The Collingwood United Soccer Club (CUSC) invites all members to attend our Annual General Meeting on Wednesday November 6 at 7:00pm in Community Room C, third floor of the Collingwood Public Library. Membership includes all registered players, coaches, managers, and referees as well as parents, who participated in club activities during the 2019 season.
We will be reviewing the 2019 season and welcome your input (both positive and negative) regarding the youth and adult house leagues, travel teams, and development programs. We will also be seeking new members to the Club’s Board of Directors, whose mandate is to operate the club and provide the soccer opportunities for 900+ athletes from ages 3 to 63. These positions are volunteer based and we rely on the involvement of our soccer community to ensure a successful season for all. Over the past few years, involvement and commitment has dwindled. Without volunteers and committed Board Members, it will become harder and harder to ensure the extent and quality of our programming can be maintained, and new initiatives implemented. While we applaud those that regularly attend games and support the athletes, there is a need for greater involvement. The current board is a handful of committed soccer enthusiasts and many of us also coach or manage teams, or are involved in programming, both out of the love for the game but also out of need. But we can only do so much and this year has been particularly trying across many fronts. In this regard, CUSC strongly encourages more involvement from members to improve programming and structure, and to further develop the strategic vision for the future of the club. I got involved many years ago through coaching my kids and playing, and then joined the board because I wanted to make sure our experience was as good as it could be. I am sure you all want the same whether you play or your children play.
Membership presence at the AGM is also vital to allow the club to ratify any motions forwarded at the AGM.
Notice of Motion
Changes to the Constitution
To be voted on at the Annual General Meeting – Nov 6, 2019
Overview: The need to update our Constitution and By-Laws has been identified by the Board of Directors. The Board of Directors have reviewed the proposed changes, and authorized the Secretary to present the motion for approval to the membership at the Annual General Meeting to take place on November 6, 2019.
ARTICLE 1: NAME
Now reads: 1.2 The headquarters of the Club shall be located within the District Boundaries of the Huronia District Soccer Association, hereinafter, referred to as the District Association. The head office of the Club shall be 328 First Street. Suite 200, L9Y 1B4 and at such other location – in the Town of Collingwood as the Board may from time to time determine by resolution.
Shall read: 1.2 The headquarters of the Club shall be located within the District Boundaries of the Huronia District Soccer Association, hereinafter, referred to as the District Association. The head office of the Club shall be at 2A-101 Pretty River Parkway South, Collingwood, On L9Y 4C8and at such other location – in the Town of Collingwood as the Board may from time to time determine by resolution.
ARTICLE 6: BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Now reads: 6.1 The Club shall be governed by a Board of Directors shall consist of no more than 15 individuals or not less than 9, as may be amended from time to time in accordance with the Club's By-Laws.
Shall read: 6.1 The Club shall be governed by a Board of Directors shall consist of no more than 12 individuals or not less than 7, as may be amended from time to time in accordance with the Club's By-Laws.
Now reads: 6.2 Executive Committee of the Board of Directors shall consist of the following officers.
Shall read: 6.2 Executive Committee of the Board of Directors shall consist of the following officers.
Wednesdays 9 am to 1 pm
Closed Wednesday October 30 th.
Please email the office at firstname.lastname@example.org should you require any assistance.
Interested in some soccer for the fall.
The CUSC will be running some fall outdoor programs on Fridays, starting September 13th and running for 5 weeks to October 11th at Fisher Field from 6:30 – 7:45 pm.
The cost will be $30 and will be open to Boys and Girls ages 8 to 12
Players must register online for this program.
The CUSC will be running some fall indoor programs on Wednesdays, starting October 30th and running for 6 weeks to December 4 at St. Mary's School from 6:30 – 7:45 pm.
The cost will be $50 and will be open to Boys and Girls ages 8 to 12
Players must register online for this program.
In recognition of the 30th anniversary of youth soccer in Collingwood, and the contributions made by the Collingwood Optimist Club in initially establishing and operating the soccer program (previously known as the Collingwood Optimist Youth Soccer League - COYSL), the CUSC is proud to honour the Optimists in our 2019 Season in the following ways:
We are excited for the upcoming season and to celebrate 30 years of youth soccer with all of our athletes, families, sponsors and fans, and the Collingwood Optimist Club.
See you on the pitch!