BUSINESS SESSION AND ELECTION OF OFFICERS
JOHN CLUNE :
(Monday, June 10, 9:30 -10:00 A.M.)
The first individual I would like to call upon is our Secretary to give the Secretary's Report. Cullen, would you come up here please?
Thank you very much, John. This past year the Executive Committee and Finance and Management Com met several times. We have several copies of the minutes of any of the meetings. This year was an eventful year. NACDA sponsored the second annual Kickoff Classic at the Meadowlands in August of 1984 The crowd of 51,000 watched the University of Miami beat Auburn, 20-18. In August of 1985, the third Kickoff Classic matches Brigham Young University and Boston College.
The revenue generated by the Kickoff Classic has strengthened NACDA's financial position and enab NACDA to provide more services for its members. Copies of the financial statements will be found at t back of the Proceedings of the 1984 Convention. Because of the additional revenues, a Drug Awareness Clinic was held on March 15 at the Vista Hotel in Kansas City in conjunction with the NAIA Convention. In addition, NACDA financed the production of a video tape of this clinic. This tape is available to active members without charge. The response to an article that appeard in the Chronicle last week has been quite positive. The NACDA office has received over 40 requests for the use of the tape. It is s thing you might want to consider.
The Facilities and Fund Raising Clinic was conducted in Lexington, Kentucky in conjunction with the NCAA Final Four. It turned out to be very successful. During this past year we began an internship program. This program provides students with valuable, practical experience in athletic administration.
This year's group of four interns included two young ladies, one of whom is working at the Convention this year. Last year's Convention was held at Marriott's Marco Island Beach Resort. The highly-successful Management Institute, coordinated by Rex Brumley, was held at the same location. The 1986 Convention and Management Institute will be returning to Marco Island next year. The dates of next year's Convention, you might want to make a note of these, are June 8- June 11, 1986.
NACDA membership has continued to grow. Individual membership now numbers 2,232, while institutional memberships have reached 1,193. We are approaching the magic number of 2,000 for institutional memberships. Since we instituted the Sustaining Membership Committee, that program has reached 238 members and has accrued more than $76,000. This past spring NACDA moved into its new two-story office building in
Westlake, Ohio. NACDA also bought a house which is adjacent to the property and utilized by the interns
in the program. The grand opening for this new office building is planned for August 26. All members of NACDA are invited. Invitations will be sent to all of you in the near future and we hope as many of you
as possible can attend. It certainly is a special occasion for NACDA. A special 20th anniversary edition of the Athletic Administration was introduced and distributed at the Convention. I think you will find it very interesting. It surely gives a lot of history of NACDA and brings you up to date on the past 20. years. Under the direction of Executive Director, Mike Cleary, NACDA has experienced a very successful year. I hope you all have a very successful Convention.
Thank you. Thank you very much. I would like to now call on Homer Rice from Georgia Tech, our Second Vice President, to give a necrology report. Homer.
Since our 1984 Convention, nine of our member colleagues have passed away. Their names are read at this time and entered into the minutes of this 1985 Convention: Richard Delaney, Ohio State University; Ralph Furey, Columbia University; Robert Geary, University of Minnesota; Eugene Haas, Gettysburg College; Harry Lancaster, University of Kentucky; Arthur Dutch Lonborg, University of Kansas; Gordon Rosenau, Purdue University at Calumet; Robert Strehle, Pomona College; Homer Woodling, Cleveland State University. Will you please stand at this moment and join me in a moment of silent recognition. Thank you.
At this time, I would like to call on Cecil Coleman, chair of the NACDA Finance Committee, to give you a quick overall of where NACDA stands financially. As Vinnie indicated in his Secretary's Report, we are
in fairly good shape financially. The Kickoff Classic at the Meadowlands has provided additional revenues to NACDA, and the NACDA Foundation, to allow us to do things in the future, so Cecil, if you will come up nowand tell us how things are going.
As President John has indicated, NACDA is in a solvent financial position and I'm happy to report that to you. It is based primarily on what I consider to be three factors. First, just outside this room are the exhibitors which has always been extremely important to the success of the Convention. We encourage you to stop by and mingle with these folks who have come to shew you their wares. Secondly, and extremely important, are the sustaining memberships, which so many of you here have come forth and joined. If you would like additional information on that, please stop by the registration desk and someone will be happy to furnish you with that information.
Obviously, one of the primary factors dealing with the solvency of NACDA is the Kickoff Classic which has helped us tremendously. We formed a Foundation and all of the money from the Classic goes into the Foundation. It's allowed us to build a NACDA office building of which I am certain if we are able to get back into the Cleveland area, you will be welcomed at any time to stop by and see it. You will be justly proud. We are solvent. Thank you.
I know for many of us in athletic administration, that's a very nice word, solvent. Believe me. At this time, I would like to ask Don Roney, who is with the NACDA Insurance Office to come up and tell you a little bit about his program and what they are doing for us. Don.
Thank you, John. Good morning. First of all, I would like to set the record straight. The NACDA insurance office now handles many, many different insurance programs, but we do not have a policy coverj NACDA members for gambling losses. We are going to work on that if you come back another year, John. Seriously, I've been asked to by your Officers to discuss a very serious subject. Your institution may have had a student-athlete permanently disabled while participating in an intercollegiate activity, hOWE unfortunately, there have been many such injuries throughout the country. Many of you for several year! have asked that the Insurance Administration office come up with a program that covers your student-ath] in these very serious situations. As a result of these requests to your Insurance Committee, a plan ha! been developed and is available now to the members of NACDA. Some of you old timers, I see a few of yOl out there, I'm sure you can remember the good old days when you used to buy a maximum medical plan for providing $5,000 in benefits. During our 16 years of administering the program, those limits have chan~ from $10,000, $25,000, $100,000 and $250,000. Last year the committee worked to improve the program to $1 million maximum benefit, and even that's not enough. Now we have what is called Supercat. I guess the Virginia Slim commercial goes, we've come a long way.
