Home

NWOIAAA - Minutes

  • Print
User Rating:  / 0
PoorBest 

 

The NWOIAA Executive Board met on March 1, 2004, in Findlay. Those in attendance were: Paul Holan, Jim Chambers, Steve Bouillon, Kevin Calver, Kent Asher, Jim Ruth, Jim Huss, Tim Rife, Jim Offenbaker, Tim Erickson, Bill Axe, Scott Bernthisel, and Mary Ruth Crandall. President Kevin Calver called the meeting to order.

The February minutes were approved. A thank-you note from Ben Pohlman was read. Mary Ruth reported that there was a balance of $7643.43 in the treasury. The treasurer’s report was approved.

 

NWDAB Report: John Brueggemeier was not present; thus, Bill Axe reported the following: He asked for any seeding concerns. The feedback was that coaches were uncomfortable with the bottom seeds. Kent Asher asked that an additional official be assigned to sectional wrestling. Tim Rife suggested voting for basketball crews rather than individuals. Jim Chambers asked if the spaces for cheerleaders on the girls’ pass list could be filled with j.v. players. The answer was “No”.

 

OIAAA Report: Paul Holan reported the following: The big thing is that the state conference will be restructured. Rather than districts organizing the conference, there will be a large committee, headed by the OIAAA secretary. Each district will send a representative to the committee. The representative position will be a six- year term. A lot of the planning will be done on-line to alleviate many meetings. OIAAA is striving for more uniform boards to bring everyone together.

 

Old Business: The August Conference was discussed at length. The corporate sponsor is still in the works. Kevin Calver announced the schedule for the conference. On Monday, August 2, 2004, LTC courses 502 and 504 will be offered. There will also be a golf outing that day plus a Mud Hens game and a trip to Detroit. The following people will head the Monday activities: Bill Axe – LTC Courses; Paul Holan – Mud Hens Game; Larry Jones – golf outing; and Kevin Calver – Detroit trip. The Tuesday time schedule was set. Rick Mann, Lee Owens, and Paul Krebs will be speakers. Mini-sessions will be held on Corporate Sponsors and the criteria for re-conditioning. Steve Bouillon will purchase note pads. Mary Ruth and Steve Bouillon will do the registration table. Kent Asher and Jim Ruth will do the 50/50, and John Brueggemeier will be in charge of door prizes. Kent Asher made a motion that $300.00 be given to John Brueggemeier for door prizes. Jim Ruth, second. Passed unanimously. Jim Offenbaker made a motion that we have a grand door prize or prizes of $250.00. Jim Ruth, second. Passed unanimously. Tom Hunter will introduce Rick Mann; Kevin Calver – Lee Owens and Mike Van Nett – Paul Krebs. The dates for the OSU trip will be announced later. There was no report on the new shirts. Paul Holan will work on this.

 

New Business: The change of location was discussed. It was decided to stay at Waldo Peppers. Eric Goodwin’s resignation from the Board was accepted with regret. Bill Axe declined the Distinguished Service Award (Inside). He nominated Jim Chambers and the nomination was seconded by Steve Bouillon. Passed unanimously. OUR NEXT MEETING WILL BE APRIL26, 2004 AT WALDO PEPPERS.

 

Jim Ruth moved for adjournment; Steve Bouillon, second.

 

 

Respectfully Submitted,

 

Mary Ruth Crandall

 

The NWOIAA Executive Board met on January 12, 2004, in Findlay. Those in attendance were: Paul Holan, Jim Chambers, Steve Bouillon, Kevin Calver, John Brueggemeier, Kent Asher, Jim Ruth, Jim Huss, Larry Jones, Tim Erickson, Tim Rife, Jim Offenbaker, Doug Krauss, Tom Hunter, Eric Goodwin, Scott Bernthisel, and Mary Ruth Crandall. President Kevin Calver called the meeting to order. He welcomed Scott Bernthisel (Otsego), Tom Hunter (Wapakoneta), and Doug Krauss (Archbold), as new members of the Board.

Paul Holan made a motion that the November minutes be approved, Jim Ruth, second. Passed unanimously. The minutes will be e-mailed. Mary Ruth reported that there was a balance of $7991.25 in the treasury. We now have 120 paid members or 70%. This is the best number we have had. Kent Asher made a motion that the treasurer’s report be accepted; Eric Goodwin, second. Passed unanimously.

