GOLDEN GATE WOMEN'S SOCCER LEAGUE
MINUTES OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS' MEETING
HELD ON SEPTEMBER 11, 2000
AT GERSCHWIN THEATER, USF, S.F.
Ian Clarke, President, opened the meeting at 7:15 p.m.
Adelante, Avanti, BC United, Bittersluts, Bo and the Deelites, Crush, Crux, Daruma's Divas, Deviled Eggs, Dylan's Villains, East Bay United, Follies, High Tides, Ireland's 32, Kismet United, Las Brujas, Mad Dog's, Mad Hatters, Marin Marauders, Mill Valley Edge, Mna, Naomh Padraig I, Naomh Padraig II, Pat O'Shea's, Renegades SC, Rip Tide, SF Fuego, SF Rangers, SF Scots, Shamrock Rovers, Sirens, Talking Feet, Tasmanian Devils, Turf Warriors.
Teams Absent: Athena, Brown Sugar, Celtic Ramblers, Cramps, Dolores Park, Devil Mountain, Las Atrevidas, Marin Flash, Mudhens, SSF Shooters, and Wildcats.
Due to a distribution problem, the acceptance of the minutes from the August 7, 2000 Board of Directors' Meetings was tabled to the September 2000 meeting.
- Scheduling, Fields and Referees
- Ian discussed the following scheduling topics:
- He reminded the board to be prepared to play in December, even if their season ends in November, because rainouts will occur and push our season through December.
- Frank Lopez, SF Fuego, asked Ian if make-up games could be played on weeknights at lighted fields (Crocker Amazon). Ian said that this would be o.k. if both teams agreed to it.
- Ian asked that teams with games scheduled in December consider re-scheduling to Sunday, October 15. The league doesn't have fields is San Francisco on that particular weekend and very few teams are scheduled to play but the league does have the Hayward field on Sundays and it is available. Both teams would need to be in agreement to this re-schedule and the games will be re-scheduled on a first come first serve basis.
- He informed the Board that rainouts would be re-scheduled on Sundays in Hayward as well. He would try to reschedule rainouts from one month to be played on Sundays in the following month.
- He explained the sixth division's scheduling situation as follows: All nine teams will play their eight scheduled games. Once they're done a breakdown of the division will occur - 1st-3rd, 4th-6th and 7th-9th, teams will be scheduled to play their last two games according to where the place in the division. This re-scheduling will not take place until all teams have completed their eight games.
- Daruma's team representative expressed her team's disappointment with their schedule - they have many weekends off and they don't play more than two weekends consecutively. Ian explained that their unfortunate schedule was due to bye requests, the odd number of teams in their division and the lack of fields.
- First Vice President, Discipline
- Allie supplied the following handouts: the spring 2000 Comments & Warnings Report, the league's Incident report form and a fall 2000 Participation List.
- She reminded teams that if they wanted to make an official complaint about something that occurred in their game, they would need to file an Incident Report form - this form needs to be filed within one week of the incident and will be reviewed by the Disciplinary Board.
- She announced that there were 17 yellow and two red cards issued in the spring 2000 season.
- Ian added that the comments that people make on their white card end up being sent, verbatim, to the referees and therefore people might want watch the language they use when writing their comments.
- Vice President, Tournaments
- Ian announced that this position is currently open but is up for election in January 2001, and until then he asked the board to seriously think of ideas to get the league's tournaments back on track. It was recommended that the tournament committee meet soon to start "brainstorming" for ideas. Karen Orp (Crux) volunteered to organize/head the tournament committee meetings.
- On a tournament-related issue, Ian asked the Board what they thought he should do with the leftover League T-shirts and water bottles from previous tournaments. It was decided that the T-shirts would be given to the teams that win their division and the water bottles will go to the second place teams for the fall 2000 season.
- Vice President, New Players
- Frank Lopez asked that the Board provide him with feedback on his current process of placing new players via email.
- Member at Large, CSAN Representative
- Irma was absent but Ian discussed the August CSAN AGM with the Board.
- Member at Large, League Affairs
- Ian announced that this position was open and will be up for election at the January 2001 league meeting.
- Member at Large, Over 40's
- Barbara handed out flyers for San Francisco practices and gave an over 40's update.
- She mentioned that David Forsyth (Mudhens) would be coaching the over 40's on every other Sunday and that the Scots would be coaching when David isn't.
- She also mentioned that she would be travelling to San Diego to participate in the Senior Olympics. She said that she does this annually but this year would be different because she was going to be a "guinea pig" for a medical study, having her vital signs monitored while playing soccer. Good luck Barb!
- Ian asked the Board how they felt about changing our league's current point system from a two point per win system to a three point per win system, this change reduces the possibility of a tie for first place at the end of the season. Ian motioned that the league award three points for a win and one point for a draw for the fall 2000 season, Laura Beckett seconded the motion. A unanimous vote was made and the motion carried.
- Ian read a letter from Irma Rupport regarding the use of the Hayward field. She wanted to remind everyone to not walk down the steep side of the hill to access the field because she broke her ankle last season doing so. She also mentioned that there is an outhouse at field level located near the baseball field that our league has purchased, solely for the league's use.
- Ian announced a SF Peace for Parks 7v7 Blacktop Tournament at Jose Coronado Playground (located at 21st and Folsom). This tournament begins on October 3rd and ends October 26th, games will be played on Tues. and Thurs at 7pm and 8 pm. The games will consist of two 25-minute halves and a 5-minute halftime. There will be a total of eight teams in the tournament and cost $35-$40 per team. For further information contact Mario Navarro (415) 370-2585. Teams must be registered by 9/29/00.
- Chris Mankewich announced that there were flyers for the Oakland All Power Indoor Soccer League.
- Committee Reports
- Participation List
- Allie asked the Board to re-evaluate the nature of the Participation List. She hopes to do away with the fining system and to find true volunteers within the league by having positions that are more interesting/fun.
- Ian suggested that the league hire people to fill crucial participation positions for which the league has no volunteers. He added that this approach would increase league dues.
- New Business
- There was no new business to report.
- Set Agenda and date for the next Board of Directors' Meeting
- The next meeting will be held on Monday, October 4, 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 8:15 p.m.