Women's Premier Soccer League News

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April 20, 2005

I.                   CALL TO ORDER

Commissioner J. Zanelli called the meeting to order at 6:10 PM PST on Wednesday, April 20, 2005.

II.                ROLL CALL


  • Ajax Southern California (Los Angeles, CA) ÷ Brian Boswell
  • California Storm (Sacramento, CA) - Jerry Zanelli, Kathleen Casanave
  • Houston Stars (Houston, TX) ÷ Luisa Martinez
  • Lamorinda East Bay Power (Orinda, CA) - Ernesto Silva
  • Las Vegas Tabagators (Las Vegas, NV) ÷ Guy Hobbs
  • Maryland Pride (Baltimore, MD) ÷ Skip Chamberlain
  • New England Mutiny (Springfield, MA) ÷ Joe Ferrara
  • New Mexico Thunder (Albuquerque, NM) ÷ Tami Pacheco
  • Philadelphia Pirates - David Jones
  • 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
  • *Denver Diamonds (Denver, CO) - Scott Dedycker
  • Elk Grove Pride (Elk Grove, CA) - Frank Vellutini
  • FC Indiana (Goshen, IN) ÷ Shek Borkowski
  • Massachusetts Stingers (Swansea, MA) ÷ Raul Reis
  • Massachusetts Aztecs (Beverly, MA) ÷ Mike Kersker
  • Rhode Island Rays (Wakefield, RI) ÷ James Kelly
  • St. Louis Archers (OÔFallon, MO) ÷ Chris Sellers
  • 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.     Championship Weekend

a.       Hotel ÷ Best Western Sovereign Hotel; 1080 Riverdale Street, West Springfield, MA  01089; Phone: 413-781-8750; Fax: 413-733-8652. Ten minutes from field.

b.      TV ÷ FOX Soccer Channel will show nationally at no charge, but the league would be responsible for producing the game. J. Ferrara estimates that a local production company would charge $10,000-$12,000. A national sponsor would be the best option to cover costs. If anyone has any national sponsor leads, contact J. Ferrara with the contact information.

C.     J. Zanelli motions and T. Pacheco seconds that the league purchase the press release software recommended by C. Hanlon. Motion carries unanimously.

D.     A South-West/Mid-West conference call will be scheduled for next week to discuss teams, scheduling, referees, etc.

E.      Teams are asked to get venues and game times to C. Hanlon ASAP.

F.      National meeting adjourned at 6:30 p.m.. West Division meeting continues.

G.     J. Zanelli motions and G. Hobbs seconds that the Union FC bond money be split evenly between the West Division teams. Each teamÔs share will be credited to their league account. Motion carries unanimously.

IV.              ADJOURNMENT

Meeting adjourned at 6:42 PM PST.
The next monthly conference call is scheduled for May 18, 2005.

Minutes respectfully submitted.
Colette Hanlon
League Secretary

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