 

NWDAB Report: John Brueggemeier reported the following: All winter tournament sites are on the web site. Feb. 1 will be the girls’ basketball draw. Division IV will be at 1:00 and the other divisions at 3:00. Feb. 8 will be the boys’ basketball draw. Feb. 12 at 6:00 will be the wrestling seed meeting. If the sectional basketball is a double header, the starting time will be 6:15 with the final starting at 7:00. Four basketball sites are polling places for the March primary; thus, those games will be played on March 1.

 

OIAAA Report: Paul Holan reported that a constitution change is being discussed which would add more members to the Board. He handed out information concerning an Athletic Administrator’s Master’s program Ohio University. New CAA requirements were discussed. Paul reported that two partnerships at the national level have been accepted at OIAAA. Information concerning a mentoring program for new athletic directors was passed out. At the present time only the northeast district is doing the mentoring. Establishing an Executive Director’s position is being discussed. This person’s position would provide continuity and stability in carrying through the president’s agenda. Sports’ proposals will now come first to the District Board, then to the Leagues and then back to the OIAAA for a vote.

 

Old Business: Kevin Calver welcomed Steve Bouillon as vice-president. There was much discussion concerning the spring conference. The goal is to have better attendance at this conference. A vote was taken and it was decided to hold the conference on August 2 and 3. On August 2 LTC courses will be held and there will be a golf outing. Larry Jones will get the golf course and organize the outing. Paul Holan will get group prices for a Mud Hens game the evening of August 2. Tuesday, August 3 will start the conference. Andy Geiger, Paul Krebs, Rick Mann and the new OHSAA commissioner will be contacted as possible speakers. Kevin reported that the mini-conference in Bluffton was a success. He is working with Mike Van Nett on a possible trip to Ohio State on “ Improving your Facilities”.

 

New Business: Steve Bouillon presented information on moving our meetings to Waldo Peppers. Jim Ruth made a motion that we hold our February 9 meeting at Waldo Peppers. Jim Huss, second. Passed unanimously. Eric Goodwin presented the following to be taken back to the District Board: Have an incentive for pre-sale of sectional and district basketball tickets by making the price at the door $1.00 higher. For example, $5.00 and $4.00 prices for pre-sale and all tickets at the door $6.00. There will be a Board photo taken at the next meeting. All members are asked to wear a shirt and tie. Spring award nominations will be due at the next meeting.

 

Jim Ruth moved for adjournment; Steve Bouillon, second.

 

 

Respectfully Submitted,

 

Mary Ruth Crandall

 

 

The NWOIAA Executive Board met on November 3, 2003, in Findlay. Those in attendance were: Paul Holan, Jim Chambers, Steve Bouillon, Kevin Calver, John Brueggemeier, Kent Asher, Jim Ruth, Jim Huss, Larry Jones, Burt Fiser, Tim Erickson, Tim Rife, and Mary Ruth Crandall. President Kevin Calver called the meeting to order.

Paul Holan made a motion that the September minutes be approved, Tim Erickson, second. Passed unanimously. The minutes will be e-mailed. Mary Ruth reported that there was a balance of $7952.75 in the treasury. Larry Jones made a motion that the treasurer’s report be accepted; Paul Holan,second. Passed unanimously.

 

NWDAB Report: John Brueggemeier reported the following: All winter tournament sites are on the web site except swimming, gymnastics and wrestling. There was a discussion of fall draws and feedback was given to John. It was also stated that the starting time for soccer meets on fields with no lights is too late. You end up playing in the dark. The question was brought up concerning the format at regional Cross Country. Rather than running Division III-II-I girls and then Division III-II-I boys, it could be run Division III girls then Division III boys etc. This would get teams home earlier and eliminate the standing around for teams.

 

OIAAA Report: Paul Holan reported that there had not been a meeting since he last reported. They will meet on November 16, 2003.

 

Old Business: Kevin Calver said that the forms on our web site should be checked to be sure they are up to date. We will continue to update our site. New photos need to be taken and the officers need to be updated. Mary Ruth was asked to put a list together of all members of the Executive Board. The Hospitality Room at the State Conference was the best ever. Next year we will bring our own T.V. and beverages. Other districts were impressed with our room. Next year we will have a sign-in so we know who has not paid dues.

