SCAHA MEETING OF BOARD OF DIRECTORS
August 13, 2008
LAKEWOOD MALL MEETING ROOM
EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE PRESENT
Robert Doherty (Commissioner), Bob Driffill (Treasurer), Wendy Goldstein (Member Services), Annie Fisher (Statistician), Chris Carcerano (Ice Convener), Larry Cahn (A.C.E. Coordinator) and John Silberstein (Parliamentarian).
MEMBER ASSOCIATIONS PRESENT/ABSENT
Commissioner Bob Doherty called the meeting to order at 7:03 pm.
The minutes of the July meeting tabled for next meeting.
Bob Doherty reminded the board of the upcoming SCAHA Managers’ meeting to be held on Sunday, August 17, 2008 at 9 am at the Phoenix Club in Anaheim.
Bob Doherty opened discussion on the second proposal regarding scheduling and the increasing costs of fuel that was submitted to him via email in June. To recap from last month’s meeting, the second proposal concerns divisions that have teams located at opposite extremities. In order to cut down on the driving, the teams would play double header games in their scheduled weekend.
Chris Carcerano stated that under a structure such as this, you may not necessarily get the best teams in the division making playoffs. Bob Doherty added that the need to arrange accommodations for overnight stay may also negate the cost of gas savings originally proposed. Is this something that the general SCAHA population would like?
Chris added that not all the rinks will have the luxury of providing the ice slots for a double header and it could be troublesome. Ron White suggested that the rinks work with Chris to get these ice slots in sink.
Chris stated in order for SCAHA to seriously consider this proposal, the proposal would have to be resubmitted with a mock schedule showing how this would work for the regular season and which rinks/clubs would be participating in the double headers. The revised proposal would need to be submitted ASAP.
Discussion tabled until September meeting.
Deputy Commissioner’s Report
No report at this time.
Member Services – Wendy Goldstein reminded the presidents to make sure the LOI’s get submitted to her in a timely manner. August 14 is the deadline for preseason team declarations. A minimum of 10 players must be rostered on A/B teams by this deadline and a minimum of 13 players for PW, BN and Midget teams must be rostered by the regular season deadline of September 28, 2008.
Treasurer – No report at this time.
Ice Convener – Chris Carcerano reiterated the deadline for preseason team declarations is August 14, 2008 at midnight. Chris reminded the board that SCAHA will move A/B teams to their appropriate levels after review of the 4th game of the preseason.
Statistician – The SCAHA managers’ meeting will be held on August 17th, from 9 am – 2 pm at the Phoenix Club, in Anaheim. Both the Ducks and the Kings will have representation at the meeting to discuss fundraising opportunities. Annie Fisher stated she needs the team contact information for all A/B and AA teams sent to her ASAP. Please forward this information in the same format that was sent to all the club presidents.
Larry Cahn asked the presidents to submit to him the name of their club A.C.E. coordinator as soon as possible.
Bay Harbor’s rink is currently under renovations and their Mite and squirt teams will be skating out of Pasadena’s rink during this time.
LeAnn Doherty asked the board to submit the name of the C.H.A.M.P.S. Coordinator for their club ASAP. She stated that this year the C.H.A.M.P.S. program will be receiving about 2400 tickets from the NHL Ducks and the NHL Kings.
John Silberstein, SCAHA Parliamentarian, reminded the club presidents to submit a copy of their bylaws ASAP.
Meeting was adjourned at 7:48 pm