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Special General Meeting - Constitutional Amendment

By Cambridge Youth Soccer, 04/12/21, 8:15AM EDT

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The Cambridge Youth Soccer Board of Directors have called a Special General Meeting for Wednesday, May 5th at 7pm.

Members must register in advance for this meeting via the following link:

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The amendment is as follows:

Cambridge Youth Soccer

Proposed Constitutional Change

Original Wording:

Article 2: OBJECTIVES

The Club shall have the following objectives:
1. To promote and develop the game of soccer for players of all ages and skill levels.
2. To help individuals to develop their character as resourceful and responsible members of their community by providing opportunities, through the game of soccer, for their mental, physical, social and leadership development.
3. To maintain status as a license holder in the Ontario Player Development League (OPDL) for both boys and girls. All OPDL teams will be branded as Cambridge United, but will operate as per Operations Rules for OPDL License Holders. Additionally, the OPDL teams will publish their own set of audited annual financial statements. Any expenses associated with OPDL will not be subsidized by any Cambridge Youth Soccer Recreational, Skill Centre or Competitive player fees.

The Cambridge Youth Soccer Board of Directors have proposed the following change to the Article 2: Objectives - #3

PROPOSED CHANGE

Article 2: OBJECTIVES

The Club shall have the following objectives:
1. To promote and develop the game of soccer for players of all ages and skill levels.
2. To help individuals to develop their character as resourceful and responsible members of their community by providing opportunities, through the game of soccer, for their mental, physical, social and leadership development.
3. To maintain status as a license holder in the Ontario Player Development League (OPDL) for both boys and girls as well as League 1 Ontario, Men’s, Women’s and Reserve Divisions and any other leagues or licenses in the future.  
All High Performance teams will be branded as Cambridge United, but will operate as per Operations Rules for OPDL, League 1 or future High Performance league License Holders. 

Rationale:

As the OPDL program has grown from two teams to a High Performance division that will consist of up to 12 teams along with interwoven staff resources between High Performance programming and other programming such as Skill Centre, the need to publish separate financial statements for each entity is not necessary. 

Additionally, this wording change specifically states maintaining the licences of both League 1 Ontario and League 1 Reserve as specific objectives for the club.