MINUTES FROM THE NCWGA GENERAL
AUGUST 20, 1999
AT THE SHERATON, RANCHO CORDOVA
Minutes of the Nor Cal Meeting held August 20, 1999 at the Sheraton Rancho Cordova.
Meeting was called to order at 8:26pm. There was no Executive Board meeting, and not enough members present for a quorum.
The corrected minutes from the previous meeting are posted on the Nor Cal website.
Report was given by Cara Gibson
|The new meet assigner
is PJ Slater. If you are holding a meet, be sure to get the final meet information to PJ
30 days before your meet. Also be sure to include the $3.00 per judge finders fee with
your original meet requests.
|Please note that the new fee structure for judges is now in
|Patty wanted to thank all the participants of the Judges Cup in advance!|
USAG has added a new "assistant" coach
professional membership for 16 or 17 year old coaches so that they may be out on the
floor. The membership costs $40, and they must also audit a Safety Certification class for
If you are moving, be sure to notify USAG! They will not
forward your memberships.
Fran thanked everyone who sent in the ballots for judges to
regionals and above. She got a good response.
|When asked for questions that she could take to the State Chair's meeting next week, the members present had many suggestions for Fran. Included was the question as to whether or not financial statements would be available from the Regional Chair as previously requested. Fran has received no response as yet.|
The special awards were announced as follows
Optional Coach of the Year - Robert Shawler
Choreographer of the Year - Suzie Goodmanson
Judge of the Year - Kathy Sgamba
Don Nelson Memorial Award - Jo Anne Byers
(Contributor of the Year)
James Wallace Award - the nomination was declined
There was a discussion about forming some type of awards committee to revive the process and make sure deserving Nor Cal professionals are recognized by nomination.
The competition calendar has not really changed.
All State meets have been assigned as follows:
Level 5 Cal Sports Center
Level 6 Cal West (at a site TBD)
Level 7 Rohnert Park
Level 8 Almaden @ San Jose St.
Level 9/10 Airborne @ San Jose St.
Also, Nor Cal is submitting a bid to host the Level 10 Nationals in 2001
|Handbook update: The handbook has been updated through the June 5, 1999 meeting. The updated version is on the Nor Cal website (norcal-gymnastics.org), and copies will be sent out with the 1999 rosters to all current members in the beginning of September.|
|Nor Cal will be buying
the logo from Steve Wilken. Robert Shawler would like to propose that the logo be required
to be included on all Nor Cal sponsored meet apparel, etc...
|Robert also brought up some concerns about sponsorships, and
how to decide when a company may exert too much influence on a Nor Cal meet. It was
discussed and decided that since Nor Cal events are sanctioned by USAG, we would go by the
guidelines already determined by USAG with regard to corporate sponsors.
|There was a question about compulsory gymnasts who cannot
compete on particular days due to religious beliefs, and if they would be allowed to
qualify to State through a different zone. It was determined that such a case should be
handled on an individual basis, and an official petition process should be carried out.
|The issue of disproportionately large zones was addressed.
These zones, while receiving the most spots to State, still don't qualify kids who score
much higher than the gymnasts from far smaller zones who do end up qualifying. Dave
Peterson is going to look into the numbers from this year and Nor Cal will then reassign
Zones, if necessary, for next season based on his findings.
|Fran mentioned that USAG has decided not to make Level 10
requirements more difficult because of such a drop off of kids by that level.
|Dave Peterson added that they will be having a Safety Certification at Cal Sports Center on Sept. 18th.|
Meeting was adjourned at 9:13pm.
Next Executive Board meeting will be held on Oct. 15, at 10:00am, at Diablo (or a site nearby).
Mary P. Miller, Secretary