Oct 17 AGMUpdated Friday January 19, 2018 by Kitchener Sports Association.
PHOTO: Tom Graham (President of Kitchener Minor Hockey) is shown accepting a cheque (for $500, designated by Athlete of the Year Mark Scheifele) from John Thompson (KSA and Athlete of the Year representative). KSA's AGM held October 17 at the Edelweiss.
Norm Foss recapped the year's financials - actually ended up close to $24,000 more in outflows (with donations & project funding of over $209,000) than revenue. The Rangers 50/50 draw total ended up down from the previous year due to fewer playoff games but the addition of the 50/50 at the KW Titans games made up for part of the shortfall.
Rick Weinstein brought attendees up to date on the new electronic system now being utilized for the 50/50 draws at the Rangers games and pointed out that there are new "rules" under AGCO regulations in effect for those draws. (Winners of the 50/50 at Rangers games have 6 months to claim their prize. The 50/50 draws at the Titans games will continue to be run, at least for now, under the past "manual" system regulated through City of Kitchener licences that require prizes to be claimed on site at the game.) So far, the Rangers electronic draw prizes are significantly higher than last year so things are looking positive for another great year for local minor sports groups.
Plans are well underway for the upcoming Volunteer Recognition Dinner with Russ Woloshyn and Bob McKillop handling the proceedings. Groups have until November 7 to submit their nomination paperwork.
Attendees elected the following slate of directors to serve in 2017/18: Bob McKillop, Rick Weinstein, Adele Couchman, Russ Woloshyn and Bill Pegg (President). Gord Dearborn (Past-president) will serve as an executive officer.
Members of the Operating Committee include the above executive members and: Rick Cadilha, Lerinda Chapeskie, Tom Clancy, Norm Foss, Tom Gural, Tim Hobson, Toni Pottier, Bernie Strauss and John Thompson. Kim Kugler also serves (as a non-voting member) as the representative of the City of Kitchener.
John Thompson presented another cheque designated by the nominees involved in the Athlete of the Year and Awards of Excellence Programs. This one was to Kitchener Minor Hockey on behalf of Mark Scheifele, 2016 KW Athlete of the Year.
Networking opportunities & more!
This year will continue as scheduled with 8 dinner meetings in total. Plan is to have the January dinner as "Rangers" night and possibly a "Titans" night in February or March.
This dinner closed out our 72nd year and formally moved us into our 73rd year. Local citizens were invited to attend and share their organization's acheivements and plans.