Convention

2018 Annual Fall Meeting (September 11, 2018)


Minutes of the 2018 NEICAAA Convention Sept 11, 2018
Prior to the start of the meeting, a moment of silence was held in honor of Bill Falk who recently passed away.

The convention was called to order at 10:00 A.M.. Schools represented were: Amherst, Babson, Bates, Boston College, Brandeis, Bridgewater State, Bryant, Connecticut College, Connecticut University, Dartmouth, Fitchburg State, Franklin Pierce, Hartford, Holy Cross, Husson, UMass/Amherst, UMass/Dartmouth, UMass/Lowell, Merrimack, MIT, Middlebury, New Hampshire University, New Haven, Nichols, Northeastern, Quinnipiac, Rhode Island College, Rhode Island University, Sacred Heart, Saint Anselm, Smith, Southern Maine, Springfield, Stonehill, Trinity, Tufts, U.S.Coast Guard Academy, Vermont, Wellesley, Wesleyan, Westfield State, Wheaton, Williams, Worcester State, and WPI . Guests present were Steve Vaitones and Mark Strawderman

The previously circulated minutes of the fall and spring conventions were adopted.

The following slate of officers was approved for the upcoming year:
President, Stephen Fitzgerald;
Vice President, David Fraizer;
Executive Committee, John Copeland and Kristin Morwick.

The 2017-2018 financial report was published.

The 2019 indoor and outdoor standards have been published on the website

Dean College, Newbury College, and Nichols College were approved for membership.

In separate votes 400 and 500m conversions as well as 800 and 1000M were approved for qualification purposes, 15-7;
3000 and 5000m conversions were approved 18-9.

Allowing schools to enter all relays, indoors and outdoors without a qualifying time failed to be seconded.

Motion to move championship to IC4A weekend was defeated 15-23.

Motion to move Championship back to last weekend in February was defeated 18-22

Motion to allow schools to enter 4 x 800m and distance medley relays without qualifying time was approved with one negative vote.

Change in indoor schedule was approved almost unanimously-one negative vote; major changes, men and women high jump on Saturday, quarter finals in dash and hurdles on Friday. See website for full schedule

Championship site for the 2020 outdoor will be either MIT or Northeastern
The meeting was adjourned at 11:35.
Respectfully submitted,
Irwin Cohen




2017 Annual Fall Meeting (September 12, 2017)


Minutes of the 2017 NEICAAA Convention Sept 12,2017


The convention was called to order at 10:00 A.M.. Schools represented were: Amherst, Babson, Bates, Boston College, Bowdoin, Bryant, Central Connecticut, Connecticut College, Dartmouth, Eastern Connecticut, Fitchburg State, Franklin Pierce, Hartford, Holy Cross, Husson, UMass/Amherst, UMass/Dartmouth, UMass/Lowell ,Merrimack, MIT, Middlebury, Mount Holyoke, University of New Hampshire, New Haven, Northeastern, Quinnipiac, Rhode Island College, Rhode Island University, Smith, Southern Connecticut, Southern Maine, Southern New Hampshire, Springfield, Stonehill, Trinity, Tufts, U.S.Coast Guard Academy, Wellesley, Wesleyan, Westfield State, Wheaton, Williams, Worcester State, and WPI.

Guest present and authorized to attend, Steve Vaitones.
The previously circulated minutes of the fall 2015 and spring 2016 conventions, were adopted. The following slate of officers was approved for the upcoming year: President, Stephen Fitzgerald;
Vice President, David Fraizer;
Executive Committee, John Copeland and Kristin Morwick.

The 2016-2017 financial report was presented.
Ethan Brown presented the 2018 indoor and outdoor standards which are posted on the web page.
Indoor performances will still be eligible for outdoors.

Elms College was approved for membership
The 2017 Cross Country Championship will be held at Franklin Park, October 7

The 2018 Indoor Championship will be held at the Reggie Lewis Track, February 3 and 4 (please take note of new date).

The 2018 Outdoor Championship was awarded to Dartmouth College, May 12 and 13.

The 2019 outdoor meet was scheduled for Southern Connecticut.

