NOTICE TO MEMBERSHIP
ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
JUNE 23, 2021 – 7:00 PM
The 2021 TBWHA Annual General Meeting will take place on June 23, 2021 at 7:00 PM via Zoom (Virtual). If you wish to attend please email email@example.com and a link will be sent to you 24 hours before the meeting.
ARTICLE 5 – ELECTION OF BOARD OF DIRECTORS
A Nominating Committee has been established by the Executive Board. It is comprised of Jesse Traer, Tammy Reynolds and Anita Konopski. The chart below is the list of open positions on the board of directors of TBWHA, as well as the slate of nominees prepared by the Nominating Committee. Further nominations will also be accepted and must be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org and seconded (via email) to be considered for the positions, 14 days in advance of the AGM (no later than 11:59 PM on June 9, 2021).
After June 9th 2021, if there are no further nominees for the positions, the names on the list will be acclaimed to the respective board positions. If there is more than one candidate as at June 9th, a vote will be held at the AGM by a poll. If there are any open positions, nominations will be accepted from the floor. A mover, and a seconder is required. If there are more than one candidate from the floor, a vote will be held by a poll at the AGM.
Executive Board Nominees to date
Secretary (2 year term) Robyn O’Loughlin
Equipment Manager (1 year term)
Rep Division Director (2 year term) Rob Van Dyk
Treasurer (2 year term) Chantal Keating
Ice Convenor (2 year term) Cory Hrubeniuk
Junior House Division Director (2 year term) Jason Rybak
Novice Fundamentals Director (U7/U9) (1 yr term) Katie Bannister
Atom Director (U11) (1 year term) BG Clausen
Peewee Director (U13) (1 year term)
Bantam Director (U15) (1 year term) Bruce Kruger
Midget Director (U18) (1 year term) Jen McLaren
Ice Convenor Joanne Burrell
Secretary/ Registrar Kieran McMonagle
Senior Division Director (2 year term) Kelli Riva
Senior House Director (1 year term) Carlie Pennock
Senior Recreation Director (1 year term) Chelsea Hardick
Ice convenor (1 year term) Joanne Burrell
Secretary/ Registrar (2 year term) Trudy Scavarelli
Treasurer (2 year term) Sue Pennock
Slate of Officer Nominees Moved by: Tammy Reynolds, Seconded by Anita Konopski
ARTICLE 3 - MEMBERSHIP A “MEMBER” is defined as: “A person who qualifies for membership as stated in the Constitution and has either paid registration dues to TBWHA or paid registration on behalf of a minor child or children playing female hockey. An individual who agrees to abide by the TBWHA Constitution, bylaws, policies and rules of TBWHA as well as the OWHA Code of Conduct.” A “MEMBER IN GOOD STANDING” is defined as: “A member in good standing is a person who is current with the payment of dues or registration fees within the fiscal year of TBWHA and filing the requisite periodic reports, or statements as outlined in the financial section in the Constitution and bylaws. A member in good standing is not suspended, under suspension either through OWHA or TBWHA at the time of the AGM.—In order to be considered a member in good standing, you must have participated in the 2020-21 (Covid) hockey season.
26.3 All members in good standing who have reached the legal voting age by the time of the Annual General Meeting may exercise the right to vote. One parent or guardian for each player who has not reached legal voting age by the time of the Annual General Meeting may vote. A member may cast only one vote.
ARTICLE 27 – BYLAW AMENDMENTS
Amendments to the bylaws may be made at the Annual General Meeting of the membership. An amendment, in writing, signed by a mover and seconder must be given to the secretary (email@example.com) no later than fourteen (14) days prior to the Annual General Meeting. Both the mover and the seconder of the amendment must be voting members of the Corporation.
MOTION: The Constitutional Committee is seeking an extension in relation to the drafting of the new Constitution. The Committee is working towards having a final draft version of the TBWHA Constitution and Bylaws, and to present this draft proposal to the Executive Board for consideration and approval to be moved for a vote at the 2021-2022 TBWHA AGM. Moved by Jason Rybak, Seconded by Ghislaine Attema
TBWHA is excited to announce that we are now accepting Scholarship Applications for graduating players. Please review the application form and submit applications prior to May 31, 2021.
Dear TBWHA Players, Parents and Guardians:
After much discussion and close monitoring of the current Covid-19 numbers in Thunder Bay, in addition to the information provided by the Thunder Bay District Health Unit, the Executive Core Board has decided to cancel any further TBWHA programming in the 2020-21 hockey season. The current city-wide lockdown is extended until the end of March. There is also no guarantee of reopening in April, as Covid-19 numbers remain very high.
Furthermore, in the current COVID-19 state that the Province of Ontario is in, all tryouts (Queens, Fury, etc) for the 2021-22 season will be delayed, until further notice. We will continue to monitor the OWHA protocols for updates or any changes. Further discussion is required within TBWHA on the planning of tryouts (formation on teams, coach selection, etc) once OWHA protocols allow a return to play framework. We will keep everyone informed as plans develop.
TBWHA is hopeful that the 2021-22 hockey season can resemble much more the type of hockey season that we know and love. We desperately want to see normal five on five hockey taking place at all levels, while forming our competitive and recreational teams. At this point, we do not know how much the pandemic will impact our upcoming hockey programming. We need to accept that some things will be different then we are used to. There will be a lot of variables that are out of our control. As things progress throughout the spring and summer, our plans and hurdles will become more clear. As TBWHA has done for the 2020-2021 season, we remain to work hard to be prepared and to provide every female hockey player the best possible hockey experience in 2021-22.
We thank you for your continued support and patience.
TBWHA Executive Core Board
Ontario Government Mandates New Concussion Program for Sport
All Players and Parents MUST review
Concussion Awareness Resource e-booklet can be found at link below