at the Spruce Lodge in Stratford ON

Thursday, November 16, 2006

Regrets: Kitchener, Seaforth, St Thomas.

1.0 Welcome

2.0 Roll Call

3.0 Minutes of the Last Meeting - September 14th, 2006

Guelph/Mitchell, carried

4.0 Election

Peter Westelaken, Secondary Vice-Chair

Guelph/London, carried

5.0 Treasurer's Report

Motion to accept the treasurer report.

St Mary's/St Clements, carried

6.0 Co-ordinators Reports:

Elite - Mary Kaiser

2008 AAA team - Every qualified level 2 coach will be sent a letter within Western Region.

Quest for Gold - see the ORA website

Shot Clocks were used at the London tournament. If you need a shot clock, register on the western region website.

Canada Cup next weekend at York University.

Coaching - Kate Gibson

See Report. 3 CSI Clinics have been held, approximately 70 new coaches. Another clinic to be held in December 16th in Elora/Fergus. On ice component - register through ORA. ORA deadline is January 8th, 2007. Check qualifications. Send a copy to Mary, any new qualifications.

Discussion. Volunteer bond cheques will be needed for our March meeting....volunteer work at the Regionals. Shot Clock operators will be a paid position, you must be an experienced operator.

G & T - Janet Logan

See report. Indicate your ORA team number on your game sheets. Tournaments have been going well. Tournament host will receive disc from ORA.


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Western Regional General Meeting

November 16, 2006

Membership Services - Chuck Weber

Overage players - the Executive will meet after this meeting to discuss.

Officiating - Tania Pettitt-Tracey

See report. 4 clinics hosted this season. Feedback form on website ..November 29th deadline for completion. Possible changes to the payment structure. Scheduling - Lori Grant will be fill in while she is in Florida. Referees have been notified.

Web Site - Keith Kaiser

Thank you to everyone for their game scores submissions. Stat's being available is great. Announcement pages are working well.

Motion to accept all co-ordinator reports

Waterloo/Woolwich, carried

7.0 Vice Chair report - Kevin Campbell

no report

8.0 Chair Report - Chris Beuglet

Long Term Athlete Development (LTAD) Survey from Ringette Canada will be coming soon.

ORA Board meeting with weekend. Wild Card Process...will be discussed

Adult & Athlete Development co-ordinator positions are still open.

9.0 New Business/Announcements

All bench staff and volunteers ...must have police checks completed by January 8th. OPP and your local Police handle checks differently. Each sport would be handled separately. Each association president/vice should have ownership for these checks. Every volunteer, including adult or bunny should have a police check. Send summary for your association including all names of people having police checks to Mary.

Tuesday is wear your ringette jersey to school day. National Ringette week (next week).

Mitchell - December 3rd.

Consensus....minutes to be sent out electronically.

10.0 Next Meeting - January 18th, 2007

Bring to this meeting: $200 non-refundable deposit for Regionals 2007 (for each team) and your monies for Provincial Team fees, deadline of February 1st.

Note: $50 fine for referee's who are not registered.

Game scores can only be a 7 goal spread....this is a rule of the sport.