President (revised Feb 2010)
The President is elected by members at the Annual General Meeting. He/She shall exercise general supervision of the Association and represent it in the community. He/She shall chair all regular monthly meetings and all special meetings of the board.
The candidate should have exceptional communication and mediation skills, strong organizational and leadership skills, a solid knowledge of hockey, a thorough understanding of the HMHA constitution, rules of operation, and OMHA rules and regulations and be reliable, flexible and respectful.
Have or be willing to obtain Speak-out/prevention services certification.
Have or be willing to obtain a Police record check.
Sign and abide by any code of conduct adopted by the executive.
Time commitment is heaviest at the beginning and end of the season. At those times 5-10 hours a week or more would be required. Throughout the season it can average to 3-4 hours not counting attending games.
- Promote the image of the association and of the sport of hockey within the community.
- Ensure that the interests of the general membership are given due and adequate consideration in all activities carried out by the board.
- Represent the interests of the association in its dealings with outside organizations, including but not limited to departments of the City of Cambridge, the OMHA and Tri county Hockey League and other local hockey associations
- Follow the season timeline and make adjustments when needed.
- Prepare agendas for and chair meetings of the board and the annual general meeting. Ensure all meetings are conducted in an orderly and proper fashion.
- Report regularly to the board on matters of interest.
- Ensure that all board members are aware of their roles and are carrying them out and provide assistance when needed.
- Delegate tasks as necessary.
- Ensure all new board members get police record checks and each year every board member signs a code of conduct
- Submit messages when requested for newsletters, Olympics programs and Day of Champs program
- Ensure all necessary and appropriate board insurance has been purchased.
- Be a non voting member of all committees of the association.
- Act as one of the signing officers for the association and coordinate with the treasurer the signing of cheques for expenses throughout the season
- Reply promptly to requests for information via email or messages relayed by the Communications Director via the phone voice mail system
- Mediate disputes between parents, coaches, players or others and if required refer the matter to the vice president and the disciplinary committee.
- Regularly review the rules of operation and make the necessary changes in conjunction with the Communications Director
- Regularly review the constitution and organize possible amendments to be discussed by the board in advance of the April AGM.
- Where required attend parent/coach team meetings regarding discipline issues along with the Vice President and or OMHA representative
- With the Director of Hockey operations, sign ‘permission to skate’ forms for Hespeler players wanting to try out for AAA or returning to AAA.
- Sign permission to skate forms for players trying out for under 17 team.
- Attend the Annual General Meeting of the OMHA each June and the Tri County AGM or any regular meeting of Tri County if required.
- Project the following season’s Board of Directors and recruit new candidates
- Attend most if not all year end banquets and thank board of directors
- Promote the AGM at all opportunities
- Prepare the agenda and a year end report for the Annual General meeting in April and chair the meeting
- Attend Olympics games and be available to hand out awards in the on ice ceremony following medal games
- Check mail slot in the office on a regular basis and respond where required