MINUTES FROM THE NORCAL MEETINGS HELD ON JUNE 1, 2002 IN CONCORD

Executive board at 9:00a.m.:

Meeting was called to order by the Chairman at 9:15am.

Members in attendance were: Fran Earles, Robert Waroff, Ben Corr, Perry Siu, Mary McKulle, PJ Slater, Josie Rozzelle, Robert Shawler, Melanie Rozzelle, Penny Moyce, Darcie Hansen, Susie Goodmanson, Paul Hausladen, Jennifer Shipman, Doug Miller, and Mike Guzman.

Motion to approve the minutes from the March 23rd meeting. Not approved.

Motion to amend the March 23rd minutes with the following change:

The proposal limiting the number of meets held in a weekend should read:

"Limit the number of meets scheduled on the weekends to: during the compulsory season: 3 per day &

during the optional season: 2 optional meets per day (only one being a level 10 meet) & one compulsory meet per day. Seconded. APPROVED.

Treasurerís Report: Account Balances to date: Money Market: $21,166.61

Checking: $9,867.39

Outstanding State Meet Awards Money: $2,272.61

State Chairís Report:

*New vault table as a choice for Levels 5&6 this season has been approved by USAG. Both the horse and table will be available at states. All meets must provide the horse, with the table being optional. Meet information must specify if a table will be available.

*USAG is allowing each state board to choose their draw for state meet competitive order. Either random or youngest to oldest. After some discussion about safety issues with the younger competing late into the night, a proposal was made:

Proposal: Each state meet must set order of seasons from youngest to oldest. Seconded. PASSED.

*Changes for the WTC will be out this summer. There are a numerous of changes especially on bars.

*Fran Earles is stepping down as State Chair as of Aug. 1 and Jennifer Shipman will be taking her position.

NAWGJ State Directorís Report:

*Judges Cup will be hosted by MEGA at Marin County Catholic High School this year on the weekend of Aug. 17/18th.

*National Judges Cup for L/7 will be Jan. 4/5th with the location still up for bid. There will be a qualifying meet on

Sat., Dec. 14th with optional level routine critiques on Sunday the 15th. Contact Jennifer Shipman if you are interested in hosting it.

Zone Rep Reports: none

NorCal Special Awards:

*Nominations and votes were very minimal this year. There was a discussion about whether to have an awards banquet or vote and present them at the culminating state of the season.

Proposal: Present all awards at the Region One Congress General Meeting beginning with the 2001/2002 season.

Seconded. PASSED.

*Ballots were available at the Executive Board and General meetings for anyone that did not vote for Compulsory of the Year.

Election Of Officers:

*Ballot was small for the Chairman and Secretary positions. To be voted on at the General Meeting.

Old Business:

*State team proposal to be voted on at the General Meeting.

Motion to amend the proposal to include the stipulation that if it is voted in, it will be used for the next two seasons. Seconded. PASSED.

*Discussion on a proposal submitted to the board about NorCal awarding the state team qualifiers at every level some special apparel in recognition of their achievement.

Proposal: NorCal recognize each state meet athlete with a shirt, a jacket, and one other gift that is the same for all levels and decided upon by the awards chairman. All attire must have the NorCal logo on it. Seconded. PASSED.

New Business:

*Competitive calendar for 2002/2003 season: Please note the optional state meet dates have been switched around in order to be completed by March 23rd.

*Ben Corr is designing a website for high school juniors and seniors to post their stats for colleges to look at while making recruiting decisions. He is working out the details.

*NorCal received a thank you note from Corrinne Allen, the 2001 William Glover Memorial Scholarship Award recipient. She is going to Sac State in the fall.

Motion to adjourn. Seconded. Meeting adjourned at 10:15am.

General meeting at 11:00a.m.:

Meeting was called to order by the Chairman at 11:25am.

Member clubs in attendance: United, Diablo, Byers-Sac, Golden Gate, Santa Cruz, San Francisco, Marin Elite, Twisters, Peninsula, Gymtowne, San Enselmo, Rising Starz-Grass Valley, San Mateo, Santa Rosa, West Valley, Cypress, Rohnert Park, Novato, Windsor, Clovis, Golden Bear, Central Coast, redwood Empire, Michael Anthonyís, Byers-Roseville, Gymstars, Lamoreem, Cal West, Calaveras Gold, Head Over Heels, Oroville, Healdburg, Gymweavers, North Bay, encore, Gold Star, Airborne, Pozarís, Mt Shasta, Morgan Hill, Woodland, Davis, Miyagi, Sunnyvale, Madera, and Rising Star-Monterey.

