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CYA General Membership Meeting Announcement!

The Chantilly Youth Association (CYA) will hold it's annual general membership meeting and elections for positions on the CYA Board of Directors at 8pm on Tuesday, October 16th, 2018 at THE FIELDHOUSE, 14810 Murdock St., Chantilly, VA, 20151.  All CYA members are invited and encouraged to attend!  All of the Candidates will have an opportunity to make a presentation at the meeting.

The CYA Board of Directors is comprised of 11 total members.  This year, 5 positions are up for election:  Vice President, Treasurer and 3 “at large” positions.   

The CYA Nominating Committee has presented the following Ballot:

Vice President:  Rob Fitzhugh
Treasurer:  Open
At Large:  Lee Cooper
At Large:  Rich Hodge  
At Large:  Jasmin Moser
At Large:  Jon Samson

All CYA Members are encouraged to Vote!
Please read the candidate Bio's below and use the link at the bottom of this page to cast your vote!  Voting can also be done in person at THE FIELDHOUSE weekdays between 10-4pm.  Please come in and ask for CINDY AUNE, CYA Registrar.  If you are designating someone to vote in person on your behalf, you must fill out the Proxy form via the link at the bottom of this page.  The competed Proxy form must be delivered to the CYA Office and verified in order to be valid.  

 

Rob Fitzhugh
Active volunteer since 2004. Not interested in being on board to represent/"lookout" for a specific sport or for individual benefit, but to serve entire organization and community - as I have done for several years. Countless hours for 14 years working fields and administering programs. Worked hard to make sure CYA performed due diligence in acquisition of the Fieldhouse. Since acquisition have put in countless volunteer hours helping get Fieldhouse off the ground. Take my responsibility very seriously as a CYA volunteer.

Lee Cooper
Lee Cooper  Bio for CYA Board of Directors At-Large Position  Lee Cooper has been a member of the Chantilly community since 1980 when he assigned to the Pentagon.  After completing his 20 years of service in the Air Force in 1986, he spent the next 25 years in the aerospace, defense and information technology industry as a sales, marketing and business development executive.  When he retired from Raytheon in 2011, he formed and continues to operate a highly successful strategy and business development consulting business in the Oak Hill community.  Lee Cooper has been playing or coaching basketball practically all his life.  After his playing days in high school and more than 16 years of playing in the Air Force, he started coaching youth basketball in Chantilly Youth Association (CYA). Lee started as a coach of his daughter’s basketball team and assisted his wife (Susan) in coaching the daughter’s soccer team.  His basketball teams recorded 55 wins, 24 losses and two league championships in seven years. During that time, he also served as a CYA league administrator, referee, girls basketball commissioner, and representative to the Fairfax County Travel Basketball League.  In 1998, Lee was selected to be a member of the CYA Basketball Board of Directors.  During the past 20 years, he has served in many roles including Girls Commissioner, High School Liaison, Rules Committee member and Sportsmanship Committee member.  When Westfield High School was opened in 2000, Coach Cooper was selected by the Director of Student Activities and the varsity head coach to join the girls’ basketball program as the freshman head coach.  After two years, he was elevated to the JV head coach position where he is in his 19th year of coaching.  His teams’ have recorded a record of 229 wins, 59 losses, 8 district championships and 5 second place finishes in the Concorde District.  During this period, Coach Cooper has also coached several successful AAU girls’ basketball teams.  Three years ago, Lee was encouraged by the CYA President to run for an At-Large position on the CYA Board of Directors.  After being elected, he and the CYA Executive Director led the effort to define and justify the need for additional basketball facilities in the western part of Fairfax County by testifying in front of the Fairfax County Planning Board and the Sully District Supervisor.  As a result, the new community center that the county is scheduled to build in Sully Highlands will have two basketball courts that will be available to CYA.  Lee and CYA Executive Director also conceived, created, and implemented the CYA partnership with the local youth sports program directors in Fentress County, Tennessee as part of the United for CYA! Community outreach program which provides lightly used sports equipment and clothing to the less fortunate youth in this Southern Appalachian community.  In addition, Lee was a major player in the strategy development, planning, and negotiations that led to the recent acquisition and transition of the NOVA Fieldhouse by CYA.  More specifically, his financial analysis, business plan development, general manager candidate interviews, brand development, and marketing efforts have contributed significantly to the phenomenal success of this effort.  In summary, Coach Cooper and his wife (Susan) have been tireless workers in operating and improving CYA since 1993.  He would like to continue supporting CYA’s mission and achievement of the vision for the CYA Fieldhouse.

