Email from USA Rugby (Feb. 16, 2017):
Dear USA Rugby Membership,
The USA Rugby Congress has released a statement to the membership summarizing the Feb. 11 Congress Meeting in Austin, Texas.
Forty of the 46 members of Congress were in attendance Saturday. This followed a pre-meeting held Friday night that determined a list of critical items to be discussed with the Board.
"An engaged and vibrant USA Rugby Congress is the vital driving force behind the growth of rugby in this country," USA Rugby Chief Executive Officer Dan Payne said. "I'd like to especially thank Jeremiah Johnson, Congress representative to the Board of Directors, for his diligent, hard work in ensuring the efforts of Congress are impassioned and organized.
"I would encourage individuals that are interested in learning how they can impact and serve the game to reach out to their local Congress members and attend their local union's AGMs. If interested, run for a Congress seat. Our greatest asset is our human capital. Congress is the vehicle for which membership can serve a greater role in the decision-making of our Union."
The Congress Statement to the Membership on the Feb. 11 Congress Meeting can be found in its entirety on the USA Rugby website, specifically the Congress page.