Message from President Anne Cammett
The health and well-being of U.S. Figure Skating’s members are paramount to the organization and have been the guiding principle of the leadership team as it has made difficult decisions to cancel national events and programs due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
The annual Governing Council meeting remains an integral function of the organization and is especially valuable to club leadership. In addition to carrying out essential business of the organization, Governing Council has been a valuable meeting for delegates to socialize and share experiences and best practices.
While Governing Council will be held this year, due to the COVID-19 pandemic resulting in federal, state and local restrictions, it is necessary under the current and foreseeable circumstances to make some changes to allow the meeting to be held and for delegates to safely participate.
Therefore, U.S. Figure Skating’s Board of Directors has postponed Governing Council until May 15-16, 2020. Likewise, rather than conducting the meeting in-person, it has approved conducting a virtual meeting that allows delegates to participate while ensuring a secure platform for voting electronically.
U.S. Figure Skating’s legal counsel, Tom James, has advised a virtual meeting is permissible under provisions of the Colorado Revised Nonprofit Corporation Act and corresponding provisions of the Colorado Corporations and Associations Act and the Uniform Electronic Transactions Act as adopted by the State of Colorado. U.S. Figure Skating parliamentarian Ann Guiberson concurs.
U.S. Figure Skating will be posting on its website notice of the Governing Council meeting, as required by Bylaw Article IX, Section 3.B. and C. The post will provide information about this virtual meeting and the educational seminars that also will be conducted virtually. Please note that one thing that has not changed is that clubs will be required to register delegates or proxies through the Members Only system.
If you have any questions in the interim, please email Kathy Drevs.