VISL AGM - Date Change and Announcement regarding Youth World Cups, Highlanders, and BC's

Posted by Vince Greco on Apr 10 2017 at 07:28PM PDT

Sorry for another email folks, but we have had to change the date of the AGM by 1 day as we have a scheduling conflict.
It will be moved 1 day forward of original date – so we are now Tuesday May 30/2017. Same venue and time and all the other dates can apply as explained below in the previous communication. Apologies again for any confusion.
Please note, any items for the agenda or submissions to change a bylaw or rule amendment are due this Saturday night. (April 15)

As noted and distributed in the Key Dates at the beginning of year, please make sure to save the date for the upcoming AGM on Monday May 29. This is a mandatory meeting for all teams South of the Malahat and we encourage teams North of the Malahat to attend as well.
As you know, besides our rules listed on the website under resources – we also follow BC Soccer’s Rules & Regulations.

In accordance with BC Soccer Bylaw Article 7, Section 1(b), the VISL Board is now requesting submissions of proposed bylaw and rule amendments for consideration at the 2017 Annual General Meeting.

Transition to new Societies Legislation

As most of you know, there are new requirements under the Societies Act. A group within the VISL Board; with outside support and advice, has been working on the transition process. That officially started in November of 2016 but we have attempted to be ahead of the 2 year deadline so we started the internal process almost 1 year ago.
We plan to bring the VISL’s bylaws into alignment with the new Act. While no amendments of concern have arisen, there are a number of modifications (most of them housekeeping) and a slight re-ordering of the bylaws; therefore, the VISL’s updated bylaws will be presented to the membership as a whole at the 2017 AGM. Some of these changes will also include further levels of protection for the Leagues assets.

With that in mind, should a member have a proposed bylaw amendment, it will be included and highlighted in the revised draft presented at the AGM. Notably, proposed Rule amendments will be still be presented similar to past practice.

IN BC’s Bylaw Article 7, Section 1(b) states: (and we obviously transfer it over and apply it to the VISL AGM)

Proposed amendments or additions to the Constitution and Bylaws will only be considered if submitted, in writing, to the VISL by a registered member, or by the Board of Directors of the VISL. Notice of motion of the proposed changes or amendments must be received by VISL at least forty-five (45) days prior to any general meeting.
Membership shall be circulated with copies (via website) of all proposed amendments or changes at least thirty (30) days prior to the General Meeting.

Based on the above, please submit any proposed bylaw or rule amendments to VISL by end of day April 15, 2017.
The VISL will then make sure to publish those proposed changes as well as an Agenda by April 29/2017.

Proposed amendments to the bylaws and/or rules must include the following:
• Bylaw Article / Rule number and sub numbering (if applicable)
• Current wording of the Bylaw Article / Rule
• Proposed new specific wording (highlighting specific wording is a minor amendment suggestion)
• A detailed RATIONALE for the addition and/or change including the intent of the addition / change

Please submit all proposed Bylaw and/or Rule amendment to the attention of Vince Greco, President & to Jake Nemec, Secretary as per the details below.

Vince Greco –
Jake Nemec –

There will be an election for 2 Executive terms that are coming up; President & Secretary. As well, there will be a couple Board Director positions. Should you wish to put your name forward for these positions, please send an email to Kjeld Brodsgaard at

Thanks, hope to see you at the Awards banquet this Friday, during BC Provincial Cup, and/or the AGM.
FYI – we are slowly adding pictures from the past Cup Finals weekend. They will be posted on the website, Facebook pages, and a little bit on Twitter & Instagram.

Vince Greco
VISL President

1) don’t forget about Lochside Park & the World Cups this weekend coming up; will be a good event to support and take in.
2) reminder that Highlanders start May 14 in PDL play. Ticket info and other related news can be found at
3) Provincial Cup Draw this Thursday


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