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Annual General Meeting 2021

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Wednesday, March 10, 2021

Virtual Meeting Starts Promptly at 7:00PM

 

Please click here to Register for the AGM

 

At the 2021 AGM, we will select three (3) Class D Directors and select our Executive Vice President. Membership representatives will also vote to approve Bylaw and Constitution amendments detailed in documents posted below. 

 

Documents for 2021 AGM

2020 AGM Minutes

January 2021 Special Meeting Minutes

Mass Youth Soccer Constitution

Amendments to Mass Youth Soccer Constitution

Mass Youth Soccer By-laws

Amendments to Mass Youth Soccer By-laws

 

Massachusetts Youth Soccer Association 2021 Annual General Meeting

Selection of Officers and Directors

 

At the 2021 AGM, we will select three (3) Class D Directors and select our Executive Vice President. 

The candidates for these Board positions have been submitted to, and reviewed by the Nominating Committee.  In addition candidates have been accepted via the write-in and signature process. The following is our current slate of candidates:

  • Executive Vice President

    • ​David Amidon

  • Class D At-large Director (3 positions)

    • ​Alex Macpherson

    • Tony Lofits

    • Sean Ndebele

The three Class D Directors and Executive Vice President will be selected for a four-year term ending in 2025.

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD DIRECTOR CANDIDATE RESUMES

For the open Director positions the top three 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 D 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 three Class D Directors are selected.

In addition, we will select our Executive Vice-President (also a Board position).  David Amidon, our current Executive Vice President, is running unopposed.  


Amendments to Constitution and Bylaws

At the upcoming AGM, the membership is being asked to approve certain “technical corrections” to our current forms of Constitution and Bylaws.  These changes are necessary to bring the documents up to our current practices; to update as needed to reflect new or additional requirements from USSF and USYS; and to correct and align use of defined terms in a consistent manner.

Please review the document below prior to the 2021 AGM. All proposed amendments have been marked. If you have any questions or comments, please direct them to David Amidon, Executive Vice President, damidon@burnslev.com by the close of business on Wednesday, March 3rd.  We hope to address whatever questions or comments that may arise before the AGM, in order to minimize discussion during the virtual meeting.

Amendments to Mass Youth Soccer Constitution

 

Amendments to Mass Youth Soccer By-laws

 


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 sent electronically to Lynn Gugliuzza - lynng@mayouthsoccer.org (designated Mass Youth Soccer Clerk) prior to 1pm on March 10, 2021.  A Delegate proxy designates an individual to be the sole voting representative for the Organization or affiliated League for the entire AGM.

All individuals intending to run for a Board of Directors position with Massachusetts Youth Soccer  must be affiliated with one or more current Members of the Association in good standing. No one person may hold simultaneously any two or more of the offices of President, Treasurer, and Secretary/Clerk. Any other two offices may be held by the same person. No Director may be a full time Mass Youth Soccer employee; provided, any Director may also act in one or more of the following capacities: part-time instructor, part-time player development coach, or ODP coach. 

To access information regarding the roles and responsibilities of the respective open positions, click the Mass Youth Soccer By-Laws link below:

Massachusetts Youth Soccer By-Laws

Massachusetts Youth Soccer Policies and Procedures


NOMINATION BY-LAW

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.

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