Meeting was convened at 4:15 p.m. by Chairman Majikes
ITEM 1 Chairman Majikes called the meeting to order at 4:15 p.m.
Absent, but accounted for: James Marcks, Danielle Adams, Mike Ognosky, Don Kanavy, Vito Quaglia, Mike Costanza
ITEM 2 A motion was made by Tom Jenkins, seconded by Frank Galicki, to approve the minutes of the June 15, 2010 meeting. All Ayes
ITEM 3 Frank Victor conducted an extensive review of the current financial status of the district as of July 1, 2010. Our ending balance on June 30, 2010 was $87,835.95 as compared to a starting balance on July 1, 2009 of $134,459.24; a decrease in the fund balance of $$46,623.39. Frank provided a sport by sport summary of the revenue received from each of the various District II Championships as well as the expenses for each. He emphasized a difference of revenue of $65,858 in basketball and football combined in 2009-2010 versus revenue in 2008-2009 as the major contributing factor to the overall fund balance decrease. Frank also provided a copy of the Financial Report as of 6/30/2010 which included a summary of all expenses incurred during 2009-2010 – a total of $334,894.49 versus total receipts of $288,271.20. Frank also reported that in the recently conducted audit it was recommended that all District II issued checks should require 2 signatures and that the 4 officers should be listed on the signature card.
Following discussion, a motion was made by Jim Higgins, seconded by Jay Starnes, to require two signatures on District II checks. One of the signatures would be the District II Treasurer, the second would be one of the other officers. All Ayes
Following the report, a motion was made by Maureen Williams, seconded by Frank Galicki, to accept the report as given. All Ayes
ITEM 4 Chairman Majikes reviewed the results of three eligibility hearings conducted on August 11, 2010 with the entire committee as follows:
§ Denial of a request by Wallenpaupack for consideration of student eligibility in football in 2010 in accordance with Article 1 – Age – of the PIAA By-Laws.
§ Denial of a request by Old Forge for a student eligibility in accordance with Article 8, Section 6 – Period of Participation – of the PIAA By-Laws.
§ Continuance of a request by Old Forge for a student eligibility in accordance with Article 8, Section 6 – Period of Participation – of the PIAA By-Laws.
ITEM 5 Cross Country Chairperson, Bill King, presented a letter sent to Bill Bush, Superintendent of the Elk Lake School District, requesting that Elk Lake consider hosting the 2010 District II Cross Country Championships.
ITEM 6 Chairman Majikes reviewed with the committee a report provided by Jay Starnes, Principal of Wallenpaupack Area High School, regarding the 4th Annual Purple/White Football Activity held in May, 2010 at Wallenpaupack Area High School. The report was provided by Jay pursuant to Article XVI, Season and Out-of-Season Rules and Regulations, Section 3, Reporting of and Procedure for Alleged Violations, of the PIAA By-Laws. The report provided by Principal Starnes clearly explained the activities at the event and, following the review of the information provided, the matter is considered closed.
A motion was made by Tom Jenkins, seconded by Jeff Gregory to accept the report as presented. All Ayes
ITEM 7 Chairman Majikes reviewed the change in the PIAA State Field Hockey Championships for 2010 and 2011. Jeff Gregory, District II Field Hockey Chairperson, gave an explanation of the format for the next two years. For the 2010-2011 school year, the runners-up from Districts 2, 4, and 11 will have 1 qualifier for the State Field Hockey Championships with Districts 4 and 11 playing in the first game and District 2 playing the winner for the qualifying spot. In the 2011-2012 school year, Districts 2 and 4 pay in the first game with District 11 playing the winner for the qualifying spot. District 4 will host the first game in both 2010-2011 and 2011-2012 with District 2 hosting the final qualifying game in 2010-2011 and District 11 hosting the final qualifying game in 2011-2012.
ITEM 8 Chairman Majikes updated the committee on a request by the PIAA State Office of the National Federation for information regarding procedures in each state in determining enrollment classifications for non-public schools. Specifically, they requested information regarding any modifications when classifying our non-public member schools such as an enrollment multiplier, etc. Chairman Majikes provided the committee with the responses from the various state organizations around the country when dealing with this issue.
