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Irondale Youth Hockey Association Board Meeting Minutes


IYHA June 19, 2014 Board of Directors Meeting:  Called to order 6:41 pm by Secretary Brent Eilefson


Board Members Present:  Brent Eilefson, Nicki Oswald, Steve Clark, Kara Chamberlain, Bill Jacob, Adam Schmidt, Dave Walsh, Tim Manson


Board Members Absent:  Tom Gombold, James Sigmundik, Tom Rodefeld, Rob Hanson


Guests:  Tracy Henry


Minutes:  April meeting minutes to be reviewed at July meeting.


Brent Eilefson moved to appoint Kara Chamberlain as Vice President.  Tim Manson second.  Motion passed.


Kara Chamberlain moved to appoint Dave Walsh as Girls Coordinator.  Nicki Oswald second.  Motion passed. 


Board Roundtable:


President:  Absent, no report.


Vice President:  Working on ice and tourneys.  Looking at moving January tourney, due to conflict with huge Fargo tourney, maybe make it an end of year tourney in February.  Perhaps add a mite/squirt tourney.  Checking into it.  For now, still Jan 9-11.  Also working on volunteer policy, which will be based on IYHA policy providing for tourney and non-tourney volunteer hours.  MV wants to consider hour requirement in light of effectively doubling the size of the association.  Suggesting a $500 volunteer deposit to “encourage” people to get involved.


Secretary:  General co-op update.  Working to finalize jersey logo/colors, registration matters, and volunteer policy.


Treasurer:  Last season’s volunteer checks to be securely destroyed.


Boys Program Coordinator:  Working with MV boys coordinator.  Looking to review MV coach surveys from last season.


Girls Program Coordinator:   Has been meeting with MV girls coordinator.  Things are coming together, as they should since we were co-oped with the girls last season.


Initiation Program Coordinator:  Trying to lock down mite schedule, getting close.  Learn to Skate is not seen as an important program in MV eyes—they do a try before you buy, letting kids skate several weeks prior to committing to mites.  IYHA views LTS as key to engaging with new families.


District Representative:  IYHA apparently to stay in D10.  D2 meeting next week.


Ice Commissioner:  See VP report.


Registration coordinator:  Absent.  Is meeting with MV registration person and treasurers end of month.  Will need to do a mass waiver if we remain in D10.


Equipment Manager:  Absent – no report.


Boys HS Coach:  Summer program going good—tons of youth, would have scheduled more ice had he known.


Girls HS Coach:   Absent.


Standing Reports:


Player and Coach Development Committee


Lake Region


Fundraising Committee:  


Potential Partnership Committee:  Dormant.


Website Update:   Holding for word on registration.


Promotion and Retention Director:  Tracy Henry – parades, need volunteers.  Count as volunteer hours?  Kick off event: location date and time. Island Lake park. Aug 17, 2-6 [note: date has subsequently been moved to September]. It will be key to get kids there as well as their parents.  Maybe add equipment exchange.  Brainstorm other ideas.  Discussed general publicity--LTS postcards, dual-association press release, newspaper ads. Parade dates: STA 8/1, NB 8/7, and MV 8/16.


Old Business


New Business:  


Adjourned at 8:15 pm.