Elections & Charlie Salem Award
Four positions will be open for the DCGFFL Board toward the end of this season. Brief descriptions are provided below, but interested parties are also encouraged to ask current officers about the officer’s responsibilities and what the potential candidate can reasonably expect in the position.
- Director of Players (Currently: Mecha Santos) The Director of Players is the vice-Chair of the League and serves as the liaison between players and the DCGFFL Board. They are responsible for handling player recruitment, registration, new player workshops, tryouts, and discipline. Previous Directors of Players have also helped run the Recreation League and have fulfilled various other tasks as needed.
- Treasurer (Currently: James Santos) The Treasurer will ensure the League is operating in compliance with 501(c)3 rules, manage league finances, file taxes, as well aid other Board members with ancillary tasks (e.g. previous Treasurers have organized special fundraisers, have assisted the Social Director with lining up league sponsors, and help ensure that apparel and awards are ordered on time.
- Social Director (Currently: Vincent Culliver) The Social Director works with businesses and organizations to obtain sponsorships the DCGFFL. She or he is also responsible for organizing and promoting league social events.
- Director of Operations (Currently: Kyle McKinney) The Director of Operations is the liaison with District of Columbia officials to obtain permits for fields. She or he also inventories equipment to ensure that the League is sufficiently supplied for game day operations and organizes teams to set up and break down playing fields on game days.
Please email the Board (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you have any questions related to the elections. If you are interested, a statement of candidacy (including which position and your reason for running) as well as a head shot are due by 5 PM, Sunday, November 25. Voting will occur between November 26 and December 1. Ballots will be emailed to those who have played in at least one of the last four seasons of the DCGFFL (Seasons 14 to 17).
Charlie Salem Award
Members of the DCGFFL will be asked to vote for the Charlie Salem Award, the League’s highest honor. The Charlie Salem Award is given to the person who has impacted the success and perpetuity of the league, has demonstrated strong commitment to his/her team, and has embodied the attributes of a good sport. This person has also played the game skillfully and is a leader both on and off the field. Past recipients include JJ Johnson (2010); Brandon Waggoner (2011); Chris Cormier (2012); Sean Bartel (2013); Barry Mauck (2014); Sam Smallwood and Sean Wilkerson (2015); Steve Gong (2016); and Samuel Brown (2017); Brian Hotchkiss (2018). Nominees will be suggested by the Captains.