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Fall General Meeting - DATE CHANGE & Board Elections

By FWASA Office, 07/16/18, 11:15AM CDT

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Team Manager Required! Everyone Welcome!

The date of the Fall General Meeting has changed to THURSDAY 02-August. Team Manager or Representative attendance is mandatory. We will be returning to the Stagecoach Ballroom, so expect door prizes and happy hour!

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Mark your Calendar!

The General Meeting is THURSDAY, August 2, 2018. Attendance Required for all Managers (or designated Team representative). Fines will be assessed for teams without representation.

The General Meeting will be held at the Stagecoach Ballroom at 2516 E Belknap St, Fort Worth, TX 76111. (Google Map)

HAPPY HOUR: 6pm-6:45pm

  • Discounted drink prices, complimentary chips & popcorn
  • Great opportunity for Free Agents to meet-up with Managers

GENERAL MEETING: 7pm

  • Spring 2018 League Winners
  • By-laws Change, Board Elections (See below)
  • Registration Q&A
  • Special Guests
  • and more!

TEAM PACKETS 

  • Rosters and ID Cards should be ready; 
  • Please verify the Roster in your packet against the Roster displayed online.

There will be lots more information provided at the General Meeting, so please be on time!

By-laws change & Board elections

During the General Meeting, FWASA team representatives will vote on six FWASA Board positions up for election. If you are interested in running for any of the following positions, please contact the Office. Prior to the election of the Board members, there will be a vote to modify the By-Laws to replace one current position with one new position.

Positions up for election at the August 1 General Meeting are as follows:

League Commissioners are voted on by respective league teams, and board members abstaining:

  • Men's Open Commissioner

  • Men's Over 40 Commissioner

  • Women's Commissioner

  • Coed Commissioner

Remaining position are to be voted on by all teams and board members:

  • President

  • Player Development Coordinator

and either

  • Referee Evaluation and Development Coordinator*
    or
  • Technology Coordinator*
    * Pending by-law change (see below)

Proposed By-Law Change:

The FWASA Board proposes to eliminate the position of Referee Evaluation & Development, and replace the position with Technology Coordinator. Specific changes to the language of the By-Laws is provided below. Such change must be approved by three-fourths (3/4) majority vote of those entitled to vote attending the meeting.

CURRENT LANGUAGE:

The Officers of FWASA shall be President, Vice President, Secretary/Treasurer, Registrar, Men's Open League Commissioner, Men's Over 30 League Commissioner, Men’s Over 40/Over 50 League Commissioner, Women's League Commissioner, Co-ed League Commissioner, Field Commissioner/City Liaison, Player Development Coordinator, Public Relations and Marketing, and Referee Evaluation & Development.

NEW LANGUAGE:

The Officers of FWASA shall be President, Vice President, Secretary/Treasurer, Registrar, Men's Open League Commissioner, Men's Over 30 League Commissioner, Men’s Over 40/Over 50 League Commissioner, Women's League Commissioner, Co-ed League Commissioner, Field Commissioner/City Liaison, Player Development Coordinator, Public Relations and Marketing, and Technology Coordinator.

CURRENT LANGUAGE:

Referee Evaluation & Development........... elected in EVEN years.

NEW LANGUAGE:

Technology Coordinator............................. elected in EVEN years.

CURRENT LANGUAGE:

Referee Evaluation & Development - Develop and maintain referee rating system, perform monthly review of evaluation results and present findings to board, Coordinate observations of low-rated referees, review observation reports and make assignment recommendations to board and assigner, respond to issues raised by referees, players, managers, and board members regarding referee assignments or performance, including appeals for referee sanctions, organize and support North Texas referee evaluations each season, conduct pre-season referee orientation meetings, develop and maintain referee pool database and referee section of website.

NEW LANGUAGE:

Technology Coordinator - Ensure website and registration systems are maintained and current. Maintain and assist Board in use of technologies including email, web updates, social media, etc. Proactively identify areas for improvement in cost and efficiency, and bring recommendations to the Board. Work with Board to evaluate and implement technologies to facilitate all facets of the organization.

