Minutes of the Illinois Swimming Official's Annual Meeting
Saturday, August 16, 2014, Vernon Hills High School

President Mike Hutton called the meeting to order at 1:07 pm. In attendance were officers Mike Hutton, Bill Bavirsha, Al Wienke, Mark Anderson and approximately 12 association members.

Secretary's report: Minutes for the previous meeting on 3/1/14 were read. Motion to accept the minutes as read was made by Patt Chase and seconded by Steve Fedota. Motion carried.

Treasure's report: Treasurer Al Wienke read the Treasurer's Report. The current account balance is $3,223.58. Presently, membership stands at 81. At this point, this is 23 fewer than last season. Al stated that previous members who have not yet renewed their membership receive renewal reminders by mail. Motion to accept the report was made by Patt Chase and seconded by John Freidheim. Motion carried.

Old business: None.

New business: The Officer Nominating Committee and the Awards Committee will be formed at the November 22, 2014 meeting. Historically greater attendance at the November meeting would afford a larger group of prospective committee participants. Generally, no activity on either committee is undertaken until after then anyway.

Official's Advisory Committee member Mark Anderson reminded members that IHSA official's conduct on social media is covered in the IHSA Official's Handbook under the disciplinary section and in the code of ethics. While officials are not prohibited from using social media, discussing game situations publicly with coaches, parents or athletes is discouraged. As always, common sense needs to prevail.

Steve Fedota brought up, and the other members present acknowledged, Mike and Lori Hutton's efforts on the Association's website.

Motion to adjourn was made by John Freidheim, and seconded by Tom McGowan. Motion carried and the meeting adjourned at 1:21 pm.

Respectfully submitted,
Mark Anderson