May 10, 2006




Deputy Commissioner – Sandy Blumberg, Treasurer – Bob Driffill, Secretary – Rosemary Voulelikas, Member Services – Wendy Goldstein, Ice Convener – Chris Carcerano, Statistician – Annie Fisher and Associate Director –Tim Fahringer.



Anaheim Jr. Ducks, Artesia Avalanche, Bakersfield Dragons, Bay Harbor Red Wings, Beach City Lightning, California Bears, California Stars, California Wave, Channel Island Riptide, Inland Valley Wild, Jr. Ice Dogs, La Jolla Jaguars, LA Hockey Club, LA Jr. Kings, Pasadena Maple Leafs, San Diego Gulls, San Diego Ice Arena, San Diego Saints, South Coast Sabers and West Valley Wolves.



Huntington Beach Sun Devils, Ontario Eagles, Valencia Express, Ventura Mariners and Yorba Linda Blackhawks.


Deputy Commissioner Sandy Blumberg called the meeting to order at 7:10 p.m.


It was determined that nineteen (19) Presidents were present at the meeting enough for a quorum.



The March meeting minutes were distributed for review. Larri Woertler motioned to accept the minutes and Laura Ryan seconded.  MOTION PASSED.



Sandy Blumberg introduced the new president for San Diego Ice arena, Dave Peterson and Bay Harbor, Lindsay Imwalle, who was not present.


Sandy Blumberg informed the board that Therese Phillips is the interim CAHA Youth Council Chair. She assumed the position vacated by Melissa Fitzgerald. Sandy also sated that Therese Phillips will be running again as CAHA Director and that the SCAHA executive committee supports her re-election.


Sandy Blumberg stated that the CAHA Youth Council will be meeting this May 20th and asked if any of the presidents had items they wanted discussed at this meeting. The presidents agreed they would like to bring up the tryout issue again with CAHA.


Sandy Blumberg read a statement from Ed Tar, CAHA 1st V.P regarding Team California. In his statement he thanked the coaches, the manager and the players for representing California. He also thanked CAHA and SCAHA for their financial contribution.



Bob Driffill distributed the financial statements dated March 31, 2006 and asked if there were any questions regarding the statements.  Bob indicated that letters have been sent out for outstanding forfeiture fees, missing score sheet fees and missing player fees to those clubs in question. Sandy Blumberg confirmed same. Sandy Blumberg informed the board that SCAHA will file for an audit.



Annie Fisher distributed the outstanding player suspension list. She informed the board that the Team/Player Statistic Book will now be available on line. It is in pdf format on the web site and all one has to do is set it to print to get a copy. She added that the statistics for all the divisions are not completed at this time. She expects the Mites up to the Peewees to be completed in June with Bantams, Tier II and Midgets following.


Annie also stated that the shut out, hat trick and playmaker patches will be distributed in June as well.


Wendy Goldstein informed the board that the delinquency list went out to all of the club registrars last week. There are 232 names on it. She reminded the presidents to send an email to her each time a financial obligation has been paid so that she may update the list. The list itself is updated and distributed once a week via email. A more accurate picture is to view it online on the Administration page where the updates are done on a day to day basis.


Wendy Goldstein responded to a question regarding the free and clear status of the Vegas players by stating that both associations (SCAHA and Vegas) will exchange lists and she should be getting the Vegas list shortly.



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Bylaw Committee Recommendations:

Sandy Blumberg distributed a copy of the SCAHA Bylaws with the committee’s recommendations incorporated. The changes were proposed and explained to the board of directors. Some of the highlights were:


Article 4 – Membership

New – “New member club voting privileges will commence with the first active season in SCAHA. Exhibition status is not considered an active season.”


4.06 – Deals with new member clubs with regards to multiple names, jersey color and logo. Tom Hesketh asked if it applies to existing members. Sandy responded that SCAHA has intention of having this clarified in the rules and regulations.


4.07 (a) – Sandy pointed out that the phrase “The executive committee may, at its discretion, impose a fine on a club that is placed on probationary status,” was added.


