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 MINUTES OF AUGUST 17, 2011 MEETING  
PENNSYLVANIA INTERSCHOLASTIC ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION

PENNSYLVANIA INTERSCHOLASTIC ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION

DISTRICT II

 

Frank Majikes, Chairman Jeff Gregory, Vice Chairman Mike Ognosky, Secretary Frank Victor

Wilkes Barre C & TC Lackawanna Trail HS Montrose Area School Dist District II Treasurer

P. O. Box 1699 P. O. Box 85 273 Meteor Way 1113 Johns Street

Wilkes Barre, Pa. 18705 Factoryville, Pa. 18419 Montrose, Pa. 18801 Hazle Twp, Pa. 18202

570-822-4131 570-945-5153 570-278-6298 570-427-8621 ext. 1010

 

MINUTES OF AUGUST 17, 2011 MEETING

@ WILKES-BARRE AREA CAREER & TECHNOLOGY CENTER

 

Meeting was convened at 3:45 p.m. by Chairman Majikes

 

ITEM 1 Chairman Majikes called the meeting to order at 3:45 p.m.

Absent, but accounted for: Eric Emmerich

 

ITEM 2 Chairman Majikes welcomed Pat Sheehan, Principal of the Western Wayne High School, to the District II Committee. He also provided each member with the District II Committee Directory and asked the Secretary to update the information on the PIAA District II website, www.piaad2.org. Members are asked to review the Committee section of the website and ensure that their information is correct. If there is any misinformation please contact Mike Ognosky and it will be updated.

 

ITEM 3 Chairman Majikes updated the committee on the results of the July 20, 2011 hearing in which eligibility was granted to a Lake-Lehman student. He requested that the District II Secretary sent a letter to Lake-Lehman regarding the District II Committee decision.

 

ITEM 4 Frank Victor, District II Treasurer, reviewed the “Statement of Financial Position for Year Ended June 30, 2011” report to the committee. The District ended fiscal year 2010-2011 with a balance of $107,277.57 as compared to the beginning balance of $87,835.95, a net increase in the District II Treasury of $19,441.62. During the course of the year, the District II gathered $322,284.88 in revenue during the year and incurred net expenses of $302,843.26. A discussion followed regarding the distribution of revenue following the 2011 District II Basketball Championships. Frank Victor explained that a share of the revenue from the championships had not yet been redistributed to the schools. The Committee asked Frank to create a report on the impact of that revenue distribution on the current balance for discussion at the September meeting. A motion was made by Jay Starnes, seconded by Frank Galicki, to approve the treasurer’s report as given. All Ayes

 

ITEM 5 The District II Committee reviewed the applications for the current vacancies on the District II Committee. There were two (2) applicants for the vacancy from the Wyoming Valley Conference and nine (9) applicants for the vacancy from the LIAA. Following discussion, a motion was made by Jay Starnes, seconded by Bill Schoen, to appoint Chris Gegaris, Principal of Crestwood High School, to fill the District II Committee vacancy from the WVC. All Ayes

 

A motion was made by Pat Patte, seconded by Mike Costanza, to appoint Chris Thomas, Principal of Old Forge, to fill the District II Committee vacancy from the LIAA. All Ayes

 

ITEM 6 The Committee held an election of officers for the 2011-2012 school year as follows:

 

·     A motion was made by Mike Ognosky, seconded by Bill King, to appoint Frank Majikes as District II Chairperson. A motion was made by Frank Galicki, seconded by Jay Starnes, to close the nominations. All Ayes. Congratulations to Frank Majikes on his selection as District II Chairperson.

·     A motion was made by Pat Sheehan, seconded by Joe Farrell, to appoint Jeff Gregory as District II Vice-Chairperson. A motion was made by Jim Marcks, seconded by Frank Galicki, to appoint Bill King as District II Vice-Chairperson. A motion was made by Maureen Williams, seconded by Pat Patte, to close the nominations. Ballots were then distributed and the majority of Committee members present voted Jeff Gregory as District II Vice-Chairperson by a vote of 9-6. Congratulations to Jeff Gregory on his selection as District II Vice-Chairperson.

·     A motion was made by Maureen Williams, seconded by Jeff Gregory, to appoint Mike Ognosky as District II Secretary. A motion was made by Frank Galicki, seconded by Jay Starnes, to close the nominations. Congratulations to Mike Ognosky on his selection as District II Secretary.

