Absent: Goderich, Guelph, Kitchener, Talbot Trail & Tara
2.0 Introduction of the Western Region AAA Team & Bench Staff
Thank you expressed to associations for their support.
3.0 Roll Call
4.0 Minutes of the April 27th, 2005 Annual General Meeting
Motion #1 to accept the minutes. Chatham/Exeter, passed
5.0 Business Arising from the Minutes
6.0 Co-ordinator Reports
6.1 Coaching - Kate
See report. The Region hosted 5 CSI Clinics in the 2005-2006 season. Mike Genereux
is completing requirements to facilitate the CI clinic(s). Thank you to Keith & Mary checking
credentials of all our active coaches. We are looking for at least 2 participants who would
be interested in becoming facilitators for the CSI & CI course. They are looking at two new
components, CO - Community Ongoing and CD - Community Development. Discussion
6.2 Regionals - Keith
No report. Very successful Regionals 2006. Thank you to all who volunteered their time.
Executive members, thank you for their long hours of work. In the process of assessing
6.3 G & T - Janet
See report. Note: Thursday, May 11th at the Dorchester Senior Centre at 7:00 p.m. to
meet with a representative from each association that is hosting a tournament. B & C
Leagues - Junior & Belle teams. Seeding levels - each region decides on their own.
Contact other regions for teams to fill for tournaments.
Annual General Meeting
April 27, 2006
6.4 Elite - Mary
See report. A/AA WORL League ran very well this year. Shot clocks are available for
tournaments. Shot clocks - Regionals 2006, we had problems filling our volunteer
compliment for minor officials (time & score keepers). Should offer it next year, it would be
a paid position, and certain requirements are needed. To reserve a shot clock, see the web
6.5 Membership services - Ken
See report. Change...Region will be electronically tracking the 2006-2007 player tryout
activity across the region. Closest association matrix for the region. Region information -
declare level of play. Spring tryouts...flavour for the players in your home association...or
for extra ice time. Reminder of Volunteer Recognition. Tryout forms, player release....who
signs. Discussed at the standing committee meetings....proposed changes, waiting for
approval. Recruitment discussion. Tryout information to be given to region. Info to players
as to where tryouts are being held to tryout in closest association....communication needed
with parents....both associations need to be in constant communication through the process.
Important to remember not to building teams but to help the player improve....best for the
sport. Ken retiring from his position....thank you Ken.
6.6 Officiating - Marc & Tania
No report. Training of referees and coaches...in turn teach the girls. It is the responsibility
of each individual official to register with ORA. Fines will be assessed. Referee n' Chief
from each association is needed....we will try to meet before September. Agreed upon set
fees. They will schedule all A/AA Officials for the region. Three months in advance - except
or decline your assignment - will give you more exposure....deadlines will be adhered to.
Goal to raise the bar on the level of our existing referees. The officials have to take it upon
themselves to go out to improve.
6.7 Adult Development - Sheri
See report. 30 Adult teams this past season. Unfortunately, unable to have Challenge Cup
this year. Challenge Cup 2007 - 2nd weekend in April....forward your intent. Chicks with
Sticks 2006 - November 3rd, 2006 - Western Region encouraged to join in....host?? Adult
Seeding...evaluation of your team. Sheri retiring from her position.....thank you Sheri.
Motion #2 to accept all co-ordinator reports.
8.0 Treasurer's Report - Jeanette
See Report. Payment Adjustments still need to made.
Motion #3 to accept the treasurer's report as printed.
Dorchester/St Mary's, passed
9.0 New Business - none
Annual General Meeting
April 27, 2006
10.0 Elections - Mary
2nd Vice-Chair - any nominations from the floor, none - Glen to return as 2nd Vice-Chair
Treasurer's - Jeanette will let her name stand - any nominations from the floor, none. Jeanette to return as Treasurer.
1st Vice-Chair - 1 year term - Kevin Campbell, yes he will let his name stand...nominate Gary Ryan...Craig Griffiths...declined. Closed. Kevin Campbell, Seaforth to hold 1st Vice-Chair position.
Athlete Development, and Membership Services will be open positions....talk to these co-ordinators, they are here to help you. We need you to fill these positions.
World Ringette Championships - November 2007 - Ottawa, London, West Ferris, and Kelowna, BC - announcement should be made any day. Should London be successful - help from the Region to make this a success. Watch the ORA website for the official announcement.
Sheri, Ken & Bill retiring....thank you.....presentations
Encourage attendance at the ORA Annual General Meeting in Ottawa.
Draw for Eagle Lake - Winner - St Mary's and alternative Stratford.
Hanover looking for gym ringette set - Wellington North
12.0 Chair's Report - Chris
See report. Use the sign sheet at the back of the room. My goal is to know each association
President. Should you know next year's representative for 2006-2007, please sign.
Motion #4 to adjourn the AGM
Waterloo/Wellington North, passed