What is RRMHA’s vision?
- RRMHA’s Constitution and Policies outline our vision. In summary, it is RRMHA’s “commitment to do everything in its capacity to ensure that every child in from St. Malo, St. Pierre and the Municipality of Desalaberry who desires to participate in minor hockey has the opportunity to do so. By working more cooperatively, our communities can not only ensure that each child has the opportunity to play hockey, but will also ensure the viability of the arenas in both St. Pierre-Jolys and St. Malo.”
- Its Aims and Objectives are:
- To develop the youth by offering a recreational and athletic curriculum which promotes, encourage, and teaches social and athletic skills, discipline, teamwork and camaraderie.
- To ensure that all youth, regardless of their ability, sex, race and color or age will be provided the opportunity to participate in amateur hockey.
What are RRMHA’s goals for 2017-2018 season?
- RRMHA will continue to strive towards effective and timely communication and to be transparent in everything we do. We want to ensure all your questions are answered, concerns addressed and ideas and suggestions heard.
- Financial Responsibility
- RRMHA will ensure responsible spending to ensure financial viability and to keep our fees affordable
- Player/Coach Development
- One of RRMHA’s top priorities for years to come is to develop our players and coaches so we can grow and have success as an organization and individuals.
- RRMHA will be investing in some much needed equipment with special emphasis on goalie equipment.
Why was there a surplus last year?
- Historically, the RRMHA has either made or lost a small profit each year. Over the past few years it ranged from approximately +$6000 or -$6000.
- The Association has always seemed to carryover approximately $18000 of retained earnings to ensure financial viability.
- Last year was definitely an anomaly with the Association clearing approximately $26000.00, $20,000 over previous years. With the retained earnings of the previous year of approximately $17800.00, our current equity statement reads approximately $43000.00.
- A recent review of our Income and Expense statement attributed the majority of the surplus to an increase in registration fees including outside unanticipated players joining some of our teams. Unused practice and game ice also contributed to the surplus.
What will you do with the surplus money?
- With player development being one of RRMHA’s major objectives moving forward, the association will invest in various player development camps and required practice equipment.
- We are pleased to announce that RRMHA has partnered with an external player evaluation software company. This will expedite the fall evaluation process and bring transparency and fairness. The software can also be used throughout the season to help coaches address specific player development gaps and monitor progress.
- RRMHA has also committed in investing in much needed goalie equipment
How are the fees calculated?
- Every year, the RRMHA board sits down to review previous year financial reports to understand the previous season performance. It then attempts to project revenue by considering many factors from Initiation registration to how many teams will be formed. Then, expenses are also guesstimated based on previous years as well as foreseeable spending/investing. Expenses vary from year to year depending on several factors but a budget is set in order to control spending and forecast total expenses. From there the board, sets the fees based on a loss/profit projection.