[REVISION - Note the change in the the physical location of the meeting, also addenda to the agenda]
As proscribed by the bylaws of the Maryland Division of USA Fencing, the executive committee of the division must call an annual meeting of its members in July or August. The primary purposes of the meeting are to elect officers for the executive committee and to establish the competition calendar for the coming year.
The bylaws also mandate that the membership should have 2-weeks advance notice of the annual meeting.
The meeting is open to all members of the Maryland Division. Members are also invited to join via teleconference.
2015-2016 Maryland Division Membership Meeting
Date: August 30, 2015
Time: 3:30 - 5:00 PM
[Note the change in the the physical location of the meeting]
Place: Salle Palasz/Tri Weapon Club
1030A Leslie Ave Catonsville MD 21228
Treasurer's report (Mike)
2015-2016 Elections - (Greg)
2015 Charm City Classic (again-a-ROC) (Mike)
2015 December NAC in Baltimore (Mike)
Approving the 2015-2016 Competition Schedule (Greg)
Club-sponsored sanctioned events
Dates for MD Division Qualifiers - JO, Y14, DV2/DV3
Report on the 2015 MD Division RYC (Mike, Russell?)
Formation of an RYC Organizing Committee (Elliott)
Membership selection for Division committees (Elliott)
National Qualifier Organizing Committee
RFO Memorial Charm City Classic Organizing Committee
Tournament Sanctioning Committee (EC as a committee of the whole?)
RYC Organizing Committee?
If anyone has questions that require a vote, please send them to me, and I will add them to the agenda.
Executive Committee members and division members can also join us by conference call. The dial-in number for the conference call and the participant code are listed below.
Your dial-in number: 862-902-0240
Participant PIN: 7865236
We will call that number and put the conference call on speaker phone. If you are interested in using other electronic means of joining us, please send me your preference and contact information, Apple FaceTime, Skype, Google hangout, or other service.
A subsequent meeting is anticipated to elect new board members at large for the executive committee and to confirm details for the 2013 Charm City Classic.
The Executive Committee of the USFA Maryland Division met on August 10, 2013, to approve the division fencing schedule, appoint new officers, discuss the upcoming R.F. Oles Charm City Classic ROC (December 7-8, 2013), and to discuss the changes in USFA rules requiring referees and board members to maintain current professional membership.New officers for the executive committee were elected, and the results are posted on the division website. The committee also approved the calendar and sanctioned this year's tournaments. Organizers are beginning to post tournaments on askfred.net. Division events (Junior Olympic Qualifiers: U20/Junior Nov. 16-17, 2013, U17/Cadet Nov 23-24, 2013; Y14 Summer National Qualifiers: January 4-5, 2014; and DV2/DV3 Summer National Qualifiers: March 8-9, 2014) have been posted to the calendar which is also posted on the division website.
As previously listed on AskFred, the Maryland Division announces that the 2012 Annual Meeting will be held at 3:00 pm on Nov. 4, 2012 at Salle Palasz/Tri-Weapon Boys Club, 1030 Leslie Ave Catonsville, MD 21228. All Maryland Division members are invited to attend.
Register for the 2012 Charm City Classic ROC on AskFred
The Regional Open Circuit (ROC) is designed to promote and develop strong regional tournaments for the Open/Division I-A fencer who seeks competitive opportunities beyond the local and sectional level but below the NAC Division I level. Points are awarded to the top 32 places at ROC events, however, the ROC points list is separate from the National Rolling Points List. (Foreign fencers may compete though they are not counted as part of the field for qualification purposes as they can not fence summer nationals)
The Charm City Classic is a USA Fencing Regional Open Circuit sponsored by Maryland Division. Top 8 in each event qualify for DIV 1A at 2012 Summer Nationals. Please review the new Div 1A qualification paths.
University of Maryland, Baltimore County
1000 Hilltop Circle
Baltimore, MD 21250
UMBC's official driving directions:
The competition will take place at the Retriever Activity Center and is co-sponsored by the UMBC True Grit Fencing Club. Here is a map of the UMBC campus:
Recommended parking is on Administration Drive, across from the center.
SATURDAY DEC. 1
Men's Epee 8am
Women's Foil 11am
Men's Saber 1pm
SUNDAY DEC. 2
Men's Foil 8am
Women's Epee 11am
Women's Saber 1pm
Times listed denote the end of check-in for each event.
REGULAR ENTRY FEES
$40 Registration + $20 per event
LATE ENTRY FEES
$120 Registration + $60 per event
Registration opens on or about October 1.
Regular fee registration ends November 17.
Triple entry fee after November 17.
Rankings and points standings will be obtained from Askfred. Please verify that Askfred has your correct information.
Proof of active USFA membership will be required at check-in.
EQUIPMENT INSPECTION by national armorers
Top 8 in each event will receive an award.
Baltimore BWI Airport
1020 Andover Road
Linthicum Heights, MD 21090
T 410-691-1001; F 410-691-1002
Mention: "Maryland Division USA Fencing" to get the special rate.
Shuttle Service to/from Fairfield Inn, BWI Airport or Penn Train Station can be provided with advance reservation at $5 per trip - send email to firstname.lastname@example.org at least 2 days in advance to schedule
Concessions will be available on-site.
Tournament Manager: Michael Oles
Maryland Division Chair: Anthony Teelucksingh
Maryland Division Vice Chair: Chris Medalis
Mid-Atlantic Section Chair: Charles Greene
The Chesapeake Fencing Club presents its 13th annual FENCEATHON, an all-night-long celebration of fencing to benefit the educational programs of CFC (and the Sisters Academy of Baltimore, an independent Catholic middle school for girls (grades 5–8) from low income neighborhoods in Baltimore, Maryland. The FENCEATHON will be held in the gymnasium of the Liberty Christian School at 11303 Liberty Road in Owings Mills. Registration 7-8 p.m. with fencing beginning at 9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 19th and continuing until 5 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 20th. Highlights include electrical fencing in all three weapons (foil, saber, epee), swordplay demonstrations, door prizes, food/refreshments, music, videos, etc. Registration for participating fencers is $35 and includes 13th anniversary commemorative t-shirt when registered by October 12th. Call 410-532-7445.
Chair: Anthony V. Teelucksingh, Unattached
Vice Chair: Christopher Medalis, Baltimore Fencing Center
Treasurer: Mike Oles, Salle Palasz/Tri-Weapon Club
Secretary: Heni Misciagna, Maryland Fencing Club
Dan Collins, Chesapeake Fencing Club
Ray Gordon,Fencing Club
B.J. Swayne, Salle Palasz/Tri-Weapon Club
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