2015 ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

Saturday, March 21, 2015
Check-In Starts at 9 am
Meeting Starts Promptly at 10 am
Doubletree by Hilton Hotel
99 Erdman Way, Leominster MA 01453

Christopher  Moore, the new CEO of United States Youth Soccer, will be attending the 2015 AGM. He will speak on the state of USYS and update the membership on what is happening in youth soccer across the country.

Moore was previously the President and Chief Operation Officer at GENYOUth, a non-profit whose mission is to promote child health and wellness in the schools by encouraging healthy eating and 60 minutes of exercise a day. GENYOUth’s flagship program is the "Fuel Up to Play 60," a health and wellness initiative created in partnership with the NFL. He has more than 20 years of experience in marketing, innovation, and business development and he will provide Mass Youth Soccer members with important insight into the direction of USYS in the coming years.

 

Agenda for the 2015 Annual General Meeting>>>

Open Positions - Board of Directors
The following positions are ope
n and will be voted upon at the meeting:

President
Treasurer
Director (4 Positions*)

(*These positions were previously listed as ODP, and Regional Representatives 1, 5, and 7.
The top four candidates in total votes, each attaining more than a majority
of votes cast with one or more ballots, will be elected to a Director position.)
 

 

Slate of Candidates

The candidates for board positions have been submitted and reviewed by the Nominating Committee. Based on the committee’s recommendations the following candidates are currently on the slate for election.

Officers:

• President: Bob Trudeau (current Secretary, unopposed)
• Treasurer: Derek Smith (incumbent, unopposed)

Directors (4 Positions):

Pursuant to a recent Board resolution, these positions have been re-characterized as “Class A Directors” from, respectively, Director – ODP and Regional Representatives 1, 5 and 7.  The top four (4) candidates in total votes, each receiving a majority vote of the Delegates and/or authorized representatives of Members and Directors present will be elected to a Director position.  In the event all positions are not filled with the first ballot, subsequent ballots will be cast until all four positions are filled.

Incumbent Candidates

• David Martinez (incumbent)
• Tom Rivet (incumbent)
• Jared Scarpaci (incumbent)

Candidates

• Mohammed Barrie
• Jeff Chambers
• Janet Gargan
• Stephen Harris
• Paul LaPointe
• Francesco Recchia 
• Luci Dyer Tarquinio

For cover letters and bios/resumes of all candidates, click here.

Other candidates may be nominated by a writing signed by, or on behalf of at least five (5) Members and/or Directors and received by the President and the Executive Director at least twenty-one (21) days before the AGM.  Any such nomination shall be accompanied by a résumé of the candidate setting forth all of the candidate’s applicable experience and a personal statement from the candidate setting forth the candidate’s reason’s for standing for election.


Technical Corrections to the Bylaws

At the AGM scheduled for later this month, the Mass Youth membership will be asked to approve a number of changes to its governance documents, as summarized on this web page: Click Here

 

NOMINATION BY-LAW

BYLAW  1.03.4. The Nominating Committee shall consist of five (5) persons: Four (4) persons appointed by the President, at least two (2) of whom shall not be then-serving Directors, and one (1) person designated by the Leagues Committee, who shall not be a then-serving Director. The Nominating Committee shall designate its Chairperson from that number. The Nominating Committee shall report its slate of proposed candidates to the President and the Executive Director no later than 45 days* preceding the AGM. The Executive Director shall distribute the list of nominations to every Organization, affiliated League, and Director promptly following submission of the list of nominees by the Nominating Committee. 

 

Other candidates may be nominated by a writing signed by, or on behalf of at least five (5) Members and/or Directors and received by the President and the Executive Director at least twenty-one (21) days before the AGM. Any such nomination shall be accompanied by a résumé of the candidate setting forth all of the candidate’s applicable experience and a personal statement from the candidate setting forth the candidate’s reason’s for standing for election.

 

No person shall be eligible to be elected to an office who has not been nominated as provided herein. The Nominating Committee shall be charged with the responsibility of ensuring that the selection process results in those candidates being nominated who have a significant history of prior service to youth soccer and are able to fulfill the duties of the office to which such candidate shall stand for election.

* decreased from 60 days by vote of the Board of Directors.


VOTING BY PROXY

  • Procedures on Voting at the Massachusetts Youth Soccer Association, Inc. Annual General Meeting are governed by the Association's Constitution. Below is the language of the Constitution describing the procedure for establishing a proxy for a Delegate at the Annual General Meeting...
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    8.04. Delegates
    A Delegate may only represent a single Organization or affiliated League to vote at the AGM. Delegates may be present to vote or be represented by a proxy. Each Organization and affiliated League must submit a written list of i
    ts voting Delegates and alternates prior to the AGM.
     
    8.05. Delegate Proxy
    A valid Delegate proxy must be made in writing on the letterhead of the Organization or affiliated League; must be dated and signed by the President, Vice President, Secretary, or Treasurer of the Organization or affiliated League; and must be presented to the Mass Youth Soccer Secretary/Clerk prior to, or at the commencement of the AGM. A Delegate proxy designates an individual to be the sole voting representative for the Organization or affiliated League for the entire AGM.
     
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