Promoting youth hockey in New Brighton, MoundsView, St.Anthony and Shoreview MN
Sponsored By:   Lake Region Hockey Association
New Brighton, Mn
 
 
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Irondale Youth Hockey Association Board Meeting Minutes
 
 
IYHA Board of Directors Meeting:  March 15, 2012   
 
Meeting called to order at 6:40 pm by Vice President Drews

Board Members Present:  Brent Eilefson, Rick Laporte, Beth Soberg, Chris Drews, Shari Kunza, Steve Krahn, Kara Chamberlain, Gerry Johnsen
 
Board Members Absent:  Cyndi Olson, Shari Kunza, Mark Klein, Nicki Nelson
 
Guests:  Rich Sonterre
 
Minutes:  The minutes of the January Board meeting were read. 
 
Rick LaPorte moved to approve January meeting minutes as read.   Shari Kunza second.  Passed without debate.
 
Board Roundtable:
 
President:  No report.
 
Vice President:  Tourney profits $26,800.00.  Thanks all volunteers!!!  All volunteer hours need to be submitted by April 1, 2012.
 
Secretary:  No report. 
 
Treasurer:  Absent, report:  Please submit expenses related to this past season ASAP!!  Season financials and team totals will be finalized early April, and all expenses need to be accounted for prior to this time.  Need a replacement!!
 
Boys Program Coordinator:   Absent, report:  Seasons over everything went well and I would like to thank all the coaches/managers and treasurers.
 
Coaches application is up and running.  Deadline to apply to be a head coach next season is June 15th.  Interviews will follow that and I would like to have majority of coaches slots filled by July 15th.  I will only be taking applications for head coaches as head coaches select their assistants.  I am also looking for non-parent coaches at the pee wee level and bantam levels.  I will need volunteers to help with the Interview process.  I would like to have 4 board members including myself and the High school coach for a total of 5
 
Non-parents coaches.  I would like to discuss this as we are not getting qualified non-parent coaches because we are not offering to pay coaches, just expense reimbursement. 
 
Jerseys I will have pricing and a sample of the quality for the jerseys and warm-ups. 
 
Girls Program Coordinator:   Looking to co-op with Coon Rapids again.  Otherwise in trouble at U10 and U14 levels.  Early ice allocation hiccup, otherwise went good.
 
Initiation Program Coordinator:  Absent.
 
District Representative:  No report.
 
Ice Commissioner:  Waiting for final billings.
 
Registration coordinator:  No report.  Looking for a replacement!!!    
 
Equipment Manager:  No report.  Jerseys need to be turned in by April 1!!!  [Send email]
 
Standing Reports:
 
Player and Coach Development Committee:   
 
Lake Region
 
Fundraising Committee
 
Potential Partnership Committee:  No report.
 
Website Update:  No report.
 
Old Business:  N/A
 
New Business:  
 
  1.  Non-Parent coaches.  How much do you pay?  Who pays—team or IYHA or combo? 
Chris Drews moved to expand head coach search to allow for qualified, paid, non-parent coaches at peewee U12 and bantam/U14 levels, with pay to be based on candidate qualifications.  Rick LaPorte second.  Passed following debate.
 
  1.  Shari Kunza moved to appoint the position of parade coordinator with 8 volunteer hours.  Steve Krahn second.  Chris Drews opposed.  Motion passed.
 
  1. DQ fundraising.  Rich Sonterre:  $590 to IYHA, with additional money to two teams (U14A ($65) and PWB2($180)).  Thanks for organizing this Rich!
Chris Drews moved to adjourn at 8:00 pm.   Rick LaPorte second.  Meeting adjourned.
 
NEXT BOARD MEETING:  Thursday, April 19, 2012 6:30PM AT NEW BRIGHTON FAMILY SERVICE CENTER