State Where You Reside: Michigan
Number of Years on the Board and Role(s):
- 2004 – 2007 VBBA Trustee
- 2009 – 2012 VBBA Trustee
- 2014 – Present VBBA Trustee
Base Ball Experience:
Founded, with husband, Douglas Dutchers, 2003. Hosted VBBA Conference 2007. Traveled to Greenfield Village, Michigan, Ohio Cup, New York’s Mumford Cup, and Mackinac Island. Mentioned in James Tootle book. A non-profit organization.
Worked for the State of Michigan Corrections and Juvenile Justice for 23 years. Was Treasury Secretary of the Michigan Corrections Association, Member of the Children’s Welfare League of America, Douglas Historical Preservation Committee, and Douglas Downtown Authority.
If you are interested in supporting the VBBA by serving on one of the committees below, please contact the committee chair listed below.
Rules and Customs Committee
The VBBA Rules and Custom Committee shall conduct appropriate historical research into the way the game was played in the mid-nineteenth century and other historical eras and shall share its findings with the Association and member clubs in order to establish and improve historical authenticity. The scope of the committee shall include customs, uniforms, equipment, and conventions as well as the dissemination of and interpretation of rules. Feel free to email the committee with your questions and concerns at firstname.lastname@example.org.
East Coast Regional Liaison
West Coast Regional Liaison
Gary Schiappacasse, Doug Ernst, and VBBA Member in Good Standing to be named by the President
John Shanahan, Corky Gaskell, Helen DeGeatano
Gary Schiappacasse (Chair), Doug Ernst (Newsletter Editor), Dylan Schuster (Webmaster), Doug Ernst, Corky Gaskell, Erik Sjogren (Technology Consultant)
Sideline Interpreter Committee
Gib Young, Doug Ernst
Gary Schiappacasse (Chair), Corky Gaskell, Dennis Wiegmann