JUNE 25, 2003
GLACIAL GARDENS -
EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE PRESENT
Commissioner Tony Romo,
Deputy Commissioner Sandy Blumberg, Associate Director – Jerry Wilhite,
Treasurer - Curt Castagna, Financial Secretary – Lori Boaz, Ace Coaching
Coordinator – Larry Bruyere, Member Services - Wendy Goldstein, Statistician -
Annie Fisher, Ice Convenor – Dave Monshaw and Secretary - Shari Osborn
MEMBER ASSOCIATIONS PRESENT
Ducks, Dragons, Red
Wings, Lightning, Stars, Wave, Bears, Icemen, Sun Devils, Jr. Ice Dogs, Jaguars,
Jr. Kings, Knights, Eagles, Senators, Panthers, Leafs, Gulls, Sabers, Express,
Mariners, Wolves and Blackhawks
MEMBER ASSOCIATIONS ABSENT
Riptide, Coyotes & Tigers
Chris Jarvis – Hockey Giant
Reynolds Cafferata – Riordan & McKinzie
Charles Fedak, Certified
Deputy Commissioner Sandy
Blumberg called the meeting to order at 7:30 p.m.
The minutes were
distributed for review. Larri Woertler moved to approve minutes. MOTION WAS
SECONDED AND CARRIED.
Chris Jarvis from Hockey
Giant distributed sample
cards. These cards will be issued to each player registered with SCAHA. Cards
will go out to Team Managers after rosters are submitted.
DEPUTY COMMISSIONER’S REPORT
Sandy reported that at
the annual CAHA meeting, Lisa England was voted in as a new CAHA Director. There
are currently three vacancies on their Board of Directors; decision of whether
to fill those positions will be made within the next 30 days. There was some
discussion on the upcoming coaching clinic for advanced certification. Charlie
Feurtsch was elected as the new CAHA President and Tony was nominated for 1st
Vice President. They did not fill any of the positions, 1st, 2nd,
3rd Vice President, Treasurer, Secretary, etc. Those positions will
be filled by the Board of Directors by email within the next 30 days.
Tony reported that a
special hearing was held before the CAHA meeting involving the two people SCAHA
had previously suspended. Each side had an opportunity to present their case. A
decision was made by CAHA to suspend both for 5 years from all CAHA activities.
SCAHA had previously suspended both for 2 years. The 5-year suspension will
override our 2-year suspension.
Curt distributed for
review the current financial statement for end of current fiscal year. Review
was conducted of Balance Sheet, Profit & Loss Statement, Profit & Loss Budget
versus Actual, Deposit & Check Detail and Proposed Budget for 2003/2004. Also
distributed for review was summary from Charles Fedak of the results of the
reconciliation, which was performed and how it was reported on the Amended
Returns for SCAHA. Tax returns have been filed, the only outstanding issue with
the tax returns at this time is the filing of 1099’s. Both Reynolds Cafferata
and Charles Fedak will address the 1099 issue tonight before the Board.
Curt reported that the
Executive Board interviewed three attorneys to assist with the IRS filings. Curt
introduced Reynolds Cafferata of Riordan & McKenzie who was selected to
Charles Fedak was
introduced and was available for discussion and questions. It was recommended
that we might want to request reimbursement from the individuals involved for
legal and accounting fees, which have been incurred. To dates we have paid
$23,000 in accounting fees and $5,000 in legal fees. In addition we will have
$50 penalty for each 1099 per year, which needs to be filed.
Raoul Smyth moved to
defer decision about whether we pursue this until process is complete and have a
better understanding of IRS implications, fines, etc. Tim Rodda seconded.
Discussion followed regarding motion. Raoul Smyth made an amendment to motion,
we ask each potentially responsible party for reimbursement of expenses to date
and defer decision for legal action to collect until we know full amount.
MOTION WAS SECONDED AND CARRIED.
