Minutes of December 17, 2007 Board Meeting
The Board meeting of the Washington High School Boys Lacrosse Association
was held Monday, December 17, 2007 at 7:00 pm at the office of Vern Smith,
797: MOTION: The Executive Board minutes of the November 5, 2007 meeting are approved as corrected. Motion passed 6-0
798: The letters regarding Coach Girgus were reviewed and discussed. Gail will draft a letter from the Board thanking those that sent letters for their input.
799: An email was received by the Board requesting entrance into the League of a team at Archbishop Murphy for the 2008 season. Gail will contact the administration at A-Murphy to discuss the procedure for joining WHSBLA, where they are in the process (coach, field, oversight organization etc.) and report back to the Board.
801: MOTION: The Board accepts the proposed Division II 2008 play-off scenario as presented. Motion passed 6-0.
802: A request from WALOA to appoint a liaison from WALOA to attend WHSBLA general membership meetings was discussed. Vern will talk with Jim Franklin, Chairman of WALOA regarding the proposal.
803: The Board discussed clarification of the ejection rules for players and coaches.
804: MOTION: The Code of Conduct will be amended to conform to rule 18.25 of the WHSBLA Handbook. Motion passed 6-0
805: The results of the affiliation questionnaire will be posted on the league website.
806: Gail will forward Vern’s memo to coaches clarifying the new rule requiring players ejected from a second game to be suspended for the balance of the season. The memo also clarifies what an “ejection” is and the process for appealing to WHSBLA a suspension for the season.
808: Vern reported on the style/cost of the WHSBLA jackets and will order them for all members of the Board.
809: A discussion regarding coaches serving on their teams boards as president or voting members was discussed. Tony will build a model for the Board using benchmarks for compliance. Suggestions were that by October, 2008 no coach is a voting member of his own board; programs must submit to the Executive Board a list of their Board members with contact information; by February, 2009 existing teams must have boards in place and teams entering WHSBLA must have a board in place by February of the second season.
The Board has been advised of a player from
811: Old Business: Tony will send a memo on letterhead regarding participation on the Compliance Committee.
812: Old Business: Kevin reported on a service for conference calls that allows for unlimited number of callers and unlimited time for $39.
813: There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 8:30 pm.