USATF/AZ TRACK AND FIELD OFFICIALS ANNUAL COMMITTEE MEETING
Minutes - September 27, 2015
I. Call to order
Secretary David Palmquist
called to order the annual meeting of the USATF/AZ Track & Field Officials
Committee at 8:05 a.m. on Sunday, September 27, 2015. He welcomed all present. There were a total of 14 officials present at
the start of the meeting, including two committee officers and 20 officials
present by the end of the meeting.
Officers present: Certification
Chair Robert “Hoop” Hooper, Secretary David Palmquist.
Officers absent: Acting Chairman
Michael Sanderfer and Education Chair Clyde Volz excused because of family
minutes of the 2014 meeting (emailed earlier) were skipped over because of time
constraints for important business items.
III. Acting Chairman’s Report
skipped because of time constraints for important business items.
IV. Certification Chair Report
“Hoop” Hooper reported that our membership is at 114 officials: there is always
a need to recruit more officials. He
reported on the SafeSport certificate that the National Olympic Committee now
requires. Our national USATF office
requires officials complete the SafeSport training by December 2015 in order to
remain certified. Discussion revealed
that the training is meant to help provide a safe environment for
athletes. A SafeSport clinic is being
held in Tucson on October 3, 2015. Our
chairman is working on a Phoenix area clinic.
It is also available on-line.
V. Financial Report & Budget
financial report showed a balance of $2152.39.
VI. Education Chair Report
skipped over because of time constraints for important business items. It was noted that clinics are needed and will
be scheduled soon.
VII. New Business
was reported that the election of officers for our committee would take place at
next year’s meeting, which is the beginning of the next Olympiad. A list of duties was requested for people to know
what is required in each office. The
offices for election are Chairman, Vice-Chairman, Secretary, Certification
Chair, and Education Chair. David
Palmquist announced that he would not stand for re-election as Secretary next
were received to fill the present vacant office of Chairman. Michael Sanderfer was elected to fill the
unexpired term of Chairman for this year.
Diane Martin was elected to fill the vacant office of Vice-Chairman for
VIII. National Meeting
Hooper, our Certification Chair, is automatically a delegate to the National
Convention in Houston. Diane Martin was
elected as our other voting delegate to the USATF National Convention in
Flint reported and explained that the Association would probably pass an
amendment later this morning to fund each chair of the Association with up to
$1,000 to help offset expenses accrued by voting delegates to the national
convention each year.
and explanations ensued. A motion was made and seconded that the
officials committee chair will share up to $1,000 (or the amount received) from
the Association with the elected voting delegates who attend the National
Convention from our Arizona Officials Committee, plus whatever the committee
decides to contribute from its own budgeted funds. The motion was adopted.
National Outstanding Service
Awards for our Arizona Association were presented to Mike Pekar and Diane
The meeting adjourned at 9:05 a.m.
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