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MYSA Elections

MYSA will conduct the following elections at the Annual General Meeting (AGM) on Saturday, November 1, 2014 at the Minneapolis Convention Center.

The following Board of Directors’ positions are up for election this year at the Annual General Meeting (please click on the candidate’s name to read their bio):

Position Candidate(s)
Vice President Peter Jarnstrom | Sean Beggin
Secretary Diana O'Connor | Alan Merrick | Mark Mahowald
Treasurer John Conte | Thomas Lawrence
State Youth Referee Admin Jon Cooksey

# denotes the incumbent is NOT seeking re-election.

The following Member Representatives, Recreation Representatives and Competitive Representatives are up for election this year within their respective Districts and must be ratified at the Annual General Meeting (please click on the candidate’s name to read their bio):

Member Rep. Position Candidate(s)
East District Marty McDermott
Southwest District
West District Susan Farbo
Recreation Rep. Position
East District
North District Deborah Zepeda
South District
Competitive Rep. Position
East Boys Marty McDermott
North Girls
Northwest Boys
South Boys Bob Cunningham
Southwest Girls
West Girls Ira Gurewitz

# denotes the incumbent is NOT seeking re-election.

All positions have a two-year term, unless otherwise noted. Job descriptions for many of the positions can be found below. Interested candidates are asked to complete a candidate bio form in advance of the AGM and submit to MYSA as instructed on the form. All candidate bios will be posted here so that interested parties may review the qualifications of the candidates in advance of the AGM.

Brief Job Descriptions

[taken from the MYSA Bylaws]

Duties of Officers and Directors

In addition to the specific duties prescribed in these bylaws, the officers and directors shall perform any other duties delegated to them by the Board of Directors.

3.303 Vice President
In the absence of the President or in the event of his or her death, inability or refusal to act, the Vice President shall perform the duties of the President, and when so acting, shall have all the powers of and be subject to all restrictions upon the President. The Vice President shall:

(a) oversee the rule making process and the MYSA Risk Management program; and
(b) provide a written report of their activities at all meetings of the Board of Directors and the Annual General Meeting.

3.304 Secretary
The Secretary or agents designated by the Board of Directors shall:
(a) maintain records of and, whenever necessary, certify all proceedings of the Board of Directors and the MYSA;
(b) see that all notices are duly given in accordance with the provisions of these bylaws or as required by law;
(c) be custodian of the corporate records;
(d) oversee the credentials process at the Annual General Meeting;
(e) with the President, sign and deliver in the name of the corporation any deeds, mortgages, bonds, contracts or other instruments pertaining to the business of the MYSA, except in cases in which the authority to sign and deliver is required by law to be exercised by another person or is expressly delegated by the articles of incorporation or these bylaws or by the Board of Directors to some other officer or agent of the MYSA; and
(f) provide a written report of their activities at all meetings of the Board of Directors and the Annual General Meeting.

3.305 Treasurer
The Treasurer shall be the chief financial officer of the MYSA and either he or she or his or her designated agent shall:
(a) ensure that accurate financial records for the MYSA are kept;
(b) deposit all monies, drafts and checks in the name of and to the credit of the MYSA in the banks and depositories designated by the Board of Directors;
(c) endorse for deposit all notes, checks and drafts received by the MYSA as ordered by the Board of Directors, making proper vouchers thereof;
(d) disburse the MYSA funds and issue checks and drafts in the name of the MYSA, as ordered by the Board of Directors;
(e) render to the Board of Directors and the President, whenever requested, an account of all transactions by the Treasurer and of the financial condition of the MYSA;
(f) oversee the work of the Budget Committee;
(g) if required by the Board of Directors, the Treasurer shall give a bond for the faithful discharge of his or her duties in such sum and with such surety or sureties as the Board of Directors shall determine; and
(h) provide a written report of their activities at all meetings of the Board of Directors and the Annual General Meeting.

3.310 State Youth Referee Administrator
The State Youth Referee Administrator or designee will be responsible for implementing and administering the national programs for the Recreational Youth Referee, Linesman and Referee for Small Sided Games level referees (grades 9, 10 & 11.) The SYRA or designee will also serve as registrar for the aforementioned grades.

3.311 Member Representatives

The Member Representatives will be the liaison between the clubs in each District and the Board of Directors. The Member Representatives will represent the issues presented to them by their District clubs on non-league related issues. They are to assist the clubs in their District with exploring opportunities available to them for the development of their clubs, teams, coaches, players and parents. The Member Representatives may work with the Board of Directors, MYSA committees and MYSA office staff to assist the clubs in these goals.

ELECTED COMMITTEES

4.201 Competitive Committee

The Competitive Committee shall consist of the Competitive Director and the Competitive Representatives. Each District shall elect two Competitive Representatives (one for boys and one for girls) who will serve staggered two-year terms. A Competitive Representative shall not hold an elected office in any Affiliate or Extraterritorial Member. The duty of the Competitive Committee shall be to consistently administer MYSA competitive programs in accordance with the rules, policies and procedures of the MYSA.

4.202 Recreation Committee

The Recreation Committee shall consist of the Recreation Director and the Recreation Representatives. Each District shall elect a Recreation Representative who will serve a two-year term. A Recreation Representative shall not hold an elected office in any Affiliate or Extraterritorial Member. The duty of the Recreation Committee shall be to consistently administer MYSA recreation and recreation-plus programs in accordance with the rules, policies and procedures of the MYSA.