaun@hotmail.com 

Chuck Stewart … 995-2499 (c) ... stewartce@hotmail.com

Dallas Williams, chairman ... 999-7369 (c) ... wdallas7890@yahoo.com

Daryl Williams ... 570-2089 (c) ... daryl_williams2002@yahoo.com

Dave Berghammer (alternate) ... 842-8578 (c) ... dberghammer@msn.com 

Cam Preston (alternate) ... 869-8371 (c) ... strayshadow@comcast.net

 

 

 

OTHERS

ASSIGNER & WOA LIAISON - Bob Francis … 230-5045 (c) ... bfrancis@savravb.org

ASSISTANT ASSIGNER - Marty Boles … 607-5908 (c) ... martybolesump@yahoo.com

ASSIGNING WEATHER HOTLINE - 723-4511

TREASURER – Rich Hobson … 924-6531 (h)ssuatreasurer@comcast.net (treasurer business only)  

WOA CLINICIAN - Kathleen Burns … 922-2572 (h) … katsablue@comcast.net

USA SOFTBALL of IDAHO DISTRICT 8 UIC (interim) - Chuck Stewart, 995-2499 (c) … stewartce@hotmail.com

 

 

UNIFORMS & EQUIPMENT - Rich Hobson …924-6531 (h) … rchobson@comcast.net

WEBSITE - Chuck Stewart … 995-2499 (c) … stewartce@hotmail.com

Other phone numbers, if applicable, available in the Arbiter @ arbitersports.com



   
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