Proposed Change to the NLSA Constitution


Mar. 17, 2020


Article 6.1 a)   REMOVE  - Appointments, appointed under clause 6.4  (To Be Removed)

Article 6.3        REMOVE - The Board shall have the authority to appoint a Technical Chairperson who shall sit on the Board as the representative of the Association’s Technical Committee. (But do not have voting power) - To Be Removed)

ADD - The Board shall have the authority to appoint other directors as deemed beneficial to the running of the operations of The Association. The Term of Office for any appointee under this clause shall be until the following AGM.

Article  7.1 b)   REMOVE  - Affiliate Members being Clubs, and their membership, in good standing, where regional associations have not been officially established.  

ADD - Affiliate Members being Clubs, and their membership, in good standing, where regional associations have not been officially established.  Each Affiliated Member in good standing shall have a voice but no vote at all meetings of The Association.

Article 7.1  c)    REMOVE -      Associate Membership being Organizations operating within the boundaries of The Association including but not limited to affiliated leagues (indoor and outdoor), school, college and university leagues, and referees’, coaches’ and trainers’ associations. 

ADD - Associate Membership being Organizations operating within the boundaries of The Association including but not limited to affiliated leagues (indoor and outdoor), school, college and university leagues, and referees’, coaches’ and trainers’ associations.  Each Associate Member in good standing shall have a voice but no vote at all meetings of The Association.

Article 8           REMOVE 8 REGIONAL ASSOCIATIONS (November, 2013)

8.1    The Association will recognize the following regions as full voting Members at all Meetings of The Association and as being responsible for soccer programs and development in each of the following geographic areas.

8.1.1   Avalon Region    All areas of the Eastern Avalon Peninsula, commencing with the town of Paradise, but excluding the municipal boundaries of St. John’s and Mount Pearl and including the town of Bay Bulls and the Southern Shore (November, 2013)

8.1.9   Trinity Conception Placentia  All areas of the Avalon Peninsula, including Placentia and area, Clarenville and the Bonavista Peninsula, but excluding the Avalon Region, the municipal boundaries of St. John’s, Mount Pearl and CBS

8.1.10 St. John’s Region - All areas within the municipal boundaries of St. John’s

8.1.10 Western Region Deer Lake and west extending from St. Anthony to Port aux Basques

 

 

ADD - 8 REGIONAL ASSOCIATIONS

8.1    The Association will recognize the following regions as full voting Members at all Meetings of The Association and as being responsible for soccer programs and development in each of the following geographic areas.

8.1.1   Avalon Region   All areas of the Eastern Avalon Peninsula,  but excluding the municipal boundaries of St. John’s and Mount Pearl, CBS, and Paradise and including the town of Bay Bulls and the Southern Shore

8.1.8   Paradise - All areas within the municipal boundaries of the Town of Paradise.

8.1.9   Trinity Conception Placentia  All areas of the Avalon Peninsula, including Placentia and area, Clarenville and the Bonavista Peninsula, but excluding the Avalon Region, the municipal boundaries of St. John’s, Mount Pearl and CBS

8.1.10 St. John’s Region - All areas within the municipal boundaries of St. John’s

8.1.10 Western Region Deer Lake and west extending from St. Anthony to Port aux Basques

Article 10.2.4n)     REMOVE - Amendments to the Rules and Regulations 

ADD - Amendments to the Rules and Regulations  (Rules and Regulation may be tabled for information purposes but can be changed by a majority vote at regular Board meetings.

 

Article 13.1          REMOVE - Members of The Board, as defined in clause 6.1, with the exception of the Immediate Past President and such appointed Members as listed in clause 6.4 who are in good standing,(To Be removed ) shall be entitled to one vote each at any meeting of The Association. 

     ADD - Members of The Board, as defined in clause 6.1, shall be entitled to one vote each at any meeting of The Association.

Article 13.3          REMOVE - Regional Associations in good standing shall be entitled to vote at a General Meeting of the Association. Regional votes shall be given by the Regional Director or his/her designate.

 

                             ADD - Regional Associations in good standing shall be entitles to vote at a General Meeting of the Association.

13.3.1          Regional votes shall be given by the Regional Director or his/her Alternate.

13.3.2          Alternate Directors must be approved by the Board 30 days prior to the AGM.

Article 13.4          REMOVE - Affiliate Clubs in good standing shall be entitled to a vote at any General meeting of the Association.

                             ADD -  Affiliate Clubs in good standing shall not be entitled to a vote at any General meeting of the Association.

Article 13.9          REMOVE - Each Associate Member in good standing shall have a voice but no vote at any General Meeting of the Association.

 

                             ADD -  Each Associate Member in good standing shall not be entitled to a vote at any General meeting of the Association.

 

Article 13.11    Remove - No member can cast a vote by proxy

ADD - Members in good standing, who attend the meeting, either in person, or through an electronic medium that is approved by the Board of Directors, may cast a vote electronically.

 

Article 14.4.1         REMOVE - 14.4.1 In even numbered years, a named representative from St. John’s, Burin Peninsula, Central, Labrador West, and CBS shall be appointed to the Board to serve a two (2) year term. Each Region may name another person from their Region who will have the right to attend all meetings, speak and vote on behalf of the Region in the absence of the named representative.

ADD -          14.4.1 In even numbered years, a named representative from St. John’s, Burin Peninsula, Central, Labrador West, Paradise and CBS shall be appointed to the Board to serve a two (2) year term. Each Region may name another person from their Region who will have the right to attend all meetings, speak and vote on behalf of the Region in the absence of the named representative.

Article 15.7       REMOVE - Nominations for positions on the Executive Committee of The Association shall be made by Members, and each nomination must be submitted in writing, together with a resume of the nominee’s credentials, to the Business Manager of The Association 30 days prior to the AGM/Election of Officers.

ADD - Nominations for positions on the Executive Committee of The Association shall be made by Members, and each nomination must be submitted in writing, to the Business Manager of The Association 30 days prior to the AGM/Election of Officers.

Article  17.2 d)  REMOVE - Be Commissioner of the Challenge Cup League, unless s/he is an active participant with one of the clubs in the league

ADD - Be Commissioner of the Challenge Cup League, and cannot be in conflict or be affiliated with any club in senior men’s leagues, and must be independent and impartial and not influenced by self-interest, outside pressure, expectation of reward, or fear of criticism;

Article 17.3 d)   REMOVE - Be Commissioner of the Jubilee Trophy League unless s/he is an active participant with one of the clubs in the league.

ADD - Be Commissioner of the Jubilee Trophy League, and cannot be in conflict or be affiliated with any club in senior women’s leagues, and must be independent and impartial and not influenced by self-interest, outside pressure, expectation of reward, or fear of criticism;

Article 17.4 d)   REMOVE - Be Commissioner of the Provincial Youth League unless s/he is an active participant with one of the clubs in the league.

ADD - Be Commissioner of the Provincial Youth League and cannot be in conflict or be affiliated with any club in the Provincial Youth League and must be independent and impartial and not influenced by self-interest, outside pressure, expectation of reward, or fear of criticism;

Article 19.1       REMOVE - The signing authority of The Association for cheques and payments drawn on current operating accounts of The Association shall be any two (2) of the President, the Treasurer, the Secretary, the Vice President Senior Men’s.

ADD - The signing authority of The Association for cheques and payments drawn on current operating accounts of The Association shall be any two (2) members of the Executive Committee or the Business Manager.

 

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