AGM & Nomination Information (Huntsville Minor Hockey)

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We are in the process of finalizing dates and determining location to host the 2023 Huntsville Minor Hockey Association's Annual General Meeting.

An AGM is a yearly meeting between the board of directors of HMHA and participants. During the meeting, participants and board of directors discuss business matters and address resolutions. Participants have opportunity to pose questions to the board, vote on organization issues, interact with each other and choose new board of directors for the upcoming season.

HMHA IS IN NEED OF EXECUTIVE MEMBERS FOR THE UPCOMING 2023-2024 SEASON! WITHOUT CRITICAL ROLES BEING FILLED, PROGRAMING WILL BE IMPACTED AFFECTING OVER 400 HUNTSVILLE HOCKEY PLAYERS. Please plan to attend so you can be informed, ask questions and vote for the next season's Executive.

Please see below information regarding how the nomination process works.

If you would like to nominate someone for an executive position for the 2023-2024 hockey season, click on the "Nomination Form" under the AGM 2023 Tab. a Member of HMHA will reach out to the nominated person to confirm their interest and if they wish to have their name stand for the position.

During the AGM...

1. If one nominee is brought forward for a position and no other nominees are named, that person will be acclaimed into the position.

2. If there are multiple nominees for the same position, a vote of the membership in attendance will take place (there can be no proxy votes). It is requested that nominees be in attendance.

3. If positions are not filled during the AGM, anyone interested in the position can reach out to the President and a decision will be made at the board table regarding the position. 

If you have any questions regarding the process, please contact Greg Macmillan, HMHA President.


The main prerequisite for filling an executive position is to maintain the enjoyment and development that the sport of hockey brings to our kids and communities. If you are able to work well with others, willing to put the effort forth required to fulfill the commitment made, please step up. Some positions require certain knowledge, but many can be "learned as you go" and support is available.

If you would like more specific information on roles and responsibilities, please contact the current Executive Member About Us tab 

+++++++++++++Basic Details of each board member are listed below+++++++++++++

All board Members:

-          Expected to attend all HMHA Executive Meetings (held once/month)

-          Participate/attend meetings for any applicable Sub-Committees

 

*President: (2 Year Term beginning 2023/24 season)

Candidate must have been a previous Board Member and have a thorough understanding of how HMHA operates and fully grasp the policies and procedures that govern HMHA

Leader of HMHA

Chair HMHA Board Meetings

Must be diplomatic and possess interpersonal skills, have the ability to be fair but firm

 

*OMHA Contact/Vice President: (2-year term beginning 2023/24 season)

Must have knowledge of how HMHA operates (candidate must have been a previous Board Member);

Ensure policies and procedures are implemented and understood by the applicable Executive, Volunteers and Membership

MPS representative (attend monthly MPS meetings) & OMHA contact/representative for HMHA;

Work closely with President, LL Directors, Rep Directors and Regional Director for OMHA

Submit all OMHA forms/paperwork (ie Rosters, Travel Permits, Playdown Contracts, Permission to Skate forms, Batch Registration of all Teams, Reconciliation forms etc.)

Secretary: (1 Year Term beginning 2023/24 season)

Word processing skills required

Record and distribute minutes from all HMHA Board Meetings, collect & distribute mail

Vulnerable Sector Checks for all HMHA Volunteers-coordinate, monitor, collect

Webmaster for HMHA website, schedule all off-ice bookings for HMHA

Social media responsibilities

 

*Treasurer: (2 Year term beginning 2023/24 season)

*Must be bondable

Preference to an individual with experience in accounting, banking or financial field

Keep record of all financial information and present financial statements, lead budget committee

Collect/deposit all funds for HMHA, pay invoices, monitor/contact for anything involving finances,

Prepare information for income tax filing each year

Liaison with Team Managers regarding all finances

 

*Registrar: (2 Year Term)

Register all participants, collect registration fees, set up players/team officials in Hockey Canada Registry (HCR)

Perform any incoming or outgoing transfers, work with funding organizations, must keep personal financial information confidential regarding HMHA families

