2023 MLA AGM

Sep. 26, 2023

The 2023 Manitoba Lacrosse Association Annual General Meeting will be taking place on Thursday, October 26th at 7:00 PM @ Notre Dame Recreation Centre.

All Members in Good Standing are encouraged to attend.

RSVP to admin@manitobalacrosse.com

Elections of positions on the BOD include:

  • President, 1-year term
  • Secretary/Treasurer, 2-year term
  • Directors-at-large, 2-year term
  • Directors-at-large, 1-year term

The MLA Nominations Committee is seeking interested and qualified candidates to fill the positions available for election. Interested individuals should contact Nominations Committee Chair Tyndall Fontaine at nominations@manitobalacrosse.com. The Committee is looking for individuals interested in volunteering in the following roles:

  • President
    • Must have been on the BOD for one full year in the last two
    • Passion for the game of lacrosse
    • Board experience
    • Excellent interpersonal skills
    • Advocacy and Networking
  • Secretary/Treasurer
    • Record keeping
    • Communication
    • Financial management
    • Budgeting
    • Audit compliance
    • Financial expertise
    • Organizational skills
    • Attention to detail
  • Director-at-large, Vice-President
    • Shares the responsibilities of the President, sits in their place when unavailable
    • Member of the BOD Executive
    • Bylaws & Policies
  • Director-at-large, Box Lacrosse Director
    • Chairs the Box Directorate
    • Well-versed in box lacrosse
    • Oversees the development of box lacrosse across the province
    • Coordinates with Regional and Club Representatives
  • Director-at-large, Field Lacrosse Director
    • Chairs the Field Directorate
    • Well-versed in field lacrosse (men's and women's)
    • Oversees the development of field lacrosse across the province
    • Coordinates with Regional and Club Representatives
  • Director-at-large, Conduct and Ethics
    • Considers member conduct, including parents, coaches, athletes, officials, and volunteers
    • Treatment of officials
    • Excellent interpersonal skills
    • Understands all Safe Sport policies, namely the Code of Conduct & Ethics
  • Director-at-large, Grassroots & Outreach
    • Considers the marketing of the sport to new athletes/families
    • Works with the office, clubs, regions on the programming offered for grassroots
    • Should be well-versed in lacrosse
    • Understands Long-Term Athlete Development
    • Marketing experience is considered an asset


  1. Call to order
  2. Establishment of Quorum
  3. Approval of Agenda
  4. Declaration of any Conflicts of Interest
  5. Adoption of Minutes of Previous Meeting
  6. Financial reports
  7. Sector reports
  8. Amendments to Constitution and By-Laws
  9. Elections
  10. Other Business
  11. Adjournment
3.9 Voting - At all Annual and Special meetings of the Association, all Members will be entitled to one vote. The Member must have achieved the age of 18 years of age by the day of the Annual General or Special Meeting. If a Member has not achieved the age of 18 years of age by the day of the Annual General Meeting or Special Meeting, one legal guardian of said Member as declared on his/her application for membership shall be entitled to the vote of said Member by proxy at an Annual General or Special Meeting.
4.2 Any individual who is eighteen (18) years of age or older, who has the power under law to contract, who is a voting Member of the Association in good standing is eligible for election as a Director.
4.4 Any nomination of an individual for election must be supported by a Member, must include the written consent of the nominee, and must be submitted to the MLA office fourteen (14) days prior to the Annual Meeting. Should there be no eligible nominee for a given position on the Board of Directors at an Annual General Meeting, nominations will be accepted from the floor.
4.6 The President and the directors at large will serve terms of two years. All Directors will hold office until their successors have been duly elected in accordance with these Bylaws, unless they resign, are removed from, or vacate their office. Directors will be eligible for re-election as Directors. In order to be eligible for election as President, an individual must have been a member of the Board of Directors for no less than one (1) full year within the previous two (2) years.
8.2 Notice of any proposed amendment or alteration to be brought to a vote before the voting membership must be submitted in writing to the Manitoba Lacrosse Association office at least fourteen (14) days prior to the date of the meeting at which such amendment is to be submitted. Proposed amendments or alterations will be circulated to all Members seven (7) days prior to the meeting.

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