SUFFOLK WRESTLING OFFICIALS ASSOCIATION, INC.
GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING
November 16, 2009
Test Administered to all Active Members at 7:30 PM
Meeting called to order at 8:35 PM by President L. Barone
¨ Availability forms needed by Section XI
¨ Call Kathy if any changes to your submitted availability.
¨ Next meeting 12/9 in Auditorium. Pre-Tournament review. - Will follow with session in wrestling room
¨ Amendment review and discussion
· Voting and results as follows:
The following were discussed and voted on at the 11/16/09 Meeting:
PROPOSED BY LAWS MODIFICATIONS (6/28/09)
ARTICLE I, SECTION B—RESPONSIBILITIES OF ACTIVE MEMBERS.
Pay annual dues to the Secretary-Treasurer no later than the first
regularly scheduled meeting. A grace period will extend to the last day of
October with a fine of $ 25.00. If dues are not paid by October 31, a fine
of $ 50.00, will be levied against the member who then must meet with the
Executive Board at a scheduled appointment. No schedules will be issued to
the delinquent member unless approved by the Executive Board
A. Pay annual dues to the Secretary/Treasurer no later than the second regularly scheduled meeting. A grace period will extend to the last day of October with no penalty. If dues are not paid by October 31, a fine of $ 25.00, will be levied against the member. If dues are not paid by the Interpretation Meeting, a fine of $ 50.00, will be levied against the member. No schedules will be issued to the delinquent member unless approved by the Executive Board.
ARTICLE I, SECTION A—QUALIFICATION FOR MEMBERSHIP
Paying an initiation fee to the New Candidates School Instructor,
which is not refundable and, if accepted, pay the annual dues of the
Association to the Secretary-Treasurer
Pay one-half the annual dues of the Association to the
Secretary/Treasurer as a non-refundable initiation fee for the New
Candidates’ School; pay one-half the dues of the Association to the
Secretary/Treasurer upon successful completion of the New Candidates’
School. A late fee of $ 25.00, will be levied against the member if the
second half of the dues are not paid by April 1. No candidate and/or member
is eligible to vote if dues have not been paid. No schedule will be issued
to a candidate unless approved by the Executive Board.
ARTICLE V—STANDING COMMITTEES, SECTION A—MEMBERSHIP COMMITTEE
PARAGRAPH 2—The new Candidates’ School Instructor…(eliminate the end of
sentence 2 and all of sentence 3)
A fee, determined by the Executive Board, shall be paid to the Candidates’
School Instructor upon submission to the Secretary/Treasurer of the names,
addresses, phone numbers, and email addresses of the candidates who
successfully complete the Five Point Program.
ARTICLE VI—CODE OF ETHICS, SECTION B—GENERAL PRINCIPLES, 4 TEAMWORK
INSERT: 4. TEAMWORK—Officials assigned to work the Section XI State
Qualifier together shall be assigned to work the semi-finals and finals
based on the numerical rankings provided by the Section XI office at the
time of competition. The mat assignments will be accomplished by the
highest ranked official present. At no time will a lower ranked official
be used in the semi-finals while a higher ranked official is used in the
wrestle backs. Disregarding numerical rankings for the assignment of
officials will be considered an ethics violation and be referred to the
Ethics Committee for recommendation of appropriate penalty to the Executive
INSERT TO FOLLOW, “The official will accept assignments to Section XI
school contests only through the auspices of the Executive Director of
Section XI and will not attempt to contact or allow assignments to be made
from individual schools.”
6. COOPERATION INSERT—A wrestling official will never accept an
assignment which would involve competitors/coaches to whom the official is
related and/or a personal coach.
Meeting adjourned at 9:30 PM