AUGUST 13, 2003




Commissioner - Tony Romo, Deputy Commissioner - Sandy Blumberg, Financial Secretary – Lori Boaz, Ace Coaching Coordinator – Larry Bruyere, Member Services – Wendy Goldstein, Statistician – Annie Fisher, Ice Convenor – Dave Monshaw, Director of Communications – Cindi Palomarez, Parliamentarian – Orian Southall 


Coyotes, Sun Devils, Cal Selects, L.V. Outlaws, B. H. Redwings, Senators, Riptide, Jr. Kings, Express, Tigers, SDAHC, Y.L. Blackhawks, Sabers, Jr. Ducks, Ventura Mariners, Jr. Ice Dogs, Ontario Eagles, W.V. Wolves, Panthers, CA Stars, Maple Leafs, Bears, Wave, Dragons, Lightning 




James Parker – President of LAHOA

Ken Bamberg – Anaheim Mighty Ducks 

Commissioner Tony Romo calls the meeting to order at 7:30 p.m. Tony asked the group to observe a moment of silence in memory of Michael Stover. Larry Brislin discussed making an award to the Stover family. Larry moved to donate $2000.00 to the Stover family. MOTION WAS SECONDED AND CARRIED. 

Tony suggested a donation to help out Christopher Osborne. Lisa England made a motion to donate $2000.00 to the Osborne family. MOTION WAS SECONDED AND CARRIED. 


Ken Bamberg spoke to the group about teams/clubs selling tickets to Ducks’ games as a way to fund-raise.  


Wendy passed out Stop Patches and revised guidebooks for the Presidents and registrars. The guidebook for members can be found online. She asked that clubs pay special attention to section 24 regarding coaching certification. Wendy also stated that she needs all three pages of the player-up forms and the letter from the parents. 

Wendy reported the following: that there have been no new delinquency clears; that there are 2217 skaters registered and that PDR issues should go through CAHA to Mary Nash, Ed Tar or some member of the Youth Council.  


Dave reported that the first cut of the game schedule will be out on August 17 and that the first game will be September 6. He stated that he will put some of the often-requested documents on the SCAHA website. Dave asked that people please include identifying information in their e-mails so that he can respond. Dave reminded the Board that the last date for teams t opt out of playing the girls’ teams is August 31. Dave also stated that he needs more exhibition ice. Dave asked the Board if it generally makes any accommodation in the schedule for SAT testing and no such accommodation has been made in the past. The Dyanmo and the CA Flames requested to be in the exhibition schedule. Dave stated that the Outlaws and the girls’ teams are the only true exhibition team.  

There was discussion on the small number of team in some divisions. Larry Bruyere made a motion to combine the Mite BB and B teams. MOTION WAS SECONDED AND CARRIED. 

Larry Bruyere made a motion to combine all the Midget BB's and Bs, Bantam Bb’s and B’s and PeeWee BB’s and B’s. MOTION WAS SECONDED AND CARRIED. 

These mergers are for pre-season only. Teams can still declare again towards the end of pre-season. Dave must be notified of final declarations by 9/28 in order to prepare the schedule. Larry Brislin motioned that teams be given the first three weeks of pre-season to make their decisions about declarations, then declare in fourth week by 9/28. MOTION WS SECONDED AND CARRIED. 

Dave will plan to have the schedule in the following blocks of time: 10/1 – 10/31, 11/1 – Christmas, New Year’s – End of season. 

There was a motion by Sandy Blumberg that team be required to notify SCAHA as well as CAHA of their intent to drop. MOTION WAS SECONDED AND CARRIED. 

There was a request from Larry Woertler that no information be posted on any message boards until it is first posted on the SCAHA website. 

There was a discussion on whether SCAHA would force teams to play up or down based upon their pre-season games and their declarations. It was decided that this would be re-evaluated if and when the issue arises. 


Annie handed out packets to the Presidents containing scoresheets and the new Permission to Play forms. She also handed out a “game Suspension” list and asked the Presidents to call her with any questions or contests. She reminded everyone of the Scorekeeper classes being offered on 9/13 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in Valencia on September 13 and at the same times in Lakewood on September 14. 

Annie reported that players are no longer required to sign the scoresheets and recommended that teams use labels. Managers should scratch the names of any players not playing off the labels and referees should count the number of players on the floor against the number listed on the labels. 


Sandy had the lighter blue pucks, to be used for the mites and squirts and distributed them after the meeting to all but three clubs. She did not have enough and will distribute the three remaining clubs as soon as she received more. Sandy reported that the Marina City Stars has been inactive for some time and recommended that the club be given notice that they might be suspended because of that inactivity or they can opt to resign. Larry Weurtler made a motion to send a letter inquiring about the status of the Stars. MOTION WAS SECONDED AND PASSED.  


James Parker, the new LAHOA President, addressed the Board about a proposed contract between SCAHA and LAHOA. There was a great deal of discussion about parts of the contact as written. Ultimately, Rick Kent made a motion to accept the proposed fee increase requested by LAHOA and to have the Executive Board resolve the other contractual issues between SCAHA and LAHOA. MOTION WAS SECONDED AND CARRIED. 

James also informed the Board that the LAHOA would begin Saturday. 


Curt was not present to discuss the budget, but sent a Profit and Loss Budget Overview, Balance Sheet and a Check Detail for the Board to review. Larry Brislin made a motion that this Budget be tabled until Curt was there to discuss it. MOTION WAS SECONDED AND CARRIED. 


The Board discussed the possibly of a pre-Select Camp. Dave MonshAw provided available dates. Larry Brislin made a motion to have the pre-Select camp on the weekend of December 20 and 21. MOTION WAS SECONDED AND CARRIED. 

The following people volunteered to serve on the pre-Select Camp Committee: Tom Hesketh, Larry Brislin, Larry Bruyere, Lisa England, Lori Boaz and Orian Southall. 

Rick Kent brought up the issue of the Stars jerseys and if they are too similar to the Senators jerseys. It was determined that this issue would be resolved later via e-mail.  

Tim Pickett of the San Diego Amateur Hockey Assn. Brought information to the Board regarding the San Diego Surf. The San Diego Gulls, through a letter from Matthew McCubbins, presented the issue of the new CHA Club, the Surf, being formed in violation of SCAHA rules. There was a discussion regarding the timing of the Surf’s tryouts and procedures of the Surf club in obtaining its membership. A motion was made to deny permits to SCAHA clubs to play the Surf. As a result, the SCAHA Board of Directors voted to deny permits to SCAHA Clubs, to play in independent exhibition games against the Surf and to any other teams brought to the attention of the SCAHA Board of Directors, which have been formed at the expense of SCAHA Clubs and in violation of SCAHA rules. THE MOTION WAS SECONDED AND CARRIED. 


Cindi reported that the website is back up and running and to send her any club openings to be posted. She also informed the Board that scholarship application forms are now available online. Cindi noted that the Rulebook online had not yet been updated but would be very soon. Cindi advised the Board that the following documents can be found online: the committed list, the delinquency list and the list of outstanding suspensions. 


Tony noted that in the minutes from the last meeting it called for the Executive Board to bill four persons for the cost of the audit. However, there was no mention of how the costs were to be divided. Tony asked to Presidents to tell him how they wanted to cost divided. After much discussion, Larry Bruyere made a motion that the Board not pursue reimbursement at this time. 

Tony also informed everyone of the CAHA meeting on 9/20/03 at the Hilton , Los Angeles Airport from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. 

Tony adjourned the meeting.