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Whalers Members,
 
 
A reminder of our Annual General Meeting this Sunday June 12 (see details below). The Agenda, last year's minutes and a motion to change bylaw can be found below.
 
Attendance for this years event can be in person at the below address or virtual. For those attending in person, we are asking you to complete the form by Saturday at Noon so we can verify you are a member in good standing and will speed up the registration upon entrance on Sunday. See link below marked IN Person attendance
 
FOR THOSE ATTENDING & VOTING VIRTUALLY YOU MUST REGISTER AT THE BELOW LINK NO LATER THAN FRIDAY JUNE 10 @ 6:00PM. You will then be verified to be a member in good standing and will then be send a google meet link on Sunday prior to the meeting. PLease Note the link will be a link to join the google meet meeting and can be done on PC or mobile device, there will be no call in phone number provided, only an online link to join the meeting.
 
In order for those joining the meeting to be eligible to vote, your sign in name must be able to identify you, please no nick names or handles. If you are not identifiable by your sign in, you will be removed from the meeting before voting begins and you will not be granted access to re-join. Please take time to before the call to know how to set your name shown and verify that your name shows upon logging in
 
 
 
 
The following positions have been won by acclamation:
  • Vice President: Brian MacKeigan
  • Treasurer: Melissa Rugsinski
  • Director of U7/U9: David MacKenzie
  • Director of Communications: Lacey Cyr
  • Director of Registration: Beth MacMullin
 
The following position has two nominations which will be voted on at the AGM:
Director of Competitive Hockey:
  1. Andrew MacVicar
  2. Myles Thompson
 
Dartmouth Whalers Minor Hockey Association
ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
Date:  June 12, 2022 
Time: 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Location: SPCA Building5 Scarfe Court, Dartmouth
1.    Agenda (for Approval)                                  Phil Power
2.    Previous Minutes (for Approval)                 Phil Power
3.    Reports                                                           Directors
4.    Changes to By-laws                                       Phil Power
5.    Election of Directors/Officers                       Paul Ross
6.    Appointment to the Finance and Audit Committee
7.    Other Business
8.    Adjournmen
 
 
 
 
 
Jun 6, 2022

AGM June 12, 2022 6:00-7:30

Whalers Members,

Please see the details below for our Annual General Meeting. The Agenda, last year's minutes, and a motion to change bylaw can be found below.

The following positions have been won by acclamation:

Vice President: Brian MacKeagan

Treasurer: Melissa Rugsinski

Director of U7/U9: David MacKenzie

Director of Communications: Lacey Cyr

Director of Registration: Beth MacMullin

The following position has two nominations which will be voted on at the AGM:

Director of Competitive Hockey: Andrew MacVicar and Myles Thompson

Hope to see you there!

Dartmouth Whalers Minor Hockey Association

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

Date:   June 12, 2022 

Time:  6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Location: SPCA Building5 Scarfe Court, Dartmouth

1.     Agenda (for Approval)                                   Phil Power

2.     Previous Minutes (for Approval)                   Phil Power

3.     Reports                                                            Directors

4.     Changes to By-laws                                        Phil Power

5.     Election of Directors/Officers                         Paul Ross

6.     Appointment to the Finance and Audit Committee

7.     Other Business

8.     Adjournment

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Motion to Change By-laws 

Motion by President Phil Power

Be it resolved, that section 12(5) be removed from the existing bylaws. 

IE. This bylaw would eliminate the Director of Registration Board position and convert this into a paid role to be defined and appointed by the Board.  The new paid role would oversee the Registration of DWMHA members and administrative functions of tracking memberships and payment of such.

Rationale 

The DWMHA board is quite large at a final number of 12 voting positions and one ex officio position. Most current larger volunteer boards are approximately between seven and ten voting members. 

The role of the Director of Registration is incredibly demanding. The board supports removal of this position into an appointed position which would be remunerated.  Several minor hockey associations have also switched to this model as it keeps consistency as well as having the ability to clearly define specific roles and responsibilities with deliverables, as it is a remunerated position. 

If the above motion is passed, this would trigger another section to be affected.  

Motion by President Phil Power

Quorum

Be it resolved, that Section 77 for a quorum at meetings of the Board shall consist of at least six (6) Directors. 

Rationale 

This will be changed to reflect the majority of eleven Directors which will now be six (6) instead of seven (7) given the change of number of Directors.

