Open Board Positions and Nominations, News (Newcastle Village Minor Hockey Association)

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Mar 04, 2024 | webmaster | 528 views
Open Board Positions and Nominations
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Per the NVMHAI Bylaws each Board Member is renominated every 2 years. This is an open and transparent process that allows the NVMHAI membership (you) to have a direct say in the administration of Minor Hockey in Newcastle.

Each year at the Annual General Meeting (AGM) members wishing to serve another 2-year term are re-voted in by the NVMHAI membership.

Any current member of the NVMHAI can be nominated and voted in for any OPEN position at the AGM by applying online via this form. If there are multiple nominees for a position then members in attendance at the AGM can vote to decide who will assume that role for the next 2-year term.

If a position is currently "VACANT", and has only one applicant, then that nominee will assume the position at the AGM.

The AGM is held at the end of April, every year. The specific date for this years AGM has yet to be finalized but should be one of the last two weekends in April. Stay tuned for the date and time.

Deadline for submissions is March 30th, 2024 or until positions are filled.

Open Board Positions for the 2024-2025 Season

  • President (VACANT): Nathan Burns, the current President is stepping down. The Board wishes him well and thanks him for this dedication to Newcastle Minor Hockey!
  • Local League Representative (VACANT): Paul Maclean is stepping down as the Local League Representative with the intention to nominate for President.
  • Coach Development Representative (VACANT): Bryan Hutchison is stepping down as the Coach Development Representative with the intention to nominate for Vice President.
  • Vice-President (VACANT): Brad Baker has elected to not renominate for this position.
  • Administrator (VACANT): Greg Appleton has elected to not renominate for this position.
  • Website Coordinator (VACANT): Jeff Scott has elected to not renominate for this position.
  • Treasurer (Scott Turner)
  • AAA Representative (Claudia Tarasio)
  • Player Development Representative (Kate Rideout)
  • Equipment Representative (Nicole Forsey)



Q: Who qualifies as a NVMHAI Member?

A: NVMHAI members are categorized into three main groups, each with specific qualifications and voting rights (NVMHAI Bylaws 7.1):
  1. Active Membership: This group includes elected or appointed Directors, officials, convenors, coaches, managers, trainers for the current season, and registered players who are at least 18 years of age and have paid their registration fees. Members in this category are entitled to one vote per registered family at the Annual General Meeting (AGM) or any other general meetings.
  2. Parent/Guardian Membership: Parents or legal guardians of registered players under 18 years old, in good standing, fall into this category. A custodial couple or a single parent is entitled to one vote and can attend the AGM, other general meetings, and, if invited, Board and Committee meetings.
  3. Honorary Lifetime Membership: Individuals who have provided extraordinary service to NVMHA can be nominated for this prestigious non-voting membership, which is confirmed by a majority Board vote. Honorary members may attend AGM and other meetings as guests.

Q: When is this year's AGM?

A: Per the NVMHAI Bylaws the AGM is always held at the end of April each calendar year (NVMHAI Bylaws 8.1). The specific date for this years AGM has not been set but will be communicated out shortly.

Q: Do I qualify to apply for the Board?
To determine if you qualify to apply for a Director position within NVMHAI, ensure the following criteria are met (NVMHAI Bylaws 10.1):

  1. Nomination Period: You must apply after January 31st when the Nomination Forms are made available.
  2. Membership Status: You and your two nominators must be members of NVMHAI and in good standing.
  3. Nomination Form: A completed Nomination Form, endorsed by two members in good standing, must be submitted 30 days prior to the Annual General Meeting (AGM) unless position remains vacant.

For any other questions please email [email protected] 

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