2014 Meeting Minutes

Meeting Minutes: March 2014

3:00 p.m.  CenturyLink Field
Present (29 of 47):    Kyle Boyd, Samuel Chesneau, Paul Cox, Michael Dollard, Matthew Goecks, Kevin Hughbanks, Leann Johnson, Roberta King, Angelica Mendoza, Pablo Mendoza, Greg Mockos, Rachel Molloy, Randy Nunez, Matt Oak,
Derek Pells, Brian Prouty, Erin Riley, Daniel Roe, Heather Satterberg, Stephanie Steiner, Patrick Van Der Hyde, Dylan Vanderhoof, Brendan Vaughn, Kristina Vaughn, Kelly Weiler, Lee White, Brian Winchester, Mark Winchester, Kevin Zelko

Guest:   Bart Wiley

Next meeting:    Tuesday, April 15, 2014 at 7:00 p.m.

Call to order – Paul Cox

Roll call – Angelica Mendoza

  • 29 of 47 members present (15 to establish quorum)
  • Introduction of new Councilmembers

Approval of minutes from last meeting – Paul Cox

  • Draft to be distributed to AC within one week of meeting
  • Approved draft posted to AC website once created
  • Formal approval at following meeting
  • Final minutes to replace draft on AC website once created
  • February minutes approved

Open items

  • Meeting schedule – Paul Cox
    • Poll distributed and ranking available for review
    • Meetings to take place the second Tuesday of each month from 7-9pm
    • Future dates: April 15, May 13, June 10, July 8, August 12, September 9, October 14 and November 11
    • Passed motion to reschedule November 11 meeting to November 18
  • Executive Committee – Paul Cox
    • Currently two members on EC; may add up to three more
    • Secretary currently not part of EC per the Constitution; suggested that this be changed before full Alliance votes to ratify Constitution
    • AC authorizing EC, though not official until Constitution ratified
    • EC members to be liaisons to AC work groups
    • Unanimous agreement to table topic and discuss at April meeting
  • Website beta testing – Paul Cox
    • Feedback from early testing returned to FO
    • Transitioned over to new platform
      • Some links broken and items missing
      • Google results point to old platform
    • Contact Taylor Graham with questions or additional feedback
    • Forum will eventually be phased-out
    • Separate AC site to be created and linked from SSFC site
  • 40th Anniversary – Paul Cox
    • Continue submitting suggestions to Shelly Roberts and Taylor
    • Anniversary merchandise now available in Pro Shop
      • More merchandise may be produced based on early season sales
      • Patch still desired
    • Tunnel display up and available for viewing post-meeting
  • New business
    • 2014 Council tasks – Stephanie Steiner
      • Handout of work list through 2019
      • Organization to allow us to gather volunteers and make progress on action items
      • List integrates natural progression of AC, new membership, etc.
      • 3-4 Councilmembers work on a project and report back to full AC
      • Stephanie to distribute handout via Facebook page and email; Angelica to load to Google drive
      • Review and determine item(s) you wish to work on for discussion at April meeting
  • Supporter group recognition – Daniel Roe
    • All recognized supporter groups must ask for renewal each year from AC
    • Emerald City Supporters, Gorilla FC, and Eastside Supporters requesting renewal
    • AC needs to clarify how recognition is obtained and renewed
    • Dan and Samuel Chesneau to work on defining process
  • FO guest speakers – Roberta King
    • Taylor willing to set-up FO speakers during weekday meetings
    • Roberta to generate list of speakers and job functions, and collect questions in advance so that speakers may prepare responses
    • Regular time to be set aside on monthly agenda for speakers to discuss what they do and how best to interact with them
    • 20-30 minute discussion maximum with opportunity to go off of the record, if needed
  • Alliance Council table – Leann Johnson
    • AC table at stadium prior to matches for increased exposure
    • Opportunity for Alliance to submit comment cards
    • Taylor willing to help coordinate at CenturyLink
    • Each Councilmember to volunteer for at least one match per season
    • FO to assist with giveaways
    • Leann to create schedule and solicit sign-ups from AC
  • 2015 STH benefits – Brian Prouty
    • Opportunity to be more innovative, work with Club, and provide greater benefits to STHs
    • Brian to research other clubs, lead work group in suggesting benefits/rewards program, and present ideas to FO
    • Loyalty benefits and points used for merchandize or experiences
    • Group authorized; four volunteers to be selected from Samuel Chesneau, Matt Goecks, Greg Mockos, Kelly Weiler, Brian Winchester, Mark Winchester, and Kevin Zelko
  • Sounders FC 2.0 – Bart Wiley
    • Bart discussed SSFC 2.0 and decision to split from Seahawks organization
    • Seamless transition expected for fans
    • New opportunities for AC to interact with FO
    • Submit ideas for Fan Innovation Center to Bart
    • Open to ideas re Match Pass and match-day experience; contact Shelly with suggestions
  • Adjournment

Motion to adjourn passed