PENNSYLVANIA INTERSCHOLASTIC ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION
Chairman Tom Jenkins, Vice Chairman Mike Ognosky,
Secretary Frank Victor, Treasurer
Wilkes Barre Area
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 ext. 1010
MINUTES OF JUNE 15, 2011 MEETING
@ WILKES-BARRE AREA C & TC
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: Don Kanavy, Danielle
Adams, Mike Costanza, Frank Galicki, Mike Ognosky, James Marcks, Bill King, Vito
Quaglia and Jay Starnes
Advisors Present: Don Rogers (District II
Solicitor) and Marty Lawler
ITEM 2 Chairman
Majikes began the meeting by asking for a moment of silence in memory of the
following: Rich Notari, retired Athletic Director of Old Forge; Mrs. Lowery,
mother of former District II Committee member Ray Lowery; and, Mrs. Joseph
Frank, mother-in-law of current District II Committee member Mike Costanza.
Majikes also welcomed Mr. Pat Sheehan, Principal of Western Wayne High School,
to the District II Committee.
ITEM 3 A
motion was made by Tom Jenkins, seconded by Pat Patte, to approve the minutes
of the May 24, 2011 meeting as submitted. All Ayes
ITEM 4 Frank
Victor, District II Treasurer, presented the Treasurer’s Report. He indicated
his is working on the spring championship reports and will have a detailed
report for the July meeting. Also discussed was a concern regarding the
distribution of money back to the schools who participated in the 2011
Basketball playoffs. This issue will be addressed in detail at the July
ITEM 5 Chairman
Majikes reviewed a proposal presented to the District II Committee by Bob Ide,
Sports Director of Fox 56 and WQMY-TV. Bob asked that District II consider
lowering its fees for the broadcast rights to District II Championship events.
He provided a packet of information from District III, District IV and District
V as a comparison of prices. Chairman Majikes asked that the committee members
review the material provided in preparation for a discussion and vote in July.
ITEM 6 Chairman Majikes led a discussion
regarding the problems that arose during the spring championships in regard to
the availability and distribution of medals in various championships. Many of
the sports did not have their medals available to them at the time of their
championship events. This resulted in many, many athletes not receiving
medals. Even at this late date, there are still a number of athletes that have
not received their championship medals. There will be a discussion on the
matter at the July meeting. In the meantime, it is still being determined as
to which schools have yet to receive medals. If you have not received your
spring championship medals please contact Chairman Majikes immediately so that
the situation can be remedied.
ITEM 7 Chairman
Majikes led a discussion on the proposal to raise the entrance fee for
individuals in the District II Championships from $7 to $10. This would affect
all sports in which member schools pay a fee for individual entrants, for
example, tennis, golf, cross country, etc. After discussion, it was decided to
table this item until the July meeting.
ITEM 8 Chairman
Majikes led a discussion on the continuation of District II sponsorship of
Junior High Championship events. Chairman Majikes reviewed all of the feedback
that he received from member schools and thanked them for their input on the
matter. Following discussion, a motion was made by Pat Patte, seconded by Joe
Farrell, to discontinue the practice of District II sponsorship of Junior High
Championships. 7 Ayes, 3 Nays.
ITEM 9 Chairman
Majikes then reviewed with the committee members present the agenda of the
recently conducted PIAA Board of Directors’ meeting held on Wednesday, May 25th
and Thursday, May 26th. You can find a summary of the actions taken
at that meeting by going to www.piaa.org and
then clicking on the resources page at the top. Scroll down and click on
“news” and on the news page you will see “Summary of PIAA Board of Directors’
Actions at its Meeting of Wednesday, May 25th and Thursday, May 26th.”
Click on that story and you will find the information.
ITEM 10 Chairman
Majikes reviewed the schedule for the upcoming Spring Workshops to be held at
the PIAA State Offices. Committee members present also discussed the 2011
Business Meeting format.
ITEM 11 A
motion was made by Bill Schoen, seconded by Tom Jenkins, to approve the
immediate eligibility of Brenden Wahl, North Pocono to Old Forge, in accordance
with Article VI, Section 4, of the PIAA By-Laws on Transfers, Residence, and
Recruiting. All Ayes
ITEM 12 Chairman
Majikes presented “thank you” notes to the Board received from Sarah Brozena
and Jimmy Kopec, recent winners of the PIAA District II Scholar/Athlete Awards,
from Wyoming Valley West High School.
ITEM 13 Chairman
Majikes reviewed a request from a member school asking that the District II
Committee address an internal issue that has developed in that school’s
athletic program. After discussion, the request was denied as internal school
matters are not within the jurisdiction of the PIAA District Committee.
ITEM 14 A
motion was made by Jim Higgins, seconded by Gerald Grimaud to adjourn the
meeting. All Ayes
Meeting was adjourned at 5:50 p.m.
District II Secretary
NEXT MEETING DATE (JULY MEETING) WILL BE ANNOUNCED
BY THE DISTRICT CHAIRPERSON AS SOON AS IT IS DETERMINED.