2020 AGM Registration
7:00PM, July 28th, 2020
Important Information Regarding the Annual General Meeting
This year's AGM will be held virtually via Zoom. The Zoom link and password will be sent by the AGM administrator, Keith MacEwen, within one day prior to the AGM. In order to facilitate a successful virtual AGM, we are asking for your understanding and cooperation with the following:
PRIOR to the AGM:
All Members who plan to attend the AGM, must register their attendance by logging into their NGHA account at ngha.powerupsports.com where registration for the AGM is available under available registrations. Your intent to attend the AGM must be received no later than July 26th. Note: you must use your full name when joining the AGM Zoom conference (in order for the administrator to identify you).
If you have any questions that you would like to be addressed at the AGM, please send them by July 26th, 2020 to the President, Jarrett Thompson.
Revisions have been made to the NGHA Constitution to align with guidance provided to all Associations by the Ontario Women's Hockey Association. The revised Constitution, with an overview of the main changes, has been posted on the NGHA website. Please send any questions or comments regarding these revisions to Stephen Bent, Policy, Risk and Safety Director by July 26th 2020.
On July 28th (evening of the AGM):
Please log into the Zoom conference at 6:45 pm so the administrator can admit you prior to the meeting start time (Note: you must use your full name, as indicated when registering for the AGM). The AGM will start promptly at 7:00 pm.
To avoid background noises, please keep your connection muted.
VOTING INFORMATION: At the point in the meeting where voting for approval of the revised NGHA Constitution and the Board of Directors' positions will take place, voting questions will appear on your screen (one vote per Member 18 years and older).
Candidate Summaries - All positions have been listed in alphabetical order
Registrar (2 year term) nominations
Hello my name is Gerard and I’ve been the NGHA registrar for the past two years. I have enjoyed this role and am interested in continuing for another term. I have made a point of being approachable and to offer my assistance and support, as I am often the initial point of contact for new and current members, team managers and coaches.
Prior to becoming the Registrar I spent a full season shadowing and working with the past Registrar to learn the various software systems and the rules of the many organizations with whom we work. This year of shadowing enabled me to step into the role of Registrar as seamlessly as possible.
My current experience and knowledge of the NGHA system and the training received for the new OWHA mandated system will play a crucial role this year as we have a shortened window for registration. I have a vast knowledge of the NGHA and OWHA rules and regulations.
In the past two years I’ve built a strong rapport with both the ODWHA/OWHA registrars, Convenors, NGHA board and team managers which enables me to get crucial matters attended to quickly. These relationships will be essential as we will have to create house league and competitive rosters, waivers, review coaches qualifications, volunteer sign ups, releases and answers all emails in an expedited manor.
Thank you for consideration. I look forward to being able to continue to assist you for the next term.
Multiple sports with multiple kids means hundreds of registrations. I would like to use my skills on the flipside with the amazing NGHA community that has been a part of my life since my oldest started IP 15 years ago. I have an incredible amount of respect and admiration for Joanne Erbach who held the position of registrar for 16 years and I remember dropping cheques by her house many times. For my children’s house league and competitive teams over the years I have been Manager, Treasurer, Social Media coordinator, Den Mom, Assistant Coach in Atom, Social Coordinator and Fundraiser Coordinator. I also celebrate hockey and girl’s hockey in particular, coordinating Mother-Daughter hockey games for International Girl’s Hockey Day and I know many of you from coordinating Hockey Mama’s, a pick up night for women of all skill levels, but mostly for those of us who don’t have the super star moves and have to borrow equipment from our kids. I still plan to play a role in my kid’s minor hockey teams, but now that my youngest is in first year Atom, I feel like it is time to embrace my turn in a larger role. I also have mad skills in project management and computers for anyone who cares about that part.
Competitive Director (2 year term) nominations
Qualifications and Qualities:
• HP1 (High performance coaching certification).
• 15 years coaching and volunteering in NGHA (Tier 1 to House League).
• Wildcat passion, hockey knowledge (acquired from years of coaching development and interacting with exceptional coaches \ volunteers).
• Decisions have to always be based on what is best for the athlete’s development (hockey, social and mental).
• Wildcats 1st: Let's look within Nepean and promote excellence in player (including goalies) and coaching development/advancement.
Goals (2-year plan):
• Promote honesty, transparency and consistent communication with parents, volunteers and athletes.
• Create a sustainable program of continuous improvement by focussing on mentoring, support and promoting Wildcat behaviours (training, attitude, wellbeing).
• Establish Wildcat First culture of pride and excellence based on player and coaching development from IP to Midget and beyond.
