REMINDER July 30 Annual Meeting
From Stuart Simms on Jul 24, 2020

This is a reminder that the Annual Election Meeting is scheduled to be held on Thursday 30 July 2020 starting at 7:00pm using the GoToMeeting application.

The SHOA By-Laws stipulate that in order to be eligible to vote you must be an Active member by midnight on the eve of the Annual Election Meeting. There are two ways in which a member is considered Active:
1) Worked game assignments for SHOA for a minimum of one year, and worked 100 SHOA assignments in the current fiscal year, and attended 1 general membership meeting excluding the Annual Election Meeting, OR,
2) Worked game assignments for SHOA for one year, attended 2 meetings excluding the Annual Election Meeting and worked 25 or more SHOA assignments.
The SHOA By-Laws also have the following provision:
Members who have an officiating assignment which conflicts with attendance at a membership meeting, shall receive credit for an excused absence, provided that there shall be no more than one (1) excused absence credited per fiscal year.
SHOA held General Membership Meetings on 24 September 2019, 22 October 2019, 19 November 2019, 17 December 2019, 21 January 2020 and 18 February 2020.
You may supply evidence of a game/meeting conflict (i.e. a copy of the game listing in Arbiter) to the Secretary via email Secretary@shoarefs.org

CANCELED 28 July General Membership Meeting
From Stuart Simms on Jul 17, 2020

The General Membership Meeting originally scheduled for 28 July has been CANCELED.

CANCELED 23 July Special Meeting
From Stuart Simms on Jul 17, 2020

The Special Meeting originally scheduled for 23 July has been CANCELED.

Special Meeting 23 July 2020 Update
From Stuart Simms on Jul 16, 2020

Members the virtual Special Meeting to be held via GoToMeeting at 7pm on Thursday 23 July 2020 is for the purposes of discussing By-Laws proposals distributed via email on 4 July.

July 30 Annual Meeting
From Stuart Simms on Jul 16, 2020

The delayed 2020 Annual Meeting will take place starting at 7pm Thursday 30 July 2020 via the GoToMeeting app. You will need GoToMeeting in order to attend, the meeting will be virtual only.

July 28 General Membership Meeting
From Stuart Simms on Jul 16, 2020

An in person General Membership Meeting has been scheduled for 7:30pm Tuesday 28 July at American Legion Post 86 located at 2013 Viers Mill Rd., Rockville, MD 20851

Special Meeting 23 July 2020
From Stuart Simms on Jul 16, 2020

A virtual Special Meeting is scheduled for 23 July 2020 starting at 7:00pm using the GoToMeeting app.

Rink Re-openings (as of 6/21)
From William Hughes III on Jun 21, 2020

Rinks are re-opening at different phases, dates, and company comfort levels with a limited number of adult games as is usually the case during summer. See their websites for the latest information. The rink schedulers will be putting out information with specifics.

Tier II youth tryouts will trigger most of the youth re-openings, though some youth house programs may open later in the summer. We will post that as soon as we get the information from our clients.

Note:
* Must sign RINK waiver in addition to SHOA waiver.
** Must sign waiver and have temperature checked going in.

Print, sign and bring waiver with you to speed the process in a line.


Maryland
Hagerstown* 6/19 Adult league
Frederick TBD after 6/22
Ice World - TBD early July
Piney Orchard - TBD Fall
The Gardens -- TBD Fall

Virginia
Prince William** 6/15 Adult leagues reform, start after 7/4
The St. James TBD 7/15
Reston TBD July
Ashburn TBD July
Haymarket TBD July

March 18 GMM Postponed
From Stuart Simms on Mar 13, 2020

The 18 March General Membership Meeting has been postponed, below is a message from SHOA President, Bill Hughes:
Members,
The next general membership meeting is slated for 18 March at The Gardens Ice House in Laurel. Coming out of the season it's often a meeting with a lot of stories from the run to the playoffs and the playoffs themselves. We also get to congratulate those who were selected for national and other major tournaments. As well as discuss several normal end-of-year issues leading to the elections in May.

While we have several business issues to discuss, most importantly we must consider a disciplinary case that likely will have ramifications as
to how the SHOA operation runs going forward. We need every voting eligible, active member to attend, hear the case and vote on the outcome. The
Secretary is working on that list now.

Unfortunately, we've all seen and heard the news about the Coronavirus. There is no need to get into the politics or science of it. Like many other organizations USAH and SHOA are being impacted. Simply stated, that out of an abundance of caution for the group congregating in a small space, we're postponing the meeting.

The Secretary will try to confirm The Gardens Ice House at Laurel for 735pm 7 April following the yoga class in order to have space for a larger crowd or identify an alternate location if we can't get the group to give up time.
We will push down the April meeting by then.

I hope to see you then.

Semper,
Bill Hughes

March 18 General Membership Meeting
From Stuart Simms on Feb 29, 2020

The March SHOA General Membership Meeting has been scheduled for 7:30pm Wednesday 18 March 2020. The meeting will take place at The Gardens Ice House
13800 Old Gunpowder Rd, Laurel, MD 20707. We will be meeting upstairs in the same room we've traditionally used.

February 18 GMM Note
From on Feb 23, 2020

The General Membership Meeting scheduled for 18 February 2020 did not occur due to a lack of a Quorum. 13 Active members, of which 5 are Board members, and one Associate member will receive credit for attending. 10 non-Board members are required for a Quorum.

February 18 GMM Note
From Stuart Simms on Feb 21, 2020

The General Membership Meeting scheduled for 18 February 2020 did not occur due to a lack of a Quorum. 13 Active members, of which 5 are Board members, and one Associate member will receive credit for attending. 10 non-Board members are required for a Quorum.

Mar 13, 2020
March 18 GMM Postponed
Feb 21, 2020
February 18 GMM Note
Feb 21, 2020
February 18 GMM Note
Jan 12, 2019
February 12 General Member Meeting
Dec 19, 2018
January 15 General Member Meeting
Jul 30, 2020
July 30 Annual Meeting
Jul 30, 2020
REMINDER July 30 Annual Meeting
Jul 28, 2020
July 28 General Membership Meeting
Jul 28, 2020
CANCELED 28 July General Membership Meeting
Jul 23, 2020
Special Meeting 23 July 2020