BYHA promotes the development and enjoyment of youth hockey in the Town of Belmont, creating and maintaining a standard of goodwill, sportsmanship and fellowship among it's youth.
 
 
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Belmont Youth Hockey
Meeting Minutes
 
October 6, 2009
I.       Call to order
Brian Quirk called to order the regular meeting of the Belmont Youth Hockey Association (BYHA) at 7:08 pm on October 6, 2009 in the Staff Room of the Belmont Public Library.
II.     Roll call
The following persons were present: Jeff Brody, Jeff Carbeck, Roman Chicz, Curtis Cole, John Curran, Steve Nally, Joe Noone, Brian Quirk, Tricia Reggio and Kim Rocha.  Absent from the meeting were Jim Brown, Jim Finn, Doug McLaughlin and Bob Pomer.
III.    Approval of minutes from last meetings
The minutes from the September 8, 2009 regular board meeting were accepted (by subsequent e-mail vote).
IV.    Financial Update
John Curran gave a brief financial report. The finances look good as we head into the start of the 2009-10 season, with annual dues payments scheduled to come in during the next few months.
 
V.     Roster Updates
Recently held placement sessions for the mites and girls programs were discussed. It was decided that the older girls (U12 and U14) should have placements moved to the Spring. Mite and U10 girls placements will remain in September.
 
There are currently 232 players registered for the 2009-10 season, down slightly from the prior year. Additional registrations for the Mite Developmental program (currently 33 registered) are expected, which will bring the total membership close to last year’s registration numbers. The early feedback on the Mite Developmental program has been very positive.
VI.    Sponsorships/Fundraising
Jeff Carbeck has assumed responsibility for sponsors and provided an update on the status of team sponsors. There are 5-6 sponsors lined up thus far and board members will make efforts to assist in lining up the remaining sponsors needed. Sponsor names will continue to be placed on the back of practice jerseys, with the goal of moving next year towards a sponsorship sign to be posted at the Belmont rink.
 
Tricia Reggio discussed the possibility of a referral board as a fundraising effort where individuals post certain goods/services they could provide with a percentage of the proceeds going to BYHA. This idea will be discussed further at a future time.
 
Tricia Reggio also emphasized the need for volunteers to assist with the planning of the Big Chill. A comedian as entertainment for the Big Chill and various raffle options were discussed.
VII. Ice Breaker
The planning for this year’s Ice Breaker event set for October 31 was discussed. It is scheduled from 12-5 p.m., with 12-3 set aside for family free skate and 3-5 dedicated to a hockey skills competition similar to last year. Tricon is scheduled to be there. John Madden is assisting with food and beverages.
VIII. Photos
Jim Finn has arranged for photos to take place on November 11 and 12 at the rink.
IX.    By-Laws
The November board meeting will have a dedicated agenda item to discuss the proposed revisions to the By-Laws and Guidelines.
X.     Equipment
Brian Quirk will distribute jerseys to the various teams.
XI.    Adjournment
Brian Quirk adjourned the meeting at 8:38 p.m.
Minutes submitted by:  Jeff Brody