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Real Colorado AGM

At the 2016 Annual General Meeting of the Douglas County Soccer Association d/b/a Real Colorado to be held in late August, we will be filling four (4) Board member positions with two year on the Association’s thirteen member Board of Directors.

The Douglas County Soccer Association/Real Colorado Board of Directors meets the first Tuesday of every month, unless special circumstances require a rescheduling in a given month. Board members are expected to actively participate in the activities of the Association, including giving of their time to Committee assignments, giving of their resources individually and in advancing fundraising activities. The Board sets high expectations as it endeavors to build excellence in the Association and new Board members will be expected to continue this tradition of leadership.

AGM Forms

Letter to the Membership

Letter from the Chairman

2015 Minutes

Proxy

2015 Financials – Handed out at the AGM

Board Candidate Information

Would you like to be part of the leadership of Douglas County Soccer Association/Real Colorado?

Candidates for the Board of Directors must be voting or non-voting “members” of the Douglas County Soccer Association (“Association”) as defined by the Association’s bylaws. Non-voting (to make consistent with above use) members include players and parents of players in the Association (see section 2.1(b) of bylaws). Voting members include those persons who fall into one or more of the following categories: (a) members of its Board of Directors; (b) one coach from each of its recreational teams (c) one coach and one team manager from each of its competitive teams; and (d) one committee chair from the standing committees of the Association (Steering, Program Development, Discipline and Nomination committees) (see section 2.1(a) of bylaws). Candidates must be at least eighteen years old and be otherwise eligible as defined by the Association’s bylaws.

At the 2016 Annual General Meeting of the Douglas County Soccer Association d/b/a Real Colorado to be held in late August, we will be filling four (4) Board member positions with two year on the Association’s thirteen member Board of Directors.

The Douglas County Soccer Association/Real Colorado Board of Directors meets the first Tuesday of every month, unless special circumstances require a rescheduling in a given month. Board members are expected to actively participate in the activities of the Association, including giving of their time to Committee assignments, giving of their resources individually and in advancing fundraising activities. The Board sets high expectations as it endeavors to build excellence in the Association and new Board members will be expected to continue this tradition of leadership.

If you are qualified and interested in serving as a Board member, please complete the attached questionnaire, include a photo, and email the information to Francis Brown, Nominating Committee Chairman, no later than August 10th , 2016.

Download Real Colorado Board Candidate Form

See our impressive list of candidates below.

Nanette Gamily

Board Candidate Questionnaire –  Nanette Gamily

PERSONAL BACKGROUND

  • I am a seasoned executive with over 21 years of executive management and corporate sales experience as well as non-profit board experience with expertise in strategic planning, fund raising, marketing and partnerships. Over the last year, I launched my own executive coaching company, helping executive’s and their businesses reach their full potential. I am attaching a copy of my resume that will provide more detailed information about my background. References are available upon request.

INVOLVEMENT WITH REAL COLORADO AND ANY OTHER SOCCER ORGANIZATIONS.

  • I have not served on the REAL or other soccer board. Last year I planned to participate in the fund raising and customer care committees, but my father-in-law who lived in Florida, became ill and passed in February. This year, I am volunteering with Customer Care team.

WHY DO I WANT TO SERVE AS A DIRECTOR?

  • Soccer is a wonderful way for youth to learn about teamwork, leadership, dedication, and perseverance. These attributes, and many others learned from sports, are critical life skills that can help children no matter what direction that life takes them. Soccer can ignite a child’s love of sports, contribute to their overall physical fitness, and increase their self-esteem.

WHAT DO I EXPECT TO CONTRIBUTE TO REAL COLORADO IF ELECTED TO THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS?

