Meeting was convened at 4:30 p.m. by Vice Chairman Tom Jenkins
ITEM 1 Vice Chairman Jenkins called the meeting to order at 4:30 p.m.
Absent but accounted for: Frank Majikes, Tom Finan, Frank Galicki, Jim Higgins, Donald Kanavy, Ray Lowery, Jim Marcks, Tony Rusnak, PhilCappellini
Advisors Present: Dolores Dalickas
ITEM 2 A motion was made by Bill King, seconded by Jim Sabatini, to approve the minutes of the September 20, 2006 meeting. All Ayes
ITEM 3 Frank Victor presented the Treasurer’s Report. Frank’s report included the submission and explanation of four different documents. The report of the 2006 District II Basketball Playoffs showed a net income of $8,049 for the girls’ playoffs and $32,617 for the boys’ playoffs. In addition, it showed a net loss of $826 for the girls’ and boys’ junior high playoffs and a total disbursement of $3,836 to member schools who participated in the girls’ playoffs and $13,053 to member schools who participated in the boys’ playoffs. Frank also reviewed the District II “Statement of Financial Position for Year Ended June 30, 2006”. The statement showed a beginning balance of $133,794.23 as of June 30, 2005 and an ending balance of $124,815.02 as of June 30, 2006, resulting in a net deficit for the 2005-06 operating year of $8,979.21. Frank then reviewed a detailed account of the 2005-06 Financial Report showing total expenses for 2005-2006 of $316,431.03 and total revenues of $307,451.82, again resulting in a net deficit for the 2005-2006 operating year of $8,979.21. Frank then reviewed the balance sheets as it is reflected in the “Great Plains” software required by the PIAA State Office. Again, total numbers reflected a net deficit in operating expenses of $8,979.82.
Following the completion of the detailed report, a motion was made by Maureen Williams, seconded by Joe Lalli, 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 A motion was made by Bill King, seconded by Mike Costanza, approving the eligibility of Jeremy Davis, Coughlin to Pittson Area, and Mike Gill, Coughlin to Wyoming Valley West, in accordance with Article VI, Transfers and Residence, Section 8 of the PIAA By-Laws. All Ayes
ITEM 5 A motion was made by Ross Scarantino, seconded by Jim Sabatini, to approve the eligibility of Leonie Illichmann, Germany to Hazleton Area, 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 Vice Chairman Jenkins reviewed the Star Sportsmanship program that is a 3-12 curriculum issue currently sponsored by the PIAA State Office. He indicated that 3 District II schools (Montrose, Scranton and Delaware Valley) have expressed interest in the program. After a brief discussion, a motion was made by Jim Sabatini, seconded by Ross Scarantino, to approve the selection of Montrose and Delaware Valley as the District II representatives in the program and Scranton as the alternate selection should another spot become available. All Ayes
ITEM 7 Mike Ognosky presented an update on the status of the District II website which is now available to all member schools at www.piaad2.org.
ITEM 8 SPORTS REPORTS:
a.) Volleyball (Maureen Williams): Chairman Williams presented an updated version of the District Girls’ Championship format to the committee for their review. She also announced that Hanover Area (A and AA) and Wyoming Valley West (AAA) have been selected as the sites for the district finals.
b.) Tennis (Mike Ognosky): Chairman Ognosky provided the committee with a review of the Girls’ Singles and Doubles’ finals as well as the Team Finals that are still in progress.
c.) Football (Tom Jenkins): Chairman Jenkins announced that the District Football seeding meeting will be held at the Victoria Inn in Pittston on Monday, November 6th at noon. Also, Bishop O’Hara is the lone District II school that has submitted a letter opting out of the District II playoffs.
d.) Cross Country (Bill King): Chairman King announced that all is set with the upcoming District Championships. Also, he presented a request to increase the fee for the meet championship workers – many positions not covered in the recently approved fees proposal due to the nature of need for workers at the Cross Country Championships. A motion was made by Chairman King, seconded by Mike Ognosky, to approve the fees rate as submitted. All Ayes
ITEM 9 The District Committee reviewed the written reports submitted by Tunkhannock and Dallas regarding the incident at their September 9, 2006football contest in which two players were ejected from both teams. The Committee also reviewed the game film that was made available by DallasHigh School as well as the referee’s account of the situation. Following a discussion, a motion was made by Tom Jenkins, seconded by Joe Lalli, to commend the actions of the coaching staffs of both schools, as well as the members of the officiating crew, in acting quickly and decisively in order to quell the incident. All Ayes
The Committee instructed the District Secretary to write a letter to both schools apprising them of the Committee’s decision.
ITEM 10 The District Committee reviewed the applicants for the two vacant committee positions from the Southern region of the district. Following a lengthy discussion, a motion was made by Jim Sabatini, seconded by Ross Scarantino, to appoint Dino Galella, Principal of Wilkes-Barre GAR High School, and Rich Walton, Principal of Berwick Area High School, to the positions. All Ayes
ITEM 11 A motion was made by Danielle DiPietro, seconded by Maureen Williams, to adjourn the meeting. All Ayes
Meeting was adjourned at 5:31 p.m.
District II Secretary