Minutes of June 29, 2009 Board Meeting


1000:  The Board meeting of the Washington High School Boys Lacrosse Association was held Monday, June 29th, at 6:30 pm at the offices of Vern Smith 110-110th NE, Bellevue, WA.   Present were Vern Smith, Brandon Fortier, Daniela Colter, Tony Olney, and Kevin Martin.  Present by teleconference was Ryan Kelly and Peter White. Absent Rob Hawley.


1001:  Daniela presented the budget. The reserve will drop to below $4000 the main reason is the increase in WALOA’s expense for travel and ferry costs. The expense allocated for Battle of Bothell jerseys was deleted from the budget because WHSBLA did not have to pay for the jerseys this season.


1002:  The questionnaire to be sent to the members was finalized and will be distributed in July.


1003:  Brandon will draft registration documents and forward to the board members for review at the fall meeting.


1004: Several concerns were brought up in regards to the new Zachery Lystedt law. What will WHSBLA’s require of the members in reference to paperwork? How will the coaches be educated? What is USL’s role and how will they deal with this? What is the affect on travelling teams? This discussion will be the major focus for the fall meeting. A memo will be distributed to all the programs informing them of the new Washington State Zachery Lystedt Law.


1005:  WALOA negotiations will begin soon. A subcommittee will be appointed to begin negotiations.


1006:  There was a lengthy discussion of what was positive and negative throughout the season. Many of the items have been addressed on the questionnaire to get the members view.


1007:  Championship game summary. The USL WA Chapter wants to know how many people WHSBLA would like on the sidelines at the game. There was some confusion this season as to how many people were to be allowed to be on the sidelines by some of the teams. Tony will contact Ron Wright to reserve Memorial Stadium for the championship game next season to be held on May 22, 2010.


1008:  The board will wait for feedback in regards to league alignment wishes. If a majority would prefer the current DI and DII set up then some movement between leagues will likely occur.


1009:  The WA USL chapter requested to attend Board Meetings but it was decided that there is no immediate need for a representative.


1010:  Due to some teams backing out of games or adding games at the last minute the idea of imposing a scheduling fee was considered. Further discussion will continue at the fall Board meeting.


1011: The all day fall meeting is scheduled for September 13, 2009 at Kevin Martin’s home beginning at 10:00am.


1012:  There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 8:00 pm.


                                                                        Daniela Colter

                                                                        Executive Secretary