OSI News Archive - May, 2007
May 30, 2007
Nonprofit clubs that have not been required to make annual filings with the IRS will have to file Form 990-N in the future in order to maintain their tax exempt status. A club is a nonprofit in the eyes of the IRS if they have received a determination letter from the IRS after filing for tax exempt status with Form 1023. Individuals can only take a charitable deductions on their tax returns for donations made to tax exempt 501(c)(3) organizations. Generally, such organizations file annual Form 990 or 990-EZ with the IRS. Small nonprofits have not been required to file Form 990 or 990-EZ if their annual receipts were less than $25,000.
Sport Development Consultant, Western Zone
May 29, 2007
Logan Storie, a senior at Corvallis High School, has been invited by USA Swimming to train at the National Team Distance Training Camp held at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, CO from May 20th to June 12th.
Athletes were chosen from their performances at the Spring National
Championships held in Long Island, New York from March 27- 31.
The coach is Ray Benecki from The FISH team out of Fairfax, VA.
May 24, 2007
The 2007 Oregon Zone Team will be traveling to Farmington, New Mexico this year. It should be a great trip for all swimmers attending. The town of Farmington is rolling out the red carpet for our athletes. In addition to the normal happenings at the Zone Met the city is sponsoring a "Native American Night" on Monday night before the meet at Lion's Wilderness Park Amphitheater. Swimmers will be treated to a Native American food and performances put on by the local Native American Community. The cost of this yearís trip for the athletes will be approximately $585. Swimmer applications should be available the first week of June.
In order to make the transportation to the meet less complicated, the team has chartered a plane directly into Farmington via Frontier Airlines this year. There are a limited number of extra seats on the flight for parents and officials that may be planning to go to the meet. The plane is scheduled to depart Portland Airport on Monday, August 6th and return into Portland early evening Sunday, August 12th. OSI is offering these extra seats at a price of $535 a piece. Should all seats on the flight be reserved (and the variable jet fuel surcharge remain consistent) the cost of each ticket should drop to $475 per person. (OSI will refund the difference to those people reserving additional seats.) If you are interested in reserving seats on the flight contact the team manager-Jeanine Serrano via email: firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 503-887-2308
May 16, 2007
National Rollout begins Monday, May 14 and concludes Friday, May 25, 2007. Coaches and members subject to the new requirement in the following LSCs must initiate a background screen on or before May 25: Alaska, Arizona, Central California, Hawaii, Inland Empire, New Mexico, Oregon, Pacific, Pacific Northwest, San Diego Imperial, Sierra Nevada, Snake River, and Utah.
As everyone should now be aware, this past September, the 2006 House of Delegates adopted legislation to require background screening as a condition for coach membership and approved implementation of this requirement for the 2007 membership year. To date, we have already had over 8000 background screens approved with predominantly favorable responses from those who have completed the easy online process.
Cost for the 2007 swim year is $20. This fee will be paid to TC logiQ, Inc., our third party screening provider, by the applicant at the time that he/she goes online to initiate a background screen. The following USA Swimming members are required to undergo background screens:
We hope that you will take a moment to review the attached information. It will answer many questions that you might have about the program. Once you have reviewed the attachments, go to https://www.usaswimming.org/bgscreeninfo to initiate your background screen. Your rollout period for background screening began Monday, May 14.
Please remember, that in order to maintain your 2007 USA Swimming coach membership in good standing, all coaches in the above listed LSCs are required to complete the new USA Swimming Background Screening process on or before the May 25th deadline.
Thanks in advance for your cooperation.
May 15, 2007
Morgon Henderson-Kunz of THSC got the 2007 Long Course season off to a great start. Swimming at the Thunderbolt Open, Morgon dropped more than half a second off the 15-16 boys 100 free, swimming 51.97. That betters Bryan Addleman's 1991 record that stood at 52.59.
May 14, 2007
WBST is hosting an Officials clinic on Monday May 21st from 6:15pm-8:45pm at the Woodburn Memorial Aquatic Center. Referee Jacki Allender has graciously donated her time to teach the class. If anyone is interested please contact Jackie or I and let us know your coming.
Itís a great chance to participate in your swimmers life and make a huge difference at meets.
Coach Zell, email@example.com, 503.982.2302
May 10, 2007
The OSI office is currently processing the applications for the Travel Reimbursement received for the 2006/2007 Short Course season.
At this time the reimbursement payments for all meets except the Tier III for Senior Sectionals in Federal Way have been paid. We are expecting to pay the remainder of the Travel Reimbursement before the end of June.
Thanks for your patience with this matter
May 3, 2007
As in past years, Oregon Swimming invites all OSI athletes, coaches and parents to send in the names of this year's graduating seniors. We will be posting the names of the swimmers, the club, high school and the college the swimmer will be attending here. Names can be sent to the office.