The meeting was adjourned at 11:05.

Respectfully submitted,

Irwin Cohen




2017 Annual Spring Meeting (March 28, 2017)


The convention held at Holy Cross on March 28, 2017 was called to order at 11:35 by Irwin Cohen. Schools in attendance: AIC, Assumption, Babson, Bates, Bryant, Connecticut College, University of Connecticut, Franklin Pierce, Holy Cross, Husson, Mass/Boston, Mass/Dartmouth, Mass/Lowell, Merrimack, New Hampshire, Northeastern, Quinnipiac, Rhode Island, Smith, S. Connecticut, S. New Hampshire, Springfield, Stonehill, U.S. Coast Guard Academy, Wellesley, Wesleyan, Westfield State, Wheaton, Worcester Polytechnic Inst, Worcester State and guest school, St Joseph.

John Copeland facilitated a sense of the Association vote based on moving the meet to the first weekend in February. The result was overwhelmingly in favor of moving the meet to the first weekend in February.

Greg Roy motioned to move the meet to the first weekend in February which was seconded by Casey Carroll. Voting against were: Assumption, Merrimack, Northeastern, S. Connecticut with Worcester State abstaining. All others in favor. Mail ballot, Vermont for; Sacred Heart against.

Fine tuning would take place as well as final approval at the fall convention. e.g. men first on Friday, start at 11:00, run heats in 3000, 5000 back to back, etc.

Respectfully submitted,

Irwin Cohen




2016 Annual Fall Meeting (September 8, 2016)


Minutes for the 2016 NEICAAA Convention held at Holy Cross on September 8, 2016.

The convention was called to order at 10:00 A.M.. Schools represented were: Amherst, Assumption, Bates, Bentley, Boston College,Bridgewater State, Bryant, Connecticut College,,Dartmouth, Eastern Connecticut, Franklin Pierce, Hartford, Holy Cross, Husson, UMass/Amherst, UMass/Boston, UMass/Dartmouth, UMass/Lowell ,Merrimack, MIT, Middlebury, Mount Holyoke, University of New Hampshire, Northeastern, Quinnipiac, Rhode Island College, Rhode Island University, Smith, Southern Connecticut, Southern Maine,Southern New Hampshire, Springfield, Stonehill, Trinity, Tufts, U.S.Coast Guard Academy, Westfield State, Wheaton, Williams, Worcester State, WPI.

Guests present and authorized to attend, Steve Vaitones,, Larry Newman, and M-F representatives.

1. The previously circulated minutes of the 2015 convention, was adopted.
2. The following slate of officers was approved for the upcoming year:
President, Branwin Smith King, Tufts University
lst Vice President, David Fraizer, Northeastern University
Executive Committee, John Copeland,University of Rhode Island
Christine Lowthert, Assumption College
Jay Moran, Southern Connecticut
Kris Morwick, Tufts University
3. The 201-2016 financial report was presented.
4. Ethan Brown presented 2016 indoor and outdoor standards.
5. The distance of the women’s cross country championship was maintained at 5,000M.
6. Time schedule change in outdoor championship: 5,000M—7:00 PM; 10,000M—8:30 PM
7. Multi events will start at noon.
8. Discussion ensued with regard to date change of the championship, indoors and outdoors.
Several dates were presented. A committee was set up to pursue the process:
Division 1 John Copeland, Julie Heyden
Division II Rich Hart, John Wallin, Division III Ethan Baron, Halston Taylor

9. Dates and sites of Championships
2016 Cross Country Championship at Franklin Park, October 8, 2016
2017 Indoor Championship at Reggie Lewis, February 24-25, 2017
2017 Outdoor Championship at Williams College, May12-13, 2017
10. MIT was approved for 2018 outdoor championship.


