NWOIAAA Executive Board Meeting
Feb. 25, 2013
Meeting was called to order by President Mike Vannett at 9:20.
Jim Offenbaker, Mike Vannett, Susie Felver, Kent Asher, John Harris Chris Fahim, Nate Weihrauch, Tim Erickson, Glen Gillespie, Jim Huss and Randy Hord
January Minutes were discussed and one correction was made. That being that the District Middle School Meet is Cross country, not Track.
February Treasurer’s report showed a balance of $13,151.16.
A short discussion was held concerning a shift of funds to an interest bearing account. No action was taken. Suggestions for use of the additional funds included offering a second scholarship to any student currently attending a high school in the Nothwest District whose Athletic Administrator is a member of the NWOIAAA and who wishes to pursue a career in Athletic Administration. A second suggestion was to sponsor a spring or summer institute whereby an athletic administrator could take LTI courses and get RAA certified by completing 501 and 502 at the same time. The Executive Board could perhaps sponsor some of the cost for the courses and the luncheon for NWOIAAA members. Course 501 would be offered in the morning, a luncheon and then 502 in the afternoon. If a member wished to complete only the 501 class, the Exec Bd would pay for half that cost. If the member wanted to complete the entire series, the Exec Bd would pay for the cost of 501 and the luncheon and the member would be responsible for the cost of 502. Glen Gillespie will finalize plans and bring the plan to the March meeting at which time, it will be acted upon.
There was no news from either the OIAAA or the OHSAA.
The State OIAAA conference will be November 17-19. 2013 at Easton.
The NWOIAAA conference date was tentatively set as September 18, 2013 at BGSU. Mike Vannett will contact Ben Spence to finalize date and arrangements. It was suggested that one of the topics for a speaker be the Title IX updates as they are effecting current legislation and litigation. Mike will contact BGSU to get a speaker. The NWDAB will be contacted regarding their desire to “piggy-back” the tournament managers meeting on that day.
A discussion was held regarding wheel-chair athletes in track. The State Law requires that they be allowed to compete in High School Track on an even basis with footed athletes. Compliance is required.
Nominations for Awards for the conferences were discussed and are as follows:
NIAAA Distinguished Service Award-Jim Offenbaker, Lima Senior
NIAAA State Award of Merit-Jim Huss, Toledo Scott
NIAAA Frank Kovaleski Professional Development Award-Glen Gillespie, retired
NFHS Citation Award-Tim Erickson, Ottawa Hills
OIAAA Athletic Administrator of the Year-Nate Weihrauch, Findlay
OHSAA Sportsmanship, Ethics and Integrity Award-Brad Ehrman, Upper Sandusky
OIAAA Hall of Fame Inductee-John Harris, Lexington
OIAAA Meritorious Service Award-Pat Lewis, Shelby
OIAAA Citation-Kent Asher, Carey
OIAAA Horizon Award-Scott Grant, Van Buren
Scholarship applications will be due by March 15 and will be discussed at the March 25 meeting.
Meeting was adjourned at 10:55.
Randy Hord, Sec.