News and Announcements
Vancouver Island Soccer League Coaches, Managers, Administrators
Hey folks, just a reminder that the forms and $200.00 deposit are due by July 15. After July 15, it costs $250.00
You can send to the PO Box or Soccer Office, or by fax to 250-386-5614 or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or drop off to my house at 811 Rogers Ave if you like. You can also pay by PayPal thru the website.
The Application form is available on the website under resources then documents.
Hope the “off season” has been good to everybody.
Reminder of another Key Date – Mon Aug 21/2017 – Organizational Meeting (Mandatory) – 7 pm Strathcona
Teams that have applied so far:
Bays United FC Div 1
Campbell River Cermaq Div 1
Comox Valley United Div 1
Cowichan FC Div 1
Gorge FC Div 1
Lakehill FC Div 1
Nanaimo United FC Div 1
Vantreights FC Div 1
VI Wave Div 1
Vic West Div 1
Fernwood Town Div 2
Juan de Fuca Div 2
Lakehill Div 2
Lakers Div 2
Mid Isle Mariners Div 2
Nanaimo United FC Div 2
Saanich Fusion Div 2
Sooke (Fred Milne) Rangers Div 2
Vic West Casuals Div 2
Westcastle Div 2
Alberni Athletics Div 3
Bays United Div 3
Campbell River Cermaq Golden Wings Div 3
Castaways FC Div 3
Comox Valley United Div 3
Cowichan Red Arrow FC Div 3
FC Sagres Div 3
Gorge FC (formerly U21) Div 3
Gorge United FC Div 3
Gorge Us-Guys Div 3
Hellas FC Div 3
Juan de Fuca Pilgrims Div 3
Lakers Div 3
Lakers Kal Tire Div 3
Powell River Villa Div 3
Saanich Braves Div 3
SFFC Boshka Div 3
SFFC Colonial Counter Top Bandits Div 3
Vic West Beavers Div 3
Zgoda Juniors FC Div 3
Bays United FC Div 4
Castaways Invicta Div 4
FC Sagres Div 4 [NEW TEAM]
Fernwood United Div 4
Gorge FC Div 4
Internationale FC Div 4 [NEW TEAM]
Juan de Fuca Bombers Div 4
Juan de Fuca United Div 4
Lakehill Hooligans Div 4
Lakers Div 4
Lakers Div 4 [NEW TEAM]
Nanaimo United FC Div 4 [NEW TEAM]
Peninsula FC Div 4
Saltspring FC Alumni Div 4 [NEW TEAM]
SFFC Spartans Div 4
SFFC Squadron Div 4
Sooke FC Div 4
SPL FC Div 4
Tritons Div 4
Vic West Blazers Div 4
Cowichan 49ers Masters A
Gorge FC Backfit Masters A
Nanaimo United FC Masters A
SFFC Old School Masters A
UVic Alumni Masters A
Bays United FC Masters B
Castaways Juniors Masters B
CB Bobcats Alumni Masters B
CB Red Barn Bobcats Masters B
Cowichan Steelheads Masters B
Fernwood Dragons Masters B
Gorge Masters B [NEW TEAM]
Juan de Fuca Orange Masters B
Lakehill Monkey Tree Masters B
Lakers Masters B
Peninsula FC Masters B
SFFC Forest Masters B
SFFC Internationals Masters B
Vic West H2X Consulting Masters B
Vic West FC Masters B
Bays United U21
Cowichan United U21
Juan de Fuca U21
Mid Isle Mariners U21
Vic West U21
As communicated on April 29, here is the proposed changes to the Constitution & Bylaws for membership approval.
This was done to align with new Societies Act Legislation rolled out November of 2016.
In an attempt to stay somewhat green, we will not print out copies for everybody. Please have a look and bring forward any questions on AGM night. We hope to have it passed, then update the website shortly afterwards should membership decide to print a copy or strictly view online.
Below is the Agenda for the AGM on Tuesday May 30, 7 pm start in Distrikt of the Strathcona Hotel.
Doors will be open at 6:30 pm so you can arrive, sign in, and collect your 1 voting card per team.
Attendees must be registered with the team they are signing in for.
Besides the attached Board proposal, there will be 3 membership based proposed amendments for membership to vote on and ask any questions for clarification if need be.
VANCOUVER ISLAND SOCCER LEAGUE
ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
MAY 30, 2017
THE STRATH (919 Douglas St)
1. Presentation of credentials
2. Roll call (Jake Nemec)
3. Minutes of previous AGM
4. Business arising
5. Officers’ reports
i. President (Vince Greco)
ii. Financial (Keith Smith)
iii. Discipline (Dan Romain)
6. Amendments to the Constitution and Bylaws (Dan Greco)
7. Amendment to the Rules and Regulations
i. Rule amendment to avoid possible conflict of interest (Allan Jorgensen)
ii. “On second occasion” proposal (Al Hood)
iii. Permits for Masters age players (Stefan Hall)
8. Sponsor recognition
10. Ongoing business
i. ID cards
iii. Travel assistance
11. New business
Here are last years AGM minutes in which we will entertain to adopt them as circulated under AGM business #3.