·     A motion was made by Mike Ognosky, seconded by Jay Starnes, to appoint Frank Victor as District II Treasurer. In that capacity, Frank would be a non-voting member of the Committee. A motion was made by Frank Galicki, seconded by Vito Quaglia, to close the nominations. Congratulations to Frank Victor on his selection as the District II Treasurer.

 

ITEM 7 A motion was made by Jim Higgins, seconded by Jim Marcks, to approve the minutes of the June 15, 2011 meeting as submitted. All Ayes

 

At 4:45 p.m. the District II Committee adjourned their regular meeting in order to

conduct an eligibility hearing regarding Crestwood and Meyers High Schools. The

Committee returned to public session at 5:45 p.m.

 

ITEM 8 A motion was made by Bill Schoen, seconded by Jay Starnes, to deny eligibility to Matthew James in the sport of Soccer for the 2011-2012 academic year as a transfer student from Wilkes-Barre Meyers to Crestwood in accordance with Article 6, Section D, of the PIAA By-Laws. The Committee commends both Crestwood and Meyers for implementing the appropriate policies and procedures in regard to transfer students. All Ayes (Frank Majikes, Maureen Williams, Pat Patte abstain)

 

At 6:00 p.m. the District I Committee adjourned their regular meeting in order to

conduct an eligibility hearing regarding Crestwood High School. The Committee

returned to public session at 6:23 p.m.

 

A motion was made by Jay Starnes, seconded by Jim Marcks, to deny eligibility to Aaron Ingham in the sport of Football for the 2011-2012 academic year at Crestwood in accordance with Article 1, Section 3, Age, of the PIAA By-Laws. 13 Ayes, 1 Nay (Frank Majikes abstain)

 

ITEM 9 Chairman Majikes then reviewed the various sports’ assignments for 2011-2012 (they are on the website under the Committee listing) as well as the 2011-12 meeting dates. The Committee will meet on the 3rd Wednesday of the month. Next scheduled meeting is set for Wednesday, September 21st at a site to be determined.

 

ITEM 10 A motion was made by Jeff Gregory, seconded by Pat Patte, to approve a cooperative sponsorship agreement in football between Wyoming Seminary and Wyoming Valley West effective with the beginning of the 2011-2012 season, pending the completion of all required paperwork. All Ayes

 

A motion was made by Jeff Gregory, seconded by Pat Patte, to approve a cooperative sponsorship agreement in football between Montrose and Elk Lake effective with the beginning of the 2012-2013 season, pending the completion of all required paperwork. All Ayes

 

ITEM 11 The following Athletic Transfer Waiver Request forms were filed in accordance with Article VI, Transfers, Residence, and Recruiting, and acted upon at the meeting. In all cases, paperwork was complete:

 

·         A motion was made by Jeff Gregory, seconded by Jim Marcks, to approve the eligibility of Michael Boutanos, Wyoming Valley West to Holy Redeemer, effective immediately. All Ayes

·         A motion was made by Danielle Adams, seconded by Jim Higgins, to approve the eligibility of Leonard DeMarco, Dunmore to Mid Valley, effective immediately. All Ayes

·         A motion was made by Bill Schoen, seconded by Jay Starnes, to approve the eligibility of Michael Dubinski, Hanover Area to Holy Redeemer, effective immediately. All Ayes

·         A motion was made by Pat Sheehan, seconded by Joe Farrell, to approve the eligibility of Saabir Gibson, Loyalsock to Wyoming Valley West, effective immediately. All Ayes

·         A motion was made by Bill King, seconded by Jeff Gregory, to approve the eligibility of Morgan Mancini, Crestwood to Holy Redeemer, effective immediately. All Ayes

·         A motion was made by Pat Patte, seconded by Maureen Williams, to approve the eligibility of Alesia Matylewicz, Scranton Prep to Holy Cross, effective immediately. All Ayes

·         A motion was made by Jim Marcks, seconded by Bill Schoen, to approve the eligibility of Nicole Nugent, Northwest Area to Wyoming Valley West, effective immediately. All Ayes

·         A motion was made by Frank Galicki, seconded by Mike Costanza, to approve the eligibility of Jessica Paroby, Lakeland to Riverside, effective immediately. All Ayes

·         A motion was made by Jay Starnes, seconded by Pat Sheehan, to approve the eligibility of Rickki Purcell, Wyoming Valley West to Holy Redeemer, effective immediately. All Ayes

·         A motion was made by Mike Costanza, seconded by Danielle Adams, to approve the eligibility of Mark Seber, Holy Cross to Mid Valley, effective immediately. All Ayes

