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Proposed Bylaw Change

May 09, 2014
Proposed Bylaw Change A proposed change to the Empire GU Bylaws has been presented by Michael Crafton, EGU President. This notice is per Section 8.04 of the EGU Bylaws.  Current BylawArticle III - Meetings of the MembersSection 3.02. ANNUAL GENERAL MEETINGThe Union will hold an "Annual General Meeting" each year. The Annual General Meeting will be held during the month of December of January. Proposed ChangeArticle III - Meetings of the MembersSection 3.02. ANNUAL GENERA..

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EGU, RRSNY and NYSRRS Partner on Referee Abuse Policies

April 23, 2014
1. Sideline barriers are required to be in place for every match. Referees will be instructed to not start a match without sideline barriers. See the Empire GU sideline barrier policy below which RRSNY / NYSRRS will use at this time for all matches and all leagues. 3. The Referee Societies and EGU recommend teams have a person appointed as a sideline monitor. This person should not be a coach or active player. The role of the sideline monitor is to caution coaches, players and ..

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Northeast ODA to Hold Open Tryouts - May 10 & 11

April 16, 2014
The Northeast Olympic Development Academies (ODA) will be holding open try-outs for all male players aged 18 and over with the Empire (New York) Academy on Saturday, May 10 at the Columbia University facility at Baker Field in New York, check-in 11.30am.The New England Academy (Boston) will follow on Sunday, May 11th with an 11:30am check-in. Players must be pre-registered and the combine will include both standardized athletic testing and live scrimmages. Coaches from both Academies will attend..

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New Board Elections

January 16, 2014
Empire GU has announced the newly-elected Executive Board. There is still a vacancy for the ED Colleges position. If anyone is interested in helping to transition the Colleges to their own respective conferences, that person should make their interest known to the Board.The following board members were elected, with their term set to expire at the next AGM:President: Mike Crafton (Bayonne)VP Operations: Steve Lewis (Old Blue)VP Communications: Robert Mayers (Old Blue)VP Finan..

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Open Seats on Executive Board - ED Sevens, VP Communications

January 12, 2014
To Empire GU Membership, Following the close of business at the AGM, the Empire GU Board learned that two elected Board members were not eligible to stand for election. Sean Horan (ED Sevens) and Robert Mayers (VP Communications) were not CIPPed at the time of the election.  Effective immediately, Sean and Robert are not members of the Executive Board and the positions are open.  According to the GU By-Laws, the Executive Committee, at its n..

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Updated AGM Information

January 08, 2014
Updated AGM InformationRSVP for AGMClubs are REQUIRED to RSVP for the AGM no later than 5p Thursday, Jan 9. Clubs which do not RSVP are considered not in good standing by Empire GU's Executive Board. Clubs not in good standing are ineligible to vote on Empire GU matters. A quorum is necessary to conduct the business of the AGM. A quorum has not been established as yet. Please forward Club Name,Voting Member Name, CIPP number of representative, and whether ..

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Gary Heavner Elected as Congress Rep to USAR Board

November 13, 2013
This past weekend (Nov. 8) in Philadelphia, the USA Rugby Congress and Board of Directors held its semi-annual meeting in connection with the USA Eagles v. New Zealand Maori match.   Empire GU is proud to annouce that Gary Heavner, former Empire GU President, was elected as the next Congress Representative on the Board of Directors.   Gary will serve out the remaining term of the previous Congress Rep to the Board, which concludes at the next semi-annual m..

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Empire GU Board Meeting Rescheduled for Nov. 10

November 03, 2013
This evening's Empire GU Board Meeting has been rescheduled for Sunday, Nov. 10. This is being done so to include a report on the USA Rugby Congress meeting, which will be held around the USA Eagles v New Zealand Maori match  in Philadelphia on Nov. 9. Empire GU membership is invited to review the proposed Board meeting schedule and participation instructions via the Meetings links on EmpireGURugby.com

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High-Performance Clinic for HS & College Rugby Players

October 22, 2013
ATTENTION HIGH SCHOOL & COLLEGE WOMEN AND MEN:Northeast Rugby Olympic Development Academy presents a High-Performance Rugby 7s Clinic for male and female rugby players in high school and college. ** Instruction by ODA Coaches** Two lighted turf fields** Improve your training methods and game strategies** Be seen by coaches from the Olympic Development Academy** Get your team ready for the New York 7s TournamentSunday, November 24, 2013 * 2:30-5:30pmAviator Sports and Events Center, 3159 Flat..

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Empire GU App Launches for iPhone & Android

October 05, 2013
   Empire GU, in partnership with its software provider, Sports Manager, has launched an App for iPhone and Android mobile devices. "Empire GU is excited to launch this fantastic app, in conjunction with Sports Manager," said Renee Ovrut, President of Empire GU. "The interface is easy to use and will allow all followers of Empire GU rugby the ability to access results, table and news in an extremely efficient manner." The Official Empire GU rugby app features LIVE club fixtur..

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