Granite State Swimming Association (GSSA)
NASHUA COUNTRY CLUB, NASHUA, NH
ATTENDANCE: The meeting began at 9:00 a.m. Representatives were present from the following teams: AST, BAB, BST, BLUE, CCBS, CMS, EST, GTRS, HHS, JRS, LRW, MKS, MST, NCC, NSTC, NASY, ORO, PWST, RAYS, SSA WMR, BGCN, BYST, CTS, CONY, JVST, MYST, PST, SBGC, WST. Representatives of the Greenwood Memorial swim team, (GMSC) and Newbury YMCA (NBYST), were present order to petition for membership.
The president welcomed all teams to the meeting and began the meeting with the nomination of officers. Jim noted that Joanne Jackson couldnıt continue as treasurer this year.
NOMINATION OF OFFICERS:
President: Jim Rezzarday by SGBC. SECONDED by NCC. Jim accepts.
Vice-President: Ed McLaughlin by MKS. SECONDED by PWSC. Ed accepts.
Secretary: Jack Fabian by PWSC. SECONDED by BGCN. Jack accepts.
Treasurer: Teresa Nol by AST. SECONDED by PWSC. Joanne accepts.
READING OF THE MINUTES:
Jack Fabian read the minutes of the annual meeting held on May 8, 2004. All teams were sent a copy of the minutes and a copy of this years meeting agenda via US mail. The minutes were approved as read.
Joanne Jackson presented a banking summary from 5/1/2003 through 4/30/2004. Total inflows in fiscal year 2004-5 were $15,338.01 while total outflows were $16,217.98. A net loss of 879.97 for the fiscal year was due to a 2000 increase in the cost of awards relative to previous fiscal year. The report also presented the account balances as of 4/30/2005. The starting balance in the checking account on 4/30/2004 was $6,827.47, the balance on 12/31/2004 was 5,945.22, and the balance as of 4/30/2005 was 5,947.5. Joanne recommended keeping all the fees and the awards the same for 2004-5. All teams except MST are done with dues.
A MOTION was made by BGCN to accept the treasurerıs report as presented. SECONDED PWSC. VOTE. Approved
Membership Fees - Jim Rezzardy introduced the topic that new team fees may need to be instituted next year. Proposed fees are as follows: Div 1 teams $125, Div 2,3, $100, Div 4 $75. Jim brought up the issue of insurance coverage for board members; he has found that this coverage will cost $1200. John Barbary mentioned that each board member could purchase a $200 rider would give everyone. The league could offer to cover the cost of these riders. Joanne Jackson mentioned that there is currently $5947 in the account. Jim brought up the question of raising fees to cover the insurance. David Grilli and John Barbary brought up the idea that the cost per event at the championship could be increased to cover the expense. Fees are currently $6 per relay, $2.50 per individual.
Proposal #1: Barbary and Grilli proposed to raise entry fee per individual were raised by fifty cents, to three dollars. Two additional proposals were next brought to the board. Predicted revenue=$2250
Proposal #2: Three proposals, one proposal was to increase dues to $100 per team (flat fee). Predicted revenue=$2900
Proposal #3 Institute a $1 per swimmer surcharge per swimmer entering the meet. Predicted revenue=$1500
Discussion. A discussion of the three proposals followed. A motion was taken to accept proposal 1. Vote 1. Failed. A motion was taken to add a $1 surcharge. 2 in favor. Failed. 18 in Favor, 4 opposed. A motion was taken to increase dues to flat fee for all teams to $100. Vote. 18 in favor,- 4 opposed. Approved. Adjusted fees will apply for 2006.
Jim reminded coaches that Hytek would not be supporting Windows 95 and 98 next year. John Barbary added that this does not compel an upgrade in Meet Manager.
New Members - Two requests for membership in the GSSA were presented. The first request was from the Newbury port YMCA Breakers (NBYST) and the second was from Greenwood Memorial Swim Club (GMSC). Suzanne Egan from the Newbury Port YMCA (NBYST), addressed the meeting first with her request to have her team of 30 swimmers to be accepted into the GSSA. Ms. Egan discussed the wish for her team to become more competitive. The team has been around for 10 years and this is the first year they have a summer season. Lisa Arsenault from Greenwood Memorial Swim Club next addressed the meeting with her request to have their team join the GSSA. Ms. Arsenault is an age-group coach for the league and is representing her team for Diana Ringer, who is the rec coach and cannot attend the meeting due to a commitment with the Special Olympics. Ms. Arsenault told the league that the GMSC recreational/development team has participated in GSSA sanctioned meets in the past and would like to give their swimmers a chance to participate in more GSSA meets and the championship meet. Several members spoke in favor of the BYST and GMSC coaches and programs. One league member asked why these two teams from Massachusetts are joining a NH league. It was then pointed out that the Membership clause in the Bylaws states that ³Membership is open to any qualified swimming teams from the areas of Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont².
MOTIONS were made to accept NBYST and GMSC into the league with a three-year probation period with dues payment determined by the division it is assigned. SECONDED. A Vote was taken to accept NBYST into the GSSA. Approved. A Vote was taken to accept GMSC into the GSSA. Approved
CHANGES IN ALIGNMENT.
Div 1 alignment. Vote. Approved. Div 2 alignment. Vote. Approved. Div 3 alignment. Vote. Approved. Div 4. Vote. Approved. Changes. Move a question. Vote to vote. Motion made by SGBC from div 2 to div4. 10 in favor. 14 opposed. 1 abstention. Motion by SGBC to be moved from division 4 to division 2. Motion to have NBYST go into Div 3. GMSC to go into Div 4. Vote. Approved.
Claremont, Greenwood, Clark and Milford all are interested in bids for 2007-8. These will be voted on at next years meeting. The topic of selecting sites for the championship meets was also addressed. Sites will be awarded the championship meet for 2 years. Proposals should have detailed information regarding pool specifications, spectator seating, timing, and hotel availability.
1. Sanctioned Meets
June 3-4 Team Specialty Meet-Jenny Thompson Pool, SSA
June 18-19 Team Specialty Meet-Jenny Thompson Pool, SSA
July 2 Icebreaker Walpole, GTRS
July 9 Pentathlon- Peterborough, PWSC
July 10 Freestyle Invitational, Walpole, GTRS
July 14-17 Qualifier Meet- Jenny Thompson Pool, SSA
July 16 Queenie Quimby, Claremont, CTS
July 22,23 Milford Rotary Meet, Rotary Meet-Milford, MKS
August 3 50s Meet, Walpole, GTRS.
MOTION was made to adjourn the meeting by PWSC. SECONDED by GTRS. Next yearıs meeting on the first Saturday in May, May 6, 2004. 8:30 pre-meeting and 9:00 AM start.
Meeting adjourned: 11:45
P.M. Year round teams met to
divide their championship meet into two divisions (Divisions 1&3) and
summer teams me to divide their teams into two divisions (Divisions 2&4).
Division representatives were chosen at this time.
The results are presented below. Division 1 and 3 teams will compete at Dover while the Division 2 and 4 teams will compete at Claremont.
Rep= Ed Faszewski (BST)
Rep = Jeremy Easton-Marks (NASY)
Rep = Brian Crawford (JVST)
Rep = Amy Doyle (MYST)