SCAHA MEETING OF BOARD OF DIRECTORS
April 11, 2007
LAKEWOOD MALL MEETING ROOM
EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE PRESENT
Commissioner – Robert Doherty, Deputy Commissioner – Sandy Blumberg, Treasurer – Bob Driffill, Secretary – Rosemary Voulelikas, Scholarship Chair – Laurie Boaz-excused, A.C.E. Coordinator – Larry Cahn-excused, Associate Director – Tim Fahringer-excused, Parliamentarian - John Silberstein, Director of Member Services – Wendy Goldstein, Statistician – Annie Fisher-excused and Ice Convener – Chris Carcerano.
MEMBER ASSOCIATIONS PRESENT
Anaheim Jr. Ducks, Artesia Avalanche, Beach City Lightning, California Bears, California Stars, Channel Island Riptide, Huntington Beach Sun Devils (Cal Selects), Inland Valley Wild, LA Hockey Club, LA Jr. Kings, Ontario Eagles, Pasadena Maple Leafs, San Diego Jr. Gulls, Ventura Mariners and West Valley Wolves.
MEMBER ASSOCIATIONS ABSENT
Anaheim Wildcats, Bakersfield Dragons-excused, Bay Harbor Red Wings-excused, California Wave, Jr. Ice Dogs-excused, La Jolla Jaguars, San Diego Ice Arena-excused, San Diego Saints, Valencia Express, and Yorba Linda Blackhawks-excused.
Commissioner Robert Doherty called the meeting to order at 7:07 p.m.
It was determined fifteen (15) Presidents were present at the meeting enough for a quorum.
Bob Doherty thanked Kevin Culbertson for his assistance in coordinating the logo for the polo shirts. The cost of the T-shirts came in at $28 each.
Bob Doherty introduced Rob Freeman as the new CA Stars president.
The March 14th meeting minutes were distributed for review. Laura Ryan motioned to approve the minutes and Kevin Culbertson seconded. MOTION PASSED.
Bob Doherty introduced Scott Secord and Lesley Reiart of the Cardinal Sports Group (Pointstreak). He informed the board that Pointstreak was used at the SCAHA Championships at the Toyota Sports Center.
Scott Secord presented some of the changes and updates to pointstreak that make it more cost effective for rinks/clubs and the league to operate. Pointstreak is a real time scoring system that does away with score sheets and the need for statisticians. Currently, the Toyota Sports Center is using Pointstreak for their in-house and adult programs. Scott Secord informed the board that they are currently trying to work out a deal with Anaheim Ice.
Bob Doherty thanked all the playoff venues for a great playoff season. He stated that the 2007 SCAHA playoffs were the smoothest playoff series he has ever been a part of and thanked all for a job well done.
Bob Doherty stated that out of the 12 National Championship divisions, California sent 11 teams. California won 11 District titles and two National titles. The Lady Ducks 12U and the CA Stars Tier II 14U both won National titles.
Bob Doherty spoke about focusing on next season’s goals regarding officials and coaches. He would like to form a referee committee to review what the league can do to insure a better quality product. He recommends Kevin Culbertson head up the committee. Bob Doherty also added that Larry Cahn is working on sponsoring some seminars for coaches with the NHL Kings, possibly conducting 4 to 5 coaches’ clinics. He stated that SCAHA needs to do more for Level 1 coaches in educating them how to coach Mite teams.
Bob Doherty informed the board of a rule change proposal submitted to him by a club president who is not in attendance. He prefaced the rule change by stating that it is a very controversial topic and would require the president who is proposing it to be present in order to have a discussion. He went on to say, the rule change proposal would limit clubs from fielding more than one team in one age division and level, i.e. Squirt A and limit the rosters for these teams to 18-19 players.
Kevin Culbertson recommended that SCAHA eliminate the recruiting rule for A/B and Tier II. He stated that it is never enforced and very difficult to monitor. Bob Doherty reminded the board that the recruiting rule is a USA Hockey rule and can not be eliminated.
DEPUTY COMMISSIONER’S REPORT
Sandy Blumberg informed the board that the rules Committee for the 2007-2008 season would be forming after state playoffs. All interested parties should email their interest to Sandy Blumberg immediately.
Sandy Blumberg reminded playoff venues to pay the officials that worked their playoff venue games. Please make sure any outstanding monies owed to officials are paid.
MEMBER SERVICES REPORTT
Wendy Goldstein stated the clubs should have already mailed the delinquency letters out to the respective families. All individual clubs’ delinquency lists must be emailed to Wendy by April 15, 2007. In addition, once compiled, the league wide delinquency list would be emailed to all of the club registrars on May 1st. Wendy Goldstein advised the board to make sure when they are clearing delinquencies that they wait for personal checks to clear before they advise the league that the specific player in question has cleared his financial obligation.
Wendy Goldstein advised the board regarding additional delinquencies arising from summer programs. These names are not added to the league wide delinquency list. The clubs notify Wendy of a delinquency arising from a summer clinic, etc., by email. In the event Wendy receives a Letter of Intent signed by the player; Wendy notifies the club that they will not be able to complete the registration for that player until the player pays his debt.
Wendy Goldstein informed the board that she would be bringing the 2007-2008 LOI’s to the next SCAHA board meeting. Please make sure that every club is represented next meeting in order to pick up their LOI’s.
Wendy Goldstein reported on behalf of Annie Fisher who is absent. The statistics for the 2006-2007 season will be available on sportability in pdf format. Wendy Goldstein reported that Annie Fisher will contact the clubs for the current mailing addresses of players who will be receiving award patches for playmaker, hat trick and shut outs.
ICE CONVENER REPORT
Nothing to report at this time.
Bob Driffill distributed the financials dated March 31, 2007 to the board. He stated to contact him if there are any questions.
A.C.E. COACHING COORDINATOR
Bob Doherty stated he will be forwarding Larry Cahn’s Tier II proposals to the Youth Council. The Youth Council will be meeting May 5th. Sandy Blumberg added that if there were any Youth rule changes that presidents wanted them to advocate for to please send it to anyone of the Youth Council members (Bob Doherty, Sandy or Rosemary). The CAHA Board of Director’s meeting is June 16th.
Artesia Avalanche Jersey Change Request:
James Mondragon presented his request to the board for approval to change the Avalanche’s jerseys. Discussion followed and centered on SCAHA rule 20.7 and the April 1st deadline. Jim Meaney motioned to suspend rule 20.7 for tonight’s meeting only and Joe Conrad seconded. Two voted in favor, 12 voted against and one abstained. MOTION FAILED.
Next Season’s Manager’s meeting:
Next season’s manager’s meeting will be in August and there will only be one meeting held.
Regular Season Banners:
Bob Doherty asked if there were any regular season championship teams present to receive their Regular Season Championship banners. None were present. Presidents were informed to pick up their respective banners at the conclusion of the meeting.
Rosemary Voulelikas reminded the board that the CAHA Nominations are due April 28, 2007. Rosemary Voulelikas asked the presidents to forward the representatives’ contact information (mailing address) to her.
Next meeting is May 9th, 2007.
Motion to adjourn by Louis Soltero and seconded by Kevin Culbertson. MOTION PASSED.
Meeting adjourned at 9:13 PM.