Please read below for an important letter from our GVDMH President Dave Jordan:
Many hands make light work…
Hey Twisters! The regular season is complete and playoffs are ramping up for our Novice and Atom teams. We’ve had our struggles, but I continue to see smiles at the rink and kids on the ice working hard.
As the year winds down, we will soon be having our year end AGM. Our executive has done a great job, but that being said, things need to change in the future.
The executive is working hard, too hard in my opinion. We’re working at a rate that is unsustainable… We need more help. I see it in the faces of the executives at our meetings.
Brett Lyons is serving as the Vice president, the OMHA Representative, The Local League Convener, he is a head coach and he referees (for free!) Dawn Lyons is responsible for the scheduling for each game, the time keepers and referees. Between Clint and Christine Taylor they represent the Technical Director, Registrar and Social Media Director as well as coaching! That’s 2 families doing 11 jobs.
We have many other members (execs or otherwise) who contribute in two and three different ways. We can’t keep this up.
In the coming weeks we will be rolling out our new “bond” program that will begin next season. It’s a common tool used by other organizations to help track who is volunteering their time, even for the most menial tasks. One way to fulfill your commitment is to become a member of the Executive.
We need new people, new opinions, fresh ideas. I know through conversations at the rink that we have a wealth of hockey knowledge in Grand Valley. We have organized, smart people. And we need you!
I know for sure that some of these positions will become vacant at season’s end. Please consider volunteering. We are a small organization and for the most part our meetings and expectations are very realistic and laid-back. We have all stepped into positions with little to no background and have made it work, and there will be enough carry-over that any new members would be supported fully.
Again, we’re happy to have you in any capacity. We all live busy lives and I certainly understand that. But if we want to continue on here in the Valley, if we want to grow and improve our minor hockey experience… we need your help!