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: Danielle DiPietro, Tom Finan, Frank Galicki, Jim Higgins, Joe Lalli, Jim Marcks, Mike Costanza, Phil Cappellini
Advisors Present: Phil Latinski, Delores Dalickas, Jim Sabatini, Marty Lawler
ITEM 2 A motion was made by Tom Jenkins, seconded by Ross Scarantino, to approve the minutes of the April 18, 2007 Regular Meeting and the April 18, 2007 Annual Business Meeting. All Ayes
ITEM 3 Frank Victor reviewed the treasurer’s report. Current Fund Balance is $137,327.29 with a total of $67,558.60 in Certificates of Deposit and $69,768.69 in Savings and Checking. Frank also reviewed the final report of the 2007 Basketball Championships. In Junior High, we had a net loss of $1,407; in Boys’ Basketball a net income of $30,820; and in Girls’ Basketball a net income of $5,095. That includes school shares of $2,812 in Girls Basketball and $13,253 in Boys’ Basketball. A motion was made by Ray Lowery, seconded by Tony Rusnak, to approve the treasurer’s report. All Ayes
ITEM 4 Chairman Majikes reviewed recently conducted Annual Business meeting and Awards’ Banquet and explained to the group that next year all of the handouts will be color coded in an attempt to be sure that all schools receive all materials. Also, he asked the group to keep in mind candidates for the annual media award for next year.
ITEM 5 Chairman Majikes reviewed recent disqualification reports received on
Wilkes-Barre GAR and Wyoming Area coaches and/or student – athletes.
A motion was made by Bill King, seconded by Don Kanavy, to require the
administration of both schools to appear before the committee at a future
date, not to be any later than the beginning of the 2007-2008 school year,
in order to discuss the situation thoroughly and the actions to be taken by
the administrations of both schools to ensure that there would not be any
further incidences of this nature. (All Ayes).
Chairman Majikes will review the upcoming meeting schedule, select a date, and that will be communicated to both member schools.
ITEM 6 Chairman Majikes reviewed the status of the “Transfer Rule” changes that are before the PIAA State Committee for vote. The District II Committee directed its voting State Committee members to continue to vote “yes” for those changes.
ITEM 7Chairman Majikes asked Golf Chairperson, Tony Rusnak, to discuss the current status of the PIAA District II Golf Championships for the Fall of 2007. Tony reviewed a time line of events that culminated in a District Golf Committee meeting on May 1st that included Tony Rusnak, Marty Lawler, Brian Durkin, Bob Simons, Charlie Turco, Pat Heaton, Tom Nageli and Bob Coleman. At that meeting Tony made several requests prior to a final decision being made on the site for 2007:
· A letter be drafted by the LIAA Golf President (Pat Heaton) clarifying the misconceptions and misrepresentations that were not the fault of the PIAA District II Committee;
· Tony would be in contact with Ed Cimoch and Scranton Muni to update as to recent matters;
· Tony would make a report to the District II Committee on May 16th of the findings of this meeting;
· Tony informed them of the vote that had been taken by the District II Committee and could not take any further actions at this time.
Following a lengthy discussion, a motion was made by Ross Scarantino, seconded by Tom Jenkins, that a letter be sent from the District II Committee to the LIAA President regarding the matter and that at the present time the site of the Fall Championships would remain at Scranton Municipal Golf Course.
ITEM 8 Chairman Majikes reviewed the current schedule for the 2007-2008 PIAA State Winter Championships and the tight time line that exists with those championships due to the early date for Easter in 2008. League schedules and playoffs will run up against the current District II Championship schedules that have been established in order to meet the State District deadline.
ITEM 9 Chairman Majikes updated the committee on the current enrollment status of Holy Redeemer and Holy Cross High Schools for 2007-2008. A motion was made by Don Kanavy, seconded by Maureen Williams, to accept the enrollment figures as presented: Holy Redeemer at 829 students and Holy Cross at 466 students.
ITEM 10 Football Chairman Tom Jenkins provided the committee with an update on the football playoff proposal for the next cycle. As of now, nothing has been finalized. He also reminded the committee that the playoff format for next year will remain unchanged.
ITEM 11 Chairman Majikes quickly presented different classification proposals for the next cycle that was developed by Wally Blucas, District X Chairperson.
ITEM 12 SPORTS REPORTS:
§ Softball (Dino Galella): All is set for the upcoming playoffs – all brackets and results will be on the webpage.
§ Baseball (Frank Majikes): All is set for the upcoming playoffs – all brackets and results will be on the webpage.
§ Soccer (Ray Lowery): The girls’ spring playoffs are in the quarterfinals with action today.
§ Volleyball (Maureen Williams): All is set for the playoffs – a flip of the coin was held between North Pocono and Forest City (for the top seed as both finished unbeaten). Forest City won the flip and will be the #1 seed.
ITEM 13 The District II Committee discussed a tennis complaint regarding the recently held singles’ and doubles’ tournament at Kirby Park. After consideration, it was decided to forward the complaint to the able hands of the Boys’ Tennis Chairperson, Joe Lalli. Joe was not at today’s meeting as he was running the doubles’ championships scheduled for today.
ITEM 14 Rich Walton, Wrestling Chairperson, presented a letter from Lake-Lehman offering their school as a site for the District II “AA” Individual Championships for 2008. Lake-Lehman hosted this year as Scranton Prep’s facility was undergoing construction. The Committee has made a commitment to Scranton Prep as the continued site for the “AA” event and it will remain in Scranton Prep. It also thanked Lake-Lehman for their assistance in 2007 as they did a great job handling the event on an emergency basis.
ITEM 15 Chairman Majikes reviewed various rule changes in Basketball and Swimming for the 2007-2008 season. They will be explained in detail at upcoming rules interpretation meetings.
ITEM 16 Chairman Majikes explained to the committee that he has been directed by the PIAA State Office, as the District Chairperson, to investigate the events that led to an ejection of a Baseball coach as reported by the umpire crew of the PIAA contest. He will report back to the committee with the results of the investigation upon its completion.
ITEM 17 A motion was made by Ross Scarantino, seconded by Tony Rusnak, to adjourn the meeting. All Ayes
Meeting was adjourned at 6:02 p.m.
District II Secretary