MINUTES OF WAGS AGM MEETING
JUNE 19, 2003
Tyson’s Corner Marriott
WAGS Board of Directors in Attendance: Kathie Diapoulis (President), Walt Lenar (VP Virginia), Bob Dieterle (Treasurer), Mike Sybert (Secretary), Henry Dubina (VP Maryland) Lula Bauer (R & D Director),
WAGS Employees in Attendance: Robin Miller (League Administrator)
Clubs in Attendance: ABGC, ALEX, ARL, BAC, BAYS, BETH, BRYC, CALV, CHAN, CRFT, CSA, DAV, DCST, DSC, FPYC, FRED, FREE, FSC, FWAS, GRFL, GSC, HERN, HSC, LAUR, LMVSA, LOUD, LRSC, MATT, MCLN, MSC, OLNY, POT, PSC, PWSI, REST, SAC, SEVP, SOTH, SSA, STAF, SWYA, SYC, TASC, TSC, VIST, VYS, WALD, WWSC
Clubs Not in Attendance:, ASA, BSU, CSC, CYA, EPIC, FCSC, GHSC, MCSA, SMCS, STER, WIN WSC
Kathie Diapoulis called the meeting to order at 7:30pm and roll call was taken.
Walt Lenar thanked everyone for their hard work on getting the scores in to him on time and congratulated all of the winners, runners-up and scholarship winners. Thanked Bob Dieterle for his tireless work during his stay on the Board.
Bob Dieterle reviewed the WAGS Financial Statement with the Membership.
Secretary: Thanked everyone for a good season. Stated that there will be a change in the MD Cup format beginning in 2004. Cup will now be single elimination.
VP Maryland: Henry addressed the Membership stating that the WAGS BOD is a “customer facing Board”. Would like to see the Membership give input to the Board regarding league issues.
R & D Director:
Robin thanked everyone for their cooperation during this very long and difficult season.
Deadlines: Robin reviewed the WAGS deadlines.
Fees and Forms – June 27 – WAIVE ALL SIGNATURES!!!
Field Forms are due – July 18
Team Contact Information: Robin reviewed the procedures on how to enter a new team.
Must add as a new team – computer will give an “A” number
Robin will change it to the “W” number.
Must use your pin number given to your by the club rep for tryout ads and updating
Pins and Awards: All participation pins and awards will be mailed to the primary contacts.
CHAMPS and RUNNERS-UP: Listed after each team. Do not delete the word “CHAMPS” and “Runners-Up” from the team name. Robin will delete them prior to division structure.
Sportsmanship Awards: Available for review on line.
Tryout Ads: Will be reviewed on a weekly basis
Office Closed: WAGS Office will be closed from June30th through July 6th
Rosters: All U-18 teams requesting new “W” numbers must fax their current rosters to the WAGS office
No later than July 8. All U-19 entering the League for the Fall 2003 season must also fax a
State Roster to the WAGS Office. All rosters must be received no later than July 8. The
WAGS BOD will review the rosters for division structure placement.
Kathie reviewed some important dates:
Sunday, September 21 – NO LEAGUE GAMES due to the WWC Opening Ceremonies.
Points per Game: WAGS had no choice but to determine standings by points per game.
Role of Club Reps: To know the WAGS and State Association Rules. Bad advice to a team does not alleviate the responsibilities of the team and may cause them some serous repercussions. Some Reps unfortunately only contact the league office when they want something changed or rearranged for the convenience of their team or they feel that they have been wronged in some way regardless of the fact that they have other teams in the league who have to contact either me or Robin because that same club rep can’t seem to answer a simple rule question or even take the time to return their phone calls. That is not to say that if there is a legitimate problem with the team that you are associated with needs league guidance or intervention, you shouldn’t ask for it. Just remember that you are there for ALL WAGS teams within your club not just the one that your daughter plays on or you happen to coach. There are, however, some people that have been club reps for years and we still have no idea which teams they are associated with. Some even have no children in the league and yet continue to serve as a club rep. Those are true volunteers.
Committees: Kathie will be starting committees and need volunteers for the club reps.
Out-going Treasurer: Kathie thanked Bob Dieterle for all of the years with WAGS and for giving us an analytical picture of WAGS finances.
Adele Dolansky Scholarship:
The following girls are the recipients of the Adele Dolansky Scholarship:
Anna Marie Raven-Hasen, Kathleen Vistica, Dana Catherine Mueller, Rebekah Finch
Mike Sybert, Scholarship Committee Chair, spoke of the recipients accomplishments both on and off the playing field. He also thanked the committee for their hard work. (Gibby Bell, Pat Lusk, Joe Hollenburg, Kelly Deegan, Sally D’Italia).
Election of Officers:
Kathie Diapoulis announced the slate of Officers submitted by the Nominating Committee. The slate of Officers was approved as submitted. The following Officers will serve on the WAGS Board of Directors for the year 2003-2004:
President Kathie Diapoulis
VP Virginia Walt Lenar
VP Maryland Henry Dubina
Treasurer Mike Sybert
Secretary Pat Lusk
R & D Director Lula Bauer
Congratulations to all.
New Club Entry
Eastfield Soccer Club (EUSC) and Northern County Soccer Alliance (NCSA) were accepted in the League for the Fall 2003 Season
Proposed Rule Changes
See Attached - Proposed Rule Changes
Good of the Game:
Kathie congratulated all State Cup winners in Virginia and Maryland and wished them luck at Regionals.
Meeting was adjourned at 10:00pm
Robin Miller, WAGS League Adminstrator