A-1 Officials Association, Inc.
General Membership Meeting
14 June, 2009
Location: Ormond Division St. Facility
Ormond Beach, Florida
This meeting was precluded by a family style gathering and picnic at the same location.
Roll Call: All Board Members present.
President Martha Hannah opened the meeting at 2:07 PM. She introduced the Executive Board members to the membership.
Treasurer Bob Devereux advised all of the present account balance of $18,432.18. He did not present a statement in form because of outstanding balances. He advised the group that a year-end final report would be forthcoming and would be available upon request when formulated. A motion for approval was not brought to the floor.
Secretary Harris spoke to the membership about the Board of Directors and its relationships with the State, the Officials and the Schools. He also spoke about Arbiter and recent price increases. He committed to researching the possibilities for resolving this issue with Arbiter.
Baseball: Supervisor, Mike Orr reviewed the overall season. He expounded on the FHSAA State clinic and the State playoffs. RJ Dyett was re-elected to serve a two year term as Assigner
Basketball: Supervisor, Chip Patrick reviewed the successes of this year’s basketball season.
Football: Supervisor, Alberto Tineo reviewed the success of the State Clinic and overall success of the Fall Football and Spring Flag Football seasons. He advised the group that Gary Wheeler will represent A-1 and serve on the State, Officials’ Advisory Council. Assigner, John Lavin announced his annual plea for more officials.
Softball: Kim Hannah reported that the Softball season was successful and expounded on the successful State Clinic, held at Daytona State College.
Volleyball: Assigner, Steve Williamson spoke about the Fall, Girls’ Season and the Spring, Boys’ season. He also spoke about the State Clinic and addressed his attendance of the State Leadership Conference.
Old Business: There was no old business to discuss.
Softball official, Michael McGuire challenged Secretary Harris’ eligibility to serve on the Board of Directors because he is a Past-President. His opinion was a result of his interpretation of A-1’s by-laws in this regard. President Hannah defended Harris’ right to be on the Board due to the fact that he is not the immediate Past-President. A motion was set forth from the floor and vote taken to retain Harris’ right to serve on the Board. The show of hands resulted in an overwhelming approval with two dissentions.
Treasurer, Devereux and Secretary, Harris briefly apprised the membership on why Bucky Greene was removed as President.
Elections Chairman, Steve Williamson ran the elections for the offices of Treasurer and Vice-President.
Treasurer: Bob Devereux was reelected Treasurer to serve for two years. His term will expire in 2011.
Vice President: Richard Kowalewski was elected to serve a two year term as Vice President. His term will expire in 2011.
President Hannah concluded the meeting at 2:45 PM.
Minutes recorded and prepared by Secretary, Vance A. Harris