PENNDEL SWIM LEAGUE
BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING MINUTES
September 9, 2019
Attendance: Elliot Berton, Tom Warrick, Bert Hewitt, Mark Fisher, Pat Ryan*, Rick Carson*, Kelly Burk*, Sonia Wolbert*, Ken Burk*, Carl Sandoe*, Howard Halpern* (*-By phone)
The Meeting was called to order at 6:37 pm
Minutes: The Minutes from the August 12, 2019 Board of Directors Meeting were reviewed, amended and approved as amended.
Financial: Pat reviewed the League account statement, and noted that a majority of League members have paid the dues and Championship Fees invoiced in early August. Expenses included the cost of two new computers which will be utilized by the Boys and Girls Commissioners. Pat will adjust the League financial records to reflect member name changes. The financial report was approved as presented.
Gender Identification: Elliot summarized an inquiry from a Member Coach regarding a participant whose gender identity differs from the swimmer's birth sex. The Board evaluated information and materials provided by the YMCA Swimming and Diving Sports Coordinator including the National Y's Diversity and Inclusion Statement. Based on such input, Elliot will notify the inquiring Coach that inclusiveness policies and related issues will be determined by each member Y.
Divisional Championships and Distance Meets: Carl summarized the host bids thus far received. The Board awarded meets in those divisions where bids had been received. However, there are several meets with no bidders. Carl will continue to solicit host bids, and notify the Board as additional bids are received.
Charlie Hartley: Bert noted that designating entry standards for the Charlie Hartley Meet depends upon adoption of standards for the District Meets. The District qualification standards are being adjusted but should be published soon, after which the Charlie Hartley qualifications can be established.
Commissioners: Ken reported that the Commissioners are prepared for the upcoming season.
Officials: The initial League clinics for Referees, Administrative Officials and Meet Managers will be offered following the Fall Meeting on September 21, 2019. Some YMCA Officials' Classes will also be offered on that day, all at YMCA of Quakertown. Other League Clinics and YMCA Classes are being scheduled, and will be published on the League website.
The Meeting was adjourned at 8:23 pm