Meeting was convened at 4:30 p.m. by Chairman Majikes
ITEM 1 Chairman Majikes called the meeting to order at 4:30 p.m.
ITEM 2 Absent but accounted for: Jim Marcks, Don Kanavy, Bill King, Gerald Grimaud, Frank Victor, Joe Farrell, Maureen Williams, Mike Costanzo and Vito Quaglia
A motion was made by Tom Jenkins, seconded by Jim Higgins, to approve the minutes of the April 20, 2011 Business Meeting. All Ayes
ITEM 3Frank Majikes presented the treasurer’s report in the absence of District II Treasurer, Frank Victor. The report consisted of a review of the basketball revenues and expenses. The 2010 playoffs produced total receipts of $89,762 and total expenses of $69,418. In comparison this year’s 2011 playoffs produced total receipts of $89,395 and total expenses of only $43,531. This is directly attributable to the elimination of the open tournament and the expenses incurred in having so many games.
A motion was made by Bill Schoen, seconded by Jay Starnes, to approve the Treasurer’s report as presented. All Ayes
ITEM 4 Chairman Majikes conducted a review of the recently conducted Annual Banquet/Business Meeting. All committee members presented commented on the site for the occasion, Arcaro’s and Genell’s in Old Forge, very favorably. Chairman Majikes also distributed travel voucher forms to the committee members present and asked that they be returned to Frank Victor ASAP.
ITEM 5 Winter Sports Reports:
· Basketball (Frank Victor): The Basketball Committee will be meeting in the near future to review the 2011 basketball playoffs and to make recommendations to the committee regarding any potential changes.
· Wrestling (Jay Starnes): There will be a significant change in weight classes for the 2011-2012 season. Member schools may review those changes at the following link, http://www.nfhs.org/content.aspx?id=5159.
· Swimming (Jim Higgins): Jim reported that this year’s championships produced a large number of qualifiers for the state championships in Bucknell.
ITEM 6 Spring Sports Reports:
· Boys’ Tennis (Mike Ognosky): This year’ tournament was very successful. The weather forced the move of the entire doubles’ tournament indoors which caused a sharp increase in expenses.
· Track and Field (Danielle Adams): This tournament was also hampered by the weather with the AAA Varsity championships halted and rescheduled.
· Baseball/Softball (Bill Schoen, Frank Majikes & Pat Patte): The tournament opened today and is scheduled to run throughout this week and next week. The Baseball Championships are scheduled for PNC Field.
· Boys’ Volleyball (Maureen Williams): The tournament is also running this week with the finals scheduled for Marywood University on Thursday evening.
· Girls Soccer (Vito Quaglia): The tournament began on Monday and continues through the week with the final on Friday evening at Lake-Lehman at 6:30 p.m.
· Lacrosse (Frank Majikes): Our district champions are competing this week with District IV in a subregional with the winners advancing to the state playoffs next week.
ITEM 7 Chairman Majikes reviewed the schedule of the Spring State Sports’ Workshops to be held at the PIAA Offices on Thursday-Friday, June 23-24.
Thursday, June 23rd Track and Field 10 a.m.
Lacrosse 10 a.m.
Friday, June 24th Officials’ Council 8 a.m.
Girls’ Athletics 10 a.m.
Sportsmanship 10 a.m.
Junior High Noon
Private Schools Noon
Athletic Directors 2 p.m.
ITEM 8Chairman Majikes reviewed a request from WQMY-TV to televise the Baseball playoffs. After discussion, a motion was made by Mike Ognosky, seconded by Jeff Gregory, that the current fee schedule be followed for the broadcast rights. All Ayes
ITEM 9 Chairman Majikes presented to the Committee a report from a member school regarding potential out of season regulation violations. The school outlined the nature of the potential violations and the actions that were taken by the administration to address all concerns raised. Following the discussion, a motion was made by Jay Starnes, seconded by Jim Higgins, commending the administration for their quick action regarding the situation and closing the matter. All Ayes
ITEM 10 Chairman Majikes updated the committee on the PIAA investigation regarding the Mid Valley/Mt. Carmel girls’ basketball PIAA State playoff game. The PIAA received information from both schools, as well as the host school (Danville), and the game manager. They then addressed the schools and personnel as required and consider the matter to be closed.
ITEM 11 Chairman Majikes discussed a letter he had received from William Bush, Superintendent of the Elk Lake School District, asking that the District II Committee request that the PIAA place a moratorium on uniform changes during these economic times. Districts have had to change uniforms due to changes in National Federation guidelines in the past few years in a number of sports and that can be costly. Chairman Majikes will convey the contents of the letter to the PIAA State Office at the next PIAA State Committee meeting.
ITEM 12 Chairman Majikes reviewed a proposal that has been submitted to the PIAA that separates member senior high schools sponsoring boys’ and/or girls’ basketball into “boundary” schools (public senior high schools) and “non-boundary” schools (charter and private senior high schools) and then merges the two together to establish four boundary plus non-boundary enrollment classifications in those sports. In District II, this proposal would affect the classifications of a number of schools in just those sports. After discussion, the committee advised Chairman Majikes to speak against the proposal as it is one of the discussion topics of the PIAA Strategic Planning Committee meeting scheduled on Wednesday, May 25th in Chambersburg.
ITEM 13 Chairman Majikes reviewed a number of items from the last PIAA State Board meeting which was held in State College in March. He once again thanked Jeff Gregory for ‘pinch hitting’ for him as he was ill and unable to make the March meeting.
ITEM 14 The Committee discussed the current championship structure in the district with a specific discussion regarding the current Junior High Championships’ schedule. District II is the only PIAA District that offers multiple championships at the state level. Following a lengthy discussion, the Chairman asked the Secretary, Mike Ognosky, to send an email to the member school Athletic Directors asking that they discuss this issue with their Superintendents and Principals. Specifically, the question asked will be if member schools are in favor of continuing the offering of the current junior high championship schedule or would they favor their discontinuation. The Committee felt it would be unfair to “pick and choose” which championships to continue so member schools would be polled as to the continuation or stoppage of the junior high championships. The feedback from the schools will be shared with the entire committee at the June meeting and the District II Committee will then act on the question for the 2011-2012 school year.
ITEM 15 A motion was made by Pat Patte, seconded by Bill Schoen, to adjourn the meeting. All Ayes
Meeting was adjourned at 5: 39 p.m.
District II Secretary