Meeting was convened at 4:15 p.m. by Vice Chairman Tom Jenkins

ITEM 1            Vice Chairman Jenkins called the meeting to order at 4:15 p.m. 

                        Absent but accounted for:  Frank Majikes, Tom Finan, Frank Galicki, Jim Higgins, Donald Kanavy, Ross Scarantino, Bill King, Phil Cappellini

                        Vice-Chairman Jenkins welcomed the newest committee member to today’s meeting, Mr. Jay Starnes, Principal of Wallenpaupack Area High School.

                        Vice-Chairman Jenkins thanked the Committee members for their cards and sympathy on the recent passing of his mother.

ITEM 2            A motion was made by Ray Lowery, seconded by Jim Marcks, to approve the minutes of the September 19, 2007 meeting.  All Ayes

ITEM 3            Frank Victor presented the Treasurer’s Report.  Frank’s report included the submission and explanation of three different documents.  The first report , the 2006-07 District II Profit and Loss Report, showed a net income of $4,342.52 to the District following the completion of all championship events for the year.  Frank also reviewed the District II “Trial Balance Summary for 2006-2007”.  The statement revealed total receipts of $380,742.67 and total expenditures of $376,400.15.  Those numbers reflect a balance of $4,342.52.  Frank then reviewed the balance sheet, as of 6/30/2007, for all cost centers, accounts, sports and contests. That balance sheet reflected the total liabilities and equity of District II, as of 6/30/2007, to be $129,157.54.

Following the completion of the detailed report, a motion was made by Dino Galella, seconded by Maureen Williams, to approve the treasurer’s report as submitted.  Furthermore, they wished to applaud the diligence of our treasurer in the completion of his responsibilities.   All Ayes       

ITEM 4            Mr. Jenkins provided the committee with a handout that reviewed the “PIAA Wrestling Weight Control Program Timeline”.  The timeline is intended to serve as a simplified and illustrated summary of the PIAA adopted wrestling weight control program.  School Districts may begin their assessment procedures as of October 19, 2007.

ITEM 5            A motion was made by Jim Marcks, seconded by Ray Lowery, to approve the eligibility of Lotte Thorslee, Norway to Delaware Valley, in accordance with Article VII, Foreign Exchange and International Students, of the PIAA By-Laws, pending the completion of required paperwork.  All Ayes

ITEM 6            A motion was made by Joe Lalli, seconded by Dino Galella to approve the following transfers in accordance with Article VI, Transfers, Residence, and Recruiting, Section 2, Immediate Eligibility, of the PIAA By-Laws, principal-to-principal sign off, pending the completion of required paperwork.

a.)  Matthew Stuckart               From Virginia               To Scranton Prep

b.)  John Farrell                        From WVW                 To Coughlin

c.)  Russell McGlynn                 From Holy Cross          To Holy Redeemer

d.)  Cara Petrokonis                 From Lakeland To Holy Cross

e.)  Tiara Tooley                       From WVW                 To GAR

f.)  Tracy Castaldi                     From Scranton Prep     To Scranton

g.)  William McLane                 From Scranton Prep     To Scranton

 All Ayes

ITEM 7            Vice-Chairman Jenkins provided Committee members present with a copy of House Bill 1848 which mandates that all elementary students receive 150 minutes of physical education per week and all secondary students receive 225 minutes of physical education per week.

ITEM 8            Vice-Chairman Jenkins proved Committee members present with a review of recent State Board of Directors considerations including potential regulations regarding Season and Out-Of-Season Rules and Regulations; Period of Participation; Representation; and, Attendance at Mandatory Rules Interpretation Meetings.  As more information becomes available, it will be forwarded to committee members and member schools.  Vice-Chairman Jenkins also updated the committee on the progress of the Transfer Rule changes – that will be a third reading at the next State Board of Directors meeting.

ITEM 9            Vice-Chairman Jenkins provided Committee members with a review of the material covered at the recent Alcohol/Drug Seminar conducted by District II for member schools.  Dino Galella did an outstanding job of reviewing the material discussed as he was present at the seminar.

ITEM 10          Vice-Chairman Jenkins reviewed a recent District II decision on a student transfer situation and provided the committee with additional information from the family.  The Committee, after discussion and review, refrained from taking any additional action and the original decision to deny eligibility will remain in place.


a.)    Volleyball (Maureen Williams):  All is in place for the upcoming tournament.. 

b.)    Tennis (Mike Ognosky):  All Championships have been completed.  Congratulations to the District Champions and good luck in the upcoming state playoffs.

c.)    Football (Tom Jenkins):  Chairman Jenkins presented an update of the point standings to the committee members and reminded everyone that the tournament meeting will be held in Pittston on Monday, November 5th – information is on the webpage.

d.)    Field Hockey (Tom Finan):  Seeding meeting will be held at Pattie’s Restaurant in Wilkes-Barre on Monday, October 22nd at 6:30 p.m.

e.)    Soccer (Jay Starnes):  Seeding meeting will be held at Wyoming Valley West High School at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, October 23rd.

f.)      Golf (Ray Lowery):  Championships have been completed.  Congratulations to the District Champions and good luck in the upcoming state playoffs.  Thanks to everyone who assisted in the tournament including Charlie Turco, Mark Kirsten, Marty Lawler and Bob Simons. Special thanks to Elmhurst Country Club and Fox Hill Country Club on great jobs as hosts.

g.)    Basketball (Frank Victor):  There will be a Basketball Committee meeting on Wednesday, October 24th at the Wilkes-Barre Area Vocational-Technical School.

ITEM 11          A motion was made by Danielle Adams, seconded by Mike Costanza, to adjourn the meeting.  All Ayes

                        Mike Costanza offered a special thanks to Vice-Chairman Tom Jenkins on his outstanding direction of the meeting and the fact that he accomplished so much in such a short period of time.

Meeting was adjourned at 5:08 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,

Mike Ognosky

Mike Ognosky

District II Secretary