Belmont Youth Hockey Association is dedicated to the character development of Belmont youth through teaching, coaching and playing ice hockey.

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Belmont Youth Hockey
Meeting Minutes
November 8, 2010

I.          Call to order

A regular meeting of the Belmont Youth Hockey Association (BYHA) was called to order at 7:05 p.m. on November 8, 2010 at the Leader Bank conference room.

II.        Roll call

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

III.       Approval of minutes from last meeting

The minutes from the October regular board meeting were accepted. 

IV.       Financial Update

We reviewed and discussed the association’s financial statements.

V.        Shirt Sponsors

All sponsors have been secured and practice jerseys will be distributed in the next week to the teams.    We also discussed other opportunities for sponsorship.

VI.       Ice Breaker Recap

We discussed the ice breaker event.  We had a very good turnout and the kids all seemed to have a very good time.   It was a successful event.

VII.     Photo Plan

Pictures will be taken next week during the practices on 11/17 and 11/18.  Players will need to be there up to an hour before the practice for pictures.    We are arranging for Tricon to be there for sporting apparel to be sold.        

VIII.   Calendar Fundraiser

We had a successful calendar fundraiser, raising approximately $8,700 for the association.   We acknowledged the tremendous efforts by Tricia Reggio to organize this important fundraising effort.  We also discussed some other fundraising ideas.

IX.       Possible Food Pantry Donation

We discussed and approved making a donation to the food pantry of $500.        

X.        Possible New Year’s Day Ice

We discussed renting the ice on New Year’s Day for a few hours for a 3-on-3 tournament or other event.

XI.       Tourney Observations

We discussed the status of tournaments, including the recent Lake Placid tournament won by the Peewee A team and the benefits of tournaments that allow kids to travel to a destination with their families.  We will consider promoting such tournaments in the future to all of our teams.   

XII.     GBYHL Mite Future Plan

We discussed that USA Hockey will be moving to cross ice 3-on-3 beginning next year for the Mite level.  There is a possibility that GBYHL will be seeking an exception for the Mite A level, but that has not been decided yet.

XIII.    Member Meeting Planning

We will strive to hold a member meeting in January and another one in the Spring.  

XIV.    Walk Ins

We voted to change the name of the association to formally remove the word “Ranger” from the name of the association, which is technically still on file with the Secretary of State.  This approval is subject to confirming that there is not a significant cost (above $50) in doing so. 

XV.     Adjournment

Brian Quirk adjourned the meeting at 8:35 p.m.

Minutes submitted by:  Jeff Brody