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Meeting Minutes: August 2019

Meeting Minutes: Aug 6th, 2019

SEATTLE SOUNDERS FC ALLIANCE COUNCIL

MEETING MINUTES

Aug 6th, 2019 – 7:00 PM

Rave Green Conference Room

Present (12 of 18): Alex Eagleton, Cameron Collins, Carmen Hall, Daniel Roe, Duane Nakamura, Jeff Williams, Jerry Neil, Kelsey Gallo, Louis Garcia, Martin Buckley, Nicholaus Biela, and Stephanie Steiner.

Absent (6): Ben Slager, Chris Urquart, Molly Wagner, Darla Langdon, Lisa Angeles, Todd Cowles.

Via telephone none

I. Call to order:  Martin Buckley 7:03 PM

II. Roll. Jeff Williams:  12 of 18 present at 7.04pm.

III. Front Office and Supporter Groups: Update and commentary on recent events
Martin Buckley joined a meeting between Supporter Groups and Front Office at the invitation of Emerald City Supports’ leadership. Note that the Alliance Council will not get involved in Support Group business.

There was a long and detailed discussion regarding the current situation regarding the MLS Fan Code of Conduct, political flags and signage and supporter groups. There was a specific discussion regarding the Iron Front imagery and flags.

Sounders FC Front Office continues to message a stand for inclusion and keeping fans safe.

Alliance Council representation was to listen and provide context regarding all fans.

Following a break there was discussion on whether the Alliance Council should craft and support an Opinion Statement in support of our Supporter Groups.

Vote on the motion:  11 Yes, and one abstain. 

We, the Seattle Sounders Alliance Council, support the value of inclusion.
We stand with our Supporter Groups against hate, bigotry, racism, and intolerance.

https://soundersalliance.org/2019/08/07/opinion-statement-inclusion/

IV. Volunteers and Events.
Alliance Council is being asked to support multiple events over the coming months:
August 25 – Fan Appreciation event – noon to 3.00pm
October – garage sale
November – Annual Business Meeting

There was a limited number of volunteers to assist. Nicholaus will manage the Fan Event signup and roster. Duane volunteered as logistics lead for the Annual Business Meeting.

V. Update: Social media plan and next steps.
Kelsey’s report on social media shows 2000 followers on Facebook and 2700 on Twitter. Suggested to arrange a giveaway to increase traffic.

VI. Update on Scarf vote.
Carmen reported that the Alliance wide Scarf Vote is live. Results will be announced at a future match.

VII. Other business.
Food committee:  the stadium is trying new beer. Ask to put up signs for frozé. If you want Taco Time at the game, we must raise our voices.

Next meeting was re-arranged to be Sept 10.

Away Travel: Anybody going to LA, Alex has a travel offer.

Adjourn: 9:16 PM

 

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