Financial Reports approved during NORCECA Congress
SAN JOSE, Costa Rica, October 28, 2017. - The financial reports
of NORCECA were approved during the first day of the 24th
NORCECA Congress in San José, Costa Rica.
The financial reports, financial investments in Zonal
Associations and internal auditors reports of the 2015-2016
period all audited by Ernst & Young, were approved during the
These reports were elaborated by the Finance NORCECA Department
and the Finance Commission. Alberto Arreola, Willbur Harrigan
and Olga Rivas Laureano explained NORCECA’s investments, showing
transparency and efficiency according to financial and control
The reports were handed out to all the members and are also
available on the NORCECA website going back six years. NORCECA’s
financial evolution has been sustainable with continuous
investments in its affiliates.
Cristobal Marte Hoffiz indicated his satisfaction that NORCECA’s
finances are presented in a comprehensive way, “we must make our
confederation self-sufficient for next generations to find a
healthy organization to continue organizing events, competitions
but above all development; we do not have expenses, they are
NORCECA has generated the necessary funding to continue with
programs that will allow the confederation to be in a strong
financial position by the year 2020, handing out a product that
will be attractive for sponsors and investors.
Ariel Sainz Rodriguez presented the Sports Organizing Commission
report explaining the increase of events during 2015-2017 and
the popularity of volleyball throughout the region, showing the
hard work to put up great spectacles.
An important presentation of the Medical Commission was
explained by Dr. Victor Figueroa who addressed the importance of
anti-doping education among athletes. NORCECA is the
Confederation that elaborates the most doping tests during
competitions with the proper guidance in accordance to the World
Anti-Doping Association WADA.
The Beach Volleyball report was presented by Indhira Ramirez who
in a dynamic way encouraging to invest more in this discipline,
being a Caribbean region and not miss out on the enormous
opportunities to reach World Championships and the Olympic
Games. Ramirez also advanced the competition system to be used
for the Buenos Aires 2018 Young Olympic Qualification Tournament
in which NORCECA has five vacancies to be distributed one for
AFECAVOL, ECVA and CAZOVA, and two for the Central Zone.
Judith Sandino and Carolina Rivas presented the VIS and Press
commissions’ reports respectively, generating an interesting
discussion and proposals.
As for the VIS Commission, the recollection of data has been
greatly improved and the valuable contribution of volunteers is
well known. Regulations are well established in advance to grant
the individual awards. Sandino presented the proposal to Fabio
Azevedo that NORCECA needs to access to the new live-score
The press commission was encouraged to improve social media
strategies and elaborate specific guidelines in this matter for
each competition in generating more information thru social
networking by the hand of data provided by the VIS system. The
proposal of hiring a Social Media Manager was delivered.