PENNDEL SWIM LEAGUE
BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING MINUTES
November 11, 2019
Attendance: Elliot Berton, Mark Fisher, Tom Warrick, Ken Burk, Fred Polaski*, Jenn Woods*, Pat Ryan*, Rick Carson*, Kelly Burk*, Howard Halpern*, Erik Nelson*, Bruce Cooper+ (* By Phone, + Guest)
The Meeting was called to order at 6:31 pm
Minutes: The October 28, 2019 Board of Director Meeting Minutes were reviewed, amended and approved as amended.
Officials: Fred reported that 92 volunteers attended the annual clinic and have been certified to serve as Referees in League Meets. Fred explained that he also taught numerous YMCA officials' classes, including several in conjunction with other classes and clinics.
Fred suggested arranging classes and clinics for next year as soon as possible so that a schedule could be announced to the League Members at the Spring Meeting.
Jenn reported that 91 volunteers completed the initial or refresher Meet Manager Operatorï¿½s Clinic. Nearly every League Member has at least one certified Meet Manager Operator.
All but four League Members have a certified Administrative Official. The Board considered whether Referee Clinics could be presented via teleconference. However, because much of the presentation is visual, the League Clinic leaders were concerned that a teleconference would not be effective.
Finance: Pat reported available funds, and reviewed expenses and deposits in the prior month. Invoices for Clinic charges will be transmitted in early December. The Treasurer's report was approved as presented.
Rules: The Board considered proposed changes to Rule 1.10 regarding initial and updated team rosters. The revised Rule must be clear, easy to administer and be fair to all teams. The proposed Rule changes will be completed and presented to the Members at the Spring Meeting.
Championships: Carl reported that Invitation templates are being distributed to Meet Hosts. Carl explained the timeline and steps to complete the Meet Invitations which must be reviewed by MidAtlantic Swimming. The templates will include procedures and information adopted by YMCA Swimming and Diving.
Commissioners: Ken and Jenn discussed issues with the initial League Meets on November 2 and November 9. Jenn is helping one Club solve issues resulting from console/computer communication problems.
The Meeting was adjourned at 8:45 pm.
Respectfully Submitted, Elliot Berton