Membership Categories

During the off season, the Executive Board, led by Jerry Stoopack, has been reviewing our constitution, specifically the categories of membership. The existing categories in Article III-Membership of the chapter’s constitution do not correspond with the categories in NISOA policy.

The Board prepared a new membership article which will be presented at the annual rules interpretation meeting. According to our constitution, if this revision is accepted as proposed, a general vote will occur at the September 5 chapter business meeting. The new membership article is now available for review. A summary of the changes follows:

Summary of Changes

Active Members

  • Clarifies business meeting requirements to conform with NISOA policy. Members who attend the NY Metro ISOA mandatory rules interpretation meeting are not affected by the revision. Active members who attend another chapter’s rules interpretation meeting must attend 3 regularly scheduled business meetings.
  • Incorporates the NISOA requirement to complete and pass the fitness test.
  • “Probationary” status is clarified. Probationary members are active members.

Associate Members

A new category for anyone interested in soccer and the welfare of the chapter.

Life Membership

While Life Membership may only be awarded by NISOA, this new clause clarifies the status of Life Members within the chapter.

Affiliate Membership

A new category for members who do not officiate intercollegiate soccer but still serve the chapter as an assessor. This will allow the Executive Board to set a reduced fee structure and help retain our cadre of assessors.

Inactive Membership

This is a new category for members who wish to take a leave of absence from officiating for any reason. Members must petition the Executive Board to request inactive status for a period not to exceed one year. This status allows members to retain their NISOA and chapter affiliation while being excused from the meeting attendance, rules testing and fitness test requirements of an active member in good standing. Inactive members shall not have the right to vote.

Members who request inactive status after the chapter submits the roster for the following year (December 1) will not be entitled to a NISOA or chapter dues refund.

The Executive Board may require an on field assessment or medical evaluation for inactive members who wish to regain active status.

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4 Comments so far

  1. Bob Soskis says:

    Looks fine to me. Many thanks to Jerry for all of his hard work!

  2. Jim Memos says:

    Sounds reasonably fair to me. Jerry always seems to be doing some time of research. Way to go. Keep up the good work…………..

  3. John Puglisi says:

    Voting ballots were emailed to chapter members who were not present at the September 5 business meeting. If you did not attend the meeting AND did not receive an email with voting instructions, please leave a comment here. Thanks.

  4. John Puglisi says:

    Voting has closed on the constitutional amendment. There were a total of 68 ‘yes’ votes (38 at the September 5 business meeting and 30 online votes) against 7 ‘no’ votes (all online votes). The amendment has passed and a new conformed copy of the constitution has been posted on the web site.