Summer Beach 4s 2021

We’re really excited to launch GOV’s very first Summer beach league! Check the details below!

LEAGUE STARTS JULY 7th!

Wednesday nights

9 weeks (July 7 to Sept. 1)

Up to 5 rostered players per team

RA Centre, Rideau Sports Centre

Match start times: 6pm, 7pm, 8pm, 9pm, 9:30 pm

Teams should expect to rotate start times and locations

Click here for specific league format and rules

Click here to review GOV’s COVID-19 Outdoor Protocol

Click here to access Player Portal for team management

Officers posting – Season 2021-2022

COVID getting you down? Find you have extra time waiting for your turn to get a vaccine? Then Gay Ottawa Volleyball (GOV) has an opportunity for you!

GOV is searching for candidates to serve in leadership positions over the upcoming 2021-22 season.

The GOV Board of Directors is accepting applications for two officer roles to fill existing or anticipated vacancies: Vice-President (Operations) and Vice-President (Finance).

Officer positions are not elected positions and officers are not required to be board members. Officers are appointed by the board and make-up GOV’s senior management team. They are responsible for supervising the league’s activities. Officer positions have a one-year commitment from June 1, 2021 to May 31, 2022.

  • The Vice-President (Operations) oversees core programming. This includes league, drop-in and skills development.
  • The Vice-President (Finance) is responsible for financial management and providing advice on financial issues.

Detailed position descriptions are available below. If you are interested in being considered for any of these positions, please submit the application form (also available below) by May 11, 2021, to tim@govleague.ca. Please submit a separate application form for each position you wish to apply for.

Note that while applying for a position does not guarantee appointment to that position, your application will be retained for future opportunities.

Please feel free to share this email, application form and position descriptions with others you think may be interested in applying.

Best,

Tim Klodt

Chair – Board of Directors

Gay Ottawa Volleyball

Application form and detailed position descriptions – PDF format

Application form and detailed position descriptions – Word format

2020 Board Members Election and Season update

GOV’s 2020 Annual General Meeting took place on December 13, 2020. Each year during the AGM, members of GOV elect four members to the Board of Directors. This year, due to a vacancy, five positions had to be filled.

For the first time in GOV’s history, 7 people submitted their candidacy! A secret vote was held, and members elected Tim Klodt, Laura Barkley, Jonathan Plata and Stéphanie Simard for a 2-year term, and Keith Black for a 1-year term. They join James Mickle, Martin Henry and Dean MacDougall to form GOV’s 2021 Board of Directors.

Thank you to outgoing Directors Mark Frankish, David Muddiman and James Clemens for their contribution to GOV over the last few years. Although not on the Board of Directors anymore, they remain part of the GOV family, and we couldn’t be happier to keep working with them!

If you haven’t done so already, take the time to check out our 2019-2020 season update:

We look forward to seeing you on the court in 2021.

Stay safe and healthy!

Call for nominations / applications to GOV’s Board of Directors

The Gay Ottawa Volleyball Nominations Committee is accepting applications to serve on its volunteer Board of Directors.

Every year, four (4) positions of the GOV Board of Directors are up for election. The Board is composed of eight (8) director positions in total. The election will take place at the Annual General Meeting on December 13th 2020.

This is your time to step up and volunteer to help build the capacity of our league. We are working hard to get back out on the courts – it’s a challenge that we cannot address alone. We are looking to bring on new directors to help bring new skill talents and lived experiences that can lead and shape the organization going forward. If you have thought about volunteering or wanting to use your voice to affect change: now is your opportunity.

Applying to join the board is easier than ever! Just reach out to your network and share your vision with members about your vision, goals, and why you want to be on the board. You will need to let us know why you want to be on the board in a written statement no longer than 250 words.

All candidates should have passion and a commitment towards carrying out GOV’s mission of providing a safe environment for the LGBTQ (and allied) community through the sport of volleyball in the National Capital Region. GOV celebrates diversity and would like to ensure that its Board is representative of the broader GOV community. GOV participants and community members from underrepresented groups especially encouraged to submit their application to help make real change in our community.
By submitting your name in nomination as a candidate, you acknowledge and agree to fulfill the role and responsibilities of a Director. Every Director has a responsibility for the management of GOV, and has a legal obligation to act honestly and in good faith and with the best interests of the organization in mind. In particular, Directors are expected to:

• Attend all Board meetings and participate fully in Board deliberations;
• Be prepared to serve in Officer or Coordinator roles as required;
• Lead or assist in organizing GOV projects, events, or activities;
• Place the interests of GOV above any personal interests;
• Support Board decisions once they have been made;
• Be informed of GOV programming, operations and finances; and
• Comply with GOV’s by-laws, policies, and all applicable legislation.

Completed applications must be sent to Nominations@govleague.ca by 5:00pm on November 27, 2020 .

If you have any questions about the process or want to reach out prior to submitting your application feel free to contact Andre Scott, Chair of the Nominations Committee, at nominations@govleague.ca.

GOV Officer positions to fill

Are you feeling restless during quarantine? Do you need an outlet for that pent up energy?  Then Gay Ottawa Volleyball (GOV) wants you! GOV is searching for candidates to serve in leadership positions over the upcoming 2020-21 season.

The GOV Board of Directors is accepting applications for officer roles. The roles being filled are for President, Vice-President (Operations), Vice-President (Finance) and Vice-President (Administration).

Officer positions are not elected positions and officers are not required to be board members. Officers are appointed by the board and make-up GOV’s senior management team. They are responsible for supervising the league’s activities. Officer positions have a one-year commitment from June 30, 2020 to June 30 2021.

  • The President is the chief executive officer providing overall leadership to the organization.
  • The Vice-President (Operations) oversees core programming. This includes league, drop-in and skills development.
  • The Vice-President (Finance) is responsible for financial management and providing advice on financial issues.
  • The Vice-President (Administration) is responsible for the organization’s back office. This includes keeping records and maintaining information tools. The position also serves as secretary to the board.

Detailed position descriptions are available below. If you are interested in being considered for any of these positions, please submit the application form (also available below) by June 12, 2020 to tim@govleague.ca. Please submit a seperate application form for each position you wish to apply for.

Note that while applying for a position does not guarantee appointment to that position, your application will be retained for future opportunities.

Please feel free to share this email, the attached application form and position descriptions with others you think may be interested in applying.

Application form and detailed position descriptions – PDF format

Application form and detailed position descriptions– Word format