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HOUSTON SOUTHWEST SOCCER OFFICIALS ASSOCIATION
The Houston TASO Chapter of High School Soccer Officials


HSSOA Board of Directors Enact Emergency Powers

On Tuesday, March 18, 2020, the HSSOA Board of Directors voted to enact Emergency Powers in order to be able to continue to conduct the business of the Chapter and to ensure a smooth, fair and orderly election process for Chapter Officers and voting for proposed By-law revisions. This action is also being taken to ensure that we do our part as a Chapter to keep our members safe while we carry out the management duties of the Chapter.

The Chapter Meeting that was scheduled to be held on May 27, 2020, is cancelled. Chapter Meetings for the 2020-2021 season have been suspended until government officials have given the approval to meet in large groups and until such time as the Chapter is able to provide a safe environment in which Chapter Members can meet.

While Emergency Powers are in effect, the following measures are in place:

  • Notification timelines for all meetings have been waived;
  • Current outgoing Officers (Secretary, Treasurer, VP of Scheduling, Area Rep – North, Area Rep – Central and Area Rep – South) will continue their service until the new 2020-2021 Board Officers have been elected and seated, but not longer than July 31, 2020;
  • The Limitation of Service for Elected Officers is suspended;
  • Voting on By-law Amendments, Alterations and Repeals will be conducted electronically through the TASO Membership Portal. This event has been tentatively scheduled to occur during the week of June 8 – June 12. All Members in good standing, as of May 31, 2020, will have five (5) days to cast their respective vote;
  • Notification timelines for proposed By-law Amendments, Alterations and Repeals have been waived;
  • Officer Elections will be conducted electronically through the TASO Membership Portal. This event has been tentatively scheduled to occur during the week of July 6 – July 9. All Members in good standing, as of May 31, 2020, will have five (5) days to cast their respective vote.
  • The Names of Candidates for Elected Officer positions must be submitted to a member of the Nomination Committee by June 30, 2020. The Nomination Committee members’ names will be published to Chapter Members through Game Officials or the HSSOA website, or both;
  • Emergency Powers shall be in effect until July 31, 2020 or until the new Board Officers have been elected and announced to the Chapter Membership, whichever comes first.

Despite the fact that our season was cut short, many of you still managed to make a positive impact in the lives of so many student athletes and coaches because of your professionalism, knowledge and preparedness.

We still need you to help with one more initiative before you check out, it is vitally important that you participate in the By-law Revision Vote on June 8 – June 12 AND the Officer Elections on July 6 – July 9. More information will be coming out soon on these events.

On behalf of the Board of Directors, I want to thank each of you for your hard work and dedication this year.

Have a safe and enjoyable Memorial Day Weekend!

Britton Coffman,President, Houston Southwest Soccer Officials Association

Upcoming Meetings & Events

Voting on By-law Amendments

Voting on By-law Amendments will be conducted electronically through the TASO Membership Portal. Tentatively scheduled to occur during the week of June 8 – June 12. All Members in good standing, as of May 31, 2020 will have five (5) days to cast their respective vote.

Candidate Nomination Deadline

The Names of Candidates for Elected Officer positions must be submitted to a member of the Nomination Committee by June 30, 2020. The Nomination Committee members’ names will be published to Chapter Members through Game Officials or the HSSOA website, or both.

Officer Elections

Officer Elections will be conducted electronically through the TASO Membership Portal.Tentatively scheduled to occur during the week of July 6 – July 9. All Members in good standing, as of May 31, 2020, will have five (5) days to cast their respective vote.

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