Convention adjourned at 11:05 AM
Respectfully submitted,

Irwin Cohen




2015 Annual Fall Meeting (September 15, 2015)


College of the Holy Cross, Sept. 15, 2015
Minutes of the 2015 Convention of the NEICAAA
The convention was called to order at 10:00 A.M.. Schools represented were: Amherst, Assumption, Bates, Boston College, Central Connecticut, Connecticut College, Eastern Connecticut, Fitchburg State, Franklin Pierce, Hartford, Holy Cross, UMass/Amherst, UMass/Dartmouth, UMass/Lowell, MIT, Middlebury, Mount Holyoke, University of New Hampshire, Northeastern, Quinnipiac, Rhode Island College, Rhode Island University, Smith, Southern Connecticut, Southern Maine, Stonehill, Tufts, U.S.Coast Guard Academy, Wesleyan, Westfield State, Wheaton, Williams, Worcester State, WPI, and non voting Spingfield . Guests present and authorized to attend, Steve Vaitones, and M-F representatives.

The previously circulated minutes of the 2043 convention, was adopted.
The following slate of officers was approved for the upcoming year:
President, Branwin Smith King, Tufts University
lst Vice President, David Fraizer, Northeastern Univefsity
Executive Committee, John Copeland, Rhode Island
Christine Lowthert
Jay Moran, Southern Connecticut
Kris Morwick, Tufts

The 2014-2015 financial report was presented.
Ethan Brown presented 2016 indoor and outdoor standards. All events will have standards.
Under championship rules, opening heights in pole vault and high jump will be one increment below standard.
Discussion ensued regarding New England’s and IC4A occurring on same weekend. Vote to move New England to third weekend in April was defeated.
The first day of men’s decathlon will be moved to Friday.
T-shirts as prizes in cross country were eliminated.
Medals will be awarded for the first three places and certificates will be awarded for the next five places.
Motion to run trials on Friday in 4 x 100m relay was defeated

Dates and sites of Championships

2015 Cross Country Championship at Franklin Park, October 10.
2016 Indoor Championship at Boston University, February 26-27
2016 Outdoor Championship at Southern Connecticut, May13-14

Williams College was approved for 2017 outdoor championship.

Convention adjourned at 11:20 AM


Respectfully submitted,

Irwin Cohen




2014 Annual Fall Meeting (September 10, 2014)


Minutes of the 2014
Convention of the NEICAAA

College of the Holy Cross, Sept. 10, 2014

2014 Fall Convention Agenda


I Roll Call
II Reading, correction and adoption of minutes of last convention
III Unfinished business
IV. New business
A. Election of officers:
President, Branwin Smith-King Tufts University
Vice President, John McCutcheon Umass/Amherst
Executive Committee, Pat Nicole, Southern Connecticut State University
John Copeland, University of Rhode Island
Kristin Morwick Tufts University
David Fraizer, Northeastern University
B. New Business
1. Cross Country time schedule-men vs women; varsity vs jv

Time Schedule
Women’s Sub-Varsity 11:00 a.m.
Women’s Varsity 11:45 a.m.
Men’s Varsity 12:30 p.m.
Men’s Sub-Varsity 1:15 p.m.

2. Seeding procedures, indoor and outdoor
Starting heights - recommended one increment below qualifying standard (15cm in pv - 5 cm in hj)
3. Procedure and penalty for late entries
Late fee $50 per event per athlete missed entry, no acceptance after publication of performance list
4. Preferences – provisional entries
Check with Direct Athletics to have them do provisional entries
5. Lane Preferences in Lane Seeding
In Lane races only lanes 2-6 will be used
In 4x400 Relay top 3 sections will use lanes 3-6 and other sections will use 2-6
6. Qualifying Standards
In the relays top 32 teams qualify. Will need times.

7. Membership Application Simmons College, Post College
Approved

C. Dates and sites of championships

Cross country Championship
October 11, 2014, Franklin Park
Indoor Championship
February 27, 28 2015 BU
Outdoor Championship
May 7-9, 2015 MIT


Please note the date of the cross country championships is October 11.

Entries this year will close with DIRECT ATHLETICS on Friday, October 3 at noon. Last year's starting time was 11:00 AM with women's sub varsity followed by men's sub varsity at 11:45 and women's and men's varsity to follow at 12:30 pm and 1:15 pm respectively.

As some coaches displayed some consternation regarding the time schedule and placement, it will be on the convention agenda. If changes are mandated, sufficient time will remain to effect them.
As we will be using chips which are charged per runner, it is hoped that coaches will only enter those runners who will participate and who are of championship calibre, suggested number--20.
Any questions, call 508 944 7086 or write.

