2020 SAYHA Board Member Application

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2020 SAYHA Board Member Application

Our Mission is to promote the growth of ice hockey in the Spokane area by encouraging, developing, and administering the sport. SAYHA endeavors to develop and prepare players and coaches to achieve excellence at all levels, providing essential information, quality instruction and a positive family experience through participation in our program.

We appreciate your interest in applying for a position with our SAYHA Board of Directors. The Board of Directors meets monthly on the second Thursday of the month at 6 PM.

The application for the Spokane Youth Hockey Board of Directors will open at www.spokaneyouthhockey.com on Tuesday, March 24th at 10:00 AM and will close on Saturday, 28th, 2020 at 11:59 PM.

The open positions in this election are as follows (please see below for descriptions of each position):

Vice President – Hockey Operations (3 year term)
Treasurer (3 year term)
SafeSport Director (3 year term)
Discipline Director (2 year term)
Community Development Director (1 year term)

In accord with the SAYHA Bylaws, the Board of Directors, including both officers and non-officers, will be elected by the senior members at the annual membership meeting held on, or about, April 1 of each year, from among persons in the region who are over 21 years of age and who have the requisite experience, knowledge, interest, and ability to serve the Association. Each elected director shall take office on the 1st day of May next following the election, except that if the election does not occur until after the 1st day of May, then each elected director will take office at the first Board meeting following the election. 

Ballots will be emailed on Monday, March 30th to all Spokane Youth Hockey Senior members in good standing by SimplyVoting.com (a third party online voting system) to the email address/es that were used at registration with USA Hockey for the 2019-20 season. The election will close on Sunday, April 5th at 5:00 PM. With our Awards Banquet being cancelled due to the CoronaVirus, the new Board members will be announced on our website on Monday April 6th.

Once your application is submitted, it will be acknowledged by our staff as received. We appreciate your interest and support as we continue our mission to support the growth and development of Spokane Youth Hockey!

2020 Open Board Positions:

Vice President – Hockey Operations

The Vice President – Hockey Operations will provide oversight and direction for activities and staffing related to the ongoing operations of SAYHA’s programming. Such responsibilities shall include aligning the strategic goals of the Board with the day-to-day operations of the SAYHA Hockey Director. Additionally, this position will work with focus on player, coach, and team development initiatives.

The Vice President – Hockey Operations shall:
-In the absence or disability of the President and Vice President – Administration, perform all of the duties of the President.
-Succeed to the office of President in the event of a vacancy in the offices of the President and Vice President – Administration.
-The presiding officer in the absence of the President and Vice President – Administration.

The VP – Hockey Operations may also sit on certain committees to ensure the Board’s directives and committee’s desires align with the strategic direction of the Association.

As part of the 2020 elections, this position will carry a 3-year term (2020, 2021, 2022).



Treasurer

The Treasurer is responsible for the accurate accounting of all transactions of the Association. Candidates need good financial background including (but not limited to):
-Ability to read and understand all financial reports
-Reconciliations
-Have the ability to forecast revenue streams/expenses
-Understand budgeting

As part of the 2020 elections, this position will carry a 3-year term (2020, 2021, 2022).



SafeSport Director

The SafeSport Director will be responsible for overseeing compliance of U.S. Center for SafeSport, USA Hockey, Pacific District, PNAHA, and SAYHA rules and guidelines. This oversight includes (but is not limited to):
-Making all policies available to membership
-Training and educating members, staff, and volunteers
-Working with Discipline Director
-Ensure all SafeSport reports are investigated and handled properly

This position requires communication skills (with adults and children), investigation skills, and availability to respond to time sensitive issues.

As part of the 2020 elections, this position will carry a 3-year term (2020, 2021, 2022).



Disciplinary Director

The Disciplinary Director will be responsible for all disciplinary activities such as (but not limited to):
-Assisting with hearings in accordance with By-Law 10
-Working with investigators to give and get information for hearings
-Keeping all information confidential (Only sharing with authorized individuals)
-Working with SafeSport Director for hearings and educational material
-Organizing and keeping documentation from e-mails, meetings and hearings
-Working with Board, Coaches, Directors, and Parents to carry out directives and guidelines

As part of the 2020 elections, this position will carry a 2-year term (2020, 2021).



Community Development Director

The SAYHA Community Development Director will be responsible for the oversight and execution fundraising and sponsorship activities such as (but not limited to):
-Managing the annual SAYHA Winter Raffle, Wreath Sales, Picture Night, etc.
-Assist teams with fundraising efforts as needed/requested
-Ensure all fundraising activities meet our non-profit gambling license
-Sit on certain committees to ensure the Board’s directives and committee’s desires align with the strategic direction of the Association.

As part of the 2020 elections, this position will carry a 1-year term (2020).

Please read and acknowledge below.

I understand that if I am elected to a Board of Directors position with Spokane Youth Hockey, that position will be contingent upon my satisfactory completion of the following required training and document submissions to the SAYHA Office: USA Hockey SafeSport Training, WSP Background Check and PNAHA Background Check.



Please read and acknowledge below.

I understand that the information I have provided may be verified by contacting persons or organizations named in this application or by contacting any person or organization that may have information concerning me. I hereby release and agree to hold harmless from liability any person or organization that provides information. I also agree to hold harmless Spokane Americans Youth Hockey Association, USA Hockey, PNAHA and the officers, board members, employee and volunteers thereof. In signing this application, I affirm that the information I have given is true and correct.

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