Quarterly Meeting — November 20, 2005
The second quarterly meeting for A-1 Officials
Association was convened on November 20, 2005 and called to order
by President, Bruno at 1:05 pm. It was held at Simply Roses.
Executive Board members present were: Steve Bruno,
Martha Hannah and Vance Harris. Treasurer, Gary Wheeler was ill
and not present. General Board members present were: Chip Patrick,
Alan Hannah, Toni Robinette, Steve Williamson, Stan Dunayer, Robert
Van Slyke, Mike Orr and John Lavin. Kyle Davis and Rich Kowalewski
were absent and excused.
Harris read the minutes of the July 31, 2005, 1st quarter meeting.
They were accepted to record.
Wheeler was absent. There was no financial report.
No old business was discussed.
Jessica Lunsford Act
President, Bruno enlightened the Board on updates on this issue.
1. If an official is unable to pass the JLA screening,
they are immediately no longer members of the FHSAA. An official
may file a timely appeal. If the appeal is found in the official’s
favor, the official will be reinstated with full membership privileges.
2. Group discussion on this subject ended with Toni Robinette’s
motion, seconded by Steve Williamson as follows: If any A-1 member
has been denied membership in the FHSAA due to JLA screening,
they are immediately, temporarily suspended from A-1 Officials
Association. They will remain under that status until the appeal
process has been completed. Reinstatement or dismissal will be
determined at that point. The motion passed by hand vote 7-
3. The A-1 portion for reimbursement for screening was briefly
discussed but tabled for further discussion.
Robert Van Slyke Suspension
Robert Van Slyke’s apparent agenda to undermine Basketball
Assignment Officer, Alan Hannah was presented to the Board for a
hearing. Basketball Official, Jeff Hall assisted with first-handed
input on this matter. Mr. Van Slyke was severely reprimanded by
President Bruno for his continued disruption of peace amongst all
the divisions he has worked in.
Seeking closure at this meeting, Van Slyke conceded
to resign as official in the Basketball division if the suspension
would be lifted. Supervisor, Patrick and Assigner, Hannah declined
the offer and advised him that the suspension would be enforced.
Van Slyke was advised of the appellate procedures
set forth in A-1’s by-laws and the issue was returned to the
Basketball Division to handle to a conclusion.
Issues about voting concerns were discussed. A standardized voting
procedure was suggested by Secretary, Harris. The procedure was
documented and distributed to the members. President, Bruno asked
the members to peruse the idea as presented and tabled the item
for the future.
The meeting was adjourned at 3:18 pm.
Minutes prepared and presented by Vance A.
Harris, Sr., November 28, 2005.