2019 EGU Annual General Meeting

  • May 01,2019

Meeting will be held July 14 via Virtual Meeting

Empire GU will hold its Annual General Meeting (AGM) on Sunday, July 14, 2019, at 7:30pm via virtual meeting. Meeting details are as follows:

2019 EGU Annual General Meeting (AGM)
Sun, Jul 14, 2018 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM EDT
Web Link: https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/597169941
Dial-In: +1 (872) 240-3212
Access Code: 597-169-941

Clubs are REQUIRED to RSVP for the AGM no later than 5p July 11. Clubs which do not RSVP are considered to be not in good standing by Empire GU's Executive Board. Clubs not in good standing are ineligible to vote on Empire GU matters. Per EGU Bylaws, Proxies are not permitted. A quorum is necessary to conduct the business of the AGM (a quorum is defined as one-quarter of the voting members in good-standing).

Per EGU Policy (Policy Manual 4.5: Member Club Participation in EGU Meetings):Each Empire GU-member club is expected to participate in Empire GU Board calls, AGMs and other interactions with the Empire GU Board. The club President (or the club's functional equivalent) is strongly encouraged to directly participate in all appropriate EGU matters, as they serve as the chief officer of their respective club. Should the club President not be available, another person may be designated. If a club chooses to have another individual other than its President (or functional equivalent) speak on its behalf, that other person (including their name, CIPP number and club title) must be communicated to the Empire GU Board, in advance of the respective meeting.

Please include Club Name, Voting Member Name and CIPP#, to info@empiregurugby.com. Deadline to RSVP is 5p July 11.

Board Seats for Vote in 2019 

VP Operations

Rich Gallina is the incumbent and is seeking re-election

Terence Li is seeking the seat

VP Governance

Gary Heaver is the incumbent and is seeking re-election

VP Finance
Craig Gridelli is seeking the seat

Richard Price is seeking the seat

ED Sevens

Rosalie MacGowan is the incumbent and is seeking re-election

Board Seats Open in 2020 


VP Communications

ED Women

ED Men

ED Referees: The Executive Director of Referees is appointed by the Rugby Referee Society of New York and represents the interest of the Referees Societies of RRSNY and NYSRRS on the Executive Committee.


Empire GU
Annual General Meeting Sunday, July 14, 2019


1. Call to Order

2. Roll Call


3. President’s Report
* Annual Report
* Administrator Review


4. Financial Report (VP Finance) / Director Reports


5. Proposed / Pending EGU Policies 

* Bylaw Review / Vote

Proposed Bylaw Amendment (from Gary Heavner, Old Blue):

* Added as the last and separate paragraph to section 5.01.2:

Upon prior notice to the member and the full Executive Committee, any Executive Committee member may be removed from their position, for missing two or more consecutive Executive Committee Meetings without good cause, upon a simple majority vote by the Executive Committee.


6. Election of Board Officers  
* VP Operations
* VP Finance
* VP Governance

* ED Sevens

7. Review / Vote on Applications of New Clubs
* Greenwich
* Union Women


8. New Business

9. Adjournment