GOLDEN GATE WOMEN'S SOCCER LEAGUE
MINUTES OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING
HELD ON NOVEMBER 1, 1999
AT GERSCHWIN THEATRE, USF, S.F.
Ian Clarke, President, opened the meeting at 7:15 p.m.
Athena, Avanti, BC United, Berkeley FC, Bitter Bruisers, Bittersluts, Bo and the Deelites, Brown Sugar, Crush, Crux, Devil Mountain, Dylan's Villains, East Bay United, Follies, Gay Dubliners, Hightides, Ireland's 32, Kismet United, Las Atrevidas, Las Brujas, Mad Dog's, Mad Hatters, Marin Flash, Mill Valley Edge, Mna, Mudhens, Naomh Padraig I, Naomh Padraig II, Pat O'Shea's, Rip Tide, Renegades SC, Rovers, SF Fuego, SF Rangers, SF Scots, Sirens, SSF Shooters, Tasmanian Devils, Turf Warriors.
Teams Absent: Berkeley Bruisers, Celtic Ramblers, Cramps, Daruma Divas, Las Diablitas, Marin Marauders, Superior Bodies, Talking Feet, Wildcats.
The minutes from the October 4, 1999 Board of Directors' Meeting were approved without any corrections or changes.
- Scheduling, Fields and Referees
- Ian distributed the current fall '99 schedule (dated 11/1/99).
- He pointed out an additional change not reflected on the current schedule: the Scots vs MV Edge game time of 3:45 was changed to its originally scheduled time of 10:30 a.m. and the Ireland's 32 vs Dylan's Villains game time of 10:30 was changed to its originally scheduled time of 3:45. The initial change was done in order for Ian to attend the Nov. 6 CSAN meeting with Kelly Lynch but the MV Edge couldn't field a team at that time of day, hence the change back.
- Ian discussed the current league problem of nets being exchanged short of all of their original parts (10 Velcro straps, 1 net bag, 1 net, 2 stakes) and asked the Board for a solution.
- Cheri Sheets, Devil Mountain, made a motion that all teams complete their net sets (10 Velcro straps, 1 net bag, 1 net and 2 stakes), and turn-in their receipt to the league (Treasurer). The overall cost will then be split among all teams in the league. This motion carried. In the case where a team exchanges their net set short of all parts, it will be up to the two teams involved to negotiate a feasible solution.
- Ian announced that according to our league's season procedures, any team not supplying corner flags for their game is subject to a $25 fine. In order to enforce this rule, Ian asked teams that play against other teams that don't supply corner flags to inform him via e-mail.
- Ian discussed the problems he sees with the game result sent in on e-mails. He asked that the board review the format of his online game result example.
- Ian announced that due to daylight savings, the 3:45 PM games scheduled at the Beach Chalet will run out of daylight and therefore will be rescheduled. This schedule change is to take place starting November 6, 1999 through the end of the season.
- A motion was made by Allie Fung to reschedule the 3:45 Saturday games to Sundays between Nov. 7th through the end of the season (if both teams agree), or on Saturdays at the end of the season. The motion passed.
- The teams affected by this cancellation for the current week's games (11/6/99) were asked if they could field a team on Sunday (11/7/99) in Hayward. All teams said that they would have to get back to Ian.
- Joan Heaton, Las Brujas, reported that on 10/23/99, their game against the Renegades at Hillside did not play. Both teams were asked to leave the field due to an AYSO boy's game scheduled at the same time.
- Cherie Sheets (Devil Mountain) reported that their 10/30/99, 9:00 am game against the Wildcats did not play due to a referee no show.
- Ian asked if everyone received the blue card form on e-mail. He pointed out that the address information on the back of the card was flip-flopped. He announced that the blue card template could be obtained on the league website.
- First Vice President, Discipline
- Allie Fung discussed various discipline topics.
- Allie announced that she would be monitoring the volunteer list duties more closely to ensure that teams do the job that they sign up to do. She discussed the possibility of fining teams that do not do their volunteer work. She mentioned that last season two teams did not perform the tasks that they originally signed up to do, they were the Ramblers and NPII.
- Allie passed around the most current volunteer list and asked teams to review it. The Crush and Devil Mountain did not have volunteer positions as of yet.
- SF Fuegos volunteered to be on the over 40's committee and Devil Mountain volunteered to do the seven-a-side tournament.
- Ian brought up the issue of fining teams for non-participation on the volunteer list.
- Cherie Sheets motioned that the league fine teams $180.00 if they do not do the work that they sign up to do on the volunteer list. This motion was voted on and carried.
- Much discussion ensued and the teams asked if they could appeal their fine if they felt that they did participate and Ian said they probably could appeal.
- Allie announced that she is tracking the number of yellow cards issued and to whom they're issued. She said that so far, the number of yellow cards issued in the first month of play was 12.
- Vice President, Tournaments
- Ilisa was absent.
- Vice President, New Players
- Kelly Gould discussed the new players list.
- She said that she has found that most of the phone calls are from beginners that are looking to practice and get experience. She then asked teams to indicate (on the practice location sheet) if they allow new players (beginners) to their practices.
- Member at Large, CSAN Representative
- Kelly Lynch had nothing to report.
- Member at Large, League Affairs
- Allison Hauck reported that the "no spectators" rule at the Beach Chalet might be ruled out for next season.
- She asked the teams that had not turned in their petition from the Public Awareness Committee to do so, ASAP. The Public Awareness Committee announced that they had only received 10 petitions.
- Member at Large, Over 40's
- Barbara discussed the over 40's progress.
- She announced that the Sunday practices have had erratic numbers from week to week. She also said that Toby is willing to run the practice every other Sunday.
- She said that she needs more people on the Over 40's committee. She hopes that the people who volunteer to be on the committee are "approaching" forty and/or have a personal interest in getting the over 40's division started.
- She announced that the over 40's committee would be meeting (after the meeting) to brainstorm on ideas of how to let more people know about the over 40's practices.
- Ian announced that he would be compiling team conduct comments, stripping out names, and posting them for all to read.
- Teams were reminded to turn-in an incident reports form for any complaints they have regarding their game (even if it is a complaint about the conduct of the opposing teams fans).
- Kelly Gould asked if there was any solution to the problem of not having a line's person for the games. Ian announced that there is a Referee's Assistant class available for teams who want to be able to run their own sidelines. The idea of each team having a "qualified" Referee's Assistant for each game was discussed, then tabled for a future meeting.
- Rene Trujillo, Shamrock Rovers, asked for the most recent contact sheet to be e-mailed to her so that her team could notify the teams that had not turned in their Waiver of Liability and Release form.
- Ian reminded everyone that rainouts are inevitable for the next two months and to be ready for reschedules on Sundays in Hayward.
- New Business
- Ian revisited the issue of putting a (temporary) cap on the league of 48 teams, due to the lack of fields.
- A motion was made to have a 48 team cap on our league until more fields become available. The motion carried.
- Set Agenda and date for the December 1999 Meeting of the Board of Directors
- The next league meeting was set for Monday, December 6, 1999 @ 7:00 p.m.
- The meeting location is 2400 Turk, at Masonic, School of Education - Gerschwin Theater, room 110, S.F.
- There being no further business to come before the Board of Directors, a motion to adjourn was made by Allie Fung. The motion was seconded, and the meeting adjourned at 9:20 p.m.