PENNSYLVANIA INTERSCHOLASTIC ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION
Chairman Tom Jenkins, Vice Chairman Mike Ognosky,
Secretary Frank Victor, Treasurer
Wilkes Barre C
& TC Wayne Highlands SD Montrose Area School Dist 1113 Johns Street
P. O. Box 1699 474
Grove Street 237 Meteor Way Hazle
Twp, Pa. 18202
Wilkes Barre, Pa. 18705 Honesdale, Pa. 18431 Montrose, Pa. 18801
570-427-8681 x 1010
MINUTES OF JANUARY 19, 2011 MEETING
@ WILKES-BARRE AREA CAREER & TECHNOLOGY CENTER
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: Mike Ognosky, Jim
Higgins, Gerald Grimaud, Don Kanavy, Jim Marcks, Jay Starnes and Mike Costanza
Advisors present included Jim Sabatini and Phil
ITEM 2 A
motion was made by Tom Jenkins, seconded by Jeff Gregory, to approve the
minutes of the December 15, 2011 meeting. All Ayes
ITEM 3 The
treasurer’s report was presented by Frank Victor. Currently the total fund
balance is $106,034.51 as compared to a starting fund balance for the year of
$87,835.95. Included in the fund balance are total certificates of deposit of
$72,181.21 and total savings and checking account balances of $33,853.30.
Considerable discussion was held regarding the current revenue status for the
district as well as cost reduction potentials.
the presentation of the treasurer’s report, a motion was made by Bill King,
seconded by Vito Quaglia, to approve the report as presented. All Ayes
ITEM 4 Chairman
Majikes distributed to the District II Committee a list of the new members of
the Pennsylvania General Assembly. Included in that list are Representative
Tarah Toohil (Luzerne), Representative Sid Michaels Kavulich (Lackawanna),
Representative Gerald Mullery (Luzerne), Senator John Yudichak (Luzerne) and
Senator John Blake (Lackawanna).
ITEM 5 Chairman Majikes reviewed a communication
from State Senator Jane
that her office will be reintroducing Senate Bill 1135,
which would place the
Right-to-Know-Law provisions regarding the Pennsylvania Interscholastic
Athletic Association (PIAA) within the School Code. The legislation would take
the PIAA out of the Right to Know Law while requiring the PIAA to adopt a
records-access policy consistent with the Right-t0-Know Law and approved by the
General Assembly Athletic Oversight Committee.
ITEM 6 Chairman Majikes reviewed a news release
from the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS)
reaffirming its longstanding opposition to national championships in high
school sports. At the January 4, 2011 NFHS National Council meeting in
Savannah, Georgia, the 43 member state associations in attendance defeated the
proposed amendment to Article 17 of the NFHS Bylaws, 21 opposed to 22 in
favor. A two-thirds majority of the Council members in attendance is necessary
to amend the NFHS Constitution.
ITEM 7 Congratulations
to Tim Honeywell, Athletic Director of Berwick High School, as the recipient of
the 2011 NIAAA State Award of Merit for Pennsylvania. This award is given in
recognition of meritorious service, leadership and special contributions to
interscholastic athletics. It will be presented to Tim at the 2011 PSADA
Conference on March 24th at the annual awards banquet.
ITEM 8 Chairman
Majikes presented information to the Committee regarding the 92nd
annual NFHS Summer Meeting which is scheduled to be held in Philadelphia from
June 28th through July 2nd at the Philadelphia Marriott
Downtown. The PIAA State Office is asking for each District to contribute to
the overall success of the Summer Meeting by providing donations to be utilized
at the conference such as hospitality bags, daily door prizes, gift baskets and
silent auction items.
ITEM 9 Chairman
Majikes reviewed the minutes of the January 11, 2011 Golf Steering Committee
teleconference. During that teleconference, it was unanimously voted to
recommend to the PIAA Board of Directors to implement two classes of team
competition, effective 2012, in an 18 hole, stroke play competition on the
Wednesday after the individual tournament at the same golf course. Teams will
continue to qualify on a maximum 400 aggregate, stroke play score. Qualifiers
will be based on the qualifiers to be presented in the new classification cycle
with the largest districts qualifying their champion directly to states and the
smaller districts entering into a sub-region at a mutually agreed upon site and
time. Six teams will qualify based upon two classes and gender (24 teams
total; 12 boys and girls; 6 per gender and class).
ITEM 10 SPORTS
REPORTS: The District II Committee received reports on the following:
Wrestling (Jay Starnes): Chairman Majikes presented a
slight change in the wrestling format regarding contact information as
submitted by Jay Starnes, Wrestling Chairperson. A motion was made by Joe
Farrell, seconded by Frank Victor, to approve the changes as submitted. All
Swimming (Jim Higgins): Chairman Majikes presented the
format for the upcoming swimming and diving championships. A motion was made
by Maureen Williams, seconded by Danielle Adams, to approve the format as
submitted. All Ayes. The format will now be sent to the Athletic
Directors and posted on the website.
Basketball (Frank Victor): Basketball Chairperson Frank
Victor reviewed the format regarding the upcoming basketball championships. A
motion was made by Bill King, seconded by Joe Farrell, to approve the formats
as submitted. All Ayes. The format will now be sent to the Athletic
Directors and posted on the website.
Chairman Majikes reviewed some of the items of the latest PIAA
State Board of Directors meeting held in Hershey on Thursday, December 16th
and Friday, December 17th. Items included in that review were the
Approved the withdrawls from PIAA membership, effective July 1,
2010 of Fell Charter High School and Saint Rose Academy Middle School, both
located in District II.
Approved, effective immediately, the recommendation of the Tennis
Steering Committee to provide the PIAA-Appointed Team Tennis Tournament
Directors with the discretion to use a 10 point match tie-break set in lieu of
the standard six-game third set, if necessary, after one of the competing Teams
has secured three wins.
Approved, effective immediately, to modify the overtime procedure
for all Regular Season and Postseason Soccer Tournaments to extend the two
“sudden victory” overtime periods from 15 minutes each to 20 minutes each and
discontinue declaring co-champions if a tie still exists at the end of
regulation time and two sudden-victory overtime periods in the PIAA Soccer
Championship (Final) Contests.
Approved, effective immediately, to rescind the recently approved
first round pool play format in Volleyball and return to the first round single
Approved, effective immediately, an interpretation of Article VI,
Transfer, Residence, and Recruiting, of the PIAA By-Laws, to clarify that a
student who has participated in a sport for one gender is deemed to have
participated in the same sport for the other gender as well.
ITEM 12 Chairman
Majikes informed the committee that a member school has submitted a report of
alleged violations of Out-of-Season Rules and Regulations. Chairman Majikes
will investigate the report with the member school and report back to the
committee at our February meeting.
ITEM 13 A
motion was made by William Schoen, seconded by Maureen Williams, to adjourn the
meeting. All Ayes
Meeting was adjourned at 5:50 p.m. Thanks to Frank
Majikes for supplying the minutes for the meeting.
District II Secretary
NEXT MEETING WILL BE AT THE WILKES-BARRE AREA
CAREER AND TECHNOLOGY CENTER ON WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 2011 AT 4:15 P.M.