WESTERN REGION



MINUTES


GENERAL MEETING


at the Spruce Lodge in Stratford ON

on Thursday, January 15th, 2004



1.0 Welcome

2.0 Games & Tournament Report - Ginette

Announced that Janet Logan will be our next Games & Tournament Co-ordinator.

Prelims/Regionals 2004 - Regionals will be no more than $25 per team extra

Prelims - $475 - Ice is in place in Stratford. Remember to use ASA Travel.

Regionals - looking for sponsorship monies.

Wild card positions - Petite, Junior, Belle - 35 AA teams (8 Petite, 8 Tween, 8 Junior, 6 Belle, 4 Open)

Package tonight TRF's check over to ensure they are correct.

Volunteers - minor officials, arena managers, etc.

Seeding meeting in separate room.

Good Faith Bond - associations still owing

3.0 Roll Call - regrets - St thomas, Forest, Ripley, Mt Forest, Owen Sound, SWIRL and Tara

4.0 Minutes of November meeting

Motion - To accept the minutes as printed

Woolwich/Tillsonburg, carried

5.0 Business arising from the minutes - none

6.0 Treasurer's Report - Jeanette

Motion - to accept the treasurer's report as printed

Kitchener/Stratford, carried

7.0 Committee Reports:

Adult Development - Mary

4 Teams have applied to the Provincials in Mississauga

Coaching - Mike/Kate

no updates, no report

Athlete Development

High School ringette tournament - Monday, March 1st, in Exeter

Contact Angie Desjardine (519) 234-6280 amdesjardine@cabletv.on.ca

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7.0 Committee Reports continued:

Membership Services - Ken

Volunteer Recognition will be on the website - e-mailing all association to notify of this program. Take advantage of this great program and nominate one of your best.

Elite - Luc

Challenge Cup in Picking - Bronze Medal. Next Challenge Cub is February 6-8th in Kingston

A League - Luc

Second round schedule has been e-mailed to everyone. Check website for scores.

Officiating

5 new evaluators - 55-60 officials are needed for the Regionals. Register on the web site.

8.0 1st Vice-Chairman - Chris

40th Anniversary of Ringette - essay writing contest. Winners on ORA website. Publishing some of these essays on the web? Checking into this. AGM booklet possible or under separate cover.

9.0 Chairman's Report - Mary

Tribunal update - the parents are appealing to a lawyer. A joint (Ken, Ginette, Mary, Keith and Jeanette) response was sent to the lawyer - have not heard anything back to date.

ORA Board meeting was held in Sudbury, end of November.

Jackie L., President of ORA update - Jane Casson, Vice-President Technical is fulfilling her obligations if unwell to attend.

10.0 New Business

½ page advertisement to be placed in the brochure for West Ferris. No word yet from Valley East for their brochure

11.0 Announcements - none

Adjournment

Tillsonburg/Exeter





Secretary - Wendy

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