Oakville Soccer Club Membership Appoints New Director to Board at 2019 Annual General Meeting

At the Annual General Meeting of the Oakville Soccer Club on Saturday, November 30th, 2019 held at Oakville Town hall, one new Director was elected by the membership. Imdad Ali will join the Board and assume the role of Secretary. Randy Bianchin and Sean O'Brien depart from the Board after serving six years with the Club. Bianchin was the Board's acting President for the last three years. Director Gonzalo Contreras has also left the Board after one year of service. OSC would like to extend its gratitude to all of the departing Board members for their hard work and dedication.

In a Board meeting following the AGM, previous Secretary Abas Kanu was elected by the Directors as President of OSC's Board. Kate Svoboda remains Vice President and Petra Haneberry will move into the position of Treasurer. 

“The  Oakville Soccer Club is pleased to welcome Imdad Ali to the Club's Board of Directors. The Club is extremely proud to boast a volunteer Board who possess such a diverse background and skill set in multiple facets of business and who work so hard to ensure that the Club is providing a positive soccer experience for all,” says Dave Harris, OSC's Executive Director. “We would also like to thank Randy Bianchin, Sean O'Brien and Gonzalo Contreras for their contributions to the Club over their respective tenures. Their service to the Club has been instrumental in continuing the strong governance model that we boast today. The Club wishes nothing but the best for them moving forward." 

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OAKVILLE, ON - The Oakville Soccer Club is proud to announce that Goalkeeper Anika Toth has signed a letter of intent to play for the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). As a future Blazer, Toth will be studying Health Sciences at this NCAA Division I school beginning in July 2020.

Anika is currently attending King's Christian Collegiate in Oakville, ON. A member of the Oakville soccer Club for several years, Toth is currently a U17 playing in the Club’s U21 Women’s program.  Additionally, Anika has played for the Ontario Provincial team as well as the Slovakia Women’s National Football Team numerous times in various competitions.

When asked what influenced her decision to attend UAB, Anika cited the school's strong academic and athletic programs, also noting that the team environment and coaching staff would be a good fit for her as a player. Toth credits her coaches at OSC for helping her to develop by providing her with a competitive environment.

“It was a pleasure coaching Anika at the U21 level,” said Chris Grierson, OSC Senior Technical Director. “Her level of professionalism and work ethic is first class and I am sure UAB will benefit greatly from having her as a part of their team.”

After signing her Letter of Intent, Toth said, "I would like to thank my family and coaches for making this opportunity possible and helping me achieve my goals!"

 Dave Harris, OSC’s Executive Director said of Toth’s signing “On behalf of everyone at the Oakville Soccer Club I am proud to congratulate Anika on such a tremendous accomplishment.  Her hard work, perseverance and dedication to the sport has led her to a top-quality institution where she will no doubt succeed in both sport and academics.  We wish Anika the best of luck moving forward.”

The Oakville Soccer Club wishes Anika all the very best in her future athletic and academic endeavours! We are very proud! #GoOakvilleWild



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About OSC
The Oakville Soccer Club, founded in 1972, is the largest amateur soccer club in Canada, with over 12,000 members coached by over 900 volunteer and professional coaches. OSC is based at its 100,000 square foot indoor soccer facility on Pine Glen Road in North Oakville. The Oakville Soccer Club carries the Gold Standard Award for Club Excellence from Ontario Soccer. OSC’s tradition of excellence includes eight national championships, 55 Ontario Cup winners and a large number of players selected to represent Canada both at national and international levels. OSC is committed to providing a positive soccer experience to all Club members through technical training, encouragement and opportunities for players to advance their soccer and life skills. 

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Notice of 2019 Annual General Meeting

To: All Eligible Members, Oakville Soccer Club

From: Abas Kanu, Secretary, Oakville Soccer Club

Date: October 10, 2019

Re: Notice of Oakville Soccer Club 2019 Annual General Meeting

Dear Member,

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the 2019 Annual General Meeting of the Oakville Soccer Club Inc. will be held at Town Hall, Town of Oakville (1225 Trafalgar Rd., Oakville) on Saturday, November 30, 2019 at 9:00 a.m. for the following purposes:



1)      Call to Order and Opening Remarks 

President, Randy Bianchin

2)      Approval of Guest List

Motion 11-30-01

3)      Review and accept the Minutes of the Previous AGM

Motion 11-30-02

4)      To approve the Financial Statements ended September 30,
2019 and the Auditors' report thereon. Statements to be
made available to members on November 20, 2019 at the
Club office by appointment only during the Club's office                     hours (9:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Monday - Friday)

Motion 11-30-03

5)      To appoint Auditors and to authorize them to fix   
          their remuneration

Motion 11-30-04

6)      To receive Finance, Governance and Discipline Board  
          Committee Reports                                                                            

