Minutes of December 14, 2009 Board Meeting


1087:  The Board meeting of the Washington High School Boys Lacrosse Association was held Monday, December 14, at 6:30pm Issaquah High School, 700 2nd Ave Se Issaquah, WA.   Present were Vern Smith, Brandon Fortier, Ryan Kelly, Ian O’Hearn and Daniela Colter. Present by Skype were Peter White, Rob Hawley, and Kevin Martin.


1088:  Daniela presented the 2010 budget. The Registration Fee invoice was sent to all the programs last week and the budget now reflects an increase of $485.


1089:  Negotiations with WALOA are almost complete.


1090:  Jamboree games will no longer be posted on the master WHSBLA website. Programs must contact and work individually with WALOA to schedule referees for any such jamboree events.


1091:  Due to a scheduling conflict, Memorial Stadium is not available on May 22nd for the final game. The stadium is available May 29th and June 4th.


            MOTION: The Board accepts to move the Championship to May 29th, 2010 to be held at Memorial Stadium. Motion passed 7-0


1092:  Nick Hunter’s petition states that he currently attends Inglemoor High School for their IB program and plays for Northshore Lacrosse Club. A new high school team has joined WHSBLA, the Woodinville Lacrosse Club, and he would like to play for WLC since he lives closer to Woodinville High School.


            MOTION: Hunter Petition #72 is denied based on school attendance. Petition denied, 7-0.


1093:  No action at this time required regarding the expelled student from Bellarmine.


1094:  There was a discussion concerning Gig Harbor Lacrosse Club’s request to practice early. Kevin will contact GHLC.


            MOTION: The Board approves Gig Harbor Lacrosse Club’s request to practice early since most of the players are inexperienced. Request approved 5-2.



1095:  Vern will prepare an announcement to be sent to all programs stating that placing blue ribbons on players’ helmets to promote prostrate cancer awareness has been approved.


1096:  There was a lengthy discussion regarding what type of signature will be accepted on the Lystedt Forms. Vern will prepare a notice to all members explaining what will be accepted.


1097:  Curtis High School sent a letter to the Board approving Johnny Shapton’s participation in the 2010 lacrosse season.


1098:  The All-State player selection will be help on May 15, 2010 at SPU. Daniela will reserve two rooms for the meeting.


1099:  Coach’s Program Packet’s for all programs will be collected and verified at the February 6th mandatory meeting. In order to expedite the process Gail Shelton will assist. Any packets not in compliance will be returned to the Head Coach for proper completion.


1100:  Stanwood Lacrosse contacted WHSBLA regarding questions if the program does not have a Head Coach before Feb 6th. Peter will address concerns with the Stanwood representative, Ben Hagglund.


1101:  Brandon will prepare a letter to be sent to the programs regarding what is required for the Feb 6th meeting.


1102:  A notice will be sent to the membership clarifying out of season coaching.


1103:  The next Board meeting will be held on January 25, 2010 at IHS in Brandon Fortier’s classroom.


1104:  There being no further business the meeting adjourned at 8:15pm.


Daniela Colter

Executive Secretary