SASKATCHEWAN LACROSSE ASSOCIATION
2004 ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING MINUTES
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 24, 2004
Saskatchewan Lacrosse Association
2004 Annual General Meeting Minutes
Sunday, October 24, 2004
Ian Livingston Aberdeen Lacrosse Association 3
Barry Stewart Moose Jaw Lacrosse Association 5
Brian Kitts Moose Jaw Lacrosse Association
Betty Bexson Prince Albert Lacrosse Association 6
Joe Bexson Prince Albert Lacrosse Association
Dave Werrett Prince Albert Lacrosse Association
Dwight Stahl Prince Albert Lacrosse Association
Shawn Williams Prince Albert Lacrosse Association
Aleta Bird Prince Albert Lacrosse Association
Kim Maher Queen City Minor Box Lacrosse 9
Ray Maher Queen City Minor Box Lacrosse
Bruce Peberdy Queen City Minor Box Lacrosse
Lori Love Regina Men’s Field Lacrosse Association 5
Chad Fenrick Regina Recreational Inter-Lacrosse League 4
Lloyd Mann Saskatoon Association Inter-Lacrosse Leagues 4
Bob Sullivan Saskatoon Box Lacrosse Association 10
Sheila Trobak Saskatoon Box Lacrosse Association
Corrie Wilfong Saskatoon Box Lacrosse Association
Gerry Trobak Saskatoon Box Lacrosse Association
Terry Harding Saskatoon Field Lacrosse Association 6
Brent Wilchynski Swift Current Lacrosse Association 5
Sheldon Kuebler Swift Current Lacrosse Association
Wayne Teale Yorkton Lacrosse Association 5
Darin Lanigan Yorkton Lacrosse Association
Al Luciuk Men’s Field 1
Randy Trobak Box Chair 1
Ian Wilson Referee in Chief 1
Mike Surcon V.P. Marketing 1
Bob Ryan President (if tied) 1
Total Votes 67
2/3 Majority 45 Votes
Simple Majority 34 Votes
Assiniboia Lacrosse Association Curt Keil, Executive Director
Big River Lacrosse Association Erna Hall, VP CLA
East Central Lacrosse Association Kevin Hall, SLA Lifetime member
Estevan Minor Lacrosse Association
Melfort Lacrosse Association
Notre Dame Lacrosse Association
Weyburn Lacrosse Association
1. Approval of Agenda
“To approve the agenda as circulated.”
2. Approval of Minutes
a) Approval of October 26, 2003 SLA Annual General Meeting Minutes
“To approve the October 26, 2003 SLA Annual General Meeting Minutes as circulated.”
3. Business Arising from Minutes
4. Policies Changes
a) Bylaw Changes – no changes brought forth
b) Policy changes from SLA Executive
i) Tournament Definition
“A tournament is defined as a contest involving a number of competitors who vie against
each other in a series of games or trials in which a tournament champion is declared.”
It was mentioned that each club is still required to submit a complete list of
league/exhibition/festival format games as per SLA policy 2.03.1.
ii) Coach evaluations
8.02.3 Coach evaluators will be paid at a rate of $5 per coach evaluated upon
submission of proper documentation.
c) Policy Additions & Revisions from sector meetings
i) Provincials – tiebreaking; box sector zones
The sectors both discussed and agreed to approve a new tie-breaking formula as
presented by the SLA Executive. This new tie-breaking procedure will not
reward teams for running up the score in round-robin games at provincial
Breaking a tie in a game is set out in the rules of play and the SLA Convenor should
consult with the Chief Official if there are any questions regarding application.
Win = 2 points; Tie = 1 point; Loss = 0 points
If two or more teams are tied after round robin play, the following tiebreakers will be
applied. Each step will be applied to all tied teams. If more than two teams are tied, and a
step determines the placement of a team, that teams placement is determined, and further
steps are applied to the other teams: (example: If three teams are tied, and after applying
step 1, team A and team B are still tied, but team C has a poorer head to head record,
Team C falls into third place among the tied teams, and step 2 is applied to teams A and
1. Best record in head to head play among tied teams
2. Lowest goals against in head to head play.
3. Most wins in round robin play (all games).
4. Lowest goals against in round robin play (all games).
5. Coin flip.
The box sector brought forth a change to their provincial championship allocation process. The
Box sector agreed to develop eight zones, thereby, only allowing one berth from the host zone
instead of two berths. The host zone will have 1st option on a second team.
ii) For provincial competition each zone may enter a maximum of one (1) team in a
provincial championship. Zones are defined in the Box Sector Zone Map and are
designated as follows:
Zone 1 – Moose Jaw
Zone 2 – Regina
Zone 3 – the southwest part of the province with a northern boundary of highway
number 16 to highway number 11, eastern boundary of highway number 11 to
highway number 6 south of Regina, not including the cities of Moose Jaw, and
Zone 4 – the east part of the province with a northern boundary of highway
number 5, a southern boundary of highway number 1, and a western boundary of
highway number 11 and highway number 6 not including the cities of Regina
Zone 5 – the Southeast part of the province with a northern boundary of highway
number 1 not including the cities of Regina and Moose Jaw, and a western
boundary of highway number 2 including the town of Assiniboia.
Zone 6 – Saskatoon
Zone 7 – the northern part of the province, with a southern boundary of highway
number 5 including Humboldt, with a southern boundary of highway number 16
including the Battlefords and Lloydminister.
