SCAHA MEETING OF BOARD OF DIRECTORS
November 11, 2009
LAKEWOOD MALL MEETING ROOM
EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE PRESENT
Robert Doherty (Commissioner), Wendy Goldstein (Member Services), Annie Fisher (Statistician), Chris Carcerano (Ice Convener), Nancy Hodge (ACE Coordinator), Rosemary Voulelikas (Secretary), John Silberstein (Parliamentarian) and Kevin Culbertson (Director-at-Large).
MEMBER ASSOCIATIONS PRESENT/ABSENT
Chris Bain – LA Kings Fan Development
Norm Kitano – LAHOA
Mark Stook – SDHRA
Danny Pomerleau - SDHRA
Robert Doherty called the meeting to order at 7:10 pm.
Bridget Hopkinson motioned to approve the minutes of the October 14, 2009 meeting.
(motion SECONDED and PASSED)
Bob introduced guest speaker Chris Bain, LA Kings Fan Development to speak briefly. Chris Bain distributed fundraising flyers to each of the board members. Chris informed the board of “Meet the Players’ Party” being held Nov. 22. Each club president will be receiving two tickets. Chris Bain also spoke about the C.H.A.M.P.S. program. The two Kings’ games have been identified and the CHAMPS coordinators will be receiving an email at the end of the week asking for the CHAMPS participants’ names.
Bob Doherty spoke briefly about the SCAHA minutes. The SCAHA minutes are not final until they have been voted in by the board. When the SCAHA minutes are sent they are to be reviewed and are not for publication until they have been voted in.
Bob Doherty advised the presidents that if they have any issues they would like for the CAHA Youth Council to discuss to please email him or Sandy and they will ask to place it on the agenda. Bridget Hopkinson motioned to cancel the December SCAHA Board of Directors’ Meeting. (motion SECONDED and PASSED)
Deputy Commissioner’s Report
Sandy Blumberg informed the board that she has seen a dramatic change in the behavior of coaches. She has witnessed screaming at officials, swearing on the benches with young players, etc. She recommends that the club presidents inform their coaches that SCAHA may consider to make this conduct a point of emphasis with the officials for next year.
Sandy Blumberg informed the board that SCAHA is looking at a multi-year contract with LAHOA. Chris Carcerano and Sandy met with LAHOA and some of the points have been worked through while others are still lingering. Once SCAHA has agreed to a contract with LAHOA, then the contract with SDHRA will follow. The absolute deadline for ratification of the contract is at the February SCAHA meeting.
And finally, Sandy Blumberg spoke on behalf of Bob Driffill who is absent. Bob Driffill is having issues when he is receiving payments from clubs. First of all, the checks are not club checks. The requirement is that payment be made with club checks and secondly, the checks are submitted without notation as to what it is for. Sandy Blumberg will be creating a remittance form for the clubs to use.
Norm Kitano informed the board that when there are issues in games then club presidents need to contact their scheduler to report them. In addition, every club has been given access to “time 2 score” and clubs should be looking at the schedule to double check that all games have officials scheduled. It’s an extra set of eyes and it can not hurt.
Mark Stook reiterated that coaches are being very vocal in games and at times verbally abusive. If coaches are having issues then they need to complete the forms available online and take their anger out on paper. When coaches continue to be verbally abusive towards the officials it has an adverse effect for the officials’ associations. It limits the ability to grow its membership base and to bring in young officials.
Danny Pomerleau stated they had an official’s seminar in San Diego and they had 19 officials attend. The goal for the officials’ associations is to get new officials, train them, and retain them and to continually provide follow-up evaluations of their officials.
Member Services – Wendy Goldstein distributed the player fee charts. If SCAHA owes the clubs, she is suggesting that it remains on the books until Final rosters. Please let your head coaches know that if they are adding assistant coaches that these coaches are properly screened and have the correct levels before they are added to a roster. In addition, make sure that players are properly registered via a supplemental before they actually play.
Ice Convener – Chris Carcerano summarized the league schedule. There are 103 league games that are double header games. This year has been one of the most difficult years in trying to get the schedule out. One of the biggest problems was scheduling around the CAHA weekends. So far to date, SCAHA has had 10 forfeits. He believes we need to get a handle on this sooner than later. The SCAHA Pre-Select Camp forms are now available on the SCAHA web site. We will need volunteers and coaches by December 4, 2009. Every club needs to submit a list of volunteer coaches, etc. by the deadline date.
Statistician – Annie Fisher informed the board that all of the clubs should have received their updated penalty minutes via email the other day. The penalty minutes are as of November 1, 2009.
Kevin Culbertson distributed the financials dated October 31, 2009 on behalf of Bob Driffill who is absent. For the month of October there was about $11,000 in revenues collected and about $14,000 in expenses. Bob Driffill wanted to point out that we are currently running about $11,000 over budget but that is due in part with SCAHA still having to collect outstanding player fees from clubs. Kevin Culbertson stated if there are any questions, to please contact him after the meeting and he will forward it on to Bob Driffill.
John Silberstein thanked those clubs that have already sent in their bylaws and organizational financial documents. He still needs documents from the following clubs; Bears, Stars, Wave, Jaguars, Eagles, Maple Leafs and Mariners. John Silberstein reiterated that all coaches MUST wear helmets for ALL on ice activities. Please refer to page 135 of the USA Hockey Annual guide.
Kevin Culbertson informed the board that 160 applications were received for scholarship assistance of which 115 applicants were approved at various levels. The 160 applications represent members from all the clubs except for two. Notifications to the clubs of their eligible members and their scholarship amounts will be sent in the next week or so and the checks will be issued towards the end of the month of November. And finally, Kevin Culbertson stated that he still needs to hear from three clubs regarding verification as per the email he sent out the other day.
Nancy Hodge informed the board that as of today they will be trying to schedule one more series of coach’s clinics for levels 1, 2 and 3. The date they are looking at is December 4, 5, 6, 2009 and the location would most probably be Lakewood. They will be deciding on it in the next couple of days. If it is a go, it will be on the USA Hockey web site. Nancy Hodge thanked all the clubs for submitting their A.C.E. Coordinator information. She now has the information for all the clubs. Rosemary Voulelikas asked if the coaches on a team that was moved up an age division need to certify their coaching certification to match the new division. Nancy Hodge answered yes.
None at this time.
LeAnn Doherty informed the board that she has passed out the Ducks patches to all participating
clubs. The Kings patches should be sent to your rinks in the next few weeks. The tickets for the
Ducks games have been completed except for the Dec. 19th game. The Kings have chosen the
February 2nd and February 4th dates for their games. The clubs participating for the Feb. 2nd game
will be the Jr. Kings, the Wave and the Maple Leafs. The Feb. 4th game will have the balance of the
clubs participating. LeAnn stated she is still waiting for the 4th year patches to come in.
LeAnn Doherty reported that she has already received 12 applications for the Select Camp. She is
not able to post the schedule until she has the number of players participating; this then
determines the number of teams and the schedule.
Meeting was adjourned at 8:12 pm.