August 29 Field Update & 2020 AGM Information
To our members,
This week has been a welcoming and positive one for the immediate future of lacrosse in BC. The Provincial Government announced viaSport’s move to Phase 3 of the Return to Sport guidelines. In response, the BCLA says it’s aligning the next phase of its guidelines to accommodate the new phase.
Due to these developments, we are now expecting the PCFLL field lacrosse season to begin in early October. The PCFLL executive met on Thursday to discuss the timeline of that season, as well as some of the specifics. We will see a modified version of field lacrosse that includes things like no faceoffs and cohort groups of 4 teams to meet the province’s strict return-to-play guidelines.
Given that we now know we will be playing games earlier than expected, we will be moving directly into Phase 2 of our own plan, which includes announcing coaches and teams. Team declarations are due to the league on September 15, so now is the time to register.
You will not be allowed to register your son or daughter after our registration window, which is open until September 18. We are encouraging you to register now to help give us a good idea of what teams we will be fielding this season.
We have dramatically slashed our fees in order to help people during these challenging times. Our registration fees are amongst the lowest in the province. You can register here: missionmuddawgs.missionminorlacrosse.com/clubs/5050/pages/120465
We are in discussions with the District of Mission to expedite our return to play plan in order to get it approved in time for league play. However, the District is still undecided in whether or not to allow games to happen at the Mission Sports Park. We encourage you to voice your support for our plan and to play home games to the District. You can reach them via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Due to the COVID-19 situation, the MLC will be hosting our AGM on Zoom this year on September 29 at 6pm. We will send out more information, including the Zoom Meeting ID/password and voting instructions, closer to the AGM date. We’re hoping this online format will allow for more families to attend. Each family receives one vote in the executive election, so please come join us and help shape the future direction of our club.
Please RSVP to Secretary Shanda Collins at email@example.com to receive your AGM Zoom Meeting code invite and instructions.
There are multiple voting positions up for election, as well as some non-voting positions. Our club is growing and we can accomplish so much with more hands on deck! We’d love to welcome you to the team!
Voting Positions Up For Election – these are all 2 year positions
Vice President of Box
This position reports to the President and focuses primarily on the Box Lacrosse side of our organization. Some of the duties include attending meetings of governing bodies when necessary, and chairing Mission Lacrosse Executive meetings when the President is unable to do so. The VP of Box works directly with the Head Coach of Box, the Equipment Manager and other members of the executive to ensure the box season goes smoothly. More information about this role can be provided upon request.
This position reports to the President and is responsible for the club’s documentation with various governing bodies, as well as maintaining records of club communication (ex: meeting minutes) and booking the monthly executive meetings. More information about this role can be provided upon request.
Director (3 positions available)
These voting positions are great for people wanting to get involved with the club at the executive level for the first time! They are voting positions that do not carry a specific responsibility, other than attending the monthly executive meetings and participating in the discussion and decision making process of the club. Opportunities arise to volunteer for various activities throughout the season (ex: fundraising, organizing, etc.). More information about these roles can be provided upon request.
Head Coach – Box
This job includes recruiting coaches, both head and assistants, for all teams within our association. Requirements will include providing some mentorship, previous experience as a coach, and the ability to think towards the future. You will also decide which head coaches will be picked for teams and tasked with getting all coaches into annual clinics.
Equipment Manager and Assistant – Box and Field
This is a really important position that is a cornerstone of our club! The job entails keeping an inventory of all gear loaned out by the program, and working with suppliers to find new gear, particularly for goaltenders. You will work with the MLC executive to fill orders for things like sweatshirts, socks and jerseys.
Please let us know if you have any questions leading up to the AGM. We will be hosting an association town hall over Zoom on Sunday, September 13 at 6 pm. We will have more details on how to register for that over the next few days. This is in order to layout the season plan, our return to play plan, and to answer any lingering questions families may have about this season and the process.
Sunday, Sept. 13 – Mission Lacrosse Club Town Hall – 6 pm (Zoom)
Monday, Sept. 14 – Practices begin at Mission Sports Park – Schedules TBD
Friday, Sept. 18 – Last day to Register
Tuesday, Sept. 29 – Mission Lacrosse Club AGM – 6 pm (Zoom)
Early October – PCFLL League Play Begins – TBC
The document MMLC_Sept_12_AGM_minutes.pdf was attached to this post.