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2020-Mar-22
UPDATES FROM THE LEAGUE ... TO CAPTAINS/ADMINS

All team captains/admins are reminded:

- the virtual AGM will occur 01-Apr; meeting coordinates will be emailed to you (no later than 48 hours in advance of that meeting's 7:00pm start time).

- no fees whatsoever are due until 01-May-2020 at the earliest; i.e., even that date could change as more COVID-19 information is made known in the coming days/weeks.

- to please submit your team's AGM voting proxy sheet (asap). Five teams already have provided a response to each of the three voting questions. The advance responses are very much appreciated as it allows the Executive Team to validate some of the proposed planning assumptions and details.

Thanks,

John Schiebel

PS- The "virtual AGM" will be scheduled for one hour; a very brief presentation package will be spoken to during that meeting; that package will also be circulated at least 48 hours in advance of the meeting.

That package makes it clear that the MTFL Executive, players and key stakeholders are all hoping for the best ... which would be a return to an "all clear" to play mentality.  Unfortunately, we must continue to monitor/assess things "COVID-19" and this is why the league also wishes to stay in touch as to ensure that, should it be possible to play, everyone can ramp up to play with as little delay as reasonable towards the possibility of some sort of regular and play-off game based schedule that could be offered this year.

That being said the package also makes is clear that there is a final date at which the MTFL Executive feels the monitor/assessing and planning for a season will be terminated for this year ... if, in fact, "no all clear" signal is reasonably expected. For example, the league only operates between late May and early Sep year-over-year.  That will not change ... due to what the league feels are, in fact, well known desires or contraints of all the key stakeholders -- for all recent years. Thus at some point, a decision for "no season this year" will be made if the cirumstances for such are obvious, etc.




2020-Mar-17
AGM VOTING SHEET PROXY FORMS HAVE BEEN SENT TO TEAM CAPTAINS.

Team Captains,

Please return your completed proxy voting sheet no later than 7:00pm 01-Apr-2020.

Next, the on-line webinar/meeting coordinates for the 01-Apr-2020 virtual AGM will be provided to team captains shortly; please, only one "rep" per team (to dial in).

Next, all teams are to continue planning for an "all clear" signal; 

e.g., outreach to team members and monitor/determine their availability for play. Also consider collecting monies from team members to be ready to pay the league (and KARELO insurance) when asked. For example, at this time the league is suggesting that team registration fees will be due ~01-May-2020.

Thanks

John Schiebel

PS-1 ... any questions please email the league.

PS-2 ... team fee this year is $1800 (with a further $150 to go on your credit card to KARELO). 

PS-3 ... neither payment is due yet; please only ensure you have it ready for when you are asked by the league to pay them.




2020-Mar-13
THE "IN-PERSON" AGM MEETING IS BEING DELAYED.

MTFL Team Captains, Admins and Players,

Due to COVID-19, the City has shut-down access to its public meeting room spaces (for the near term). As such the Annual General Meeting that had been scheduled for 01-Apr-2020 will now be executed as follows:

- proxy forms will be distributed via email this weekend and will include the league's voting issues, each team's response will be due by midnight 01-Apr.

- the intended divisonal allocation will be affirmed 01-Apr.

- team registration fee payment due date will be delayed until 01-May.

- Karelo insurance fee payment due date will be delayed until further notice.

- assuming an all "clear signal" given, AGM will be offered in early May for those wishing to attend in-person with the season beginning no sooner than 3rd week of May (unless it is further delayed by civil authority regulation or guidance, etc.).

Further information will be sent out via email announcements shortly.

Thank-you for your co-operation.

John Schiebel




2020-Mar-09
MTFL AGM WILL BE WEDNESAY 01-APR-2020.

Everyone,

Firstly, a big thank-you to each of the participants and volunteers who came out yesterday afternoon to the league's try-out event. We hope each of you had fun and we will be working hard to find a "match" for everyone who came out (to run through some drills and fun scrimmage match-up).

Next, this year's Annual General Meeting (AGM) will be held on Wednesday 01-Apr-2020; the meeting will start at 7:05pm sharp and is expected to last less than one hour (to complete the main presentation. There will be ample time allocated for questions and answers ... for veteran or new teams alike ... after the main presentation has been completed).

At this time, the league is proposing zero changes to constitution and one ammendment to its disciplinary policies; i.e., only one voting item (other than the vote for executive roles and budget forecast).

Finally, all teams are reminded that team registration fees (of $2000 CDN per team) are due on or before midnight 01-Apr-2020. E-transfer payment perferred. Please use "mtfl-yourteamname" (e.g., "mtfl-bears", "mtfl-aviators" no quotes no spaces as the answer for us to give).  Cash or certified cheque payment at AGM will also be accepted. Teams paying after 01-Apr-2020 will be subject to escalating late charges.

Sincerely,

John Schiebel




2020-Mar-02
SEE YOU THIS SUNDAY AFTERNOON -- LEAGUE NEW PLAYER/TEAM TRYOUT EVENT.

Everyone,

NEW PLAYER TRYOUT NIGHT is happening this Sunday, 08-Mar-2020 at the Paramount Fine Food Centre - Facility 'C' - Field D inside the main centre, (NOT Field 'D' - Dome.) 5500 Rose Cherry Place, Mississauga beginning at 4:30 pm sharp.

Please indicate your intentions/RSVP on our FACEBOOK page (event invite).

Thanks,





ROSTER POLICY
Attention all league members, please be reminded that players may only be registered with one single MTFL team at any one given point it time during any given season.  Players observed/reported playing on two or more teams will be subject to discipline as will the teams implicated as per established league policies.

Team Captains, you are responsible for checking with all your team members to ensure they understand this policy and that they are only playing as a member of your MTFL team.

For further details, please see the 'Teams' section in our Roster Policy.

PLAYER REGISTRATION
Please get all outstanding roster and player waiver information handed to John Schiebel.  Please also verify that your game sheet is correct, for example; names and jersey numbers.  Also please ensure each player listed has completed and signed their waiver form, AND that you have submitted that form to John.