 

New Business: After many nominations, Steve Bouillon was unanimously elected as vice-president of NWOIAA. Congratulations, Steve. It was reaffirmed that if an athletic administrator is not a member of NWOIAAA, he/she will not be eligible for any awards. The spring conference was discussed at length. Andy Geiger has been sent a letter concerning speaking at this conference. Kevin will call him November 5, 2003. Paul Keels, OSU announcer, was mentioned as a possible back up. The French Quarter in Perrysburg was mentioned as a possible site for our spring conference. Chip Ebert from Perrysburg will be asked to procure this site. LTC courses will be offered Thursday evening. It was suggested we offer more than 501 and 502. Larry Jones made a motion that the name of Steve Bouillon be added to our check signature card. Paul Holan, second. Passed unanimously. On November 25, from 9-12, there will be a Schedule Star mini-clinic held in Bluffton. This is for NWOIAAA members only. The clinic is free, and you will receive .3 CEU’s. Board members were asked to take that information back to their conference members. The January meeting will be held on January12, 2004. Congratulations to all Northwest District athletes who performed so well at State. We were very well represented at the State Cross Country Meet.

 

Jim Ruth moved for adjournment; Burt Fiser, second.

 

 

Respectfully Submitted,

 

The NWOIAA Executive Board met on September 17, 2003, in Findlay. This was the first meeting of the newly expanded Board. Those in attendance were: Paul Holan, Jim Chambers, Steve Bouillon, Kevin Calver, John Brueggemeier, Kent Asher, Jim Ruth, Eric Goodwin, Jim Huss, Larry Jones, Burt Fiser, Tim Erickson, Eric Goodwin, and Mary Ruth Crandall. President Kevin Calver called the meeting to order.

Paul Holan made a motion that the March minutes be approved, Larry Jones, second. Passed unanimously. The minutes will be e-mailed this year. Mary Ruth reported that there was a balance of $7200.28 in the treasury. Kent Asher made a motion that the treasurer’s report be accepted; John Brueggemeier, second. Passed unanimously.

 

NWDAB Report: John Brueggemeier reported the following: The NWDAB now has a website. www.nwdab.org. The Board minutes will be on this website. The President is Larry Long and the vice-president is Bill Axe. Kim Mohoney and Hank Zaborniak will be present at the upcoming principals’ meeting. Each school will get $500.00 at this meeting. Volleyball & Socccer: At the draw meeting there will be no pills. Coaches will vote by ranking teams in order to determine seeds , the votes tallied and how each coach votes will be posted. Girls’ Sectional Basketball: There will be pre-sale tickets. Draw Dates: Volleyball – October 18, 1:00 pm – Div. IV; 3:00 pm Div. I-II-III. Soccer – September 28; Cross Country seed meeting – October 8. John reported winter sites have not yet been determined.

 

OIAAA Report: Jim Chambers deferred to Paul Holan. Paul reported that they had met in August and had gone over the State program. Mike Hyland is the Northwest District Hall of Fame candidate and Bert Fiser is the Northwest District Athletic Administrator of the Year. Bill Shumaker of Solon is the OIAAA president. The number of participants to comprise a swim team is seven. There is a new web site www. highschoolsports.net which is associated with schedule star. There were 120 new athletic administrators at the August drive-in conference. May 11, 2004, will be the OASSA administrators meeting with athletic administrators. Summer LTC courses were a success.

 

Old Business: New Members were introduced. There has been no response from the following conferences: Firelands, Buckeye Border, Green Meadows, North Central, and Suburban Lakes League. Board members must call Kevin Calver or Mary Ruth if they are unable to attend a Board meeting. Otherwise, they will be responsible for paying for their lunch. (We must give Findlay a count in advance. Newly typed award lists are out. Parking passes were handed out.

 

New Business: State Conference Hospitality room will be on Sunday from 8:00 pm to midnight. It will be in Salon B & C. The Caucus meeting will be Monday at 4:00 pm in the same place. Larry Jones made a motion to purchase beverages for the hospitality room from Mariott at a cost not to exceed $250.00. Eric Goodwin, second; passed unanimously. Updated Constitutions were handed out. Board meeting dates are as follows: Nov. 3, Jan 5, Feb 9, March 1, April 1 &2 (spring conference) and the May date with the Northwest District Board will be announced. The election of a Board vice-president will take place at the caucus meeting, Steve Bouillon and Jim Ruth will be co-Mr. Hospitality! Eric Goodwin made a motion to pay $200.00 for hospitality room supplies. Paul Holan, second. Passed unanimously.

 

Jim Ruth moved for adjournment; Burt Fiser, second.

 

 

 

 

Respectfully Submitted,

 

 

 

Mary Ruth Crandall