Have a great summer.

Irwin Cohen




2013 Annual Fall Meeting (September 10, 2013)


Minutes of the 2013 Convention of the NEICAAA

College of the Holy Cross, Sept. 10, 2013

The convention was called to order at 10:00 A.M. by Irwin Cohen. Schools represented were: Amherst, Assumption, Bentley, Boston College, Boston University, Bridgewater State, Colby, Connecticut College, Connecticut University, Franklin Pierce, Hartford, Holy Cross, Husson, UMass/Amherst, UMass/Dartmouth, UMass/Lowell, MIT, Middlebury, Mount Holyoke, University of New Hampshire, New Haven, Northeastern, Quinnipiac, Rhode Island College, Rhode Island University, Smith, Southern Connecticut State, Springfield, Stonehill, Trinity, Tufts, U.S.Coast Guard Academy, Vermont, Wellesley, Wesleyan, Westfield State, Williams, Worcester State, and WPI

The previously circulated minutes of the 2012 convention, was adopted.
Massachusetts Maritime Academy was unanimously accepted into the Association.
The following slate of officers was approved for the upcoming year:
President, Branwin Smith King, Tufts University
lst Vice President, Nancy Lyons, Boston University
2nd Vice President John McCutcheon UMass/Amherst
Executive Committee, Patricia Nicole, Southern Connecticut State
John Copeland, Rhode Island
Kris Morwick, Tufts

The 2012-2013 financial report was presented and after questions from the floor, accepted.
An alternate date for the outdoor championships when a conflict exists with the IC4A was discussed but not acted upon.
Discussion ensued with regard to the site of the indoor championship, but no action was taken.
The policy of not allowing non-member schools to participate in the Championships was affirmed.
By unanimous vote, the raising of dues to $1000 and $500 respectively was approved.
Larry Newman, track and cross country historian presented his compilation of cross country results.
Steve Vaitones, Chairman of USA Track and Field, New England and made a presentation about the upgrading of the cross country course at Franklin Park.

Dates and sites of Championships

2013 Cross Country Championship at Franklin Park, October 12 Chips will be utilized and team entries over 25 will be charged $2.00/entry.
2014 Indoor Championship at Boston University, February 28-March 1
2014 Outdoor Championship at Westfield State, May 8-10 was approved
Convention adjourned at 11:10 AM


Respectfully submitted,

Irwin Cohen




2012 Annual Fall Meeting (September 12, 2012)


Minutes of the 2012 Convention of the NEICAAA

College of the Holy Cross, Sept. 12, 2012


The convention was called to order at 10:00 A.M. by Irwin Cohen. Schools represented were: Amherst, Bentley, Boston College, Bridgewater State, Central Connecticut, Colby, Connecticut College, E. Connecticut, Fitchburg State, Hartford, Holy Cross, Husson, Keene State, UMass/Amherst, UMass/Dartmouth, UMass/Lowell, MIT, Middlebury, Mount Holyoke, New England College, University of New Hampshire, New Haven, Quinnipiac, Rhode Island College, Rhode Island University, Smith, Southern Connecticut State, Southern Maine, Springfield, Stonehill, Tufts, U.S.Coast Guard Academy, Vermont, Wesleyan, Westfield State, Williams, WPI, and Worcester State.

The previously circulated minutes of the 2011 convention, was adopted. UMass/Boston, Franklin Pierce, and Lyndon State were unanimously accepted to the Association.

The following slate of officers was approved for the upcoming year:
President, Branwin Smith King, Tufts University
lst Vice President, Nancy Lyons, Boston University
2nd Vice President John McCutcheon UMass/Amherst
Executive Committee, Patricia Nicole, Southern Connecticut State
John Copeland, Rhode Island
Kris Morwick, Tufts

Use of second best performances for entry using TFFR standards was approved.

The change of date for outdoor championship when it conflicts with IC4A was tabled.

The 2011-2012 financial report was presented and questions from the floor were accepted.

