Thursday December 8, 2016
Board Members present: Mike Norton, Beth Frey, Kristin Schwind, Greg Cox,
Michael Hallee, Greg Elam, and Justin Camuto
The following agenda items were discussed:
Old Business: None
Board discussed Thanksgiving Tournament Detroit- feedback – some parents noted tourney conflict w/thanksgiving but people liked that all teams were together but no other complaints.
Discussed upcoming Team pictures on 12/12/16 – email previously sent to all parents
Used Hockey Equipment sale held on November 19, 2016 made $645.00 which went to Taylor Metcalf Fund and leftover equipment will be taken by Coach Dabrowski to be sold to Dayton Play it Again to try to make more money for Metcalf fund.
Mike Norton proposed tryouts for April 22-23 of 2017
Mike Norton discussed that we are going to use MYH as the abbreviation for the Miami Youth Hockey program instead of MYHA or Miami Youth Hockey Association.
Mike Norton discussed that we need to do a mission statement for MYH and that Board needs to be aware of Mid-Am Guidelines and Rules because we must adhere to Mid-Am in conjunction with USA Hockey rules
Mike Norton Discussed USA Hockey Webinar he attended concerning Bylaws, Rules of Governance, and policies and procedures put forth by USA Hockey as guides for MYH Board and he distributed example docs from USA Hockey to assist in board function
Mike Norton stated that MYH window stickers will be available in pro shop in January 2017.
Registrar Report (Kristen Schwind):
We are approaching coaching requirement deadline for USA Hockey (12/31/16) – we had a few coaches who still need to complete a few requirements Kristen had sent previous email letting coaches know of the deadline.
Kristen Schwind brought up that MYH Board Members must get free Volunteer Board Member/ Off Ice Volunteer Number and then we can log into club excellence and use their resources. Coaches on the board should not need to do this and can use their existing USA Hockey number.
Kristen discussed making monthly meeting first Thursday of every month as regular board meeting
Treasurers Report (Beth Frey):
Discussed prior outside meeting with Jim Stearns and Mike Norton and Beth Frey and future of Taylor Metcalf Fund and working with MYH.
Discussed getting better publicity of Taylor Metcalf Fund through brochure school e-mailing, etc.
Discussion by board regarding possible 3 v 3 tournaments for Taylor Metcalf Tournament and discussed different rules for tourney and ways of marketing tourney
Further Discussion by Board:
Greg Elam sent out proposed bylaws draft modeled after Yale Youth Hockey for review by the board members. Discussion was held and proposed that a separate meeting be held to discuss and adopt bylaws after board members have time to review proposal.
A discussion was held regarding long-term goals of the MYH program.
Mike Norton discussed that he believes level of play has increased and he would like to do skills test for each player so we have measured objective results so we can test them again in the program to track their progress.
Next Board Meeting: January 5, 2017 at 745PM 3rd floor conference room Goggin Ice Arena
Meeting adjourned at 9:27pm