SCAHA MEETING OF BOARD OF DIRECTORS
August 11, 2010
LAKEWOOD MALL MEETING ROOM
EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE PRESENT
Bob Doherty (Commissioner), Wendy Goldstein (Member Services), Bob Driffill (Treasurer), Rosemary Voulelikas (Secretary), Chris Carcerano (Ice Convener), Nancy Hodge (A.C.E. Coordinator) and Kevin Culbertson (Director-at-Large).
MEMBER ASSOCIATIONS PRESENT/ABSENT
Chris Crotty – LA Kings Fan Development
James Cefaly – LA Kings Fan Development
Miranda Iteler – Velocity Sports Performance
Terry Gordon – LAHOA Treasurer
Bob Doherty called the meeting to order at 7:06 pm.
A couple of corrections to the minutes; the CA Wave were present and it was Rich Miner and not Ben Cohen that asked about the financial assistance. John Barkholtz moved to approve the minutes of the July 14, 2010 meeting as amended.
(motion SECONDED and PASSED)
Chris Crotty, of the LA Kings Fan Development spoke briefly about the two main fundraising programs at the Kings. The first program is the Kings Assist Youth Fundraising Program and Contest and the second program is the Premier Level VIP Season Seat Offer. Chris Crotty distributed a flyer with details of the two programs to the board.
Miranda Iteler of Velocity Sports Performance spoke briefly about the upcoming NHL Style Hockey Combine being offered at the South Bay location on August 21, 2010 at 10 am. She handed out a flyer with the details.
Bob Doherty informed the board that based on the pre-season team declarations it would appear
that we have increased the membership. In 2009-2010 there were a total of 156 teams as compared to 166 for this season. Last season, there were 37 Tier teams and 119 recreational teams. This year the team declarations indicate 42 Tier teams and 124 recreational teams. Bob Doherty stated that he is not sure if we are diluting the teams with fewer players on rosters or if we are actually growing.
The team declarations are due August 18, 2010 as well as the ice slots for the season.
The SCAHA Pre-Select camp will be held during the weekend of December 11-12. The registration forms and PayPal will be available on the SCAHA web site from October 1-30 the cost is $120. After Oct. 30 and until Nov. 15 the cost is $150. Registrations will be closed after November 15th. We will need help with hospitality as well as we would like to see more coaches from more clubs participate.
There was a request sent to Steve Laing, CAHA president for donations of equipment and jerseys for a Camp Pendleton hockey team that will be participating in a charity event. Dave Rainer of SDIA spoke briefly about it. He stated that he is not sure what SCAHA is able to do since the event is two weeks away. Bob Doherty asked Dave to have Joel Henderson contact him.
Deputy Commissioner’s Report
No report at this time.
Terry Gordon spoke briefly about the recent seminars held by LAHOA. They did a whole segment regarding the point of emphasis issues that SCAHA asked for; head contact, checking from behind, mouth pieces, etc. they went over it numerous times and did what if scenarios with the officials. They have four-(4) more seminars scheduled for August and one more for September.
Member Services – Wendy Goldstein reminded the presidents to send in the coaches LOI’s. Reminder you cannot have a coach on a roster if he has not been screened. Please remind your coaches, managers and locker room attendants that they will need to be screened. Make sure that your coaches have their respective levels for the teams they are coaching. Player-ups are still missing; make sure to get them in before the pre-season games. If players are playing on tournament teams, you will need to send the temporary releases for these players.
Ice Convener – Chris Carcerano informed the board that he will be sending the updated SCAHA schedule by tomorrow. The Tier II Regular season declarations, the preseason A/B declarations and the ice slots are all due August 18, 2010. There will be four-(4) preseason games and 17 regular season games. The rules state that 16 regular season games will count towards the standings. The minimum number of players for Mites and Squirts is 10 players for regular season and 12 players for PW and above for teams to be considered viable and to be scheduled in the regular season. SCAHA has a new I-Phone Application. Please provide Chris Carcerano feedback.
Statistician – No report at this time.
Bob Driffill distributed the financial statements dated July 30, 2010 to the board. Bob Driffill went over the balance sheet. The checking account is actually the money that an organization has and the Securities account is the future contingency account for the organization. Basically, the contingency account is there in case all else fails and it should be equal to about one year of operation. The proposed budget for the 2010-2011 season is on the last page of the financials.
Bob Doherty stated that the budget is pretty much the same as last year except the amount for the financial assistance scholarships has increased to $36,000. Rosemary Voulelikas asked about the Income Playoffs line item and whether the playoff team fee is increasing this year. Bob Driffilll stated that the $123,000 Playoff expense line item represents some of the 2008-2009 playoff expenses being paid out in 2009-2010. Chris Carcerano stated that he believes that they will be increasing the team playoff fee for the upcoming season. It has not been increased for the last three-(3) years. Ben Cohen asked about increasing the financial scholarship. Kevin Culbertson stated that we should wait to see how many applicants submit. Bob Doherty reminded the board that only three-(3) applicants were received for the college scholarships last season. The issue is that the SCAHA scholarship does not cover the whole amount of dues. The most a qualifying family may receive is $500 depending on the information, etc. Kevin Culbertson asked the presidents to help him inform their families that the SCAHA scholarship is just assistance and will not be covering their whole dues. It was agreed that we will wait to see how many applicants submit for financial assistance and if need be the budget line amount will be revisited. Louis Soltero moved to approve the budget as presented.
(motion SECONDED and PASSED)
A.C.E. Coaching Coordinator Report
Nancy Hodge informed the board that there are coaching clinics posted on the USAH web site for
Oct. 2 and Oct. 9 at the Kroc Center in San Diego. The Level 1 and Level 2 clinics are on the same
day and USA Hockey will not allow you to register for both levels so you will need to contact Jason
Galea and let him know that you are coming and bring a check with you. There should be another
series of Level 1, 2 and 3 and they will be held in Oxnard in early November. Level 4 is next
weekend and we have over 100 coaches attending.
SCAHA’s Managers meeting will be held on Sunday, August 29, 2010 at 9 am at the Phoenix Club in Anaheim. Registration is at 8:30 am. Bob Doherty urged the presidents to have their managers attend and SCAHA would like to make this meeting mandatory. Bob Doherty stated that he would like to see all of the presidents attend as well. Please RSVP to Annie Fisher as soon as possible.
CHAMPS program will continue this upcoming year. SCAHA is looking at having the clubs’ CHAMPS Coordinators reviewing the report cards and distributing the patches directly.
Laura Ryan asked if the Tier I teams will be scheduled into the Tier II schedule as exhibition games. Bob Doherty informed the board that what they are looking at is to schedule the PW Tier I teams to play in the BN AA division and the BN AAA teams to play in the MD AA16U division.
Laura Ryan asked if the teams will be asked on a voluntary basis or will SCAHA mandate the PW and BN Tier I teams in the Tier II schedule. Laura Ryan stated that she believes the presidents should have a say on whether they want to do this or not. Laura Ryan moved to have the Tier II BN and MD16U teams participate in a SCAHA schedule with the PW Tier I and the BN Tier I teams on a voluntary optional basis.
(motion SECONDED and PASSED)
Bob Doherty stated that an email will go out to the presidents asking whether or not their teams will be participating.
Meeting was adjourned at 8:23 pm.