PENNSYLVANIA INTERSCHOLASTIC ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION
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
MINUTES OF ANNUAL BUSINESS MEETING
APRIL 24, 2013 MEETING
@ ARCARO & GENELL’S RESTAURANT
Meeting was convened at 8:45a.m.
by Chairman Majikes
ITEM 1 Chairman
Majikes welcomed member schools to the meeting and quickly introduced the PIAA
District II committee members as well as PIAA Executive Director Dr. Robert
Lombardi, and PIAA Associate Executive Director, Mrs. Melissa Mertz. Chairman
Majikes followed by introducing District II Committee Member, Frank Galicki,
who delivered both the invocation and the necrology.
ITEM 2 Chairman
Majikes thanked all of the member schools for their cooperation during the past
year in regard to hosting district championship events in all of the various sports.
The cooperation of all of the member schools in District II is greatly
ITEM 3 A
motion was made by Simon Peters (AD – GAR), seconded by Joe Gilhool (AD-Montrose)
to approve the minutes of the 2012 Annual Business meeting. Copies of those
minutes were provided to all member schools present. All Ayes
ITEM 4 Frank
Victor, District II Treasurer, gave the 2012 Treasurer’s Report. Our Total
Expenses for the 2011-2012 operating year were $282,185.64; while our Total
Income for the same period of time was $289,040.74 – a gain of $6,885.10. Our fund
balance as of June 30, 2012 was $114,132.67; an increase in the fund balance of
$6,885.10. We currently have $101,635.16 in our checking and saving accounts,
and $12,479.51 in a Certificate of Deposit.
motion was made by Russ Davis (AD- Hanover Area High School), seconded by Fred
Barletta (AD-Hazleton Area High School) to approve the Treasurer’s Report as
submitted. All Ayes
ITEM 5 Jim
Higgins presented the Credentials Report. There are 44 High Schools and 47 Junior
High Schools present at today’s meeting. That is 100 % representation at
today’s meeting from member schools.
ITEM 6 Chairman
Frank Majikes introduced Bob Lombardi, who, in turn, introduced Emily
Rhinevault from Med Express. Emily provided a brief presentation regarding the
services offered by Med Express. They will be partnering with the PIAA and have
2 offices – Edwardsville and Wilkes-Barre, to serve member schools. They will
be offering trainers’ services if needed and will be providing low cost
physicals as well. Information and materials were provided to all member
schools. Bob Lombardi then offered a review of the proposed amendment for
consideration by the body at the meeting. Ballots were distributed to each member
High School and Junior High School:
An amendment to Article VII, Powers and Duties of Board of
Directors and Officers, Section 1, Powers and Duties of Board of Directors, of
the PIAA Constitution, to the member schools for their vote at their 2013 District
Annual Meetings, which, if approved, would clarify the duties of the PIAA
Treasurer, effective July 1, 2013. 91 Ayes, 0 Nays
ITEM 7 Melissa
Mertz, Associate Executive Director of the PIAA, then offered other comments
and remarks highlighting PIAA By-Law Amendment changes made during 2012-2013 as
follows (all schools received handouts):
Rotate the time schedule for the AAA and AA Team and
Singles/Doubles Tennis Tournaments beginning with the 2014-201 and 2015-2016
Amended the General Rule for Coach and Spectator Decorum in Golf
to permit coaches and spectators to be either in front or behind the
contestants, so long as they stay a minimum of 10 yards from the contestant.
Establish a policy in Cross Country which would authorize the use
of picture based technology in conjunction with the electronic timing system.
Amended Article II, Amateur Status and Awards, Section 3,
Permissible Awards, of the PIAA By-Laws, from $250 to $500.
Amended Article VI, Transfers, Residence, and Recruiting, Section
2, Presumptive Eligibility, Section H, Transfer from Court Assigned School, of
the PIAA By-Laws.
Adopt a new provision to Article VI, Transfers, Residence and
Recruiting, Section 5, Transfers following expulsion or anticipated expulsion,
of the PIAA By-Laws.
