SPYHA is now accepting nominations for the following Board positions: President-Elect, Treasurer, and (Age-Level) Directors, as well as Coaches’ Representative. Candidates must be members in “good standing” of SPYHA and will be asked to submit a biography or brief letter of introduction. More information on the specific duties of each position is available below and on the Board page of the SPYHA website (under 2015 SPYHA General Elections).
Nominations should be submitted by May 17, 2015. Approved candidates and their biographies will be posted on the SPYHA website by May 24, 2015. Self–nominations are acceptable.
Nominations received after May 17 will not appear on the ballot, nor will late nominees be invited to share their biographical information at the annual meeting, unless they are nominated at the meeting and are running unopposed. Late nominees would be eligible to run as write-in candidates.
The elections will take place at the SPYHA Annual Membership Meeting, scheduled for Sunday, May 31, 2015, beginning at 5 pm. A regular Board Meeting will immediately follow.
To submit a nomination, or for more information, please contact the nomination committee: Lisa Wendler (firstname.lastname@example.org) and/or Jen Kurtz (email@example.com).
PRESIDENT ELECT (Article IV, Section 4B – SPYHA, Inc. Bylaws)
The principal duties of the President Elect shall be to serve on the Executive Committee, to prepare and to become the President in the succeeding year, to perform the duties of the President in his absence, to serve as the chairperson at all membership meetings, and to perform any other duties as deemed necessary by the corporation’s policies. Suitable candidates must be willing to commit to a 3-year appointment, with the President-Elect transitioning to the position of President for the 2016 – 2017 operating year, and to the Past President position in the 2017 – 2018 operating year.
TREASURER (Article IV, Section 4C – SPYHA, Inc. Bylaws)
The principal duties of the Treasurer shall be to keep an account of all monies, credit and property, of any and every nature of the corporation, which shall come into his/her hands and keep an accurate account of monies received and disbursed and keep proper vouchers for money disbursed, and to render such accounts, statements, and property on hand and generally of all matters pertaining to his/her office as shall be required by the Board of Directors, and shall present to the membership at the annual meeting an annualized profit and loss statement and a balance sheet. The Board of Directors may hire an independent certified public accountant to review the annual reports prior to annual meeting. The general and principal books of accounts shall be the responsibility of the Treasurer, and a record of their location or locations shall be maintained by the Treasurer and at all times made available for inspection by any member, his/her agent or attorney, for any proper purpose at any reasonable time.
DIRECTORS (Article II, Section 1 – SPYHA, Inc. Bylaws)
One director is elected from each age classification of the SPYHA, Inc., programs, two directors from the ADM program (one from ADM U6 and one from ADM U8), and one coaches’ representative. Members of the Board of Directors, other than the officers and coaches’ representative, shall have a skater in the age classification or program they are representing during the year of their term, and shall be members in good standing.
COACHES’ REPRESENTATIVE (Article II, Section 1 – SPYHA, Inc. Bylaws)
The Coaches’ representative must be a SPYHA member in good standing, have current USA Hockey Coaching Education Program (CEP) certification, and have prior SPYHA coaching experience.