Good afternoon. I was hoping to get this done earlier in November. Unfortunately the City meetings were held late this year compared to last year, not to mention I have been away on business most of November. The following will bring you up all up to date.
On September 28th, 29th BIMF entered three teams in the Hamilton Rosedale Tournament. I am pleased to inform you the Blue team went undefeated defending Burlington's previous win by the Red team of 2012. It was nice to see the tournament expand this year with an additional 4 teams.
October 4th returned all keys and submitted our reconciliation for the year and diamond requests.
On October 9th met with Cale and Robert to discuss some ideas they had on marketing and tournaments for next year. We each took a project away to work on and will report ideas to all of you at the AGM. Between October 4th and November 16th have met with, contacted and/or e-mailed 10 other leagues and 4 other teams to discuss tournaments and exhibition games. I will bring the information to the AGM.
October 29th attended at City Hall (6:30-9 pm) the City year end recreational parks and facility user meeting. I will bring a copy of those minutes to the AGM. This meeting was long but informative and resulted in a second meeting as group users asked to be invited to the finance meetings. One item I will touch upon. The recreational parks department put in a report to council in 2012 to put a freeze on increases for the next few years. Well that didn't happen so we asked why. City Councillor Jack D. on a lone quite night in council said we need revenue, and as such motioned to raise our rates again. With no representation in chamber to defend the motion he won.
On November 21st attended at the new Haber facility (6:30-9 pm) The finance meeting regarding capital expenditures and improvement projects. I will bring a copy to the AGM.
On November 22nd requested an update from the city to finish our report on our year end reconciliation statement and to inquire why we have not received our diamond user request forms for 2014.
On November 25th I received confirmation it has been completed and I have booked an appointment next Thursday to review and compare there numbers and schedule dates.
Once these reports are completed I will complete the financial statements for the AGM.
Executive members, I suggest we set the AGM for a day or evening between Friday January 10th and Sunday the 18th. This should give the executive plenty of time as majority of the work for next year is done. Please feel free to provide any feedback. I direct you to the web site, Rob has space for this and items you want to address at the AGM.
Take care gents and on behalf of the executive we look forward to a solid turnout at the AGM and for god sake's some more new blood with fresh ideas and please no cases of whineatitus.