2018 was a great year for SO Derby and we look forward to our 2019 Season!
FALL BRAWL 2018
On November 10th, SO Derby hosted a double header: Fall Brawl. The first game was a mixed-scrimmage of skaters from around southern and central Oregon. Both teams fought hard, but in the end, the score was Team White: 245 to Team Black: 118. The second game was an in-house scrimmage and the debut game for SO Derby’s new in-house teams, The Rogue Ravens and The Crater Lake Krakens. Though these skaters practice together, game play against each other was a new challenge. The final score? Ravens: 190 to Krakens: 124. Fall Brawl 2018’s service partner was Habitat for Humanity. The combination of our bake sale and online fundraising efforts were able to raise $1,000 for Habitat for Humanity.
2019 Leadership Election Results
We would like to thank our 2018 Board of Directors and Training Committee leaders for their service and leadership. As a non-profit organization, we run solely off the generosity of our skaters and volunteers donating their time to our league. We would not be able to run efficiently as a organization without their dedication.
As we move forward to our 10 year anniversary, we welcome and congratulate our 2019 Board of Directors and Training Committee leaders!
Here are the election results
2019 Board of Directors
President: Pretty Awkward
Vice President: Alice in Punderland
Secretary: Five Foot Fury
Interim Treasurer: Madame Morticia
2019 Training Committee
Captain: Mountain Mel
Alternative Captain: Block-n-Rolla
Trainer: Pretty Awkward
Junior Lead: Madame Morticia
Naughty Maudie, a long time powerhouse of SO Derby, is retiring from competitive skating. She has been a huge asset to our league since 2009. Not only did she hold numerous leadership positions through the years, including President, Vice President, and Secretary, Naughty also helped SO Derby become a WFTDA membership league. She was Assistant Coach for 2016 and Head Coach for 2017 and 2018, which she says are her favorite years. When asked, Naughty said her proudest moment was leading the training committee and team to their first wins after a three year losing streak, then continuing to keep that momentum going!
Fortunately for the league, Naughty is not leaving us completely. Her next adventure in the derby-verse is becoming a WFTDA certified referee and continuing to hold her position as SO Derby’s WFTDA Officials Rep. We want to extend our gratitude and continuous thanks to Naughty Maudie for her endless commitment to the league, its teams, and the players.
After almost 10 years of service to the league, our long time Treasurer and front of house volunteer, Derby Mom, is retiring from SO Derby. With her work as front of house volunteer organizer, as well as armory liaison, our league wouldn’t be where we are today without her work as a non-skating member of SO Derby. We’d like to extend our thanks to Derby Mom for her dedication and diligence to SO Derby and its skaters over the years.
Due to this new change, the Board of Directors has appointed Madame Morticia as our interim Treasurer for 2019. The B.o.D is confident that Morticia will do a wonderful job working with the other board members, as well as the skaters of SO Derby.
March 30 - HOME - SEASON OPENER
May 18 - AWAY vs Emerald City Roller Derby
May 25 & 26 - AWAY TOURNAMENT
REIGN THE PAIN * Centralia, WA
June 20 to 23 - AWAY TOURNAMENT
BIG ISLAND BRAWL * Hilo, Hawaii
August 17 - HOME - TBD
November 9 - HOME - TBD
look out for updates! SO Derby will be adding more away games and community events to our season.