Send your RSVP to Greg Geub (firstname.lastname@example.org) by DEC 1st!!!!!
The football season is rapidly ending and that means; pay cheques, a free lunch, an opportunity to celebrate the achievements of your fellow officials and the ability to cast your vote at this year’s AGM.
Location: NSMF Clubhouse: 13750 88Ave, Surrey BC (in behind the Surrey Arts Council Theatre)
Date: Dec 10th
Time: 10:30-1:00 pm (lunch will be provided)
Technically there isn’t a free lunch since you are expected to cast your vote on how you’d like to see the LMFRA operate for the next two years. This is a very important election year as the LMFRA will be negotiating new contracts with both the VMFL and VCFL for our next five years of officiating, starting in 2024.
The following positions are up for election:
- Vice President
- Member at Large
Here are the particulars from our bylaws pertaining to the elections process.
ARTICLE 11.0 ELECTIONS The election of the executive shall be held at the December AGM of the Association. The membership must be informed in writing and/or email by the Secretary at least thirty (30) days in advance of the proposed elections to allow time for nominations. Elections shall be by secret ballot and successful candidates must obtain fifty percent plus 1 (50% +1) majority of members present. Should a December date for this meeting be unfavourable to the membership, another close date will be selected by the executive and the membership will be informed as above. Each executive position shall have a separate ballot. In the case of multiple nominees for a position, a majority of fifty percent plus one (50% +1) will still win the position. If majority is not reached after the first ballot, the nominee with the lowest number of votes after ballot will be dropped and the others will move on to a second, third round etc., until a one nominee has attained fifty percent plus one (50% +1) of the ballots cast in that round regardless of how many nominees participated or what round of voting it is.
ARTICLE 12.0 NOMINATIONS A Nominating Committee may be appointed by the Executive comprised of three (3) members who may nominate a candidate or slate of candidates to stand for election at the December annual general meeting. The Chairman of the committee shall be selected by the committee members and is not eligible to stand for any office. He/she shall supervise all election procedures and shall not vote except in the event of a tie. The Nominating Committee chairman shall outline the voting procedures at each general election.
The nominating committee for this year’s AGM consist of: Danny Bennet, Felix Soheil and Les Caldwell.
ARTICLE 13.0 ELIGIBILITY FOR OFFICE To be eligible to serve in any Executive position a member must be an active member for the previous year in good standing. It is recommended that no member hold more than one Executive position where feasible. Should this not be feasible, any member holding more than one office, or sharing another with another member, will be entitled to only one vote in any meeting on any issue. The intent here is that no one individual member, regardless of the responsibility, can vote more than once on any issue in any meeting.
ARTICLE 14.0 CANDIDATES Any active member in good standing can nominate another active member in good standing and put that name forward to the Nominating Committee. The Nominating Committee will then contact the nominee to confirm their willingness to stand for the nominated position. The Nominating Committee will actively seek active members in good standing to stand for positions on the executive. Any active member in good standing may put their name forward to the Nominating Committee. Any person put forward to the Nominating Committee, must know what the responsibilities are for the intended position. Job descriptions will be distributed to the membership when the call for nominations is sent out. If there are no nominations put forward to the Nominating Committee for (1) or more positions, nominations will be taken from the floor at the annual general meeting. If the Nominating Committee has at least (1) active member nominated for a position, there will be no call from the floor for nominations for that position. Nominations will close 7 (seven) days before the annual general meeting.
Please R.S.V.P. to me NO LATER THAN FRIDAY DEC 1st that you will be attending for the following two reasons:
- We can accurately ensure we’ll have enough lunch for everyone.
- Keith can bring your paycheque along. If you cannot attend, an e-transfer can be made available but don’t wait until the last minute to decide.
Hope to see you all there.