March 2013

posted Apr 9, 2013, 3:53 PM by Tracy Jones
The hockey board met on March 7, at the Brewster’s.

Payment was received from RAHS for the ice rental for RWD. They were not
charged for ice that was used for captains’ practices or end of the season
practices. A concern was brought to the board on behalf of the RWD parents.
The concern is that the registration fees for the high school players may
drastically increase next year. We will be discussing rental fees with the athletic
director, after we have completed the season. The Badger Thunder will be billed
for their ice rental time.

The bill for playdown expenses was received. The cost of ice rental and refs
for the Peewee and Bantam games was $700 and $480 for the Squirts. These
expenses will be split with our co-op partners.

The last session of open skating will be March 17. There will be no charge for the
last skate, if skaters sign the attendance sheet for Partners for Wellness.

The annual meeting for the WMHL will be held April 10, possibly in Tomah.
Deadline for scoresheets is March 12.

We will be receiving our check from Koenecke Ford on March 18, at RAHS.

A request was made to purchase laptops for the finance committee and for
registration. A suggestion was made to check ecost.com and Ironside for used
laptops. Tracy and Katie will look into the cost and purchase. The current
computer will still be used at the rink.

We will be renting the ice to Ultimate, March 15-17. There are 21 games
scheduled, which makes this a good fundraiser.

The coaches had an end of the season meeting on March 6. An evaluation of
the coaches will be emailed out to the parents. This information is important in
helping us to improve our programs. There was a discussion about next year’s
Mite and Squirt teams and the projected number of players.

Rink teardown will take place on March 18 and 19. Andy Rynearson will be
organizing the teardown. A marking system for the mats is needed. There is the
possibility that the furnace by the locker rooms may need to be replaced.

The Sauk County Mite Fun Day was held the end of February. It was a great
event, enjoyed by both players and parents. Thank you to the Mite parents and
coaches for making it so successful.

The Squirt tournament brought in $6,586. The expenses were $1,700. The
tournament was very well run and very profitable. Thank you to Katie Pfaff and
all of the Squirt parents for your work in making this a great event.

The by-laws were reviewed and revised. The changes were approved by the
board. The position of treasurer was eliminated and replaced with a finance
committee; the committee will consist of four people, with at least one person
being a board member. Board members will be limited to two consecutive
terms of three years each. Board members can be replaced if they have a lack of
attendance at board meetings. The new by-laws will be posted on the website.

The annual meeting for parents will be held on April 12, at the VFW. The
meeting will begin at 6:30 and food will be provided. There are five board
positions open for election; positions currently held by Jason Pickel, Sandi Sakry,
Andy Rynearson, and Karen Patton. Randy Brandt had resigned his position
earlier. Nominations for these positions will be made at the meeting. If you
are interested in running for the board, please attend this meeting. A variety of
reports will be given by committee chairs, and we are looking for input from the
membership on many different areas. Working together is how we will continue
to improve and make our association stronger.

The trial has been postponed until August, due to the number of motions that
were filed by the defense lawyer. There will be another motion hearing on March
20.
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