My name is Jim Freije and I am submitting this candidate profile for the open Board Director position with the Burke Athletic Club.
I have lived in Burke, Virginia since 2015 and currently reside in the Landings neighborhood with my wife and son, Evan (our two older children are grown and making their way into world!). I recently joined a Fairfax, Virginia law firm where I am employed as Counsel.
I had the pleasure of serving as an assistant coach with Roger Kang’s U5 co-ed soccer team. After that positive experience, I decided to become a volunteer head coach with my son’s soccer teams over the past couple of seasons. Currently, I am coaching a boys U7/U8 soccer team in Spring 2022.
As a long-time soccer player growing up and team-sport athlete (including old-man slow-pitch softball), I recognize the opportunities that team sports provide. The impact that sports provide goes a long way in shaping positive character and habits as our children become young adults. I believe that Burke Athletic Club does a wonderful job in supporting the community and its young members by offering an outlet for the children in the community to grow.
To that end, I would like to be involved with continuing to the help Burke Athletic Club achieve its goals by joining the Board of Directors. I have seen firsthand the benefits of the some of the programs enacted by Burke Athletic Club, including the recent addition of the soccer skills training sessions and as a participant in the Positive Coaching Alliance workshops. I believe that I would be an asset to the Board to further these types of activities and to engage our community to continue offering positive outlets for our children to stay active and to gain life skills.
- I have lived in Burke, VA for more than 20 years
- I have been on BAC Board of Directors for several years - positions include secretary, Positive Coaching Alliance liaison, BAC Student Athlete Scholarship panel member
- I was a Burke Athletic Club (BAC) volunteer coach for more than 10 years in the recreational and travel soccer programs
- My children have participated in BAC athletics and were volunteer coaches
- My wife (Ellen Kiely) works for BAC
Burke Athletic Club will hold its Annual Meeting on Thursday, March 24, 7:00 pm at the Burke Centre Library 935 Freds Oak Rd, Burke, VA in Meeting Room 116 & 117.
Election of Directors:
The election for 2 Directors will take place at the annual meeting. A Board Director is a voluntary, elected, non-paid position that determines Burke AC policy, elects officers, approves expenditures over pre-determined amounts, and addresses business that comes before the Board.
Board meeting are generally held every other month, however, more frequent meetings can occur depending upon the level of Board business. Board members are expected to serve either at the officer level of the organization or as a Chairperson of the Clubs standing committees.
Nomination Procedures and Candidate Profiles:
An individual seeking to be nominated for a position as Director must submit a candidate profile to the BAC Board by Thursday, March 17, 2022.
Candidate’s profiles will be posted online prior to the Annual Meeting. Candidate profiles must be forwarded to BAC via electronic mail at firstname.lastname@example.org by March 17.
The election of the Directors will take place at the Annual Meeting. Ballots will only be distributed at the Annual Meeting and must be completed by members and submitted to election officials during the meeting. The vote of the majority of those present, in person and voting at the meeting shall decide which candidate becomes a Director. Voter check-in will begin at 7:00pm. All candidates will be given an opportunity to make a short presentation to the assembled membership.
According to the BAC bylaws, 'A member is the immediate family of any participant who has registered with BAC and who has paid all current fees and membership dues. The membership family is the member of BAC, not the player or players individually nor each member of the players family individually.
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Burke AC is a non-profit, charitable corporation devoted to promoting sports in the Burke, VA area. The members of Burke AC are amateur players.
BAC has approximately 2,000 registered players participating in a variety of sports. The Club is committed to bringing sports opportunities to the community both through our own offerings as well as working with other organizations to support programs that provide sports to those who may not otherwise have the opportunity.