to order:The meeting was called to order by President Jim Rezzardy
at 9:00 a.m. following a brief social time.
Attendance: The following teams were represented at the
meeting: AST, BAB, BGCN, BLUE, BST, BYST, CCBS, CONY, CTS, EST, GMSC, GCST,
HHS, JRS, JVST, LRW, MKS, MST, MTS, MYST, NCC, NSTC, NASY, ORO, PST, PWST,
RAYS. SBGC, SSA, WMR, WST.Proposed clubs represented were MTS, GCST and NCAC. Absent: Clark
Memorial and Valley Gators.
Moved [WMR], seconded [CTS] to approve
the minutes of the 2005 meeting as presented on the web page. [Voted to
approve by majority].
Rezzardy reviewed the several items of concern from last year¹s events:
teams for the Championships should provide an acknowledgement of receipt
of the entries when received.
leaving one team to swim for another must notify the new team of their
waiver rule will need to be applied if a swimmer is switching teams.
committees should have one person on deck who can address the membership
rules according to the GSSA by-laws.
year awards were purchased in excess of immediate need which has depleted
the association funds. Accurate inventory and calculation of need will be
applied in the future.
of Officers:It was moved [HHS] and seconded [NCC] to
approve the following slate of officers for 2006;
President Ed McGlauflin
[Voted to approve by majority]
Report: An accounting of all the
financial transactions for the year was provided by the Theresa Noel.The account as of April 6, 2006 has a balance of $346
and GSSA has accounts payable of $1279.Dues will be necessary this year to cover these costs
and expenses for the year.
Dues:It was moved [NASY] and seconded [WMR] to require dues
of all teams in the league of $100 payable to GSSA on or before July
15, 2006.Checks should
be mailed to:Theresa Noel,
63 Forest View Dr., Hollis, NH 03049.
Members:Three teams applied for membership with sponsors as
Country Aquatics Club (Sponsored by HHS). It was moved [HH], seconded
[RAYS] to approve membership.Discussion ensued. Voted by a majority to approve membership.
YMCA Keene (Sponsored by CONY).It was moved [HH] and seconded
[RAYS] approve membership.Following discussion it was voted to approve by a majority.
Gold¹s Gym Salisbury-Methuen (Sponsored by
WMR).It was moved [HH] and
seconded [WMR] to approve membership.Following discussion it was voted to approve
for 2007 and 2008: President Rizzardy
announced that the venues for the next two years of championships would be
Claremont for Divisions 1 & 3, Dover for Divisions 2 & 4.
League Alignments and
was moved, seconded and voted to remove from the table the discussion of
divisional alignments and formulations to be used.President Rizzardy presented and
reviewed a charting of teams resulting from re-scoring the meet without
included individual entries as well.It was moved [ORO] and seconded [WMR] to apply the
following alignment process:Team representatives at
the May meeting will decide which of the available sites is best for
their swimmers based on the team philosophy and goals. Teams are
committed to the site for 2 years.Teams at the specified sites will determine which division a team
should be placed in based on the season¹s numbers and strength.A team may apply to change
divisions within the site the second year if the team composition
changes. Lively discussion
ensued.It was moved,
seconded and voted to cease discussion.The motion APPROVED by 19 FOR and 5
was moved [AST] and seconded [RAYS] to change the order of events for Champs
to have the older swimmers events on Saturday and the younger on Sunday,
alternating years.Discussion ensued.It
was moved, seconded and voted to cease discussion.The motion was NOT APPROVED.
coached were instructed by President Rizzardy to provide documentation of
current Red Cross CPR and First Aid Certification and Lifeguard or
Coaches Safety training.This is necessary for insurance coverage for the Board and
was moved [RAYS] and seconded [WMR] to establish GSSA Stroke and Turn
Officials workshops to provide opportunities for parents and coaches to
workshops would be delivered by a New England Swimming facilitator and
include apprenticeships in the GSSA leading to GSSA Official status.The motion was APPROVED by a majority vote.
was moved [Salem] and seconded [HH] to change section 2 of the GSSA
by-laws regarding membership.Revision should read ³All USS
swimming technical ruls shall apply unless specifically countered within
the GSSA by-laws¹. This motin was
voted to APPROVE.
was moved [RAYS] and seconded [HH] to change the association by-laws
regarding individual swimmers team representation for the purpose of
who are members of a year round USS team must utilize a waiver to allow
participation in GSSA meets during the summer when swimming for a
different team.This was voted to APPROVE by a
was moved [WMR] and seconded [Rays] the following as sanctioned meets:
3-4 &17-18, July 13-16 - Seacoast Specialty Age group qualifiers
8 Peterborough Pentathalon
15 Queenie Quimby, Claremont
16 Freestyle Invitational Meet -
17 Manchester 50¹s & 100¹s
28-30- End of Summer Meet - Gardner
2 50s Meet-Walpole
amendment to the motion was moved  and seconded [MH] to not include the age-group qualifiers in the
list of sanctioned meets. The vote was to NOT APPROVE this motion to
discussion the original motion (a) was voted to APPROVE.
Meeting for 2007 Scheduled for May 5, 2007 location TBA
to Adjourn was made at 12:20 [WMR]
seconded [HH] and voted to APPROVE