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General Membership Meeting August 21 at 12pm in Ellensburg

Mark your calendar for August 21, 2021 at 12pm in Ellensburg (Hal Holmes Center 209 N. Ruby St); WSWA will be hosting our annual General Membership meeting. 

The purpose of this meeting is mainly to set our schedule of events for the 2021-2022 season, election of new officers, perform a year in review and update our membership of any necessary changes that are to taking place by USA Wrestling.  Jeffrey Moore (President) will be presiding over the meeting with our Board Members in attendance. 

There are a few positions this year coming open for members who would like to help operate the state affairs, namely: 16U Director, 14U Director, Pairing Director and Membership Director.

Roles and Responsibility of each position: 

16U Director:

  • Making administrative arrangements for 16U Dual Team and USMC Nationals in Fargo, ND

  • Submitting a budget for the 16U Division at the August Board of Directors meeting

  • Coordinate and provide leadership for the Washington 16U Wrestling program

  • Assist with regional and national programs, and act as liaison to the USA Wrestling National 16U Body.

  • Develop activities to promote age group wrestling.

  • Attend the USA NW Regional Tournament.

  • Perform such other functions and responsibilities as deemed necessary by the Board of Directors.

14U Director: 

  • Coordinate and provide leadership for the Washington 14U Wrestling program.

  • Assist with regional and national programs.

  • Making administrative arrangements for 14U Dual Team with Executive Director

  • Submitting a budget for the 14U Division at the August Board of Directors meeting

  • The 14U Director will work under the direction of the Executive Director to call, assemble, organize teams, and make necessary travel arrangements for any team and coaching staff participating in national or regional-level dual meet competitions.

  • Perform such other functions and responsibilities as deemed necessary by the Board of Directors.

Pairing Director: 

  • Provide leadership and direction for all Pairings Officials within the state, maintain a current listing of all state Pairing Officials and coordinate assignments to all major state-wide tournaments. 

  • Ensure the competency of Pairings officials through clinics, tests and observation of performance. 

  • Shall designate a senior pairings official at all state championship tournaments, and assign a Head Pairings Official to every sanctioned tournament.

  • Perform such other functions and responsibilities as deemed necessary by the Board of Directors.

Membership Director: 

  • Help with WSWA memberships’ questions pertaining to purchasing memberships, chartering a club and sanctioning tournaments.

  • Maintain a current chartered club list posted on the WSWA website.

  • Develop ideas to try to increase membership in our state and with USA Wrestling.

  • Perform such other functions and responsibilities as deemed necessary by the Board of Directors.

If you have questions regarding one of these positions or are interested in running please email your questions or letter of interest to Justin Newby at jnewbyusa@gmail.com no later than August 1, 2021.  We are excited to finally be moving in a direction where wrestling can resume within our state, lets all be safe this summer and enjoy the wonderful weather. 

See ya in August.

Justin Newby
Executive Director
Washington State Wrestling Association
Ph. 360-920-0383

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