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Temiskaming & Northern Ontario Curling Association


ANNUAL MEETING

KIRKLAND LAKE

Saturday April 29, 2000



ITEM 1 - PRESIDENT'S ADDRESS AND INTRODUCTIONS

President Rory MacDiarmid welcomed everyone to the meeting and thanked those present for attending.


ATTENDANCE / CREDENTIALS

The attendance and credentials of those present was verified and the following representation was confirmed :


Chapleau Not represented
Cobalt-Haileybury Represented
Cochrane Represented
End-of-Rail Represented
Englehart Not represented
Hearst Not represented
Horne-Granite Represented
Iroquois Falls Represented
Kapuskasing Represented
Kirkland Lake Represented
McGarry Not Represented
McIntyre Represented
Smooth Rock Falls Not represented
James Bay Not represented
Matheson Not represented

A quorum was established.

Secretary Joe reported that there was a quorum for the meeting and that in accordance with the Constitution, motions could be passed at this meeting.


•All Clubs should up-date the Club data sheet which was presented and return it as soon as possible.




ITEM 2 - MINUTES OF THE PREVIOUS MEETING

The minutes of the Annual General Meeting held on September 25, 1999 in Iroquois Falls were read by Joe Gubbels.
Motion to accept the minutes made by Bill Volume
Seconded by Bob Hardy

Business arising out of the minutes.

•Three Clubs in our Association have not paid their affiliation fees this year.
Two requests have been issued with no response.
Will have to consider re-alignment of the Zones. This issue was tabled till the Fall meeting in order to give people a chance to formulate some proposals over the summer months.
Vic Mitchell requested that he be able to address this issue under new business. Granted.

ITEM 3 - CORRESPONDENCE

1. Email message from Terry Thib, informing the meeting that he will be resigning as Association Bonspiel Chairman. The meeting accepted Terry's resignation with regret.
Motion by Rob Gordon
Seconded by Dave MacInnes
Nominating Bob Hardy as Association Bonspiel Chairman.
Carried.

2. Agreement with the Kapuskasing Curling Club for the purchase of the T&NO rocks.
Offer has been accepted by the Executive Committee as per Motion from the
September, 1999 meeting. Joe explained the terms of the agreement.

3.Secretary Joe read copy of letter sent to delinquent Clubs in the Association.
To date, no response has been received.

4.Memo from NOLCA that the Provincial Bantam Mixed will be held in
Sudbury, Mar. 16-18, 2001

5.Memo from Iroquois Falls that will host the Association Junior Boys on Dec. 15-17, 2000

6.Englehart will host the Association Tankard, Jan. 26-28, 2001

7.Memo regarding the Masters Bonspiel in North Bay. This is not an Association sanctioned event.

ITEM 4 FINANCIAL REPORT

The un-audited report for the 1999-2000 season was presented.

•All amounts are projected to the end of the season.
•The general account shows a projected surpluss for the year.
•Some outstanding revenues from Sponsors.
•The Playdown account shows a slight loss for the year.
Discussion on various items of expense and revenue ensued:
•Three Clubs are delinquent in paying their assessment.
•Revenue by Zones is up in all areas.
•Participant Card fees are up from previous years.
•Some discussion ensued regarding the amount of $400.00 paid to the Iroquois Falls Curling Club for hosting the T.&.N.O. Bonspiel. One of the Bonspiel Sponsors dropped out at the last minute. The Association executive directed the amount of $400.00 towards prizes for this event.
•Question regarding the item of capital expenditure. Secretary Joe noted that this expenditure was for a new computer printer. The Association website is ready to be used.
Everyone should take advantage of this service.

Motion by Dave MacInnes
Seconded by Bill Volume
That the financial statement as presented be approved.
Carried.

Motion by Rory MacDiarmid
Seconded by Ken Rafuse
That the Secretary of the Association attend all the CCA meetings and that the costs be reflected in the budget for the ensuing season.
Carried.

ITEM 6 -SITES AND DATES

A chart was presented indicating the dates of the various events.









EVENTASSOCIATIONPROVINCIALNATIONALS
TankardEnglehart
Jan. 26-28, 2001
North Bay
Feb. 6-10, 2001
Ottawa
Mar. 3-11, 2001
SeniorsKapuskasing
Nov. 24-26, 2000
Dryden
Dec. 14-16, 2000
Calgary
Jan. 20-28, 2001
Mixed
(2001)
McIntyre
Mar. 17-19, 2000
Haileybury
Dec. 7-9, 2000
Weyburn, Sask.
Jan. 6-14, 2001
Mixed
(2002)
Hearst
Mar. 2-4, 2001
N.W.O.C.A.
Mar. 22-24, 2001
JuniorsIroquois Falls
Dec. 15-17, 2000
Little Current
Jan. 11-13, 2001
St.Catherines
Feb. 3-11, 2001
MastersMcIntyre
Mar. 24-25, 2001
Bantam
Mixed
Cochrane
Feb. 24-25, 2001
Sudbury
Mar. 16-18, 2001
Bantam
Boys
New Liskeard
(T.B.A.)
T.&.N.O
Bonspiel
Kirkland Lake
Feb. 15-18, 2001


