Saturday, June 18, 2011

Emerald City FC Elections and AGM

Announcement: 2011 Emerald City FC Board of Directors Election (online balloting June 24th thru June 29th) and Annual General Meeting on June 30th, 2011

The ECFC Board provides oversight for the club and its coaching director. Major responsibilities include strategic planning, program development, fund-raising, and maintaining effective relationships within the soccer community.Each year the Board holds its annual election that is open to the club’s membership

Nominations and self-nominations for candidates interested in running for positions on the ECFC board are now open.

Interested candidates are invited to run for one of the following positions:

Three (4) General Board positions & One (1) VP of Membership position:

General Board positions are for staggered 2-year terms. The VP of Membership is a 1-year term. These positions are elected by the General Membership and are open to all. To provide the strongest possible board for the upcoming year, candidates with a profile fitting, but not limited to, any the following areas are encouraged to apply:
  • Candidates with interest and/or experience in marketing, fundraising and treasurer activities and a desire to help out in these areas.
  • Candidates who are team players and are focused on results for the betterment of the club as a whole.
  • Women - to allow for a stronger gender distribution.

Two (2) Players’ Rep positions, one female, one male:

Player Rep positions are for 1-year terms and are open to member Players. The Players should elect the Players’ Reps.

Two (2) Coaches Rep positions, one each from the U11-14 and U15-18 age groups:

Coach Rep positions are for 1-year terms and are open to member Coaches. The Coaches elect the Coaches’ Reps.

For more information about the Board, contact the election committee chair, Joe Picciano ( or any board member.

Getting on the Ballot

By 7pm June 22nd, 2011, submit a candidate statement (up to one full 8.5x11 page) for inclusion in the on-line guide to candidates ( The candidate statement should include email contact information in order to allow club members the opportunity to contact them with questions and/or comments. Please submit statements to the election committee chair, Joe Picciano at Questions can also be directed to the Joe at this same email address.

On-Line Election Period

The election will be conducted through online balloting, beginning on June 24th thru 7pm on June 29th. All club members of record as of June 23rd will receive an electronic ballot on June 24th. Voting rules allow one ballot per player (e.g., families with 2 players will receive two ballots). Elections and procedures will be posted on our website prior to the start of balloting.

Results will be announced at the Annual General Meeting on Thursday, June 30th, 7pm. at Arena Sports – Magnuson Park. Emerald City FC is a membership directed club and the ECFC Board strongly encourages your participation in this voting process.

Mission Statement: Emerald City FC exists to develop each of our players to his or her fullest potential, competing at the highest possible level while demonstrating exemplary teamwork, sportsmanship, and a passion for the game.