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Empire GU to Hold All-Union Conference Call on March 3

March 03, 2013
In advance of the 2013 spring season, Empire GU and its Board of Directors will be hosting an All-Union Conference Call on Sunday, March 3, at 9:00p. All Empire GU member clubs and athletes are invited and encouraged to take part.Items of discussion will include a review of the recent USA Rugby Congress and how it relates to Empire GU, and also the Senior Men's competitive structure. All clubs and athletes are invited to submit additional topics for discussion. Proposed topic..

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Finance Report Call Hosted by Empire GU - Feb. 26

February 26, 2013
To make a Financial Report and review important topics as they relate to the membership, Empire GU will hold a Finance Call on Tuesday, February 26, at 8:30p. Mike Crafton, VP of Finance, will host the call.Member clubs are requested to limit themselves to one (1) representative for the call.Items of discussion will include:1.  Finance Update - MetNY land sale finalized, current account balances (MetNY and Empire) (~5 minutes)2.  Update to proposed operati..

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NRU Squad Claims USA Sevens Championship

February 10, 2013
The Northeast Legends landed in Las Vegas on Wednesday, February 6, not knowing what to expect from the Aces division at the USA Sevens in Las Vegas. So they went about their business as usual - the team got a great training session in late afternoon, followed by a tremendous team dinner. They looked ready for three days of competitive rugby.The squad prepared the way they always do with an early morning blowout in the parking lot of The Sunset Station. The Blowout is a 30-minute workout co..

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Empire Rugby Football Union Appoints New Administrator

February 06, 2013
Empire Rugby Football Union Appoints New AdministratorJ.C. Whipple Will Manage Daily Operations in New PositionFor Immediate Release:  February 6, 2013
Contact:  Renee Ovrut | empiregu@gmail.comNEW YORK, NY – Empire Rugby Football Union (Empire RFU) announced it has appointed J.C. Whipple as Union Administrator. The announcement was made by Renee Ovrut, President of Empire RFU. Whipple will oversee day-to-day operations of the Union, facil..

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Empire GU AGM Agenda and Documents

November 30, 2012
The first Empire GU AGM will be held this Sunday, December 2nd at 11am.  The location is Xavier High School in NYC, 30 West 16th St., between 5th and 6th avenues).We will offer a dial-in number, but cannot promise that the confence call will be an ideal way to participate in the AGM (i.e. clarity of call), so anyone wishing to hear info is encouraged to attend in person. Dial in: 800.920.7487 Meeting Code: 424 75 897 The AGM Agenda can be found here. We will upload other documents..

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Empire GU AGM Announced 12/2

November 07, 2012
The Empire GU AGM will held on Sunday, December 2nd at 11am at Xavier High School in NYC. Xavier is located at 30 West 16th Street, between 5th and 6th Avenues. ALL CLUB TEAMS are expected to send a club representative. If you absolutely cannot attend, you can send a proxy vote with another team, but you must let the GU know no later than November 25th. Colleges are asked to attend, but it's not mandatory. A separate AGM will be held for college teams.We will send out an agenda ASAP. All p..

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Empire GU Play Off Schedules

October 16, 2012
Empire GU Play Off SchedulesShortcutsUpstate Men's Collegiate D2 Upstate Women's Collegiate D2 Downstate Men's NSCRODownstate Women's NSCROUpstate Men's NSCROUpstate Women's NSCRO  Men's D3 North Date HomeAway  Comment Winner  10/20/2012  South Buffalo Rochester Colonials D3 North Playoffs   Cortland Homer Ken-Ton 10/27/2012 South Buffalo Ken-Ton D3 North Final South Buffalo (37-7)  Cortland Homer..

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CIPP Registration Open

August 16, 2012
CIPP registration has opened! The easiest way to CIPP is go to www.usarugby.org and click on the "join rugby" in the top left corner, then go from there. So, now that we're a GU, the dues structure has changed. Clubs will no longer be paying Union dues, but rather each individual player will pay a proportion of Union dues. This fee is set at $45/person for men/women senior clubs. When you CIPP, your total will be $90 and $45 of that will come back to the EmpireGU, as Union dues. Colleges w..

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Coaches Wanted at SUNY Maritime

August 15, 2012
SUNY Maritime College Varsity Rugby is looking for a certified Coach for its Fall season. $5k for Head Coach $3K for Asst Coach. Practices evenings Tuesday and Thursday's 8:30 PM to 10:00PM games on Sunday's 1 PM. Anyone interested please see vacancy listed with human resources www.sunymaritime.edu and apply according to instructions.

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Referee certification courses

July 21, 2012
There are two upcoming Referee certification courses. August 4th in Parsippany, NJ and August 25th at Hamilton College in Clinton, NY. Information for the August 4th course is below and you can follow the instructions for On Line registration to find out more details or register for either course. All clubs should have a member who is a certified referee. As a reminder, the referee societies (RRSNY and NYSRRS) may give higher priority for referee assignments to clubs that have an active refer..

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