Minutes of the 2009 NEICAAA Convention
College of the Holy Cross, Sept. 9, 2009
The convention was called to order at 11:30 a.m. by Irwin Cohen. Schools represented were: Amherst, Boston University, Bridgewater State, Central Connecticut State, Connecticut College, E. Connecticut State, Hartford, Holy Cross, Keene State, UMass/Amherst, UMass/Dartmouth, UMass/Lowell, MIT, Mount Holyoke, Quinnipiac, Regis, Rhode Island College, University of Rhode Island, Smith, Southern Connecticut State, Southern Maine, Springfield, Stonehill, Trinity, Tufts, U.S.Coast Guard Academy, Vermont, Wellesley, Wesleyan, Westfield State, Wheaton. Five others schools were present, but not voting.
The previously circulated minutes of the 2008 convention, was adopted. The slate of officers as approved by the Executive Committee: Branwin Smith-King, President; Nancy Lyons, Vice-President; John McCutcheon, 2nd Vice-President; Executive Committee, Kristen Morwick and John Copeland were elected.
Endicott College was unanimously admitted to the Association. Lesley University was admitted conditionally pending adoption of the minutes of the 2009 Convention. The vote for conditional admittance was unanimous. This was due to the fact that Lesley University’s petition of membership was not circulated 30 days prior to the Convention.
The proposal to increase dues from $800 to$1000 and $400 to $500 was defeated on a roll call vote. Yes:12 Amherst, Boston University, Central Connecticut, Hartford, Keene State, UMass/Amherst, UMass/Lowell, Quinnipiac, Rhode Island, Southern Connecticut, Stonehill, Vermont No: 18, Bridgewater State, Connecticut College, E. Connecticut State, UMass/Dartmouth, MIT, Mount Holyoke, Regis, Rhode Island College, Smith, Southern Maine, Springfield, U.S. Coast Guard Academy, Trinity, Tufts, Wellesley, Wesleyan, Westfield State, Wheaton.
Dates and sites of Championships
2009 Cross Country Championship at Franklin Park, October 10,
2010 Indoor Championship at Boston University, February 26-27,
2010 Outdoor Championship at Northeastern University, May 6,7,8
2011 Outdoor Championship Southern Connecticut State, Stonehill Tentative based on availability and costs
Motion to include 4x200 relay for women and amended to include men received a majority vote of 16 yes and 14 no. Subsequently, it was determined that a 2/3 vote was needed for passage. Because of the confusion in the vote, an email ballot was sent out to the coaches in attendance. Schools returning a positive vote were: E. Connecticut State, Hartford, Keene State, UMass/Lowell, Regis, Smith, Springfield, Trinity, Wellesley, Wheaton, (10). Schools returning a negative vote were: Amherst, Boston U., Holy Cross, MIT, UMass/Amherst, Quinnipiac, Rhode Island, S. Connecticut State, Stonehill, Tufts, Vermont, (11). Motion defeated.
Convention adjourned at 12:30 pm