GRAHA Board of Directors
May 7th, 2018
Location: Madden’s Dutch Room
Call to Order 6:00 PM
Board Members Present: Sean Colter, David Kuschel, Chris Henrichsen, Chris Marinucci, Chris Morque, Mark Butterfield, Jeremy Carlson, Peter Miskovich, and Brad Hyduke.
Others Present: Dale Christy, Sarah Polhamus, Colleen Forrest, Brad Zelenak, Travis Cole, Tony Larson, and Josh Troumbly.
Girls’ PDC- Jeremy Carlson spoke on behalf of the girls PDC. 19 girls are expected to enroll in the 10U program and the Girls’ PDC is recommending two equal 10UB teams. There was talk of player retention and outcomes. Current Girls’ Coaches Brad Zelenak, Travis Cole, and Tony Larson gave their support for 2 equal 10U B teams. There was concern with the girls’ program changing from an “A” and “B” team to two “B” teams from year to year. However, the board explained that due to inconsistent numbers, it has to be decided year to year.
Motion was made to have 2 equal Girl’s 10U “B” teams for the 2018-2019 hockey season by Jeremy Carlson, seconded by David Kuschel, and approved by all.
Next, a motion was made to remove the Girls’ 10U “A” tournament from the 2018-2019 season at the IRA Civic Center due to GRAHA not having a 10U “A” team for the 2018-2019Season. Motion made by Jeremy Carlson, seconded by Chris Morque, and approved by all.
Gambling Update- Motion made to approve and enter the March 2018 Tax minutes by Chris Morque, seconded by Jeremy Carlson, and approved by all.
Dale Christy requested approval for the May 2018 budget. Motion was made by Chris Henrichsen, seconded by David Kuschel, and approved by all.
Request to approve the April Check Register. Motion made by Chris Henrichsen, seconded by Chris Morque, and approved by all.
Gambling Manager Dale Christy had a request for a $500 raffle donation by Florio’s Grill and Tavern to the Grand Rapids Trap Shooting Club. Motion was made by Chris Henrichsen, seconded by David Kuschel, and approved by all.
Next, a $500 donation request was made by the Deer River Sportsmen’s Club, for their youth day. Motion was made by David Kuschel, seconded by Peter Miskovich, and approved by all.
Next was a request to donate $25,000 from gambling proceeds to GRAHA for program related expenses. Motion made by Chris Henrichsen, seconded by Chris Morque, and approved by all.
Next was conversation on Raffle prizes going back to cash instead of actual prizes. This will be discussed at a further meeting.
Treasurer update- Chris Henrichsen recommends process fees charged to GRAHA by Sports Engine be passed on to the members who use credit or debit cards. This will be discussed at a further meeting.
Due to changing raffle ticket prices from $30 to $20, there was an issue with the 15U and Bantam fees being at $1050. A motion was made by Chris Henrichsen to raise the Girls’ 15U and Bantam fees from $1050 to $1060, seconded by Peter Miskovich. Voting yes were David Kuschel, Chris Henrichsen, Chris Morque, Chris Marinucci, Jeremy Carlson, Brad Hyduke, Peter Miskovich, and Mark Butterfield. Voting No was Sean Colter.
A request was made by Chris Henrichsen regarding the balance sheet and to approve the checkbook register and the monthly financials. Motion was made by Chris Marinucci, seconded by Peter Miskovich, and approved by all.
Next on the agenda was the updates from the Boy’s PDC- There was talk of changing the goalie clinic from Wednesday nights to a different night. No action was taken after further discussion.
PDC coaching recommendations were made. Pat Rendle for the Bantam AA team and Dan Drennen for the Peewee AA team. Motion was made by Peter Miskovich, seconded by Jeremy Carlson, approved by all.
The PDC also notified the GRAHA board that Dan Drennen has resigned from the Boy’s PDC and there are two people seeking interest in the position. Further updates will be given in June.
The board requested that newly elected director Sarah Polhamus take on her position starting immediately instead of July, due to the position being open. Motion made by Brad Hyduke, seconded by Peter Miskovich, and approved by all.
Tournament Director Colleen Forrest gave updates on the upcoming tournaments. There will be 8 teams in the 15U tournament instead of 12.
Board President opened the meeting to further public input. None was given.