WRA Association Meeting Minutes - March 2017 (Whitby Ringette)

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Whitby Ringette Association March Meeting Agenda - March 20, 2017

I. Call to order - 7:15 pm Joanne Brind’Amour’s house

Roll call- The following persons were present: Marc Nagy, Steve Gaull, Matt Ledger , David Taite, Joanne Brind’Amour, Aaron Foshay, Christy Wallace, Dain Andrews, Stanton Mackellar

II. Publicity

  • Trafalgar Castle- jersey funding still unknown, hopefully known by AGM
  • Screen posting, Advertiser post, Kijiji post for goalies especially, more ice time (being tracked)
  • Spring/Summer promotion opportunities
  •  Jamboree of multiple sports, opportunities (Trafalgar), Montessori

III. Financing

  • Ice time paid off by end of season
  •  Tournament profit helped as well
  • Surplus available over the summer
  • 1st year in black, need to start subsidizing development from Bingo, Fundraising and Tournament sponsors instead of paying down debt to Town of Whitby
  • Keep fees the same for next year, covering ice fees, ORA, referee costs

IV. Registration

  • Intent forms used to figure out possible teams

V. Tryouts

  • Usually overlap with Ajax/Pickering tryouts, follow Oshawa?
  • pre-registration online ($5) so we have better sense of actual numbers for sorting
  • $10 for sorting skate ice costs
  • scheduling after May 8, evaluators, table volunteers (stay away from Tues/Thurs for LBK)
  • April 22nd for U8/9/10 (1 hour) coaches: Dain, Chris and prospective regional coaches
     • registration: Joanne Brind’Amour
  • Regional sort for U12, U14, and U16/19
  • not May 19-21 (long weekend)

VI. Teams

  • Registration from intent forms

VII. Rookie Ringette

  •  48 in Rookie Program this year
  • Come Try Ringette Event in May possibly
  • Bring a Friend Event – about 20 friends were brought to event (5 RR1, 6 RR2 registered)
  • problem with it being on March Break?

VIII. Coach Development

  •  Coaching Apps (timing, scheduling and panel)
  • extend deadline to April 1, panel mid April
  • panel made up of Steve Gaull, Joanne Brind’Amour, Dain Andrews, Stanton MacKellar, Marc Nagy…..

IX. Ice Time

  • Increase of 3.5% in cost
  • Have to sign in May/June

X. Website Updates

  • Banners out online to advertise (mobile ready)
  • Looking to link Facebook straight onto website

XI. Central Region

  • Still in existence
  • Player fee will be allocated to division group

XII. Other business

  •  Review the Board - staying vs vacancies
  •  needs to be shared consolidated by Jen Nagy 
  • Jen Nagy will resend updated Powerpoint
  • WRA Meetings 2017
  • AGM in Whitney Hall April 11?
  • 1 vote per family
  •  Mon 07:00 PM  08 May 2017 Fireside Room

XIII. Adjournment

  •  Marc moved to adjourn the meeting at 9:49, Steve 2nd , Stanton 3rd
  • Minutes submitted by:  Joanne Brind’Amour
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