  • My expertise resides in strategic planning, fund raising, sales, marketing and customer care. I can apply these skills to assist REAL in growing and enhancing the vision and mission of the organization. Additionally, I have non-profit board experience in the strategic planning and fund raising areas.
Brian Harvey

Board Candidate Questionairre: Brian Harvey

PERSONAL BACKGROUND

  • I am originally from NY and moved to Colorado shortly after graduating college. I was drawn by the natural beauty, friendly atmosphere and outdoor/healthy lifestyle. Fast forward seventeen years, I now live in Highlands Ranch with my wife and three daughters. Growing up, I loved playing many sports until settling on lacrosse. I played in college at Salisbury University (MD), where I received a B.A. in Secondary Education. I have an M.B.A from the University of Colorado Denver and earned the right to use the Chartered Financial Analyst designation.
    • In my professional career, I have been in the financial services industry for over ten years. I have been in roles involving research and analysis, business development, and advisory. I have extensive experience in company and industry research and capital markets. As an investment banker, I routinely discussed strategy with business owners and advised them on mergers and acquisitions. I also was responsible for new business development and valuation analysis. Currently as an equity analyst, I monitor industry and macroeconomic trends, along with fundamental research, to identify companies with favorable risk/reward profiles.
    • I am an avid reader who believes in continual learning. Some of my favorite subjects are behavioral psychology, economics, history, and health and wellness.
    • I have previous non-profit volunteer experience in a marketing/public awareness role. During that time, I was tasked with increasing the profile of the organization through advertising and building relationships with the local media.
    • LinkedIn profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/brian-t-harvey-cfa-b6b1103

INVOLVEMENT WITH REAL COLORADO AND ANY OTHER SOCCER ORGANIZATIONS.

  • My involvement with Real Colorado began when my oldest daughter began playing in the Recreational program in 201. Other than being a parent, I have not been involved with Real or any other soccer organizations. My oldest daughter now plays on the 2005 White team, while my middle daughter is on the 2007 National team. My youngest played for the cubbies last season but is pursuing her gymnastics career this fall.

WHY DO I WANT TO SERVE AS A DIRECTOR?

  • I enjoy volunteering and giving back whenever possible. I believe volunteering has mutual benefits. Athletics have been very influential in my life and I am eager to continue to be involved by contributing to the development of the next generation of athletes. I wish to support the program that is helping develop my children. I do not have a soccer background, but feel my passion for sports and business, along with personal and professional experiences bring a unique view to the Real board. I would be honored to be a part of the long-term growth of Real Colorado.

WHAT DO I EXPECT TO CONTRIBUTE TO REAL COLORADO IF ELECTED TO THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS?

  • I would expect to lend my time in areas where I feel I can provide the most benefit. Those areas include financial analysis, strategic thought, community outreach, producing executive-level presentations, and writing.
Brian Kerschen

Board Candidate Questionnaire:  Brian Kerschen

PERSONAL BACKGROUND

  • I graduated from Kansas State University in 1997 with a degree in Finance. After graduating, I entered the
    construction industry with a international pipeline contractor. I started as an estimator and moved up to District
    Manager before leaving the company to go build Water/Wastewater Treatment Plants. For the following eight
    years, I worked as a project manager for a local Denver company building municipal projects throughout the State.
    Wanting to get out of the field, I went to work for Kiewit. For the last 4.5 years, I have managed the procurement
    departments for half our Energy Group.
  • I have two children both which are in soccer
  • Married for 19 years

INVOLVEMENT WITH REAL COLORADO AND ANY OTHER SOCCER ORGANIZATIONS.

  • My children started soccer at Colorado Storm when they were both very young. For the last year to year-and-ahalf,
    both of my children have been playing soccer for Real Colorado. One is a U9 and the other is U13. Nothing
    outside of that.

WHY DO I WANT TO SERVE AS A DIRECTOR?

  • My main goal in serving as a director is to help the club as it endeavors to continue the buildout of the Real Soccer
    Complex. Whether through risk mitigation or cost savings, I believe with my background, I can provide
    knowledgeable insight into the construction industry.

WHAT DO I EXPECT TO CONTRIBUTE TO REAL COLORADO IF ELECTED TO THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS?

