at the Spruce Lodge, Stratford

Thursday, January 16th, 2003 at 7:30 p.m.


Present: Various representatives

Regrets: St Clements, Ripley


1.0 Welcome

2.0 Roll Call

3.0 Games & Tournament - Ginette/Keith

See A & AA Team Chart Report. Prelims are hosted in Chatham, February 1, 2, & 3

Regionals 2003

Monies are due tonight for $200 per team non-refundable deposit. Volunteers are needed. Hudson Travel is not sponsoring this year. You can make your hotel arrangements through them or make your bookings yourself.

Adjourn to seeding meeting.

4.0 Minutes of the November meeting.

Motion - to accept the November 2002 minutes.

Grey/Bruce - London, carried

5.0 Business arising from the minutes


6.0 Treasurer's Report - Jeanette

see report

Motion to accept the Treasurer's Report.

Chatham/Mt Forest, carried

7.0 1st Vice-Chairman Report - Doug

Resignation accepted from Jeff Clark as Officiating Co-ordinator. Interim Appointment- Bill Kaiser, Officiating Co-ordinator for the rest of the 2002-2003 season.

Promotional Awareness - Mt Forest request for promotional funds to cover advertising costs of $237.95. Approved by the Board.


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7.0 continued

2nd Vice-Chairman Report - Chris

List of Hotel's with room rates, etc. to be posted on our website, book now.

8.0 Co-ordinator's Reports:

Adult Development - Mary

Five (5) teams have submitted intent to attend the Adult Provincials, hosted by Pembroke in April 2003.

Coaching - Kate, Mike absent

No report

Officiating - Bill

List needed as soon as possible for officials that are available for Regionals 2003. Phone number is 519 269-1116 or e-mail at blkaiser@execulink.com Concern expressed by Grey/Bruce, send information to Bill, and he will send copy of response to the president.

Membership Services - Ken

See report. Volunteer Recognition - please get them filled out and send in to either Mary or Ken. Let's give an award for every category this year!

Future Player Release Process - Please discuss this matter with your association and bring your thoughts to the next general meeting. Discussion.

Athlete - Karen Hill

Report. High School Ringette Tournament to be held in the last week of March in Stratford. Contact Karen at e-mail karen@quadro.net

Athlete Forum contact by e-mail the CBC re: the televised World Gold/Silver game.

Elite Development - Luc

See Report. Currently accepting application for Head Coach position for the Western Region All Star Team for 2003-2004. The age category at present is Belle and under (age 17 and under).

A League - Constitution changes by e-mail to Janet Logan at jlogan@netrover.com by March 8th. AGM will be held on Tuesday, April 8th at the Upper Optimist Hall in Stratford.

9.0 Chairman's Report:

Ringette Nationals to be hosted in Waterloo on March 31st - April 6th, 2003

The Region is 20% partner in this venture. Contact Mary to volunteer for helping that week. Looking at a special price for team's to attend as a whole, price to be announced. RCMP Youth Seminars on that week. National site - volunteer form (not on site yet). Junior, Belle, Open age levels. shot Clock forms have been sent in to date. AA Provincials held in Cambridge March 13-16, and A Provincials held in London March 6-9. Keeley Brown, goalie from Team Canada (gold medal winner from Canada National Team 2003) will come and help promote the sport in your area. Also, the Gaudet girls from Cambridge will as well.


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10.0 New Business:

Nomination Chair, Doug Miners

Positions open on the Executive are Chairperson, 1st Vice-Chair, Secretary and all Co-ordinator positions.

It is recommended that for the Chairperson position that you have participated at least 1year on the Board.

Send your responses to Doug at miners@quadro.net

11.0 Announcements - none

12.0 Regional/Provincial monies, see Jeanette at far table before you leave.

13.0 Adjournment

Mitchell/London, carried



Reminder of our next meeting to be held at the Spruce Lodge, Stratford

on February 27th, 2003 at 7:30 p.m.