4.08 - Clarification of the word suspended. Suspended was changed to terminated.


New – “A member club may request that the Executive Committee place it on “inactive” status for a period not to exceed one full season. Such request must occur prior to August 15th. Clubs who do not … shall automatically have their membership terminated.”


Article 5 – Fees and Dues

No changes proposed.


Article 6 – Government

Sandy explained that the entire article 6 was redundant and 6.02 moved to 7.01, and 6.03 moved to 9.02. The only article remaining in 6 is 6.01.


Article 7 – Board of Directors

See article 6 above.


Article 8 – Meetings of the Board of Directors

Sandy Blumberg stated that this article was revised with mostly housekeeping issues. Article 8.03 was removed and incorporated into article 8.01. Article 8.03 (b) was incorporated into article 15.03.

8.01 (b) – “…shall be made 30 days prior to the annual meeting. Elections will be held at the Annual meeting of the Board of Directors.”


New – “Regular attendance at monthly Board of directors meetings is required by all member clubs. Failure to have representation at these meetings will be considered just cause for disciplinary action as outlined in articles 4.07 and 4.08.”


Article 9 – Executive Committee

9.05 – Removed to reflect the changes in article 8.01 (b).


9.11 (g) – Removed, not applicable.


9.12 (e) – Removed, not applicable.


9.13 – refer to handout for revised verbiage and added duties.


Article 10 – Meetings of the Executive Committee

10.01 – The following statement was added- “Meetings shall occur on a regular basis and separate from the Board of Directors meeting.”


Article 11 – Quorum

No changes proposed.


Article 12 – Committees

No changes proposed.


Article 13 – Audit

The word audit was replaced with financial review. Tim Fahringer asked why the change in verbiage. Sandy responded that SCAHA does not have an auditor’s position on the board.


Article 14 – Dissolution

No changes proposed.


Article 15 – By-Laws

15.03 – Proposed bylaw changes may be made …for review at least 30 days prior to a Board of Directors Meeting,” was added.


Discussion followed regarding article 15.03 and 15.04 and the wording “at least 30 days” and “a minimum of 30 days.” Larri Woertler motioned to change the 30 days in article 15.03 to 15 days and remove the phrase “a minimum of 30 days from article 15.04. Paula Frankel seconded. MOTION CARRIED.


Discussion followed regarding article 4.08 and the wording, “ a vote of two-thirds (2/3) of the existing member clubs present at a meeting for which this…”

David Peterson motioned to have the word present in the phrase “present at a meeting” removed. Larri Woertler seconded. MOTION CARRIED.


Article 16 – Resolution of Disputes

No changes proposed.


Larri Woertler motioned to accept the amendments to the Bylaws as presented. Paula Frankel seconded. MOTION CARRIED.



Paula Frankel motioned to move the SCAHA June meeting to Wednesday, May 31, 2006. Larri Woertler seconded. MOTION CARRIED.



LeAnn Doherty reminded the board to email their aged out Midgets pursuing post secondary education that the Carmen Starr Scholarship is posted on the SCAHA web site and for them to submit their applications.

SCAHA student recognition Program:

LeAnn Doherty reported that both the Kings and Ducks are interested in moving forward with the Student recognition program for implementation next year.


Rules and regulations Committee:

Sandy Blumberg asked for a show of hands for those interested in participating on the Rules and Regulations committee. The following volunteered: Bridget Hopkinson, Tom Hesketh, Wendy Goldstein, Bob Driffill, Rosemary Voulelikas, Annie fisher, Kevin Culbertson and Dave Peterson. Sandy indicated that the committee would meet sometime in June.


On behalf of the Pineiro family and the LA Hockey Club, Bridget Hopkinson expressed gratitude and thanks to the entire SCAHA community for their support throughout the family’s terrible ordeal.


Next meeting is May 31st, 2006.


Motion to adjourn by Kevin Culbertson and seconded by Dave Peterson. MOTION PASSED.


Meeting adjourned at 9:11 PM.