ITEM 7 - ZONE REPORTS

Zone 1 report - Bob Morin - Report read and submitted.
Zone 2 report - Mickey Abramson - Report read and submitted.
Zone 3 report - Kent MacInnes - Report read and submitted.
Notes from Kent's report: Kent will check with Clubs in Zone 3 regarding holding the Senior Men's Playdowns in the Spring, versus the Fall, since this playdown is usually held very early.
Zone 4 report - Hugh Campbell - Report read and submitted.
Zone 5 report - Vic Mitchell - Report read and submitted.

Copies are attached to these minutes.

ITEM 8 - ASSOCIATION REPORTS

Association Tankard report - Dave MacInnes - Zone 4 report - Report read and submitted.
Association Senior report - Gord McKnight - Report read and submitted.
Notes from Gord's report: Effective with this report, Gord McKnight will be resigning his position as Association Chairman.

President Rory opened nominations for the position of Association Senior Men's Chairman.
Motion by Joe Gubbels
Seconded by Ken Rafuse
Nomination Rory MacDiarmid as Association Seniors Chairman.
Rob Gordon moved that nomination close.
Carried.
Association Mixed report - Joe Gubbels - Report read and submitted.
Association Juniors report - Bill Volume - Report read and submitted.
Association Bantam report - Bill Volume - Report read and submitted.
Association Competitive Curlers report - Dave MacInnes - Report read and submitted.
Association Bantam Boys report - Joe Gubbels - Report read and submitted.
Association Masters report - Joe Gubbels - Report read and submitted.
Notes from Joe's report: This event has now been held for two years and only two teams have entered. Joe made a proposal that this event be opened up to curlers who may not necessarily be members of a Curling Club. That this format be tried for a period of two years.

Motion by Ken Rafuse
Seconded by Bill Volume
That this proposal be tried for a one year period and then be further investigated.
Carried.

ITEM 9 - PROVINCIAL CHAIRMAN'S REPORT

Provincial Mixed - Kent MacInnes
Notes from Kent's report: The issue of changes to the format re: double loss system was discussed at the Provincial Mixed and competitors did not agree with the rule.
Secretary Joe noted that this was discussed at the Inter-Association meeting and all participants and Provincial Chairmen will be notified prior to the 2000-2001 playdowns.

ITEM 10 - BONSPIEL REPORT

No report was received from the Iroquois Falls Curling Club.
Secretary Joe expressed some concern regarding the issue of exclusivity to be provided to Labatt during this Bonspiel.
President Rory noted that the Club hosting the Bonspiel is committed by an agreement to provide exclusivity within the limits of the Liquor License Act.

ITEM 11 - C.C.A. REPORT

C.C.A. report was read by Joe Gubbels. Some Hi-lites are:

•The Annual General Meeting will be held at the same time and place as the National Curling Conference starting in 2001.
•The age eligibility date for all events will now be December 31 of the year prior to the Canadian Championship.
•Maximum age for Juniors be changed from 19 to 20 years.
•Teams participating in the Brier receive an allowance of $6,000.00
Teams participating in the Scotts receive an allotment of $2,400.00
•Cindy McFeeters from Alberta and Fred Temple from Ontario were elected to the Board.

All motions passed at the National Curling Conference will be brought to the AGM for ratification.


ITEM 12 - INTER-ASSOCIATION MEETING

Inter-Association meeting minutes were reviewed by Joe Gubbels

•The format of the Provincial Junior Playdowns has been changed to start on Thursday at 8:00 p.m. instead of 2:00 p.m.
•The Provincial Mixed will be held in the Spring of the year prior to the National Playdowns.
•The banquet for all events has been changed to Friday evening.
•In Seniors, Juniors and Mixed, if a team goes un-defeated thru the round robin, and the next following team has a record of 4 and 1, one sudden death play-off game will be required. However, in the event that one team goes un-defeated thru the round robin and the next following team has a record of 3 and 2, the first place team must be beaten twice to be eliminated.
All Provincial Chairmen will receive guidelines prior to the 2000-2001 season.

•A draft document with reference to an agreement between the Men's and Ladies Associations was discussed in great detail. Some minor changes were proposed and further input was requested prior to submitting copies to the ladies' Associations.
A joint meeting has been scheduled for Toronto during the Curl Ontario meeting.

Copies of all reports are attached to these minutes.

