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 Adams, Eric Emmerich, Jim Higgins, Al Holtzer, Bill King, Mike Ognosky, Pat Sheehan, Jay Starnes
ITEM 2 A motion was made by Vito Quaglia, seconded by Chris Thomas, to approve the minutes of the October 21, 2014 meeting. All Ayes
ITEM 3 Frank Victor, District II Treasurer, presented the treasurer’s report. As of November 18, 2014 the District II Fund Balance is $217,951.12. That includes $12,599.90 in a Certificate of Deposit, $66,530.49 in PNC Money Market Savings Account, and $135,834.66 in our checking account. The beginning fund balance as of July 1, 2014 was $217,951.12 and the fund balance reflects the most recent expenditures as a result of various fall championships that have been conducted. At the conclusion of the report, a motion was made by Bill Schoen, seconded by Fred Barletta, to approve the treasurer’s report as presented. All Ayes
ITEM 4 Sports Reports – the following reports were presented at today’s meeting –
· Cheerleading: Chairman Chris Gegaris presented a report on the recently completed District II Competitive Cheer Championships held on November 16, 2014 at Hazleton Area High School. Congratulations to District II Champion Hazleton Area and all of the schools that qualified for the PIAA State Championships. Those qualifying in addition to Hazleton Area included Berwick, Delaware Valley, and Pittston Area.
· Football: With the recently completed District II Playoffs, Chairman Majikes offered a thanks to all of the member schools that hosted playoff games and made the post season a very successful event. Also, thanks to all of those committee members that served as game managers, assistant game managers and site workers. A discussion was held regarding Television Station protocols and procedures. A motion was made by Bill Schoen, seconded by Maureen Williams, to have the committee develop such a protocol. All Ayes. There was also a discussion on the post- game championship procedures regarding the distribution of plaques and medals to the first and second place teams. A motion was made by Fred Barletta, seconded by Chris Thomas, to add this item to the spring meeting agenda for principals and athletic directors for discussion and potential action. All Ayes
· Golf: Chairman Joe Farrell presented the Financial Report for the 2014 District II Golf Championships. The report included a summary of the Boys & Girls Individual Championships held on October 9, 2014 at Fox Hill Country Club; the Team Golf Championships held on October 3, 2014 at Elmhurst Country Club; and, the Subregional Team Tournament held on October 10, 2014 at Fox Hill Country Club. The report reflected income over expenses of $522.23. That does not reflect the cost of medals and plaques distributed to the contestants and teams. A motion was made by Chad Vinansky, seconded by Pat Patte, to approve the report as submitted. All Ayes
· Volleyball: Chairman Maureen Williams presented the 2014 Girls’ Volleyball Financial Report to the committee. Maureen also thanked the administrations at Wilkes University, North Pocono, and Dallas for their assistance in hosting in the district and state playoffs. A motion was made by Chris Thomas, seconded by Ron Collins, to accept the report as submitted. All Ayes
ITEM 5 A motion was made by Bill Schoen, seconded by Chad Vinansky, to accept the resignation of Jim Higgins as the private schools’ representative, with regret. All Ayes Chairman Majikes informed the committee that he is awaiting word from the Diocese on a replacement representative for the committee.
ITEM 6 Chairman Majikes also informed the committee that he is awaiting word from the Region 7 PSBA representative regarding the new School Board representative to the District II Committee.
ITEM 7 A motion was made by Fred Barletta, seconded by Chris Gegaris, to approve the immediate eligibility of Katrina Garver, Lackawanna Trail to Scranton Prep, in accordance with Article VI, Transfers, Principal to Principal Sign off. All Ayes
ITEM 8 A motion was made by Pat Patte, seconded by Vito Quaglia, to approve the immediate eligibility of Andrew Huertas, Lackawanna Trail to Scranton Prep, in accordance with Article VI, Transfers, Principal to Principal Sign off. All Ayes
ITEM 9 A motion was made by Maureen Williams, seconded by Fred Barletta, to approve the immediate eligibility of Regan O’Hara, Holy Cross to Scranton Prep, in accordance with Article VI, Transfers, Principal to Principal Sign off. All Ayes
ITEM 10 A motion was made by Chris Gegaris, seconded by Pat Patte, to approve the immediate eligibility of Emily Pascale, Abington Heights to Scranton Prep, in accordance with Article VI, Transfers, Principal to Principal Sign off. All Ayes
ITEM 11 A motion was made by Vito Quaglia, seconded by Maureen Williams, to approve the immediate eligibility of Donavean Superville, Mt. Vernon (NY) to Abington Heights, in accordance with Article VI, Transfers, Principal to Principal Sign off. All Ayes
ITEM 12 Chairman Majikes informed committee members present that a report of a violation of the PIAA Regulation regarding the maximum number of scrimmages allowed in football, had been reported to his office by a member school. Chairman Majikes has contacted both schools and provided written reports for the committee members’ review. Following the review, committee members present requested that both schools be required to attend the next monthly meeting regarding the incident. Chairman Majikes will require both schools to send representation to the December board meeting.
ITEM 13 Chairman Majikes provided Committee members with a communication from a parent from Coughlin High School requesting that sports’ teams be provided the option to wear pink during October for breast awareness month, starting in 2015.
ITEM 14 Chairman Majikes also informed the Committee that the PIAA will be sponsoring a banquet honoring the 100th anniversary of the PIAA during the upcoming PIAA Football Championships. The banquet will be held on Thursday, December 11th and each district has been asked to host a table of eight.
ITEM 15 A motion was made by Maureen Williams, seconded by Chris Gegaris, to adjourn the meeting.
Meeting was adjourned at 6:45 p.m.
THE NEXT MEETING IS TENTATIVELY SCHEDULED ON TUESDAY, DECEMBER 16TH AT 4:15 PM AT THE WILKES-BARRE AREA CAREER & TECHNOLOGY CENTER. CHAIRMAN MAJIKES WILL BE CONTACTING THE COMMITTEE MEMBERS WITH FURTHER DETAILS.
District II Secretary