USMS to Host Virtual Annual Meeting in 2020
The 2020 USAS Convention has been canceled (read full communication)
The USMS Board of Directors discussed this possibility at our last meeting and were supportive of this difficult decision because it is in the best interest of the health and safety of USMS delegates. During that meeting, the board approved moving USMS's annual meeting to a virtual format, should the decision to cancel the USAS Convention be made. There is still a lot to plan and work through for a virtual meeting so stand by for more details as they are developed. In the interim, please continue to select delegates and proceed with other LMSC or committee work relating to the annual meeting.
Should you have immediate questions regarding the 2020 annual meeting, please contact Volunteer Services.
Resources for Delegates
- Welcome Letter - containing a rough overview of annual meeting activities
- Survival Guide - this will give you an overview of what to expect
- Pre-annual meeting emails
- Email #1
- Email #2
- Email #3
- Questions: Contact Volunteer Services
Minutes from all meetings held at the annual meeting can be found here. Thank you to all delegates for helping USMS to go "green" by avoiding printing hard copies of all minutes
Annual Meeting Delegate Packet
Once the full annual meeting packet has been finalized and is available in PDF format, it will be posted here.
The packet and individual sections are subject to revision, please be sure to check back frequently to see if any sections have been updated.
Individual Sections of Annual Meeting Packet
- Table of Contents
- USMS Annual Meeting Schedule
- House of Delegates meeting agendas
- National Office - CEO Report
- Strategic Plan Infographic
- 2020 Elections: Candidates for Office
- Consolidated Election Packet
- Committee Reports & Meeting Agendas
- Executive Committee
- Standing Committees
- Committees of the Board of Directors
- Liaison & Special Assignments
- Proposed Amendments
- Long Distance
- 2021 Budget Proposal
- 2021 Business Plan Budget Memo
- 2021 Draft Budget
- 2021 Budget Preparation Timeline
- Annual Meeting Check-In & Certification Procedure
- Proposed Rules of the USMS Annual Meeting
- USMS Leadership and Staff - An Abridged Directory
- Roberts Rules of Order - The Basics
Support the USMS Swimming Saves Lives Foundation
The Swimming Saves Lives Foundation Auction and other donations to USMS Swimming Saves Lives Foundation during the annual meeting will go to help more adults learn to swim and be safer around the water.
Interested in donating? You can donate directly to the Swimming Saves Lives Foundation through this donation page.
Remembrance ListPlease review this list of USMS members who have passed away since the 2019 annual meeting (click the "Date of Death" column heading twice to reverse sort). If you know of a name that should be added to this list, submit it to USMS Membership Services.
Resources for Committees
- Committee report template (pre-convention)
- Instructions for meeting minutes
- Meeting minutes template (MS Word document)
- Example of a completed meeting minutes document
- Meeting attendance form
- Workshops - TBD
- 2021 Committee Request (opens 9/28/2020)
- 2020 Annual Meeting Evaluation (opens 9/28/2020)
- 2020 Workshop Evaluations (opens 9/28/2020)