GOLDEN GATE WOMEN'S SOCCER LEAGUE
MINUTES OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS' MEETING
HELD ON JUNE 5, 2000
AT GERSCHWIN THEATER, USF, S.F.
Ian Clarke, President, opened the meeting at 7:15 p.m.
Avanti, BC United, Berkeley Bruisers, Bittersluts, Bo and the Deelites, Brown Sugar, Celtic Ramblers, Crux, Delores Park, Dylan's Villains, East Bay United, Follies, High Tides, Kismet United, Las Atrevidas, Las Brujas, Mad Hatters, Marin Flash, Mill Valley Edge, Mna, Mudhens, Pat O'Shea's, Renegades SC, Rip Tide, SF Fuego, SF Rangers, Shamrock Rovers, Sirens, Tasmanian Devils, Turf Warriors, Wildcats.
Teams Absent: Athena, Berkeley FC, Cramps, Crush, Daruma's Divas, Devil Mountain, Ireland's 32, Las Diablitas, Mad Dog's, Marin Marauders, Naomh Padraig I, Naomh Padraig II, SF Scots, SSF Shooters, and Talking Feet.
The minutes from the April 3, 2000 Board of Directors' Meetings were approved without any corrections or changes. (Note, there was no May 2000 Board of Directors' meeting).
- Scheduling, Fields and Referees
- Ian handed out a schedule and results sheet dated Mon. June 5, 2000.
- Ian noted one result in the sixth division that was not listed on the schedule: the Bittersluts losing to Mna (score not reported). Ian then announced that the sixth division was won by Brown Sugar. He was then corrected by Jeanne Scully of Mna who said her team had one more game left to play and if they should win they would be tied for first place with Brown Sugar. Ian reminded them that in the event of a tie, they would need to have a playoff game against Brown Sugar to determine the division winner. Mna reminded Ian that their team had requested a bye weekend for the weekend June 17, 2000. Ian said he would try to schedule their game during a weeknight or on June 24, 2000.
- Ian announced that the Crush and SF Fuego were scheduled for a playoff game on Saturday, June 17, 2000, and that this game would determine the first division winner.
- First Vice President, Discipline
- Allie didn't have much to report.
- She apologized for not having the red and yellow card recap for the spring 2000 season and said that she would hand it out at the August meeting. She noted that the spring season's yellow and red card statistics were lower than in the fall 1999 season.
- Allie mentioned that fines would be assessed to those teams who signed up to help with certain league functions but failed to complete their assignments (either partially or completely). She would inform those teams of their fines and supply Laura Beckett (Treasurer) with this information and payment of these fines would be due at the August meeting, along with fall 2000 dues.
- Vice President, Tournaments
- Ilisa gave a recap of the Seven-a-Side tournament. She thanked all of the tournament volunteers for enduring the soggy conditions on the tournament day. She also thanked all of the teams who played in the tournament.
- Ilisa announced her resignation from the Executive Board. She said that due to personal commitments, she would not be able to take on the August tournament. She asked the Board if anyone would be interested in temporarily filling her Executive position until the upcoming elections in January 2001.
- Ilisa gave the tournament details as follows: tournament dates are August 19th and 20th, tournament location is the Polo fields, and cost of the tournament is $325.00.
- Ilisa went over the duties involved to make the tournament run. She said that her replacement would act as a project manager: delegating and overseeing that certain duties are being fulfilled prior to and on the days of the tournament, rather than doing all of the work themselves.
- Ilisa reassured the board that a lot of the groundwork was already done (i.e., referee list, field permit, tournament rules, scheduling, etc).
- Ilisa said that she would handle the registration process but that was all she could take on.
- Darcy Whaley (BC United) volunteered to temporarily fill the VP of Tournaments position.
- Vice President, New Players
- Kelly Gould was absent.
- SF Fuego asked Ian if he would send Frank Lopez a new player's list.
- Member at Large, CSAN Representative
- Ian announced Kelly Lynch's resignation.
- Ian announced that Irma Rupport (Avanti) had volunteered to takeover this position but she had asked if there could be an alternate CSAN Rep. on the odd chance that she couldn't make a meeting.
- Ian asked the Board if anyone would be interested in filling this alternate position. He reminded them that the meetings are held in Pleasanton one Saturday a month, and that he would make special scheduling arrangements for the person who attends the meeting so they could play on that day too.
- Member at Large, League Affairs
- Allyson Hauck announced that she would be unable to fulfill her Member at Large position next season because she will be going to law school.
