SCAHA MEETING OF BOARD OF DIRECTORS
June 11, 2008
LAKEWOOD MALL MEETING ROOM
EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE PRESENT
Robert Doherty (Commissioner), Sandy Blumberg (Deputy Commissioner), Bob Driffill (Treasurer), Rosemary Voulelikas (Secretary), Larry Cahn (A.C.E. Coordinator), Wendy Goldstein (Member Services), Annie Fisher (Statistician) and Laurie Boaz (Director).
MEMBER ASSOCIATIONS PRESENT/ABSENT
Commissioner Bob Doherty called the meeting to order at 7:10 pm.
Kevin Culbertson moved to approve the minutes of the May meeting.
(motion SECONDED and PASSED)
Bob Doherty introduced James Parker, President of LAHOA and Brent Tubbs, VP of LAHOA who came to discuss their contract proposal with the board. A question and answer period followed.
Bob Doherty stated that the Executive Committee’s goal is to provide the league with the best possible product available and supports signing of the contract. Sandy Blumberg added that through this entire process the thing that came out of this is that the lines of communication have finally been opened, something that SCAHA has not seen in the last 10 years with LAHOA. Bridget Hopkinson moved to approve LAHOA’s contract proposal with the amended Termination 60 day advanced cancellation clause. (motion SECONDED and PASSED)
Bob Doherty reminded those presidents who have not yet voted to cast their votes for the CAHA elections. They will be required to present themselves prior to the start of the Member Teams meeting on June 21, 2008 at 8:00 am at the Marriott Hotel in Long Beach. Bob Doherty reported that Charlie Fuertsch was elected as a Pacific District director and thus has resigned his position as CAHA president. Steve Laing was elected as interim CAHA president via an email vote and will complete the balance of Charlie’s term.
Deputy Commissioner’s Report
No report at this time.
Member Services – Wendy Goldstein reminded the presidents to email her the names of players that have met their financial obligations as soon as possible so that their names can be removed from the SCAHA league wide delinquency list. Rink run programs are not part of SCAHA and therefore SCAHA is not able to control participation of these delinquent players in these programs. However, if your club is doing club run clinics, summer teams, etc. and players are delinquent (NSF checks, etc.), you can forward their names to Wendy and she will notify the clubs they have signed a LOI with that these players will not be allowed to be rostered on their new teams until they have cleared their summer commitments. Wendy reminded presidents to send the player ups to her and to also send the names of their coaches. Wendy reported that the USA Hockey registrar meeting has been changed to June 19, 2008 at 7 pm at Glacial Gardens.
Ice Convener – Bob Doherty reported on behalf of Chris Carcerano who was absent. If the presidents have anything they would like posted on the SCAHA web site to please send it to Chris Carcerano.
Statistician – Annie Fisher reported that she is still missing player addresses for the shut-out, playmaker and hat trick patches. The clubs that still need to submit the information are: the Mariners, the LA Hockey Club, the Ontario Eagles, and the OC Hockey Club (Yorba Linda Blackhawks). The manager’s meeting will be in August and the location may be more central this year. An email will go out as soon as the details have been finalized.
Treasurer – Bob Driffill distributed the financial statements dated May 31, 2008. Bob Driffill stated that the scholarship funds will be drawn at the first quarter of the new fiscal year 08-09, roughly $11,000 to $15,000 will be expensed out. Bob Doherty informed the board that over 25 applicants have submitted for the 7 x $1000 scholarships (college, C.H.A.M.P.S.). Laura Ryan asked about the scholarships based on financial need. Laurie Boaz answered that the same deadlines will apply for this upcoming year and that she has already forwarded those dates to Chris Carcerano.
Larry Cahn informed the board that new coaches must be screened prior to the tryouts. And finally, he urged the presidents to make sure that their teams are playing at the appropriate level.
Ron Mayhew asked the presidents if they have contracts with their coaches. Larry Cahn stated that it is important that clubs have these contracts even for coaches that are volunteers. It should outline their responsibilities and duties.
Rosemary Voulelikas asked if SCAHA will be doing C.H.A.M.P.S. again this year. Bob Doherty answered yes. However, they need volunteers to assist with the program.
Meeting was adjourned at 8:26 pm