June 15, 2016, District 9 Committee Meeting Minutes
Editor’s note – These minutes are copied and pasted directly from what was sent to D9Sports.com by the District 9 Committee. No editing took place.
DISTRICT 9 COMMITTEE MEETING
JUNE 15, 2016
The District 9 Committee held the June 15, 2016 meeting at Aiello’s Café in Ridgway, PA. The meeting was called to order by Chairman Jim Manners. The following members were present: Brock Benson, Bud Brennen, Randy Cathcart, Roger Collins, Scott Daum, Tony Flint, Bill Howard, Jim Manners, Dave Osborne, Matt Splain, Aaron Straub, Bob Tonkin, Bill Vassallo, and Tim Walter.
Mike Erickson and Pete Grecco were guests at the meeting.
A motion was made by Randy Cathcart and seconded by Roger Collins to approve the minutes of the April 27, 2016 meeting. The motion carried unanimously.
A motion was made by Bill Howard and seconded by Tim Walter to approve the April, May, and June treasurer’s reports. The motion carried unanimously.
Accounts receivable and payable were reviewed.
Financial reports were presented for all District 9 spring sports.
The annual District 9 Audit Meeting will be on July 11, 2016 at the Showers Field Complex in Dubois. The starting time will be 9:00.
The committee discussed selling, advertising, the use of a commercial company to print District 9 Programs. The opinion of the committee is to continue with the same process as used in the past years.
A letter was received from a St. Marys Area School District parent voicing concerns with the schools district’s track and field program. The letter was referred to the St. Marys Area High School principal.
The committee was informed that a District 9 official was placed on probation for violating the PIAA Conflict of Interest Policy.
Chairman Manners gave a summary of the May 2016 PIAA Board of Directors meeting.
There has been no updates on the EEOC complaint filed by a District 9 official.
A motion was made by Roger Collins and seconded by Tim Walter to grant athletic eligibility to an Elk County Catholic High School student who transferred to Johnsonburg Area High School. The motion carried unanimously.
A motion was made by Roger Collins and seconded by Scott Daum that the cost of transcripts of hearings be passed on to the school district that request the hearing. The motion carried unanimously.
The need for signed contracts for athletic contests and signed contracts for officials was discussed.
Official’s assignors are required to sign the PIAA Officials Assignor Contract.
FOOTBALL: The format for the 2016 – 2017 football playoffs was discussed. The football committee will meet prior to the next District 9 Committee meeting.
WRESTLING: A motion was made by Randy Cathcart and seconded by Dave Osborne to recommend the 2016 – 2017 wrestling brackets remain with 20 participants. The motion carried unanimously.
The next District 9 Committee meeting will be on August 10, 2016 at Aiello’s Café in Ridgway, PA. The starting time is 9:30. The football committee will meet at 8:30.
The 2015 – 2016 District 9 Audit Meeting will be held on July 11th at 9:00 at the Showers Field Complex in Dubois.
If you are interested in helping with the Annual District 9 Audit, please contact Roger Collins or Bob Tonkin.
SPECIAL NOTE: A special “thanks” to Roger Collins and Tony Flint who attended their final District 9 Committee Meeting as a member of the committee. From past and present committee members, District 9 schools and athletes “THANKS.”
A motion was made by Randy Cathcart and seconded by Roger Collins to adjourn. The motion carried unanimously.
Robert J. Tonkin,
District 9 Secretary