Work closely with Treasurer

Work with Rep & LL Directors regarding player lists, assist with representative tryouts

Complete Rosters for all teams

 

Rep Director: (1 Year Term beginning 2023/24 season)

Should have a good understanding of how Representative hockey operates, previous managers are good candidates

Act as the Manager of all Representative coaches, managers, and bench staff

Contact for Rep teams' questions/concerns and mandate bench staff members/teams understand and follow policies and procedures 

 

Local League Director(s) – U7-U11 & U13-U18: (1 Year Term 2023/24 season)

Oversee all applicable LL divisions (including any Select teams),

Working with each team Manager/Convener to ensure all policies and procedures are understood and followed

Attend MPS LL meetings once/month - Liaison between the MPS Local League and HMHA

 

Development Director: (1 Year Term)

Be responsible for researching, organizing, and implementing development programs and clinics for Coaches, Players and Trainers (work with Head Trainer regarding any Trainer Development)

Chair the Coach Selection/Evaluation Committee

Assist existing and new bench staff to (re)certify, give information about qualifications needed and assist in finding best way to secure requirements

Equipment Director: (1 Year Term)

Keep accurate and current inventory of all equipment, including jerseys/socks and Trainer Bags, for all HMHA Rep/AE and LL teams 

Make recommendations to the Board for new or replacement equipment and look after pricing, purchasing, budgeting and distribution of equipment

Be responsible for the Equipment Room throughout the season, distributing and collecting all HMHA equipment at the beginning and end of the season

Work with: Rep Director regarding tryouts/equipment, Rep/AE/LL Managers/Teams regarding equipment distribution/team lockers, Treasurer regarding budgeting and purchasing

 

Tournament Director: (1 Year Term beginning 2023/24 season)

Manage all postings and registrations for HMHA home tournaments, apply for sanction permits with OMHA

Collect all registration forms, documents and payments and answer questions from teams planning to attend HMHA tournaments

Main contact with Managers to ensure policies and procedures are followed to organize tournaments

Provide all information and tools necessary for the host teams, purchase all prizes and look after all tournament trophies/awards

Work with Ice Scheduler to set schedules for tournaments

 

Ice Scheduler: (1 Year Term beginning 2023/24 season)

Time consuming position, particularly during preseason start up when negotiating all schedules and practice times – for all Rep/AE and Local League ice times

Data entry/computer knowledge are essential; attention to detail and interpersonal skills are mandatory

Liaison with town representatives regarding ice allocation policy and scheduling ice times

 

Referee Convenor: (1 Year Term)

Prefer candidate that holds a current referee certification

Schedule all Officials and act as an informal supervisor; act as a mentor for new officials

Encourage, recruit and guide new referee prospects

Liaison between Officials and HMHA

 

Minor Officials Convenor: (1 Year Term)

Schedule all timekeepers, scorekeepers and gate keepers for all Rep/AE and LL games where appropriate

Organize a course in the preseason for all new minor officials and any needing a refresher

Electronic Game sheets – train Managers and Scorekeepers, coordinate iPads/provide support/arrange maintenance as necessary

 

Sponsorship/Fundraising Convenor: (1 Year Term beginning 2023/24 season)

Coordinate and solicit all team sponsors at the beginning of the season, work with the

Equipment Director to ensure proper sponsor bars are on appropriate jerseys

Organize team photos (schedule and distribution of photos), including creating and distributing sponsor plaques

Receive fundraising requests from Team Managers and assist them in ensuring these activities fall within both HMHA and Town guidelines

 

Head Trainer: (1 Year Term beginning 2023/24 season)

Hold a current Trainer’s Certification (preference to Level 2 or 3)

Hold Action Clinic (or similar) for all Trainers at the beginning of the season

Be available as a resource for all HMHA Trainers

Check in with Trainers throughout the season and host meetings/development as appropriate

Be registered on an HMHA Team or At Large Roster and be willing to fill in for Trainers when there is a need


**If you would like more specific information, please contact the current Executive Member**