Northern California Women's Gymnastics Association


Meeting was called to order by the Vice-Chariman at 6:30 pm.

Members in attendance were:  Rebecca Del Camp, Mike Guzman, Herb Highsmith (for P.J. Slater), Mary McKulle, Mary P. Miller, Penny Moyce, Dave Peterson, Josie Rozzelle, Patty Shipman (for Fran Earles and Jen Shipman), Perry Siu, and Bill Strom.

Motion was made to approve the minutes from the previous meeting.  Seconded.  Approved.

Treasurer’s report:  Bill handed out a transactional report since September, and reported that there were some discrepancies in the statement with regard to awards monies. Nor Cal is doing fine financially.

He asked that Zone Reps list the check number, date, and amount of any checks they forward so that he can process them correctly.  Zone Reps also need to make sure everyone in your zone has paid membership and registered their kids.   One way to check on that is through the website, it is pretty accurate and up to date.

USAG State Chair report:  Fran wanted everyone to know that Robbie Sumpter (AZ) is the interim Regional Chair after Denise Porrazzo stepped down.

NAWGJ State Director’s report:  Jennifer Shipman has organized the NAWGJ clinic on Dec. 2nd and 3rd.  Judy Dobransky is a dynamic clinician, and she encourages everyone to attend.  Also, the Dec. 7th level 7 meet will likely be held at Tri Valley due to prohibitive costs of holding it off-site.

Patty announced that Jennifer has passed the bar exam!  Congratulations to her!

There was a discussion about safety concerns at the Level 6 State meet, particularly with regard to the bars.  This and other concerns will be discussed later in the meeting.

Zone Rep reports:  Zones 7 and 8 reported that they were pleased with the re-zoning.  There was a suggestion to not collect the total numbers of competitors from each club until September. 

A proposal was made and seconded to move the due date for Nor Cal membership up to June 1st.  After discussion, this proposal was withdrawn and will be brought to the General Membership at the June meeting.

Old Business:  A bid for Level 9/10 State Championships was turned in to the Board by Galaxy Gymnastics.  This bid was neither accepted nor denied at this time while the Board looks into other options.

After discussion of State meet qualification, a proposal was made as follows:  50 percent of all Level 5’s go to State.  The numbers will be determined by Oct. 1st, and approved by the Nor Cal Board or committee.  It would still be a percent of a percent in each age group, but each Zone would send the top 1 (instead of 5), and with a minimum score of 31.00.  Seconded.  After lengthy discussion, the motion was defeated.  The Board would like to see an analysis of how that would would work based on this year’s numbers before reconsidering.

Proposal to break age groups down to no more than 30 per age group at State for Levels 5 and 6.  Seconded.  Approved.

In light of the issues and concerns brought up about the Level 6 State Championships this season, there was a discussion about how better to monitor the following of meet host guidelines as set by Nor Cal.  A motion was made that upon acceptance of any State meet bid, the Board will assign a liason to oversee the running of that meet.  Seconded.  Approved.

Handbook:  Mary and Perry will take corrections from the Board’s review of the revised Handbook and try to get copies to the membership by next month.

Proposal to update the Handbook on a yearly basis, to be distributed by Sept. 1st.  Seconded.  Approved.

Awards:  Nominations for Compulsory Coach of the Year are due Dec. 1st.  Perry asked that Zone Reps try to get at least one nomination per Zone.

March 1st is the deadline for the Holly Balber-Kemp, the William Glover, and the Splitz Scholarship award nominations.

A proposal was made to limit raffles at State Meets to a maximum of 5 minutes in lenth.  Seconded.  Approved. 

Motion to adjourn.  Seconded.  Approved.  Meeting adjourned at 8:05pm. 

Next Board meeting to be determined.

Respectfully submitted,


Mary P. Miller, Secretary