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WPSL MONTHLY CONFERENCE CALL
March 23, 2005
 

I.                   CALL TO ORDER

Commissioner J. Zanelli called the meeting to order at 6:05 PM PST on Wednesday, March 23, 2005.

II.                ROLL CALL

TEAMS REPRESENTED

  • Ajax Southern California (Los Angeles, CA) Brian Boswell
  • California Storm (Sacramento, CA) - Jerry Zanelli
  • Elk Grove Pride (Elk Grove, CA) - Frank Vellutini
  • FC Indiana (Goshen, IN) Shek Borkowski
  • New England Mutiny (Springfield, MA) Joe Ferrara
  • Philadelphia Pirates - David Jones
  • Rhode Island Rays (Wakefield, RI) James Kelly
  • San Diego WFC SeaLions (San Diego, CA) - Lu Snyder, Scott Dreher
  • San Francisco Nighthawks (San Francisco, CA) Colette Hanlon
  • Bay State Select of Massachusetts (Rockland, MA) Debbie Gordon

TEAMS NOT REPRESENTED

  • *Denver Diamonds (Denver, CO) - Scott Dedycker
  • Houston Stars (Houston, TX) Jaquie Dominquez
  • Las Vegas Tabagators (Las Vegas, NV) Guy Hobbs
  • Maryland Pride (Baltimore, MD) Skip Chamberlain
  • Massachusetts Stingers (Swansea, MA) Lia Benevides
  • Lamorinda East Bay Power (Orinda, CA) - Ernesto Silva, Katie Pittman
  • Massachusetts Aztecs (Beverly, MA) Mike Kersker
  • Northern California Union Football Club (Menlo Park, CA) Gary Ireland
  • Steel City Sparks (Pittsburgh, PA) Chris Quahliero
  • Utah Spiders (Salt Lake City, UT) Mark Drown
     

*Teams not in good standings.
Established quorum.

III.             AGENDA ITEMS

A.     Financial Report

B.   League Brochures D. Jones motions and J. Kelly seconds that each team receive 100 brochures and that the league keep the remaining brochures for distribution to media, potential sponsors, convention attendees, etc.. Motion carries unanimously.

C.   Television Update Two National soccer channels, Fox Soccer and Gol TV, are interested in televising our Championship game. They would air the game at no cost, but the league would be responsible for production costs. Fox soccer would charge $10,000-$15,000. A local affiliate could possibly do it for $5,000-$10,000. The best way to pay for this would be to get a sponsor or sponsors.  J. Ferrara recommends that we go with Fox since they are more well known. He will continue to research and communicate his findings with the league.

D.   J. Ferrara motions and L. Snyder seconds that the following by-law be added:

Article 5.9: Disputing teams may take part in the League Governing Board discussion, but may not vote on the resolution.

Motion carries unanimously.

E.   Teams are reminded to consider visiting travel teams when setting game times. It is advised that you consult the visiting teams before finalizing game times.

F.   The Philadelphia Pirates are interested in having exhibition games with non-eastern teams. Contact D. Jones if interested.

IV.              ADJOURNMENT

Meeting adjourned at 6:30 PM PST.
The next monthly conference call is scheduled for April 20, 2005.

Minutes respectfully submitted.
Colette Hanlon
League Secretary

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