Minutes of Board of Directors Meeting

Held on March 8, 2008 at the Wichita Swim Club, Wichita KS

Members in attendance: Linda Bailey, Scott Bliss, Jolisa Buchner, John Dicus, Mary Jo Klier, Mike Lewellyn, Peter Malone, Eric Nelson, Bill Rose, Dulcy Sellon, Mike Soderling.

John Dicus called the meeting to order at 1:30pm and suggested we start with the meet bid schedule.

Peter Malone handed all participants a copy of the proposed meet schedule and suggested that we begin with the Long Course bids for summer 2009. Peter stated that there were two bidders for the Division II Long Course Championships, TSA and LAW. Scott Bliss suggested that the LAW site receive the east bid, and TSA the west bid. He made the motion that these two sites be approved; Gary Ledford seconded the motion and all voted for its approval.

The short course bids for 2008-2009 were next discussed. Peter pointed out that four teams had bid to host meets on the November 21st weekend: CSC, TST, SA and KCB. John Dicus suggested that we discuss this after the championship meets are allocated. The Level I meet will be awarded to TSA and the Division I meet to WSC. The issues to be resolved for the Short Course season are to determine hosts for the Level II meets and the Division II meets. There were four bidders for Level II: KCST, MSA, NWSC and LAW. LAW already has a championship meet and KCST had two last year but that would leave two six-lane pools for Level II hosts. The Division II bidders were TST, MSA and KCST. KCST had two championship meets last year and issues were raised about the timeliness of the administrative work for the meets. Mike Soderling made the motion that LAW and NWSC receive the bids for Level II. This would give LAW two championship meets but would also allow Level IIs to have a 10-lane pool host. Jolisa seconded the motion and all voted aye. Mike Lewellyn made the motion to have the Division II meets hosted by TST, KCST and MSA. Gary Ledford seconded the motion and all voted aye. The Board next discussed the four meets bid for the November 21st weekend. The issue really involves the three KC teams bidding for meets since the CSC bid will draw swimmers from a different geographical location. Pete Malone and Mary Jo Klier will check with their meet sites and determine if they might be able to alter their meet date. Peter suggested that perhaps SA should have the Division II meet in place of KCST and Scott Bliss stated that LAW would be willing to forgo its Level II meet. The meets for November 21st and their impact on the championship Level II and Division II meet sites will be decided at the April 12th House of Delegates meeting.

The Board discussed the April 12th meeting which will be held at the Douglas County Fair Grounds in Lawrence. It was determined to host the awards banquet at the fall meeting. The times and locations for the officials meeting, safety training meeting, coaches meeting and House of Delegates meeting will be posted on the website. Eric Nelson made the motion to have the Fall ‘08 and Spring ’09 meetings in Lawrence because of its central location. Mike Soderling seconded the motion. Twelve voted in favor of the motion; one voted no. The motion carried.

Eric Nelson made the motion to adjourn the meeting. Bill Rose seconded the motion and all voted in favor of it. The meeting adjourned at 3:10pm.

Respectfully submitted,

Dulcy Sellon, Secretary
Missouri Valley Swimming, Inc.