Elections for the 2020-2021 Volleyball Season (June - May) are currently underway and close Friday, May 28th!
Below, you will find the positions up for election, including President, Treasurer, Member at Large (2), Director of Registration. All roles, aside from Member at Large, are 2-year terms. You must be an active member to vote (having paid the $5 membership fee for the 2010-2020 season).
If you have any questions or issues, email Secretary@LoneStarVolleyball.org . More information on the new positions can be found HERE. Below the candidates is a membership directory if you need more information about a particular candidate.
Board of Director Elections
GABRIEL BYBERG (UNOPPOSED)
I’ll begin by first acknowledging just how special this organization is within the Houston LGBTQ+ community as well its integral position within my life. Showing up on Sundays for the past 3-years has been a pleasure, an escape, and oftentimes, in the chaos of life, the highlight of my week.
Our organization, like the lives of everyone this past year, did not go unscathed due to the COVID pandemic. Yet, as we begin the process of societal recovery, I see a unique opportunity for leadership within the organization to help us not return to status quo, but rather elevate our league to heights not seen by focusing on consistency, access to play, development, and equity and fairness among all players and all divisions.
After a year off the courts, it would be easy to be satisfied with starting league and moving into our normal rhythm while all of the systemic issues we face continue to be pushed down the road, but I want more for myself, the amazing friends that I play with regularly, and for those future league players who will eventually come across our path.
My platform highlights:
I'm running for LSVA treasurer & would love your vote. I've served as MAL & VP, filled in as Treasurer & Secretary, Chaired the Skills & Development, Membership, Pride, Bylaws, and Events committees, and sat on the Finance committee. I do QB accounting & know how the LSVA systems work. I have a track record of holding Board members accountable & getting shit done. I want to hold fundraisers (like another car wash) to build cash for more free stuff for our members (events, swag, & discounts on dues). LSVA is a great organization and I'd love to continue helping out.
Director of Registration
CANION BOYD (UNOPPOSED)
I have been a member with LSVA for about 6 years now. I have found it a wonderful organization that has brought a lot of joy and friendships into my life. Now, I feel it is my time to give back and serve this organization with the talents I can bring to the table. What I have found LSVA missing as of late is a since of consistency and organization. We have had a lot of change in the past couple of years, and I believe my training in small business management can help optimize the organization into a well organized and well governed social organization. I can also help bring the voices of our membership to the table in a way that they will be truly heard. The life of LSVA is in its members, and those member’s concerns need to be heard and validated by the Board. Without that, we cannot grow and thrive.
Member at Large (2 positions)