- Allyson explained why our league didn't get very good fields this season, she was told that the kids leagues get first priority, and then the men's league because they have been around longer than the women's league. She expressed the unfairness of this policy and contacted Lamarre Morrison, Supervisor of Turf Manager (and Mike Cheetham's boss). She discussed this policy with Lamarre Morrison and he said that policy seemed unfair and that it would be different for the upcoming season. Having confirmed this with Mike Cheetham, Allyson reiterated that for next season the kids leagues would have first priority on fields, then the women's league (for Saturday games), and then the men's leagues.
- Allyson said that Supervisor Barbara Kaufman, was concerned about the above issue and that Allyson would give us a contact at her office for future support.
- (Allyson went on to list potential new fields for the fall season). She mentioned that the Presidio has a field located at Fort Scott and she was going to contact the field scheduler to check out its availability in the fall. She mentioned another field, in the East Bay, at Gilman and 5th Avenue in Berkeley but she did not have time to contact anyone about this field. Lastly she mentioned the Nueva School in Hillsborough, she said she spoke to someone there named May who said that the field would be available for use but its availability in the fall was undetermined.
- Daphne Cormrer (Berkeley Bruisers) announced that there was going to be a rock pickup at the new Berkeley field location (5th and Gilman Ave.) on Saturday, June 10, from 10:00 am to 5:00 p.m. She also mentioned that people who volunteered to pickup rocks would be put on a field priority list and would get preferential treatment for the fall scheduling.
- Ian tabled finding a replacement for the Member at Large, League Affairs position to a later meeting.
- Member at Large, Over 40's
- Barbara gave an over 40's update.
- She mentioned that the over 40's have branched out with two groups: one group that plays in the city and the other group that plays in the East Bay, at McAllister and Broadway (complete directions are posted on the league's website).
- She mentioned that the SF group was full of enthusiasm and that they currently voted to name themselves "Forte" (pronounced four-tay).
- Barbara feels that slowly but surely there will be an over forties division in the league.
- Barbara asked if our league was out of date as far as the FIFA throw-in rule was concerned. Ian explained that our league uses the AYSO throw-in rule, that is, only the team in possession of the ball can make substitutions. He explained that the rationale for this is because our league has unlimited substitutions and if we adapted the FIFA throw-in rule this might encourage over substituting as a stalling tactic by either team.
- Ian mentioned that he sends all of the team referee comments to Giampaolo (Referee Assignor), who then forwards them to all of the referees in the league. His point being that people should use some tact and sensitivity when making these comments because they are made public for all referees to read.
- Ian brought up the idea of changing our league's point system to a three point system (three points for a win, one for a draw). This would help to eliminate ties for first place and playoff games. He said that he would bring it up again at the August meeting.
- Committee Reports
- Participation List
- Allie suggested that we review and fill open positions early in the fall. She said that she would like to have all teams receive and review position descriptions before signing up for them.
- Other Committee Reports
- Ian recapped the selection process and results of the GGWSL All Star team. There were two tryouts held with a total of thirty-five people trying out and eighteen people making the team. The team played in two games, one against a team in Sacramento and the other against the Nighthawks. The GGWSL team won their first game 2-1 and tied their second game (2-2) against the Nighthawks. Five people from the team made the CSAN select pool as alternates, they were: Emily Buckner (non-league player), Angie Diaz (Madhatters), Kathy Longaker (Scots), Karen Meagher (non-league player) and Diane Reives (Scots). Ian hopes to start this tryout process earlier next year and to have better premier division representation at the tryouts.
- Katherine Long (Madhatters) announced the State Cup competition results as follows: there were a total of four teams in the weekend competition, they were the Madhatters, the Nighthawks, the Sting and the Bonnlair Rovers. The Madhatters played and beat the Nighthawks 2-1 on Saturday, then lost to the Bonnlair Rover 1-0 on Sunday. The Madhatters won $500.00 for taking second place in the State Cup. Congratulations went out to the Madhatters.
- Barbara announced that her over 50's team, the Hawks, played in the Senior Olympics, held in Sacramento, and the Hawks won the gold!
- New Business
- The fall season begins on Saturday, September 9, 2000 (the weekend after Labor Day Weekend).
- Teams are allowed to submit only one bye request for the fall season.
- The fall dues will be collected at the August meeting. The cost is $525.00, this does not include fines for missed meetings or failed volunteer duties.
- Set Agenda and date for the August 2000 Board of Directors' Meeting
- The next meeting will be held on Monday, August 7, 2000, at 7pm.
- 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 and seconded, and the meeting adjourned at 8:25 p.m.