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Annual General Meeting

2021 Annual General Meeting

In accordance with Ohio Soccer Association Code of Regulations, this serves as notice for Ohio Soccer Association’s Annual General Meeting (AGM).

Member Online Registration [CLOSED]

To register any delegates or alternates [CLOSED]

2021 AGM Booklet

2021 ohio soccer association board of directors elections

The Ohio Soccer Association Board of Directors elections will be conducted pursuant to Article IX of the OSA Code of Regulations.

An elected officer or director will serve for a period of three (3) years, except as otherwise noted in the Code of Regulations and/or the OSA Agreement and Plan of Merger Recitals for the first OSA Annual General Meeting (AGM) and will assume office at the close of the AGM.

A transitional board was established, per the Agreement and Plan of Merger, to serve until the first OSA Board of Directors are elected. 

The OSA Officers and Directors seats up for election in 2021 are:

PRESIDENT (3 Year Term)

Candidates:

John Ruffolo [view resume]

VICE PRESIDENT (2 Year Term)

Candidates:

Craig Manahan [view resume]

DISTRICT 1 (1 Year Term)

Candidates:

Paul Holdgate [view resume]

Member Registered to Vote Vote Count (Preliminary) Member Registered to Vote Vote Count (Preliminary)

Black Swamp Soccer League

8 Pacesetter South 3
Northwest Ohio Youth Soccer League 11 Perrysburg Soccer Club 3
Archbold Bluestreaks 1 Toledo Football Academy 2
Hogg Creek Soccer League 6    

DISTRICT 2 (3 Year Term)

Candidates:

Oliver Condell [view resume]  |  Tony Catanzarite [view resume]  |  Nicholas Olechnowicz [view resume]

Member Registered to Vote Vote Count (Preliminary) Member Registered to Vote Vote Count (Preliminary)
Appleseed Youth Soccer Association PL 9 Manta United 2
GAASA 3 Mentor Soccer Club 2
Lorain County Soccer League 8 North Ridgeville Amateur Soccer League 2
Cloverleaf Soccer Association 1 Norton Amateur Soccer Club 1
Euclid Youth Soccer Organization 2 Team Challenger FC South 2
Manchester Soccer Club 1 American Amateur Soccer League 3
Wadsworth Amateur Soccer Association 2    

DISTRICT 3 (2 Year Term)

Candidates:

Scott MacMillan [view resume]

Member Registered to Vote Vote Count (Preliminary) Member Registered to Vote Vote Count (Preliminary)
GAASA 6 Rootstown Soccer Club 2
Mustangs Jr. Soccer Association 1 Waterloo Youth Soccer Association 1
Perry Township Youth Soccer Club 3    

DISTRICT 4 (3 Year Term)

Candidates:

Cheryl Henderson [view resume]

Member Registered to Vote Vote Count (Preliminary) Member Registered to Vote Vote Count (Preliminary)
Bellbrook Soccer Association (league) 6 Club X Soccer 3
Bellbrook Soccer Association (Ohio Fusion) (club) 1 High Point SC 1
Butler United Soccer Club 3 Oakwood United SC 2
Ohio Galaxies FC 4 Centerville United Soccer Association 2
Buckeye Premier Youth Soccer League 3 Cardinal Premier League 1
Club Ohio 2 Miami Valley Youth Soccer Association 10

DISTRICT 5 (2 Year Term)

Candidates:

Mohamood Razack [view resume]  |  J.D. Hartwell [view resume]  |  James Sturm [view resume]

Member Registered to Vote Vote Count (Preliminary) Member Registered to Vote Vote Count (Preliminary) Member Registered to Vote Vote Count (Preliminary)
Big Walnut 2 Express FC 1 Pataskala Youth Soccer League 5
Dublin Soccer League (league) 10 Freedom Soccer Club 2 Pickerington Area Soccer Association 8
Dublin Soccer League (DSX)(club) 3 Mount Vernon Soccer Association 2 Riverside Outdoor Soccer Association 3
Hilliard Ohio Soccer Association 7 Ohio Extreme Soccer Club 1 Zanesville Arsenal SC 2
Kingdom Alive Soccer Association (league) 2 Olentangy United FC 3 Barca Academy Columbus 3
Kingdom Alive Soccer Association (club) 1 Olimpia USA 1 Columbus United SC 3
Newark Area Soccer Association 5 PFC Extreme 2 PRIDE Soccer Club 3
Northwest FC (league) 2 Northwest FC (club) 3 Buckeye Premier Youth Soccer League 3
Club Ohio 2 Gahanna Soccer Association 8 Mid-Ohio Select Soccer League 9
Barcelona United 3 NASA Xtabi 2 Westerville Amateur Soccer Association 8

