GOLDEN GATE WOMEN'S SOCCER LEAGUE
MINUTES OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS
MEETING HELD ON DECEMBER 3, 2001
AT LONE MOUNTAIN ROOM 244A, USF, S.F.
Ian Clarke, President, opened the meeting at 7:11p.m.
Adelante, Athena, Avanti, BC United, Bo and the Deelites, Brown Sugar, Celtic Ramblers, Cramps, Crush, Daruma's Divas, Dylan's Villains, East Bay United, Follies, Ireland's 32, Kismet United, Las Atrevidas, Las Brujas, Mad Dog's, Mad Hatters, Marin Flash, Mna, Mudhens, Pat O'Shea's, Rip Tide, SF Fuego, SF Rangers, SF Scots, SF Vikings, Sirens, Talking Feet, Tasmanian Devils, The Edge, Turf Warriors, Underdawgs, United FC, Wakiza, Wildcats and Zephyr.
Teams Absent: Crux, DPC Hotties, High Tides, Marin Marauders, Naomh Padraig, Renegades SC, Shamrock Rovers and SSF Shooters.
The minutes from the September 9, 2001 Board of Director's Meeting were accepted the following corrections: II. Roll Call Teams Present, add Mad Dog's. II. Roll Call Teams Absent, remove Mad Dog's.
- President, Scheduling Fields and Referees - Ian Clarke
- Ian informed the Board that the league had the Polo fields for rainout makeup games on Saturday December 8th and 15th. He asked if teams were interested in playing on Sundays in Hayward instead of Saturdays at the Polo fields, and if so e-mail him so he could schedule accordingly.
- Ian asked if the Jefferson field representative, Katy Pope, was at the meeting so he could check on Jefferson's availability for reschedules. Katy was not at the meeting.
- First Vice President, Discipline - Allie Fung
- Allie expressed the Disciplinary Committee's growing concern with the increase in the number of complaints regarding team and player behavior reported via the white cards and emails.
- She added that the current procedure (The Incident Report Form) and fee ($25) for filing a formal complaint appears to be too large a disincentive for teams to use.
- The following motion was made and approved by the Board of Directors.
(The following should be added to the Spring 2002 Season Procedures:)
1) Make the Incident Report Form available on web page.
2) At 1st incident, inform team representative of the report filing and let them know that continued unsportsmanlike conduct could result in suspension.
3) At 2nd incident, the offending team will be notified again and officially warned that another incident report would result in suspension. The Disciplinary Committee will also notify the referees and ask them to take note of aggressive play for that team.
- At the 3rd incident, the disciplinary committee will meet to decide on the suspension term for that player and/or team.
- She also recommended that the $25 Incident Report Form fee be removed from the Bylaws at the January 2002, Annual General Meeting.
- Vice President, New Players - Laura Fontana
- Laura said that she is still receiving phone calls from women looking for teams and she asked the Board to e-mail her with any new information regarding their teams. Her e-mail address is email@example.com.
- Member at Large, CSAN Representative - Irma Rupport
- Irma was absent. No CSAN news to report.
- Member at Large, Over 40's - Barbara Elliott
- Barbara expressed her gratitude at the overwhelming success of the benefit tournament held on her behalf. She was deeply grateful to everyone who contributed and/or organized.
- She announced that the Over 40's team is recruiting players for the upcoming Las Vegas tournament (May 2002).
- She added that the team is still in need of a coach.
- Ian proposed making the season one year long, with the results from the fall and spring season accumulative for the entire year. Promotion and relegation would only occur at the end of the spring season - typically in June. He asks the representatives to take this proposal back to their teams for discussion and to be prepared to vote on the motion at the January Annual General Meeting.
- Ian proposed making divisions 11 teams large. The Board was not receptive to this idea.
- Ian asked if teams were interested in paying more for referee assistants. He proposed that referee assistants could be assigned on a divisional basis if every team within the division voted to pay the increased fee for the assistants. The increase in fee would be about $275 a season. He asks the representatives to take this proposal back to their teams for discussion and to be prepared to vote on the motion at the January meeting.
- David Forsythe discussed CSAN insurance. The following points were made:
- CSAN insurance is intended to be a secondary insurance.
- It does not cover major expenses.
- It is strongly recommended that players carry their own primary insurance.
- Players should not rely on the CSAN insurance for major expenses.
- The current cost of CSAN insurance is $15 a year and is included in the player registration fee.
- Chris Mankewich informed the Board of the East Shore State Park (to be built in Berkeley) and the possibility of obtaining more East Bay fields.
- Sara Kwon, Daruma's Divas, inquired about the $100 first place per division prize. Ian informed her that the Mary Griggs will issue checks to all first place teams at the beginning of next season.
- Committee Reports
- New Business
- Set Agenda and date for the Annual General Meeting of the Board of Directors
- The next meeting of the Board of Directors will be held on Monday, January 7, 2002, at 7pm.
- The meeting location is Lone Mountain, room 244A, USF, on Turk, near Masonic. The building is up on the "hill" off the circular driveway.
- 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 8:20 p.m.