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    THE FALL MEETING OF THE ASSOCIATION WILL BE HELD:

    SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 1999

    AT THE IROQUOIS FALLS CURLING CLUB

    10:00 A.M.

    Temiskaming & Northern Ontario Curling Association

    MINUTES OF THE SEMI - ANNUAL MEETING

    KIRKLAND LAKE

    Saturday April 24, 1999


    ITEM 1 - PRESIDENT'S ADDRESS AND INTRODUCTIONS

    In the absence of President Rory MacDiarmid and First Vice President Dave MacInnes,
    Second Vice President Bob Hardy chaired the meeting.
    Bob welcomed everyone to the meeting and thanked those present for attending.

    Secretary Joe read a letter from President Rory conveying his regrets for not being able to attend the meeting.
    A few items for discussion were noted in Rory's letter:

    A)There is some moves afoot regarding amalgamation of Men's and Women's Associations. Other Associations and Provinces in Canada have amalgamated or are in the process of amalgamation. Our Association may wish to look into this issue and have some discussions with the other Associations in Northern Ontario.

    B)This year was the first year for the Masters and Bantam Boys competitions. There was a very small turnout, but with some additional promotion, these events will become popular.

    C)Congratulations to the McIntyre Curling Club for hosting an excellent Nokia Cup.
    There was some concern expressed regarding back-to-back games on the same sheet and last rock advantage. A proposed modification has been forwarded to all competing teams from our Association and the Secretaries of the other Associations requesting input. To date, only one comment has been received from the Rob Gordon team. (Note: Tom Armstrong's team submitted a proposal to Secretary Joe after the meeting)



    ATTENDANCE / CREDENTIALS

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

    ChapleauNot represented
    Cobalt-HaileyburyRepresented
    CochraneNot represented
    End-of-RailNot represented
    Englehart. Not represented
    HearstRepresented
    Horne-GraniteRepresented
    Iroquois FallsRepresented
    KapuskasingRepresented
    Kirkland LakeRepresented
    McGarryNot Represented
    McIntyreRepresented
    Smooth Rock FallsNot represented
    James Bay Not represented
    MathesonRepresented
    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.


    ITEM 2 - MINUTES OF THE PREVIOUS MEETING

    The minutes of the Annual General Meeting held on September 19, 1998 in Timmins were read by Joe Gubbels.
    Motion to accept the minutes made by Bill McKelvey
    Seconded by Bill Volume
    Carried/

    Business arising out of the minutes.

    1. Correction to the minutes. Motion to adopt the budget was seconded by Tom Armstrong.

    2. Curling Clinics:

      Officiating Clinic was not held, due to lack of participation

      Ice Technician Clinic was not held due to lack of participation

      Level I and II were held at the Iroquois Falls Curling Club.

      It was noted that all applications for courses must be submitted to Curl Ontario, in care of Pat Reid.

    3. The Hearst Curling Club is interested in hosting a Level I Clinic at their Club in early October.

      Secretary Joe will contact the Curl Ontario office regarding this request.



    ITEM 3 - CORRESPONDENCE

    1. Letter from Gord McKnight, with regards to Elementary School Curling.
      This item will be further discussed under new business.

    2. Secretary Joe presented a notice of motion to make alterations to the Agreement.
      This item will be dealt with at the September meeting.

    ITEM 4 FINANCIAL REPORT

    1. The un-audited report for the 1998-1999 season was presented.

      All amounts are projected to the end of the season.

      The general account shows a deficit for the year to date.

      Some outstanding revenues from Sponsors.

      Discussion on various items of expense and revenue ensued.

      All Clubs paid the assessments as invoiced.

      Revenue by Zones is down in all areas.

      Participant Card fees are down substantially.

    2. Some discussion ensued regarding the amount of $700.00 paid by the Cochrane Curling Club for hosting the T.&.N.O. Bonspiel. The Bonspiel had only 24 teams entered and a decision was made that the Cochrane Club would pay the amount of $700.00 instead of the $1,100.00
      Various ideas were voiced regarding changes to the format of the Bonspiel and what amount of assessment is fair to the hosting Club.
      Delegates were asked to bring ideas to the September meeting for discussion and ratification.

    3. Question regarding the item of capital expenditure. Secretary Joe noted that this expenditure was for hardware and software to connect to the Internet. An Association website is being designed and should be ready soon. Everyone will be notified.

    Motion by Ken Rafuse
    Seconded by Bill McKelvey
    That the financial statement as presented be approved.
    Carried.

    ITEM 6 -SITES AND DATES

    A chart was presented indicating the dates of the various events.
    The Provincial Playdown Sites will be as follows:

    TankardMarathonFebruary 8-12, 2000
    SeniorsKirkland LakeDecember 17-19, 1999
    MixedSoo CurlersDecember 9-11, 1999
    JuniorsDrydenJanuary 14-16, 2000

    Since all the Zones were not represented at the meeting, all Association Chairmen will be asked
    to select the sites for the Association Playdowns and forward these to Secretary Joe as soon as
    possible.

    The T&NO Bonspiel is scheduled for the Iroquois Falls Curling Club, February 17-20, 2000.

    The success (or lack of) the Challenge Round was discussed at length.
    This event has not taken place for the past two years.

    Motion by Ken Rafuse
    Seconded by Mickey Abramson
    That the Challenge Round be cancelled for the 1999-2000 season and that the 10th. team to the Association Playdowns be selected from the host Zone. In the event that there are not sufficient entries from the host Zone, that the format as outlined on page 25 A of the Quickfacts be adopted.
    Carried.

    ITEM 7 - ZONE REPORTS

    Zone 1 report - Report read by Bob Morin

    Zone 2 report - Report read by Mickey Abramson

    Zone 3 report - Report read by Kent MacInnes
    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 was read by Joe Gubbels

    Copies are attached to these minutes.

