Sunday, March 13, 2022
Virtual Meeting Starts Promptly at 7:00PM
Massachusetts Youth Soccer Association 2022 Annual General Meeting
Selection of Officers and Directors
The following Board of Directors position will be open for election at the 2022 AGM. Nominations are welcome for the following positions:
Nominations will open December 10, 2021. If you are interested in running for a position, please send your submission to Michael Borislow, Executive Director of Massachusetts Youth Soccer Association. Submissions can by e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or sent to Mass Youth Soccer Assoc., 512 Old Union Turnpike, Lancaster, MA 01523.
Submissions should include the following:
- Statement of why you would like to serve on the Board of Directors including what skills you would bring to the Board
- General resume that outlines your relevant work experience as well as your experience with soccer in general
* Submitted information may be posted on the Mass Youth Soccer website.
All submissions are due by Tuesday, January 11, 2022, and voting for Board positions will take place at the Virtual Annual General Meeting on Sunday March 13, 2022.
Other Important Deadline Dates:
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.
The President is the Chief Executive Officer of the Association, ex-officio member of all Board committees and, subject to the direction of the Board of Directors, shall have general supervision and control of its business. They shall ensure that all orders and resolutions of the Board of Directors and mandates voted by the Association’s membership are carried out. They shall preside, when present, at all meetings of the Association’s membership and the Board of Directors. The President shall be the principal contact with regional, national, and international youth and senior soccer organizations.
Each Director, being elected to a four-year term by the whole organization at the AGM, plays a vital role in developing and promoting the goals and objectives of the Massachusetts Youth Soccer. The Director is expected to: attend all Board of Directors meetings; contribute knowledge and skill in at least one area essential to Board governance by serving on Committees or task forces and/or accepting assignments; attend Massachusetts Youth Soccer Association Program meetings, events and functions as requested by the President; help to develop new initiatives, a strategic vision and set long-term priorities for the growth of the Massachusetts Youth Soccer Association; actively engage in professional development opportunities; celebrate the successes of the Association through an annual program update presentation to the Board of Directors.
BYLAW 1.03.5. Nominating Committee. 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 Chair 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 member 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) Association 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 reasons for standing for selection.
No person shall be eligible to be selected as a Director 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 selection.