Motion to approve the minutes from the March 23rd meeting as amended in the executive board meeting.

Seconded. APPROVED.

Guest speakers:

*Leslie Blackman from GK spoke to the membership as a follow up from the last June meeting. She thanked NorCal for allowing her to speak and get to know the various gyms in our state. Olympic bid for 2012 is need of volunteers and corporate sponsors. If anyone is interested, please call (650)856-2234 or go to www.basoc2012.org <http://www.basoc2012.org/>.

Thanks GK for donating leotards to our region!

*Chereí Tamura spoke to the membership about Region One Congress to be held at the Santa Clara Marriott over the Labor Day weekend this year and will be in NorCal next year as well. Some changes and additions to congress this year will be number one, the addition of a camp for gymnasts and coaches on Friday, Aug. 30th. It will be limited to 150 participants and itís location TBA. It will be separate from congress at itís own site. Secondly, she handed out flyers for Jeff Metzgerís Boot Camp and the Region One Gymnastics Camp. The congress flyer has been posted on NorCalís website and sent out. KAT will be hosted at CSC. Schedule changes will kept to a minimum. Please respect that this will be an adult event and no children will be allowed under the age of 16. Babysitting will be available. We had numerous problems last year with unsupervised children. Thank you for your cooperation. Updates and info are available on region1congress@aol.com.

Treasurerís Report: Account Balances to date: Money Market: $21,166.61

Checking: $9,867.39

Outstanding State Meet Awards Money: $2,272.61

State Chairís Report:

*New vault table as a choice for Levels 5&6 this season has been approved by USAG. Both the horse and table will be available at states. All meets must provide the horse, with the table being optional. Meet information must specify if a table will be available.

*Draw for all state meet competition orders will be from youngest to oldest.

*Pre meet warm-up format change: each group in the meet will get the same amount of time as the largest group for warm-ups.

*One touches do not have be done in competition order. The first competitor has the right to touch first.

*Encourage NorCal clubs to host a regional meet.

*The results for J.O. Nationals were posted at the meeting. Region One tied for first!

*State Games will be hosted in San Diego July 12-15th.

*Thanks to PJ Slater for all of her hard work and effort as the meet assigner!

*We had too many petitions to regionals this season. Remember that petitioned athletes do not count in our percentages allowed from our state to go regionals. We had 22 petitions from NorCal. Ouch!

*Changes for the WTC will be out this summer. There are a numerous of changes especially on bars.

*Fran Earles is stepping down as State Chair as of Aug. 1 and Jennifer Shipman will be taking her position.

NAWGJ State Directorís Report:

*Judges Cup will be hosted by MEGA at Marin County Catholic High School this year on the weekend of Aug. 17/18th.

*National Judges Cup for L/7 will be Jan. 4/5th with the location still up for bid. There will be a qualifying meet on Sat., Dec. 14th with optional level routine critiques on Sunday the 15th. Contact Jennifer Shipman if you are interested in hosting it.

*The meet calendar is limiting the number of meets so everyone can enjoy more successful ones this year. There were too many last minute cancellations due to lack of entries this season. If you have questions, please contact PJ.

Zone Rep Reports: none

NorCal Special Awards:

*All NorCal awards for the 2001/2002 season will be presented at Region One Congress on Sat., Aug. 31st @ 7:00p.m.

Election Of Officers:

Officers voted in were Perry Siu - Chairman and Mary McKulle - Secretary. Congratulations!

Perpetual Trophy awarded to Airborne Gymnastics! Congratulations!

Old Business:

*State team proposal - After much discussion, was brought to a vote by the membership.

Motion to pass the proposal as amended in the executive meeting. Seconded. PASSED.

New Business:

*Competitive calendar for 2002/2003 season: Please note the optional state meet dates have been switched around in order to be completed by March 23rd. TOP testing is only on July 20th. There is an additional L/4-6 meet on the weekend of Nov. 22nd at Miyagi. Also, please submit bids for regionals to Robbie Sumner. Region One Congress is on Labor Day weekend. Please note and adhere to the deadlines for submitting qualifying scores to zone reps.

State meet dates and locations:

L/5: Nov. 23/24 Peninsula

L/6: Nov. 15/16 Technique

L/7: March 29/30 Byers Roseville

L/8: March 22/23 Rohnert Park

L/9&10: March 9/10 Byers Sac.

Motion to approve the 2002/2003 meet calendar. Seconded. PASSED.

