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A regularly scheduled board meeting of DYHA took place on Monday, February 13, 2012 at 7:30 P.M. Stamford Twin Rinks.  Present board members were Dave Hill, Lisa McCarthy, Todd Halloran, Nick Hathaway, Pete Canelli, Dave Johnson, John Fraser, Jeff Eccleston, John VonStade, Jim Perkins, Kevin Cassidy, Frank Cataudo, Keith Morris, and Michael Bennett.
 
 
 
Rink Update
Review and discussion of the area’s four rinks that will be operational for ‘12/13 and how to best utilize ice options.
 
Reviewed Chelsea Piers proposal to participate in new Dual County Mite Cross-Ice Hockey league for ‘12/13 season. League would provide cross-ice competition each weekend with teams from Fairfield and Westchester counties. Pete Canelli to get further information from Chelsea Piers before DYHA makes commitment.
 
Girls Program Update
Jeff Eccleston presented comprehensive overview of Girls program and possible composition for ‘12/13 season.
 
Travel Committee Update   
After reviewing recommendation from Travel Tryout Committee regarding Spring Tryouts- Approved motion to hold Girls Travel and Boys Travel (Midget and Bantam level) tryouts in April. Confirmed days will be posted on website once ice times are finalized.
 
Sponsorships
Lisa McCarthy presented new sponsorship packages for ‘12/13 season to generate more visibility for sponsor and DYHA organization.
 
Financial
John Fraser reported on Financial Aid process and distribution of funds for the current year. Assistance was given to 22 players accounting for $23k.
 
 
 
 
 
Meeting adjourned at 11:00.
Michael Bennett
Secretary