GRAHA General Meeting
Minutes from October 9, 2017
IRA Civic Center
The meeting was called to order at 6:00 p.m.
Board members present were Sean Colter, Chris Henrichsen, Mark Butterfield, Peter Miskovich, Brad Hyduke, Chad Sterle, Chris Morque, Chris Marinucci, Dave Kuschel and Jeremy Carlson.
Also present was Colleen Forrest.
The Board began by going through the August and September meeting minutes. Motion was made by Chris Morque, seconded by Dave Kuschel which passed unanimously to approve said minutes.
Chad Sterle provided the Secretary’s Report that gave an update as to the current audit that is under way. All information has been provided to our accountants and we look forward to a report from them in the near future as to the status of the yearly audit.
Next the financial report was provided by Chris Henrichsen. We discussed that we will have a yearly cap of ice fees at no more than $142,000 this year. Chris provided the balance sheets as of September 30, the profit/loss statements July through September as a yearly comparison, the profit/loss statements July through September budget versus actual, and the transactions by account. Motion was made by Chad Sterle, seconded by Chris Morque which passed unanimously approving all said documents.
Next there was a long presentation from the Boys’ PDC as to how many teams to have at the Peewee and Bantam levels and how to categorize those teams. After a long conversation a motion was made by Chad Sterle, seconded by Jeremy Carlson that passed unanimously to have three Peewee teams, an AA, a B and a B-2 team. After another lengthy conversation a motion was made by Pete Miskovich, seconded by Chris Henrichsen which passed unanimously to have three Bantam teams, an AA, a B and a B-2 team.
An update was given relative to our Junior Gold Team’s status this year. We will not know if we will be having a team until after the high school cuts are made.
Next Sean Colter gave a presentation as to how to increase raffle ticket sales. Many ideas were discussed and we will be giving this matter further thought as to how to increase sales.
Next was the gambling report. The August 2017 monthly report was submitted as well as the tax return, monthly budget and transaction by account. All documents were moved for acceptance by Chad Sterle, seconded by Jeremy Carlson which passed unanimously. There were two requests for donations, one from United Heroes League and the Grand Rapids Hall of Fame. Motion was made by Chad Sterle, seconded by Chris Morque which passed unanimously to decline both donations.
Next there was a conversation regarding the Girls’ PDC. Derek Peterson had to decrease available sessions from 25 to 20 sessions due to time constraints.
The meeting adjourned at 7:32 PM.