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
 
December 7, 2009
I.          Call to order
Curtis Cole called to order the regular meeting of the Belmont Youth Hockey Association (BYHA) at 7:00 pm on December 7, 2009 in the Staff Room of the Belmont Public Library.
 
II.        Midget Registration Fees
We discussed requiring them to be paid in full upon registration.  John says that these fees are difficult to collect once the half season is over.  All agreed. We need to implement for next season.
 
III.       Delinquent Families
While the unpaid debts are not significant (approx $2,800) we decided that Brian, Doug, John and Curtis should convene to discuss the best approach with these families.  It surfaced because John discussed implementing ramifications for the families that are not fully paid at YE 2009.
 
IV.       Big Chill
We discussed ticket prices and agreed keep the price at $60 and include each ticket in the free tuition drawing held that night.  The comedian is committed.  We need to push for live auction items.

V.        League Movement
Jimmy Brown reported that he thinks all Belmont GBL teams will likely be moved to different division based on the team's desire:
Squirt A – down
Squirt B – possibly up with this movement both of these teams will be in the same  division.
Mt A - up
Also, the Squirt game misconduct issue was resolved.
 VI.      Sound System for the Rink
We discussed the value of a good sound system in the rink.  Two years ago we set aside $5,000 (monies from the big chill) and have not done anything since.  It does not make sense to do something permanent based on the rink's future.  We discussed moveable vs. permanently fixed.  The consensus was having the equipment more fixed will prevent damage and theft.  We hope to have this in place for the Kelleher Classic. 
 
VII.     Annual Meeting 
The member meeting to elect new Board members was pushed back to early March...specific date to be determined.  Based on tasks and time required, we realized we feasibly have the process of electing new board members by the proposed Jan '10 Annual Meeting.  The possibility of having a January meeting and March meeting was discussed but remained open.
 
VIII.    By-Laws
It was agreed that we need to schedule a specific meeting focused only on the by-laws.  This would be a working meeting to discuss and plough through new language and those interested would attend.  Brian will schedule this meeting.
XVI.    Adjournment
Curtis Cole adjourned the meeting at 8:50 p.m.
Minutes submitted by:  Curtis Cole