This year’s MZU AGM is just around the corner! During this meeting, the MZU Board of Directors will present key details and outcomes of this past years events. This is a great opportunity to learn more about how MZU supports the sport of Ultimate in St John’s, the state of the leagues that we provide, and a chance to engage with us in discussion and feedback on what you feel went well or could go better in the future.
Date and Time: Thursday, November 16th, 2023 @ 7:30pm (ical)
Location: Quidi Vidi Brewery
We also use this time to elect our new Board of Directors for 2024, giving committed members the opportunity to directly influence and impact the future of the sport we all love so much. Truth be told, we have a number of members of the board that will no longer be able to volunteer next year due to some major life changes. As excited as we are for them, we’ll miss them dearly and thank them so much for all they have done for MZU!
This does give us an opportunity to refresh and gain some new perspectives, but we need your help! Here is an overview of what we ask for members volunteering on the board:
What’s the time commitment? Board members serve a one-year term starting the first day of December. The full board meets 6 times per year, with sub-committees having one to two additional meetings. Meetings are usually virtual, with the main in person meeting being a longer planning session for the coming year. In addition to meetings, board members undertake various duties to ensure smooth running of MZU. The busiest times for the board are just before the start of different leagues.
Who should apply? People with a passion for making their Ultimate community a better place and want to see our membership and leagues grow. Players of all skill levels and with diverse expertise and lived experiences are welcome. Eligible nominees must have played in an MZU league in the past 18 months.
How do I nominate? Individuals can self-nominate or nominate a friend or teammate by completing the online form or by self/nominating in person at the AGM.
Nominated members will have the opportunity to accept or decline their nomination at the AGM (they must be present, or have a proxy). If more than one individual is nominated for a position, MZU members in attendance will vote to decide who will fill the role. There will also be an opportunity for members who cannot attend to assign their vote to a proxy. We’ll send details on proxies closer to the event!
If you feel you or someone you know would be a good fit, read ahead on the roles that support our organization. We hope to hear from you, and see you at the AGM!