Halsey Hall Chapter to Hold Meeting on May 14

The Halsey Hall Chapter wil hold its annual spring meeting May 14 at Grace University Lutheran Church in Minneapolis. A Twins-Blue Jays game will follow at 3:10 p.m.

The 2011 Halsey Hall Chapter spring meeting will be Saturday, May 14, and the group will attend the Twins-Blue Jays game, which starts at 3:10 p.m. The tickets are Home Plate View and are $23 each. Anyone wanting a ticket may send payment (make checks out to Howard Luloff) by April 11 to Howard Luloff, 251 Yosemite Circle, #2, Golden Valley, Minnesota 55422.

The chapter meeting will be at the Grace University Lutheran Church, 324 Harvard Street SE, Minneapolis, 612-331-0125. Parking is in lot AA, across Harvard Street from the church. The meeting will begin at 9 a.m. (registration at 8 a.m.) with research presentations and a featured guest in the morning.

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 763-208-1637, hfan77@webtv.net, by May 7.

At the business meeting during lunch, four members will be elected to the chapter’s board of directors to succeed outgoing directors Kevin Hennessy, George Rekela, Fred Buckland, and Scot Johnson. Anyone interested in running for a two-year term may contact Nominating Committee Chair Art Mugalian at 612-721-2825, amugalian@comcast.net. Anyone interested in running for the board is asked to send a candidate statement to Art.

Two research presentations have been submitted and approved so far: Kevin Hennessy will present Rollie Hemsley and the First Anonymity Break for Alcoholics Anonymous, and Armand Peterson will make a presentation on the article he is writing for the 2012 SABR convention on the history of amateur and semi-pro baseball in Minnesota.

One more slot remains for a presentation, and 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 Stew Thornley, 1082 Lovell Avenue, Roseville, Minnesota 55113-4419, 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, Bob Tholkes, and Rich Arpi) will finalize the schedule of research presentations by April 30, two weeks before the meeting, so proposals must be submitted by then.

For more information, check out the Halsey Hall Chapter’s March-April 2011 newsletter here: http://www.halseyhall.org/pubs/april2011.html