CALL TO ORDER
Commissioner J. Ferrara called the
meeting to order at 6:10 PM PST on
Thursday, December 16, 2004.
Ajax Southern California (Los
Angeles, CA) - Brian Boswell
California Storm (Sacramento, CA) - Jerry Zanelli
Denver Kickers (Golden, CO) -
Elk Grove Pride (Elk Grove, CA) - Frank Vellutini, Carrie Vellutini
FC Indiana (Goshen, IN) ÷ John
New England Mutiny (Springfield, MA) ÷ Joe Ferrara
Northern California Union
Football Club (Menlo Park, CA)
÷ Carine Ireland, Regina
Union Football Club (Palo Alto, CA) ÷ Greg Paker
*Rhode Island Rays (Wakefield, RI) ÷ James Kelly
San Diego WFC
Sea Lions (San Diego, CA) - Lu Snyder, Scott Dreher
San Francisco Nighthawks (San Francisco, CA) ÷
Steel City Sparks (Pittsburgh, PA) ÷ Chris Quahliero
Shore Select of Massachusetts
(Rockland, MA) ÷ Debbie Gordon
Utah Spiders (Salt Lake City, UT) ÷ Jamie Schock
TEAMS NOT REPRESENTED
*Denver Diamonds (Denver, CO) - Scott Dedycker
East Bay Power (Orinda, CA) - Ernesto Silva
Las Vegas Tabagators (Las Vegas, NV) ÷ Guy Hobbs
*Massachusetts Stingers (Swansea, MA) ÷ Raul Reis
Texas Premier Stars (Houston,
TX) ÷ Luis Labastida
Massachusetts Aztec Soccer
(Beverly, MA) ÷ Mike Kersker
Maryland Pride (Baltimore, MD) ÷
not in good standings.
to several new teams that joined have us today: South Shore Select of
Massachusetts, Massachusetts Aztec Soccer and the Northern California Union
Report given by D. Cross.
regarding becoming a non-profit ÷ The Treasurer, D. Cross, recommends that the
individual teams look into becoming a non-profit as it can help them attain sponsorship,
publicity, etc. However, he does not believe that it would be in the leagueÔs
best interest to become a non-profit. The league would have to restructure its
approach and do charitable work, which would be quite difficult to do as a
league. S. Dreher of San Diego has a template for becoming a 501 (c) 3 and will
distribute to teams that are interested in becoming a non-profit.
Address ÷ F. Vellutini motions and B. Boswell seconds that the league approve
the new address recommended by C. Hanlon at 3145 Geary Blvd. #738, San
Francisco, CA 94118-3316. Voted and carries unanimously.
references to the old address will be updated and a notice of the change of
address will be posted and distributed.
Tournament ÷ D. Cross motions and L. Snyder seconds that the league accepts the
proposal submitted by the New England Mutiny to host the 2005 Championship
Tournament. Voted and carries unanimously.
for upcoming season:
Region deadline for new teams to enter will be January 12th, 2005.
Region deadline has not yet been determined.
Sponsorship ÷ Roger Smith of Combat Soccer has offered to give a 50% discount
off the catalog price on uniforms and equipment for 2 years and the 3rd
year package would be free. Suppliers include Puma, Xara, Kelme, Kappa, Nike,
High 5, Admiral and more. Teams would commit individually, not the entire
league. In trade they would ask for referrals to club and youth teams. They
would also put the teamÔs logo on their website.
Vellutini will contact Roger to get the details in writing and report back to
the league at the next conference call.
teams with supplier contacts are asked to get information on deals they would
like to offer to teams or the league and report back for discussion at the next
Island Rays status ÷ Jim Kelly expects to be paid up on last yearÔs balance and
this yearÔs dues by the end of January. He will contact D. Cross on Monday to
set-up an installment plan.╩ He states
that his financial and player problems last season had to do with the number of
teams in the area and his overwhelming personal financial
responsibilities.╩ He believes these
problems have been resolved and he will have the players and the money to
return next year.
Teams for 2005 season: California Storm, San Francisco Nighthawks, San Diego
WFC SeaLions, Ajax of Southern California, Utah Spiders, Las Vegas Tabagators,
Elk Grove Pride and Northern California Union Football Club. There will most
likely be a 14 game schedule.
Denver Kickers missed the deadline for entry into the Western Division, but may
still be considered for placement in the Central/Mid-West Region. The Texas
Premier Stars (formerly the SWC Houston Stars) placement will depend on the
teams that come in.
expressing interested in joining the Central/ Mid-West Region include St.
Louis, Minnesota and Chicago.
÷ J. Zanelli, D. Cross and F. Vellutini will be in charge of scheduling for the
Western Region. Blackout dates and preferences for the Western Region need to
be submitted to J. Zanelli as soon as possible.
off of 2 weeks before championship tournament ÷ Not possible with 14 game
N. Cal and Ajax did not receive the Las Vegas Silver Mug information. C. Hanlon
will e-mail the information to them. Teams may also download the application
from our website at
Meeting adjourned at 7:32 PM PST. The next monthly conference call is scheduled for
January 12, 2005 at 6:00 PM PST.
Minutes respectfully submitted.