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BC Soccer is pleased to provide to the members the 2015 Proposed Bylaw and Rule Amendments

Dear BC Soccer Members,

In addition to sending this our via e-mail, BC Soccer is pleased to provide the 2015 Proposed Bylaw and Rule Amendments that will be considered by the Full Members of the Association at this year’s Annual General Meeting.

As we work toward completing BC Soccer’s strategic plan objective of reviewing and updating the Bylaws, Rules and Regulations, building from last year, over the last 6 to 8 months we have been reviewing the BC Soccer rules and regulations along with the bylaws from the perspective of putting forward appropriate amendments to clean-up items to reflect current practice, remove duplication (housekeeping) and assist with improving understanding.  Based on this work, this year’s proposed amendments are being presented in the same manner as last year.

IMPORTANT NOTE: This document outlines the Proposed Bylaw Amendments, Rule Changes Requiring Ratification, and proposed Rule Amendments for consideration at the 2015 Annual General Meeting which is to be held on Saturday, June 13, 2015.

Please note as part of the clean-up mentioned previously we have categorized a number of amendments as “housekeeping” which we are pleased to provide for your consideration in appendix A and C in a tracked changes format.  Housekeeping amendments are being presented in a grouped single motion for acceptance. We are also pleased to provide for your consideration a Definitions list, to be added to the BC Soccer’s Rules & Regulations, in Appendix B.

For more detailed information on BC Soccer’s Annual General Meeting, please visit our Annual General Meeting webpage, found here - www.bcsoccer.net/AGM

For more information on the Candidates running for Board of Director position, please see our “2015 BC Soccer has received candidate submissions from the following candidates for the Board of Directors” information release.

About BC Soccer

BC Soccer is the provincial sport governing body responsible for the promotion and development of the game in British Columbia. The professional not-for-profit society is committed to developing the game by inspiring British Columbians to lifelong active, inclusive and team play. Its vision is to pursue Canada's foremost integrated soccer development system built upon club, school, varsity and professional team excellence.

BC Soccer is comprised of 150 member Clubs, Districts and Leagues, spanning more than 120,000 registered players, over 2,500 referees, and thousands of coaches and other volunteer administrators and soccer leaders. Working with these member Clubs, Districts and Leagues, BC Soccer will operate under the guiding principles of Professional Leadership, Passionate Service and Progressive Collaboration. In managing its relationships throughout the larger soccer community, BC Soccer will promote the integral soccer values of authenticity, unity and integrity.

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