To the Editor:
After the June 1st Thompson Minor Hockey Association meeting of the board of directors it is quite apparent why there has been such angst and utter frustration amongst the hockey community throughout the 2008-2009 season. I attended last week's meeting to serve the TMHA in my respective capacity as novice program director. Regardless of my mood or state of being, I would expect the same from the president of the board. I would also suggest that questions be accepted as methods of clarification rather than as a means to threaten.
Furthermore, I find it very disappointing that several members of the TMHA, the board of directors and the like find that it is more important to deal with irrelevant, unimportant matters instead of dealing with the priorities at hand. Let me be very clear. I have decided to volunteer and serve on the TMHA board of directors for two reasons:
To serve the TMHA members best interests with regard to hockey in the community of Thompson, while keeping the players' best interests at the forefront;
To hopefully assist the TMHA Board of Directors in cleaning up the disgusting mess (poor decision-making, inclusivity, lack of transparency, etc) the last board has left behind and be part of a properly run executive.
I encourage all members of the TMHA to reassess their reason(s) for involvement with hockey in this community. Let's get back to fair play, transparency, and civility in both the boardroom and the hockey arena.
With respect for all players and parents,