Board Report of Action for Nov. 7-8, 2009

REPORT OF ACTION
Taken by the
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Chicago, Illinois
November 7-8, 2009


The Board of Directors took the following actions:

1. ACCEPTED the audit report for the 2009 FY Financials.

2. POSTPONED the requested action on ICR 6.01 and ICR 6.04 (shown below) until the next conference call:

    ICR 6.01 A team envelope consists of athletes (singles, pairs and dance) identified by the ICMS as having competitive potential to win medals in international, World and Olympic competition. Athletes must be renominated to the team envelope annually. The criteria to be used will be published before the competitive season. Athletes do not have to be nominated to the Team Envelope to be selected for an international competition; furthermore, athletes who are nominated to a Team Envelope are not guaranteed selection to an international competition

    ICR 6.04 The ICMS shall nominate the athletes to all international competitions and the World University Games; the International Committee shall name the athletes to the ISU championships and the Olympic Winter Games. Eligibility for selection is based upon the minimum requirement that an athlete meets any age-eligibility rules and is a member of U.S. Figure Skating.

3. APPROVED to amend rule ICR 6.04 sections A, B, C by striking the phrase indicated from each of the sections. The ranking system no longer exists.
    A. World Championships:
    The U.S. World Team shall be selected ... , and all other international events and the current International Committee Ranking System placements, however, the International Committee may consider extenuating circumstances. Exceptions to the age-eligibility rules which are granted by the ISU will always be allowed.
    B. Four Continents Championships:
    The team shall be selected ... , and all other international events and the current International Committee Ranking System placements; however, the International Committee may consider extenuating circumstances. Exceptions to the age-eligibility rules which are granted by the ISU will always be allowed.
    C. World Junior Championships: The U.S. World Junior Team shall be selected ... and the current International Committee Ranking System placements, or other athletes who have demonstrated capabilities at the world junior level. However, the International Committee may consider extenuating circumstances.

4. APPROVED the following national promotions:

From the Competitions Committee

National Dance Referee
John LeFevre, Colorado Springs, CO

National Music Coordinator
Francine Lukacik, Lafeyette Hill, PA

From the Judges Committee

National Dance Judge
Terri Levine, Portland, OR

National Synchronized Judge
Tiffani Shipley, Salt Lake City, UT

From the Technical Panel Committee

National Technical Controller
Wendy Enzmann (Pairs), Stow, MA
Lynn Goldman (Singles), Austin, TX
Kathleen Krieger (Singles), Arlington Hghts, IL


National Technical Specialist
Peter Cain (Pairs), Coppell, TX
Scott Cudmore (Singles), Raleigh, NC
Elizabeth Floriani (Singles), Danville, CA
Catherine Horan (Singles), Clifton, VA
Jonathan Ige (Dance), Lynnwood, WA
Debra Leeming (Singles), Littleton, MA
Julia Rey (Dance), Warminster, PA
Philipp Rey (Dance), Colleyville, TX
Scott Wendland (Pairs), Irvine, CA


National Data Operator - Single/Pair/Dance
Scott Cudmore, Raleigh, NC
Dianne DeLeeuw-Chapman, Newport Beach, CA
Whitney Gaynor, San Francisco, CA
Stefanie Mathewson, Northridge, CA
Lisa May, Denver, CO
Jessica Melton, Westminster, CO
Roberta Parkinson, McMurray, PA


5. ACCEPTED the following national resignations and acknowledged vacated national appointments:

Alan Davis, Caledonia, MI National Music Coordinator
William Nelson, Munds Park, AZ National Singles/Pairs Referee
Barbara Koval, Ft. Myers, FL National Singles/Pairs Competition Judge
Ron Dei Cas, Washington, DC National Singles/Pairs Competition Judge
A. Jim Larkin, Draper, UT National Singles/Pairs and National Dance Competition Judge
Matthew Evers, Phoenix, AZ National Pairs Technical Specialist and Video Replay Operator

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