b. Offer next year’s off-site seminar in San Antonio at a high school (backup University of Texas-San Antonio) c. Offer workshops on synthetic at San Antonio conference – ex. sports field safety
15. Susan Robbins, outgoing chair of the Awards Committee, reported that 43 states were in attendance at the state awards chairpersons meeting. There are six new committee members on the group, and they shadowed current committee members this year. Mike McGurk of Missouri will be the new chair of the Awards Committee; John Frizzell of Wisconsin will serve as vicechair. Susan noted that it is important that get nominations for all honors from each state.
16. Becky Moran of the Credentials Committee observed that voting numbers for the at-large election were low at the Phoenix conference. She is having conversations with Nellie Crocker to explore future options that may yield more success. There has been a recommendation for attendees to have access to profiles on the candidates in electronic format in advance of the election. 17. Ted D’Alessio of the Coaches Education Committee reported that the group has redesigned the monthly coaches education newsletter and seeks to streamline the communications process in 2018. The committee has a goal to “cast a wider net” to communicate with principals and superintendents in the upcoming year to promote the importance of coaches education. 18. Bruce Whitehead of the International Committee reported that there are currently 8300 international schools with very high athletic participation rates. LTC 904 was piloted on Saturday at the conference, and LTC 901 and LTC 902 were added to the host of offerings. LTC 903, chaired by Matt Fleming (Budapest) and Chris Bishop (Shanghai) is approximately 90% ready. Bruce offered three recommendations: a. LTC 903 (program philosophy, communications) – piloted in July b. LTC 901 and 902 offered in San Antonio c. Two-level certification program d. Develop fifth course (travel and hosting)
19. Les Wright of the Retired Committee reported that 67 people participated in the retired breakfast at the conference and that the group appreciated the retired pins. The committee has asked the Board to contribute $1000 towards the Puerto Rican Hurricane Effort. The Retired Committee sold $5400 worth of 50/50 raffle tickets. The $2725 profit was split between the NIAAA Endowment and Retired account. There was also considerable discussion among the retirees about the cost of banquet tickets and the possibility of tickets not used by other attendees being utilized by this group in the association. 22 | DAANJ WINTER 2017
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