The new qualifying standards for indoors and outdoors were approved as posted.

Steve Vaitones, Chairman of USA Track and Field, New England attended and made a presentation about the upgrading of the cross country course at Franklin Park and assured us that it would be ready for the 2013 season.

Dates and sites of Championships

2012 Cross Country Championship at Stanley Park, October 7
2013 Indoor Championship at Boston University, February 22-23
2013 Outdoor Championship at Stonehill, May 9-11
Convention adjourned at 11:10 AM


Respectfully submitted,

Irwin Cohen




2011 Annual Fall Meeting (September 12, 2011)


Minutes of the 2011 NEICAAA Convention

at the College of the Holy Cross, September 12, 2011

The convention was called to order at 11:30 A.M. by Irwin Cohen. Schools represented were: Amherst, Assumption, Bates, Boston College, Bridgewater State, Central Connecticut, Connecticut College, E. Connecticut, Fitchburg State, Hartford, Holy Cross, Keene State, UMass/Amherst, UMass/Dartmouth, UMass/Lowell, MIT, Mount Holyoke, University of New Hampshire, Northeastern, Quinnipiac, Regis, Rhode Island University, Smith, Southern Connecticut State, Southern Maine, Springfield, Stonehill, Tufts, U.S.Coast Guard Academy, Vermont, Wellesley, Wesleyan, Westfield State, Williams, WPI, and Worcester State. Two other schools were present, but not voting.

The previously circulated minutes of the 2010 convention, was adopted. Lasell College and New England College were unanimously accepted to the Association.

The 2010-2011 financial report was presented and questions from the floor were accepted.

Steve Vaitones, Chairman of USA Track and Field, New England attended and made a presentation about cross country at Franklin Park and also discussed future plans for the 100th running of the Cross Country Championship in 2012.

There were no changes to the by-laws, but the policy of allowing indoor performances in the outdoor meet without reservation was affirmed.


Dates and sites of Championships

2011 Cross Country Championship at Franklin Park, October 8
2012 Indoor Championship at Boston University, February 24-25
2012 Outdoor Championship at MIT, May 10-12
Convention adjourned at 12:01 PM


Respectfully submitted,

Irwin Cohen




2010 Annual Fall Meeting (September 8, 2010)


Minutes of the 2010 NEICAAA Convention

at the College of the Holy Cross, September 8, 2010

The convention was called to order at 10:05 A.M. by Irwin Cohen. Schools represented were: Amherst, Boston College, Brandeis, Bridgewater State, Central Connecticut, Connecticut College, Dartmouth, E. Connecticut, Holy Cross, Keene State, UMass/Amherst, UMass/Dartmouth, UMass/Lowell, Middlebury, MIT, Mount Holyoke, Northeastern, Regis, Rhode Island University, Smith, Southern Connecticut State, Southern Maine, Springfield, Stonehill, Trinity, Tufts, U.S.Coast Guard Academy, Vermont, Wellesley, Wesleyan, Westfield State, Wheaton. Two others schools were present, but not voting.

The previously circulated minutes of the 2009 convention, was adopted. Lesley University was officially accepted to the Association.

Financial report was presented and questions from the floor were accepted.

Steve Vaitones, Chairman of USA Track and Field, New England attended and made a presentation about cross country at Franklin Park

The proposal to include the 4 x 200M relay in the men’s and women’s indoor championship was defeated on a roll call vote -no:15 Amherst, Boston College, Brandeis, Central Connecticut, Holy Cross, UMass/Dartmouth, UMass/Amherst, MIT, Rhode Island, Southern Connecticut, S. Maine, Stonehill, Vermont , Trinity, Westfield,
15-yes: Bridgewater State, Connecticut College, E. Connecticut State, UMass/Lowell, Middlebury, Mount Holyoke, Regis, Smith, Springfield, U.S. Coast Guard Academy, Trinity, Tufts, Wellesley, Wesleyan, Wheaton, 1 abstention: Dartmouth

