JUNE 12, 2013
From: Farwest Athletic Association of the Deaf, Inc
To: NSAD, USADB, and Regions
Re: Bonita Leek
Farwest Association of the Deaf, Inc - BY LAWS - (It was Vice President Bonita Leek who wrote this and got this approved at our delegate meeting March 2012 in Riverside, California.)
ARTICLE VII: Officers, Executive Board of Directors/Terms
Section 1: The officers of the FAAD shall be active members and shall be a President, a Vice President, a Secretary, a Treasurer and a Past President...
Section 6: The Executive Committee of this Association shall be composed of the following officers: the President, the Vice President, the Secretary, the Treasurer and one Past President.
As of May 31, 2013:
President : Bonita Leek,
Vice President: Vacancy,
Secretary: Tom Buell,
Treasurer: Larry DeVenny,
Past President: Gregory Glenn
Article XI: Duties and Powers of Executive Committee
Section 3: Remove from office, by a two/third vote, any officer of the Executive Committee who, by neglect of duty, or by conduct tending to impair his/her usefulness as an officer of such committee, shall be deemed to have forfeited his/her position.
Past President Gregory Glenn, Secretary Tom Buell and Treasurer Larry DeVenny voted to removed Bonita Leek from her position as a President, due to:
1. Not teamwork
2. Oppressed the motions
3. Refusal to Bypass the teams to NWSAD Softball Tournament
4. Disregard what FAAD Members wants
5. Do FAAD Business with suspended member
6. Abused the power
The vote was 3 AYE / 1 NAY which is passed 2/3 vote. Bonita Leek was removed from her position as a FAAD President.
Section 4: Fill any vacancies in the Executive Committee occurring from any cause.
Past President Gregory Glenn, Secretary Tom Buell and Treasurer Larry DeVenny made a motion to appoint Jeremias Valencia as our new FAAD President.
The vote was 3 AYE / 0 NAY
Our new FAAD President Jeremias Valencia accepted the position.
As of today, June 11, 2013:
President: Jeremias Valencia
Vice President: Vacancy
Secretary: Tom Buell
Treasurer: Larry DeVenny
Past President: Gregory Glenn
Jeremias Valencia, President
Gregory Glenn, Past President
Tom Buell, Secretary
Larry DeVenny, Treasurer
JUNE 5, 2013
First of all, I want to take this moment in silence in memory/honor of Mark Corson, one of my lifelong friend and mentor I have encountered in my life. He has been the core and true existence of FAAD, just few days before he departed, I was glad to have few words with him.
With this being said, I am proud to carry on this mission. We all will believe in what is right and do the best interest of FAAD. We will continue to be a team player believing in communicating with everyone. I am a strong supporter of social media- we will continue to keep you all in the loop via website (www.faad.org) and Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/faadincorg). Be sure to spread the word about this. We need your efforts and participation as well! In case you were wondering about the finance report and meeting minute notes, we are currently working on it and it will be posted sometime soon.
Right now, the position of Vice President is vacant as well as other positions. If you are interested in it, please contact me.
I look forward working with you all in the best interest of FAAD.
Thank you all once again. Like Mark would say often in closure.
Very sportingly yours,
JUNE 1, 2013
Bonita Leek is no longer FAAD President. The remaining Board members had appointed Jeremias Valencia as our new FAAD President.
Jeremias' FAAD email is either President(at)faad.org and JValencia(at)faad.org
MAY 18, 2013
FAAD Board Members are sadly to announce that our FAAD President, Mark Corson left us last Thursday due to pancreas cancer. Mark Corson's wish was to keep FAAD's Flag flying strong and steady. Let us work together and carry Mary Corson's dream all the way. Mark Corson worked so hard to restore the history of FAAD and integrity Bonita Leek is now FAAD President until next election day. She will do her best to carry FAAD to full expectation for each player of Basketball, Softball, Flag Football, and Soccer. We do not have vice president as of this moment. Once we find an excellent interim vice president, we will make an announcement soon.
2013 REGIONAL SOFTBALL TOURNAMENT
JUNE 21-23, 2013
55th Annual Men's and 31th Annual Women's FAAD Regional Softball Tournament which will be held on Fourth Weekend of June, 2013 - Thursday through Saturday, June 21-22, 2013 at Weber Fairgounds; 1181 N Fairgrounds Drive; Ogden, Utah
co-hosted by FAAD and NWSAD . Click here for Flyer