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    Nominations to SARA Board

    By Anne Hanson 05/17/2018, 9:15pm MDT

    Join us on May 22 to vote!

    The SARA AGM is scheduled to take place on Tuesday, May 22 at 7 p.m. in the Reliance Room at Servus Place. 

    In accordance with our Bylaws, we are posting the nominations we have received to date for the open positions on the SARA Board. 

    Executive: 

    • President - n/a
    • Vice President - Kristen Bodnarchuk
    • Secretary - Jenn Tosto
    • Treasurer - n/a
    • Registrar - Sandy Michaelchuk
    • Past President - n/a

    Directors:

    • Ice Allocator - Sarah Kosloski willing to stand
    • Referee Allocator - Sandra Fenton willing to stand
    • Development Director - Open
    • Evaluation Co-Director Tricia Smith willing to stand
    • Evaluation Co-Director - Suzanne Christensen
    • Sponsorship, Events & Fundraising Director -  Jenn Tosto willing to stand
    • Active Start Coordinator - Elizabeth Corrigan
    • U10 Coordinator  - Open
    • U12 Coordinator - Open
    • U14 Coordinator  - Alyssa Duniec willing to stand
    • U16 Coordinator - Open
    • U19 Coordinator - Stacy Maurier willing to stand
    • Open Coordinator - Scott Petter willing to stand
    • AA Coordinator - Melissa Scott willing to stand
    • Goalie Co-Coordinator - Corey De La Mare willing to stand
    • Goalie Co-Coordinator - Jim Boddez willing to stand
    • UAA Coordinator - Dolci Arlinghaus willing to stand
    • Recruitment Coordinator - Angele McNeil willing to stand
    • Player Development Coordinator - Open
    • Junior Coach Coordinator - Open
    • Equipment Manager - Open
    • Referee In Chief  - Open
    • Webmaster - Open
    • Turkey Ring Chair - Deb Stahn willing to stand
    • Dibs Coordinator - Joey Shute willing to stand
    • BGL Representative  - Vice President
    • BGL Representative - Open

    Please note that nominations for these positions will be called from the floor at the AGM. 

    Rainmaker Rodeo Parade

    By Anne Hanson 05/12/2018, 9:30am MDT

    Join SARA on Saturday, May 26!

    It’s that time of year again!! 

    St. Albert Ringette will be participating in the Rainmaker Rodeo Parade on Saturday, May 26th. Details are below, all interested participants can email Jenn at rainmakerparade@stalbertringette.com

    All participants must be at the parade starting point on Sir Winston Churchill Hill (precise meeting point tbd) at 8:30 am on Saturday, May 26th.

    The parade route will start at the curling rink corner on Sir Winston Churchill Hill avenue, east to St. Anne Street, northeast to Perron Street, north to Mission Avenue, west to Mount Royal Drive, north to St. Vital Avenue, east on St. Vital, and ending at the church parking lot where participants will then be picked up.

    As the length of the parade depends on the amount of entries, there is no set end time. Please be at the end point to receive your child(ren) by 11:00am, with the understanding that they may or may not be there just yet.

    Participants in the parade will be awarded 2 DIBS credits valid for the 2017/18 season only.

    All participants will be provided SARA jerseys to be worn for the duration of the parade. There will not be a float this year, as we are trying to gather a large (and loud!) walking presence. Our entry last year had a fantastic turnout, and I’m hoping for that, plus more!!

    We will be handing out candy and rings, as well as flyers for the June 2nd Come Try Ringette session. If you know of anyone interested in trying Ringette, the parade is a fun way to garner some interest and excitement! Participants do not have to be current SARA members. All ages are welcome!

    Thank you so much for your time and interest in creating exposure for St. Albert Ringette. It’s activities like this that help grow our sport and bring recognition to our players!

    Seeking Qualified Coaches!

    By Anne Hanson 05/11/2018, 9:30am MDT

    Applications due June 1

    SARA is seeking qualified coaches for our U14AA, U16AA and U19AA teams for the 2018-19 season. For more information or to apply for one of these positions, interested candidates should go to the Become a Coach section of the website. 

    If you have any questions, contact development@stalbertringette.com.

    All applications are due on or before Friday, June 1, 2018. 

    2019 WCRC Logo Contest

    By Anne Hanson 05/06/2018, 5:15pm MDT

    Show us your best designs! Submit by May 15!

    Attention St. Albert Ringette Parents and Players!

    St. Albert has been chosen as the host city for the 2019 Western Canadian Ringette Championships (WCRC) and are excited to share an amazing opportunity to Design the Championship Logo.

    The Logo winner will receive a $100 Gift certificate from a local community business and have their logo identified on WCRC memorabilia and advertising!

    The contest is only open for a short time as the event planning is well underway!

    Please submit your entry prior to May 15th, 2018 and be sure to mark your calendars  for the Championship Event which is being held March 28th-31st, 2019.

    Best of Luck,
    WCRC Host Committee

    SARA AGM May 22

    By Anne Hanson 05/03/2018, 10:45am MDT

    Attendees will be entered to win one of 2 free registrations!

    The SARA Annual General Meeting will take place on Tuesday, May 22 from 7 - 9 p.m. in the Reliance Room at Servus Place. 

    In accordance with our Bylaws, Article 4.4.1, the following Executive positions are up for election at the AGM.

