Promoting youth hockey in New Brighton, Mounds View, St. Anthony and Shoreview, MN

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Irondale Youth Hockey Association Board Meeting Minutes
IYHA May 16, 2013 Board of Directors Meeting:  Called to order 6:45 pm by President Tom Gombold
Board Members Present:  Tom Gombold, John Niedfeldt-Thomas, Brent Eilefson, James Sigmundik
Board Members Absent: Shari Kunza, Bill Jacob, Tom Rodefeld, Adam Schmidt, Rob Hanson, Nicki Oswald, Kara Chamberlain, Tim Manson
Guests:  None.
Board Roundtable:
President:  Co-Ops still on the table.  MV supposedly addressed at their May board meeting.  Follow-up with Coon Rapids, North Metro and St. Francis.  Discussed various options here.  Will be reaching out to local growing associations to see what they are doing to attract kids.  Applying for cash from USA Hockey, MN Wild, etc.  Presidents meeting coming up June 3 and July 6.  Parades just around the corner.
Vice President:  January 3-5 tourney dates confirmed.  Levels to be Bantam B2, PWB2, SQC, and U12 and 10 A&B.  8 team brackets.  Lets Play Hockey ad due June 6, in process.  Looking into a tourney registration system. 
Secretary:  Discussed Boys Coordinator position vacancy.  Steve Clark has expressed interest.  Will discuss with full board but sounds good.    Discussed opening registration early to allow greater flexibility in paying. 
Treasurer:  Absent no report.
Boys Program Coordinator:   Vacant.
Girls Program Coordinator:  Absent no report.
Initiation Program Coordinator:  Absent no report.
District Representative:  Absent no report.
Ice Commissioner:  Absent no report.
Registration coordinator:  From April:  CEP level 4 available in May.  Age-specific modules are in August.  Plan early to avoid end of year rush.   
Equipment Manager:  Hand-off from Krahn is continuing.  Goalie pads paid for.  All jerseys in and at Dave’s for expansion.
Boys HS Coach:  I have talked to a number of people and they are all in favor of me taking over the player development committee. The committee would then consist of myself, my high school coaching staff, and maybe a few others including Rick McKelvie, who is fine with me taking over, and DJ (whom I've had some conversations with, but we haven't been able to meet up).
This group would lead weekly skills clinics and coaches clinics twice a month. This would give the high school staff a great opportunity to not only teach important hockey skills, but develop relationships with the youth players. Again, this is still in the process of being developed, but I think it could be a positive step in the right direction both the IYHA, and the high school program.
Girls HS Coach:   Absent.  No report.
Standing Reports:
Player and Coach Development Committee:     
Lake Region:  No report.
Fundraising Committee:  Starting to explore fundraising opportunities.
Potential Partnership Committee:  Dormant.
Website Update:   
Old Business
1.             SafeSport Coordinator Discussion and appointment
New Business:  
1.             Co-op Updates: 
2.             End of season billing
Adjourned at  7:35pm.