DISTRICT 9 COMMITTEE MEETING
APRIL 25, 2017
The District 9 Committee held the April 25, 2017 meeting at Aiello’s Café in Ridgway, PA. The meeting was called to order by Chairman Jim Manners. The following members were present: Bud Brennen, Randy Cathcart, Mike Erickson, Scott Daum, Kevin Doverspike, Peter Grecco, Bill Howard, Jim Manners, Dave Osborne, Matt Splain, Aaron Straub, Bob Tonkin, Bill Vassallo, Tim Walter, and Bonnie Wolbert.
A motion was made by Tim Walter and seconded by Randy Cathcart to approve the minutes of the February 2017 meeting. The motion carried unanimously.
A motion was made by Scott Daum and seconded by Bill Vassallo to approve the February, March, and April treasurer’s reports. The motion carried unanimously.
Accounts receivable were reviewed.
Financial reports were presented for all District 9 winter sports. A motion was made by Bill Howard and seconded by Scott Daum to accept the winter sports financial reports. The motion carried unanimously.
Ticket prices for various District 9 events will be an agenda item at the August committee meeting.
The annual District 9 Audit Meeting will be on July 17, 2017 at 9:00 at the Showers Field Complex in Dubois.
Chairman Manners gave a summary of the March 2017 Board of Directors meeting.
A motion was made by Tim Walter and seconded by Bill Howard not to grant athletic eligibility to a student transferring from Kane Area High School to Elk County Catholic High School in any sport the student participated in during the last twelve months. (Section 5B – Transfer Waiver Request Form). The motion carried with one abstention. (Aaron Straub)
Possible changes in producing District 9 championship programs will be an agenda item at the June meeting.
Teams that enter District 9 a tournament and then choice not to participate will be an agenda item at the June meeting.
Golf: A motion was made by Bill Howard and seconded by Aaron Straub to accept the sites for District 9 Golf Championships. The motion carried unanimously.
2017 Boys Penn Hill Golf Course September 25 and 30
2017 Girls Couderport Golf Course October 2
2018 Boys Pinecrest Country Club September 24 and 29
2018 Girls Bavarian Hill Golf Course October 1
2019 Boys Punxsutawney Country Club September 23 and 28
2019 Girls Pinecrest Country Club September 30
2020 Boys Bavarian Hills Golf Course TBA
2020 Girls Punxsutawney County Club TBA
TRACK AND FIELD: A time schedule for the 2018 “combined” AA and AAA track and field meet will be provided at the June meeting.
CROSS COUNTRY: Runner High will be FAT timing system used at the 2017 District 9 Cross Country Meet.
VOLLEYBALL: There will be sub-regional boys volleyball matches between Districts 6 and 9. District 8 will not enter a team in the tournament.
BASKETBALL: The basketball committee will meet at 8:30 AM on June 14, 2017.
A motion was made by Bill Vassallo and seconded by Aaron Straub to adjourn. The motion carried unanimously.
The next District 9 Committee meeting will be on June 14th at Aiello’s Café in Ridgway, PA. The starting time will be 8:30 AM for the basketball committee and the District 9 Committee meeting will begin at 9:30 AM.
The 2015 – 2016 District 9 Audit Meeting will be held on July 17th at 9:00 AM at the Showers Field Complex in Dubois.
Robert J. Tonkin,
District 9 Secretary
ANNUAL PRINCIPALS MEETING:
The following items were discussed by various members of the District 9 Committee:
- Game and officials contracts
- Audit report
- Sportsmanship Award
- Combining “AA” and “AAA” Track and Field meets
- Team registrations
The following items were discussed by Dr. Robert Lombardi, Executive Director of the PIAA, and Mr. Patrick Gebhart, Assistant Executive Director of the PIAA.
- Ball adoption
- Baseball pitching rule
- Eligibility list
- Football, volleyball, tennis, soccer, and track steering committee updates
- Crowd control
- Wrestling concern
- Concussion issue
- Unionization of officials
- Strategic Planning Committee update
- Online officials testing
- Safe school program
- Edits to CIPPE form
DISTRICT 9 ELECTION:
Kevin Doverspike, Election Chairman, reviewed the process to run for a position on the district committee.
The following people were elected to serve on the district committee for the 2017 – 2018 school year: Randy Cathcart, Mike Erickson, Pete Grecco, Bill Howard, Jim Manners, Dave Osborne, John Stoughton, Matt Splain, Aaron Straub, Terry Straub, and Tim Walter.
John Sherry was elected to serve as the District 9 Junior/Middle Schools Representative.
The following were elected as officials for the 2017 – 2018 school year:
Chairman – Jim Manners
Vice-Chairman – Aaron Straub
Scott Daum has been appointed to serve as the District 9 School Boards Association representative.