Well, we celebrate a lot of “1st’s” here at FHA – first time on the ice, first time two FHA teams play against each other, first child being born…
How about this – OUR FIRST TIER II STATE CHAMPIONSHIP! We have come close several times over the last 4 years. But on Saturday, March 8th, at approximately 12:45pm, the final horn sounded on a victory unlike any other that our program has experienced.
Our Bantam AA team, led by Coaches Klee, Rodell and Bucher, finished off an amazing State Championship Tournament by beating Littleton 3-0. Together with between 150 and 200 FHA Flyers fans in attendance, a celebration took place that was both on the ice and in the stands, both sweet to watch and loud to hear.
Congratulations to all of the players, coaches, and family members who participated in this tremendous accomplishment. This team now travels to New Jersey in early April to attend the National Tournament, and we are sure that it will be another experience never to forget.
Boys, you are not done yet. Prepare with passion over the next few weeks, play with confidence and pride, represent the Flyers, and know that you have an entire Association behind you, rooting for you. You have set the bar high, and our program now will work even harder to achieve this kind of success across the board.
While we will have more of these in the future, there will always only be one “1st”… Congratulations to our Bantam AA team!
President FHA Board of Directors
2014-2015 Board of Directors Nominations are HERE!
From the President’s Desk:
Hello Flyer Families, well it is that time of year again to speak about getting involved and giving back. For those of you who do not know, other than Scott Smith (our Hockey Director) and Renee McQuinn (our Office Administrator), we are an all volunteer-run Board of Directors and Executive Committee.
Every year, a new Board is elected by the membership. Directors for Under 8, Squirt, Pee Wee, Bantam, Midget, House and Coaching are nominated, complete business plans to help you decide who you would like to head those positions, and then are voted on by their respective members within that Age Group or Coaching group.
Those member-elected positions are then responsible for choosing the next executive committee (President, Vice President, and Treasurer) through an interview and election process.
All of this begins during this month of March, where calls for nominations are sent out to all interested parties. Acceptance of nominees closes on April 4th, the nominees and their business plans and biographies are then loaded on to the FHA Website on April 7th, and are open for consideration. On April 8th, electronic ballots are emailed to all members, voting takes place on-line through a constant contact survey/election, and voting ends on April 21st at 5:00pm. On April 23rd, the newly elected Board of Directors is then announced to the membership, and their term begins on May 1st.
Beginning on April 1, a call for nominations takes place for Officers of the Executive Committee, closing on May 1st. All nominees are then interviewed during the May Board Meeting by the newly elected Board of Directors, and new Officers are then elected.
We have a wonderful program here at FHA. That only happens, however, because of the generosity of those people who contribute their time and talent to the running of this association. Throughout the year, it is easy for members to find something that upsets them, or something that is inconvenient for them, and they voice that opinion. The difficult part is coming to the table with a solution, and being willing to invest the time to be on the team to fix what is broken, grow what works, and continue to make this association the best possible place for its members and their two most prized possessions – their children and their money.
That time is now. If you have ever considered serving in any of these capacities, get your name thrown into the hat. It is not always fun, it is not always easy, but it is always necessary, and can be very rewarding.
Many of you will have questions about what a particular job entails. We do have general job descriptions in our Bylaws, Policies and Procedures which are located on our Website under BOD Documents. Your best resource, through, would be to talk to the current board members to get their opinions of the good, the bad, the ugly, and the time requirements.
Your program runs better when its members have different skill sets and different personalities from which to choose. The more nominees we have vying for your votes, the better the candidates who will win your votes. Consider yourselves on notice! Get involved, give back, and become part of the team.
If you are interested, please complete the Nomination Form, complete the Business Plan Questions and include a short Biography, and send those to Renee McQuinn at
President FHA Board of Directors