At it's October 16, 2014, Town Hall Meeting KVHA President, Lew Sellers, proposed the formation of three Advisory Councils and solicited participation from KVHA members. KVHA requires a minimum of three KVHA members on each Advisory Council with one of the members serving as chair. The KVHA Board of Directors will be represented on each Advisory Council by the Board President, Director of Hockey and/or Executive Director.
The three Advisory Councils were formed to address Kent Valley Hockey Association issues which fall into four broad categories; "Costs," "Transparency," "Tier-II Teams" and "What's the Plan." Thus the reference to these terms in the descriptions below.
The Kent Valley Hockey Association reserves the right to modify the structure and makeup of the Advisory Councils as priorities change over time.
Finance Advisory Council
“Costs” – The Finance Advisory Council will address cost related issues and explore fundraising alternatives for the association, including but not limited to; sponsorships, advertising and auctions.
Advertising – rink board ads, etc.
Other revenue opportunities
Employer matching fundraising
United Way Pledges, etc.
Financial reporting to KVHA membership
Program Advisory Council
“Transparency” and “What’s the Plan?” – The Program Advisory Council will address issues related to the KVHA hockey program: communications, planning for future growth, player development and retention, coaching recruitment, development, certification and retention, ADM, SafeSports, etc.
Communications via Social Media (KVHA Web, KVHA Newsletter and KVHA Facebook)
KVHA Policies and Procedures
Awards and Recognition (KVHA Record Book, KVHA Hall of Fame)
Teams Advisory Council
“Tier-II Teams” – The Representative Teams Advisory Council will address the specific and emergent issues related to the formation and perpetuation of Representative/Tier teams. This is a current issue with KVHA members and needs to be addressed with urgency in order to avoid further erosion of our membership.
Create strategies for developing Tier-II teams for the near term (2015/2016) and beyond.
Explore the feasibility of affiliation with other local associations
How would we share expenses, ice time, coaches, etc.
Identify “key” members/coaches willing to groom parents and players for participation in developing Tier-II teams
Study the feasibility of “Spring Teams” as a route to Tier-II programs.
Encourage summer programs like Day Camp, “3 on 3”, Accelerated Training, Goalie Skills and others as a way to groom players for Tier-II programs