    • Vice President – Open
    • Secretary - Open
    • Registrar - Open

    All  Elected Director positions are open for nomination:

    • Evaluations Director
    • Sponsorship, Event, & Fundraising
    • Ice Allocator 
    • Referee Allocator
    • Development Director
    • Webmaster

    The nominating committee asks if you see a position you are interested in or know someone who would fulfill the elected volunteer role, to fill out the nominations form.

    The nomination form can be sent to notify the Secretary at secretary@stalbertringette.com

    All nominations should be sent to the Secretary before or on May 15, 2018. The committee will also receive nominations from ‘the floor’ following a call for nominations by the Chairperson at the AGM.

    NOMINATION FORM

    AA Tryouts Schedule Posted

    By Ron Heigh 04/24/2018, 8:00am MDT

    We have posted the tryout schedule for the AA divisions.  Please check the SARA calendar to see the times and dates.

    The schedules for other divisions will be posted soon, as they become available.

    Come Try Ringette - June 2

    By Anne Hanson 04/23/2018, 11:00am MDT

    SARA is hosting a Come Try Ringette event on June 2!

    The St. Albert Ringette Association is excited host this FREE Come Try Ringette Event!

    Not sure what Ringette is? Come find out what this fun and cooperative sport is all about!

    When: Saturday June 2nd, 2018 – 1:15pm to 2:15pm
    Where: Troy Murray Arena – Servus Place, 400 Campbell Road
    Who: Ages 5 and up who are interested in trying ringette for the first time, new skaters are welcome!
    What do I need? Helmet, skates and gloves and we will provide the fun!

    There will be on ice helpers to assist new skaters. Members from the association will also be available to answer any questions you may have and to provide more information about this great game.

    To pre-register for this event go to www.cometryringette.ca.

    Bring a friend or make some new friends and come out to play one of the fastest games on ice!

    If you are interested in learning more about our options for registration for the 2018/19 season, please visit our website. www.stalbertringette.com

    For more information about this event please contact Angele at recruitment@stalbertringette.com

    Open Board Positions

    By Anne Hanson 04/16/2018, 10:00am MDT

    Make a positive impact on our athletes!

    Position Profile - Registrar

    By Anne Hanson 04/15/2018, 1:30pm MDT

    Do you have the skills to manage player registrations and keep accurate data? The Registrar is an essential position for SARA. 

    The nomination form can be sent to the Secretary at secretary@stalbertringette.com

    Responsibilities:

    • Answer questions from future registrants
    • Coordinate Player releases as required
    • Submit registered player info to RAB
    • Communicate registration numbers to ice allocator and division coordinators
    • Hold a voting position on the Board of Directors;
    • Ensure the membership information is accurate and current;
    • Ensure that all data and information complies with any and all privacy legislation;
    • Ensure that there is a back up storage system in place to ensure data integrity and viability;
    • Collect all registrations and ensure they are complete and meet with the requirements of the Association and Ringette Alberta;
    • Submit the registrations for St. Albert Ringette to Ringette Alberta, as defined by Ringette Alberta and ensure the upkeep of this registration;
    • The registration of St. Albert Ringette program with any leagues the association participates in as defined by the specific/individual leagues, and the upkeep of this registration;
    • Ensure all team and Association registrations are submitted to the required parties, organizations, leagues or governing bodies within the prescribed deadlines;
    • Act in good faith, with the focus of all actions or decisions to benefit the association;
    • Produce a valid copy of the Ringette Alberta Team Registration Form (TRF) as required, and requested by any member of the Executive Committee;
    • Maintain an accurate registration database which includes, but is not limited to the players:
      • Date of Birth
      • Address
      • Telephone number(s)
      • E-mail address
      • Identification of parents and/or guardians
      • Association Identification number, if one exists
      • Ringette Alberta identification number, if one exists
      • Alberta Health Care number
      • Name of Community League player is associated with o
      • Name of School that member is associated with
    • All duties as are delegated by the President or the Board

    Calling all photographers!

    By Anne Hanson 04/09/2018, 11:45am MDT

    Ringette photos needed!

    The National Ringette School, along with the Ringette Store, is creating a 16-month calendar. It will cover dates from September 2018 to August 2019 and feature some of the best Ringette action shots and Ringette moments that we can find. 

    The calendar will go on sale towards the end of June. Our hope is that these calendars will be proudly displayed at home and at work and that they will prompt conversations about the sport!

    How will we find those photographs? Through a photo contest!

    Please send us your “best pics” with a brief description of what is depicted and what each photo means to you.  It can be an action shot, a heart-warming photo or anything that says "This is Ringette".  We will select the 16 best photographs and use them to create the calendar. 

    As we receive these photos, we will post them to our Facebook page so that others can see them and make comments. Everyone is limited to no more than three submissions. Entries must be received by no later than June 11, 2018.  (We will need to ensure that the participants in the photos are okay with them being used in the calendar).

    Prizes:
    The photographers who have their photo selected will receive a “#1 Ringette Photographer” clothing package (hoodie and t-shirt) along with a free calendar and, most importantly, credit in the calendar for the photo used.

    Photos can be sent to questions@nationalringetteschool.com.  

    NOTE FROM SARA: If you are submitting, please include us (news@stalbertringette.com) in the email. We would love to see and share your ringette action shots! 

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