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GRAHA Board Minutes NOV 2018

04/26/2019, 9:45pm CDT
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GRAHA Board of Directors

Monthly Meeting

November 19th, 2018

Location: IRA Civic Center, Grand Rapids, MN


Meeting called to order 6:00 PM

 Board Members Present: Sean Colter, David Kuschel, Chris Henrichsen, Brad Hyduke, Sarah Polhamus, Jeremy Carlson, and Mark Butterfield

Others: Dale Christy, Colleen Brennan, and Mandy Dick

First item on the agenda was the auditor’s report by Mandy Dick, CPA from Glorvigen, Theis, Lind, and Co. Mandy stated GRAHA is doing great on budgeting its gambling funds. GRAHA has a 5-star rating from the State of Minnesota for donating over 50% of its proceeds to non-profit organizations.

A motion was made by David Kuschel, seconded by Brad Hyduke, to accept the auditor’s report. Motion passed unanimously.

A motion was made by Sean Colter, seconded by Mark Butterfield, to approve of the Charitable Organization Report form, including a $25 to submit the report. Motion passed unanimously.

Charitable Gambling Update- Gambling Manager Dale Christy

Motion to approve September 2018 gambling tax return, and enter them into the meeting minutes by David Kuschel, seconded by Brad Hyduke. Motion was approved unanimously.

Motion made to approve the November 2018 budget by Sean Colter, seconded by Chris Henrichsen. Motion passed unanimously.

Motion made to approve the gambling check register made by Chris Henrichsen, seconded by Mark Butterfield. Motion passed unanimously.

Motion made to approve GRAHA organization annual report made by Chris Henrichsen, seconded by David Kuschel. Motion passed unanimously.

Next was a request for a donation by Hoot-n-Holler, to donate $1,000 to the Black Duck School District 32 for a youth athletic field. Motion was made by Sean Colter and seconded by Jeremy Carlson. Motion passed unanimously.


  Financial Report from Treasurer Chris Henrichsen

Chris updated the board on the monetary amount of youth hockey player scholarships. He also discussed, tournament swaps, and gave the updated financial report. GRAHA has been staying with budget.

Motion was made to approve the October 2018 financial report and check register, by Brad Hyduke and seconded by Sean Colter. Motion passed unanimously.

  Update on fundraising was given by Jeremy Carlson. He noted success on tournament and team sponsorshipsfrom our local community. The board commended him for his, and others drive for raising money to support the GRAHA youth.

 SarahPolhamus gave an update on the communication aspects of GRAHA’s social media accounts and collaborating with Jeremy Carlson and Colleen Brennan on marketing the team and tournament sponsors.

  Mark Butterfield gave the 2018-2019 hockey registration update. 408 players are currently registered and playing youth hockey in GRAHA.

  Next was a discussion on player movement policies. A parent requested their child to move from the 12U program to the peewee B program. Due to the GRAHA player movement policy, this request was denied, as the player registered for 12U, teams have already been made, and games have already been played. No motion was needed

 Next was a discussion on the Grand Rapids Junior Gold having a meeting on Thursday, November 29th, at 6PM in the IRA Civic Center to discuss if there were enough players from the area to form a junior gold team.

  No updates were given by the boys or girls PDC.

  Colleen Brennan stated that the Civic Center will be look for a youth hockey scheduler to replace Dale Anderson for next season.

  Finally, Sean Colter opened the meeting to the public. No public input was given.

Meeting adjourned at 8:16PM.



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