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2008 Annual Meeting

APRIL 24-27-2008 IN NAPLES, FL

Thursday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday, April 24-27, 2008
Naples, FL.

Click here for Naples Hotel Information

Dates:  Friday, Saturday & Sunday, April 25-27, 2008
FRIDAY 8:00 AM - 6th Annual ACHA/USA Hockey Golf Outing (First tee time is 9:38 AM .  Please arrive no later than 7:30 AM ).  ~ $59 per person.  It will be a 4-person scramble, best ball.  We can accomodate up to 120 golfers. 
To register, fill out the Golf Form (.pdf). [GOLF REGISTRTION FORM]

8:00 PM - Hall-of-Fame Induction Ceremony
Joe Battista (Penn State) and Jesse Hubenschmidt (Michigan-Dearborn)
SATURDAY 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM - General Session
SUNDAY 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM- Divisional Breakout Sessions
Where: Naples, Florida at the Naples Beach Resort & Hotel
What We Do: Discuss the past season and the future, vote on rule changes for the ACHA, network with other coaches, discuss ideas for the betterment of the ACHA, vote for next year's national tournament location, and more.   We also participate in the AHCA conference which all of the Head Coaches of the ACHA teams are members of and are welcome to participate in.
Who Should Attend: Ideally we would like at least one representative from each ACHA team to attend the ACHA meetings, though more are welcome.  However, only the head coaches and the other coaches who have joined the AHCA are able to attend the AHCA conference.
RSVP: To your Divisional Vice-President by Friday, April 4, 2008.  If you do not RSVP by this date, you and your program will be not be allowed to vote at the Annual Meeting, regardless of whether or not you show up at the Annual Meeting.  Only team officials designated on a team roster during the 2007-2008 season will be allowed voting privileges for that specific school. [RSVP LIST]
Agenda Items: Due to the Secretary, Jim Martin ( email by Sunday, March 30, 2008.  All details of your proposal, including the wording of any proposed bylaw or manual change should be noted, as well as any documentation you wish to distribute to the membership (ie .doc, .pdf, or .xls files) otherwise it may be stricken from the Agenda.
Voting Privileges: Will be allowed to 1 person per 1 school team.  Schools with multiple teams will only be allowed 1 vote per person in attendance (ie. if you you have a M2 and M3, you would need to bring 2 persons to the meeting to be allowed 2 votes.  If only 1 person comes, they would only be able to represent 1 of the teams).  Only team officials designated on a team roster during the 2007-2008 season will be allowed voting privileges for that specific school.  Any discrepancies will be evaluated by the ACHA Board of Directors.
Cost: The cost is $75 per representative.  The ACHA will cover the $75 fee for one (1) representative per school (for all school in good standing for the 2007-2008 season).  All other team representatives (including new ACHA teams for the 2008-2009 season) will be required to pay the $75 convention fee. (ie. if you were an ACHA school in 2007-2008 and bring 3 people to the meetings, your school will owe $150)
Flight Information: We recommend that you fly into Ft. Myers Airport rather than Naples. It is much cheaper and is about a 30-45 minute drive from the Meeting & Conference venue and host hotels.  Other possible airports to fly into are Miami, Ft. Lauderdale, Orlando, and Tampa/St. Petersburg.
Dates: Wednesday-Sunday, April 23-27, 2008
What Goes On: The Conference gives AHCA members a chance to network with other NCAA and ACHA coaches, attend breakout sessions with X's and O's as well as other good coaching information, vendor shows, and all social events.  Also available is the AHCA Coach of the Year Banquet. Head coaches may attend the banquet, while spouses/significant others/assistant coaches/team reps can attend by paying $35/ticket. The ACHA Men's Division 1 and Division 2 Coach of the Year award will be handed out at the AHCA Banquet. The event is a coat and tie affair.
Cost: Included in fee for ACHA Meetings.
You are welcome to attend anything listed on the agenda.
 Click here for .pdf of AHCA Convention Agenda [as of 04-15-2008]
Thursday, April 24, 2008
4:00-5:00 pm ACHA Board Meeting Goodland

Friday, April 25, 2008

8:00 am ACHA Golf Outing
(Sponsored by USA Hockey)
Naples Beach Golf Course
8:00-9:00 pm ACHA Hall-of-Fame Induction Celebration
[Joe Battista/Jesse Hubenschmidt]
(Sponsored by USA Hockey)
Saturday, April 26, 2008
10:00 am-4:00 pm ACHA General Meeting
[Click here for the General Session Agenda in pdf format]
(Sponsored by Sherwood and Northwest Designs)
Sunset Terrace
6:00-8:30 pm Coach of the Year Celebration (Sponsored by USA Hockey) River of Grass
Sunday, April 27, 2008
8:00 am-12:00 noon ACHA Men's Division 1  Breakout Meeting Immokalee
8:00 am-12:00 noon ACHA Men's Division 2  Breakout Meeting Immokalee
8:00 am-12:00 noon ACHA Men's Division 3  Breakout Meeting Immokalee
8:00 am-12:00 noon ACHA Womens Division Breakout Meeting Immokalee
1:00-2:00 pm Final ACHA Board Meeting



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