  • I expect to contribute my time and abilities if elected. You will find that I am a very open person who will speak up.
    I don’t pull many punches and will work to help the club any manner in which I can. I do travel quite a bit, and if
    elected, will have to conference in to the meetings every once in a while. While in town, I am more than happy to
    meet outside of the scheduled meetings to help in any manner necessary. My home and office are very close to
    both the office and Real Complex.
George Zdravecky

Board Candidate Questionnaire:  George Zdravecky

PERSONAL BACKGROUND

  • George’s 30+ years of serving the aerospace industry include business strategy, software design, development,
    implementation, solution architecture, and strategic consulting. Zdravecky received a BS in Computer Science from the
    University of Pittsburgh (’85) and an International MBA from the University of Denver (’98), earning the ‘Most Outstanding
    Student’ upon graduation.
    As a Technology Executive for the Boeing Company, George’s teams are responsible for all go-to-market technology
    development of the Flight Operations Solutions P&L, serving the full spectrum of aviation and aerospace segments. The
    global portfolio of Flight Operations products are a major portion of the $B Boeing, Digital Aviation Business Unit.
    George is married to Rebecca and they enjoy their three children Liam (14, plays for Real Colorado, Recreation), Xander
    (12, plays for Real Colorado, Competitive U12 Olympico), and Elizabeth (11, competitive dancer for the Colorado School
    of Dance). As a family, the Zdravecky’s are active in several ministries like Compassion International, The House (a safe
    learning and living environment for disadvantaged youth in Washington, DC), and The Life Church of Memphis
    Servolution. Hobbies outside of work include writing, cycling, triathlon, skiing, and watersports.
    As a former sponsored amateur racer, Team Business Manager, and Team Director, George was very active in the
    competitive USA cycling community for over a decade developing both elite amateur and professional cyclists. Several
    riders from our programs won numerous State, National, and World Chamionships.
    George authored and self-published the memoirs of the Reverend Eugene S. Callender in April, 2012. The book is titled
    ‘Nobody is a Nobody: The Story of a Harlem Ministry Hard at Work to Change America’.

INVOLVEMENT WITH REAL COLORADO AND ANY OTHER SOCCER ORGANIZATIONS.

  • Our family moved back to Colorado in July 2013 (left the area in 2000). Our involvement with Real Colorado has
    been active support to our sons and their teams, and participation in YTS as we settled into new a new home,
    schools, community, clubs, and church. We were active contributors at our first Casino Real this past year. Now
    that we are more settled, I am prepared to offer more service to Real Colorado and its long range strategic plan.

WHY DO I WANT TO SERVE AS A DIRECTOR?

  • Growing up in Western Pennsylvania during the 1970s and early ‘80s, the breadth and depth of my knowledge of
    soccer was a guy named Pele played the game and I heard a few times and read a few articles that he might be
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    pretty good. There was only one sport of consequence where and when I grew up and that was American
    Football, nothing else mattered, even when you are 5’10” and 140 lbs. Fast forward to 2007 when my 5 year old
    started playing soccer for a church team. I watched him do things I could never imagine, or do, and I was hooked.
    My love for the beautiful game began there and continues to grow. Many of the valuable lessons of life,
    relationships, and leadership I have learned from the countless hours and commitment volunteers, coaches,
    parents, players, team managers, organizational and governing bodies of sports experience together to strive and
    shape a better opportunity from a current state. I have learned the triumph of good behaviors and ethics as well
    as from antics counter to what is right; and rising from all conditions, good and bad, is what defines success and
    winning. Synthesizing lessons learned on the playing field and in the Boardroom while building upon the great
    work that has been done already with Real Colorado are highly motivating me to want to serve the long range
    strategy and mission of the club.

WHAT DO I EXPECT TO CONTRIBUTE TO REAL COLORADO IF ELECTED TO THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS?

  • My expected and most productive contribution to Real Colorado will be long range strategic and business planning
    to meet objectives of sustainable excellence, sportsmanship, stewardship, and reach for our kids, families, club,
    and community. I believe I can present a balanced perspective that advances a business infrastraucture which best
    enables and yields a consistently superb experience on and off the field. Key areas of focus and contribution I
    would like to serve are corporate fund raising, footprint expansion, global reach and exchange programs,
    sportsmanship, and community relations.