Motion to include first day of women’s heptathlon on Thursday in conjunction with men’s decathlon: no, Bridgewater. Connecticut College, Hartford, Keene State, UMass/Lowell, Regis, Smith, Springfield, Trinity, Wellesley, Wheaton, (10); yes, Amherst, Boston College, Brandeis, Holy Cross, MIT, UMass/Amherst, Quinnipiac, Rhode Island, S. Connecticut State, Stonehill, Tufts, Vermont, (11). Motion defeated

Dates and sites of Championships

2010 Cross Country Championship at Franklin Park, October 9
2011 Indoor Championship at Boston University, February 25-26
2011 Outdoor Championship Southern Connecticut State May 12-14

Discussion ensued with regard to expenses for the championships chaired by Kris Morwick and John Copeland. The costs for cross country at Franklin Park and at BU for indoors were determined to be acceptable, but a committee will be set up by the coaches’ to determine an acceptable stipend for schools wishing to host the outdoor championship.

Stonehill bid for the 2012 outdoor championship and will submit an expense budget

Convention adjourned at 12:01 PM


Respectfully submitted,

Irwin Cohen




2009 Annual Fall Meeting (September 9, 2009)


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
Respectfully submitted, Irwin Cohen




2008 Annual Fall Meeting (September 10, 2008)


Minutes of the 2008 NEICAAA Convention

at the College of the Holy Cross, September 10, 2008
The convention was called to order at 10:00 a.m. by Irwin Cohen. Schools represented were Amherst, Boston College, Boston University, Brandeis, Central Connecticut, Connecticut College, University of Connecticut, Fitchburg State, Holy Cross, UMass Dartmouth, UMass Lowell, MIT, Mount Holyoke, New Hampshire, Northeastern, Quinnipiac, Rhode Island College, University of Rhode Island, Smith, Southern Connecticut, Southern Maine, Stonehill, Trinity, Tufts, U.S.Coast Guard Academy, Vermont, Wesleyan, Westfield State, Wheaton and Williams. Four others schools were present, but not voting.
The previously circulated minutes of the 2007 convention was adopted after adding Central Connecticut State University, which was originally not included in attendance. The slate of officers as approved by the Executive Committee: Jack McDonald, President; Patricia Nicole, Vice-President; Branwen Smith-King, 2nd Vice-President; Executive Committee John McCutcheon, Nancy Lyons, Kristen Morwick and John Copeland was elected.
Worcester Polytechnic Institute was unanimously admitted to the Association.
The proposal to increase dues from $800 to$1000 and $400 to $500 was defeated on a roll call vote. 16-yes: Amherst, Boston College, Boston University, Brandeis, Central Connecticut, University of Connecticut, Holy Cross, UMass Lowell, New Hampshire, Northeastern, Quinnipiac, Rhode Island, Southern Connecticut, Stonehill, Tufts, Vermont 14-no: Connecticut College, Fitchburg State, UMass Dartmouth, MIT, Mount Holyoke, Rhode Island College, Smith, Southern Maine, U.S. Coast Guard Academy, Trinity, Wesleyan, Westfield State, Wheaton, Williams It was a 53.4 percent plurality, less than two-thirds as required by the constitution.
The following by-law changes were not approved: Addition of trials in 4x100 relay (12-18) Addition of trials in 800M outdoors (12-18) Addition of 1500M trials (10-18-2) Compete on Saturday and Sunday (1-1)
2008 Cross Country Championship at Franklin Park, October 11 2009 Indoor Championship at BU, February 27-8 2009 Outdoor Championship at University of Mass./Amherst, May 7-9
Convention adjourned at 11:30 a.m.
Respectfully submitted,
Irwin M. Cohen




