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 MINUTES OF JANUARY 18, 2012 MEETING  
PENNSYLVANIA INTERSCHOLASTIC ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION

PENNSYLVANIA INTERSCHOLASTIC ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION

DISTRICT II

 

Frank Majikes, Chairman Bill King, Vice Chairman Mike Ognosky, Secretary Frank Victor, Treasurer

Wilkes Barre C & TC Scranton SD Montrose Area School Dist 1113 Johns Street

P. O. Box 1699 425 N. Washington Ave 237 Meteor Way Hazle Twp, Pa. 18202

Wilkes Barre, Pa. 18705 Scranton, Pa. 18503 Montrose, Pa. 18801 570-427-8681 x 1010

570-822-4131 570-348-3402 570-278-6298

 

MINUTES OF JANUARY 18, 2012 MEETING

@ SCRANTON HIGH SCHOOL

 

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: Jim Higgins, Jeff Gregory, Danielle Adams, Frank Galicki, Pat Sheehan, Jay Starnes and Mike Costanza

 

ITEM 2 A motion was made by Chris Thomas, seconded Maureen Williams, to approve the minutes of the December 21, 2011 meeting. All Ayes

 

ITEM 3 The treasurer’s report was presented by Frank Victor. Currently the total fund balance is $129,989.82 as compared to a starting fund balance for the year of $107,277.57. Included in the fund balance are total certificates of deposit of $72,834.79 and total savings and checking account balances of $57,155.03. Frank Victor also reviewed the Total Banking Statement from PNC Bank for the time period of January 1, 2011 through December 30, 3011 and presented copies of the statement to members present.

 

Following the presentation of the treasurer’s report, a motion was made by Pat Patte, seconded by Vito Quaglia, to approve the report as presented. All Ayes

 

ITEM 4 Chairman Majikes read a thank you letter received from Jim Ferris, former District II Committee member.

ITEM 5 Mike Ognosky reviewed the proposed program for the second annual

“Schools Shaping the Culture of Sports” conference to be held at the

University of Scranton on March 6th and 7th. Following a review of the

program, a motion was made by Bill King, seconded by Bill Schoen, to move forward with the plans for this year’s conference. All Ayes

 

ITEM 6 A motion was made by Eric Emmerich, seconded by Maureen Williams, to accept, with regret, the resignation of Jeff Gregory from his position of Vice-Chairman of the District II Committee. All Ayes

 

ITEM 7 A motion was made by Eric Emmerich, seconded by Maureen Williams, to appoint Bill King as the Vice-Chairman of the District II Committee. All Ayes

 

ITEM 8 Bill Schoen reviewed the “Coaches Versus Cancer” activities for the week of January 23-28 culminating with the celebration get together at Mohegan Sun on the night of January 28th.

 

ITEM 9 A motion was made by Chris Thomas, seconded by Bill Schoen, to approve the immediate eligibility of Quieterriua Gross, Wyoming Valley West to GAR, in accordance with Article VI, Transfers, Residence, and Recruiting, Section 4, Principal to Principal sign off, of the PIAA By-Laws. All Ayes

 

ITEM 10 A motion was made by Pat Patte, seconded by Chris Thomas, to approve the immediate eligibility of Quinniea Gross, Wyoming Valley West to GAR, in accordance with Article VI, Transfers, Residence, and Recruiting, Section 4, Principal to Principal sign off, of the PIAA By-Laws. All Ayes

 

ITEM 11 A motion was made by Pat Patte, seconded by Maureen Williams, to approve the immediate eligibility of Cole Mallery, Seton Catholic (NY) to Susquehanna Community, in accordance with Article VI, Transfers, Residence, and Recruiting, Section 4, Principal to Principal sign off, of the PIAA By-Laws. All Ayes

 

ITEM 12 A motion was made by Bill King, seconded by Vito Quaglia, to approve the immediate eligibility of Destiny Marut, Lodi (NJ) to Wallenpaupack, in accordance with Article VI, Transfers, Residence, and Recruiting, Section 4, Principal to Principal sign off, of the PIAA By-Laws. All Ayes

 

 

ITEM 13 SPORTS REPORTS: The District II Committee received reports on the following:

 

§  Wrestling (Jay Starnes): In Jay Starnes’ absence, Frank Majikes presented the wrestling format for the upcoming District II Wrestling Championships. A motion was made by Joe Farrell, seconded by Vito Quaglia, to approve the format as submitted. All Ayes

§  Basketball (Frank Majikes): Basketball Chairperson Frank Majikes 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.

ITEM 14 Chairman Majikes distributed the 2012-2013 and 2013-2014 winter sports’ enrollment classifications to each of the sports’ chairpersons and ask that they review them for discrepancies.

 

ITEM 15 Joe Farrell, District II Golf Chairperson, distributed information to the Committee regarding potential sites for future District II Golf Championships. With the change to two distinct classifications in golf, there may be a need to adjust sites. Joe will report back to the committee at a future meeting with a recommendation on how to proceed.

 

ITEM 16 Chairman Majikes announced that the annual Business Meeting of District II member schools will be held on Wednesday, April 18, 2012 at Arcaro & Genell’s in Old Forge. The time of the meeting will be announced. There will be a breakfast buffet following the meeting.

 

ITEM 17 Chairman Majikes provided the committee with an update on the PIAA State Committee process of selecting a new Executive Director to replace the retiring Brad Cashman. The process is at the state where the interview committee is about to proceed with the interviews. It is hoped that a new Executive Director will be announced by the end of March.

 

ITEM 18 The Committee discussed the disqualification procedures from the state that now require a report to be filed by the school in regard to their disposition of the disqualification. A number of schools have failed to complete the required reports. Arrangements will be made to contact member schools that have failed to complete the reports and to clarify their responsibility to do so.

 

ITEM 19 Bill King, District II Cross Country Chairperson, explained that the PIAA State Committee is now considering the potential of moving Cross Country to three classifications, rather than the current two classification system. Bill is recommending support of the third classification, which is now in a first reading consideration before the PIAA State Committee.

ITEM 20 A motion was made by William Schoen, seconded by Maureen Williams, to adjourn the meeting. All Ayes

 

Meeting was adjourned at 5:45 p.m.

 

 

Respectfully submitted,

 

Mike Ognosky

 

Mike Ognosky

District II Secretary

 

 

NEXT MEETING IS TENTATIVELY SCHEDULED AT THE WILKES-BARRE AREA CAREER AND TECHNOLOGY CENTER ON WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 2012 AT 4:15 P.M.


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