Belmont Youth Hockey
February 18, 2010
I. Call to order
A regular meeting of the Belmont Youth Hockey Association (BYHA) was called to order at 7:05 p.m. on February 18, 2010 in the Flett Room of the Belmont Public Library.
II. Roll call
The following board members were present: Jeff Brody, Roman Chicz, Curtis Cole, Doug McLaughlin, Joe Noone, Bob Pomer, Brian Quirk, Tricia Reggio and Kim Rocha. Absent from the meeting: Jim Brown, Jeff Carbeck, John Curran, Jim Finn, and Steve Nally.
III. Approval of minutes from last meetings
The minutes from the January 4, 2010 regular board meeting were accepted.
IV. Financial Update
We discussed John Curran’s latest financial report, which he submitted in writing since he could not attend the meeting in person.
V. Sound System
We discussed and approved the purchase of a 12-speaker sound system for the Belmont rink if appropriate terms can be finalized. Discussions are ongoing with the Recreation Department and the Boosters Club regarding their possible assistance with the purchase. We also discussed the preference for the installation to occur immediately after the rink closes and before the ice has been removed.
VI. Board Nominations/Elections
We discussed the status of board nominations for the upcoming year. There are two current board members who have expressed an interest to return and two new candidates who have expressed an interest to join the board. There are four potential openings.
VII. Big Chill/Fundraising
We discussed the Big Chill event and agreed that it was a success. Attendees clearly had a very good time and the event was financially successful as well. Final numbers are still being tallied.
We discussed the scheduling of end of the year banquets. The Mite Developmental Program (a/k/a the Mini Marauders) will not have a banquet, but will instead have an end of the year party at the rink. We also discussed trophies/shorts for the various teams.
We discussed a possible bullying issue on one of the teams. We agreed that bullying will not be tolerated and discussed options on how best to address the situation.
X. Player Placements
We dedicated much of the meeting to reviewing and approving the new Player Placement Guidelines and discussing the placement process. The new guidelines will be distributed to all members with the placement announcement. The guidelines will also be posted on the website.
Brian Quirk adjourned the meeting at 9:30 p.m.
Minutes submitted by: Jeff Brody