Rich Hodge
I have been coaching youth sports for 20 years. Been a board member of Vienna lacrosse. I am a member of the Chantilly HS coaching staff. I have coached two state runner up lacrosse teams. I have 4 children who play soccer, football, lacrosse, basketball, wrestle, softball and cheer. I’m very proud of CYA and the opportunities we provide to boys and girls in our community. I want to help serve our community and continue CYA excellence.

Jasmin Moser
Jasmin Moser is the founder and chief executive officer of Employ-R Solutions Inc., a family of staffing, search, and recruitment outsourcing companies headquartered in the Washington DC Metro Area. Founded in 2008, Employ-R is one of the largest independent, woman-owned staffing companies in NOVA Area.  Jasmin has served as a founding executive of several startup firms in the DC Metro Area and has held executive positions for international, national, and regional staffing companies. Her board business experience and relationships in the business world specifically in our local areas can help bring strength, knowledge and growth to the CYA Club. Not only is Jasmin a business entrepreneur, she is a wife, a mom and an athlete. “We need to continue to help shape the minds of young competitors today”. I look forward to serving the CYA community.

Jon Samson
To whom it may concern, I write to express my interest in serving as an at large board member to the Chantilly Youth Association. I am originally from southwest Montana where I grew up on a hog farm and attended school in a town of less than 2000 people. I have always been involved in athletics, participating in everything that was offered (baseball, football, basketball and track). Although there were only a handful of options, the impact on me had a lifelong lasting affect. In addition to participating in sports throughout school, I also spent my college years coaching both girls and boys junior high basketball. In 2004 I moved to the DMV to pursue a career in government affairs, currently overseeing the agricultural and food transportation for the American Trucking Associations. My wife, myself and two children (8yr and 5yr) currently live in the Greenbriar neighborhood, with the children attending Greenbriar West Elementary. Over the first few years we have been involved in many of CYA's activities. I have personally coached CYA basketball, baseball (tee), soccer and track. My wife is also very active in coaching activities our kids are involved in. I currently hold a BS degree in business from Montana State University and a Masters degree in Public Policy from George Mason University.  Growing up in a small town, taking advantage of every opportunity was great for my personal growth as a person. I have always loved all things sports and have had some great coaches and mentors over the years teaching me life lessons that I still follow to this day. Having been involved in CYA these past several years it gives me the same sense of excitement for what I grew up with and here the options and resources are countless. I am interested in serving as a board member to convey that message to my fellow board members and to help continue to build CYA as the premier youth association in Northern Virginia. Having now coached several sports over the last couple years I am excited to continue that participation and bring my background and excitement for youth sports to positively impact the association and it participants for years to come.

 

ONLINE VOTING INSTRUCTIONS
You can only vote for 3 of the 4 "At Large" members.  Selecting 4 will invalidate your ballot.  If you are voting by "Online Ballot" below, you will be submitting your vote via the CYA Registration System.  The system requires you to submit your vote via your "household".  Starting with Registration Step 1.3, select "Register a Participant."  In Step 2.2, select "CYA Board of Directors - Election Ballot - 2018 General Election"  from the available program options.  

If you are submitting a proxy or voting in person, please come to THE FIELDHOUSE - Monday through Friday, between 10:00am - 4:00pm. Secure your ballot from our CYA Registrar, Cindy Aune, complete and submit to her. Completed ballots, individual or proxy, must be given to our CYA Registrar.
"In Person" voting ends at The Fieldhouse at 4pm on October 16th, 2018.  

 

Online Ballot - 2018 CYA Board of Directors