Minutes of January 19, 2009 Board Meeting


988:    The Board meeting of the Washington High School Boys Lacrosse Association was held Monday, January 18, 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.


989:    MOTION: The December 19, 2008 minutes were reviewed and approved as modified for 981, 985. Motion passed 7-0.


990:    Daniela presented the budget with an increase of $1500 to Public Relations. Refer to section 992 and 993 for details and motion.


991:    Vern reported that negotiations are continuing with WALOA and will soon conclude.


992:    Mike McQuaid, the Public Relations rep, and Dave Harelson, US Lacrosse representative, were guests at the board meeting. The purpose was to explain why the PR costs have doubled from last season and what services will be provided. A lengthy discussion took place to explain what Mike will provide the program and how the coaches can communicate more effectively and timely with Mike. An invitation was extended to Mike to attend the February 7th to explain to all the coaches what is required of them.


993:    MOTION: The increase for PR costs from $1500 to $3000 was discussed and approved. Tony will contact the chapter to inform them that WHSBLA approved the increase. Motion passed 7-0.


994:    Daniel Gorrie withdrew his petition to play for Issaquah High School therefore no further discussion is required.


995:    A gentleman named Chris Kircher raised the question of potential for his son, a Canadian student residing just across the border, to come south and play for Wenatchee.  Discussion was had and the Board agreed per WHSBLA policies that a student athlete must be enrolled in a Washington High School to participate in the league.  Brandon will draft a response to Mr. Kircher's question for Board approval.


996:    An agenda was prepared for the February 7, 2009 meeting. All head coaches will be sent a reminder about the meeting and that a presentation will be given to them by Kevin immediately following the meeting regarding concussions. They will also receive coach’s hours.


997:    No further information at this time to report in regards to the Championship.

998:    Tony presented the final WIAA brochure to the board. It is ready to e-mail to all the coaches. We need five principals to support and sign the forms. These principals need to be ready to field calls or speak about lacrosse to show their support.


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


                                                                        Daniela Colter

                                                                        Executive Secretary