Annual General Meeting 2016

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Saturday, March 19, 2016
Check-In Starts at 9 am
Meeting Starts Promptly at 10 am
Doubletree by Hilton Hotel
99 Erdman Way, Leominster MA 01453

We look forward to your attendance at this year’s Annual General Meeting.  In addition to the customary AGM agenda information, discussion will be conducted with regard to the latest US Soccer initiatives (Player Development, Recognize 2 Recover, and Academy Programs), Mass Youth Soccer program developments and open forum.

Massachusetts Youth Soccer Association
2016 Annual General Meeting
Selection of Directors, Officers

At the 2016 AGM, we will select four (4) Class B Directors and one (1) Class C Director, and elect our Secretary.

The candidates for these Board positions have been submitted to, and reviewed by the Nominating Committee, which is recommending the following slate of candidates for selection as Class B and Class C Directors:

  • David Boloz (incumbent – Class B)
  • David Dalrymple (incumbent – Class B)
  • Caroline Foscato (incumbent – Class B)
  • David Martinez (incumbent – Class C)
  • Dana Santilli

 

Other candidates may be nominated by a writing signed by, or on behalf of at least five Members and/or Directors and received by the President and the Executive Director at least twenty-one days before the AGM (making the deadline February 26, 2016).  Any such nomination shall be accompanied by the candidate’s résumé forth all applicable experience and personal statement setting forth the candidate’s reason’s for standing for election.

The four Class B Directors will be selected for a three-year term ending in 2019.

One Class C Director position is open due a vacancy created in 2015, when Caryn Goulet was appointed as Secretary.  David Martinez was appointed to fill this position until the next ensuing AGM.  This position will be filled now for the remainder of its term (2017).

The top four candidates in total votes, each receiving a majority vote of the Delegates and/or authorized representatives of Members and Directors present, will be selected as Class B Directors.  In the event all positions are not filled with the first ballot, subsequent rounds of ballots will be cast.  If open positions are still available after the second ballot round, the candidate receiving the lowest number of votes after the second round will be removed from the ballot for the third round.  This process will be repeated until all four Class B Directors are selected.

The remaining candidate(s) will stand for selection to fill the one open one year Class C Director term.  The same voting process will be followed to fill this position.

In addition, we will elect our Secretary (also a Board position).  Caryn Goulet, our current Secretary, is running unopposed.  As with the Director positions, other candidates for the Secretary position may be nominated by a writing submitted as described above.

CLICK HERE FOR BIOS OF ALL CANDIDATES

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.

PROXY VOTING

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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