WEHA Regular Board Meeting
6:00pm August 24th, 2016
Gunnison Rec Center
Everyone is welcome!
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Gunnison - Crested Butte - Lake City - Montrose - Salida - Alamosa
To all U14, U19, High School & Bantams:
You are invited to our fall hockey program designed to get us all back on the ice, work on some skills and have some fun. We will be getting some ice in Grand Junction on Sundays until the Gunnison Indoor rink opens on October 3rd. Once the Gunnison rink opens we will continue with a couple of ice slots per week until the high school season starts on Novemeber 11. We will not be joining a fall league, so no travel for games. The programming behind this will be a practice environment, mixed with actual game play. The games will be inter-squad scrimmages. Coach Joey Otsuka will be designing and coaching this fall hockey.
Please let us know if you are coming to the first ice on Sunday August 21and bring all required paperwork or email to Todd Carroll at email@example.com.
Also contact Todd with any questions.
Here are a few save the dates:
Oct 8th - 11th: Hocktober Camp
Oct 15th & 16th: Men's B Tournament
Oct 22nd & 23rd: Rocky Mountain Hockey Schools,
Oct 22nd &23rd: Pink in the Rink, Tough Enough to Wear Pink Fundraiser, Women's Tournament
Oct 29th & 30th: Goons and Ghouls Coed Adult Hockey Tournament
Oct 29th & 30th: ITC Goalie Clinic for youth and adults (limited to 20, so sign up early)
register here: http://www.wehockey.org/goalieclinic
Nov 5th & 6th: Drop the Puck Tournament, Pee Wee A/B
Nov 12th & 13th: Drop the Puck Tournament, Squirt B/C
Nov 19th & 20th: Drop the Puck Tournament, Bantams A/B
The West Elk Hockey Association will be responsible for conducting all hockey related programs in the City of Gunnison and The Town Of Crested Butte. The organization is dedicated to keeping participant fees as low as possible while creating a volunteer organization that provides all participants with an outstanding hockey experience. Finally, the West Elk Hockey Association will work to create and manage hockey tournaments in order to expand the potential for participants to play hockey as well as utilize the City of Gunnison and the Town Of Crested Butte’s facilities for economic development purposes.
By transitioning the programming aspect of hockey programs from The City of Gunnison and the Town of Crested Butte’s oversight to our association we will build a larger organization that will depend on user participation. This will achieve a more effective management structure while allowing every participant to have ownership in the process. Fundraising, tournament planning, and marketing revenues are expected to grow. Our goal is to utilize these revenues to offset as much cost as possible in order to ensure that playing hockey is affordable for everyone in the Gunnison Valley. To further the goal of affordability we will build a scholarship fund. We furthermore hope to increase the amount of available funds for scholarship purposes in order to help even more youth players to have the chance to play organized hockey. Finally, we hope to build an endowment that will enable WEHA to reduce youth participant fees once the endowment is of sufficient size to cover the costs associated with participation.
Our community has a cyclical, tourist based economy. The organization of tournaments will help our community by bringing visitors to our area during our slow months while allowing participants to play against more hockey teams and different levels of talent. Hockey has the potential to become an economic engine within our community and we hope to develop that potential.
The West Elk Hockey Association Will be funded by user fees, donations, and advertising revenues. Anyone is welcome to participate in our programs, or become a member of our association.
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