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Chapter Elections; 2019-2020

Chapter executive board elections were held at the August 11 Chapter Mandatory Rules Meeting. Congratulations to the following members who were elected:

  • President – Saam Jalayer
  • Executive Vice President – Alan Wharton
  • 1st Vice President – Jim Memos
  • 2nd Vice President – Alric Williams

All terms commence on January 1, 2019. The secretary/treasurer, Steven Wowk is half way through his four year term and was not up for election.

Interview With Our Chapter President

Special thanks to John Vorperanian (host and creator of Beyond The Game), the staff at White Plains (NY) Community Media, Doug Ferguson (NISOA National Referee) of Neverends Productions for the YouTube upload and our own Randy Vogt for making this happen.

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Dennis Botsaris

Dennis Botsaris

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 Appointed to the Chapter Executive Board

Steve MeyersSteve 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 Executive Board Appointments

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.

Chapter Elections

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 2008 Executive Board Meeting

January 22, 2008
7:00 pmto9:00 pm

Executive Board meeting at Fordham University to review new candidate applications.