WRA Association Meeting Minutes - August 2016 (Whitby Ringette)

PrintWRA Association Meeting Minutes - August 2016

Whitby Ringette Association August Meeting Minutes August 22, 2016

I. Call to order

Jennifer moved to called to order the regular meeting of the WRA at 7:10pm on August 22, 2016 at Joanne’s home.

II. Roll call

The following persons were present: Marc Nagy, Jennifer Nagy, John Hyde, David Taite, Joanne Brind’Amour, Cameron Lee, Lisa Tucker, Aaron Foshay, Christy Wallace, Carrie Anderson, Stanton Mackellar, Bianca Novielli, Dain Andrews

III. Teams

  • 15 teams
  • Viability to be looked at u9/10/12 numbers, 16R needs #s, u19A will be increasing in #s
  • Reminders will be sent for fees to be paid to get on ice insurance
  • Rookie will look at “house league” games
  • U8 inquiries from parents, possibility of games with A/P, Sunderland and Oshawa later in season
  • No house league team above Rookie Ringette age

IV. Ice Time



  • Deadline to return has passed for 1st half but we can sell time.
  • Pickering is hosting Provincials, add’l ice time in Whitby
  • Matt Ledger to post icetime schedule on website and create coach email group

V. Holland Bloorview Concussion Centre Speaker- James Murphy

  • Centre

  • Concussions for under 18
  • Education, research (linked with UofT) and clinicals (baseline testing)
  • Brain movement within the skull, ‘invisible injury’
  • “when in doubt, sit them out”, 24-48 hours to appear
  • Return to Play steps for return to activity, return of symptoms goes back to step 1.
  • Priortize Plan Pace Position for Self-management tools
  • Concussion & You sessions at Holland Bloorview offered weekly, free
  • Baseline-testing

  • Neuro-cognitive testing, Preseason, validated ages 10-18, 90 minutes
  • $90+HST indiv, 2-6 ($75+HST), full team ($65+HST, offsite), recommended annually ($50 renewal)
  • No additional cost for post-injury care, covered by OHIP
  • Individual responses, not compared to general population
  • Persistent clinic available without baseline testing, and covered by OHIP
  • Adding links onto website necessary and to ORA concussion links

VI. Come Try Ringette

  • Stick Giveaway from spring CTR – to be provided and selection made.
  • Stick Giveaway for this event
  • Sat, September 10 2:15-3 pm Iroquois 4
  • Stanton will have Publicity flyers ready this week
  • Click on flyer on website to register
  • Joanne Brind’Amour will put together take-home pamphlet

VII. Equipment

  • 94 rings, 4 coach bags, few pylons, many things missing
  • $200 deposits will be needed from coaches for equipment
  • Coaches needed to contact Dain about equipment they have and need.
  • Dain needs order new jerseys for Rookie Ringette

VIII. Tournament Sponsorship

  • Update

  1. Dennys - 20% off coupons/1 per skater
  2. Demetres - $10 Gift certificate
  3. Pro Hockey Life - Tournament Assistance Program Valued at $550
  4. ETS - Yes to Monetary Donation, amount TBD
  5. Mary Noakes, ReMax - Yes to monetary donation, amount TBD
  6. Durham Sportswear - Yes to participating
  7. Fit 4 Sport - $250 Donation
  8. Chance Ring - Yes to equipment donation for skills competition
  9. Roys Enterprise - 20 cinch sacks with custom "Skills Competition" Design
  10. Skyzone - yes to $250 (would like a table to give away prizes at tournament)
  11. Scholars Choice - Will donate prizes for skills competition
  12. Hands in Demand $250 sponsor
  • Skyzone and Holland Bloorview will have booth set up
  • Receipts- treasurer will provide to sponsors as needed
  • Jen Koppens will be running Tournament

IX. Publicity

  • Cheryl Gordon’s 7th Annual Outdoor Movie Night for Hunger- Sept 9 6:30
      • Brooklin residents/ U12PP players will be asked to represent prior to movie
  • Brooklin Harvest Festival is same date at CTR, so not involved
  • Whitby Heritage is Oct 1
  • Inquiry to parents of how they found out about Whitby Ringette

X. Player Development

  • Pat Pare Power-skating clinics will Sunday nights starting Sept 18 every other week
  • Goalie clinics will be same Sunday nights- opening up to younger ages (1/3 ice)
  • Dryland training looking at options and permits at local schools

XI. Central Region

  • Meeting Monday August 29
  • Goalie crisis
  • AA programs discussed

XII. Ontario Ringette Association

  • Western Region wants to do crossover games- 16A and 14A

XIII. Rookie Ringette- follow up needed

  • Aaron will put together policy for rookie ringette helpers on ice

XIV. Motions

  • Member-at-large vote: Stanton nominated Steve Gaull, second by Jen and Dave, approved
  • Not-for-profit number has been provided from ORA (follow-up in September)

XV. Adjournment

Jennifer moved to adjourn the meeting at 10:48, Stanton 2nd .

Minutes submitted by:  Joanne Brind’Amour

NEXT MEETING: Monday, September 12, 7 pm location Iroquois Board Room

View AllOur Sponsors
  • JRC Landscaping
  • The Locker
  • RIDM
Social Networking
Follow Us On
Follow Whitby Ringette on Twitter
- and -
Visit Whitby Ringette on Facebook
- and -
Follow Whitby Ringette on Instagram
Quick Links
Manage Subscriptions
Signup to receive email or text messages for the teams you want to follow.
Printed from whitbyringette.com on Friday, July 10, 2020 at 11:48 PM