Sunday, March 13, 2022 - 7pm
Hosted virtually via Zoom, with Online Voting provided by Nemovote
Voting Credentials Registration Deadline - 3pm on Sunday March 13th
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At the 2022 AGM, we will select three (3) Class A Directors and select our President. Membership representatives will also vote to select the Board appointment of (1) Class C Director to serve the remaining 2 years of a vacated position. In addition the membership will vote to approve Bylaw amendments and a membership fee change detailed in documents and video posted below.
Pre-AGM Informational Session
Monday 28th February 7pm
On Monday 28th February at 7pm, Mass Youth Soccer President - Bob Trudeau, Executive Vice President - David Amidon and Executive Director - Mike Borislow hosted a Q & A prior to the 2022 AGM. Video recording of the session is posted below.
Documents for 2022 AGM
2021 AGM Minutes - Revised 3.9.22
2021 AGM Minutes
October 2021 Special Meeting Minutes
2020-21 Treasurers Report
Mass Youth Soccer By-laws
Amendments to Mass Youth Soccer By-laws
Massachusetts Youth Soccer Association 2022 Annual General Meeting
Selection of Officers and Directors
At the 2022 AGM, we will select (1) Class C Director to serve the remaining 2 years of a vacated term, select three (3) Class A Directors and select a President.
The candidates for these Board positions have been submitted to, and reviewed by the Nominating Committee. The following is our current slate of candidates:
If selected, the Class C Director will serve a 2 year term ending in 2024. The three Class A Directors and President will be selected for a four-year term ending in 2026.
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The Class C Director’s nomination will be ratified by majority vote of the Delegates and/or authorized representatives of Members and Directors present and voting. For the open Class A 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 and voting, will be selected as Class A 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 A Directors are selected. In addition, we will select our President (also a Board position). David Amidon, our current Executive Vice President, is running unopposed.
Amendments to Bylaws
The document linked below highlights amendments to the Association’s bylaws that have been proposed for consideration and adoption by the membership at the upcoming AGM. These proposals were presented to the Board of Directors at its January 2022 meeting, and following its full consideration, the Board is recommending to the membership adoption of these proposed changes to the bylaws,
Please review the document below prior to the 2022 AGM. If you have any questions or comments, please direct them to David Amidon, Executive Vice President, email@example.com by the close of business on Tuesday, March 1st. 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 By-laws
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 Jaime Balboni - firstname.lastname@example.org (designated Mass Youth Soccer Clerk) prior to 1pm on March 13, 2023. 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
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.