2007 Annual Fall Meeting (September 12, 2007)


Minutes of the 2007 NEICAAA Convention
College of the Holy Cross, Sept. 12, 2007

Irwin Cohen called the convention to order at 12:37 PM. Schools represented were: Amherst, Boston College, Boston University, Bryant College, Connecticut College, Connecticut University, Dartmouth, Hartford, Holy Cross, Keene State, UMass/Amherst, UMass/Lowell, MIT, New Hampshire, Quinnipiac, Rhode Island University, Smith, Southern Maine, Springfield, Stonehill, Tufts, U.S.Coast Guard Academy, Vermont, Wesleyan, Wheaton, and Williams. Two other colleges were present.
Jon Litchfield reported that he would again handle the top 25 poll and requested better input from the coaches. He will have an internet system in place. At the coaches meeting, Steve Vaitones reported on Franklin Park Cross Country procedures.
The previously circulated minutes of the 2006 convention, was adopted. The slate of officers as approved by the Executive Committee; Jack McDonald, President; Patricia Nicole, Vice-President; 2 nd Vice-President, Branwen Smith-King; Executive Committee John McCutcheon, Nancy Lyons, Kristen Morwick and John Copeland was elected.
The following By-law changes were approved unanimously in the outdoor championship: 800 and 1500M races would be run in seeded consecutive sections. (editorial change, fastest section last)
The block schedule for women and men was eliminated on Friday with men's and women's events run consecutively. Cross Country Championship time was adjusted to allow 45 minutes between each race, to take effect with the 2007 Championships: women, sub-varsity, noon; women, varsity, 12:45; men, varsity, 1:30, men, sub-varsity, 2:15. The 2008 Cross-Country Championships were approved for October 11 with one dissenting vote. 2007 Cross country championship at Franklin Park, Oct. 6. 2008 Indoor championship at BU, February 29, March 1 2008 Outdoor championship at New Hampshire, May 9-10 2008 Cross country championship at Franklin Park, Oct. 11 2009 Indoor championship at BU, Feb. 27-28 2009 Outdoor championship at UMass, May 8-9, tentative, subject to other bids
Convention adjourned at 1:04 PM.
Respectfully submitted,
Irwin M. Cohen




2006 Annual Fall Meeting (September 13, 2006)


Minutes of the 2006 Convention of the NEICAAA

College of the Holy Cross, Sept. 13, 2006

The convention was called to order at 1 p.m. Schools represented were: Amherst, Assumption, Bentley, Boston College, Boston University, Central Connecticut, Connecticut College, Connecticut University, Dartmouth, Fairfield, Hartford, Holy Cross, Keene State, Maine, UMass/Amherst, UMass/Lowell, Middlebury, MIT, New Hampshire, Northeastern, Quinnipiac, Rhode Island College, Rhode Island University, Smith, Southern Connecticut, Springfield, Stonehill, Trinity, Tufts, U.S.Coast Guard Academy, Vermont, Wesleyan, and Williams.

Jon Litchfield reported that he would again handle the top 25 poll and requested better input from the coaches. Steve Vaitones reported on Franklin Park Cross procedures.

The previously circulated minutes of the 2005 convention, was adopted. The slate of officers as approved by the Executive Committee; Jack McDonald, President; Patricia Nicole, Vice-President; 2nd Vice-President, Branwen Smith-King; Executive Committee John McCutcheon, Nancy Lyons, Kristen Morwick and John Copeland was elected.

The proposal to increase dues $25/sport/sex was defeated 1-32-0 with University of New Hampshire in the affirmative.

The following by-law changes were approved unanimously:
1. Hammer and javelin would be contested on day one (1), at least two hours apart; shot and discus on day two (2), at least two hours apart
2. Trials in 4x100m relay eliminated
3. Unseeded miles to be run on Saturday at 11 a.m.
4. Seeded sections in field event trials will be utilized
5. No changes in number of All New England Certificates to be awarded

Use provisional entries to increase entries to 24 in indoor field events passed, 31-2-0 with UMass/Lowell and UMass/Amherst opposed.

Disallow discretional choices in provisional entries failed, 2-31-0 with Trinity and UMass/Lowell in favor.

2006 Cross country championship at Franklin Park, October 7
2007 Indoor championship at BU, February 23-24
2007 Outdoor championship at Dartmouth, May 10-12
2007 Cross country championship at Franklin Park, October 6, 2007
2008 Indoor championship at BU, February 22-23
2008 Outdoor championship at University of New Hampshire May 8-10

Convention adjourned at 1:40 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,

Irwin M. Cohen




2020 Annual Fall Meeting (September 15, 2020)


The meeting was held virtually via Zoom.

