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River Falls Youth Hockey Association Information

2022-2023 Season Registrations - Now Open!

2022-2023 Season Registration

Register your Mite through Bantam/14U Blackcat here

Learn to Skate Registration

New Skaters in RFYHA, ages 4-7 in RF, Ellsworth and Prescott

Preseason Clinic Skating

Led by our RF Boys and Girls Varsity Coaches in September in preparation for Tryouts!


Congratulations on a Successful 2021-2022 Season!

Completed Work:
 

Operations

  • Management restructured, efficient and fit for purpose board meetings; prioritizing strategy and change
  • Improved oversight and leadership with the inception of: 
    • Finance Committee
    • Bingo committee
    • Coaching and Player Development Committee (CPDC)
  • Defined the Operations Committee roles and responsibilities & org chart job descriptions
  • Successful Concession Operations improvements!
  • Successful program improvements to Advertising and Sponsorship
  • Online registration and payments including SportsEngine optimization
  • Updated logo in line with the HS and other youth programs
  • New Jerseys!

Building Maintenance

  • Parking lot repairs and resurface
  • Phase 1 painting in the Wildcat Centre
  • LED light installment

Fiscal Responsibility

  • Closing the financial gap achieved by combing goals across Operations Committees.  Goals were set in 2021 to recoup $45,000 in lost profit due to COVID impact
  • Process improvements to bookkeeping, financial reporting, cash handling procedures, reconciliation for online registration
  • Review of the 2017 Strategic Plan, and 2022 updates of our Strategic Plan for implementation
  • Successful prioritizing and programming improvements for Fundraising Operations
  • All member accounts are now in good standing
Ongoing Work:
 

Relationship Management

  • Meaningful steps toward mutually beneficial relationships with community stakeholders including the city of River Falls, the high school, and the University
  • Prioritized Blackcats program through a mutually beneficial relationship with Baldwin and marketing of the program
  • RFYHA “This is YOUR Rink” Culture campaign
  • Our RFYHA WAHA borders are respected and enforced in collaboration with bordering neighbor associations

Fiscal Responsibility

  • Budgeting and Financial planning           
  • Cash handling process improvements
  • Streamline communications
  • Modernizing, evolving, and improving the use of technology including RFYHA Google Workspace for nonprofits
  • Internet upgrade
  • RFYHA leadership succession planning

Building improvement projects

  • Phase 2 painting in the Wildcat Centre
  • Backwall
  • Electronic payments in concessions
  • Additional building projects under evaluation, planning, and budgeting process

ANNUAL MEETING & BOARD MEMBER ELECTIONS

2020-2021 Annual Board Meeting Presentation Slides

Elected and Continuing Board Members for 2021-2022

Kaylan Wilson, President
Jody Christensen, Vice President
Chad Flanagan, Treasurer
Nicole Ralston, Secretary
Paul Bloodhart, re-elected
Carrie Torgersen, re-elected
Hattie Ekholm, newly elected
Greg Leier, newly elected
Jon Wiech, newly elected 
Kristin Jepson
John Linehan
Catherine White