Committees

 

Committees

As of April 2017

*Committee Chair

 

Committee

Duties

Members

Executive Committee

 

(Article 605.7)

The Executive Committee shall have the authority and power to act for the Board of Directors and SDSI between meetings of the Board and the House of Delegates (605.7.1).

Blake Waddell, General Chair*

Donna Biersbach, Admin Vice Chair

Brenda Hendricks, Senior Vice Chair

Bonnie Biel, Age Group Vice Chair

Sarah Hogg, Finance Vice Chair

     or Robin Sorbe, Treasurer

Chuck Baechler, Coach Representative

Athlete Representative (2)

 

Nominating Committee

 

(Article 604.8)

A slate of candidates for election as the officers, Athlete Representatives, At-Large Board Members, or committee chairs or coordinators and the regular and alternate members of the Board of Review to be elected at the next annual meeting shall be prepared by the Nominating Committee.  The Nominating Committee may in its discretion nominate a slate of one person for each position to be filled or may nominate more than one candidate for one or more of the positions.  The Nominating Committee shall also nominate a slate of candidates for the Nominating Committee to be elected at the last regularly scheduled meeting before the next annual meeting of the House of Delegates (604.8.3).

Donna Bierschbach (WASC)*

Paula Gordon (SFST)

Laura Pinerio (RCR)

Athlete’s Committee

 

(Article 607.2)

 

Emily Kaufman (WASC)

Cain Lounsbery (BSC)

Cailey Scott (MAC)

Jay Paulson (VAST)

Trevor Brenner (SFST)

Carter Thormann (GOLD)

Jakob Studer (MAC)

 

 

Audit Committee

 

(Article 607.4)

The Audit Committee is authorized to, and it shall be its duty to, conduct the annual audit of the books of SDSI required hereunder and present the results thereof to the Board of Directors and the House of Delegates (a) annually recommend an independent auditor to the Board of Directors, (b) review and negotiate the services to be performed by the independent auditor, (c) receive and review the audit and other reports submitted by the independent auditor and (d) submit the audit and other reports and make recommendations to the Board of Directors with regard thereto.  (607.4.1)

Sarah Hogg, Finance Vice Chair*

Donna Biersbach, Admin Vice Chair

Chuck Baechler, Coach Representative

Athlete Representative (1)

 

Budget Committee

 

(Article 607.4)

The Budget Committee is authorized and obligated to consult with the officers, committee chairs and coordinators and prepare and present a proposed budget for consideration and approval by the Board of Directors and the House of Delegates.  The officers, committee chairs and coordinators shall provide promptly such financial information (current and projected) and budget proposals as the Budget Committee may request.  The proposed budget may contain alternatives.  (607.4.2)

Blake Waddell, General Chair

Sarah Hogg, Finance Vice Chair*

Robin Sorbe, Treasurer

Donna Biersbach, Admin Vice Chair

Josh Sorbe , Sr. Athlete Representative

Chuck Baechler, Coach Representative

Bonnie Biel, Age Group Vice Chair

Brenda Hendricks, Senior Vice Chair

 

Coaches  Committee

 

(Article 607.2)

 

Chuck Baechler, Coach Representative

Rusty Bernstein (BSC)

Additional Coaches as needed

Athlete Representative (1)

 

Finance Committee

 

(Article 607.4)

The Finance Committee is authorized and obligated to develop, establish where so authorized or recommend to the Board of Directors and supervise the execution of policy regarding the investment of SDSI’s working capital, funded reserves and endowment funds, within the guidelines, if any, established by the Board of Directors or the House of Delegates.  The Finance Committee shall also regularly review SDSI’s equipment needs (both operational and office) and the various methods available to finance the acquisition of any needed equipment, make a determination of the best financing method for SDSI and make recommendations to the Budget Committee and the Board of Directors.  (607.4.3)

Blake Waddell, General Chair

Sarah Hogg, Finance Vice Chair*

Donna Biersbach, Admin Vice Chair

Robin Sorbe, Treasurer

(1) Athlete Representative

 

 

Officials Committee

 

(Article 607.4)

The Officials Committee is authorized and obligated to recruit, train, test, certify, evaluate, retest, recertify and supervise officials for SDSI and such other activities as may be necessary or helpful in maintaining a roster of qualified, well-trained and experienced officials of the highest caliber.  (607.4.5)

Martin Schmidt, Officials Chair

Kileen Limvere (ABC)

Kirk Hall (GOLD)

Athlete Representative (1)

 

 

Safe Sport Committee

 

(Article 607.4)

The purpose of the SDSI Safe Sport Committee is to ensure implementation of the USA Swimming’s Safe Sport policies, guidelines, educational programs, reporting and adjudication procedures which are intended to help provide as safe, healthy and positive environment as possible for all USA Swimming members. The Safe Sport Committee will:  A) Coordinate and oversee the implementation of effective ongoing educational programs for all athlete members, their parents, coaches, volunteers and local clubs as provided by USA Swimming;  B) Be the primary contact for the club members in SDSI to share information about what USA Swimming and other LSCs are doing regarding Safe Sport policies and programs; and to collect, develop and disseminate information on LSC best practices;  C) Serve as an information resource for clubs by, among other things, helping to identify and connect them with local educational partners and resources;  D) Perform other functions as necessary in the fulfillment of USA Swimming’s continuing efforts to foster safe, healthy and positive environments for all its members; and E) Be available to work on special projects, educational programs and assignments as needed.  (607.4.8)

Joel Kincart, Safe Sport Chair*

Liz Willis, Coach

Matt Lavin, Member at Large

Cam Corey, Member at Large

Athlete Representative (1)

 

Safety Committee

 

(Article 607.4)

The Safety Committee shall be responsible for coordinating safety enhancement and training opportunities as needed and for the dissemination of USA Swimming safety education information to all Group Members, athletes, coaches and officials of SDSI.  The Safety Committee shall develop safety education programs and policy for SDSI and make recommendations regarding those programs and policies and their implementation to the applicable division vice chairs and the Board of Directors.  When approved by the Board of Directors, the Safety Committee| shall be responsible for the coordination of their implementation by the Club Members.  The Safety Committee Chair with the assistance of the Committee members shall prepare and transmit the reports required pursuant to Section 607.7.  (607.4.9)

Lisa Jorgenson, Safety Chair*

Deb Finnesand (WST), Official

Sr Athlete Rep. (1)

Taya Swanson (MAC)

 

Scholarship Committee

 

(Rule 5.1(3))

The Senior Division Vice-Chair shall chair the three-person Scholarship Committee and shall appoint one member coach and one member parent to serve on the committee each year.

Brenda Hendricks, Senior Vice-Chair*

One Member Coach

One Member Parent

Technical Planning Committee

 

(Article 607.4)

The Technical Planning Committee shall be responsible for long-range planning for the swimming programs conducted by SDSI and for advice regarding the technical aspects of those programs and of the sport of swimming generally. (607.4.10)

Kyle Margheim, Technical Committee Chair*

Athlete Representatives (2)

 

Kent Hukins

JK Kramer

Edie Muller

Bonnie Biel (HPRW)

Molly Hogg

Joel Kincart, Official’s Chair or Official’s Delegate

     

 

(Committee Members do not need to be USA Swimming Non-Athlete Members)