Meeting was convened at 4:20 p.m. by Chairman Majikes

ITEM 1            Chairman Majikes called the meeting to order at 4:20 p.m. 

                        Absent but accounted for:  Jim Marcks, Mike Ognosky, Tony Rusnak, Ross Scarantino

                        Advisors Present:  Phil Latinski

ITEM 2            Chairman Majikes announced to the committee that a former member of the District II Committee, Thomas Feeney, had passed away last weekend.  A moment of silence was held in his honor.

ITEM 3            A motion was made by Ray Lowery, seconded by Bob Okrasinski, to approve the minutes of the October 20, 2005 meeting.  All Ayes

ITEM 4            Frank Victor, District II Treasurer, indicated that he is currently in the process of receiving and accounting for all of the various game reports for the Fall Championships and will submit a complete and updated report of all accounts at the next meeting.     

ITEM 5            Chairman Majikes reported on the following items from the PIAA State Committee:

ü     The PIAA has put out Requests for Proposal for the adoption of official game balls in all sports.

ü     The PIAA State Board has tabled the discussion of the pre participation physical certification process until the December State Boardmeeting.  Chairman Majikes distributed information on the subject to District II Committee members present.

ü     Approval was given on a first reading basis for revisions in Article VI, “Transfers and Residence”.

ü     Approval was given on a first reading basis for revisions in Article VIII, “Period of Participation”.

ü     The third and final reading for policies related to naming rights and corporate scholarships was approved.

ü     The third and final reading for restrictions on advertisements or sponsors names on uniforms and warm up apparel was approved.

ITEM 6            Chairman Majikes provided committee members with an update on the litigation concerning the girls’ soccer championships. 

ITEM 7            Chairman Majikes provided a review of the number of medals awarded for district championship events and it was agreed that the present number for all sports is acceptable. 

ITEM 8            The Committee conducted a lengthy discussion regarding the recent home school legislation that provides that home school students have the right to participate in extra curricular activities in their district of residence.  It was recommended that the secretary place information on the web page regarding this issue for member schools.

ITEM 9            A review of the upcoming PIAA Fall Sport workshops was conducted and it was indicated by the various sports’ chairpersons that a District II representative would be attending each of those scheduled meetings on Wednesday, December 14th.

ITEM 10          Chairman Majikes informed the committee that there were two applicants that submitted resumes for the position of Girls’ Athletics representative. After considerable discussion and deliberation of the outstanding qualifications of each of the applicants, a motion was made by Maureen Williams, seconded by Joe Lalli, to appoint Danielle DiPietro (Hanover Area) to the vacant position of Girls’ Athletic Representative on the District II Committee.  All Ayes 

ITEM 11          The committee discussed the dates for the 2006 Business Meeting and Awards Banquet and established the following:

                        District II Banquet       Wednesday, April 19, 2006    Convention Hall

                        Business Meeting        Wednesday, April 19, 2006    Convention Hall

                        The monthly April Committee meeting will be held on Tuesday, April 11, 2006.  Also, the December 21, 2005 monthly meeting will be on ‘hold’ for the moment and Chairman Majikes will contact members regarding the December meeting date.

ITEM 12          Several changes have been made to the District II Committee Directory and Chairman Majikes will prepare and distribute a new directory as soon as possible.


ü     Football (Tom Jenkins):  Tom submitted a detailed report on the football meeting with Districts 1, 4, 11 and 2 and it was decided to remain with the present system of playoffs.  Also, after much discussion, Chairman Majikes was directed to report to the PIAA State Board of Directors that District II wishes to maintain the present prices for game tickets at $5.00 and $3.00 at the school and at the gate despite Districts 1, 4, and 11’s system of all tickets at $6.00.  Tom also stated that District II will host the first round of state playoffs in football this year in Class AA and possibly Class AAAA.

ü     Final reports were also distributed in the following fall sports championships:  Field Hockey (Tom Finan), Cross Country (Bill King), Golf (Tony Rusnak), Soccer (Ray Lowery), Girls Tennis (Frank Majikes in Mike Ognosky’s absence), and Girls Volleyball (Maureen Williams).

ITEM 14          The Committee discussed the current pay scales for game managers, assistant game managers and site managers, as well as other game workers in District II events, and Chairman Majikes was directed to revise and submit for approval all of the revisions that were discussed.  This will be acted upon at a future meeting.

ITEM 15          Chairman Majikes was directed to inquire about the process for reporting swimming results with the PIAA State Office for district and state championships and to report back to the committee.

ITEM 16          Basketball Chairman, Frank Victor, submitted the following tentative dates for the 2006 Basketball Championships:

                        Monday, February 20th            “play in” date for both boys and girls

                        Boys dates:  Wednesday, Feb 22nd, Friday, Feb. 24th, Tuesday, Feb. 28th and Friday, March 3rd

                        Girls dates:  Thursday, Feb. 23rd, Saturday, Feb. 25th, Wednesday, March 1st, Saturday, March 4th

ITEM 17          A motion was made by Jim Sabatini, seconded by Frank Galicki, to approve the transfer for Chelsea McDermott, grade 10 from Lake-Lehman to Bishop Hoban, principal to principal sign off, in accordance with Article VI, “Transfers and Residence”.  All Ayes           

ITEM 23          A motion was made by Jim Sabatini, seconded by Jim Higgins, to adjourn the meeting.  All Ayes

Meeting was adjourned at 6:40 p.m.


Respectfully submitted,

Mike Ognosky

Mike Ognosky

District II Secretary