WESTERN REGION



MINUTES


GENERAL MEETING


at the Spruce Lodge, Stratford

on Thursday, November 20th, 2003



1.0 Welcome

2.0 Roll Call

3.0 Guests:

Western Region All Star Team - won silver at the Challenge Cup - Ron McFarlane introduced the team and coaching staff - practice ice is needed - please contact Ron either at (H) 786-4423 or (cell) 317-1203

All Sport Accommodations (ASA) with Drew Martin - Team Travel made Easy! - helps offset the cost of the Regionals. Request, quote, confirmation letter, rooming information, packages issued (2 weeks prior) mangers package/parents package (maps, etc. included) and a follow-up (post) after your stay

4.0 Minutes of September 2003

Dorchester/Chatham - approved as amended, carried

Coaching qualifications needed to be given to Ginette

5.0 Business arising from the minutes - none

6.0 Treasurer's Report - Jeanette

see report - Nationals 2003 Deficit - discussion. Remember your dues are now $60 - Kitchener, Stratford, Tara, Tillsonburg, St Clements

7.0 Reports:

Athlete Development - open age - 19 and over

Adult Development - Mary

SWIRL September meeting - teams will be seeded, TRF's are needed - no host as yet for the Provincials - maybe cancelled this year

Elite - Luc

see report - RAT team - ice time is needed - Trophy booking contact Luc

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General Meeting

November 20, 2003

Games & Tournament - Ginette, Keith

Prelims - 60 hours are need - 2 arenas. February 20-22 as a possible date. Pre-post tournament requirements, please note

Membership - Ken

Releases have been completed. Arena Audit forms - still some outstanding. Current forms are available on the ORA web site. Ensure that your forms go to the right co-ordinator.

Officiating - absent

see report

Coaching - Mike, Kate

6 Level I Clinics have been held (approx 87 coaches). The new program going well. Last clinic will be held in Elora this weekend (meet at the arena) (519) 824-7293

Level II Technical - London - 25 registered (2 day workshop) on November 29-30. Registration on the web site.

London/St Thomas, carried

8.0 Vice-Chairperson - Chris

no report

9.0 Chairperson Report - Mary

see report

Remember ice is need for the All Star Team. Overage players - request to league - league sends to region - letter from the Chair - approval - must carry this letter at all times. More than 3 overage players moves your team to the next age level.

10.0 New Business

Recommendation to sponsor the Western Regional All Star Team for $2000 and registration fee for one (1) tournament.

Forest/Mt Forest, carried

Off ice Uniform - Recommend $35/person (26 x $35 = $910)

Guelph/Talbot Trail, carried

We have the best sponsored team in Ontario.

11.0 Announcements:

Posters - AAA Ringette - help yourself, on side table

Only 12 entries to the anniversary contest - due by the end of the month

ORA 40th Anniversary initiative - see the ORA web site

High School Ringette - see Karen

Promotional Fund Requests - send to Chris

Adjournment

St Thomas/Woolwich

NEXT MEETING IS THURSDAY, JANUARY 15TH, 2004

Spruce Lodge, Stratford




Secretary - Wendy

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