Ottawa Sport Council Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Panel Discussion

GOV would like to encourage everyone to join the Ottawa Sport Council Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) Panel Discussion and huddles happening in October 2021!

The EDI Panel Discussion Video is a conversation among leaders in our sport community about creating fun, safe, and welcoming sport experiences for everyone. Panelists share their lived experiences and perspectives on levelling the field of play. It includes EDI panelists: Shauna Bookal, Justin Bobb and our very own David Muddiman!

Visit the Ottawa Sport Council website for up to date information!

(Aug 29) Beach Volleyball Tournament!

GOV Beach Volleyball Tournament

Sunday August 29, 8:00am to 5:00pm
Max Volley, Shefford Park (813 Shefford Rd)

Join Gay Ottawa Volleyball for a fun day of beach volleyball during Capital Pride!
2-on-2 ($60 per team)
4-on-4 ($120 per team)

Open to all skill levels – when you register, let us know your team’s preferred playing environment:
– Intermediate
– Advanced
– Just for Fun!

Open Division (no gender requirement, however the net height will be set to 2.43m)
Women’s Division (open to all self-identified women, the net height will be set to 2.24m)

BBQ, music, and prizes!

Links:

Beach Volleyball Tournament! | Tournoi de beach volley!

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.

Adapted Programming for Fall 2020

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Dear Gay Ottawa Volleyball participants,

Our 30th anniversary season is around the corner! We hope that everyone is staying healthy and happy this summer. In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, there remains a lot of uncertainty for the 2020-21 volleyball season. Rest assured that, if we can operate this year, we will follow COVID-19 safety protocols and a new refund policy.

Please take a few minutes to carefully read all of the information below: 

Monday Drop-in – OPEN WITH CHANGES

As long as Ottawa remains in Phase 3, the Rideau Sports Centre (RSC) is open for our Monday time slot!  

To operate within Phase 3 guidelines, Monday nights will work differently: 

  • Our time-slot will be from 6:15 to 8:15 pm
  • Maximum capacity of 48 people, which must be a closed group
  • First night of play would be September 14
  • Registration and payment in advance for a series of sessions
  • Registration will open on September 7

Wednesday League – CLOSED UNTIL JANUARY 2021

Unfortunately, it is looking like we will have to postpone the Wednesday League, and start it in January 2021.

The school board with most of our gym permits (OCDSB) has officially cancelled all community use of school facilities until the end of December 2020. Other school boards are making month-by-month decisions, or haven’t announced anything yet.

If the situation changes over the fall and enough gyms open up to allow for some adapted programming, we will let you know. Until we have clear information from our partner facilities, we cannot announce any more firm details.

Social gatherings

We will not be actively organizing our Meet and Greet night, nor any post-volleyball socializing at the Lieutenant’s Pump. But we hope that you do what you can to support the Pump in any way that works for you. 

New Player Portal – coming soon!

Since Fall 2019, we have been working to launch a new online system to make it easier for players to register and easier for volunteers to organize GOV programs and events.  

In a few days, we will send out another email to let you know when the portal is online. No matter your situation, we encourage you to create a profile so that we can get you into our system. 

Once the portal is online, please create your player profile as soon as possible, so we can add your $20 credit from the shortened 2019-20 season (if eligible)

Stay tuned! We know you must have more specific questions about how everything will work. We aim to publish more detailed information very soon.

Gay Ottawa Volleyball’s Board of Directors

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Chers participants de Gay Ottawa Volleyball,

La saison marquant le 30e anniversaire de la ligue arrive à grand pas! Nous espérons que tout le monde est demeuré en santé et heureux cet été. En raison de la pandémie de COVID-19, il y a encore plusieurs incertitudes concernant la saison 2020-2021. Soyez assurés que, si nous pouvons offrir une programmation cette année, nous suivrons les protocoles de sécurité de la COVID-19, et nous aurons une politique de remboursement claire.

Veuillez svp prendre quelques minutes pour lire attentivement toute l’information ci-dessous :

Séances libres du lundi soir – OUVERT, MAIS AVEC CHANGEMENTS

Tant et aussi longtemps qu’Ottawa demeure dans la Phase 3, le Centre Sportif Rideau (CSR) sera ouvert pour notre période du lundi soir! 

Afin que notre programmation respecte les lignes directrices de la Phase 3, les séances libres du lundi soir fonctionneront différemment :

  • Notre plage horaire sera de 18 h 15 à 20 h 15
  • Capacité maximale de 48 personnes, et il doit s’agir d’un groupe fermé
  • La première soirée d’activité serait le 14 septembre
  • L’inscription et les paiements doivent se faire en avance, et pour une série de sessions
  • L’inscription débutera le 7 septembre

Ligue du mercredi – ANNULÉE JUSQU’EN JANVIER 2021

Malheureusement, il semble que nous devrons retarder le début de la Ligue du mercredi au mois de janvier 2021.

Le conseil scolaire avec lequel nous avons le plus de permis d’utilisation de gymnases (OCDSB) a officiellement annulé tout usage communautaire de ses sites jusqu’à la fin décembre 2020. Les autres conseils scolaires avec lesquels nous faisons affaire prennent une décision sur une base mensuelle et/ou n’ont encore rien annoncé pour le moment.

Si la situation change au courant de l’automne et que nous avons assez de gymnases pour avoir une programmation adaptée, nous vous en informerons. Par contre, jusqu’à ce que nous ayons des informations claires de la part de nos partenaires, nous ne pouvons pas donner de détails supplémentaires. 

Activités sociales

Nous n’organiserons pas notre soirée « Meet and Greet » cette année, et nous n’organiserons pas d’activités post-volleyball au Lieutenant’s Pump non plus. Nous vous encourageons toutefois à faire ce que vous pouvez pour supporter le Lieutenant’s Pump.

Nouveau portail pour les participants – À venir bientôt!

Depuis l’automne 2019, nous travaillons au lancement d’un nouveau système en ligne qui vous permettra de vous inscrire en ligne et qui nous facilitera la tâche dans l’organisation d’activités et d’événements.

D’ici quelques jours, nous enverrons un autre courriel pour vous informer que le portail est ouvert. Peu importe votre situation, nous vous encourageons à vous créer un profil, afin que vous soyez dans notre système.

Lorsque le portail sera en ligne, veuillez créer votre profil dès que possible, afin que nous puissions ajouter votre crédit de 20$ (suite à la saison 2019-2020 raccourcie) si vous y êtes éligible

Demeurez à l’affut! Nous savons que vous avez probablement beaucoup de questions spécifiques à propos du fonctionnement de cette année. Nous espérons être en mesure de publier plus d’information très bientôt.

Le Conseil d’administration de Gay Ottawa Volleyball

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

Effective March 15: All GOV activities are suspended due to COVID-19 coronavirus

Following the recommendation made by Ottawa Public Health (on Sunday March 15, 2020) to cancel all gatherings, all GOV activities are cancelled until further notice, due to the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak.

We are in the process of assessing the impact of this unprecedented situation and developing contingency plans for the rest of the season.

In the event that Monday drop-in volleyball sessions are able to resume, we will publish precautionary measures based on the most up-to-date and best available information.

The Wednesday League will be suspended until at least April 6. Click here for more information.

Please also follow our Facebook page and website for real-time updates.

Stay safe and healthy, and thank you for your cooperation.