posted Jan 4, 2011, 12:19 AM by Tyler Durden
doubt exists that reform of the ASA is needed I would like to present
the following mini timeline.
- ASA members
submit petition to current ASA Board requesting SGM
- Current ASA
Board files application with courts seeking to delay
the AGM and argues for not calling the SGM as per members petition
submitted 6/7 Dec.
Tilleman delays his decision
and asks for members to submit affidavits stating their opinions
regarding the ASA application.
- 6 affidavits
are filed with the courts.
of the affidavits contains a copy of a second SGM petition by the
membership. This second petition is slightly different than the first
petition in that it contains what appears to be an attempt at
compromise apparently at the suggestion of Justice Tilleman. This
petition is looking to have the SGM the day before the scheduled AGM
rather than 2 1/2 weeks before the AGM. Additionally, the
removed any potentially inflammatory accusations and removes the
request that the SGM be open to the public.
- The current
ASA Board issues Discipline Hearing Notices to 3 member districts;
CASA, EDSA and Sunny South. The hearing date is set for Jan
The actions of Dec 28 by the current ASA Board is such a blatant
attempt at manipulating the democratic process of the membership that
it boggles the mind. The hearing notices are sent out after the second
SGM petition and the hearing date is set to be before the date of the
SGM, what other conclusion can be drawn?
Both sides have stated that the ASA needs to move forward and start
fulfilling its mandate to further soccer in the province. This is not
going to happen unless the membership has confidence in its board. It
is not going to happen until the board is cleansed of all those who
have participated in the current dispute.
Stop the games, the word smithing and the vote rigging and give the
membership the SGM they have petitioned for and lets start the process
of getting back on track.
In its letter of Dec 8th that was posted on the albertasoccer.com
website the ASA board of Directors asked that they be contacted with
any questions or concerns you might have. Take them up on this offer
and send an email to the ASA Board care of the Executive Director
Richard Adams at email@example.com.
It is time for those
who have been quiet to start voicing their concerns and opinions.