What is Supercat? A couple of you thought it was a new rock group. It really isn't. Briefly, it a comprehensive catastrophe insurance program. After $25,000 of medical expenses have been incurred during the first year, the plan paysas follows: The medical benefits proposed are unlimited; no longer $1 million limit. There is no top limit. It pays for student-athletes for a lifetime. The old polici, we all used had a cutoff of two years, three years, five years, whatever. We continue to pay benefits the entire lifetime of the student-athlete. There is a special adaptation benefit up to $100,000 in th, first ten years. This is to remodel the student-athlete's home, if necessary, with ramps and things of this nature; to buy special vehicles for transportation.
The plan will also provide up to $100,000 to cover any other unrelated or subsequent illnesses or accidents that can occur in his lifetime. It pays up to $1,500 every month in disability income. For the rest of the student-athletefs life, and this has an inflation increase each year of 4 percent, so i it will continue to grow as inflation continues.
A brochure describing Supercat and other NACDA insurance programs is enclosed in your registratiol We are located in booth 38 and I urge you to please stop by because in ten seconds, Kathy Polanshek wi give you a quotation for your own institution on the Supercat program. Based on the type of sports th~ institution has, the premium could be as lowas $1,600 a year, and any school that has the most hazard, sports known, only has to pay $8,100. Consider the number of student-athletes you have and the maximul potential liability, that's a tremendous buy. Both men's and women's sports are covered under the sam4 policy with no increase in premium. You can select your own effective date of the contract to coincidl with your basic plan coverages, or maybe your insitution's fiscal requirements. Again, this is not me. to replace your basic medical program, but this is over and above to take care of the catastrophes. y( can take advantage of having both your basic medical and catastrophe coverage both through NACDA, whicl should greatly simplify the administration of your overall insurance program. At a small extra cost tc you even add other activities under the athletic department's supervision, such as club sports, bands , things of this sort. Cheerleaders are automatically covered, and unfortunately this year, we have had cheerleaders who have had permanent disabling injuries. Very sad situations. Again, I want to stress Supercat is not a liability policy. It is a medical and disability income policy. We feel that Super( most pertinent to today's concerns regarding the institution'~responsibility to any student-athlete.
We hope that you will very much consider adopting this program for your institution. If you are I the one who makes the decision on your athletic insurance program, I urge you to pass these materials ( to the appropriate person and highly recommend that they buy a catasrophe form of coverage for your student-athletes. I will conclude with this theme; It is far wiser from both an economic and moral standpoint to have your coverage and not need it than to need it and not have it. Thank you very much best wishes for a successful Convention.
Thank you very much. At this time I would like to call upon Past President, Bob Karnes, who is of our nominating committee for nominations for the coming year. Bob.
BOB KARNES :
I would like to respectfully remind the membership that these recommendations, if they are accep would go into effect at the close of this Convention. The current Officers and representatives will continue to function at the sessions and at the luncheons until that time. For recommendations for representatives to the Executive Committee; At-Large Representative Barbara Palmer of Florida State; At-Large Representative Tom Hansen, the Pac-lO to replace Joe Kearney of the Western Athletic Conferel in the Community-Junior College Division, Bob Bottger of Indian River Community College to replace JO,
of Parkland Community College; in the College Division District 7, Robert Mullen of Southern Colorado
College to replace Troy Bledsoe of Fort Lewis College; College Division District 3, William McHenry of Washington & Lee University to replace Nancy Olsen of Florida International; in the University Division District 8, Jack Lengyel of Fresno State to replace Dick Tamburo of Arizona State; the University Division District 6, Frank Windegger of Texas Chrisitan University to replace Augie Erfurth of the Rice University; University Division 5, Max Urick of Iowa State University to replace Dick Towers of Kansas State University and in College Division District 5, Chuck Smith, University of Missouri at St. Louis to replace Gene Hart of Rockhurst.
Mr. President, in addition to the replacements on the Executive Committee, the Nominating Committee would like to recommend the following slate of Officers for the Association; for Third Vice President, Carl Miller, University of the Pacific; for Second Vice President, Dave Hart, University of Missouri;
First Vice President, Homer Rice of Georgia Tech and President Andy Mooradian, University of New Hampshire. These recommendations meet the Constitution and Bylaw requirements and I move your acceptance.
JOHN CLUNE :
Do we hear a second for that motion? All in favor of accepting the slate indicate by saying, "I;"
So carried. That pretty much concludes the Business Session. I would like to saya few things and echo what Cecil said. The exhibitors are very important to us, so if you and your spouse have a chance to stop
by and visit them it would be appreciated. Also, Mike Cleary, and the NACDA Officers are extremely proud of the new office buildings in Westlake, Ohio, ou~side of Cleveland. If you are in that area, we would like you to stop in and take a look at the offices. The third thing is that we want very much, especially with the increased revenues that we are going to have in the Foundation, to serve the membership. We plan to
have a Long-Range Planning Committee formed for NACDA that will look to see how we can serve the membership better in the future years. The members of the Executive Committee and the Officers are listed in your program, so if you have anything you would like to have covered in future Conventions, please let them know. We want to give you the best possible program, not only at the Convention, but year-round. So, please, if you have any ideas you think would better serve the membership, please let us know. Thank you very much for your attendance and we'll see you later at the luncheon.