Minutes of the Illinois Swimming Officialís Regular Meeting

Saturday, November 22, 2014, Evanston Township High School


President Mike Hutton called the meeting to order at 9:00am. In attendance were officers Mike Hutton, Bill Bavirsha, Al Wienke, Mark Anderson and approximately 27 Association members.


Secretaryís report. Minutes for the previous meeting on 8/16/14 were moved to be accepted as posted on the ISOA website by A.C. Buehler and seconded by Steve Fedota. Motion carried.


Treasureís report. Treasurer Al Wienke read the Treasurerís Report. The current account balance is $3,166.03. Presently, membership stands at 98. Motion to accept the report was made by Dennis Yard and seconded by Irma Gripp. Motion carried.


Old business. None.


New business. A nominating committee for Association officers was selected-Mark Anderson, Todd Gray and Tom McGowan. Please contact them with nominations for President, Treasurer, and Member-at-Large before the February regular Association meeting. Those officerís two year terms are up.(Candidates must be members and willing to serve).

††††††††††† An awards committee was selected-Phil Dawkins, Kathy McWhorter, and Emil Barbato. Please contact them with prospective recipients for Rookie of the Year, Most Improved, and Official of the Year by February 1, 2015. Criteria for selection as well as past recipients can be found on the Associationís website.

††††††††††† Ballots for Romsted-Drumm Award were accepted and Kevin Moss is this yearís recipient.

††††††††††† A Level 2 clinic will be conducted by Joe Plack on January 11, 2015 at Glenbrook South High School in Glenview. Please contact Joe to register.

††††††††††† President Mike Hutton proposed some changes to the Associationís constitution and performed the required first reading. These changes would codify practices of the Association that, over time, have become customary. If passed, the outcome would be the elimination of the meeting held in the third calendar quarter, and defining the remaining two meetings as an annual meeting (at Girlís State) and a regular meeting (at Boyís State) each year. Text of the proposed changes can be viewed on the Associationís website. Glenn Gabriel commented that the changes make sense in light of the geographical distribution of the membership.

††††††††††† Emil Barbato commented that he has gained useful perspective by observing meets he is not working.

††††††††††† Kathy McWhorter commented on the lack of parking at ETHS and wondered if the Association could bring this subject up with Ron McGraw. Jim Katula mentioned that he did and Ronís comment was that they are always looking for ways to improve.

††††††††††† Motion to adjourn was made by Todd Gray, and seconded by Fred Gafrick. Motion carried and the meeting adjourned at 9:29am.


Respectfully submitted,

Mark Anderson