• Hockey, as most great things in life is always evolving and I have taken great pride and joy in continuing to learn, adapt and give back to this truly great Canadian game.
To all NGHA family members,
In reapplying for the position of Competitive Director, I hope to continue my pursuit of helping to create and institute policies that provide the most positive experiences for our players and their families, as well as our community of Coaches.I believe that my experiences as a Coach, Coach mentor, development facilitator, and Board member, through my 13 years associated with the NGHA on both house league and competitive from Novice B to Midget AA, has allowed me to build relationships and insights that are imperative to this position. My motivation continues to be to help create the best experiences for our players, helping to provide them the opportunity to develop to their full potential as both athletes, students, and people. Likewise, my goal and focus is to always be a conduit for our community of Coaches, driving them to implement current, best practices, in skill development, athlete centred coaching, and relationship building models within their teams.
Thank you for the opportunity to continue in this role during this unique time in the hockey landscape.
2020-2021 NGHA Board of Directors Acclaimed to their positions :
President (2 years) : Tracey Gillies
Vice President of Programs (2 years) : Karla Clarke
House League Director (2 years) : Lisa Camilucci
House League Director (1 year) : Wendy Baldin
Policy, Risk and Safety Director (2 years) : Stephen Bent
Notice of Annual General Meeting
Date: Tues. July 28th, 2020 Time: 7:00 pm
Location: Video conference (access details will be emailed to all Members within 24 hours of meeting)
All NGHA members are encouraged to attend.
Volunteers for upcoming 2020/2021 season: We are looking for volunteers for various jobs within the NGHA without requiring the commitment of being on the Board. If you are interested in helping the NGHA continue to provide a quality hockey program for our girls, please contact Jarrett Thompson at email@example.com.
Agenda for AGM
- Presentation and adoption of the minutes of the 2019 Annual General Meeting
- Presentation of the Mary Lou Zywicki and Toni Guimaraes Bursary awards
- Report from the President
- Reports from Directors and Committees
- Reports from the auditors
- The budget for the ensuing year
- Appointment of auditors for the ensuing year
- Motions to adopt, amend, revise or repeal Articles of the Constitution for which due notice has been provided.
- Other business of interest and concern to the members
- Election of Officers and Directors
The following members are returning for the second year of their 2-year term and are not required to run for election:
Vice President of Operations – Les Banks
Competitive Director - Chad Chambers
Secretary -Karen Major
Treasurer - Tony Matson
The following positions are up for election:
Vice President of Programs
House League Directors (1 Director for a one-year term and 1 Director for a two-year term)
Policy, Risk and Safety Director
Please note: Nominations for all positions must be submitted to the Secretary by email at least 14 days prior to the Annual General Meeting. Any voting member of the NGHA may be nominated for a vacancy on the Board of Directors, with the exception of President and Vice President who shall have served on the Board of Directors for at least one year prior to taking office as President or Vice President. Nominations for President and Vice-President must be signed by a mover and seconder who must both be voting members of the Association. Please see Constitution for further details regarding duties and qualifications for Board positions:
**Please submit nominations and motions to our secretary, Karen Major (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Hello NGHA members,
We are in uncharted waters and our hearts go out to all of those affected by this pandemic and our thanks go out to all those who are on the front lines helping us hold things together.
It is a time without precedent.
We wanted to reach out to you to give you an update on what the hockey landscape looks like. We know that hockey is a very important part of the fabric of our membership and this has been a hard time for everyone.
I had a call with the OWHA on Monday night with all the Presidents of Associations across Ontario. The message was that the situation is in a constant state of flux and that Hockey Canada and the OWHA want to do everything they can to get hockey back on the ice in a safe and responsible way.
Now they just have to figure out what that looks like.
I can tell you that currently everything is on hold across the country from Hockey Canada’s directive. There will be rumours about what may be happening or what other Associations may be doing, but the reality is, we are in a holding pattern.
We wanted to approach this with a positive mindset and we believe/hope that the season will begin in some way, shape or form.
I know people have many questions about when it will start, what it will look like, how tryouts will happen when sort-outs will be and many, many other questions.
We do not know what those answers are.
With that, we wanted to open up registration for next year officially. We will not be asking for any payment at this time, as we do not know what the landscape will look like and what the registration fees will be. We also know that it is a very difficult time financially for many in our communities right now.
The registration link is here;
If you have questions, please feel free to reach out to me directly.
Please take care and be safe,
The NGHA is looking for volunteers to help support the growth and operations of our Associations. We always have a need for dedicated volunteers who are able to donate their time and skills to help make our association the best in the region.