 

 

Dartmouth Whalers Minor Hockey Association

AGM Meeting Minutes 

Date:               June 24, 2021

Time:               7:05 pm – 8:00pm

Location:         Virtual Meeting Zoom/ Call In

*For a list of attendees please refer to the attendees report at the end of the minutes.

The meeting was called to order by the Acting President, Phil Power at 7:05PM.  The Chair welcomed everyone to the Annual General Meeting. 

1.   Approval of Agenda

MOTION:  To approve the agenda as amended.  Beth MacMullin/Danny Eisner (Carried)

2.    Previous Minutes

MOTION:  To approve the minutes of the 2020 AGM (August 11, 2020).  Brian MacKeigan/Paul Ross (Carried)

3.    Reports

The chair presented a powerpoint presentation giving an overview of the reports presented by the board.  Copies of those reports are attached to the minutes for record purposes.

MOTION:  To approve the reports as presented.  Brian MacKeigan/Laurie Ossinger (Carried)

4.    Election of Directors/Officers

As nominations closed for 21 days prior to the AGM, and there being only single candidates being presented for each role, the candidates being presented are declared elected and no vote is required.  The following candidates will now assume their respective Board roles:

  1. President- Phil Power
  2. Secretary- Chris Morrissey
  3. Director Recreation- Pat Kamermans
  4. Director Development- Peter Dulhanty
  5. Director Operations- Jim Cormier
  6. Director Risk & Discipline- Kwabby Oppong

5.    Appointment of Finance/Audit Committee

A general notice was sent to the membership to ask for interest to serve on our Finance and Audit Committee.  We would like to have three members to participate on this committee.  We have two volunteers that have stepped forward.  Joseph Daniel and Jackie Kellestine have been appointed to this committee.  The board will continue to seek out one more member to sit on the Finance and Audit Committee. 

6.    Other Business

The Chair asked if there was any other business to be discussed.  The Chair welcomed and congratulated the incoming board members and thanked the outgoing board members for their duty.   Volunteers are at the heart of any organization and this is no different for the Whalers.  A special token of appreciation will be made to outgoing board members in the near future.

7.    Adjournment

With no further business, the Chair asked for a motion for adjournment at 7:56 pm.

MOTION:  To adjourn the AGM.  Brian MacKeigan (Carried) 

 

AGM Attendance

 

Beth MacMullin

Deanette Williamson

Bill Short

Craig Tobin

Michael Rose

Dave Bruce

Jamie Mills

Jim Cormier

Robert Clements

Matt Mahoney

Dorothy Hart

Jason Dauphinee-Muise

Morgan Watts

Jackie Kellestine

Pat Kamermans

Kwabby Oppong

Lisa Ehler

Danny Eisner

Owen MacDonald

Chantelle Mahoney

Phil Power

Paul Ross

Laurie Ossinger

Brian MacKeigan

Christian Hiriart

Chris Morrissey

Carmen Connors

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

May 30, 2022

Call for Nominations for the AGM

As previously mentioned the DWMHA Annual General Meeting (AGM) will take place on Sunday June 12, 2022 at 6pm.  
 
Our deadline for nominations and bylway changes must be received no later than SUNDAY MAY 22, 2022.
If you would like to put your name forward for the following positions you must do so no later than - SUNDAY MAY 22, 2022.
 
1. Vice-President (Note - must be already on the board for a minimum of one year, to apply for this position)
2. Treasurer
3. Director of Competitive Hockey
4. Director of Registration
5. Director of Communications
6. Director of U7 / U9 Divisions
 
PLEASE NOTE - We are looking for candidates for the Nominations committee - if you are interested please email nominations@whalers.org.  All nominations for electoral candidates must be in 21 days prior to the AGM. 14 Days prior a qualified list will be presented to the membership.
 
We are also looking for candidates for our finance and audit committee.  If you are interested in this committee please send an email to the above email address as well. 
 
If you would like to see any bylaw changes this must be done 21 days prior to the AGM by SUNDAY MAY 22, 2022. Please email secretary@whalers.org if you have any amendments. 
May 10, 2022

DWMHA Annual General Meeting

The DWMHA Annual General Meeting (AGM)will take place on Sunday June 12, 2022 at 6pm.  Location will be SPCA - 5 Scarfe Court, Dartmouth.  Meeting details will be released closer to the meeting date. 
 
