Saturday, 20 August 2016

Time to get your nominations in - deadline 1 November 2016

The positions available at the 2016 Annual General Meeting may be found on

As you will  no doubt notice, MSSA has publicised the positions since March 2016 so that everybody is aware of such.
Any full-paid-up Registered Player is able to stand for any position as long as a member club nominates such player,  and another member club seconds such nomination.

There is no doubt that the 2016 MSSA Annual General Meeting to be held on 4 December 2016 will be an exciting affair.

Not only will there be some important proposed changes to the Constitution apropos ensuring gender equity, but a number of the positions on the Management Board will be up for grabs.

The positions up for  election are:

  1. President
  2. 1st  Vice-President (in charge  of development)
  3. 2nd vice-president (in charge of umpiring)
  4. Board gaming representative
  5. Card gaming representative
  6. eSports representative
  7. National Schools Director
  8. Women's desk
  9. Legal adviser
  10. Representative for gamers who are differently abled
  11. General Secretary
Positions not eligible for election in 2016 are:
  1. 3rd Vice President (in charge of events)
  2. Figure gaming representative
  3. Player's representative
Thus the 2016 elections will be more than interesting.
Positions for all Regional and provincial Directors also become available.

It should be noted that no person may be elected into more than one position.

Never before have so many positions become available at the same time.

There is no doubt that the committee has worked well over  the past number of years, and it will indeed be interesting to again see democracy at work.

As it can be  seen from the above, MSSA does not hold truck with 'succession plans', but instead trusts entirely on its membership applying its mind and electing the right people to further promote gaming in South Africa.

Who will go, and who will stay, that is indeed the question.

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