Insidethegames.biz has filed a report on the congress of the International Softball Federation (ISF), which was held in Margarita Island, Venezuela the past few days. According to the article the ISF plans to re-design the website, introduce a new logo and will appoint two vice presidents to each of the five regions. Additionally they awarded the 2012 Men’s Junior Softball World Championships to Parana, Argentina and the 2013 Men’s Softball World Championships to North Shore City, New Zealand.
During the elections Don Porter was confirmed as president of the ISF. There was no other candidate. Low Beng Choo from Malaysia succeeds the American Andy Loechner as secretary general. Loechner, who was in this position since 1987, retires. Dale McCann (Canada) and Bob Leveloff (New Zealand) will serve as 1st, respective 2nd vice president. A new role was created, called non-Spanish speaking Caribbean vice president. Romell Knowles from the Bahamas takes this post. The vice presidents for the five regions are:
Africa: Guillo Marapjane (South Africa), Marumo Morule (Botswana)
North America: E.T. Colvin (USA)
Latin America: Antonio Morales (Colombia), Jesus Suniaga (Venezuela)
Asia: Jiang Xiuyun (China), Taeko Utsugi (Japan)
Europe: Andre van Overbeek (Netherlands), Ami Baran (Israel)
Oceania: Darryl Clout (Australia), Robert J. Steffy (Guam)