The Massachusetts Youth Soccer Association, Inc.
2024 Annual General Meeting
Selection of Officers and Directors
Sunday, March 24, 2024
Virtual Meeting Starts Promptly at 7:00 PM ET
The following positions on the Mass Youth Soccer Board of Directors will be open for selection at the 2024 AGM. Nominations are welcome for the following positions:
Nominations will open January 2, 2024. If you are interested in running for a position, please send your candidacy submission to Rob Holliday, Executive Director of Massachusetts Youth Soccer Association. Submissions can be e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or sent to Mass Youth Soccer, Attn.: Executive Director, 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 those skills and experience you would bring to the Board; and
- A resume outlining your relevant professional or 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 23, 2024, and voting for Board positions will take place at the Virtual Annual General Meeting on Sunday March 24, 2024.
Other Important Deadline Dates:
Anyone intending to run for a Director or executive officer position must be affiliated with one or more current Member Organizations currently 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 (including any executive officer) may be a full time Mass Youth Soccer employee; provided, any Director (including any executive officer) may also act in one or more of the following capacities: part-time instructor, part-time player development coach, or ODP coach.
The Treasurer, subject to the direction of the Board of Directors, has general charge of the Association’s financial affairs. They shall keep or cause to be kept accurate books of account. They shall prepare and submit annual financial statements of the Association, using generally recognized accounting methods. They shall have custody of all funds, securities, and valuable documents of the Association and shall perform all the duties incident to the office of the Treasurer.
Each at-large Director, being elected to a four-year term by vote of the full Association at the AGM, plays a vital role in developing and promoting the goals and objectives of the Mass Youth Soccer. Each Director is expected to attend all meetings of the board; 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 Mass Youth Soccer 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 Mass Youth Soccer; actively engage in professional development opportunities; celebrate the successes of Mass Youth Soccer 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 chair, 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 the Directors 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.