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Mid-America Union DEI Nominations

This posting is to be shared with all team members to ensure all players have equal opportunities to apply for the DEI representative for the Mid-America Rugby Union.

 

Mid-America Rugby Union is looking for their inaugural DEI representative on the board.

 

The job description, as stated in the bylaws, is as follows.

Shall oversee that all Union policy and procedures are as inclusive as possible for all Union members and that they align with the Senior Club Council, National DE&I, Youth and High School Council, and College Council. They will oversee a committee, as needed and approved by the board, to lead DE&I initiatives in the Union.   They will collaborate with the Discipline chair on all matters that include grievances based on race, religious beliefs, gender identity, sexuality etc to ensure that all aspects of the situation are addressed by the Union.

 

All nominations need to be submitted via the linked google form.    All nominations must include a Resume to be considered.

 

https://forms.gle/FcsD4k5K2ZDARWz57

 

Nomination forms are due to the Mid-America Rugby Union Board by 9/15/2021 at 5pm.    

 

If you have any questions please contact Nichole Reiske at nereiske@gmail.com

 

Return to Play Fall 2021

In order for the match to be “sanctioned” it must meet the below criteria: 

Participating Teams must be registered with USAR ( club , players, coaches ) - this is a liability issue and will be no exceptions!

  •  All Teams in a match must be in Stage 5 of ‘Return to Play’ 
  • A team in a State / Region not allowing Stage 5 of Return to Play, may not travel to another area and play !  
  • All compliance documentation must be approved to the applicable Men’s / Women's  Executive Director prior to referee assignments. 
  • Match Official must be obtained by contacting GU Director and MARRS. ‘Home Club  referees’ will not be compensated unless assigned by MARRS! 
  • Return to play protocols and Safety measure must be adhered to. 
  • https://assets.usarugby.org/docs/medical/USAR-R2P.pdf?v=1615758199317

College  Men's and Women’s clubs should follow their college's guidance and Division regulations.

Coaches and Administrators should take the Covid-19 World Rugby Course ( not  required as yet ) https://playerwelfare.worldrugby.org/index.php

Senior Club Rugby Council Executive Committee Elections

Based on the most current Diversity Data the committee should strive to mirror the latest years demographics

1. Executive Committee Officers & Senior Club Rugby Director on the USA Board of Directors (TORs referenced here for job descriptions - https://drive.google.com/file/d/1iZbaLNBnQCO2xShyIgJimEnMWS8momsj/view?usp=sha ring)

Now accepting Nominations for these positions via this form (a position statement from the nominee & a CV are required to complete this form) https://forms.gle/7aak6vLL1C6AXjoa8

Only Senior Club Rugby Union Representatives are eligible for these positions. Each Union’s president will represent their Union on the Council unless the Union’s bylaws or operating rules designate another representative

Nominations are now open and will close on August 24

If you have questions for these candidates, they may be submitted here: https://forms.gle/y5hPiTrUkSg9BGkZ9

These questions will be presented to the candidates on 8/25.

This will provide them an opportunity to review prior to the AGM on 8/29/2021. At this meeting voting will open for 48H at which time the winners will be announced via email to the Senior Club Rugby Union Representatives for distribution. We will utilize rank choice voting, in that each union will vote for their top 4 representatives in case there is a tie. Votes will be weighted based on Union size

2. Executive Committee Chairs Now accepting Nominations for these positions via this form (a position statement from the nominee & a CV are required to complete this form) https://forms.gle/n4RvHH5WC3V6iCFa7

Nominations are now open and will close on September 10. Anyone may be nominated and may apply.

If you have questions for these candidates, they may be submitted here: https://forms.gle/y5hPiTrUkSg9BGkZ9

These questions will be presented to the candidates. This will provide them an opportunity to review prior to the interviews set up by the sub-committee created to interview for each chair position. If committee specific questions are asked, the same questions will be asked of each candidate. The sub committee will create a report of verbal responses and report it back to the full Senior Club Council. Voting will open after this presentation at the next regularly scheduled meeting. At this meeting voting will open for 48H at which time the winners will be announced via email to the Senior Club Rugby Union Representatives for distribution. We will utilize rank choice voting, in that each union will vote for their top 4 representatives in case there is a tie. Votes will be weighted based on Union size

Questions regarding this process can be directed to Kerri O’Malley, president@floridarugby.org, or Nichole Reiske, nereiske@gmail.com

How to register your Mid-America GU Club

How to register your Mid-America GU Club

You must first email the following information to Sean Cox so that your club can be set up with an Admin!!!!

email : scotchcox@yahoo.com

1) Club Name

2) Administrators name for club ( full name )

3) Admin User Name ( what they would like the Username to appear as )

4) Email for administrator

These will be set up as they come in so that clubs can register. Once that is done clubs can follow the directions below to register. Please allow 24 hours for this to be entered.

For TEAM REGISTRATION To register your team(s) for the new season:

1. Login to your Sportlomo account (Sportlomo Sports Manager ) this is where you need the Admin username and Password 

2. Under “Events,” select “Purchase Events”

3. Select USA RUGBY TEAM AFFILIATION FEES “Buy,” and then Continue (this will show as a $0 fee)

4. Enter in your information, and select Save

5. Enter in the quantities for each team you are registering ($50/team) and select Calculate Cost

6. Enter in your teams name, and select Save

7. Complete your billing details, and select Save