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 Belmont Youth Hockey
Meeting Minutes
June 7, 2010

I.          Call to order

A regular meeting of the Belmont Youth Hockey Association (BYHA) was called to order at 8:00 p.m. on June 7, 2010 at the Belmont library.

II.        Roll call

The following board members were present:  Jeff Brody, Jeff Carbeck, Roman Chicz, Curtis Cole, Jim Finn, Doug McLaughlin, Paul Miller, Joe Noone, Dan O’Connell, Bob Pomer, Brian Quirk and Kim Rocha.  Absent from the meeting: Jim Brown, Steve Nally, and Tricia Reggio.

III.       Approval of minutes from last meetings

The minutes from the May 3, 2010 regular board meeting were accepted.

IV.       2010-11 Rosters

We discussed the status of payments from prospective players of the various teams and will reach out to any players who have not responded.

V.        2010-11 Coaches

We discussed preliminary ideas for coaches for the upcoming season.  We are optimistic that experienced and qualified coaches will be identified for all teams.  We will continue to review possible coaching candidates and strive to have the strongest roster of coaches possible for the upcoming season.   

VI.       Watertown Discussion

We discussed the possibility of joining together the BYHA girls program with the Watertown program to allow both programs to better roster teams of players of like ability.  Informal discussions have taken place between a committee made of certain BYHA board members and the head of the Watertown girls program, which operates independently from the Watertown boys program.  We agreed to have the subcommittee continue to explore whether collaboration between the two girls programs makes sense and to report back to the full board with any proposal.

 We also discussed the possibility of joining together the BYHA boys program with the Watertown boys program.  A subcommittee of the BYHA board met with representatives of the Watertown program regarding the possibility of joining forces at some point in the future.   

VII.     BHS Scholarship

            We discussed the status of our scholarship program.  We voted to award a $1,500 scholarship to an applicant.

VIII.    Midget Parent Inquiry

Based on an inquiry from a midget parent, we discussed the size of the upcoming midget teams and options for that program to make it as good an experience as possible for the players.

IX.       Board Officer Elections

We elected/reelected the following officers for the 2010-11 seasons:

            President: Brian Quirk (reelection)
            Vice Presidents:  Doug McLaughlin and Curtis Cole (reelection)
            Treasurer:  Dan O’Connell (new to replace John Curran)
            Secretary/Clerk:  Jeff Brody (reelection)

X.        Next Meeting

The next board meeting will be Tuesday, July 12, 2010 at the Flett Room of the Belmont Public Library.

XI.       Adjournment

Brian Quirk adjourned the meeting at 9:15 p.m.

Minutes submitted by:  Jeff Brody