North Central Minor Hockey Association
NORTH CENTRAL MINOR HOCKEY ASSOCIATION
ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
SATURDAY, APRIL 11, 2015 LACOMBE MEMORIAL CENTRE
In Attendance: Stephen Holt, Ryan Koehli, Lance Chalmers, Ellen Bonde, Cheryl Goodwin, Alix, Bentley, Big Valley, Blackfalds, Bowden, Camrose, Caroline, Castor, Clive, Consort, Coronation, Delburne, Eckville, Edson, Endmoor, Hinton, Hughenden, Innisfail, Jasper, Killam, Lacombe, Leduc, Maskwacis, Ponoka, Red Deer, Rimbey, Rocky Mtn. House, Sedgewick, Spruce View, Stettler, Sundre, Sylvan Lake, Thunderstars, Viking, Warburg, Barrhead, Athabasca.
Absent: Bashaw, Wainwright, Whitecourt
Jessie Cooper, President for RMFHL, gave a shortpresentation at the AGM.
The Rocky Mountain Female Hockey League will be extending its boundaries to Leduc for the 2015 season. As with the South division (Calgary area), a 140km travel radius from the host site will be in effect for all league games. RMFHL is a tiered league, and as such holds a tiering tournament weekend at the beginning of the season to determine team placement. The North and South division teams will not cross over for games. It was announced at the AGM that a meeting for the RMFHL was being held in Leduc April 11 at 2:00pm. NCMHA members with female teams were invited to attend this meeting at the conclusion of the AGM.
Stephen Holt called the meeting to order at 10:50am
The Approval of the 2015-16 Timeline was added to the agenda under New Business (g).
The minutes from the January 24, 2015 meeting were circulated. Spruce View made the motion to accept as presented. Eckville seconded. Motion carried.
Ellen Bonde presented the financial report and moved that it be adopted as presented. Lacombe expressed concerns over the Schedule/stats costs. It was explained that this expense is to cover the Ice Scheduler contract and any rescheduling done once a schedule is posted. Rocky seconded. Motion carried.
Stephen Holt reported that the 2014 season was officially complete and felt it was a good season.
There was nothing more to report in regards to the AA Model for the upcoming season.
Ryan Koehli reported that the season went well. Ryan thanked Viking and Byemoor for hosting the All Star Games. The All Star Games were well received and are a part of next seasons’ schedule.
Lance Chalmers reported that the season went well. More information would be shared from the governors during their presentation.
League Governors’ Reports: See attachment.
NCMHA Executive proposed Motion 1 to accept changes to the Bylaws to reflect the League Governor positions and to add references to Female Minor Hockey. Clive seconded. Motion carried.
NCMHA Executive proposed Motion 2 to update regulations for the 2015-16 season. A discussion was held regarding the 4-Point Rule. There were concerns that the rule was being used to dodge the penalty rule. Clarification was requested for the Head Contact rule. A discussion was held concerning this rule as it is felt that this penalty has a large range of misinterpretation and over use by some referees.Alix seconded. Motion carried.
Ellen Bonde made a motion to accept the budget as presented. Rimbey seconded. Motion carried. Auditors will be Delburne and Eckville.
NCMHA Executive proposed Motion 3 to deny Wainwright Minor Hockey Association membership at this time. Clive seconded. Motion carried.
NCMHA Executive proposed Motion 4 to accept membership from Coronation, Consort and Hughendon Minor Hockey for a three-year term with conditions. Killam seconded. Motion carried.
NCMHA Executive proposed Motion 5 to accept Athabasca Minor Hockey Association with a restricted membership of Bantam or Midget Tier 1division and Female for a one-year term with conditions reviewed annually. Clive seconded. Motion carried.
NCMHA Executive proposed Motion 6 to accept Barrhead Minor Hockey Association with a restricted membership of Bantam or Midget Tier 1 division for a one-year term with conditions reviewed annually. Clive seconded. Motion carried.
NCMHA Executive proposed Motion 7 to deny Whitecourt Minor Hockey Association membership at this time. Red Deer seconded. Motion carried.
NCMHA Executive proposed Motion 8 to accept Hinton Minor Hockey Association with a restricted membership of Bantam and Midget Tier 1 division for a three-year term with conditions of remaining competitive at the Tier 1 level. Failure to do so will result in the release from NCMHA. Thunderstars seconded. Motion carried.
NCMHA Executive proposed Motion 9 to accept Jasper Minor Hockey Association with restricted membership of Bantam and Midget Tier 1 division for a three-year term with conditions. Lacombe seconded. Motion carried.
The Ice Scheduler position was awarded to Nick Taylor for a term of one year. Lacombe expressed concerns that this position was not posted and that members did not know that the position was available. Stephen Holt stated that members were informed at the January meeting that the position was available and was itindicated in the minutes, which are posted on the website. The only application received by the deadline was Nick Taylors’.
NCMHA Executive proposed the 2015-16 TimeLine. Ponoka seconded. Motion carried.
Ryan Koehli presented a PowerPoint to membership showing the results from the Association Survey that was sent out in January.
Stephen Holt announced the Provincial winners from NCMHA and congratulated the winning associations. The winners have been posted on the NCMHA homepage.
Secretary – Clive nominated Arlene Busat. No other nominations. Arlene won by acclamation.
VP Bantam/Midget/Female – Clive nominated Ryan Koehli. No other nominations. Ryan won by acclamation.
NCMHA Executive recognized Cheryl Goodwin on her service to the league and wished her well in the future.
A Special Schedule Workshop was set for April 28 at 7:00pm at the Sylvan Lake Multiplex.
Meeting adjourned at 1:00pm