Zone 8 – Prince Albert
Prince Albert 6
SC Moose Jaw 2
ii) Provincial teams
The box sector proposed a revision to the provincial team policies to create an
earlier and separate deadline to appoint a manager for the minor box provincial
Selection of Management for Minor Box Provincial Teams
i) The submission deadline shall be November 30th of each year.
ii) The sector committees have fourteen (14) days after November 30th to
select the provincial team management staff.
The men’s field sector reported there will not be provincial teams in 2005 as
club teams will be allowed to enter into the Junior Men’s Field National
Championships and the Intermediate Men’s Field National Invitational
Tournament. The sector brought forth a motion to allow the club team to receive
a portion of the SLA provincial team funding similar to the Junior Box teams
with the Founder’s Trophy National championships.
“The SLA shall apply one (1) junior men’s field into the provincial team funding
formula to be split among approved club team(s) for the purpose of attending the
First Nation’s Trophy national championship tournament. These team(s) are not
required to abide by the provincial team eligibility criteria.”
iii) Minimum suspensions
The box sector provided clarification on a suspension issue relating to some
players participating in both major and minor box in that suspensions will be
served in the directorate that they were accumulated. This means that minor
suspensions will be served in the next minor games and major suspensions in the
next major games and the player can participate in games while being suspended
in the opposite age division.
“Minor directorate suspensions will be served in minor and major directorate
suspensions will be served in major. Athletes will be allowed to continue
participating in the opposite age directorate unless policy dictates otherwise for
iv) Men’s field awards
The men’s field sector requested the Kevin Schumacher and David Chubak
awards be retired and the policies revised to reflect this recommendation.
d) Policy/Bylaw changes from the floor
and the legislation Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act
(PIPEDA). Bob Ryan, SLA President stated the proposed policy would need to be
further reviewed and possibly revised by the SLA Executive. As well, forms and
review and develop the policy/forms/procedures for implementation.”
5. Internet Database Proposals
The SLA Executive Director requested the membership provide direction for the SLA
Executive in potentially developing an Internet database for the sport of lacrosse in
Saskatchewan. The membership discussed this idea and agreed this project should
proceed and be developed for the 2005 season.
“The SLA Executive examine developing an Internet database and proceed with this
project if determined appropriate for the SLA.”
7. Sask. Sport Inc/Sask. Lotteries Recognition
“The Saskatchewan Lacrosse Association and its member associations thank Sask. Sport
Inc. and Saskatchewan Lotteries for their support during the past year.”
8. Membership Fees
The SLA Executive recommended the membership fees remain at $25 per member and
$50 per team and association. The membership agreed to keep the membership fees the
same for the next fiscal year.
9. Approval of April 1, 2003 – March 31, 2004 Audited Financial Statements
The SLA Executive Director briefly stated the association had an operating surplus of
$4,893 for the fiscal year, which is a relatively small surplus considering the overall
$300,000 association budget. It was also noted that this surplus was mainly due to a
decrease in the overall growth of the association. However, the SLA membership did
note they are pleased the SLA was able to manage the financial aspects of the association
in an effective manner.
“To approve the April 1, 2003 – March 31, 2004 Audited Financial Statements as
10. Approval of Berger Belanger Chartered Accountants for the 2004/05 Fiscal year
“To approve Berger Belanger Chartered Accountants to conduct the SLA audited
statements for the April 1, 2004 – March 31, 2005 fiscal year.”
11. New Business
12. 2005 Annual General Meeting – October 21-23, 2005 in Regina
The membership briefly discussed the possibility of moving the SLA AGM around the
province more instead of just Regina and Saskatoon. The SLA Executive Director stated
proper meeting space usually needs to be booked at least a year in advance so any
changes to the 2005 AGM location may already be difficult. The Prince Albert Lacrosse
Club indicated they would be willing to host the 2006 SLA AGM. The SLA Executive
was tasked with developing more clear policies for allowing clubs to host the SLA
AGM. The 2005 SLA Annual General Meeting will be hosted in Regina October 21-23.
Written and/or verbal reports were presented for the following positions:
Referee in Chief Report
a) Sector Chairpersons
Men’s Field – Alan Luciuk
Women’s Field - vacant
Box – Randy Trobak
Major Box Director – Randy Trobak
Minor Box Director – Bob Sullivan
Inter-Lacrosse – Lloyd Mann
Coaching - vacant
Officiating – Ian Wilson
Men’s Field – Ian Wilson
Box – Kevin Hall
First Nations Representative – Aleta Bird
b) Election of Executive
Nominations were accepted from the floor for the various positions:
President nominee Wayne Teale nominated by Al Luciuk
President nominee Shawn Williams nominated by Randy Trobak
“Move that nominations cease.”
Wayne and Shawn were both given an opportunity to speak to the membership prior to a vote.
Wayne Teale was elected by majority as the SLA President.
“Move that ballots be destroyed.”
V.P. Operations nominee Shawn Willams nominated by Chad Fenrick
“Move that nominations cease.”
Shawn Williams was elected as SLA V.P. Operations by acclimation.
V.P. Planning/Development nominee Chad Fenrick nominated by Lori Love
nominee Randy Durovick nominated by Chad Fenrick
“Move that nominations cease”
Chad Fenrick was elected by majority as SLA V.P. Planning/Development.
“Move that ballots be destroyed.”
V.P. Marketing nominee Joe Bexson nominated by Wayne Teale
“Move that nominations cease.”
Joe Bexson was elected as SLA V.P. Marketing by acclimation.
The meeting was adjourned at approximately 12:45 p.m.