Welcome to the New Board
Posted 07 February 2010 - 12:07 PM
Chair: Tom Dunmore (me)
Vice-Chair: Joel Piktel
Operations: Michael "Giaco" Giacometti
Events: Josh Graning
Merch (KING): Peter "Chow" Bychowski
Communications: Dan Martin
Finance: Mario Ortega
As I mentioned at the AGM, I'm hoping a lot of you will give me ideas, feedback and advice, and tell me when I'm being an idiot. Contact me anytime at email@example.com. The only way Section 8 Chicago works is as a participatory democracy, to keep the diversity that is our strength at its core.
It was remarkable looking around the 100+ folks at the AGM yesterday and thinking how many strong personalities and different perspectives there were out there, yet there we were all together as Fire supporters. I don't think any other MLS clubs have that going for them. We need to keep reaching out to keep that going as we grow.
I hope a lot more people will start coming to board meetings, too. The discussion of the bylaws and the outstanding feedback we received at the AGM showed how valuable it is to get as much input as possible. If you have positive ideas, if you want to listen, if you want to say the direction of everything we're doing is fucked up...Come to a meeting. Come to every meeting you can. Get involved. Posting on the forums is fine and gives feedback, but coming in person and having your say is much more likely to shape what Section 8 Chicago does and is. Stay tuned for news of the February board meeting soon, which will most likely be at SmallBar Fullerton.
Anyway, ramble over. Thanks to everyone who came to the AGM and voted, and all the messages from those who couldn't make it. Ben and Marcin have set considerable standards for the role of Chair and I'll do my best to keep that up. But I'll need your help....and beer.
Posted 07 February 2010 - 12:23 PM
btw, for anyone not aware, Communications: Dan Martin = me. I look forward to working with the board in the season to come. Thank you to everyone who came to the AGM and voted.
Posted 07 February 2010 - 01:02 PM
I look forward to working with everyone to make this a banner year for the board and the Fire.
Posted 07 February 2010 - 04:19 PM
One bit of advice, remember that this is soccer. It's all for fun. In mid-July when the season feels like it's stretching on forever, the volunteers who actually show up and help start to disappear, and the FO does something so completely backwards and stupid that you question your loyalty to the club, it's still all for fun.
Don't let it drag you down because the work is still appreciated.
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