VANCOUVER ISLAND SOCCER LEAGUE ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
MAY 30, 2016
THE STRATH (919 Douglas Street)
Regrets: Bill Murphy, Danny Greco
Recording Secretary: Samantha Cowden
This meeting was called to order at: 7:07
1) Presentation of credentials
2) Roll Call (Jake Nemec)
The following teams are not represented at the AGM:
Teams with an * will receive a fine for non-attendance.
Division Team Name
Division 1 *Bays, Cowichan, Comox, Nanaimo
Division 2 *Vantreights, Cermaq City Wave, Nanaimo, Powell River, Cowichan
Division 3A *Hellas, *Lakehill, *Saanich Braves, Alberni
Division 3B *Fernwood, *Vic West, *Prospect Lake Cap City, *Bays, Nanaimo
Division 4A *Zgoda, *SFFC Shady Lane, *Vic West, Penelakut
Division 4B *PLSC Kal tire, *Gorge
Masters *Lakehill, *Prospect Lake, Nanaimo, Salt Spring, Cowichan
Under 21 *Gorge, *Lakehill, Mid Isle Mariners, Nanaimo
3) Minutes of previous AGM
a) motion to accept the minutes as distributed in electronic form
b) 1st Al Hood
c) 2nd Murray Smith
d) all in favor no opposed
4) Business arising
5) Officers’ reports
a) President (Vince Greco) Please see attached
b) Financial (Keith Smith)
i) team applications are due July 15th with a $200 payment
ii) Statement of receipts and financial statement is on the counter for anyone that wants to take a look.
1. The number of teams went from 85 to 81 in the year. We’ve had a drop 3 or 4 years in a row now.
2. sponsor is up to $34750 from $30450
a. Game balls which were paid for last year (last year’s expense). We sold 69 in the year (revenue) and we have 111 balls left.
3. field rentals look like they have gone down but it’s actually because we received from the Jackson Cup Final
4. Regional Training Centre reimbursed referee fees. We only had two referees that went and got their ticket this year and they were reimbursed for 50% of their fees
5. In the admin expenses
a. Medical expenses $3250
i. Medical – Lifemark concusion baseline & movement assessment.
6. There are some funds still owed to teams for BC Cup travel.
c) Discipline (Dan Romain)
i) sheet at the front for card breakdown per division
ii) red and yellow cards are down from last year
iii) violent conduct was down as well
iv) serious foul play was up a tad
v) for the most part it was down or some averages
vi) red cards up in some divisions and down in others
vii) interpretations from yellow and red cards could be good or bad
d) Registration (Cees Van Delft)
i) down to 1823 players registered, about 60 down from the year before
ii) July 15th deadline and $200 payment
iii) when you are registering players online please make sure that everything is complete and entered
6. Amendments to the Constitution and Bylaws (none)
7. Amendment to the Rules and Regulations
a. BC Soccer let us know that all administration fines do not need approval from the membership
i. fines for travelling team forfeitures
ii. anything up to Nanaimo stays $250
iii. anything north of Nanaimo is an extra $250 on top of what is already fined – now totaling $750
iv. going to Powell River increase by $500 (now totaling $1500)
v. anything that involves a ferry is another $250 on top of what is already fined – now totaling $500
vi. if you forfeit a game but then weather would have prevented the game from being played it is not going to be considered a forfeit, it will be rescheduled.
vii. if you forfeit a game less than 24 hours before kick off not only will you get the forfeit fine but you will also incur the cost of the game (field, Refs ect)
viii. extra revenue from these fines is going to the teams that have been forfeited on.
ix. forfeit costs will go both ways
8. Sponsor Recognition
a. Please see attachment
i. Vice President currently Bill Murphy and he would like to continue
ii. Secretary currently Jake and he has indicated that he would like his name to stand
iii. Director (2 year terms)
1. Geri Dickson
2. Rick Hood
3. Denis Somner
4. No nominations for the 4th position
a. all would like to stand
b. all are continuing as directors
10. Ongoing business
a. Online Permits
i. had its problems at the beginning but most kinks have been worked out
ii. wanted to make sure that everyone understands that the online permits is the only way we are going to continue with permits
iii. anything to do with cup play cannot use online permits but must use paper ones only.
iv. The only people that can sign off on the forms are the administrators
v. CRC – everyone that is permitting from LISA must have a criminal records check on file at the office. the person that has the criminal record check on file and is permitting the player has to be the team administrator
vi. changes will be added to the handbook before the next meeting.
