South Texas Division
Welcome to the South Texas Division of US Fencing Association Web Site!
We are a non profit organization dedicated to support the sport of fencing in South West of Texas including Austin, San Marcos and San Antonio.
The South Texas clubs are listed here.
The boundaries of the division and how to contact the officers can be seen here.
2021 Annual Membership Meeting
Due to unforeseen circumstances, the date and time of the annual membership meeting is changing: The new date is
Saturday, 17 July, 2021
at 11 a.m. (Central Standard Time).
The meeting will still be via ZOOM
The link for entry to the meeting will be sent via email to the various clubs, coaches, owners and fencers that we have an address on file for. Please let your fencers know about this meeting (an announcement of the meeting was sent to all of you listed in the addresses above in June, 2021).
If you have proxy votes, please send them to Emmanuelle Jean (email address listed above) by Friday, 16 July. This will allow her time to verify membership and to count them. Proxy vote forms are on the Division's web page.
An agenda for the meeting will be sent out in the next day or so.
If you want to vote but can't be present to the zoom meeting, you can fill out a proxy. 2021 proxy
Only member of USFA Fencing of 18 and older can vote
MEETING CALLED TO ORDER
Roll Call of Members Present on Zoom
Tournament Events Coordinator
Proxy Votes in Hand (Secretary)
Offices and Known Candidates For Those Offices:
Treasurer--Georgina Simont San Antonio Phoenix FC
Secretary--Emmanuelle Jean Texas Fencing Academy
Vice-Chair--Don York San Antonio Phoenix FC
Chair--Oscar Barrera Unattached
UNFINISHED BUSINESS FROM LAST YEAR
Still unable to stabilize Poujardieu Tournament
Add Vet's Events to the Existing Pouj Event Schedule
Encourage/and or Hold More Local Tournaments!
Division is Clear/Squared with the Office of the Comptroller Of Texas
Filing Forms With The IRS
Some $$ penalty likely to be incurred
Amount waiting from Maysel Estate once all the above is clear--$50K
More Refs are needed in the SOTXDIV. Not enough participants from Division Clubs are taking part. WHY? What is the problem? Why don't coaches encourage fencers to take part?
We need to have small ones and a larger one. The small ones can deal with basics...wiring foils, epees, trouble-shooting all 3 weapons.
The larger ones might deal with more complex weapon repair problems, reel maintenance, floor cable repairs, etc.
How about Tactical Coaching Clinics...with Vinnie Bradford and 1-3 local coaches working together.
Floor Open to New Business
Close of Meeting
Submitted by Oscar Barrera, Chair, South Texas Division, USA FENCING
Sanctioned 2020-2021 SoTxdiv Tournaments
Although USFA resumed sanctioning
of local tournaments, August 1, 2020, the sanction (and insurance coverage) will apply only to
tournaments in areas in which they can be operated legally in accordance with state and local
Please contact us for the health and best practices document.
The Force Foil. Nov, 7. Hampton Inn. Kyle, TX
Unclassified Mixed Foil (sanctioned).