2017 CMSRA Board

President - Ken Seyer
Vice President - Silas Atagana
Secretary - Michael Menning
Treasurer - Angie Gatts
Chief of Referees - Rick Hess
Member at Large -  Brad Meister
Member at Large - Dal DuBois


2017 Elections 

The 2017 Elections are upon us! This is a big year for CMSRA, and we're excited to get new folks involved to make sure we're fulfilling our mission, and doing our best to serve soccer referees in Central Missouri.

Here are a few things that might be helpful as you prepare your nominations for the 2017 board:

Positions

The board consists of seven members. Below are quick descriptions of what the different roles do... and you can click here to view the current board.

President - Oversees CMSRA and the Executive Board.
Vice President - Acts as a liaison between CMSRA and other organizations.
Secretary - Keeps records of all CMSRA decisions and correspondence. 
TreasurerOversees all CMSRA financial matters.
Chief of Referees - Responsible for referee training and recruitment.
2x Member at Large -  Fulfills duties designated by the Executive Board. 

Terms

Each position servers a one year term. This year, it'll run from March 1st, 2017 to February 28th, 2018. The current board meets about six times per year, as well as various other membership activities. You should expect to spend about five hours per week working on CMSRA matters.

Rules

  • Elections will conclude on February 28th. The new board will technically take effect immediatley, but the old board is going to stick around and help with the transition (since we're a bit late.)
  • Board members are expected to be full dues paying members.
  • Board members can live anywhere in Central Missouri. In fact, having folks not in Columbia is a huge asset.

General Info

  • You'll probably want to check out our bylaws to understand more. They're available on our documents page.
  • You'll also probably want to review the notes from our last membership meeting. We talked about the different options for the association going forward, and it might give you an idea of who to nominate.
  • All voting will be done electronically. Voting will take place the week of February 20th.
  • Only members in good standing can vote. Not sure if you're a member? Email kyle@cmsra.org to double check.

Nominees

(Sorted alphabetically by last name.)

President

Sean Hollrah, Columbia

My main goal would be to continue to move CMSRA forward in a positive direction by working to improve opportunities for registered soccer officials in Central Missouri.

(Nominated multiple times. If elected to office, will be appointed to highest ranking office and removed from other races.)

Erica Ramirez, Columbia

I want to see a stronger number of youth referees who grow within the program, foster mentoring opportunities, and network within the state for appropriate level training and games.

Ken Seyer, Jefferson City

I would like to see the CMSRA focus on high school officiating.
(Note: will only accept nomination if the elected board wants to shift CMSRA's focus to MSHSAA. Otherwise, will withdraw from consideration.)


Vice President

Silas Atagana, Columbia

I want to focus on the continued devleopment of officials.


Secretary

Andrew Clarke, Columbia

Supporting an active youth recreational league is very important for this region. Competitive soccer is great but engaging young people for the fun and development of the sport is needed.

Michael Menning, Jefferson City

My goal is to represent CMSRA in a professional and positive way and to keep accurate minutes for all board meetings.


Treasurer

Dal DuBois, Jefferson City

I would do whatever I can in order to help the organization, mentor other referees, and continue to referee to my best ability for the integrity of the game.

(Nominated multiple times. If elected to office, will be appointed to highest ranking office and removed from other races.)

Angie Gatts, Columbia

As treasurer of the CMSRA, I would serve the referee community with honesty, integrity, and timely payments.  


Chief of Referees

Rick Hess, Columbia

I'd like to help with the establishment of the new bylaws.
(Note: will only accept nomination if the elected board wants to shift CMSRA's focus to MSHSAA. 
Otherwise, will withdraw from consideration.)

Andy McKee, Fulton

I will help with assisting and supporting the newer officials; being a liaison between coaches, administrators and officials; and maintaining the high standard of officiating that this association is known for.

Jenni Rabenau, Cook Station

If elected, I will recruit, advise, and assist referees to develop and strengthen skills, encourage professionalism, and cultivate rapport among them.

(Nominated multiple times. If elected to office, will be appointed to highest ranking office and removed from other races.)


Member at Large (x2)

Dal DuBois, Jefferson City

I would do whatever I can in order to help the organization, mentor other referees, and continue to referee to my best ability for the integrity of the game.

(Nominated multiple times. If elected to office, will be appointed to highest ranking office and removed from other races.)

T.J. Higgins, Columbia

If elected, I will help CMSRA in whatever ways are necessary, whether that is helping at events or talking to newer referees. I believe that a strong CMSRA is a great resource for referees.

Sean Hollrah, Columbia

My main goal would be to continue to move CMSRA forward in a positive direction by working to improve opportunities for registered soccer officials in Central Missouri.

(Nominated multiple times. If elected to office, will be appointed to highest ranking office and removed from other races.)

Martin Katz, Columbia

I would like to see youth soccer grow back to its glory days when I was coaching my kids. I would like to work with Sporting Columbia and Upward soccer to see what we can do to facilitate this.

Brad Meister, Columbia

I believe that our focus for this year is for CMSRA to gain stability.  We need to find a way to entice youngsters to become referees because I dont think they realize that this is an opportunity.    

Jonathan Pund, Columbia

I want to be a representative of the referee community to the board, in order to assist in seeing the association into the next phase. 

Jenni Rabenau, Cook Station

If elected, I will recruit, advise, and assist referees to develop and strengthen skills, encourage professionalism, and cultivate rapport among them.

(Nominated multiple times. If elected to office, will be appointed to highest ranking office and removed from other races.)