*Ben Corr has established two links for college recruiters to shop for gymnasts. Privacy issues are being investigated and nothing will be posted until addressed. (Access website - www.sonic.net//bjcorr)

Guest speaker:

Wayne Wright of San Jose State University gave the membership an update of the SJSU gymnastics program status. Due to NorCalís support (especially Jennifer Shipman, Dave Peterson, Airborne, Twisters, and West Valley Gymnastics) in the form of a fundraiser, SJSU has made a commitment to keep the womanís program alive. Keep up the support. There are 8 new recruits for the upcoming season. Please encourage high school juniors and seniors of NorCal to apply to California colleges. The college bound meet held in Oklahoma this year was a great success. Please go to the college meets to show support and keep the programs going. There will be a $5 cover at the Region One Congress dance this year that will go directly to the college programs. Thanks to everyone for your continued interest and support.

Motion to adjourn. Seconded. Meeting adjourned at 12:45p.m.

New executive board meeting directly following Zone meetings:

Meeting was called to order by the new Chairman at 1:19p.m.

Members in attendance were: Mary McKulle, Doug Miller, Robert Shawler, Tharien Brahmall, P.J. Slater, Fran Earles, Darcie Hansen, Melanie Rozzelle, Josie Rozzelle, Jennifer Shipman, Shelly Baker, Mike Guzman, Penny Moyce, Kim Kor, Robert Waroff and Perry Siu.

New Business:

*Perry Siu appointed the new Vice Chairman since he vacated the position to fulfill the role of Chairman. The Vice Chairman for NorCal is Robert Waroff. Robert will remain Zone 3 Rep as well. Congratulations!

*Chairmanís goal this term is to improve the overall communication within the organization, as well as the functionality of the board. Zone reps please stay in complete communication with your respective clubs. They are your main priority.

*State and Zone meet packets were distributed to the respective hosts.

*The liaisons between the state meet hosts and board will be the respective zone rep of each meet. State meet liaisons for the upcoming season are as follows:

L/5 - Penny Moyce

L/6 - PJ Slater

L/7 - PJ Slater

L/8 - Darcie Hansen

L/9&10 - Robert Waroff

*A discussion about reviving high school gymnastics evolved into the formation of a committee designed to research the potential. The committee members are: Tharian Brahmall, Nancy Kludt, Margaret Morrison, Kim Kor and Shelly Baker. Please contact any of these people with any ideas you may have. They will make a report at the next executive meeting.

Zone meeting reports:

Approximate # of competitors in each zone at each level: (numbers reflect only what was reported at this meeting)

L/4 L/5 L/6 L/7 L/8 L/9 L/10 Elite

Zone 1: 30 24 12 ? 8 6 1 1

Rep: Douglas Miller Zone Meet Host: Oroville Gymnastics Qualifying to zones: N/A

Zone 2: 30 103 56 29 39 23 19 2

Rep: PJ Slater Zone Meet Host: TBD Qualifying to zones: 29.00AA

Zone 3: 19 32 19 9 6 5 5 1

Rep: Robert Waroff Zone Meet Host: TBD Qualifying to zones: 30.00AA

Zone 4: 55 84 46 39 22 12 12 0

Rep: Darcie Hansen Zone Meet Host: Redwood Empire Qualifying to zones: 30.00AA

Zone 5: 0 93 40 29 30 19 18 1

Rep: Josie Rozzelle Zone Meet Host: Head Over Heels Qualifying to zones:

Level 5: 31.00 or top 72/Level 6: 30.00 AA

Zone 6: Numbers not available

Rep: Melanie Rozzelle Zone Meet Host: TBD Qualifying to zones: contact rep

Zone 7: 0 73 69 42 34 35 12 2

Rep: Penny Moyce Zone Meet Host: San Mateo or Gymtowne Qualifying to zones:

Top 68 w/30.00AA or higher

Zone 8: 27 31 9 8 13 N/A N/A N/A

Zone rep: Tharian Brahmall Zone Meet Host: Elite Qualifying to zones: 31.00AA

Zone 9: 12 43 20 17 13 11 3 0

Rep: Shelly Baker Zone Meet Host: CCGI or Clovis Qualifying to zones: Top 60

Next Executive Board Meeting - Sat. Aug. 31st @ 6:00p.m.

Next General Membership Meeting - Sat. Aug. 31st @ 7:00p.m.

Both to be held at the Santa Clara Marriott

Motion to adjourn. Seconded. Meeting adjourned at 1:52p.m.

Respectively submitted,

Mary McKulle, Secretary