Long time New York Metro ISOA Executive Board member and First Vice President, Dennis Botsaris has passed away after a long fight with cancer. Dennis served our chapter as a recruiter from the New York Soccer Referee Association as well as our resident meeting hospitality manager. Dennis was also a long time assignor for the various senior amateur soccer leagues in the New York metropolitan area.
Final arrangements for Dennis are as follows:
Frederick Funeral Home (718) 357-6100
192-15 Northern Blvd.
Flushing NY 11358
Hours are Sunday (November 13, 2011): 2-5pm and 7-9pm and Monday (November 14, 2011) 2-5pm and 7-9pm.
Our chapter extends deepest sympathies to Dennis' family. He will be missed. The family requests that any donations should be made to the Lustgarden Foundation in Dennis' name.
Steve Meyers has accepted an appointment as a Director on the chapter executive board. Steve is currently the president of the Westchester Soccer Refeees Organization and will help us to expand our recruiting efforts.
We are grateful to Steve for accepting this appointment and unselfishly giving his time to serve the chapter membership.
NISOA President Larry Dorsey announced the following appointments to the NISOA Executive Board:
- Cliff McCrath has been appointed the Director/Liaison of NISOA Communications. Cliff's primary responsibility will be to interface and serve as a liaison with our outside constituents such as the NCAA, NAIA, NSCAA, NCCAA, NJCAA, and others.
- John Van de Vaarst has been appointed Director of Operations. He will be responsible for the day-to-day activities of NISOA as well as long range planning. He will manage the budget and expenditures, maintain and update all NISOA publications and the Policy Manual, and oversee the web page. He will respond to questions from chapter contacts and members, and coordinate agendas for the Executive Council and Annual Conventions. He will be responsible for the logistical planning for the Annual Convention, the NSCAA convention and all workshops and training programs of the various Program Directors.
- Mario Donnangelo will continue as an Associate Executive Director, with additional responsibilities. He will handle all NISOA membership issues, coordinate the awards programs and be the primary contact with our insurance carrier and chapter contacts on insurance matters.
The terms for all elected chapter executive board positions expire on December 31, 2008. If you are interested in running for any of the positions, please contact Bob Soskis, Chairman of the Election Slate Committee as soon as possible. Nominations will be accepted at the October 6, 2008 chapter business meeting. Nominees for elected positions must be present at the October 6, 2008 meeting to accept the nomination. Nominees who are absent will only be considered if they notified the Executive Board, in writing before the meeting that they will accept the nomination. Elections will be held at the October 22, 2008 chapter business meeting.
|January 22, 2008|
|7:00 pm||to||9:00 pm|
Executive Board meeting at Fordham University to review new candidate applications.
During the off season, the Executive Board, led by Jerry Stoopack, has been reviewing our constitution, specifically the categories of membership. The existing categories in Article III-Membership of the chapter's constitution do not correspond with the categories in NISOA policy.
The Board prepared a new membership article which will be presented at the annual rules interpretation meeting. According to our constitution, if this revision is accepted as proposed, a general vote will occur at the September 5 chapter business meeting. The new membership article is now available for review. A summary of the changes follows: