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May 2004 Meeting Minutes

Congratulations to our new Board members! Please see the grid which is included in this newsletter that reflects their email addresses and phone numbers.

Jeanne Falconer, Treasurer

Brian Johnson, Vice President

Becky Ewing, Ice Commissioner

Tom Welty, District Representative

Randy Bortot, Equipment Manager

 

We especially want to thank our outgoing Board members! They have contributed a great deal of time and energy to make the hockey seasons run smoothly!

They are:

Dan Beeson, District Representative

Steve Kracht, Initiation Coordinator

Cindy Rundle, Treasurer

Gary Rundle, Equipment Manager

Mick Mata, Ice Commissioner

 

Once again, thank you so much for your time and support of IYHA!

 

Boys Traveling Teams:

If you are interested in coaching a Boy’s traveling team, contact Dan Marcouiller.

 

Sponsorships:

There have been several teams that have sponsors for their teams. These are listed below. This part of the newsletter will continue throughout the rest of the IYHA season. Please notify Niki Gjere of any additions or corrections. (Please forward information about websites and addresses, etc.) Many thanks to our sponsors!

Pee Wee B Team:

**John Bailey—our goalie Beau’s Dad**

**Victor Kretsch, Quality Post Service (Zach Ewing’s Grandpa)**

Ponies:

**Mike Bridgeman**

Girls 10U Maroon Team:

**Champp’s New Brighton**

**Real Estate Appraisers (the Slipka’s)**

**Fuji-Ya Restaurant (the Hanson’s**)

Girls 10U Gold Team:

**Champp’s New Brighton**

**Real Estate Appraisers (the Slipka’s)**

Initiation

**Razor’s Edge, New Brighton**

IYHA:

**New Brighton Sportsmen’s Club**

 

Once again, many, many thanks to our sponsors!

Please support them! When you see them, please tell them you are from Irondale Youth Hockey!

 

The Board of the Lake Region Hockey Association meets on the third Tuesday of every month at various locations. If you are interested in attending the next meeting, please call Gayle Goben at 651-638-9756.

 

 

All IYHA Board Meetings are open meetings.

Please feel free to come to the meetings, which are held at the Mounds View City Hall in Conference Room C. Also, if you wish to have a copy of any information which is distributed at the meeting, please email or call Niki and it will be mailed to you. Upcoming dates for Board meetings (all Wednesdays):

June 23, 2004

July 21, 2004

August 18, 2004

September 22, 2004

October 20, 2004

November 17, 2004

December 15, 2004

NOTE: If you wish to be on the agenda for the meeting, please contact Brad DeKanick.

Irondale Youth Hockey Association Board Meeting Minutes:

Wednesday, April 21, 2004.  Note—these minutes have not been approved by the Board of Directors. They will be reviewed, revised, and approved at the next regular meeting.

Present:  Brad DeKanick, Jeanne Falconer, Niki Gjere, Cindy Rundle, Dan Marcouiller, Chris Tahti, Steve Kracht, Pat O’Connor, Gary Rundle, Dan Beeson.

 

Absent: Mick Mata.

 

Guests: Nancy Grant, John Donovan, Becky Ewing, Randy Bortot.

 

Minutes: Minutes from March meeting reviewed. Amended Chris Tahti (Girls Coordinator) section last bullet point to read (italics are changes): “Play-up policy: will not play up kids just to fill teams. Playing up will be considered for the exceptional athlete on a case by case basis. Decision will be made by Girls Coordinator, ACE Coordinator, and both team coaches.  This must be a unanimous decision.” Motion to accept as amended, (DM) (CT). Motion carried.

 

Old Business:

 

TC Update: Dan Beeson. Followed Board direction to approach the TC and D2 to ask about the change to TC District, with the Girls program continuing to play in D2. Both presidents supported the move, however there is no formal assurance available for the girls to play in D2 indefinitely. For the foreseeable future the Girls will play in the same combined league as currently playing. Resolution draft reviewed. Discussion of concerns as presented by Chris Tahti: 1. concern about the girls program possibly being farmed out; no single parent or coach from the girls’ program has come forward to say this is a good idea. Asked about the timing, does this need to be formalized now? We could possibly amend the by-laws so the boys and girls could play in separate districts. If move is not favorable, can motion to move back or to a different area. Motion to approve the resolution (DB) (DM). Motion carried, one opposing (CT).

 

Board Roundtable:

President: Brad DeKanick.

·          Emailed Mounds View Hockey Association with regard to the rumor of their wanting to merge. No response has been received.

·          Went to Lake Region meeting. Some money was approved to come. IYHA & MVHA have to become members of Lake Region at a minimal fee of $5.00 per head. Willard Fund—possibly changing process of distribution and requesting of funds. Want to get report from Lake Region on a monthly basis—it needs to be on the agenda as a monthly report.

 

Vice President: Jeanne Falconer. Things are going well.  Received an escrow check for $3000.00 from the SuperRink. As a reminder, TC is B, D2 is B1 or B2. This will make a difference when we register for the SuperRink Spectactular—it is a D2 tournament, so we will need to be B1 or B2.

 

Treasurer: Cindy Rundle. Distributed Treasurer’s report.

·          All checkbooks are back except one.

·          Discussion of concerns about some players / families not paying their ice bills. Registration Coordinator will not allow registration for those that have not paid their previous bills. There are several attempts to support families in paying their bills—the team treasurer contacts the family, then IYHA Treasurer will contact the family.

·          Accounts have been opened at Premier.

·          Cindy will prepare for audit. Jeanne and Cindy will work together.

 

Secretary: Niki Gjere. Newsletter deadline is May 1st. Survey results have been aggregated, however there were 20 more surveys in the mail at the post office box. Will aggregate those for the newsletter and will compile comments for individual Board members’ responsibilities.

 

Registration Coordinator: Pat O’Connor.

·          Lake Region Representative is Randy Bortot. Nancy Grant is interested in participating as a Lake Region representative.

·          Encourage that members register for the 2004—2005 season by downloading the forms.

·          Discussion of implementation of a late fee for returning players. Motion to impose a late registration fee of $25 per child for returning players, if they register after the final registration date (PO) (NG). Motion carried.

·          Motion to change initial registration fees for traveling team players to $150 per player (PO) (NG). Motion carried.

 

District 2 and Twin Cities District: Dan Beeson.

·          Assuming Minnesota Hockey approves the change to TC, the new District Representative will no longer attend the D2 meetings.

·          There is a new program called HEP, which is about sportsmanlike behavior. There will be information for this on June 14th. Additional information will follow. Encourage President, ACE coordinator, District Representative, Program Coordinators and any others to participate in the information meeting.

·          D2 has requested the Chris Tahti attend the August meeting. Topic will be the Girls Teams.

·          TC updates: In August or September, TC District would like us to turn in ice time in 3 hour blocks. They will schedule 2 games in a 3 hour block.

·          The tournaments have been scheduled. These dates will need to be blocked out.

 

Ice Commissioner: Mick Mata.  Absent, no report.

 

Initiation Coordinator: Steve Kracht.  Resignation submitted. Motion to accept the resignation with much gratitude for his service to the Association (CT) (BD). Motion carried. Many thanks for the work Steve has done to grow the Initiation program!

 

Girls Coordinator: Chris Tahti.

·          There was a girls get-together. It went well!

 

Boys Coordinator: Dan Marcouiller.

If interested in coaching for the next year (hockey season) contact Dan Marcouiller.

Motion to recognize our outgoing Board members for their contributions (DM0 (JF). Motion carried. Thank you!!!

 

Equipment Coordinator: Gary Rundle. Almost all of the jerseys are back. Will meet with Randy for transition.

 

Adjournment:  Motion to adjourn (JF) (NG). Motion approved.  Meeting adjourned at 8:20 p.m. Next meeting is on May 19, 2004 at 7:00 p.m. in the Mounds View City Hall Conference Room C.

 

Irondale Youth Hockey Association Annual Meeting and Elections Meeting

 

Wednesday, April 21, 2004.  Note—these minutes have not been approved by the Board of Directors. They will be reviewed, revised, and approved at the next regular meeting.

 

Present:  Brad DeKanick, Jeanne Falconer, Niki Gjere, Cindy Rundle, Dan Marcouiller, Chris Tahti, Steve Kracht, Pat O’Connor, Gary Rundle, Dan Beeson.

 

Absent: Mick Mata.

 

Guests: Nancy Grant, John Donovan, Becky Ewing, Randy Bortot.

 

Meeting called to order by President Brad DeKanick at 8:22 p.m.

 

Distributed ballot for the open positions of the Board of Directors for the year 2004-2005.

·          Motion to cast a white ballot for Vice President candidate Brian Johnson, since he is running unopposed (CT) (DM). Motion carried.

·          Motion to cast a white ballot for Treasurer candidate Jeanne Falconer, since she is running unopposed (CT) (NG). Motion carried.

·          Motion to cast a white ballot for District Representative candidate Tom Welty, since he is running unopposed (CT) (DB). Motion carried.

·          Motion to cast a white ballot for Ice Commissioner candidate Becky Ewing, since she is running unopposed (CT) (NG). Motion carried.

·          Motion to cast a white ballot for Equipment Coordinator candidate Randy Bortot, since he is running unopposed (CT) (DB). Motion carried.

Congratulations to our new Board members! Thank you for volunteering!

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