    ITEM 8 - ASSOCIATION REPORTS

    Association Tankard report - Dave MacInnes read by Kent MacInnes

    Association Senior report - Gord McKnight

    Association Mixed report - Todd Turner

    Association Juniors report - Bill Volume

    Association Bantam report - Bill Volume

    Association Competitive Curlers report - Dave MacInnes read by Kent MacInnes
    Notes from David's report: Association crests were not awarded to the winning teams for the Mixed Playdowns. Crests were presented to the Vic Mitchell team, who represented the Association at the Provincial Mixed in Fort Frances. David noted that Rick Stewart should have been awarded these crests, since they were the Association winners, but were unable to participate in the Provincials. This issue will be further discussed at the Fall Meeting.

    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 new 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 1999-2000 playdowns.

    ITEM 10 - BONSPIEL REPORT

    Terry Thib's report was read by Joe Gubbels

    Notes from Terry's report: MCTV dropped their sponsorship for this year, but hope to be involved once more in Iroquois Falls.
    Thank You letters are to be sent out to all sponsors.
    Cochrane did not list the sponsors on their poster. This was an oversight.
    Suggestion that the Bonspiel poster must be approved by the Association prior to these posters being mailed out.
    Guidelines must be established regarding the number of prizes to be awarded in each event.

    ITEM 11 - C.C.A. REPORT

    C.C.A. report was read by Joe Gubbels.

    Some Hi-lites are:

    1. CIBC will no longer be sponsors of the National Seniors.

    2. The motion to increase the sheet assessment to $42.00 per sheet from $38.00 per sheet was defeated.

    3. Teams participating in the Brier receive an allowance of $6,000.00

    4. Teams participating in the Scotts receive an allotment of $2,400.00

    5. Don Petlack from Alberta and Maureen Miller from Yukon were elected to the C.C.A. Board


    ITEM 12 - INTER-ASSOCIATION MEETING

    1. Inter-Association meeting minutes were reviewed by Joe Gubbels

    2. The format of the Provincial Men's Playdowns has been changed to a nine team competition and was used in Timmins.

    3. Competitors were allowed to wear sponsors' advertising on uniforms.

    4. In Seniors, Juniors and Mixed, if a team goes un-defeated thru the round robin, that team must be beaten twice to be eliminated. All Provincial Chairmen will receive guidelines prior to the 1999-2000 season.

    5. Clubs hosting Provincial Playdowns are to contact the Association regarding Officiating.

    Copies of all reports are attached to these minutes.

    ITEM 13 - CURLING CLINICS

    Hearst Curling Club requested a Level I Clinic be held in the Club in early October.

    ITEM 14 - ELECTION / CONFIRMATION

    1. Motion Mickey Abramson
      Seconded by Marc Barrette
      Nominating Joe Gubbels as Secretary-Treasurer of the Association.
      Carried.

    2. Motion Joe Gubbels
      Seconded by Mickey Abramson
      That we accept John West as the head official of the Association.
      Carried.

      Motion
      Joe Gubbels
      Seconded by Jerry Hannah

    3. That we accept David MacInnes as the Competitive Curlers' Rep. of the Association.
      Carried.

    4. Club Directors were confirmed.

    ITEM 14 - NEW BUSINESS

    1. The 2001 Provincial Mixed will be held in the T.&.N.O. in December 2000.
      Bids are to be submitted to the Secretary before September 1, 1999

    2. Chairman Bob Hardy called on Gord McKnight to give a brief outline of a program he has started in the Tri-Town area for Elementary School students. This program is designed for grades 7 & 8 and Gord outlined the steps he has taken to get the various schools involved.
      A well prepared hand-out package was presented to all present and Gord emphasized the various aspects of the program.
      All Clubs should get involved with this idea and Gord offered his assistance to any Club that wants to get a similar program going.
      Bob thanked Gord for his work in bringing this to the attention of those present. Secretary Joe noted that copies of Gord's handouts will be mailed to all Clubs with the minutes of this meeting.

    3. Each Club was asked to give a verbal report on the status of their Club.

    ITEM 15 - ADJOURNMENT

    Chairman Bob extended a vote of thanks to the Kirkland Lake Curling Club for being hosts to this meeting
    The Fall Meeting will be held in Iroquois Falls.
    The date of the meeting will be confirmed.

    ANNUAL INFORMATION MEETING APRIL 24, 1999
    KIRKLAND LAKE, ONT.

    BILL VOLUMEPAST PRESIDENTKAPUSKASING
    JOE GUBBELSSECRETARY-TREASURERMcINTYRE
    MARC BARRETTEDIRECTORHEARST
    BOB HARDYVICE PRESIDENTIROQUOIS FALLS
    MICKEY ABRAMSONZONE CHAIRMANIROQUOIS FALLS
    TOM ARMSTRONGDELEGATEKIRKLAND LAKE
    BRIAN PEEVERDIRECTORMATHESON
    CLIFF SHANNONDELEGATEMATHESON
    ERIC KOIVISTODELEGATEMATHESON
    KEN RAFUSEDIRECTORMcINTYRE
    JERRY HANNAHDIRECTORMcINTYRE
    TODD TURNERDIRECTORKIRKLAND LAKE
    BILL McKELVEYPAST PRESIDENTKIRKLAND LAKE
    KENT MacINNESZONE CHAIRMANMcINTYRE
    GORD McKNIGHTASS'N CHAIRMANNEW LISKEARD
    DAVID SMITHDELEGATENEW LISKEARD
    BOB MORINZONE CHAIRMANHAILEYBURY
    VI BRADBURYRECORDING SECRETARY

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