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September 23, 2018

I. Call to order
Chair Diane Martin  called to order the annual meeting of the USATF/AZ
Track & Field Officials Committee at 8:00 a.m. on Sunday, September 23, 2018.  She
welcomed all present. There were a total of 12 officials present at the start of the
meeting, including three committee officers and 10 more officials present by the end
of the meeting.
Officers present:  Chair Diane Martin,  Certification Russ Armstrong and Secretary Michael Sanderfer.
Chair, Diane Martin discussied  perceived issues regarding officials (USAT&F)  working at youth meets and interactions with youth coaches.  Further discussion continued with attempts to explore possible ways to improve communication and work towards more respectful collaboration.   A monthly email will be sent out wilth Youth Meets and contacts.
II. Minutes
The minutes of the 2017 meeting (emailed earlier) were approved by all in attendance, motioned by Jim Poquette and seconded by John Hopkins to approve Minutes from 2017, approved.
III. Chairman’s Report
Due to earlier discussion, New Business items were introduced by Chair Diane Martin.  Chair also discussed earlier meetings this summer with Officials Officers and Association President with a conference call concerning working together as we in Arizona are one association “wearing the same shirt.”

IV.  Vice Chairman Report
Dan Reynolds was absent and had given prior notice.
V. Certification Chair Report
Russ Armstrong reports a an increase in officials to 73; 15 Apprentice, 20 Association, 13 National, 25 Master's Levels), and 2 Emeritis.  Background checks (due dates) will be updated 30 days out, if not sooner.  Evaluation (qualifications narrow as one moves up) to next Level will be further determined accoring to National Association guidelines (USAT&F).    Rules Review for Apprentice and Association Level on-line.
VI. Financial Report & Budget
The financial report showed a balance of $3038.72

Report:                                                                                              Expenses:

9-01 2017 to 08-31 2018
Balance Forward       $2828.72                                                     National Officials Committee Fees      $140.00
Inccome/Off. Fees    $  350.00                                                     Webpage  Paid by M. Sanderfer            $ 0

VII. Education Chair Report
Kirk Skyles was absent and so notified association in advance of this meeting.

VIII. New Business
1.        Laser measuring equipment and training
2.       Officials working in local youth, Master’s and Open association meets
3.       Announcement to be made by President of Associaton, Clif McKenzie, a letter read concerning a member of State Association.
4.       Yourth Chair, James Jones brought up need of laser device training and use of purchased equipement by Association, plus the state Association will address Officials attending National Meeting in Columbus, OH this year.
5.       Jim Poquette motioned to have 2 officials go to National Meeting in December, Sally Pickett second, motion passed.

IX. Awards
National Outstanding Service Awards for our Arizona Association were presented to David Krammer (Tucson), Kirk Skyles (Phoenix) and Kim Dismuke (Central AZ).
X. Adjournment  -  The meeting adjourned at 9:05 a.m.

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