DISTRICT 6 (1 Year Term)

Candidates:

Greg Hirschauer [view resume]

Member Registered to Vote Vote Count (Preliminary) Member Registered to Vote Vote Count (Preliminary)
Total Futbol Academy/Western Jr. League 9 Lakota FC 3
Total Futbol Academy 4 Little Miami FC 1
Warren County Soccer Academy (league) 1 Cardinal Premier League 13
Warren County Soccer Academy (club) 3 Miami Valley Youth Soccer Association 1
Fairfield Optimist SC 3 Southeast Cincinnati Soccer Association 8
Centerville United Soccer Association 1 Buckeye Premier Youth Soccer League 9

DISTRICT 7 (1 Year Term)

Candidates:

Zach Breth [view resume]  |  Col. Jason Blair [view resume]  |  George Sauer III [view resume]

Member Registered to Vote Vote Count (Preliminary)
Belpre Soccer Club (league) 6
Belpre Soccer Club (club) 1
Chillicothe 5
First Capital FC 1
Buckeye Premier Youth Soccer League 2
Mid-Ohio Select Soccer League 1

WHO IS ELIGIBLE TO BE ELECTED AS AN OSA BOARD OF DIRECTOR?

Any individual can run for the position District Director.   The only restriction is that the candidate can not be a paid employee of OSA.

Candidates for the position of President or Vice President must also have previously served on the board of directors of a US Youth Soccer State Association for a minimum of 2 years.

The officers and directors’ initial terms of office will be in accordance with Recital #6 of the Agreement and Plan of Merger:

  • 3 Year Term: President, District 2 Director, and District 4 Director
  • 2 Year Term: Vice President, District 3 Director, and District 5 Director
  • 1 Year Team: District 1 Director, District 6 Director, and District 7 Director

DECLARING CANDIDACY

To run for the position of President, Vice President, or a District, please submit an approved form for OSA Candidacy by Wednesday, February 24, 2021.

  • 2021 OSA Board of Directors Candidacy Application [CLOSED]

At least fifteen (15) days before the date of the meeting, a proposed agenda with copies of the report of officers and any items proposed to be considered at the meeting will be sent out to the membership.

ELECTIONS

  • Nominations from the floor are not allowed, unless there are no candidates for an office, either Statewide Officer or as a District Director, to be elected.
  • The President and Vice President are elected by the membership in a statewide election.
  • The District Directors are elected from each of the designated seven (7) OSA districts.

WHO IS ELIGIBLE TO VOTE?

Current 2020-2021 Ohio North and Ohio South members in good standing will be eligible to vote in OSA’s first AGM as OSA Full Members.  The allocation of votes will be based on the voting structure identified in the Code Of Regulations, Article VIII, Section 3.

The number of votes that each club or league is allotted will be determine on the numbers of players that they had registered for the fall 2020/spring 2021 season. For spring 2021 player counts, it will be the actual number of players registered as of March 1, 2021 at 5:00pm.

We do recognize that some leagues/clubs may not have had a fall 2020 season due to COVID. In this situation, the vote allocations will be determined based on the fall 2019 season. This conditional based on:

  1. They are currently in good standings with the State Association
  2. Did not have a fall 2020 season (partial play or a reduced schedule does not qualify)
  3. Clubs or league that are not in good standing (as of March 1, 2021) with their State Association, will not be permitted to vote at the AGM.

Each member in good standing, shall register its primary and alternate delegates to the AGM no later than thirty (30) days prior to the meeting. A Full Member may not designate a current member of the Board of Directors as a delegate.

QUESTIONS

Please contact Jessica Eberle with any questions at jeberle@ohionorthsoccer.org or 330-667-0855.

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