MINUTES OF JULY 10, 2017 MEETING

PENNSYLVANIA INTERSCHOLASTIC ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION

PENNSYLVANIA INTERSCHOLASTIC ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION

DISTRICT II

 

Frank Majikes, Chairman Bill King, Vice Chairman Mike Ognosky, Secretary Pat Patte, Treasurer

Wilkes Barre CTC Montrose Area JSHS 544 School Road Coughlin High School

P. O. Box 1699 75 High School Road New Milford PA 18834 80 N. Washington St.

Wilkes Barre, Pa. 18705 Montrose, PA 18801 607-237-9263 Wilkes-Barre PA 18701

570-822-4131 570-278-6223 570-826-7111

 

MINUTES OF JULY 10, 2017 MEETING

@ PATTE’S RESTAURANT

 

Meeting was convened at 4:15 p.m. by Chairman Majikes

 

ITEM 1 Chairman Majikes called the meeting to order at 4:15

Absent but accounted for: Bill King, Fred Barletta, Ron Collins, John Coyle, Joseph Farrell, Jay Starnes, Mary Ruth Tanner, Ben Tolerico, and Mike Ognosky

 

ITEM 2 Chairman Majikes began the meeting with a moment of silence for Mark Rinaldi, Dunmore Athletic Director and PIAA District II Committee Member, Scott Jeffrey, Lakeland School District Superintendent; and, Tom Quinn, Valley View School District Superintendent.

 

ITEM 3 The election of officers was postponed until next meeting due to lack of attendance at today’s meeting.

 

ITEM 4 Chairman Majikes welcomed Dave Novrocki, Principal of Wyoming Valley West High School, as the newest member of the District II Committee.

 

ITEM 5 A motion was made by Bill Schoen, seconded by Maureen Williams, to accept the resignation of Danielle Adams, with regret and a huge “thank you” for her years of service to the District II Committee. All Ayes

 

ITEM 6 A motion was made by Pat Patte, seconded by Chris Gegaris, to approve the minutes of both the April 18, 2017 monthly meeting and the April 27, 2017 Annual Business Meeting. All Ayes

 

ITEM 7 Pat Patte presented a summary of the current activity in the Treasurer’s Report. With the end of the fiscal year on June 30, 2017, Pat is completing all of the various reports required by the State Office and will have a complete report for the Committee to review at the upcoming August meeting. As of today’s meeting the current fund balance is $252,418.54 including $172,966.26 in our checking account; $66,738.18 in our money market account; and, $12,714.10 in a certificate of deposit. He did comment that all of the reports from the recently completed Spring Championship playoffs have been completed and all bills have been processed. A motion was made by Maureen Williams, seconded by Eric Emmerich, to approve the Treasurer’s Report as presented. All Ayes

 

ITEM 8 Pat Patte informed the committee that the school shares for the 2017 District II Basketball Playoffs have been issued to the member schools in the amount of $16,000.

 

ITEM 9 A motion was made by Pat Patte, seconded by Chad Vinansky, to have the District II Committee pay the dues increase for the member schools to the PIAA in the amount of $2,375. This will cover the $25 increase for the 2017-2018 school year for junior high and senior high membership. All Ayes

 

ITEM 10 Chairman Majikes led a discussion on the event costs for rentals, security, and trainers at District II Championship events. That discussion will be continued at the August meeting.

 

ITEM 11 A motion was made by John Haas, seconded by Dave Novrocki, to approve a cooperative agreement between St. Columba (District IV) and Berwick (District II) for all Junior High sports with the exception of Basketball and Softball. All Ayes

 

ITEM 12 A motion was made by Chris Gegaris, seconded by Maureen Williams, to approve a cooperative agreement between Elk Lake, Mt. View, and Montrose in the sport of Football initiating with the 2018-2019 school year. All Ayes

 

ITEM 13 Chairman Majikes informed the committee that there are currently two openings on the District II Committee that will need to be posted in the near future.

 

ITEM 14 Maureen Williams, District II Volleyball Chairperson, distributed the financial report for the 2017 District II Volleyball Boys’ Championships. A motion was made by Bill Schoen, seconded by Chris Gegaris, to approve the motion as submitted. All Ayes

 

ITEM 15 Chairman Majikes read thank you letters from Gabrielle Smicherko and Sean Judge, recent graduates of Wyoming Valley West, for the awarding of the scholar/athlete plaques.

 

ITEM 16 Chairman Majikes reviewed the reports received from Pittston Area and Wyoming Valley West regarding the incident which occurred during the 2017 Wyoming Valley Conference Baseball season. That information will be forwarded to all committee members and reviewed and discussed thoroughly at our August meeting.

 

ITEM 17 Chairman Majikes reviewed the topics discussed at the May 24, 2017 PIAA Board of Directors meeting. A full summary of that meeting can be found on the District II webpage at www.piaad2.org.

 

ITEM 18 The Committee acted upon the following requests for eligibility:

 

·         A motion was made by John Haas, seconded by Pat Patte, to approve the immediate eligibility of Lillian Hornung, St. Andrew’s (Havertown) to Wyoming Seminary, 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 Chris Gegaris, to approve the immediate eligibility of Benjamin Jurow, Parsippany Hills High School (NJ) to Wyoming Seminary, 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 Eric Emmerich, seconded by Chad Vinansky, to approve the immediate eligibility of Emma Kelleher, Wyoming Seminary to Wyoming Area, 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 Eric Emmerich, seconded by Chad Vinansky, to approve the immediate eligibility of Jake Kelleher, Wyoming Seminary to Wyoming Area, 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 Eric Emmerich, seconded by Maureen Williams, to approve the immediate eligibility of Emily Alvarez, Wyoming Valley West to Wyoming Seminary, 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 Patte, to approve the immediate eligibility of Cady Welles, Wyoming Valley West to Wyoming Area, 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 Dave Novrocki, to approve the immediate eligibility of Jared Zakreski, North Pocono to Holy Cross, 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 Pat Patte, to approve the immediate eligibility of Tyler Reinert, Dallas to Wyoming Seminary, in accordance with Article VI, Transfers, Residence, and Recruiting, principal to principal sign off, of the PIAA By-Laws. All Ayes

 

ITEM 19 A motion was made by Eric Emmerich, seconded by Chris Gegaris, to adjourn the meeting. All Ayes

 

Meeting was adjourned at 6:15 p.m.

 

 

Respectfully submitted,

 

Mike Ognosky

 

Mike Ognosky

District II Secretary


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