Minutes of the Board of Directors Meeting

Held on April 16 2004 at 7:30pm, at Wichita State University, Wichita KS

Board Members present: Linda Bailey, Scott Berry, George Bruce, Craig Ivancic, Shawn Klosterman, Andre Koop, Gary Ledford, Mike Lewellyn, Richard Maxfield, Marlaine Nickelson, Jason Petty, Cindy Reed, Dulcy Sellon, Richard Winn. Guests, Randy Julian and J.R. Pooler.

George Bruce asked for amendments to the minutes from the March 13, 2004 Board of Directors meeting. Gary Ledford stated that the minutes needed to be corrected to read S.B., not H. B. 1366. Gary then moved to approve the minutes as amended, Mike Lewellyn seconded the motion and it was approved unanimously.

George Bruce discussed the By-Law changes that had been introduced at the March meeting. To make a change, changes to the By-Laws must be published 15 days before the next Missouri Valley meeting. These changes can be published on the website. The House of Delegates will then vote on the changes at the September meeting. The Board wishes to change the By-Laws to require each MVS member club to have a representative attend the Missouri Valley meetings. Missouri Valley will also eliminate the District Delegate positions. To make these changes By-Law Articles 2, 5, and parts of 6 will need to be amended. George Bruce will draft the necessary changes and have them published on the Missouri Valley website this summer. The Board discussed whether or not a club representative at the meeting would need to be a registered USA Swimming member, what number of missed meetings would be allowed and what penalties would be followed if a club missed too many meetings. George stated that he would investigate the registration requirement. The Board agreed that missing two consecutive meetings would invoke a penalty. The proposal will give the Board of Directors authority to determine how the club will be able to regain good standing.

Randy Julian and J.R. Pooler were introduced to the Board. They are from USA Swimming and are participating in the weekend’s Swimposium.

The Board next discussed a change in Missouri Valley meet procedures. The proposal is designed to encourage club competition. In order to do this Missouri Valley will score the Division I championship meets by class size. Discussion focused on the division point to be used to determine the three class groupings and whether the meet would be scored as a whole and the winners for each group determined from the overall score or whether the meet would be scored in three separate classes. Richard Maxfield proposed that the Meet Procedures Chair set up the protocols necessary for the meet change. Craig Ivancic, Age Group Chair, and Mike Lewellyn, Senior Chair, stated that they would assist Jason, Meet Procedures Chair, with a proposal for this at the House of Delegates meeting.

Gary Ledford stated that the district delegates in their role as the nominating committee proposed that the incumbents in the three positions up for election, General Chair, Senior Chair and Secretary be nominated for re-election. The Board of Directors approved this and the meeting adjourned at 9:00 pm.

Respectfully submitted,

Dulcy Sellon, Secretary
Missouri Valley Swimming, Inc.