History

History

In 1970, Girls Southeast Cincinnati Soccer District was founded by the following individuals:

Jackie Combs

Jane Garrigan

Mary Kaminsky

Jan Douglas

Marcia Goldsmith

Jan Wieland

Pat Hubbard

Lois Dietrich

Gloria Andres

 

The organization operated as an independent organization with no affiliation with any national or local group from 1970 through 1972. In 1973 the Soccer Association for Youth (SAY) opened its program to permit girls and the Board of Directors of Girls S.E. Cincinnati Soccer District voted to affiliate its program with this group. This affiliation was in effect for the 1973 and 1974 soccer seasons.


In 1975 the Board of Directors voted to end its affiliation with the local Soccer Association for Youth (SAY) and incorporated the organization under the laws of the State of Ohio as a nonprofit corporation under the name of Girls Southeast Cincinnati Soccer Association, Inc. At that time, the Board of Directors voted to affiliate the program with the national United States Soccer Association. The USYSA affiliation was in effect for our recreational program for three years.


Our girls soccer program has operated continuously since 1970. Since 1978 we have operated as an independent program with a continuing affiliation with the United States Soccer Association, Inc. program for our competitive team division.
 
In 1989, the Board of Directors voted to re-affiliate the recreational program with the United States Soccer Association. This affiliation continues for the entire program.

 
Today, Girls Southeast Cincinnati Soccer Association, Inc. is governed by an elected Board of Directors. Its operations are controlled by a written constitution and bylaws. In 1978 the IRS recognized the nonprofit status of Girls Southeast Cincinnati Soccer Association, Inc. and granted the organization an exemption under IRS Code 503 C (3).
 
In 1988, the girls division of the Southeast Cincinnati Soccer Association, Inc. joined with Girls Southeast Cincinnati Soccer Association to create one opportunity for all of the girls in the general Southeast area. 
 
The Presidents of Girls S. E. Cincinnati Soccer Association, Inc. have been:
1970 - 1973 Mary Ann Kaminsky
1974 - 1975 Jackie Combs
1976 - 1976 Pat Dodman
1977 - 2017 Jim Waldron

2018 - Present Jon Pickup

History