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 Belmont Youth Hockey

Meeting Minutes


September 13, 2010

I.          Call to order

A regular meeting of the Belmont Youth Hockey Association (BYHA) was called to order at 7:07 p.m. on September 13, 2010 at the Belmont library.

II.        Roll call

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

III.       Approval of minutes from last meetings

The minutes from the August regular board meeting were accepted.

IV.       Overview of BYHA Financials

We discussed the status of BYHA financials, including a detailed comparison between the past two fiscal years.  This will assist us in our planning and forecasting during the current fiscal year and beyond.

V.        2010-11 Coaches

 We discussed the status of coaching assignments for the upcoming season.  We have made arrangements for the Squirt C coaches.

VI.       Watertown Discussion

The girls meeting last week to discuss the merger with the Watertown Lady Raiders program went very well.  Parents were supportive and appreciative of the substantial efforts made to find the best opportunity for our girl players.  We are optimistic that this will be a very good program for our girls.  Casual discussions are ongoing regarding the boys programs.

VII.     Midget Roster Finalizations
           We discussed finalizing Midget rosters, which need to be finalized and submitted this week.

VIII.    Equipment Update
           We discussed the status of equipment orders.

IX.       Tuition Receivables
            We discussed a plan to ensure that delinquent dues are identified and collected.
X.        Bruins Pass Clinic
           We discussed efforts to have the Pass Clinic return to Belmont again this year.  We will submit an application to do so and follow up as necessary.

XI.       Lake Placid Tournament Status
           We discussed the possibility of sending some teams to the Lake Placid tournament.  The PeeWee A team will be going.  The Squirt A team will not be going due to cost.

XII.     Board Member Assignment Updates
           We discussed the assignments of various board members to various tasks.  Brian Quirk will be following up with board members individually.
XIII.    Mite Placements

           We discussed the plan for Mite placements.  Placements will be held in late September after the kids have an opportunity to attend some skill sessions earlier in the month.
XIV.   Walk-Ins

Tricia Reggio discussed fundraising possibilities for this year.  We will likely take a year off from the Big Chill.  We will return to asking the players to sell calendars.  We also discussed some other fundraising ideas.

           We also discussed some potential changes and/or upgrades to our billing processes to mandate payment by credit card. We will discuss further at our next meeting.

XV.     Adjournment
          Brian Quirk adjourned the meeting at 9:05 p.m.

Minutes submitted by:  Jeff Brody