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 MINUTES OF JANUARY 23, 2013 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 23, 2013 MEETING

@ WILKES-BARRE AREA CAREER & TECHNOLOGY CENER

 

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: Frank Galicki, Jim Higgins, Mike Ognosky, Tim Honeywell, Al Holtzer, Joe Farrell, Pat Patte, Vito Quaglia and Mike Costanza

 

ITEM 2           A motion was made by Chris Thomas, seconded Maureen Williams, to approve the minutes of the December 16, 2012 meeting.  All Ayes

 

ITEM 3           The treasurer’s report was presented by Frank Victor.  Currently the total fund balance is $164,634.65 as compared to a starting fund balance for the year of $114,132.67.  Included in the fund balance are total certificates of deposit of $12,519.57 and total savings and checking account balances of $152,115.08.      

 

                        Following the presentation of the treasurer’s report, a motion was made by Danielle Adams, seconded by Eric Emmerich, to approve the report as presented.  All Ayes

 

ITEM 4           SPORTS REPORTS:  The District II Committee received reports on the following:

 

·         Basketball (Frank Majikes):  Chairman Majikes distributed the format for the upcoming District II Boys and Girls Basketball Tournaments and reviewed the contents with the committee.  He also emphasized the potential change in the AAAA brackets or both Boys and Girls as the District II Basketball Committee is recommending the addition of a District II AAAA Championship game to be played if Williamsport (District IV) emerges as the Subregional Champion.  Following the presentation, a motion was made by Bill Schoen, seconded by Chris Gegaris, to approve the format as presented.  All Ayes

·         Competitive Cheer (Chris Gegaris):  Chris Gegaris reviewed the results of the recently completed District II Competitive Cheer Championships.  The Championships were held at Wallenpaupack High School on Saturday, January 12, 2013 with Delaware Valley emerging as the top squad.  Results can be found on the District II webpage on the Competitive Cheer page.

·         Football (Mike Ognosky):  Chairman Majikes presented to each member a copy of the minutes of the January 10, 2013 PIAA Football Steering Committee meeting attended by Mike Ognosky. 

·         Swimming and Diving (Jim Higgins):  The 2013 Swimming and Diving Championship information has been distributed to the member schools and is available on the web page.

·         Wrestling (Jay Starnes):  The 2013 Wrestling Championship information has been distributed to the member schools and is available on the web page. 

                       

ITEM 5           At this point, 5:00 p.m., the regular monthly meeting was adjourned as the committee conducted a hearing regarding the participation of a potentially ineligible player by Northwest Area on November 9, 2012 during an Eastern Conference “A” Semifinal playoff game versus Muncy.  The committee heard the case in a closed session and returned to public session at 6:10 p.m.

 

A motion was made by Chris Thomas, seconded by Bill Schoen, as follows:                      

·         All of the representatives present at the meeting representing Northwest Area were commended for their presentation and professionalism during the hearing;

·         The Principal, Athletic Director, and Head Coach in place at the time of the November 9, 2012 contest between Muncy and Northwest Area are publicly censured for their actions in regard to allowing the player’s participation in the contest.

·         The Northwest Area Football Program is placed on probation for a one year period of time effective January 23, 2013 through January 23, 2014.  Any irregularities within that program in regard to the PIAA By-Laws and Constitution will be subject to immediate committee review.

·         If the Head Coach in place at the time of the November 9, 2012 contest between Muncy and Northwest Area is rehired by the Northwest Area Board of Directors, it is strongly recommended that the Northwest Area School District put in place a two game suspension for the first two regular season games (excluding scrimmages) of the 2013 season.  The District II Committee will monitor the actions of the Board in that situation and there is the potential that additional sanctions may be placed against the program if action is not taken against the coach.

·         If the Head Coach in place at the time of the November 9, 2012 contest between Muncy and Northwest Area is rehired by the Northwest Area Board of Directors, he will be required to successfully complete a coaching education course via the National Federation of High Schools.

·         The administration of the Northwest Area High School is required to present to the District II Committee, via the District II Chairman, a detailed account of the action plan that will be implemented in order to correct this situation in order to prevent a reoccurrence.  That action plan is to be submitted prior to presentation at the scheduled March 20, 2013 District II Committee monthly meeting.

