MINUTES OF CHAPTER BUSINESS MEETING
OCTOBER 27, 2009
New Hyde Park, NY
Meeting called to order by President John Puglisi at 7:30PM.
John thanked all members attending this, the last scheduled, most sparsely attended, business meeting of the 2009 season.
Joe Danbusky had nothing to report regarding correspondence or Treasury activities. Members were reminded of their dues responsibilities. John also reminded everyone that the website automatically sends a "nag" e-mail until dues are paid.
John told members of Randy Vogt's ballot for chapter awards and sportsmanship. John urged members to fill it out and notify Randy of their choices. Discussion of method of selection of schools for sportsmanship recognition.
John informed members that next year is an election year. After that, a slate will be presented at the interpretation meeting.
Steve Lewin proposed two amendments to the chapter constitution:
Steve told members of the problem facing the Board in that members are hesitant to step up and get involved in the operation of the chapter functions. Alan Wharton commented that "...if it ain't broke, don't fix it." John spoke about the change in the requirements for being an active member over the past ten years; in today's environment, it is difficult to fulfill the requirements for a member in good standing. In essence, John's comments are a plea for help. John pointed out the time consuming activities of the Board: determination of chapter awards, adjudication of ethics issues and conducting elections.
John reminded members to read and be familiar with playoff procedures for the post-season tournaments.
Members spoke about ejecting assistant coaches; certain coaches telling assigners who should work their matches; the idiosyncracies of some assigners and the occasion of being pulled from a match or being changed a position on the officiating crew.
Meeting adjourned 8:10PM.