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Board of Directors Meeting Minutes

September 14, 2016

In attendance: Anthony Baroni, Lindsay Marceau, Trish McDowell, Marc Howard, Jennifer Armandi, John Terrio, John Julian

Absent: Jeff Johnson, Dan Popovich, Chris Martin, Kelley Sullivan

Meeting called to order at 7:10 PM


1). On the Ice

Review of where we stand on number of players on each team. We’ve lost some players – some have decided not to play, others have moved to other teams. However, we’ve also gained some players from other programs, and others have moved to the area. Recruitment of goalies continue to be an issue, but we are making headway. In order to grow the program and have players excited to play for us, we need to focus on having a good program on the ice; for example, having a skills program, including a specific goalie skills practice. We need to continue to reach out in order to be sustainable.

Mites – starting in 2017 season, all Mite levels will be Cross-Ice per the league – no exceptions.

The 2016-2017 season is underway, skills/practices started on the 12th


2). Beginning of Season Update

The 2016-2017 season is underway, skills/practices started on the 12th

Fundraiser on Oct 1 is canceled – Summer Splash will resume in 2017 as a major fundraising initiative. Move fundraising focus to Cranberry Tournament, which is coming up quickly.


3). Skills

Hired Barry O’Neil as Skills Director for 2016-2017 season. He’s very energetic and  the kids respond well to him. Goalie Skills – 13 kids showed up, including 5 girls, which is very promising.


4). Treasurer Reports

No update at this time, still a work in progress as tuitions are still coming in and invoices are being sent out for kids that are new to program. Trish is working with parents who may need payment plans. We will have more updates at our meeting next month.


5). Tony Kent

The outdoor street hockey facility project is now being moved to the spring; not enough time to complete before winter. The TKA annual meeting was postponed until early October as it the meeting was originally scheduled the same night as DY Open Houses. There will be elections coming up, possible new board members for TKA.


7). Board Development

Need to have a strategy for replacement/recruitment of board members. It is the board’s responsibility to look for future members. We also need to look at the possibility of separating responsibilities, or perhaps we are at a point where we need to have new positions on the board. This will be an on-going focus this year.


Meeting adjourned at 8:30 PM. Next meeting will be on October 12th, at 6:00 PM, location TBD. This will be our general membership meeting.


Respectfully Submitted,


Jennifer Armandi