|Colonies Zone Dorothy Donnelly Service Award|
To Chirs & Heather Stevenson
During the annual USMS convenion in September, Chris Stevenson and wife Heather received the zone's Dorothy Donnelly Service Award. The Virginia LMSC duo have volunteered their time in positions such as local record keepers, Webmaster, legal counseler, and Zone Meet Directors. Chris has also been active on the national scene as past chair of the Records & Tabulation Committee, and now national Vice President of Local Operations. Congratulations to both.
Past Recipients of the Colonies Zone Dot Donnelly Award.
Zone Championships Awarded
During the annual zone meeting at the USMS convention, the delegates selected meets for the 2015 zone championships. George Mason University will again host the Short Course Yards Championship on April 10-12 in Fairfax, Virginia.
The short course meters championship meet will be hosted in two locations simultaneously with results from both locations combined, a first. The southern venue will be the Freedom Center at George Mason University in Manassas, VA while the northern site will be Boston University, Boston, MA. More information will be available at a later date.
Director For Colonies Zone Election
|The election for all USMS Board of Directors will be held during the Annual Meeting of the House of Delegates at the annual convention, September 17-20. The At-Large Directors are elected to represent each of the zones. This year, there are two candidates running for the director position from Colonies Zone.|
David Diehl and Roberta Saint-Amour have been nominated and certified as eligible. In addition, nominations can be made and accepted from the floor during the convention.
Each candidate's nomination packet is available for review prior to the convention.
David Diehl information
Roberta Saint-Amour information
Dorothy Donnelly Award Nominations Accepted
Each year the Colonies Zone presents the Dorothy Donnelly Award in recognition of service to Masters swimming. We hope to receive at least one nomination from each of the LMSCs within the Zone. There are many individuals that volunteer for the benefit of us swimmers and thus deserve to be recognized and thanked for it. Please consider submitting a nomination of someone that you believe should be recognized. Nominations are due by September 1.
USMS Director Nominations Open
Elections for eight at-large directors of U.S. Masters Swimming will take place in September. One at-large director is elected from each of the eight USMS zones. Nomination deadline for Colonies Zone has been extended to May 31, 2014. Nomination packets may be obtained from the Election page of the USMS website or by contacting Elections Chair Cheryl Gettelfinger.
The role of the Board of Directors is described in USMS Organization and Bylaws Article 506. The board and by extension, board members, are responsible for keeping USMS on mission. The term length is two years, with a two term limit.
The U.S. Masters Swimming board of directors is responsible for: 1) monitoring the fiscal and organizational soundness of USMS; 2) providing strategic direction to USMS while keeping the organization's mission and values at the forefront; 3) establishing policies to lead and control the organization; and 4) representing the organization to the public and USMS members.