  • The zoom convention was called to order at 10:00 A.M. by President Steve Fitzgerald
  • Schools represented were: Amherst, Babson, Bates, Boston College, Brandeis, Bridgewater State, Bryant, Connecticut College, Dartmouth, Fitchburg State, Franklin Pierce, Hartford, Holy Cross, Husson, UMass/Amherst, UMass/Dartmouth, UMass/Lowell, Maine, Merrimack, Middlebury College, MIT, Mount Holyoke, New Hampshire University, Northeastern, Quinnipiac, Rhode Island University, Sacred Heart, Smith, Southern Connecticut, Southern Maine, Springfield, Stonehill, Trinity, Tufts, U.S.Coast Guard Academy, Vermont, Wellesley, Wentworth, Wesleyan, Westfield State, Wheaton, Williams, Worcester State, and WPI. One guest was in attendance. All told, 73 people signed on. Please let me know if a school was listed or omitted as there was difficulty in reading sign-ons.
  • The previously circulated minutes of the fall convention was adopted.
  • The following slate of officers was approved for the upcoming year:
    President, Stephen Fitzgerald;
    Vice Presidents, David Fraizer and Ruben Sanca;
    Executive Committee, John Copeland and Kristin Morwick.
  • The 2019-2020 financial report was presented and discussed.
  • Much discussion ensued regarding the dues situation in consideration that last year’s outdoor championship along with this year’s cross country championship were cancelled. There is serious speculation that the indoor championship could be cancelled. The Director of the Reggie Lewis Track has us scheduled for 2021 championship, but the high schools have first consideration. Our Association received confirmation last year from the President of Roxbury Community College that we would be scheduled for 2021, but….. It is hoped that all will be resolved as we get closer to January. In the meantime, dues invoices had been sent out based on original membership specification. According to our constitution, dues are required and not based on competition. Dues collection will be suspended until a committee made up of members from all 3 divisions determine how to handle finances, procedures and competition. Discussion on outdoor championship scheduled for Northeastern University followed. NU coach unsure as to University procedures regarding outside participation at facility; to be determined.
  • Meeting adjourned at 11:05 A.M.
Respectfully submitted,
Irwin Cohen




2019 Annual Fall Meeting (September 10, 2019)


The convention was called to order at 10:00 A.M.. Schools represented were:

American International College, Babson, Bates, Boston College, Brandeis, Bridgewater State, Bryant, Connecticut College, Dartmouth, Fitchburg State, Franklin Pierce, Hartford, Holy Cross, UMass/Amherst, UMass/Dartmouth, UMass/Lowell, Merrimack, MIT, Middlebury, Mount Holyoke, New Hampshire University, New Haven, Northeastern, Quinnipiac, Rhode Island College, Rhode Island University, Smith, Southern Connecticut, Southern Maine, Springfield, Stonehill, Trinity, Tufts, U.S.Coast Guard Academy, Vermont, Wesleyan, Westfield State, Wheaton, Williams, Worcester State, and WPI.

Guests present were Steve Vaitones, Bob Muldoon, and Lisa Wilson
The previously circulated minutes of the fall convention were adopted.
The following slate of officers was approved for the upcoming year: President, Stephen Fitzgerald; Vice President, David Fraizer; Executive Committee, John Copeland and Kristin Morwick.
The 2018-2019 financial report was published. The 2019 indoor and outdoor standards were presented by Ethan Brown who announced his retirement. The Convention gave him a round of applause for his many years of accomplishment.

Wentworth Institute was approved for membership.

Championship site for the 2020 outdoor will be Northeastern. Stonehill was selected over MIT and Williams College for 2021.

The amendment to only accept entries in the high jump and pole vault failed to be brought up as the standards in those events have been changed to obviate the problem of having entries who have never cleared the opening height.

The salary of the Commissioner was raised to $10,000 to be effective with the next Commissioner.(one negative vote)

The title of the Press Steward was changed to Assistant Commissioner (unanimous)

Discussion ensued on the use of the new track facility at New Balance to be ready in 2022.
Proposed dates suggested is first or second week in February


The meeting was adjourned at 11:35.
Respectfully submitted, Irwin Cohen





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