New year, new Board Members!

SoCal Derby is super proud to announce that we’ve completed our Board of Director Winter term elections and we have three (well, really two) new Board Members!

Buns by Tristan King Photography, c2016

We’d like to first thank our outgoing Board Members for their service. Buns of Fury and Sylena aka Pu Nanni‘s terms were marked by a lot of changes in the league and they were strong throughout.

Sylena by L’eggs N Bacon

Buns is transitioning off the Board, but continues to be an incredible force on our SoCal Kraken charter.  Sylena is leaving us with a fantastic updated Emergency Action Plan that will continue to keep us safe in future years, and we hope she’ll continue to be our Head Medic. We owe both of them a tremendous debt of gratitude.


Bacon by Tristan King Photo

L’eggs N Bacon, a SoCal Derby founding Board Member, has served as our Secretary since 2011. She is moving into our Vice President position this term. Bacon has been a crucial part of the behind-the-scenes league operations as Secretary. She’s done a fantastic job with our WFTDA administration, including sanctioning, charters, insurance dashboard and managing our incoming skater paperwork and eligibility, attendance and roster management. She also handles bout production planning, carries the weight of Officials scheduling and a lot more. As Bacon moves into the VP role, we look forward to transitioning some of that responsibility to the new Secretary so Bacon can turn her attention to streamlining and improving our league policies, procedures and voting. Bacon is a current skater recovering from knee problems. She’s been coaching, officiating and working on earning WFTDA Non-skating Official (NSO) Certification.

Ralph c. 2016 Grant Palmer

We’re super excited to welcome Reck’em Ralph to our Board as our newest Gold Member.The Gold Member position is flexible and the duties are defined by the Board Member’s experience and interests. As a long term San Diego Derby Doll, a second season SDDD Wildfire all-star, a member of our SoCal Kraken charter and the current cross-league Dollhouse Maintenance Manager, Ralph brings a ton of skating, team and production experience to the table. We’re looking forward to her involvement in bout production and more.

Hollywood Selfie 2016

Hollywood Hiplash , our new Secretary, is a 2016 transfer skater from the Beckley Area Derby Dames in West Virginia, where she handled attendance, team files and meeting notes. Hollywood is a current SDDD Sparks player, a newly minted SDDD Wildfire all-star and plays on the SoCal Kraken charter. We’re confident that she has just the right experience and drive to follow in the big shoes (both literally and figuratively) Bacon leaves for her to step into.


About the SoCal Derby Board of Directors
Our incoming Board Members will train with outgoing and current Board Members and transition into their new roles for the next couple of months. Please wish them luck and thank them for their service to the league! The SoCal Derby 5-member Board of Directors serve one-year terms with three positions voted in Winter (December) and the remaining two positions eligible for Summer (June) elections. Our next elections will be in June of 2017, when our President and Treasurer terms expire.

Outgoing Board Members:
Vice President: Buns of Fury
Gold Member: Pu Nanni
Secretary: L’eggs N Bacon

New Board Members:
Vice President: L’eggs N Bacon
Secretary: Hollywood Hiplash
Gold Member: Reck’em Ralph

Mid-term continuing Board Members (through Summer, 2017)
President: Ivanna S. Pankin
Treasurer: Trish the Dish