ITEM 9 Chairman Majikes presented the “2010 PIAA Spring Championships Actual Operations” report for the recently concluded PIAA State Spring Championships. The PIAA had receipts totaling $362,827.20 and expenses totaling $289,189.56; for a net of $73,637.64 for the various championships including Boys’ Team Tennis, Boys’ Singles and Doubles Tennis, Track and Field, Boys’ Volleyball, Girls’ Spring Soccer, Lacrosse, Baseball and Softball.
ITEM 10 Chairman Majikes reviewed the summary of changes to the 2010-2011 Athletic Officials’ Manual. Chairman Majikes emphasized the changes made in the conflict of interest section of the By-Laws.
ITEM 11 Chairman Majikes reviewed the District II PIAA “Lifetime Pass Application” as well as the criteria for awarding the pass. Any member schools that have a question please contact Chairman Majikes.
Following the discussion, a motion was made by Maureen Williams, seconded by William Schoen, to provide lifetime passes to all applicants who have completed 25 years in service to District II as a coach, school administrator, or official. All Ayes
ITEM 12 Chairman Majikes highlighted the discussions held at the 2010 National Federation Board of Directors meeting. Topics included a discussion of sports’ classifications; economic issues facing state associations; the methods states utilize in reviewing eligibility appeals; public school/private school issues; and out of season rules and regulations in various states.
ITEM 13 A motion was made by Jim Higgins, seconded by Frank Galicki, to approve eligibility for Stephanie Bauman, Scranton Prep to Holy Cross, in accordance with Article VI, Transfers, Residence, and Recruiting, Section 2, Immediate Eligibility, of the PIAA By-Laws, Principal-to-Principal sign off. All Ayes
ITEM 14 A motion was made by Pat Patte, seconded by Maureen Williams, to approve eligibility for Scott Kralik, Delaware Valley to Wallenpaupack, in accordance with Article VI, Transfers, Residence, and Recruiting, Section 2, Immediate Eligibility, of the PIAA By-Laws, Principal-to-Principal sign off. All Ayes
ITEM 15 A motion was made by Frank Victor, seconded by Frank Galicki, to approve eligibility for Corey Holbert, Jersey Shore to Wallenpaupack, in accordance with Article VI, Transfers, Residence, and Recruiting, Section 2, Immediate Eligibility, of the PIAA By-Laws, Principal-to-Principal sign off. All Ayes
ITEM 16 A motion was made by Frank Galicki, seconded by Jeff Gregory, to approve eligibility for Jannis Riedel, Germany to Honesdale, in accordance with Article VII, Foreign Exchange Students, International Students, and Foreign Student, of the PIAA By-Laws, Principal-to-Principal sign off. All Ayes
ITEM 17 Field Hockey Chairperson, Jeff Gregory, presented the format for the 2010 District II Field Hockey Championships. A motion was made by Tom Jenkins, seconded by Bill Schoen, to approve the format as presented. All Ayes
ITEM 18 Chairman Majikes reviewed a handout outlining the recent changes in the 2010-2011 By-Laws as follows:
· Changes in Article III, Attendance, Section 11, Cooperative Sponsorship of a Sport, subsection B, Provisions Applicable to all Agreements, 3, Modification and Termination of Agreements, of the PIAA By-Laws, to clarify the grounds and processes for terminating such Agreements, effective, July 1, 2010.
· Changes in Article XVI, Season and Out-of-Season Rules and Regulations, to modify the provisions regarding “physical contact” for football.
ITEM 19 A motion was made by Bill King, seconded by Jay Starnes, to set ticket prices for all 2010-2011 District II Championship events, with the exception of AAAA Football, at $6 for adults and $4 for students. 9 Ayes, 4 Nays
ITEM 20 Maureen Williams, Volleyball Chairperson, provided the committee with a copy of a correspondence which will be distributed to all member volleyball schools for the purpose of reviewing potential changes in format in the current district playoff procedures.
ITEM 21 A motion was made by William Schoen, seconded by Maureen Williams, to adjourn the meeting.
Meeting was adjourned at 6:39 p.m.
District II Secretary