Last year the bylaws were amended to ensure that there was continuity of the board and the elections were split.  This year is an election for the following positions;
1. Vice-President

2. Treasurer 
3. Director of Competitive Hockey 
4. Director of Registration 
5. Director of Communications 
6. Director of U7 / U9 Divisions

 
PLEASE NOTE - We are looking for candidates for the Nominations committee - if you are interested please email nominations@whalers.org. I would like to form this committee (2 members, plus the past president) in the next 7 days.  All nominations for electoral candidates must be in 21 days prior to the AGM. 14 Days prior a qualified list will be presented to the membership.
 
We are also looking for candidates for our finance and audit committee.  If you are interested in this committee please send an email to the above email address as well. 
 
If you would like to see any bylaw changes this must be done 21 days prior to the AGM.  Please email secretary@whalers.org if you have any amendments. 
 
Finally I want to say thank you to all Whalers members, families, coaches, officials, volunteers and board members for making it through another difficult year. This was my first year as president, and there were many challenges and obstacles, but we all persevered and made it through it.  I sincerely hope that you enjoy the next few months and look forward to a FULL and exciting 2022-2023 hockey season starting in October.
 
Should you have any questions please feel free to contact me.
Thank you
Phil
 
Phil Power
President 
Dartmouth Whalers Minor Hockey Association (DWMHA)
902-483-3363
May 1, 2022

Goalie Gear & Jersey Drop off

U9 Goalie Gear Drop off
 
U9 Goalie Gear drop off will be held the same time as Jersey drop off times listed below for any player that currently has Goalie Gear on loan from the Whalers. We need all goalie gear to be returned as we have players looking to play spring 4 on 4 with the Whalers and require gear.  If players are registered for our 4 on 4 Spring session, they will be able to keep it for these sessions but please be sure you reach out to equipment manager to let her know they are doing 4 on 4 with us.
 
Jersey Drop Off  
 
Please ensure the following:
  • Both complete sets MUST be returned together, do not drop off just one set and please do not turn in till all jerseys are included
  • Both sets MUST have all name bars removed as well as C's and A's
  • Both sets MUST be put in numerical order
  • Both sets MUST be cleaned and washed
 
Please be prepared to wait while both sets of jerseys are inspected when they are dropped of, please don't just drop them and immediately leave.  Once the jerseys are inspected in full and it is confirmed there is no jerseys missing or damage, sign off will be completed ad Jersey deposits will be requested to be returned.
 
Drop Off Times 
  • Sunday April 24th from 4-5:30 pm
If you are not able to drop off jerseys during this time, another one will be set up next week.
 
When dropping off,come up the stairs and drop off will be at the room next to the technical director's office. 
 
Jerseys must be turned in during the set times listed above to our equipment manager. Jerseys will not be accepted if turned in at any other time that is not set up by the equipment manager
 
Thanks and any questions please reach out to Jill Tremblay our equipment Manager at Equipment@whalers.org
Apr 21, 2022

Hockey NS Certified Spring Checking Clinic

Date: April 24 & 25

Location: RBC Arena

 

Registration: April 24th @ 11:30AM

April 24th 12:00pm to 1:30pm  

April 25th  8:15pm to 9:45pm 

 

Cost: $ 80 per player

Please note there will be a limited # of spots for this session so we expect to fill up quickly.

 

Requirement:

  • Players must be born 2009 or earlier to participate
  • All players who are intending to try out for a NS U15 Major team in the spring or wish to try-out/ play checking in the 2022-23 season MUST attend.
  • All protective equipment must be worn during the session
  • Checking clinics are required to try-out for U15 AA, A, U18 AA,A. If a player opts to not tryout for these teams i.e. wish to play Bantam B or Midget B, then they do not have to attend the checking clinic.
  • Goalies DO NOT attend the checking clinic.
  • If player has already completed a prior Hockey NS certified checking clinic already, they do not need to take it again but are more than welcome to take it again as a refresher.
  • Please click on the below link to register, once registered a confirmation email will be send and all payment links and instructions will be included
  • Checking clinic will be run by our technical director Bill Short.  Any questions regarding this please email Bill at technical@whalers.org.
  • A certificate will not provided, players names, DOB's and HCR #'s will be sent to Hockey NS and their profile will be marked as having completed this once sessions are done.

 

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