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January 21, 2010


Executive Board Meeting 

Meeting called to order at 7:15 PM by President L. Barone

Board Members Present: C. Smith, R. Boscarino, R. Scott, G. Mazzola, L. Barone

  • Discussed follow up regarding Phil Schlitz issue.  L. Barone to send letter to Section XI stating that Mr. Schlitz is on probation and that the Board will re-evaluate at the end of the season after ratings are obtained to determine if further action is required.

  • Discussed the vacant board position involving replacement of Bill Fitzgerald.  Agreed to keep Roy Scott.  Also – Position being vacated by Greg Mazzola due to new amendment regarding 10+ years of service.  Board to recommend Ryan Boccard as replacement.

  • Discussion of new general policies being prepared.  Roy Scott to make minor adjustments and present to general membership.  Final copy to be sent to website within the week.

  • Exec. Board meeting adjourned at 8:00 PM


General Membership Meeting

Meeting called to order at 8:12 PM by President L. Barone


President’s Announcements:

  • Contacting Section XI, turnbacks:  General statement regarding contacting Section XI if anyone has any scheduling issues.  No major concerns were discussed.

  • JH Schedules – Starts 2/22/10: The JH schedule is complete and will be reviewed.  Official schedules will be posted next week.  First year will get priority, followed by 2nd year officials.  Any remaining openings will be offered to and filled by other members.

  • School Facilities:  Any schools that do not provide appropriate showering facilities should be reported to Len Barone.  Special note was made regarding inadequacy at Smithtown West and the notification of Section XI, especially since the league tournament will be held there. 

  • Unsportsmanlike Conduct Reports – coaches, wrestlers:  Officials must notify Section XI immediately.  It was noted that a PatMed wrestler made contact with an official and was suspended for the remainder of the season as well as from participating in Spring sports.

  • League Tournaments: 2/6/10  & County Tournament: 2/12 & 2/13/10

  • Any one not available should notify Len Barone.

  • Officials will be assigned based on previous leagues done and no affiliations with any leagues/schools.

  • Len Barone to review assignments with Section XI late by w/e 1/30.

  • Coaches Sportsmanship Awards:

  • Varsity: Anthony Cipriano – Copiague

  • JV: Matt Kaszubski – Miller Place

  • Board Position Election: Board nominated Ryan Boccard, Marcia Haise nominated Jim Nanos

  • Secret Ballot Voting: Boccard 18, Nanos 12, Abstained 3

  • Boccard accepted position.

  • State Officials: Boscarino, Mazzola, Starke.  Evaluator – Isgro.

  • Policy Manual Change Update – Roy Scott provided brief update of contents regarding issues and mat assignments for in season and post season tournaments.  New changes will also address the mentor program as well as the code of ethics.  Len Barone stated that the new policy changes will be finalized and posted on the website this week.  Any questions will be addressed at the 2/4/10 meeting.  Note: If anyone has any suggested additions, they shall be submitted in writing for the committee to review and make recommendation.

  • Next Meeting: 2/4/10 – Pre-League meeting.

  • League Tournaments: 2/6/10

  • County Tournament: 2/12 and 2/13/10

  • Section XI reviewing/discussing format, assignments, and number of officials needed.

  • End of Season Party:  March 9, 2010 from 7 – 10PM.  Chad Smith collecting deposits for all who plan on attending.  Final details still to be determined

  • It was noted that date chosen conflicts with Meeting #9 already scheduled.

  • Len B. noted meeting date will change once JH schedule is reviewed to prevent further conflict.

  • Chad discussed draping head scissor clarification.  Chad noted that John Truscello’s interpretation was correct and leg position on with relative to shoulder point is key whether arm is enclosed or not.

  • Other minor interpretation items were discussed.

  • No new business discussed.

Meeting Adjourned at 9:05 PM


Respectfully submitted,


George Wissman