WESTERN REGION



MINUTES


WESTERN REGIONAL GENERAL MEETING


at the Spruce Lodge in Stratford ON

Thursday, March 3rd, 2005



Regrets: Guelph, Mt Forest



1.0 Welcome

2.0 Roll Call

3.0 Introductions made by Luc of AAA Team for 2005-2006

Head Coach, Bill Rodgers

Assistant Coaches, Jodi Mitchell, London and R D Branton, Elora-Fergus

Manager, Chuck Belanger, Chatham

April 23rd start up ice in Strathroy

Donations of ice gratefully appreciated

Report:

A/AA League - Luc

See Report

4.0 Minutes of the January 20th

Motion to accept, by Woolwich/St Thomas, passed

5.0 Business arising from the minutes - none



6.0 Treasurer's Report

Motion to accept the Treasurer's Report as printed.

Seaforth/Exeter, passed

7.0 Co-ordinator Reports:

Adult Development - Sheri

See Report. Getaway Camp - more information to follow

Adult Provincials are March 31 - April 3, Markham is the host

Athlete Development - Glen (acting)

See Report. Government funding clinics - contact Glen. Reminder of Jackie Lajeaunesse Scholarship, deadline of April 1st, 2005

Athlete Performance Award - see ORA website

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7.0 Co-ordinator Reports, continued:

Games & Tournament - Janet/Keith

See Report.

Due to last minute adjustments to the schedule, the Regionals 2005 schedule was unable to be completed and printed for this evenings meeting.. It should be completed in the next couple of days, and it will be posted to the website. Tournament costs, will remain the same as last year - Regional teams $475 and Adult teams $500. Reminder to registration before your first game. If possible register your teams and make your final payment on the Wednesday, March 23rd at the West End Recreational Arena (host arena) from 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. ASA has rooms available. Don't forget to bring your gift(s) for the prize table, let's make it the best yet. (one gift per team)

Membership Services - Ken

Thanks you for submitting your Arena Audit forms. Reminder of the Recognition Awards on the ORA web site. Check the deadline for submissions.

Officiating - Bill

Contact Bill re: more referee's needed for Regionals 2005. St Thomas wishes to host a clinic.

Coaching - Mike & Kate

No Report - absent

8. 1st Vice-Chairman - Chris

No Report. Outreach Fund details on the Western Regional website. Our focus is on new players.

2nd Vice-Chairman - Glen

No Report.

9. Chairman's Report - Mary

Clinics start in September. If you are able to host a Coaching or Officiating Clinic, bring to the AGM.

The AGM for Western Region will be held on Thursday, April 28th, at 7:30 p.m. here at the Spruce Lodge, Stratford.

8 Wild Card sports - Western Regional attained 4 positions

ORA - AGM is May 27-29, 2005 at the Delta Hotel on Dixie Road, Toronto. You are encouraged to attend the AGM even if you only attend the meeting portion on the Saturday afternoon.

Up-coming Elections at the AGM:

Chair, 1st Chair, Secretary and every co-ordinator position. Become Involved!

10. Announcements:

St Thomas Summer School - July 17 - August 28 on Sundays from 6-9 p.m. $80 per person. See website. They can accommodate up to 140 registrations. First come, first served.

Thanks you to Tillsonburg for hosting of the prelims this year.

Adjournment

Motion to adjourn. Chatham/Mitchell, passed

Secretary - Wendy



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