Fourth Quarterly Meeting — June 1, 2006

A quarterly meeting of the A-1 Officials Association was held on June 1, 2006 beginning at 7:00 p.m. Attending the meeting were Steve Bruno, Kyle Davis, Stan Dunayer, Martha Hannah, George Hutchins, Rich Kowalewski, Chip Patrick, Toni Robinette, Gary Wheeler and Steve Williamson. Vance Harris and Alan Hannah were absent and excused.

Minutes from the previous meeting were read by Rich Kowalewski. A motion to accept the minutes was made by George Hutchins and seconded by Steve Williamson. The motion was voted on and passed.

Treasurer’s Report
Association Treasurer Gary Wheeler presented an accounting of the Associations finances to date. A report to this effect was handed to all Board members present.

A discussion of the state of JLA reimbursement occurred. In addition, it was requested of the Treasurer to send contracts for Football to both Calvary and Lighthouse Christian Academies.

A motion to accept the Treasurer’s report was made by Rich Kowalewski and seconded by Chip Patrick. The motion was voted on and passed.

Old Business
President Bruno discussed the current state of JLA Certification. All new officials need to certify through the JLA process. Certification lasts for 5 years, so those officials certified last year are good for 4 more years.

The timing of sending out contracts for a coming new school year was next discussed. It was decided that we would target April of every year to send out contract for the next coming school year.

A further discussion ensued concerning establishing a Contract Committee made up of the Division Supervisors that will meet in February of every year to discuss any changes to contracts that may need to be considered.

New Business
The upcoming Annual Meeting was discussed. It was decided to target July 11 as the date of the meeting. It was further decided that the meeting would be held at the River Grill in Ormond Beach, the same site as the 2005 Annual Meeting.

It was developed that there is a need to determine how we would proceed in case of someone resigning during the middle of a 2 year term. Consideration of time left in the term and whether or not an election needs to be held during the next available Annual Meeting should the remaining term length be for more than 1 year.

Payment options were then discussed. After discussion, a motion to pay every 2 weeks during seasons was made by Martha Hannah, seconded by Chip Patrick.

Further discussion ensued. A vote was taken that resulted in a tie. President Bruno then broke the tie by voting in favor of the motion.

George Hutchins moved to allow individual Division to elect for terms of more than 1 year, similar to that allowed for Executive Board positions. This was tabled for future consideration and discussion.

A motion to adjourn the meeting at 9:00 p.m. was made by Toni Robinette, seconded by George Hutchins. Motion passed.


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