·         A motion was made by Jim Higgins, seconded by Pat Patte, to approve the eligibility of Seth Stafursky, Valley View to Scranton Prep, effective immediately. All Ayes

·         A motion was made by Joe Farrell, seconded by Bill King, to approve the eligibility of Frazee Sutphen, Northwest Area to Holy Redeemer, effective immediately. All Ayes

·         A motion was made by Jeff Gregory, seconded by Jim Marcks, to approve the eligibility of Tye Sutphen, Northwest Area to Holy Redeemer, effective immediately. All Ayes

·         A motion was made by Maureen Williams, seconded by Frank Galicki, to approve the eligibility of Eric Usbeck, Carthage (NY) to Wallenpaupack, effective immediately. All Ayes

·         A motion was made by Danielle Adams, seconded by Jim Higgins, to approve the eligibility of Nicholas Vieira, Holy Cross to Old Forge, effective immediately. All Ayes

·         A motion was made by Bill Schoen, seconded by Jay Starnes, to approve the eligibility of Shachael Wallace, Coughlin to Holy Redeemer, effective immediately. All Ayes

·         A motion was made by Pat Sheehan, seconded by Joe Farrell, to approve the eligibility of Jillian Ambrose, Wyoming Valley West to Holy Redeemer, effective immediately. All Ayes

·         A motion was made by Bill King, seconded by Jeff Gregory, to approve the eligibility of Kelsey Williams, Hanover Area to Holy Redeemer, effective immediately. All Ayes

·         A motion was made by Jim Marcks, seconded by Bill Schoen, to approve the eligibility of Justin Elick, Hanover Area to Wilkes-Barre Meyers, effective immediately. All Ayes

 

ITEM 12 A motion was made by Frank Galicki, seconded by Pat Patte, to approve the eligibility of Gabriel Gadinho, Brazil to Honesdale, in accordance with Article VII, Foreign Exchange Students, of the PIAA By-Laws, effective immediately. All Ayes

ITEM 13 SPORTS REPORTS:

 

·         Field Hockey (Jeff Gregory): Jeff presented the format for the 2011 District II Field Hockey Championships to the committee. A motion was made by Jim Higgins, seconded by Maureen Williams, to accept the format as presented. All Ayes.

·         Football (Mike Ognosky): The Committee reviewed the introductory letter to be sent to the schools explaining the format for the 2011 District Championships. Following discussion, the committee acted upon a number of items related to the football playoff format including:

·       A motion was made by Bill Schoen, seconded by Frank Galicki, to move the site of all District II championship games to the home field of the higher seed. The District Football Committee will reserve the right to determine if that field is a suitable site for the championship game. All Ayes

·       A motion was made by Frank Galicki, seconded by Pat Patte, to set the fees for broadcast and telecast rights for all District II Football Playoff games as follows: Radio fees at $200 for all classifications or playoff round. Broadcast fees as follows: Quarterfinals at $2,000 for all classifications; Semifinals at $3,000 for all classifications; and, Finals at $4,000 for all classifications. All delayed TV fees will remain as currently scheduled. All Ayes

·       A motion was made by Mike Costanza, seconded by Jim Marcks, that for all District II football playoff games after expenses are paid, the home team will receive 25 %, the visiting team 15 % and the District 60 % of the revenue. For games involving a neutral site, each team will receive 15 % and the District will receive 70 % of the revenue. All Ayes

·       Golf (Joe Farrell): Joe reported that the District II Golf Championship format is near completion and he will get the information out shortly.

 

ITEM 14 Bill Schoen, Awards’, was asked to contact Superior Trophy with the estimated medal counts for the 2011-2012 year. The District II Committee will no longer be conducting Junior High Championships and that needs to be communicated to Superior. Also, Chairpersons are asked to contact Bill if they anticipate any change in the number of medals to be distributed for their 2011-2012 championships.

 

ITEM 15 Chairman Majikes provided an update of the July, 2011 State Board of Directors meeting to all committee members.

 

ITEM 16 A motion was made by Danielle Adams, seconded by Pat Sheehan, to adjourn the meeting.

 

 

Meeting was adjourned at 7:13 p.m.

 

 

Respectfully submitted,

 

Mike Ognosky

 

 

Mike Ognosky

District II Secretary

 

 

NEXT MEETING WILL BE ON WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2011 AND IS TENTATIVELY SCHEDULED FOR SCRANTON HIGH SCHOOL AT 4:15 P.M.


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