WRA Association Meeting Minutes - May 2017 (Whitby Ringette)

PrintWRA Association Meeting Minutes - May 2017

Whitby Ringette Association May Meeting Minutes May 8, 2017

I. Call to order- 7:17 pm Iroquois, Large Board Room

Roll call- The following persons were present: Jennifer Nagy, Steve Gaull, Matt Ledger , David Taite, Joanne Brind’Amour, Cameron Lee, Carrie Anderson, Stanton Mackellar, Lisa Tucker, John Hyde, Rebecca Hyde, Kim Cornacchia, Karla Xavier,  Rolanda Morrow, Crissy Moutsatsos

II. Registration

  • Team descriptions on Website
  • June 30 is early bird registration cutoff
  • Blast email needs to be sent off through Jen nagy

III. Teams

  • U8, U9, U10?, U12R, U12A, U14R, U14AA hosted in Whitby, U16R +goalie, U16A+2 goalies, U16AA hosted in Whitby, U19R, U19A combined in Whitby- all have the numbers (U14A combined in Ajax)
  • Refreshed jerseys from all sponsors to cover entire Association

IV. Publicity

  • How to in 10- lots of ‘traffic’ came through (16)
  • Trafalgar Castle will sponsor a team, banner
  • Brooklin Spring Fair- partaking in parade, younger players asked to participate, volunteers for helping with float, booth
  • Inaugaral Golf Tournament- $120/player at Deer Creek, 18 holes, cart, buffet dinner
  • Sunday, August 20, 12pm registration, tee off at 1pm
  • Dinner only ticket, kids tickets
  • Hole sponsorship allowed, 18 foursomes wanted minimum
  • Jen will send out blast invite
  • Canada Day Festival at Iroquois
  • Rib-Fest- no response
  • Food Truck Frenzy- no response
  • Harbour Day, Whitby Heritage Festival
  • Rogers TV segment- followup needed
  •  Signage at Iroquois $800 for year on Blvd

V. Off-Ice Clothing

  • Request for Quotes from at least 3 vendors- fitting date
  •  Vintage Clothing
  • Price Right Promotions
  • Cintas Corporation
  • Ringette Store
  • Stormtech Contact
  •  RFQs by May 31, committee

VI. Player Development

  •  Come Try Ringette Month- ORA funding and gear available for Bring-A-Friend to every practice in a month (dozen? sticks, helmets and gloves)
  • Follow up is essential for funding, registration through CTR website
  • Come Try Ringette- Sept 9
  • Come Try Goalie Clinic
  • Coach names needed for development sessions (mandatory or optional)
  • Wendy Graham U12R
  • Leea Kinnunen U12P
  • Sue Shantz U19A

VII. Coach Development

  • Old and new requirements- All coaches need Making Headway (free), Respect in Sport ($30), MED (free until Dec 31 for CI level), Coach Initiation (intro to) (emodule, free until Aug 3),
  • CI (12+) June 24, 25? By Central
  • 60% reimbursement for CI until March 31 from Quest for Gold Bursary
  • Team budgets should cover qualification expenses through reimbursement

VIII. Ice Time

  • No more ice available
  • Provincials Hosting- Town of Whitby requires 2 year advance requests for ice (AA March 7-10, A March 14-17, 2019) Intent to host in by June 1 with $200 deposit (Jen to submit application), 6 pads needed
  • 21 hours needed for teams, 22 hours available to WRA before Rookie and Development
  • Dates of Tournament (Jan 5, 6, 7 staying same)

IX.  Website Updates

  • Password protected section looking to be added
  • MB Sports changing email and alias system (5 emails/aliases, 1 mailing list with 500 recipients)
  • Banner about what gear and where to find
  • Tab for coaching needs to be added

X. Central Region

  • Central AGM on Monday, June 5, 7pm at McLean Centre in Ajax
  • Ref’s fees increasing $2
  • Ice scheduler posting for paid position
  • The following executive members shall be elected for a two (2) year term:
  • President - (2 year) outgoing Mary Slavik
  • 1st Vice - Chair - one year term, outgoing Dom Ionadi
  • 2nd Vice Chair - 2 year term - outgoing Mark Pagniello
  • Elite Development - 1 year term, outgoing Lou Cornacchia (open to role sharing)
  • Athlete Development Co-Ordinator - 2 year term, Outgoing Sean Browne
  • G & T Co-Ordinator - 2 year term - outgoing Jamie Showers
  • Membership Services - 2 year term, outgoing Deb Finlay
  • Adult Development - 2 year term, outgoing Amanda Good
  • Member at Large - 2 year term, outgoing Colin Deans
  • League Co-Ordinator - 1 year term, outgoing Lori Hambley

XI. Ontario Ringette Association

  • AGM June 9-11, 2017
  • Moving to Governance Board rather than Operating Board (meet quarterly)
  • Survey posted on Facebook

XII. Social Media

  • Presence has increased and doing well
  • Linking of Instagram and Facebook and Twitter (share)

XIII. Other business

  •  Next meeting: Monday June 12 location to be confirmed Zingers?
  • Thursday 07:00 PM  10 Aug 2017 at Rolanda’s

XIV. Adjournment

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