A regularly scheduled board meeting of DYHA took place on Monday, February 11, 2013 at 8:00pm at Stamford Twin Rinks. Present board members were Todd Halloran, Art Flynn, Jeff Eccleston, John Fraser, Kevin Cassidy, David Hill, Lisa McCarthy, Dave Johnson, Pete Canelli and Gigi Williams.
House Co-Directors encouraged to work with house coaches to obtain end of season evaluations for exceptional, standout players to formalize recommendations which will be given to Travel Directors. These can be referred to in the event any such player attends travel tryouts.
A free hockey camp has been donated to DYHA. It will be awarded as prize draw to anyone in attendance on Super Sunday who indicates they would use the camp during summer.
David Hill provided an overview of the current waitlist. Registration dates for the 2013-2014 season were discussed. A committee will be formed to evaluate when registration for each age group will open with consideration being given to the timing of Spring Tryouts and the opening of US Hockey Registration for the upcoming season.
A brief update on the response to the Travel Survey was given. Families have 2 weeks to submit as of the date of meeting.
Jeff Eccleston provided an overview of the girls program. The composition of the U-10 level next season will be evaluated at a future date. In all other age groups, the number of teams will remain constant.
The results of a survey designed to form the foundation of a “Founders’ Award” were shared. Discussion followed and with consensus reached on the criteria and implementation, the award will be introduced to the coaches before the conclusion of the season.
The DYHA philosophy was updated as mandated by language contained in the aforementioned statement of philosophy. It was reviewed by the board and approved by those present for posting on the website.
The budgetary impact of season-ending injuries was discussed. A proposal will be presented to the board for adoption at a future meeting.
Board Succession and Recruitment Update
Interview Committees have been formed for Assistant vacancies and board positions that will become open at the conclusion of the 2013-2014 season.
Hiring of a DJ for Super Sunday was approved.
Darien Ice Rink trophy cases vacated by past tenants to be made available to house current season awards and trophies. Updating and reorganizing the displays was discussed.
With no further business to discuss, the meeting adjourned at 10.45pm.