Motion 11-30-05

7)      2019 Year in Review

Executive Director, Dave Harris

8)      Strategic Plan in Review

Executive Director, Dave Harris

9)      Duly submitted questions from the Membership

President, Randy Bianchin

10)    Election of Directors

Motion 11-30-06

11)    To duly destroy the ballots

Motion 11-30-07

12)    Adjournment

Motion 11-30-08

Please note:

  1. The Oakville Soccer Club office is located at 1520 Pine Glen Road, Oakville, Ontario, L6M 4P4.

  2. In accordance with section 7.6 of the OSC By-Laws, only voting members are entitled to be present at any general meeting of members although the OSC’s auditors, and any other person or entity may attend if required by law, any OSC By-law or the Act or if approved by the Chairperson or by the majority consent of the voting members present. Non voting members may participate on permission of the chairpersons of the meeting or by majority consent of the voting members present.

  3. A voting member is described in section 6.2.1 of the OSC By-Laws. Voting Members (All must be over 18 years of age) shall have one (1) Vote each per ballot and shall include:

a) Members of the Board of Directors of the OSC;
b) The following volunteer officials of the OSC:

* House League convenors
* Representative team and House League team coaches, team officials, managers and assistants (to a maximum of four (4) coaches, team officials, team managers or team assistants per team)
* Voting Committee Members

c) Any other person as admitted to voting membership by resolution of the Board.

d) Life Members - members who have been appointed by the Board for life in recognition of extraordinary contribution to the OSC. Such appointments may be made at any time and at the sole discretion of the Board. Life members are exempt from any registration fees or dues.

Voting members must submit their intention of attending the AGM to the OSC Secretary either by email (secretary@oakvillesoccer.ca) or by dropping off a sealed note at the Oakville Soccer Club office by 12:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 27, 2019. You must include your full name and identify the subclass (as defined in Section 6.2.1) by which you shall be registered as a voting member. If applicable, please identify the age group and gender your membership is associated with.

4. Active members are eligible to register their intent to attend the AGM in person with the Club secretary OR, they may appoint their vote to a proxy holder in accordance with the Oakville Soccer Club By-Law 7.8.

PLEASE NOTE:    The proxy will be invalid unless the proxy card has been signed and dated by the eligible appointing member as required by the Oakville Soccer Club By-Law 7.8. Click here for more information and a proxy card.

Active members may register their appointed proxy with the Oakville Soccer Club by the following means:

a) EMAIL: Completed proxy card received in PDF format at the Club Secretary’s email (secretary@oakvillesoccer.ca) no later than 12:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 27, 2019.
b) DELIVER IN PERSON: Completed proxy card received and recorded at the Oakville Soccer Club office no later than 12:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 27, 2019.
c) MAIL: Completed proxy card addressed to “Oakville Soccer Club, 1520 Pine Glen Road, Oakville, Ontario, L6M 4P4 Attn: Secretary” and post marked no later than Friday, November 22, 2019.

5. In terms of motions and questions from ‘voting members of record’, all requests must be submitted to the Secretary no later than 15 days in advance of the Annual General Meeting or by 12:00 p.m. on Thursday, November 14, 2019. You may either email your questions to secretary@oakvillesoccer.ca or drop off your questions at the Oakville Soccer Club office in a sealed envelope addressed to the Club Secretary.

6. Individuals interested in running for a position on the Board of Directors should read the OSC By-Laws, Section 3 related to Board of Directors, in particular: Article 3.2, Qualifications; 3.3, Election and Appointment of Directors; and 3.9, Nomination of Directors. Further information regarding nominations, including a Nomination Application Form with further detail regarding the skills/competencies required by the Board in its forthcoming term will be available on the Club’s website oakvillesoccer.ca. Interested individuals are invited to send a letter outlining his/her interest in running for the Board accompanying a completed Nominations Application Form to the Chairs of the Governance Committee at: nominations@oakvillesoccer.ca or by sealed mail at the Club office.

All candidate applications must be received by 12:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 6, 2019. The slate of nominees will be published on the Club’s website on Tuesday, November 12, 2019. All properly nominated individuals will have their name listed on the ballots. Nominations are also possible from the floor at the AGM however the process requires a 2/3 majority vote as required by OSC By-Law, Article 3.10.4.

By Order of the Board,

Abas Kanu
Oakville Soccer Club                               




Facility Hours - Holiday Long Weekend

The Pine Glen Soccer Centre hours for the Holiday weekend are as follows:

Saturday, October 12th, 2019 - Open 7:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Sunday, October 13th, 2019 - Closed

Monday, October 14th, 2019 - Closed

The offices of the Oakville Soccer Club will be closed on Monday, October 14th, 2019.