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Board Members Absent: Tim O’Shaughnessy, Barry Lulas, Mike Cordish and Ron Short.
Motion to approve minutes of February 16, 2006 meting made by Betty Ann Maulorico, second by Chris Kendel. All in favor, motion carried.
Jim Lacko, Youngstown Hockey: will be leaving CSHL for PAHL next season. Several reason including opportunities for growing girls program, better competition and more games for Midget players. Thanks for 16 great years in CSHL. Youngstown leaves as member in good standing, hope to see them next season scheduling scrimmage games with CSHL league teams.
Betty Ann, financial report: still waiting for final outstanding expenses, final statement for 2005-06 and preliminary budget for 2006-07 will be ready for May meeting. Initial projections show carry over of $40,000. League fees will most likely be reduced to minimum $10 from current $11 to reduce carryover for next season.
Playoff T-shirt sales were very successful, profit of $3900. First year playoff qualifier t-shirts were available and were a big hit. Trophy design this year also very popular.
Mitch Green presented proposed rule changes for 06-07. Please review these, any questions or suggested additions contact Mitch. Proposed rule changes will be discussed and voted on at the Annual Meeting May 15.
Roger Sharrer Development Grant: Funds are available from MidAm District to be used for implementing plans to bring new players into the sport, ideally at the Mite level. The past few years have seen a decline in the number of Mite players. That will eventually impact Squirt levels and above, now is the time to turn the trend. Programs are encouraged to think of new and creative ways to generate growth, and present formal application to MidAm.
Meeting dates for 06-07 season: by popular demand the December and January general meetings for heads of programs will return. Although these are usually meetings with lightest agenda and most absentees, program directors feel that from November to February is too long a period to go without at least one general meeting. Last season due to time constraints in preparing the regular season schedule and final team rankings the November meeting was cancelled as well. Use of a conference call system for monthly meetings when weather makes traveling hazardous is being considered.
Elections: 4 seats are up for election at the May meeting. Mike Cordish, Chris Kendel and Ron Short are completing their two-year terms of office, John Stojak is completing his one-year term (finishing final year of Roger Galippo’s term). If you are interested in running for a Board position please contact Terry at least one week prior to May 15 so your name can be placed on the ballot. Candidates will be asked at the May meeting to give a short (5 minute) speech introducing themselves and their reasons for seeking election.
Tom Forcellini questioned format used for Bantam State Tournament games. Asked why games tied at end of regulation in round-robin play now play one overtime period. Formerly games ended in tie and point awarded accordingly. Some coaches not aware of format change until experiencing tied games in tournament play. MidAm implemented these game protocols two years ago, tournament rules are given to coaches well ahead of time to review. Terry will address this topic at the next MidAm board meeting in May.
Dave Pulaski reported that Fremont Hockey Club is working together with rink and city parks officials on rink improvements including regular team locker rooms for next year.
Motion to adjourn made by Don Lewis, second by Chris Kendel. Meeting adjourned.
Next meeting will be Annual Meeting and Elections on Monday, May 15 2006, at GarfieldCivicCenter.