See below for all FWASA Board position descriptions


FWASA Board Positions & Elections

Article V.   Officers, Board of Directors, and Employees of FWASA

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B. Officers

  1. The Officers of FWASA shall be President, Vice President, Secretary/Treasurer, Registrar, Men's Open League Commissioner, Men's Over 30 League Commissioner, Men’s Over 40/Over 50 League Commissioner, Women's League Commissioner, Co-ed League Commissioner, Field Commissioner/City Liaison, Player Development Coordinator, Public Relations and Marketing, and Referee Evaluation & Development Technology Coordinator.
  2. The officers of FWASA must have been a FWASA member in good standing for a minimum of one (1) soccer year immediately before being voted into office and may succeed themselves in office
  3. The term of office for all officers shall be for two (2) years, to begin on August 1 and run through August 31 two years thereafter.
  4. Elections shall be held at the Annual General meeting in the following manner:
    President............................................. elected in EVEN years.
    Vice President..................................... elected in ODD years.
    Men's Open Commissioner.......... elected in EVEN years.
    Men’s Over 30 Commissioner...... elected in ODD years.
    Men’s Over 40/Over 50 Commissioner...... elected in EVEN years.
    Co-Ed Commissioner...................... elected in EVEN years.
    Field Commissioner/City Liaison... elected in ODD years.
    Women's Commissioner................ elected in EVEN years.
    Registrar................................................ elected in ODD years.
    Secretary/Treasurer......................... elected in ODD years.
    Player Development Coordinator..... elected in EVEN years.
    Public Relations and Marketing.... elected in ODD years.
    Referee Evaluation & Development... elected in EVEN years.
    Technology Coordinator................ elected in EVEN years.
  5. Duties
    1. President - shall preside at all meetings of FWASA and the Board.  He shall cast his vote last at any meeting. He shall have the power to appoint any committees he deems necessary for the smooth running of FWASA business, and to dissolve such committees whenever he deems their function no longer necessary, other than the Standing Committees.  He shall work with the Board to guide the day-to-day operations of the FWASA office.

    2. Vice President - shall chair the A&D Committee.  He shall succeed to the office of President in the event that office becomes vacant, and function as the President at any time the President cannot be present for any reason.

    3. League Commissioners - shall call and preside at any meetings of the League members he deems necessary and shall represent those members at Board meetings.  He shall be responsible for the keeping of scores and standings for his League, and the dissemination of information to the members. He is responsible for the placement of teams within playing divisions, and in conjunction with the other Commissioners, for scheduling of games at the beginning and during each season. He is also empowered to enforce the Rules and Regulations of FWASA, subject to appeal by the Board.

    4. Registrar - shall be responsible for registration and keep all approved applications for membership, current team registrations and forms as required by our affiliation with NTSSA.  He shall be responsible for gathering this information and submitting it to NTSSA on a timely basis each season. The Registrar, along with the Office Manager, are the only FWASA staff members with the authority to conduct registration, adds, drops, transfers, or refunds.

    5. Secretary/Treasurer - shall collect all dues and fees and keep all books and accounts; shall be responsible for all funds and pay all bills approved by the Board.  He shall present the Board with an accounting of all funds when requested to do so. He also shall record minutes at all general meetings and all executive board meetings.

    6. Field Commissioner/City Liaison – Serves as the main liaison with the City of Ft. Worth regarding all field matters.  He shall assist the league commissioners by reserving soccer fields to support games sanctioned under the authority of the FWASA.  He shall check the condition of the fields and work with the City to insure the safety of the fields for the players.

    7. Player Development Coordinator - shall assist new players in finding teams and shall form new teams, if possible, from the player list for each league.

    8. Public Relations and Marketing - Act as liaison between FWASA and sponsors/partners, develop revenue streams, administer advertising/marketing to membership, Create and maintain social media content, develop and administer advertising strategy for FWASA, plan events (watching parties, end-of-season parties, etc).

    9. Referee Evaluation & Development - Develop and maintain referee rating system, perform monthly review of evaluation results and present findings to board, Coordinate observations of low-rated referees, review observation reports and make assignment recommendations to board and assigner, respond to issues raised by referees, players, managers, and board members regarding referee assignments or performance, including appeals for referee sanctions, organize and support North Texas referee evaluations each season, conduct pre-season referee orientation meetings, develop and maintain referee pool database and referee section of website.Technology Coordinator - Ensure website and registration systems are maintained and current. Maintain and assist Board in use of technologies including email, web updates, social media, etc. Proactively identify areas for improvement in cost and efficiency, and bring recommendations to the Board. Work with Board to evaluate and implement technologies to facilitate all facets of the organization.