Amended Article V, Health, Section 4, of the PIAA By-Laws, to
allow for the CIPPE to not be authorized earlier than June 1st and
shall be effective, regardless of when performed during a school year, until
the end of the school year.
ITEM 8 Bob
Lombardi then discussed the current heat acclimatization program. PIAA member
schools may adopt either of the following hear acclimatization models. The
heat acclimatization program may be:
The first 3 days of football practice commencing on the first
starting day – Monday, August 12th. Helmets and shoulder pads with
shorts the first 2 days and full gear on third day with contact permitted on
the third day.
These practices are limited to 5 hours of practice daily for the
3 days of heat acclimatization. Practice sessions may be no longer than 3
hours in length and teams must have 2 hours of rest between sessions.
If starting the previous week by school option these days are to
be three consecutive days and it is strongly recommended to host no earlier
than Wednesday the previous week – August 7th. Helmets and shoulder
pads with shorts the first 2 days and full gear on third day. No contact on
third day as it is prior to the first start date of Monday, August 12th.
If more than 48 hours passes between the conclusion of the heat
acclimatization program and the first day of practice, the program will not
have its intended affect medically. Therefore, these practices are limited to
five hours per day with no contact on the third day since it is prior to the
start of the stipulated fall season. It is recommended that if you chose the
option of the previous week for heat acclimatization that you utilize Thursday,
Friday, Saturday in order to eliminate the 48 hour time period.
If starting the previous week option is chosen, Monday’s practice
– August 12th – may be 5 hours with a 2 hour buffer between
practices and contact may be included. Maximum individual practice length may
be 3 hours.
ITEM 9 Bill
King, Vice Chairman of the District II Committee, conducted the awarding of
State Championship plaques to member schools.
ITEM 10 Tim
Honeywell, District II Committee Member, reviewed the upcoming District II
seminar on “How to Comply with Act 82 (Title IX) Legislation”. The seminar
will be held at PNC Field, 235 Montage Mountain Road in Moosic on Tuesday, May
14th from 10 a.m. to noon. Peg Pennypacker, State College High
School, will be the presentor. Lunch will be provided to attendees courtesy
of District II.
ITEM 11 SPORTS REPORTS: The following sports
reports were presented at
today’s meeting –
Lacrosse (Al Holtzer): Al provided member schools with a copy of
the format for the upcoming District II Lacrosse Championships. Information
will also be placed on the District II website.
Competitive Cheer (Chris Gegaris): In Chris’ absence, Jay
Starnes presented an overview of the Competitive Cheer Championships and
explained that the format for next year is currently being developed. He
described last year as a “building the plane while it is in the air”
Wrestling (Jay Starnes): Jay announced to member schools that
the 2014 District II Wrestling Championships (both Team and Individual) will be
held at the Kingston Armory.
ITEM 12 Marty Lawler, retired member of the District
II Committee, announced
the 2013 Dr. Richard M. McNichols
Award winner, Ashley Teatum. The
award is presented annually to the
member of the media selected by the
District II Committee for their
dedication in the coverage of local high
school athletics. Ashley, a
member of the Scranton Times Sports’
Department, was on hand to
graciously accept the award.
ITEM 13 NEW BUSINESS – The following new business
items were conducted:
Lombardi entertained motions for the election of committee members for the
District II Committee for the 2013-2014 school year.
A motion was made by Sandy MacKay
(AD- WVW) and
seconded by Cliff Jones (AD – Coughlin)
that the present committee members be retained. All Ayes
A motion was made by Russ Davis
(AD-Hanover Area), seconded by Joe Gilhool (AD- Montrose Area) that the
nominations be closed. All Ayes
The current committee members
will be retained as presently constituted.
ITEM 14 Frank
Galicki offered benediction.
ITEM 15 A
motion was made by Brian Durkin (AD-Forest City), seconded by Ted Anderson (AD-Scranton)
to adjourn. All Ayes
Meeting was adjourned at 11:35 a.m.
Ognosky, District II Secretary