Virginia Division Annual Meeting and Election (Update June 27, 2020)

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Virginia Division of USA Fencing Members:

This serves as a reconfirmation of the Virginia Division’s (Division) annual meeting on July 2nd at 7pm EST for the upcoming 2020-2021 fencing season. 

As previously announced, the division made a call for officer candidates for the upcoming season.  We received interest from three candidates, with two current board members deciding to not continue for the next season.  Under normal circumstances, this would require us to hold an election to determine who the six (6) At Large Officers would be.

However, after a number of considerations due to concerns over COVID, specifically related to running an election using proxy votes over a virtual platform, a board member suggested that we just expand the Board one position just for the 2020-2021 season.  The Board voted (7-1) that this would be appropriate for this season only.

During our Annual Meeting, after reports by our officers (if any), we will have a nomination to support the new board as it will exist below, and a discussion if need be by those on the call if required.

Proposed VA Division Board for 2020-2021:

Richard Weiss – Chair

Ron Thornton – Vice Chair

Meredith Powers – Secretary

Ted Smith – Treasurer

At-Large Members:  Greg Kaidanov, Damien Lehfeldt, Scott Farber, Amy Lingley, Thomas Mahnken, and Andrew Grass

Revised Annual Meeting Agenda:
Reports of:
Other Divisional Officers, committee chairmen, and administrative assistants (when appropriate)
Proposed amendments to the By-Laws
Nomination and Acceptance of 2020-2021 Board
Unfinished business
New business

A meeting of the Executive Committee shall be held after the USA Fencing divisional meetings.

Registration information for our annual meeting is listed below. We are request your full name, email address and USA Fencing Member ID for admission to the meeting. Any VA Division member is allowed to attend our Annual Meeting.

Meeting: VA Division Annual Meeting
When: Jul 2, 2020 07:00 PM Eastern Time

Register in advance for this meeting:…/tZEpfuiuqzkiGdM9Ix2M0moT4EazjU43B…

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

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