Jan 31, 2013 Sports Comments Off on Haslyn Graham elected LABA President
BOSAI’s Mines Maintenance Senior Planner, Haslyn Graham, who served as the last Organising Secretary of the association, is the new President of the Linden Amateur Basketball Association (LABA) following its AGM and Elections Tuesday night.
Long-standing Secretary of the LABA, Joe Chapman reported yesterday that “most of the hard-working officials over the past two years were returned to serve another two year term”. He said that Graham was elected unopposed.
Manager of the National Communications Network (NCN) Linden Branch, Andrew McBean did not contest the position of President, as he had intended. He declined nomination, but attended as President of the Amelia’s Ward Jets Club.
Bryan Lewis was elected 1st Vice-President with Abdulla Hamid as 2nd Vice-President. Chapman was returned to his post as Secretary while Dawn McCammon-Barker was named Treasurer with Robert Byass (Assistant Treasurer) and Analyse Roman (Assistant Secretary). Clyde Brusche will serve as Public Relations Officer. Others identified to serve are Committee Members Joseph Lawrence, Simone Ault and Patrick Clarke.
Chapman reported yesterday that the seven affiliated Linden Clubs were all in attendance, those included Amelia’s Ward Jets, Kings, Victory Valley Royals, Half-Mile Bulls, Retrieve Raiders, Wismar Pistons and Block 22 Flames.
He said that Graham indicated that his tenure will see concentration on a lot of youth basketball and the training of referees and table officials. In addition, his tenure will focus on administrators of clubs so that discipline will be maintained.
Graham reported saluted the work put in by the previous Executives and asked for the continued commitment by all to push the sport forward, as he warned against condoning wrong doings and any form of indiscipline within the sub-association.
Chapman recapped the past year’s performance, as outgoing Treasurer, Eusi Francis presented a Financial Report, which spoke of a successful financial term for the LABA, where it was able to raise in excess of $1M from acquiring an account of $50,000.
Chapman reported that when the previous administration came into office nearly two years ago, GDF Captain Eon Murray and 1st Vice President, Rawle Toney had withdrawn over the past year for various reasons.
According to Chapman, Toney was asked to submit a report concerning an incident with a player when he was a referee in a Trophy Stall game and he did not but opted to resign. Captain Murray he reported had disagreed with a decision of the Executive Committee and withdrew from all basketball activities, without tendering a written resignation.
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