WESTERN REGION



MINUTES


GENERAL MEETING


at the Spruce Lodge in Stratford ON

Thursday, November 17th, 2005



Regrets: (weather) Owen Sound, Ripley, & Guelph



1.0 Welcome

2.0 Coaching - Kate

See Report. Thanks to all the associations who hosted CSI Clinics. CI Clinic in November 26-27 in Waterloo. Final date to change bench staff is January 8th, 2006.

3.0 Roll Call

4.0 Minutes of the last meeting of September 2005.

Motion to accept the minutes as printed.

St Thomas/St Mary's, passed

5.0 Treasurer's Report - Jeanette

See Report

Motion to accept the treasurer's report as printed.

Grey-Bruce/Tillsonburg, passed

6.0 Co-ordinator Reports

6.1 Adult Development - Sheri

See Report. Open A Provincials 2006 - Sault Ste Marie. Challenge Cup, Markham will host anywhere - we need an association, contact Sheri. Mitchell Open B - looking for ice. Richmond Hill looking for teams Open C - January 14th tournament.

6.2 Athlete Development - Glen

See Report. PSIP contact Glen or Karen Hill. Skills Award Program (over Christmas break) contact Glen. Athlete Opportunities (ORA website) deadline of December 31st, 2005. Introduced Tina Butcher as the new co-ordinator.

6.3 Elite Development - Mary

See Report. Next Challenge Cup in Pickering. Shot Clock - booking through website.

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6.4 Membership Services - Ken

See Report. Thanks for release and arena forms. Introduce new WRRA Overage Player Request Form. Player Tryout/Release Form - process review. Welcome ideas from the membership to Chris, Ken - make it better. Volunteer Awards - start thinking. More information will be given at the next meeting.

6.5 Officiating - Bill

No Report. Refresher Clinics - one more clinic, Goderich to Host. The Coach and Assistant Coach need the rule change clinic. $50 fine. Bunny Coaches do not need to attend.

6.6 Games & Tournament - Janet

See Report. Tournament matrices (pre & post) packages are set at $25.00 per item. See graduated fines. Any comments referees report. Fax (519) 352-7233

6.7 Website - Keith

Let Keith know of any ideas for the website. April 1st weekend Regionals in Guelph. Forms will be on the website. Seeding meeting (December 5th) in Dorchester. Each of League Presidents, Ice scheduler and Statistician for league to attend this meeting.

Motion - to accept all Co-ordinator reports as printed.

Woolwich/Huron Perth, passed

7.0 Vice-Chair Report - Glen

No Report. Skills Clinic in London. Goalie component is full. Shooting Clinic - few spots left. Contact Kevin Knight. Western Region Executive and Co-ordinators propose the following motion. That we support London up to a maximum of $400 based on the $15/goalie, $5/player as per the budget submitted by London. Motion to accept our support to London up to a maximum of $400 based on the $15/goalie, $5/player. Forest/Tillsonburg, passed

8.0 Chairperson Report - Chris

See Report. Canada has been awarded the 2007 World Ringette Championships - any association can submit a bid. Just Play Sport Initiative hoping they may attend our January meeting. Presidents and Referees encouraged to attend the next meeting. Growing the Sport - contact Chris. ORA forms. Clinics, minor officials, skill development based our grant on these forms. Send to ORA as soon as possible....don't forget Bring a Friend Day, Ringette Camp, etc...

9.0 New Business

St Thomas received Trillium Grant for Bunny Development Program. St Thomas Tournament - February 24-26, 2006. Contact Susan. It will be held at the new facility. Thank you, announcement page.

10.0 Next Meeting - January 19th, 2006.

Remember to bring your $200 non-refundable deposit for the Regionals and $1000 Provincial for your Team(s).

11.0 Adjournment

Motion to adjourn. St Thomas/St Mary's, passed



Secretary - Wendy

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