AGM : Important Information

Apr. 27, 2021

Good afternoon SARA Families,

We are pleased to announce that our Annual General Meeting (AGM) will be taking place on Wednesday May 26, 2021 at 7:00pm, via zoom.

The St. Albert Ringette Association cannot function without volunteers. Without volunteers, we would not have coaches, managers, board members, or a viable association. All members in good standing* can nominate themselves or other members (aged 18+). The returning SARA Board is excited at the prospect of new joining members that can bring fresh ideas, new energy, and positive, can-do frames of mind!

Nomination Form:

While there continues to be some unknowns when it comes to planning for the 2021/2022 season, the SARA Board is committed to working hard on a return to play for our athletes, within the parameters set forth by Ringette Alberta, Ringette Canada, and AHS.

As per our current Bylaws, only members in good standing* will be entitled to a vote at the meeting. As such, attendance to this year’s AGM will be limited to SARA members from the 2020/2021 season. To facilitate this requirement, PREREGISTRATION IS REQUIRED no later than 12 pm on Tuesday May 25, 2021. Registration requests will be validated against the 2020/2021 registration system. Each guardian of players under 18 can attend and vote, but must do so from separate devices, with separate email addresses. Players and Non-Parent Coaches, 18 years of age or older, can also register and vote at the AGM.

To register for the AGM, please click the link below. Once your registration is validated, you will receive a confirmation email and an individual join meeting link.

The AGM will provide our members with an overview of the work that was taken on by the SARA Board this past season (2020/2021).

To view the roles and responsibilities of each position, please see the Board Position Roles and Responsibilities Document

The nomination period will close on May 19, 2021. Winners by acclamation will be declared for all uncontested positions. Any positions not yet filled, will be carried over to the Annual General Meeting, and a call for nominations will be made from the floor. (Bylaws Section 7.2)

The following Voting Board Member Positions are up for nomination:

Executive Board:

President (2 year term)
Treasurer (2 year term)


Referee Allocator (1 year term)
Ice Allocator (1 year term)
Development Director (1 year term)
Fundraising Coordinator (1 year term)
Evaluations Coordinator (1 year term)

Open Volunteer/Appointed Positions (non-voting):

U10 Division Coordinator
U12 Division Coordinator
U14 Division Coordinator
U16 Division Coordinator
Recruitment Coordinator
BGL Representative
AA Coordinator
DIBS Coordinator
Referee in Chief
Safety Officer

*members in good standing definition as per Bylaw 3.5 reads: A Member of the Association will be in good standing provided that the Member:

Owes no outstanding Membership dues, participant fees, or other debts to the association.
Has not ceased to be a Member.
Has not been suspended or had their membership cancelled or had other Membership restrictions or sanction imposed,
Has complied with all the Bylaws, policies, rules, and operating procedures of the Association, and if subject to a disciplinary action previously, has fulfilled all terms and conditions of such disciplinary action to the satisfaction of the Association.

We look forward to seeing all of you at the AGM on Wednesday May 26, 2021 at 7pm. Please do not forget to pre-register using the link above. Registrations will be accepted until 12pm on May 25, 2021.

All nominations will be announced to the Membership. They will be posted to our website and our social channels as they become available.

In preparation for the AGM, the Board has formed a Nominating Committee composed of:
President (Kristen Bodnarchuk)
Vice President (Jenn Tosto)
Secretary (Carrie Blouin)
Fundraising Director (Lawnie MacDonald)

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to Jenn Tosto at

Thank you,

Jenn Tosto
Vice President
St. Albert Ringette Association

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