11. New Business
a. Div.1 Standards Committee
i. presentation of the league
1. requiring all teams to have two pairs of socks
2. matching under garments
3. capping roster sizes
4. inter league play with mainland teams
5. adjusting the length of the season
6. reducing the division down to 8 teams
7. just ideas any feedback would be great
a. if you have anything don’t hesitate to ask
12. Adjournment 7: 55
Hope to see a good turnout in 2 weeks time.
See proposed attached amendments for consideration at the upcoming AGM on Tuesday May 30.
Reminder that it starts at 7 pm, in Distrikt of the Strathcona Hotel.
Doors will be open at 6:30 pm to hopefully avoid line up waits.
All teams south of the Malahat must be represented, all teams north of the Malahat are encouraged to be in attendance.
Jake will also be sending out an Agenda in the next 2 weeks.
All members present (member is considered a team) will have 1 vote each.
Have something that you would like on the agenda? Please submit in the next week to:
Jake Nemec at email@example.com
Vince Greco at firstname.lastname@example.org
Sorry for another email folks, but we have had to change the date of the AGM by 1 day as we have a scheduling conflict.
It will be moved 1 day forward of original date – so . Same venue and time and all the other dates can apply as explained below in the previous communication. Apologies again for any confusion.
Please note, any items for the agenda or submissions to change a bylaw or rule amendment are due this Saturday night. (April 15)
As noted and distributed in the Key Dates at the beginning of year, please make sure to save the date for the upcoming AGM on
Monday May 29. This is a mandatory meeting for all teams South of the Malahat and we encourage teams North of the Malahat to attend as well.
As you know, besides our rules listed on the website under resources – we also follow BC Soccer’s Rules & Regulations.
In accordance with BC Soccer Bylaw Article 7, Section 1(b), the VISL Board is now requesting submissions of proposed bylaw and rule amendments for consideration at the 2017 Annual General Meeting.
Transition to new Societies Legislation
As most of you know, there are new requirements under the Societies Act. A group within the VISL Board; with outside support and advice, has been working on the transition process. That officially started in November of 2016 but we have attempted to be ahead of the 2 year deadline so we started the internal process almost 1 year ago.
We plan to bring the VISL’s bylaws into alignment with the new Act. While no amendments of concern have arisen, there are a number of modifications (most of them housekeeping) and a slight re-ordering of the bylaws; therefore, the VISL’s updated bylaws will be presented to the membership as a whole at the 2017 AGM. Some of these changes will also include further levels of protection for the Leagues assets.
With that in mind, should a member have a proposed bylaw amendment, it will be included and highlighted in the revised draft presented at the AGM. Notably, proposed Rule amendments will be still be presented similar to past practice.
IN BC’s Bylaw Article 7, Section 1(b) states: (and we obviously transfer it over and apply it to the VISL AGM)
Proposed amendments or additions to the Constitution and Bylaws will only be considered if submitted, in writing, to the VISL by a registered member, or by the Board of Directors of the VISL. Notice of motion of the proposed changes or amendments must be received by VISL at least forty-five (45) days prior to any general meeting.
Membership shall be circulated with copies (via website) of all proposed amendments or changes at least thirty (30) days prior to the General Meeting.
Based on the above, please submit any proposed bylaw or rule amendments to VISL by end of day April 15, 2017.
The VISL will then make sure to publish those proposed changes as well as an Agenda by April 29/2017.
Proposed amendments to the bylaws and/or rules must include the following:
• Bylaw Article / Rule number and sub numbering (if applicable)
• Current wording of the Bylaw Article / Rule
• Proposed new specific wording (highlighting specific wording is a minor amendment suggestion)
• A detailed RATIONALE for the addition and/or change including the intent of the addition / change
Please submit all proposed Bylaw and/or Rule amendment to the attention of Vince Greco, President & to Jake Nemec, Secretary as per the details below.
There will be an election for 2 Executive terms that are coming up; President & Secretary. As well, there will be a couple Board Director positions. Should you wish to put your name forward for these positions, please send an email to Kjeld Brodsgaard at email@example.com
Thanks, hope to see you at the Awards banquet this Friday, during BC Provincial Cup, and/or the AGM.
FYI – we are slowly adding pictures from the past Cup Finals weekend. They will be posted on the website, Facebook pages, and a little bit on Twitter & Instagram.
1) don’t forget about Lochside Park & the World Cups this weekend coming up; will be a good event to support and take in.
2) reminder that Highlanders start May 14 in PDL play. Ticket info and other related news can be found at http://highlandersfc.ca/
3) Provincial Cup Draw this Thursday