Presentation Evening – Sunday June 1 from 4.30pm.
It’s that time of year again and it looks like it’s going to be another fun afternoon and a chance to celebrate our players and their achievements. We also have a raft of other activities to keep you entertained as well as the raffle and the obligatory quiz. Don’t forget to bring you skates, friends and family! Look forward to seeing you there.
Details have been finalised and this will be going ahead under the leadership of Tom Sanderson of Total Hockey. This is a great opportunity for players to really improve their skating in preparation for next season. Beginners through to U14s are scheduled for Monday nights starting on 2nd June, on-ice at 6.30pm and U16s and U18s on Wednesdays at 8.30pm on ice. Each session is an hour and a half and the school runs for six weeks. This is the first time we have been able to do something like this and if it’s successful, we will try and expand the programme next year.
Annual General Meeting
On May 21, we held our AGM. Sadly not many members turned out but it was just quorate so did take place. This is the main meeting of the year for members at which the encumbent officers of the Club report back on the season, the accounts are presented, new officials are voted into office and there is also an opportunity for issues and questions to be raised. If you would like a copy of the minutes, please contact the new secretary via firstname.lastname@example.org, who will provide them to any member on request. I’m delighted to report that as a result of the meeting, we have a new Chair, Patrick Ayling, a new Secretary, Tracy Nichols, and a new CPO, Carol Miles, as well as a new U12s Manager, Wayne Cooper. Their contact details will be available shortly. Unfortunately, we did not have any candidates for the Treasurer, the U10s Manager, Beginners’ Manager or the U18s Manager. The Treasurer has graciously agreed to continue until a replacement is found but if you have the skills it would be great for hear from you. We will also need the outstanding managers to help make next season a real success, so please contact any member of the committee if you are willing to stand.
Training next season
Training will start again on Monday 4 August. The Rink will still be running its summer programme throughout August, which means that our training times will change slightly, although sessions will be on the same days. We are currently planning the exact times for each team training session and these will be posted on the website as soon as we can. Please check the website before you return to training to make sure that you have the right information. Times will return to normal from Monday 8 September.
On 21 July the EIHA de-registers all players, in preparation for the new season. Last year, when this was done, every player got an email telling them that they were deregistered, which understandably worried a lot of people. Don’t Panic (as the saying goes). Just ignore the email. If you’ve already registered with us for next season, we will have sent all the information through to the EIHA and you will be re-registered. If you haven’t already registered for next season, then you can do so at Presentation Evening or you can contact the Secretary for details.
Members input into the running of the Club are always welcome. Don’t forget that if you have anything constructive to contribute, you can always contact the Committee either through your team manager, by email to the Secretary, or through the Contact us section of the website.