January 24, 2013


Thursday, January 24, 2013

Sheraton Washington North



WAGS Board of Directors in Attendance:  Kathie Diapoulis, (President), Lula Bauer (VP to Virginia) Sally D’Italia (VP to Maryland), Pat Lusk (Treasurer), Amy Thompson (R&D Director)

Board Members excused.  Jim Bruno (Secretary)

Also in Attendance:   Robin Miller (Administrator)



Kathie called the meeting to order at 7:30pm and roll call was taken.


R&D Director Report –

  • 283 yellow cards
  • 13 red cards
  • 10 yellow/red cards
    • Total of 306 cards in the fall 2012 season
  • Sit Out Card under R&D Section on web site
  • All cards are posted on web site
  • Email sent if teams reach 10 points during the season
  • Emails are sent to clubs regarding field issues
  • Continue working with STAR’s
  • Introduced Michelle  White (R&D Administrator)
  • Amy and Michelle available to answer any questions

VP to Virginia Report-

  • VYSA Workshop – 2/1 and 2/2 in Richmond
    • Lots of topics
  • POD Coordinator -   There is a FAQ on the web site
    • If interested, please note this on the fees forms
  • WAGS is looking to hire an Executive Director 
    • No deadline – continue to take resumes until the position has been filled
    • Glen Buckley recommended this position
    • Individual in place within six weeks
  • Glen’s report will be on-line prior to the beginning of the season

New Club Entry Committee Report (Pat Lusk) –

  • One application, Woodbridge SC
  • Did not bring forward to membership vote
  • Did not have a feeder system (REC)
  • Newly formed club
  • Looking for volunteers to serve on the committee

Treasurer Report-

  • Accountant in the process of filing for the past calendar year
    • VA Sales Tax Return
    • MD Sales Tax Returns
    • Quarterly and Year End Federal and state Payroll Tax and 1099 filings
    • Federal Income Tax Return
    • Annual Workers Compensation Audit
  • Financial Facts and Figures
    • League Revenue increased
    • Tournament Revenue has increased
    • Tournament Hotel Rebates have increased
    • Referee fees have increased
    • Sportsmanship award fees have increased
    • Team stipends increased
    • Paid NSCAA fees for the benefit of teams participating in the tournament
    • Numbers are not final for 2012
    • Pat to speak with CPA as to when the financials will be available to the membership
  • Changes made
    • CPA will be handling all finances
    • Tournament success due to greater participation

VP to Maryland Report-

  • Attended NSCAA Conference and Women’s breakfast
    • WAGS has sponsored the  award for Excellence since 1999
    • This year’s recipient was Leslie Gallimore, University of Washington
    • Great speech from Michelle Akers
    • In attendance were idols such as Caren Gabarra and Kristine Lily
    • Male Coaches outnumbered the female coaches – how can we get more females involved?
  • National Women’s Soccer League
    • 8 teams participating
      • Our local team – Washington Spirit
    • 7 international players
      • Salary will be paid by their national federations

o    Canada players – Robin Gayle, Diana Matheson

o    USA players – Ashlyn Harris, Ali Krieger, Lori Lindsay

o    Mexico players – Alin Garciamendex, Guadalupe Worbis

o    Games will be played at the Maryland SoccerPlex

  • College Draft
    • Took place at the convention
    • Tiffany McCarty (Laurel, MD); Caroline Miller (Rockville, MD); Holly King (Ashburn, VA)
  • Scholarships
    • Mavis Derflinger –
      • One MD and one VA player for ODP expenses
    • Adele Dolansky –
      • 4 scholarships at $2,500.00 each

Administrator Report-

  • Fall 2012 was success – partly due to the weather
  • Majority of the teams have registered for the spring 2013 season.  Thanks to all teams who have been diligent in entering the information
  • STAR checks have been mailed
    • STAR classes will be sent to U12 and U13 teams and posted with finalized
  • Sportsmanship information is being collected – checks will be mailed to the winners shortly

President’s Report

  • WAGS is one of the Washington Spirit sponsors
    • Looking into overseas trips and local tournaments
    • Female coaches will be receiving an email regarding a rally to give the league a boost
  • Thanked the membership for mailing in the fees and forms.  Less chance of losing the paper work
  • Considering responses of survey
  • What needs to be done to keep this league moving in the right direction
    • Adding positions to the BOD
    • Adding a qualifier tournament
  • Errors were found in the technical rewrite of the rules – will be available in June

Proposed by-laws and rule changes were discussed and voted on. 


Meeting was adjourned at 9:30pm

Respectfully submitted,

Robin Miller

WAGS Administrator

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