ITEM 13 - ELECTION / CONFIRMATION

Prior to the scheduled election of Association Chairmen, Secretary-Treasurer and confirmation of Club Directors, Kent MacInnes rose on a point of order.
Kent informed the meeting that the election of the entire Board of Directors must be done at the Spring meeting and not at the Fall meeting as indicated. That the agenda as presented by the Secretary be considered in error. He suggested that the incoming President, be elected to the position today.
Secretary Joe noted, that according to By-Law #15 of the Constitution, the election of Officers is done at alternate September meetings and that we cannot change this procedure without a notice of motion.
Some extensive discussion ensued with regards to timing of the election of the Board of Directors. President Rory recommended that any items of this nature be brought to the President and Secretary-Treasurer before the issue is brought to the floor of the meeting.

Motion by Rob Gordon
Seconded by Ken Rafuse
That the election of officers for the next term take place at the September 2000 meeting.
That the by-laws of the Association be amended so that the Directors and Officers are elected at the Spring meeting. (The first of such elections to be held in the Spring of 2003)
That a notice of motion be forwarded 60 days prior to the September meeting.
Carried.

Motion by Kent MacInnes
Seconded by Mickey Abramson
That the election of officers for the next term take place at the September 2000 meeting and that this issue be scheduled as the second item on the agenda.
Carried.

ITEM 14 - CURLING CLINICS

•Business of Curling Workshop is scheduled for Kirkland Lake on May 7, 2000
•Level I Ice Technician Course is scheduled for the McIntyre on October 14-15, 2000

ITEM 14 - NEW BUSINESS

1.The 2002 Provincial Tankard (Nokia Cup) will be held in the T.&.N.O. in February 2002
Bids are to be submitted to the Secretary before September 1, 2000
Five Clubs indicated that they would be interested in bidding for this event:
Kapuskasing, Iroquois Falls, New Liskeard, Haileybury, Kirkland Lake
Secretary Joe will forward the prerequisites for the event to the Club Directors.

2.Vic Mitchell talked on the viability of maintaining Zone 5 within the play-off structure for Tankard play.
Motion by Vic Mitchell
Seconded by Rob Gordon
That the existing Zone 5 be maintained and that this Zone may include End of Rail Curling Club and / or James Bay Curling Club.
Carried.

Motion by Vic Mitchell
Seconded by Rob Gordon
That in the event that the Challenge round is not held in any given season, that the 10th. team be selected from Zone 5.
Motion defeated.

3.Motion by Hugh Campbell
Seconded by Bill Volume
That the Executive investigate the possibility and cost involved in setting up a tele-conferencing system for Association meetings, so that representatives from the far-North Clubs could participate in the meeting.
Carried.

4.Vic Mitchell inquired about the possibility of having the Club(s) in Zone 5 added to the scheduled Association events. It was noted that the cost of travel for teams going to Moosonee or Moose Factory would be excessive and may deter teams from entering events.

5.Mickey Abramson inquired about the draw for the Association Seniors and Juniors.
In the event that the scheduled number of teams are not entered, alternate teams are to be selected as per guidelines in the Quickfacts.

ITEM 15 - ADJOURNMENT

Chairman Rory extended a vote of thanks to the Kirkland Lake Curling Club for being hosts to this meeting.
He also extended a vote of thanks to both Gord McKnight and Terry Thib for their many years of service to the Association.
The Fall Meeting will be held in Timmins on Saturday September 16, 2000.

ANNUAL INFORMATION MEETING APRIL 29, 2000
KIRKLAND LAKE, ONT.
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NAMEPOSITIONCLUB
BILL VOLUMEPAST PRESIDENTKAPUSKASING
JOE GUBBELSSECRETARY-TREASURERMcINTYRE
DENNIS DRAVESDIRECTORCOCHRANE
BOB HARDYVICE PRESIDENTIROQUOIS FALLS
MICKEY ABRAMSONZONE CHAIRMANIROQUOIS FALLS
TOM ARMSTRONGDELEGATEKIRKLAND LAKE
KEN RAFUSEDIRECTORMcINTYRE
JERRY HANNAHDIRECTORMcINTYRE
KENT MacINNESZONE CHAIRMANMcINTYRE
GORD McKNIGHTASS'N CHAIRMANNEW LISKEARD
BOB MORINZONE CHAIRMANHAILEYBURY
ROB GORDONPAST PRESIDENTHAILEYBURY
RORY MacDIARMIDPRESIDENTHAILEYBURY
VICTOR MITCHELLZONE CHAIRMANMOOSONEE
HUGH CAMPBELLZONE CHAIRMANKAPUSKASING
DAVE MacINNESVICE PRESIDENTMcINTYRE
VI BRADBURYRECORDING SECRETARY

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