SEATTLE SOUNDERS FC ALLIANCE COUNCIL
January 9, 2017 – 7:00 PM – The NINETY
Present (15 of 19): Lisa Angeles, Nicholaus Biela, Nick Biesold, Martin Buckley, Cameron Collins, Todd Cowles, Michael Dollard, Alex Eagleton, Jesse Kilgore, Gilbert Ko, Darla Langdon, Jerry Neil, Stephanie Steiner, Molly Wagner, and Jeff Williams.
Via telephone (2): Karl Picard and Daniel Roe.
Absent (2): Peter Buck and Roberta King.
I. Call to order – Martin Buckley
II. Roll – Cameron Collins: 15 of 19 Present
III. New Member Introduction
New Council Members Jesse Kilgore and Gilbert Ko introduced themselves to Council and the Council Members present introduced themselves to Gilbert and Jesse. They talked about why they joined Council, what they hope to accomplish, and their relationships with the Sounders.
IV. Alliance Council Collaboration Survey – Martin Buckley
The Council was surveyed as to what the best form of communication is to stay in touch and get work done. The responses showed that the current use of email communication with phone contact for urgent communications was the best way to stay in touch with our members.
V. 2018 Meeting Themes – Martin Buckley
The last two Council years, the first half of each Council meeting consisted of a presentation from the Front Office; the second half we carried out Council business. The calendar for the club presentations is based upon the deadlines within the front office. The topics included Food & Beverage (February), Marketing (March), Corporate Partnerships (April), RAVE Foundation (May), Jerseys (June), and Ticketing (July). Other topics the Council would like to see presentations on moving forward include Security, GM Vote, Seat Geek, and Matchday Presentation.
The Council expressed a great interest in a more robust conversation on “Food & Beverage,” focusing on food quality, meal deals, vegetarian/vegan food, and beverage diversity. Mike Dollard will reach out to the Supporter Groups for information on their beers for the upcoming season.
VI. 2018 Alliance Council Projects – Stephanie Steiner & Martin Buckley
Stephanie Steiner discussed what a Council project is and project management within the Council. Current 2017-18 Projects, and the members involved with each, are:
|10 Year Anniversary||Martin||Molly||Nicholaus||Stephanie|
|Food & Beverage||Alex||Jeff||Jerry||Karl||Michael|
|Outreach & Visibility||Cameron||Jesse||Karl||Nicholaus|
|S2 & The Alliance||Cameron||Darla||Jeff||Molly|
|Sitting vs. Standing||Lisa||Roberta|
VII. Other Business
The Council has until the end of the week to work on Alliance information for the media kit. We also need bios and a photo from new Council Members for our Council website.
Moved. Seconded. Council votes unanimously to adjourn.