Larry reported that it is
still sketchy regarding proper requirements for coaches certification
requirements this year. Ron White is currently trying to get the correct
information. He hopes to have the final answer at the August 20th
Pacific District Advanced Coaches Clinic in Reno. Sandy reported that at the
CAHA meeting because of the Advanced Coaching Clinic that is coming up there was
some concern people may not realize that they need to take it. They recommended
that all bench personnel at the Midget Tier I & Tier II would be required (they
believe) to have an Advanced Coaching Certification. That includes trainers or
anyone else on the bench; they will no longer be allowed to be there unless they
have the advanced certification. The recommendation was that you make sure all
bench personnel Midget Tier I & Tier II have the advanced certification. They
also believe that it will be moving from Reno next year to Alaska. It may also
become necessary for Head Coaches at the Bantam & PeeWee Tier Level. Further
discussion followed regarding proper certifications for Tier levels. Larry
stated that he will check into next few days and will let everyone know. He
recommended that coaches go forward and receive the certification, most likely
will need next year.
DEPUTY COMMISSIONER REPORT
Sandy thanked everyone
who worked on the Rules Committee. Changes were distributed for review and
discussion. Question was raised regarding 22.01; it was asked if there is an
issue how quickly clubs respond to requests for release. Tony responded that at
the last meeting it was discussed that we need to set-up guidelines for
responding to requests. It was recommended that if a club doesn’t respond within
7 days to request for release, then the parent could submit request to board
after 7 days. It was stated that the clubs need to acknowledge by the 7th
day and respond with decision within 14 days. The Executive Committee will also
respond to appeals by the 7th day with final determination within 14
days in regards to the 25% rule. Review and discussion followed regarding
updates and changes to rules.
It was recommended that
we add to 17.05 that all members who sign letters of intent clearly understand
that signing that letter of intent is gaining access to the league as a member
through their organization that they are signing with. Not only are they abiding
by the SCAHA rules but also they are acknowledging by the letter of intent that
it is in addition to any bylaws or rules that they might have to commit to with
their own organization.
Larri Woertler moved to
accept rule changes as modified. MOTION WAS SECONDED AND CARRIED.
Sandy reported that with
the USA Hockey & CAHA rules changes this year, it is important to make sure that
everyone is clear on what they are. Make sure when doing letters of intent that
the parent has the back pink copy because that is where the SCAHA Conditions of
Membership are printed.
Justin Buckley Memorial
Team Sportsmanship banners were distributed. Mite A – Express; Mite BB –
Mariners, Mite B – Pasadena Maple Leafs, Squirt A – Jr. Ducks 2, Squirt BB – Jr.
Kings, Squirt B – Wolves, PeeWee A – Riptide, PeeWee B – Senators 1, Bantam A –
Express 1, Bantam B – Tigers, Midget 17 – Wolves, Midget 16 – Ice Dogs, Midget B
– Sun Devils.
We are in the process of
creating SCAHA Club Membership Renewal similar to CAHA Membership Renewal. At
this point, we are going to ask for information to have on file for each club as
reference materials. Should assist us with player issues as well as create a
historical file on behalf of the club. Items that are required are on the sheet
which was handed out and are due back at next meeting.
STOP patches will be
purchased by SCAHA in bulk for new members. If clubs need additional patches for
other players than new they will be able to purchase them from SCAHA.
Dave Monshaw distributed
the preliminary schedule for review. It will be updated soon with declarations,
playoffs, etc. Discussion followed regarding being able to squeeze in additional
preseason games to assist with declaring teams. It was recommended that some
games be added during week and also need additional Saturday ice to assist with
the scheduling. Incorporated into the schedule will also be weekends to assist
with Tier scheduling for Norcal & SCAHA to cover the 100%. Tier teams will need
to be available on those weekends.
Annie reported that she
is working on the new scoresheets. Registrars will be able to print the team
rosters off of Cyber Sport. It was recommended that labels be used due to the
players not having to sign the score sheets. A new permit to play has been
added, one will be used for tournaments and one for exhibition games.
Wendy reported that the
Registrar training was held last Saturday.
Next meeting is August 13th
Meeting adjourned 10:15 pm.