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Irondale Youth Hockey Association Board Meeting Minutes
IYHA November 21, 2013 Board of Directors Meeting:  Called to order 6:00 pm by Secretary Brent Eilefson
Board Members Present:  Brent Eilefson, John Niedfeldt-Thomas, Nicki Oswald, Tim Manson, Steve Clark, James Sigmundik, Rob Hanson
Board Members Absent: Tom Gombold, Adam Schmidt, Tom Rodefeld, Shari Kunza, Kara Chamberlain, Bill Jacob
Guests:  Ann Fieberg
Minutes:  The October Board meeting minutes were read and approved. 
Board Roundtable:
President:  Absent, no report.
Vice President:  Tourney update.  Bantams bracket filled.  Round robin all other divisions.  Currently has 4 teams in PW, 4 in squirt, 4 in U10B.  Will cancel the U12 bracket due to lack of interested teams.  Will need to reassess volunteer hour policy in light of present tourney situation.
Secretary:  Looking for co-op opportunities for next season.  MV, North Metro, St. Francis are all on table.  Will commit to updating Handbook, including out of town tournaments and waive-up policy.  Also need to update “35 events” at squirt level.
Treasurer:  Updated financials available. 
Boys Program Coordinator:  Teams are moving along.  A SQ strong.  Peewees a bit of a struggle due to 3 smaller teams, but working out.  PWB competitive.  CSQ good.  PWB2 struggling.   
Girls Program Coordinator:  Absent, no report.
Initiation Program Coordinator:  Has ice to work with, which is great.  The mites are off and running.  Learn to Skate is under way, we’ll watch and learn.  Really an excellent value for the ice time and training.  Promotion and retention person, see handout (click here) for position responsibilities.  Need to get the word out and get this position filled.    
District Representative:  SafeSport training completed.  For tourneys, D10 requires one EMT per sheet of ice.  Referee hotline, in case of no-shows:  763-221-8886.
Ice Commissioner:   Absent, no report.
Registration coordinator:  All boys teams are registered.  Need a better process around Consents to Treat next year.  Also, player registrations must match their birth certificate names exactly—this was a problem.
Equipment Manager:  Socks all out.  Mite jerseys and t-shirts will be in within 2 weeks.  Promote the Bauer fundraiser better if we do it again—5% of proceeds come back to IYHA.
Boys HS Coach:  Absent , no report.
Girls HS Coach:   Absent, no report.
Standing Reports:
Player and Coach Development Committee:     
Lake Region:  No report.
Fundraising Committee:  Need fundraising ideas.  Bring em.
Potential Partnership Committee:  Dormant.
Website Update:   Looking to clean up sponsors—some aren’t around anymore, etc.
Old Business
New Business:  
1.             Discussed updating IYHA Handbook with respect to out of town tournament policy, and waive-up policy.  Also, need to update handbook to reflect new interpretation of “35 events” when applied to Squirts.
Adjourned at 7:00 pm.