Phone: 519-979-9254

Address: 9655 McHugh
              Windsor ON
              N8P 0A8

Office Staff:

District Registrar: Allison Donais (allisondonais@live.ca)

Assistant: Alec Caille

How to become a member:

Membership Registration Form

Article 4 MEMBERSHIP

There are four (4) classes of Membership:

4.1 Active Membership

4.1.1 Active Membership shall be open to clubs that meet the following criteria:

a) are properly constituted soccer clubs,

b) have their headquarters in the District, and

c) operate within defined boundaries as set out in the Rules & Regulations

4.1.2 All Clubs shall have a Constitution which meets the minimum requirements for a Club Constitution in accordance with The OSA’s published rules.

4.1.3 A Club which meets The OSA’s definition of:

a) a professional club which operates professional team(s) only

b) a club which operates both professional and amateur teams

c) a social club

d) a service club

e) a club operated by a municipality

f) a club operated by a facility

g) a club running a senior recreational league

h) a for-profit club

may apply in writing for an exemption from any minimum requirement for a Club Constitution, subject to the approval of the Board of Directors of both the District Association and The OSA.

4.2 Associate Membership

4.2.1 Associate Membership shall be open to the following organizations which support the objectives of, and operate within, the District Association:

a) leagues governed by the District Association including:

i) District Leagues

ii) Multi-Jurisdictional Club Leagues

b) leagues mandated by The OSA published rules, including:

i) Regional Leagues

ii) Multi-Jurisdictional District Leagues

c) other organizations which operate soccer programmes including, but not limited, to:

i) soccer camps, schools or academies

ii) school boards

iii) colleges

iv) universities

v) referee associations

vi) coach associations

4.2.2 In order to be eligible for Associate Membership in the District Association, a League must have a By-Law or Constitution which is in full compliance with the minimum requirements for a League By-Law as defined in The OSA’s League Policy 4.3, by no later than the District Association’s Annual General Meeting immediately following September 1, 2006.

4.3 Honourary Membership

4.3.1 The Board of Directors may confer a Honourary Membership upon an organization or a person for a period of time.

4.3.2 Honourary Members are afforded all rights of Membership and shall have a voice but no vote at a general meeting of the District Association.

4.4 Life Membership

4.4.1 The Board of Directors may confer a Life Membership upon a person.

4.4.2 Life Members are afforded all rights of Membership and shall have a voice but no vote at a general meeting of the District Association.

4.4.3 No incumbent officer of the District Association shall be eligible for Life Membership.

4.4.4 No Life Member shall be eligible for nomination to elective office.

4.5 Membership Fees

4.5.1 Except where mandated by The OSA published rules, the annual Membership fees shall be set by the Board of Directors and ratified by the Membership at a general meeting of the District Association (refer to the Schedule of Fees).

5.4.2 Membership fees are non-refundable.

4.6 Player Registration Fees

4.6.1 Members shall be required to pay player registration fees which shall be set by the Board of Directors and ratified by the Membership at a general meeting of the District Association (refer to the Schedule of Fees).

4.7 Approval of New Members

4.7.1 A Club shall be accepted into Active Membership upon:

a) submitting an application form, a copy of the applicant’s current Constitution, a list of current officers, and Membership fees, and

b) obtaining the approval of the District Association Board of Directors

4.7.2 A League shall be accepted into Associate Membership upon:

a) submitting an application form, a copy of the applicant’s current Constitution, a list of current officers, and Membership fees, and

b) obtaining the approval of the District Association Board of Directors

4.7.3 Any other organization that is eligible for the Associate Membership as set out in the Article 4.2, shall be accepted into Associate Membership upon:

a) submitting an application form along with any other required documents and Membership fees, and

b) obtaining the approval of the District Association Board of Directors, where applicable

4.8 Membership Renewal

4.8.1 Active Members shall apply for renewal of their Membership by submitting an application form together with a copy of the applicant’s current Constitution, a list of current Officers, and an audited Financial Statement along with the Membership fees to the District Association prior to the Annual General Meeting and as set out in the Rules & Regulations.

4.8.2 Associate Members shall apply for renewal of their Membership by submitting an application form along with the Membership fees to the District Association prior to the Annual General Meeting and as set out in the Rules & Regulations. Associate Members who are properly constituted soccer Leagues, are also required to submit a copy of the applicant’s current Constitution, a list of current Officers, and an audited Financial Statement, as required by The OSA’s published rules.

4.8.3 All Members indebted to the District Association on the first (1st) day of December in each year shall be notified by regular mail, e-mail or fax of the amount of their obligation and if same is not paid by the first (1st) day of January, their Membership shall cease but may be reinstated by the District Association Board of Directors upon payment of amounts owing in full, including accrued interest where applicable, and Membership reinstatement fee as set out in the Schedule of Fees.

4.8.4 Subject to the above conditions, renewal of Active and/or Associate Membership shall be automatic and does not require the approval of the Board of Directors.

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