WRA Association Meeting Minutes - Oct 2017 (Whitby Ringette)

PrintWRA Association Meeting Minutes - Oct 2017

Whitby Ringette Association

October Meeting Minutes

October 16, 2017

I. Call to order

Jen moved to called to order the regular meeting of the WRA at 7:09pm on October 16, 2017 at McKinney Lower Meeting Room.

I. Roll call

The following persons were present: Jennifer Nagy, John Hyde, Joanne Brind’Amour, Christy Wallace, Carrie Anderson, Rebecca Hyde, Stanton Mackellar, Chrissy Moutsatsos, Matt Ledger, Jenn Koppens, Cameron Lee, Karla Xavier, Kim Cornacchia, Rolanda Morrow

Absent: Lisa Tucker, Biana Novielli, Kaleigh Ionadi, Jess Nagy, Dain Andrews,  David Taite, Steve Gaull

  • Oshawa Generals 12P night Oct 21, glory game at intermission ($21/seat)
  • Central Region aligned for fundraiser Oct 28
  • WRA haunted trails event- Fall Fundraising event Oct 20/21
  • Free makeup artists and volunteers
  • Representation Needed
  • Bake Table


  • Come Try Ringette Event Sunday Oct 29 3:00 McKinney and again Dec 17
  • 250 lawn signs need to be placed around schools and daycares (and picked up)
  • say “This Weekend” to be placed Sunday Oct 22 in evening at earliest
  • Pick up from WRA 8:30-12 Sat Oct 21
  • Package from ORA for marketing provided, shipping labels to be stuck on with dates
  • Prorated fee advertised (come try, play for November month free and register for Dec 1 $200 for Rookie and $300 for U8,U9,U10 +team fees)
  • Whitby Tournament Passport for distribution of discount coupons
  • Branded Merchandise for Holiday Gift Giving
  • will be bulk ordered
  • sub-committee needed (URGENT)


Social Media

  • Instagram needs more involvement and to be used by teams #whitbyringette,#wra,#whitbywild
  • “Flat Stanley” Jack and Belle mascot distributed to coaches
  • picture post of the month
  • Coaches and managers need to push for parent and older player involvement
  • Social media rep from each team


  • U9 jerseys sponsored by Trafalgar Castle ($1500 but needs to be $2000)
  • Rookie jerseys- purchased by Matt Ledger (and reimbursed)
  • Regional Jerseys ordered for U8, U9, U10 and U12 ($63 each) from Jersey Fund
  • Selling old jerseys, can request your number to retire
  • Inventory to be done on old jerseys (Dain Andrews)

Team Photographs

  • Shannon Nagle ($15/player 2 indiv + team, online gallery to print selves)
  • Will be booked for Tuesdays and Thursdays ready for Holiday Season


  • Out of town player releases due Oct 15
  • 185 players registered to date

Ice Time

  • Nov 26 U8 team scheduled for 7pm (trying to be rescheduled)

Coach Development

  • Skills matrix due Oct 31 with the U12 and below teams.  (scheduled Oct 24, 25 practices)
  • ORA has published better instructions on how to complete but we need times for completing.
  • Website Coaching Corner

Player Development

  • Player skills development – SORC skills every 2nd Tuesday of month
  • Unitas Hockey Power Skating – every Sunday varying by teams (6-7 sessions)
  • 2nd half session in March can be cancelled and used for Tournament Prep
  • Gym Ringette with Town of Whitby ($90/8 week session)


  • Goalie glove(s) needed
  • Jen will send out mass email for donations of equipment for locker


  • Nothing to update

Central Ringette Association

  • Player intents need to be in by Jan 15, managers need to get info (Assoc runs and decides)
  • Panel will decide from intents

Other business 

  • Tournament
  • 79 teams registered to date
  • water bottles for jazzy jars need to be ordered, need sponsorship
  • need someone to run skills (AAA players need to be incorporated)
  • subcommittee meeting Wed Oct 18 in small board room
  • Santa Claus Parade Committee forming Thursday Oct 19 7:30 at 1847 Pub
  • Fundscrip WRA now keeps 25%
  • Sponsorship for Teams cut for WRA is 10% (to max of $250)

- Lisa needs to send another email

Next meeting

  • November 13 at McKinney 7-9
  • December 11 at 1847 or Corrado’s (Kim to book)


John moved to adjourn the meeting at 9:30, Cam 2nd .

Minutes submitted by:  Joanne Brind’Amour

NEXT MEETING: Monday, November 13, 7 pm location Mckinney Meeting Room



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