Minutes of the Illinois Swimming Official's Association Regular Meeting
Saturday, March 1, 2014, Evanston Township High School

President Mike Hutton called the meeting to order at 9:30 am. In attendance were officers Mike Hutton, Bill Bavirsha, Phil Dawkins, Al Wienke, Mark Anderson and approximately 25 Association members.

Ron McGraw, IHSA administrator for swimming, thanked the membership for its efforts in making the State Championship Swim Meet the well-run, unique event it is.

Rene Miller, representing the Illinois Swimming and Diving Association (ISDA,) thanked the membership for its efforts and invited us to attend their Swimmers' award banquet at the Diplomat West on Wednesday, March 12, 2014. She made reservation forms for the banquet available to the membership. Orders for ads in the banquet program can be made to her by phone at (708) 650-9101 or by email at rmiller@fenwickfriars.com.

Secretary's report: Minutes for the previous meeting on November 23, 2013 were accepted as read.

Treasurer's report: Treasurer Al Wienke read the Treasurer's Report. The current account balance is $2,774.61. Membership stands at 103 members. Usual expenses included ISDA Banquet program ads, Sectional Official's Meetings, score cards, mailings, printing of member's directory, and website fee. The report was accepted as read.

Old business: None.

New business: Elections for the association officers of Vice-President and Secretary were conducted. Bill Bavirsha and Mark Anderson ran unopposed for Vice-President and Secretary respectively. They were elected by acclimation.

ISOA award winners were introduced to the membership by the awards committee. Rookie of the Year is Caitlin Reis, Most Improved is Fred Gafrick and Official of the Year is Janice Plack. Congratulations to these deserving recipients.

The committee urged all the membership to take note of officials with whom they work with an eye toward these awards. Members who officiate in one conference may not work with some officials who work in primarily other conferences. Take the time to nominate a deserving member you work with.

Nancy Myer spoke of opportunities to observe age group diving. Age group Regional Championships will be held at Northwestern on March 8-9, 2014 and will feature many familiar high school divers from the state. State age group diving championships are at the end of June.

Motion to adjourn was made by Emil Barbato, and seconded by Irma Gripp. Motion accepted and the meeting adjourned at 9:50 am.

Respectfully submitted,
Mark Anderson