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Belmont Youth Hockey
Meeting Minutes
May 18, 2009
I.       Call to order
Doug McLaughlin called to order a special meeting of the Belmont Youth Hockey Association (BYHA) at 7:06pm on May 18, 2009 in the Flett Room of the Belmont Public Library.
II.     Roll call
The following persons were present: Doug McLaughlin, Kim Rocha, John Curran, Jim Finn, Janet Liddell, Jeff Brody, Mark Shapiro, Brian Quirk, Joe Noone, Jim Brown, Larry Christofori and Steve Nally. Absent from the meeting: Jim Wooster.
III.    Approval of minutes from last meetings
The minutes from May 5, 2009 were accepted.
IV.    Position Reports
Received 106 tuition payments for upcoming season; 36 members outstanding. Board will contact these families.  Six scholarship applications received; allocation of scholarship funds discussed.
Nominating Committee
Joe N. made a motion to increase the number of board members from 12 + 1 (ex-officio) to 14 + 1 (ex-officio) plus a non-voting honorary position.  The vote was widely accepted.  The nominating committee conducted interviews during the week of May 11, 2009 with all candidates that expressed interest in the activities of the board. The slate of nominees and proposed position titles were reviewed and approved by the board.  The slate will be brought before membership for vote at the annual meeting on June 4,2009.
V.     Other Business
The board proposes to move the annual member meeting from the first Monday in September to the first Monday, after the first Sunday in January.  This proposal will be brought before membership at the annual meeting of June 4, 2009 for vote.
The Board discussed an incident infraction during the 2008 – 2009 season. Written notification will be sent to Massachusetts Hockey Association.
VI.    Next Meeting
*Annual Meeting for the Membership June 4, 2009 at 7:00pm in the       Assembly Room of the Belmont Public Library
VII. Adjournment
Doug McLaughlin adjourned the meeting at 9:15pm.
Minutes submitted by:  Janet Liddell