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VOLUME 2012                                                                                                           May 2012EDITION 149th Year
 
GREATER WASHINGTON FASTPITCHSOFTBALL HALL OF FAME COMMISSIONINFORMATION NEWSLETTER Please visit our HoF web site at:http://www.washingtondcmetrofastpitchhalloffame.com/ or http://www.washingtondcmetrofastpitchhalloffame.org/ 
         2011 HALL OF FAME BANQUET           
“Congratulations New Hall of Famers”The GWFSHFC 48th Annual Hall of Fame Awards Banquet was conducted on Saturday, November 5, 2011.  The banquet was held for the fifth consecutive year at the Holiday Inn College Park.We are proud to present the distinguished 2011 Hall of Fame Inductee class:-                      David Singer (posthumously) - Standard Linen Supply-                      Kathy Matthew Moore - James Madison HS, Shamrocks, USC, Chantilly HS-                      William ‘Skip’ Creamer - Ledo’s, Palisades & 49er Clippers-                      David R. Jacobs - VSA Storm/ROOS/Ashton-                      Robert “Bob” Johnson  - Pioneers, Cavaliers, Northeast Sportsmen, Eastern Eagles-                      Phillip “Reesie” Morgan - DCASA/MBSUA-                      James L. Holloway - NE Jets/Twangers  Your presence is important to each inductee and your support is crucial to the work of the Hall of Fame Commission.  Please consider using the 49th Annual Hall of Fame Awards Banquet as an opportunity to reunite with former teammates and friends or meet a new inductee for the first time.  We look forward to seeing you at the 2012 banquet as we honor the distinguished 2012 class of inductees.  Many friends, family, and HOF members gathered to welcome the 2011 HOF Inductee class.  Here are a few highlights of the event and those that attended.                     
                               Hall of Fame Web Site                             
 Visit our website to get the latest HoF news.  The HoF web site can be accessed at: http://www.washingtondcmetrofastpitchhalloffame.com/ or http://www.washingtondcmetrofastpitchhalloffame.org/.  To receive newsletters, golf outing information, induction banquet information and other material by e-mail, please go to the web site and give us your current e-mail address(es) and other contact information.     Changes to the website are coming.  Historical HoF information will be added including information about HoF members.  If you have any pictures and articles associated with members of the HoF or area fastpitch news, please send them to Dave Gould at dbgould@starpower.net.  
                                     From the Chairman’s Desk                                 
 Hello Hall of Famers! We hope that all is well and are looking forward to our November 3, 2012 Hall of Fame Banquet which will be held again at the Holiday Inn. We are entering our 49th year and are seeking new ideas and suggestions on extending the significance of the Hall of Fame. The Commissioners are in discussions on the direction the Hall of Fame should take in the future. Any input that you may have would be appreciated. You can contact myself or any Commissioner or visit our website. Thanks again for your continued support and we look forward to seeing you at our induction banquet. Sincerely, Alonzo “Al” Johnson, HOF Commission Chairman 
          We Need Your Current Contact Information             
 The HoF Commission wants to update our contact information including your home address, phone numbers, and EMAIL addresses.  We want to distribute our newsletter and other information to you electronically.  Please send us your current contact information.  Can you help supply contact information for other HoF members?  In particular, we are missing all contact information for the following HoF members: Denise Ambrose, William Baldwin, Joseph Baumann, William Endress, Ralph Gordon, Martin “Reds” Green, William Jones, George Perry, Phillip Purtell, Kelly Shipman, Thomas Thayer Contact information should be sent to David Gould at dbgould@starpower.net 
   Deceased HoF Members                               
 We are sad to report that during 2012 the fastpitch family lost the following HOF members:·         Charles "Chick Harte" - HOF 1997If you know of a Hall of Fame member that has passed away recently, we would like to know.Information related to a deceased member should be sent to Tom Holland at dutch688@verizon.net  
  HoF Member Pictures Needed                         
 Jack Blank-1968, Jack George- 1976, Earl McKeown- 1992, Wally Walker- 1997, Larry Potts- 1998, Joe Betrtolini- 2009, George Boswell- 2009, Charles "Brother" Elman- 2009 Information should be sent to Jack Collins at jackannc@comcast.net 
HoF Selection Criteria
 For players - one who has played a minimum of 10 years, and has excelled in organized, high caliber softball competition in the Greater Washington DC area.For Manager/Coaches - one who has achieved outstanding local performance for a minimum of 10 years, eligible at retirement.For umpires - one who has a 15 year minimum of outstanding local performance.For Paid Administrators - Local performance plus the three-year retirement stipulation.For Organizer/Promoter/Sponsor - Local performance onlyFor Special Service Nominee - Those who have rendered outstanding service to softball within the Greater Washington Metropolitan area. The three-year retirement stipulation may be waived. Hall of Fame members and friends are encouraged to submit biographies to the Library of those who might be considered by the Commission for future selection to the Hall of Fame. Contact a Commissioner for a biography form or complete the online form at our website.  
THE HALL OF FAME COMMISSION
 Alonzo “Al” Johnson... Chairman, 7875 Locust Place, Port Tobacco, MD   20677 (301) 753-0904 alreginajohnson@comcast.net J.A. “Doc”DeBenedictis… Vice Chairman, 14005 Zeigler Way, Silver Spring, MD   20904 (301) 384-1452 Drd9800@hotmail.com Kevin Wetmore... Treasurer, 17705 Globe Theatre Drive, Olney, MD   20832 (301) 774-8316 jkwmanor@verizon.net Jack Collins... Commissioner at Large, P.O. Box 45Upper Marlboro, Md. 20773-0045 (301) 627-8633 jackannc@comcast.net Kerry Joseph… Commissioner at Large, 6500 Greenfield Court, Lanham, MD   20706 (301) 552-4736 kmjoseph@verizon.net Tom Holland… Secretary, 15009 Norway Place, Bowie, MD  20716 (301) 249-7988 dutch688@verizon.net Nick Argyropoulos... Commissioner At Large, 11107 Jolly Way, Kensington, MD   20895 (301) 942-9369 nmargyropoulous@comcast.net David Gould…Commissioner At Large, 13906 Edgecomb Ct., Centreville Va. 20120 (703) 631-0084 dbgould@erols.com Jim Kibbe… Commissioner at Large, 9716 Huntmaster Road, Gaithersburg, MD   20882 (301)921-0907 gottabecaught@aol.com Jackey Brown... Commissioner At Large, 6831 Mountain Lake Place, Capital Heights, MD  20743 (301)404-4352 jackeybrown@aol.com 
See you at the next Hall of Fame____________________________________________________
 November 3, 2012 at the 49th Annual HOF Banquet!Holiday Inn at College Park10000 Baltimore AvenueCollege Park, MD 20740(301)345-6700http://www.holidayinn.com/hotels/us/en/college-park/wascb/hoteldetail _________________________________________________