SCAHA MEETING OF BOARD OF DIRECTORS
February 11, 2009
LAKEWOOD MALL MEETING ROOM
EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE PRESENT
Sandy Blumberg (Deputy Commissioner), Bob Driffill (Treasurer), Rosemary Voulelikas (Secretary), Wendy Goldstein (Member Services), Annie Fisher (Statistician), Chris Carcerano (Ice Convener), Laurie Boaz (Director) and Nancy Hodge (A.C.E. Coordinator).
MEMBER ASSOCIATIONS PRESENT/ABSENT
Chris Carcerano called the meeting to order at 7:04 pm.
Laura Ryan moved to approve the minutes of the January 14, 2009 meeting.
(motion SECONDED and PASSED)
Guest-Hockey Giant Report
Nancy Hodge reported on behalf of Hockey Giant who was not able to attend the meeting. Hockey Giant has a commercial on Versus and SCAHA’s logo appears in that commercial. Nancy reported that Hockey Giant would like to have a link on our web site. Currently, they have a link to ours on theirs. SCAHA has sent Hockey Giant a list of players currently participating in SCAHA. All that players and their families need to do in order to take advantage of the SCAHA discount is to complete a form once they are at Hockey Giant. Hockey Giant is making a banner with all of the club/team logos on it. They have a bulletin board available to all SCAHA clubs for posting of used equipment. In addition, SCAHA clubs/teams can use their parking lot for fundraisers.
Chris Carcerano reported on behalf of Bob Doherty who is absent. The USA Hockey’s HPC aspect of the American Development Model has been postponed until 2010-2011 season. The seminar being held by CAHA on February 28, 2009 in Ontario at the Holiday Inn is from 10 am – 3 pm.
Deputy Commissioner’s Report
Sandy Blumberg has boxes to distribute and asked for Alex Dunaev, Laura Ryan and Jocelyn Langlois to see her at the end of the meeting. Sandy Blumberg stated that penalty reviews are way up. Parents, players and coaches are behaving badly. Sandy reported that the lines of communication between SCAHA and LAHOA are great and there is a lot of cooperation. San Diego is stepping it up as well. She asked for suggestions and/or ideas regarding CAHA rule changes. The state will be having a rules retreat at the end of the season. Sandy Blumberg reported that USA Hockey is changing the official start of the season to August 1, 2009. What this means is that for purposes of games counting especially at the Tier level, games occurring as of August 1st will count towards the 10/20. SCAHA will not be starting its season at that time. SCAHA’s season will begin at its usual time of Sept 1, 2009.
Brent Tubbs reported that the NHL Kings donated ice and LAHOA held another officials’ seminar two weeks ago and 28 new officials were certified. If LAHOA can secure additional donated ices they will continue to hold seminars and get more officials certified. Brent Tubbs stated that Sandy Blumberg is working on a statistical report regarding match penalties and parent ejections. The CAHA states for BN AA at Panorama and for MD AA at Riverside are being scheduled by LAHOA. CAHA will be paying the supervisors to schedule these state games.
Member Services – Wendy Goldstein stated that she will be sending a recap of the player fees’ chart showing amounts paid and amounts outstanding. In addition, she will be sending the credential packet information to all the clubs with instructions regarding score sheet labels, the playoff fee and the team contact information. Wendy would like to have the March meeting moved to the first Wednesday of March in order to be able to meet with the host venues and distribute the packets to them. Laura Ryan motioned to move the SCAHA Board of Director’s meeting to March 4, 2009.
(motion SECONDED and PASSED)
Statistician – Annie Fisher informed the board that she will be sending out an email regarding the SCAHA Playoff program asking for team rosters and pictures, hockey ads and grams. She would like to see the host rinks put in an ad as well.
Ice Convener – Chris Carcerano informed the board that all teams will have an equal number of games for purposes of counting towards the standings. The first round of playoffs is March 7-8, 2009. The Host venues for the SCAHA playoffs are:
· 4-teams Mite A KHS $1025/team
· 8-teams Mite B Pickwick $1275/team
· 8-teams SQ A KHS $1275/team
· 8-teams SQ B OC Ice Palace $1275/team
· 8-teams PW A Riverside $1275/team
· 8-teams PW B Oxnard $1275/team
· 8-teams BN A Easy Street $1275/team
· 8-teams BN B Riverside $1275/team
· 8-teams MD A16 Valley Center $1275/team
· 8-teams MD A18 Lakewood $1275/team
The Semi-Finals will be held at Escondido March 14-15, 2009 and the Championship games will be held at Toyota Sports Center March 21-22, 2009. The CAHA “B” states are being held at Escondido March 27-29, 2009 and the CAHA “A” states are being held at Simi Valley April 3-5, 2009. There will be a SCAHA Playoff meeting on February 18, 2009 at 7pm in Anaheim, at Anaheim Ice. And finally, Chris Carcerano informed the board that he would like to form a committee regarding scheduling for next season and dividing SCAHA into geographical regions- North and South. If you are interested in being part of the committee, please send Chris an email.
Bob Driffill reported that he has yet to receive the financial statements from the bank and as such there is no report at this time.
Art Kitano absent. No report at this time.
Nancy Hodge reported that a Level 5 coaching certification clinic is being offered this year and is currently accepting registrations. There is a limit of 400 participants. 150 participants have already registered. The Level 5 clinic is offered every few years and it is being held in St. Paul Minnesota, August 12-15, 2009. The cost if you register online is $425 or $450 if you mail in your application.
Ron White informed the board that the final order for kits for next season is March 10, 2009. The equipment kits cost about $70/kit + shipping for a total of $80/kit. The kits are being subsidized in the following manner: CAHA will subsidize $40/kit, leagues $20/kit and the individual Associations participating $20/kit. Ron White motioned for SCAHA to pay $20/kit for up to $5200 (~260 kits). (motion SECONDED and PASSED)
Rosemary Voulelikas informed the board that she will be sending out the CAHA nomination informational letter and nomination form around the end of February. Those interested in running for a CAHA Directorship should complete a nomination form and submit within the prescribed deadline.
LeAnn Doherty absent. No report at this time.
Meeting was adjourned at 7:57 pm