ANNUAL MEETING - TUESDAY 29TH SEPTEMBER - 7PM

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Dial-in number: (929) 205 6099 (New York)

Meeting ID: 928 7063 8098
Passcode: 574301

Nominees for board positions to be voted on at the Annual Meeting are as follows:

President (incumbent: Shannon Cuthill)
Recording Secretary (incumbent: Rosemary Stitt)
Vice President of Development (incumbent: Sunjay Patil)
Director of Referees (incumbent: Mark Oliver)
Director of Registrar
Director of Operations (incumbent: Bill Gallagher)

Eight (8) Changes to the By-Laws will be voted on as follows:

1 - Article I - Title & Incorporation

Change: Ocean State Soccer School to Ocean State North Kingstown United "OSNK".

2 - Article III - Purpose and Objective

Correction to current wording: delete "with the" as in:

  1. Establishing a non-profit, independent organization for the teaching and promotion of youth soccer, with the focusing on good sportsmanship and skill development.

3 - Article IV - Membership

Change the definition of "Playing Member" in order to identify members with voting rights and add a new term "registered player"

Change: Playing Members. Any persons under the age of nineteen (19) years, who are enrolled in any of the Developmental or Competitive programs as outlined in Article VII, shall be considered a playing member for the operating year in which they are enrolled. Playing members have no voting rights nor duties or obligations in the management of this organization. Playing members have the right for equal opportunity in participation except as limited by state or national associations to which the school belongs, to:

Playing Members. Any persons over the age of eighteen (18) years, who are enrolled in any of the Developmental or Competitive programs as outlined in Article VII, shall be considered a playing member for the operating year in which they are enrolled.

AND

Change: Regular Members. Any person who is a parent or legal guardian of a playing member shall be considered a regular member as long as their child maintains playing member eligibility. Additionally, any person 18 years or older who is actively interested in furthering the objectives and purposes of this organization may petition the Board of Directors for regular membership. The Board of Directors may grant regular membership to such individuals with a simple majority vote. The Secretary shall maintain the roll of membership to qualify as voting members, to:

Regular Members. Any person who is a parent or legal guardian of a registered player shall be considered a regular member as long as their child maintains playing member eligibility. Additionally, any person 18 years or older who is actively interested in furthering the objectives and purposes of this organization may petition the Board of Directors for regular membership. The Board of Directors may grant regular membership to such individuals with a simple majority vote. The Secretary shall maintain the roll of membership to qualify as voting members.

4 - Article V - Right to Vote

Change wording to better define when members can vote. Members' right to attend meetings is now in Article 6.

Change: Regular Members and Playing Members who have reached the aged of 18 shall have the right to vote on all matters submitted to a vote of the members, as well as hold office and attend meetings. Regular Members shall have one (1) vote, which may be cast only if the member is present at a meeting of the general membership. to:

Members shall have the right to vote on only the following: (i) the election of the Board of Directors, (ii) any items being presented for a vote at the AGMM, and (iii) matters required under applicable law.

5 - Article VI - Board of Directors and Officers

Remove "and Officers" from section header as this term is unnecessary and,

Change: 1. Number and Titles. The Board of Directors shall consist of Fourteen (14) members and they shall hold the following offices: President, Vice President, Recording Secretary, Chief Financial Officer, Vice President of Competition, Vice President of Development, Director of Technical Training, Director of Referees, Director of Operations, Director of OSS Foundation, Director of Registration, Director of Equipment, Director of Marketing and Director of Safety, to:

Election of Directors OSNK shall appoint the following officers from the then-current Board of Directors as set forth herein: President, Vice President, Recording Secretary, Chief Financial Officer, Vice President of Competition, Vice President of Development, Director of Technical Training, Director of Referees, Director of Operations, Director of OSNK Foundation, Director of Registration, Director of Equipment, Director of Marketing and Director of Safety.

6 - Article VI - Board of Directors and Officers

Add: Notwithstanding the foregoing or anything contained herein to the contrary, the initial Board of Directors and the term of such appointment shall be set forth in that certain Plan of Merger Ocean State Soccer School, Inc., a Rhode Island non-profit corporation, and the North Kingstown Soccer Association, Inc., a Rhode Island non-profit corporation.

7 - Article VI - Board of Directors and Officers

Change: 6. Quorum. At any meeting of the Board of Directors, the presence of five (5) Members of the Board shall constitute a quorum to transact business. If a quorum is not present, a lesser number may adjourn the meeting to some further time, to:

Quorum. At any meeting of the Board of Directors, the presence of a majority of the then-current voting Board members shall constitute a quorum to transact business. If a quorum is not present, a lesser number may adjourn the meeting to some further time.

The same change also applies to e-voting.

8 - Article VI - Board of Directors and Officers

Change: Compensation. All members of the Board of Directors shall serve on a volunteer basis and shall not be compensated for their services, with the exception of the Director of Technical Training, who, at the Boards discretion and approval, may receive compensation for his/her services under an approved contract. to:

Compensation. All members of the Board of Directors shall serve on a volunteer basis and shall not be compensated for their services. Any person holding a Director position who is being compensated for such work shall not be able to vote at any meeting.

 
Questions & Contacts

If you have any questions please contact the following:

Co-Presidents - Tom Taylor tomtaylor4780@gmail.com & Shannon Cuthill osspres@gmail.com

Recreational Soccer - Lauren Taylor laurentaylor78@gmail.com & Sunjay Patil osspatil@cox.net

Competitive Soccer - Keith Borge k.borge.nksa@gmail.com & Aaron Auslander aaronauslander@gmail.com

Registration Issues - Jenn Gallagher osregistrar@gmail.com

Referees - Mark Oliver osrefcoord@gmail.com

 
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