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Irondale Youth Hockey Association Board Meeting Minutes

IYHA Board of Directors Meeting:  January 20, 2011              
Meeting called to order at 6:53pm by President Kevin Bourassa.
Board Members Present:  Kevin Bourassa, Chris Drews, Steve Krahn, Kara Chamberlain, Beth Soberg, Cyndi Olson, Rick LaPorte, Brent Eilefson
Board Members Absent:  Dan Marcouiller, Nina Dojan, Mike Nundahl
Guests:  Rick McKelvie 
Minutes:  The minutes of the November  Board meeting were read. 
Kara Chamberlain movedto approve November meeting minutes as read.   Rick LaPorte second.  Passed without debate.
Chris Drews movedto approve December meeting minutes as read.  Kara Chamberlain second.  Passed without debate.
Board Roundtable:
President:  Dine and Discount raised roughly $1800 for IYHA general fund and $5700 for individual ice bills.  Youth Knight 1/21 (boys) and 1/25 (girls).  Incident with coach at tourney—being handled by associations involved.  Need to address handbook policy enhancements in light of this incident and generally.  To everyone--Nice job with tournaments!
Vice President:  Tournaments done (can’t wait for next year).  Initial numbers show roughly $27,500 for IYHA share.  Meeting with MV to review what went well and maybe not so well.  One thing is clear—we need a dedicated raffle guy next year.  Look to form a Tourney Committee early for next season, dedicate people to the raffle.  Need to reassess gate fee to make it easier on smaller associations.  
Secretary:  No report.
Treasurer:  Coaches, if you want it, submit your USA hockey registration receipt for reimbursement—get receipt off website.  Dine and Discounts netted $5500 in player ice credits which should be reflected in your January payment; $1700 for association general fund.   Xcel energy and Medtronic people—submit requests for volunteer time matching!!  Online payment system working good.  Go in through Edit My Account if you delete the payment reminder email.      
Boys Program Coordinator:  Absent.
Girls Program Coordinator:  Absent.
Initiation Program Coordinator:  Absent.  Seeking replacement for remainder of term (1 year).  Contact President if interested.
District Representative:  Volunteer slots coming soon for D10 playoffs, so if you need volunteer hours pay attention.  Start 2/19.  Top 12 teams at each level qualify for playoffs, top 4 teams get bye.  At recent competition meeting, co-op A teams discussed, for those associations who aren’t fielding an A team at a given level.  Some for/some against.  Nothing decided, unknown what will happen next.  Three year commitment by interested teams would be required. 
Ice Commissioner:   TwinsFest, 1/27-30 at NSC.  Be mindful that there will be significant traffic and delays.  Plan accordingly.  Feb ice not fully released pending district schedule.  Need some help with ice scheduling if anyone wants some volunteer hours or is interested in taking over next term.  It’s a great gig.  
Registration Coordinator:  Squirt A waivers complete.  All rosters including coaches complete. 
Equipment Manager:  All good.
Standing Reports:
Player and Coach Development Committee:  Clinics going good, goalie clinics successful.  Adam is a good goalie coach.  Tadd is working with the mites to cover some clinic overlap and does a great job. 
Lake Region:  Willard Fund grants announced.  6 IYHA families received.
Fundraising Committee:  No report.
Potential Partnership Committee:  Dormant. 
Website Update:  Will get note out about TwinsFest. 
Old Business
New Business:  (1)  Initiation Coordinator position:  One year remaining on IC term, looking for a replacement.  Put the word out.  Board vote is needed to replace current IC, need someone to step up.  Contact President if interested.
(2) April Board election, need to get people interested.  President, Secretary, Boys Coordinator and Girls Coordinator are open.  Need to review bylaws to get election process moving in time for April.
 Beth Soberg movedto adjourn at 8:25pm.   Chris Drews second.  Meeting adjourned.