|NCSL Board of Directors Meeting - May 15, 2000|
Meeting called to order at 7:30PM.
Roll call showed a quorum.
Clubs not present: Annandale, Bowie, Falls Church, Gunston, Montgomery, Potomac, Reston, Stafford, Takoma Park and Waldorf.
Minutes are approved from the last meeting.
Jim Ferguson is in charge of the nominating committee. His phone number is 202-726-3834.
Each Va. and D.C. club rep should take a supply of applications for Va. N. District ODP. The application will also be on the WEB site.
Vice President-Jim Yacobi. Will work on a club rep manual over the summer and have something ready for the membership in the fall.
R&D-Ray Greenberg- Our first weekend was the worst in four years. We had 11 hearings as a result of that weekend. Fortunately, it has calmed down since then. In the fall of '97 we had 10 cases for the season, fall of '98, 12 cases; fall of '99, 18 cases; spring of 2000, 22 so far. The workload is increasing. A large number are at the U9 and U10 level. We need a standing committee of about 10 members.
Dennis Quicker has agreed to take over the posting of red cards and handle those statistics. There is some controversy as to how widespread information from R&D decisions should be distributed. WAGS puts theirs on the WEB site.
Dennis Quicker- If you want information on point count, please e-mail rather than call. Please do a better job at filling out the blue game card with the date, game number, team and team number.
Jeff Skigen- R&D toughest job we have. Workload is heavy for a volunteer position. Thank you to Ray.
Va. Commissioner-Jim Fraze- Have received a fair number of Friday night calls because the coach has a problem with a rescheduled game. Please call earlier than 9:30 of Friday night for a Saturday problem.
Treasurer- Roger Ney- You should have picked up three pieces of paper. One is the current balance sheet, then there are two proposed budgets for next year. They differ in one aspect, we are looking at an office and second staff member.
Jeff Skigen- Over the years we have grown incredibly. Kathleen Sessions has been implementor of all changes. Her job is huge. Information technology has fallen more and more to Kathleen. We need to have some backup, and we need to augment what she has been doing. Kathleen is wonderful and has been doing a great job. She shows enormous professionalism and expertise. She needs some help. This is a planning tool to make sure the league runs smoothly. We cannot do anything until we have funds approval. The budget is approved in June. Roger will do a third budget for an employer without an office. Give financial concepts back to Roger and Jeff.
Scorekeeper- Carol Baker- Since we have been doing things on-line, we don't get as much information from our scorekeepers. Scorekeepers need to send in a weekly report on game problems so the league can keep up better. If the standing is wrong, it normally means a score is wrong. Please let Kathleen know if there is a terminated game. If the game is not played, call a club rep. Give Kathleen the game numbers of the games that need to be rescheduled.
Calendar for next year is presented.
At the end of the calendar, would like added on when fall applications are due. This is a 13 month calendar. A one page calendar is on the WEB site. Also, there is a discrepancy between the last date to drop and receive a refund between the fall and spring seasons.
Amendment made by Fort Washington, seconded by Laurel.
Vice President- Jim Yacobi- Presenting a Parent Code of Conduct. He sat on the R&D committee and saw the problems with the parents. This code is to remind the parents of the proper conduct. It would be something for Ray to have to remind them of what they signed. The player pass does have a code of conduct.
Motion made by VISTA and seconded by Wash. Soccer.
Motion made by Fort Washington, seconded by Southwestern.
Motion made be Seneca, Seconded by Columbia Soccer Club.
Motion made by Southwest, seconded by Fort Washington.
Meeting adjourned at 10:00PM.