Minutes of December 15, 2008 Board Meeting


972:    The Board meeting of the Washington High School Boys Lacrosse Association was held Monday, December 15, 2008, at 6:30 pm at the offices of Vern Smith 110-110th NE, Bellevue, WA.   Present were Vern Smith, Brandon Fortier, Ryan Kelly, Daniela Colter, and Tony Olney.  Present by teleconference was Kevin Martin, Rob Hawley, and Peter White.


973:    MOTION: The November 24, 2008 minutes were reviewed and approved as modified for 958, 960, 962. Motion passed 7-0.


974:    MOTION: Daniela presented the Budget and it was approved with the following amendments:


            Public Relation expense of $3000 an increase of $1500 is not approved until Mike McQuaid presents to the board his PR plan. He is invited to the January board meeting to present his plan. Motion passed 7-0


            Daniela will continue to present the budget at each meeting.


975:    MOTION: Vern proposes to circulate a letter to all Athletic Directors and/or Presidents to any school having a lacrosse player two weeks prior to the February meeting as a reference guide to WHSBLA’s league rules, bylaws, policies, schedules and lines of communication. Motion passed 7-0.


976:    There was a discussion of the impact of Count Me In on the Chapter. The Chapter has not received $10K of which was to be designated for the Hall of Fame. An e-mail was sent out to the members to inform them of the debacle.


977:    Tony will encourage Mike McQuaid to attend January meeting so a better solution can be found on how to help Mike receive timely scores after each game.


978:    Kevin will continue to try to get a hold of the Highline club. Daniela will contact Gail to verify if she contacted Franklin.


979:    MOTION: Vern proposed to amend by law III.B.3.c concerning voting rights, “teams on probation or suspension lose all voting rights except for the selection of players to all-state, all league, all-division, or other player honors or recognition as may be designated by the WHSBLA in the future. Motion passed 7-0.


980:    It was recommended that all coaches complete the Level I online course as required by US Lacrosse. Further discussions as to the Board requiring all coaches to be certified has been tabled until the summer of 2009.


981:    The chapter requires volunteers from WHSBLA membership for the 2009 championship game.


982:    Tony presented a proposed amendment form and brochure to be sent to the WIAA.


983:    Tony presented a proposed amendment to the WIAA form and a new FAQ brochure for the public about lacrosse.


984:    Vern reported on negotiations with WALOA.


985:    Vern mentioned that Kris Snider will be attending the February 7th meeting and will give a ten-minute presentation of the chapter’s role for the high school boy’s lacrosse. It was suggested that he attend both general meetings.


986:    Kevin will prepare a concussion presentation for the February meeting. It will take place immediately after the general meeting concludes. The presentation will be optional but highly recommended.


987:    There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 8:10 pm.


                                                                        Daniela Colter

                                                                        Executive Secretary