Until our home opener on March 10th. It’s never too early to begin thinking about next season, and after a record breaking one we had this year, 2012 will be even better. Here’s a quote taken from the Sounders FC website to get you prepared:
“Sounders FC will open the MLS season at home for the fourth consecutive year. Seattle hosted the league’s first match of the previous three seasons, and the 2012 opener will be the club’s earliest in MLS and the first time the Rave Green will open on a weekend”
COME PARTY WITH GFC AND NEF TOMORROW DEC 2nd!
As another year comes to a close, GFC and NEF would like to welcome all to our end of the year celebration. As if prizes, a cash bar provided by the good people at Sun Distilleries (Where you get to taste their new Gin) music and prizes wasn’t enough, GFC will present the Gorilla FC Player of the Year to Kasey Keller and say goodbye to James Riley, both will be our special guests there, along with many more. It will also serve as a benefit for One Hundred For Haiti. For more deatils and ticket info, visit http://www.gorillafc.com/2011/10/gfcnefeoy/
GFC WANTS YOU TO JOIN OUR RANKS
The GFC 2012 Scarf and Shirt will be debuted at the Dec 2 End of the Year party. You can order them at: http://www.gorillafc.com/products-page/apparel/2012membershi/ In addition to the pride and joy that comes with becoming a Gorilla, in 2012 $5 of your membership dues are donated towards a pair of tickets to be given to a different GFC charity partner. For details, visit our website.
Sounders FC Invite Ticket Holders to Approve Membership Constitution and Charter
Alliance Council drafts statutes to bring ‘Democracy in Sports’ to life
RENTON, Wash. – The Seattle Sounders FC and Alliance Council, comprised of Sounders FC member representatives, have approved a constitution and charter and now invite all season-ticket holders and Alliance members to submit a vote to approve. The documents and voting information are available at www.SoundersFC.com/Alliance.
The online voting will begin on Monday, November 28 at 3 p.m. (PT) and conclude on Monday, December 12 at 11:59 p.m. (PT). Similar to previous votes, there is one vote per season-ticket account.
The charter and constitution will be ratified if approved by at least a two-thirds majority of all legal votes cast by Alliance members.
The Alliance Council and representatives from the front office recognized the need for a governing document that outlines the rights, responsibilities and powers of the fans, the organization, the community, and the relationships between one another. The Alliance Council drafted the documentation which has been approved by the organization.
Highlights from the Sounders FC Alliance Constitution include:
* An annual business meeting for the Alliance to provide feedback to the club;
* Opportunity to commend or critique Club through member resolutions;
* Recognition of Supporters Groups as unique partner in the club’s success;
* Greater transparency in Alliance Council activities;
* Bylaws that govern Alliance operations.
Highlights from the Sounders FC Alliance Charter include:
* The right to decide on the retention of the Club’s General Manager via an Alliance-wide vote as scheduled by the Club, but not sooner than every four years;
* The right to decide, via methods determined by the Alliance, two of the Club’s charitable partners annually;
* The right to decide, via methods determined by the Alliance, matters regarding game-day experience;
* The right to decide other matters that primarily affect the fans’ and supporters’ game-day experience.
Membership in the Alliance is complimentary for season ticket holders, and non-season ticket holders can join the association for an annual fee of $125. Members receive voting privileges, a pin for years of membership, a membership card, discount at the team shop, information on matters relating to the association and the team, and an invitation to the annual meeting and season review highlight film premier.
For information on Sounders FC Members Association and Sounders FC season tickets please visit
GFC welcomes Rain City Pariah
For the first time ever, Gorilla FC has announced an addition our family. Rain City Pariah Football Collective (RCP) is a Seattle Sounders FC Supporters Collective and Gorilla FC subgroup dedicated to the Arts. The mission of Rain City Pariah is twofold. First, it is to celebrate the rich history of the Arts in Seattle by creating a subgroup of GFC that both follows the credo and code of GFC and incorporates those from the Arts communities (or fans of the Arts communities) into GFC. Second, RCP will seek to support the local Arts Organizations, especially those that provide arts opportunities for children. For more information visit www.facebook.com/raincitypariah or to pre-order a membership visit www.raincityparah.com.
GFC matchday group is born
The matchday group will be holding it’s first meeting for the coming season on Thursday, December 15th on Capitol Hill. We’ll be focusing on getting to know each other and exchanging ideas. If you’d like to participate in the creation of game day tifo for GFC, why don’t you join our band of primates. Send an email to gorilla-fc—email@example.com with your name, phone number and neighborhood and we’ll be in touch with you.
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Claudio (Gorilla #222)