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$50 BOND explained
Submitted By Keith on Saturday, November 3, 2018
 TMHI Bond Explained For those that are unaware, Tillsonburg Minor Hockey Inc. is run by a board of directors consisting of 14 volunteers.

This year we have added a mandatory $50 "Bond" from each family (completely refundable)

Read on to discover the details...




 The Board members are responsible for organizing nearly 500 youth hockey players, and nearly 1000 parents. 
These duties include things such as balancing a nearly $300,000 budget, scheduling ice time with practices and games, arranging for travel permits, insurance, equipment, jerseys, fundraisers, etc.

The TMHI board of directors still maintains focus on one key area… Teaching and watching our local youth grow into skilled athletes.
In recent years, this Board of Directors has taken on the burden of large wish list requests from our athletes and families, as well as a larger demand for more hockey. This (as it turns out) is a much larger job then what 14 volunteers can handle. 


  For this reason, we began to explore other towns and hockey centers.  What we discovered was an environment where many families were contracted to put in time in order to register their child. 

In each of these centers, we found a group of adults who grew as a community.  A group who got involved and made their centers flourish! These centers did this in the form of a “Bounty” (Bond) A $150.00 fee paid up front, which was 100% refundable once one parent of an athlete contributed just 2 hours of volunteer time. 

The TMHI Board has tried to avoid this route for a few years.  Last year we attempted to PAY people to help with tournaments, we’ve offered incentives, and we’ve sent out letters asking for help. Unfortunately, even with all of the above attempted, we have had no luck. It is for this reason that we are rolling out this years “bond” as a $50.00 trial.
This is a $50.00 fee that should be collected by a team manager in the form of a post-dated cheque, or a “promissory note”.  This money is NOT a fee.  It is a “deposit” and is 100% refundable (meaning we will cancel the cheque) once each parent has fulfilled their volunteer duties. Should you not be able to provide a cheque or volunteer hours, we will work with you to add the owed amount to the following years registration. 

It is important to this board that this bond is not looked upon as an additional fee, but more as a plea for help and involvement. Some of you (us) may be too busy and wish to simply add the $50 to the yearly costs, and that is ok as well. For those of you wishing to not incur the $50 bounty, we encourage you to speak with your team manager to sign up for any number of jobs between now and April. These jobs may include such things as… "Stuffing gift bags for tournaments "·         Sitting behind a sign up desk for tournaments ·         Helping to organize equipment rooms ·         Helping to set up or serve pizza / drinks at annual year end party ·         Helping to organize volunteer appreciation night ·         Creating a slide show (1 parent only) for awards night ·         Seeking a sponsor or tournament vendor to assist TMHI ·         Playing music during tournament games ·         

Simply watching a tournament game and picking MVP players from other centers The above list are examples of where the TMHI board requires assistance.  There will be a sign up list of activities and areas where we require help, along with dates and times. 

It is our hope that many of you can find 2 spare hours in the next 6 months to get involved and make the Tillsonburg Minor Hockey a great and fun center! Coaches, Managers, TMHI “Hockey Moms” are all considered volunteers and do not need to participate 

Should you have any questions or concerns, please direct them to [email protected] Team managers will hand out a list of participations sheets within the next 2 weeks. Thank you to all
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