 

All Ayes

 

ITEM 6           The following motions were made and acted upon regarding eligibility requests from member schools:

 

·       A motion was made by Chris Gegaris, seconded by Danielle Adams, to approve immediate eligibility for Patrick West, Holy Cross to Mid Valley, in accordance with Article VI, Transfers, Residence, and Recruiting, Principal-to Principal sign off, of the PIAA By-Laws.  All Ayes

·       A motion was made by Chris Gegaris, seconded by Maureen Williams, to approve immediate eligibility for Aaron Anderson, Holy Cross to Mid Valley, in accordance with Article VI, Transfers, Residence, and Recruiting, Principal-to Principal sign off, of the PIAA By-Laws.  All Ayes

·       A motion was made by Maureen Williams, seconded by Danielle Adams, to approve immediate eligibility for Michael Percavage, Holy Cross to Mid Valley, in accordance with Article VI, Transfers, Residence, and Recruiting, Principal-to Principal sign off, of the PIAA By-Laws.  All Ayes

·       A motion was made by Danielle Adams, seconded by Chris Gegaris, to approve immediate eligibility for Lindsey Burdick, Susquehanna to Blue Ridge, in accordance with Article VI, Transfers, Residence, and Recruiting, Principal-to Principal sign off, of the PIAA By-Laws.  All Ayes

·       A motion was made by Chad Vinansky, seconded by Chris Thomas, to approve immediate eligibility for Matt Craig, Holy Redeemer to Wilkes-Barre Meyers, in accordance with Article VI, Transfers, Residence, and Recruiting, Principal-to Principal sign off, of the PIAA By-Laws.  All Ayes

·       A motion was made by Bill Schoen, seconded by Pat Sheehan, to approve immediate eligibility for Sara Flannelly, Wyoming Area to Holy Redeemer, in accordance with Article VI, Transfers, Residence, and Recruiting, Principal-to Principal sign off, of the PIAA By-Laws.  All Ayes

·       A motion was made by Bill King, seconded by Eric Emmerich, to approve immediate eligibility for Johnathan O’Dell, Crestwood to Old Forge, in accordance with Article VI, Transfers, Residence, and Recruiting, Principal-to Principal sign off, of the PIAA By-Laws.  All Ayes

·       A motion was made by Bill King, seconded by Chad Vinansky, to approve immediate eligibility for Nazir Samuels, Wlkes-Barre Meyers to Wilkes-Barre Coughlin, in accordance with Article VI, Transfers, Residence, and Recruiting, Principal-to Principal sign off, of the PIAA By-Laws.  All Ayes

·       A motion was made by Chris Thomas, seconded by Bill Schoen, to approve immediate eligibility for Leyven Stallings, Wilkes-Barre Meyers to Wyoming Valley West, in accordance with Article VI, Transfers, Residence, and Recruiting, Principal-to Principal sign off, of the PIAA By-Laws.  All Ayes

·       A motion was made by Maureen Williams, seconded by Danielle Adams, to approve immediate eligibility for Kyle Vasay, Delaware Valley (NY) to Wallenpaupack, in accordance with Article IV, Transfers, Residence, and Recruiting, Principal-to Principal sign off, of the PIAA By-Laws.

·       A motion was made by Pat Sheehan, seconded by Jay Starnes, to approve immediate eligibility for Dominic Vitale, Hanover Area to Northwest Area, in accordance with Article VI, Transfers, Residence, and Recruiting, Principal-to Principal sign off, of the PIAA By-Laws.  All Ayes

 

ITEM 7           Bill Schoen presented a report on behalf of the Corporate Sponsorship

Committee, summarizing the discussion held at the committee’s first meeting held on January 15, 2013.  The Committee members include

Frank Galicki, Bill Schoen, Tim Honeywell, and Mike Ognosky.  A written summary was presented to committee members and they were asked to review its contents for further discussion in February.  Action items included potential District II sponsor candidates, potential business exclusions from sponsorship, events/awards/items that should be considered as eligible for sponsorship, and research action items by committee members with other districts that currently utilize sponsorships.  The next meeting of the Corporate Sponsorship Committee is scheduled for February 5, 2013 and a report will be made available at the next District II Committee meeting.

                                   

ITEM 8           A motion was made by William Schoen, seconded by Maureen Williams, to adjourn the meeting.  All Ayes

 

Meeting was adjourned at 6:45 p.m. 

 

 

Respectfully submitted,

 

Mike Ognosky

 

Mike Ognosky

District II Secretary

 

 

NEXT MEETING IS SCHEDULED AT THE WILKES-BARRE AREA CAREER AND TECHNOLOGY CENTER ON MONDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 2013 AT 4:15 P.M.  PLEASE NOTE DAY CHANGE DUE TO THE VARIOUS DISTRICT CHAMPIONSHIPS SCHEDULED FOR THE WEEK OF FEBRUARY 25-MARCH 2.


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