McCracken County Youth Soccer Association


The McCracken County Youth Soccer Association board met at 6:00 pm, Thursday January 6, 2005 at Lone Oak United Methodist Church.   The following were present:


Board Members:       Mark Davis, Greg Stevens, Elaine Stevens, Lisa Oetjen, Brett Draffen


Guests:           None


Mark Davis called the meeting to order at 7:40 pm and established a quorum.




The minutes of the November meeting were distributed and were available in hard copy format at the meeting.  A motion by Lisa Oetjen made a motion to approve the minutes as read.  Elaine Stevens seconded the motion which passed unanimously.


Report from David Fish / Referee Pay Scale


Greg Stevens gave copies to all present of the current referee pay scale with possible pay increases.  Brett Draffen questioned how the increases were formulated.  Greg Stevens explained Mr. Fish made a comparison of all area soccer pay scales to formulate the new pay scale.  Mark Davis questioned the area marked “Mentor Pay” and Mr. Stevens explained that in the past, older referees have mentored to new referees and have received a fee for this service. Greg Stevens reported that the league had 85 No Show games that referees were paid for – he was unsure if this was for one season or a year total.  Brett Draffen suggested if teams have a No Show without proper notice, they are obligated to pay for referees.  A deadline of 8:00 pm before game day was established, and coaches will be notified of this with their schedules.


Spring Calendar


The board decided to leave the calendar as written until the next meeting.  Walk up registration will be at St. Thomas Moore Catholic Church on both days.  Elaine Stevens will confirm this and contact board members.


Lords of Soccer Request


Mark Davis received and email from the LOS requesting the league mailing list.  Elaine Stevens will contact Victor Petroni with our information and send the list to him.  Mark Davis will contact Trace Stephens with the information also for Parks and Recreation.




Mark Davis presented fundraising ideas to the board.  He has been contacted by Von Lamey who is a fundraising consultant.  Von would like to come address the board with his menu of items.  Mark Davis was concerned with all the other areas that sell and feels this needs to be headed by a chair person.  Mark feels we need to tell Mr. Lamey we are not interested at this time.


Budget / Paid Staff Person


Mark Davis presented that there are projects at the fields that need addressing, i.e. trash, painting, mow if needed.  Elaine Stevens suggested contacting Mark Thompson or Trace Stephens about possibly using volunteers with the RSVP Program.  Brett Draffen asked if there are any grants available for such a project, and suggested this should be looked into.


Mark Davis has requested the board have a meeting for budget only.  Mark will contact board treasurer, Sean Walsh, about setting a date for this and contact the other board members.  This will be a special meeting focusing on the budget only.


Officers for Next Year


New officers are needed for next year.  Mark Davis’ job has changed and he feels he needs to serve in a lower position.  He would like to see a current board member take on President.  Jackie Lange will no longer be with MCYSA leaving the position of Illinois Coordinator open.  Lisa Oetjen will be leaving after this season due to her child no longer playing.  Recruiting is needed.  Lee Blackburn will post the positions on the website.


There being no further business the meeting was adjourned at 7:45 PM.  The next monthly meeting is scheduled for 6:00 PM, Thursday February 3, 2005 at Lone Oak United Methodist Church.