SEATTLE SOUNDERS FC ALLIANCE COUNCIL
September 4, 2018 -7:00PM- The NINETY
Lisa Angeles, Nicholaus Biela, Nick Biesold, Martin Buckley, Cameron Collins, Alex Eagleton, Roberta King, Darla Langdon, Jerry Neil, Daniel Roe, Stephanie Steiner, Jeff Williams
Molly Wagner, Mike Dollard, Gilbert Ko, Jesse Kilgore, Todd Cowles, Peter Buck
I. Call to order: Martin Buckley
II. Roll: Darla Langdon: 12 of 18 present
III. Guest: Alex Roldan
Alex Roldan spent the first part of the meeting with Alliance Council. Council members were able to ask questions and spend time with Alex.
IV. First order of business: Peter Buck Announcement
Martin had been in communication earlier in the day with Peter Buck, it was announced that he would no longer be able to continue with his Alliance Council term. Unfortunately for us, a change in his work load prohibits him from taking on any additional tasks and commitments- he will be missed.
V. Second order of business: Celebration of Players
Dan Roe had posted on Facebook floating out the idea or questions of why or what could we do for a players recognition of service to the Club at their retirement or in honor of them, similar to Seahawks “Ring of Honor”, lots of input was given, ideas were being thrown around including:
- Potential requirement of contribution to Club
- Golden Scarves
- Timeline (include FO/ownership Sounders)
Committee was formed and will get ideas/ suggestions on paper and come back to October meeting to present/ discuss as a group further.
Committee will be comprised of: Daniel Roe, Alex Eagleton, Nicholaus Biela, Molly Wagner and Nick Biesold, Jerry Neil
VI. Third order of business: 10 Years of the Alliance/Participation
Martin Buckley started off discussing at our last meeting how each Alliance member present stated that they were excited and committed to putting in the work for the celebration of the 10 Years of the Alliance. To date, he knew only five people had logged on and / or contributed.
This brought up the conversation that has been had in the past- it’s fun to get the fun stuff- the surprise player visits, the meetings with ownership, the inside scoop and unprecedented access to the Club for our opinions, concerns and feedback. None of this however can happen if we don’t continue to put in the work and make a conscience effort to make it mean something. Do the people that take meeting minutes, volunteer for special projects, work the events, take on additional tasks get what the people who show up the first Tuesday of every month and do the bare minimum? Do we start doing a “frequent flyer” type of recognition for those that go above and beyond the minimum so when it comes down to special events or access to the Club those get picked first?
There were a few comments about having access to the Teams site – Martin stated that he’d help those that need to have access but reminded us all that we need to commit to The Alliance otherwise the “why’s” we came up with last meeting mean nothing.
VII. Motion to adjourn meeting and seconded.