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Board Minutes – 05.13.13

Posted by | September 30, 2013 .

Minutes of the Board
May 13, 2013
Location: Office of Appica, 302 West 3rd, Cincinnati, OH 45202


Members Present: Doc Rodgers, Kevin Larsen, Andy Larkins, Tony Lingardo, Shannon Bone, Jason Fraley, Bob Gruber, Mike Niehaus, Joe Piening, Tom Imhoff,

Members Absent: Bob Kruthaupt, Paul Kroth, Paul Maffey, Dan Bley, Tom Huiet, Tony Ciavarella,


• Larsen called the meeting to order at 6:10pm

• Larsen welcomed new board members Douglass, Fraley, Gruber, Niehaus and Piening

• Larkins read board minutes from Nov 12 and Mar 18

• Moved to approve the Board minutes from Nov 12 and Mar 18 (KL / AD)

• Moved to extend the terms of Dan Bley, Treasurer to Sept 30, 2013 (AD / JP)

• Larkins reviewed the terms of all appointed positions with the board.

• Tabled committee appointments until September Meeting

• Larkins reviewed Tehan Smith award requirements; asked board to consider worthy nominees

• Moved to approve association meeting dates of 10.28, 11.04, 11.11, 11.18, 11.25, 01.06 (DR, BG)

• Larkins announced future board meetings of Sept 23, Nov 11 and March 17.

• Tabled Treasurer’s Report

• Tabled membership gifts

• Lingardo reviewed meeting content plans for 2013

• Lingardo reviewed new member class plans for 2013

• Bone reviewed 5 year break out class success in 2012

• Larkins reviewed OHSAA Hall of Fame nominee requirements and previous nominations.

• Moved to re-nominate Tom Berns for the OHSAA Officials Hall of Fame (KL / TI)

• Instructed Larkins to support Blue Chip Umpires efforts to get Terry Roy nominated.

• Larkins reviewed Tournament Selection process.

• Tabled vote on by-law change for selection process and instructed Larkins to send out options to the board for an email vote.

• Moved to adjourn 7:45pm


Respectfully Submitted


Andy Larkins

Ohio Valley Basketball Officials Association