Lake Havasu Soccer League

LHSL Board Meeting Minutes

LHSL Meeting Minutes


Tuesday, November 6th, 2018
5:30 p.m. at the Aquatic Center in Jane Camlin Room, 100 Park Ave, Lake Havasu City

LHSL Board of Directors in attendance: Chris Daigle, Natalie Livermore, Laura Shuffler, Kristin Dreisbach, Katherine Blanchard, Tamara Webster, Ezekiel Kesitilwe, Bre Kistler, Marc Zettel

LHSL Coordinators in attendance: Lauren Farshler

Others in attendance: Paola Navarro, Marcia Lynnes, Eva Kelly


Meeting called to order at 5:3 p.m. on Tuesday, November 6th, 2018.

I. Financial Reports / Update on Earmarking*

a. LHSL – Marc Zettle

1. Balance: $95,367.67 with most outstanding invoices/debts paid.


2. Funds earmarked for equipment have been exhausted with purchase of field equipment. Funds earmarked for coach training and give-back are nearly untouched.


3. Marc did not generate a full report, as there are questionable debits from Challenger in the amounts of $7,136.81 and $9,211.65 during the month of October. Marc and Chris are to investigate these debits.


4. Board discusses and agrees to giving Marc access to the League Amazon account to better departmentalize expenditures.


b. Lions – Lauren Farshler


1. '03 Boys / '02 Girls Finances: Due to lack of tournaments scheduled, the '03 Boys should receive September and October fees refunded or waived; '02 Girls should receive October fees refunded or waived. This matter was discussed at the monthly Lions meeting, but needs a vote by the Board. Bri Kistler motions to waive monthly dues respectfully; Eze Kesitilwe seconds. Motion passes unanimously.


2. High School Players Monthly Payments: 3 High School players on the '04 Boys team to have prorated dues during the months of December and January due to participation with the high school team. The total charge will be $430. Natalie Livermore motions to prorate dues; Bre Kistler seconds. Motion passes unanimously.


3. Individual Team Account Statements


II. Update on Coaches' Clinic* – Ezekiel Kesitilwe


a. Ezekiel expresses concern that coaches have not been completing online courses. To date, three coaches have completed the course.

b. Deadline for course completion for new coaches is end-of-November, and end-of-December for coaches with E-License.


III. Compensation for Board Members (Registrars)* – Chris Daigle


a. Chris reports that further research needs to be done, but aims to have a plan by the end of the year to bring before the board. He also wants to find a more proactive means to recruit volunteers.


IV. ASA AGM Trip – Chris Daigle


a. American Soccer Association Annual General Meeting (ASA AGM) taking place on January 26-27 in Phoenix. Chris expresses that he would like to see more Board members involved with this meeting. Trip to be financed by the Board. Approximately 8 members are anticipated to attend, so Chris will begin pricing for this event with that number in mind. Topic will be revisited in the future.


V. All-Stars and Spring Rec – Bre Kistler


a. Game to be held December 15th. Players and coaches for this team selected by top 2 coaches with the most wins and individual team coaches selecting the top 2 or 3 players. Lions and U9-U15 are eligible for the All-Star Team. The uniforms (t-shirts) will be priced out by Laura; Chris and Bre will decide uniform layout and design; Curb Appeal to sponsor uniforms. They agree uniforms will be blue and black with the Curb Appeal logo and player number. Quantity to be ordered is 100.


VI. Salvation Army Christmas Angel Tournament – Lauren Farshler


a. Participation as a Lions “Give Back” event, each player brings one toy of a minimum $10 value. Tournament located in Phoenix.


VII. Update on Lions – Natalie Livermore


a. Natalie provided a copy of the recommended tournament schedule with teams, dates, and fees. There is no guarantee that any particular team attends any particular tournament.


VIII. Jose Alvarado for '07 Boys – Natalie Livermore


a. Ezekiel Kesitilwe motions to have Jose Alvarado take over Head Coach position for '07 Boys; Natalie Livermore seconds. Motion passes unanimously.


IX. Other Information / Topics:


a. Marcia Lynnes, a Rec coach for U12, is present. She wants to confirm that she correctly handled a situation during Saturday's game, wherein her players asserted that the opposing team's players were “trash talking”; the opposing team claimed the same against her team. Marcia spoke with her own team members but the issue felt unresolved as it was something of a “he said/she said” scenario. The Board recognizes her situation and informs her that referees have the ability to remove players that are using inappropriate language or roughness on the field, and coaches may restrict players to the minimum field time if the player is showing unsportsmanlike behavior. Chris suggests that Board members may observe future games to see if a real issue exists and what further steps may be necessary.


b. Coaches Cup: December 8th at Cypress Park. Eva Kelly, also present, expresses some interest in the volunteer opportunity of organizing the Coaches Cup event. Natalie to partner with Eva to see if she would like to volunteer. Topic will be revisited in the future.


c. All player pictures to be picked up at the ASU fields on Saturday, November 10th.

Meeting adjourned at 7:13 p.m. on Tuesday, November 6th, 2018. Next meeting scheduled for Monday, December 3rd, 2018 at 5:30 p.m. in Community Room 155/156 (exterior room) at the Aquatic Center.

 
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MISSION STATEMENT

The mission of Lake Havasu Soccer League is to introduce the game of soccer to youth of all ages and skill levels with the purpose of providing the opportunity for each player to develop to their highest potential.  LHSL strives to maintain an environment that embodies the core values of integrity, leadership, perseverance, respect and teamwork while enhancing self-esteem, promoting self-confidence and cultivating a lifelong passion for the game of soccer.