The Canadian Hockey Association's 2002 Annual General Meeting was held in Toronto, ON. The event and official website were hosted by the Ontario Hockey Federation from May 17-21, 2002.

Ammendments to Regulations


Amendments to Articles

AMENDMENT TO: ARTICLE NO. 4 - Definition of an Amateur
SUBMITTED BY: Constitution Committee

OLD WORDING:
4. The term "amateur" as defined from time to time by the Association.
A) An amateur hockey player is one who has not participated in organized professional hockey, or if a player has so participated, has been reinstated to amateur status;
B) A professional hockey player, upon application to the CHA shall be reinstated upon approval by the President of this Association.

NEW WORDING:
(A) An amateur hockey player is one who is not participating in organized professional hockey.
(B) Delete

RATIONALE FOR CHANGE:
The CHA no longer grants reinstatements.


Amendments to By Laws

AMENDMENT TO: BY LAW 300 and 301 - Dues
SUBMITTED BY: CHA Officers

OLD WORDING:
300 Each Branch shall pay, annually on or before April 1st, to the Vice-President, Finance of this Association a membership fee of $500.00.
301 Each Branch shall pay an annual assessment which shall be determined by the Board of Directors of this Association. An interim payment, based on 50 per cent of the current year's assessment, will become due and payable to the CHA on December 1 with the remainder becoming due and payable on April 1.

NEW WORDING:
300 Delete this paragraph
301 301 Each Branch shall pay an annual participant membership assessment which shall be determined by the Board of Directors of this Association. An interim payment, based on 50 per cent of the current year's assessment, will become due and payable to the CHA on December 1 with the remainder becoming due and payable on April 1.

RATIONALE FOR CHANGE:
To consolidate the membership fee and the participant assessment currently being collected. This would be subject to the Financial Stabilization Plan being approved.


Housekeeping Amendments

AMENDMENT TO: Existing CHA BY-Laws and Regulations
SUBMITTED BY: Constitution Committee

OLD WORDING:
Miscellaneous, see CHA Handbook

NEW WORDING:
1. Change where necessary, Canadian Inter-University Athletic Union (CIAU) with Canadian Inter-University Sports (CIS)

2. Article 5.11.(I) should now read as: Hockey New Brunswick, which shall have jurisdiction over the Province of New Brunswick. (subject to membership approval)

3. Article 5.11.(K) should now read as: Hockey Nova Scotia , which shall have jurisdiction over the Province of Nova Scotia.

4. Article 5.11.(L) should now read as: Hockey Newfoundland and Labrador, which shall have jurisdiction over the Province of Newfoundland and Labrador.

5. Article 5.11.(M) should now read as: Hockey North, which shall have jurisdiction over the Northwest Territories and over the Nunavut Territories.

6. By-Law 8.806.b
b. The ballots shall be given to the secretary who shall assign one point to the last nominee on each ballot and two points to the second last so that the first nominee will receive a number of points equal to the number of nominees certified for selection.
Rationale: existing wording is unclear.

7. By-Law 9.906.a
a. The expenses of the Officers of this Association, the Representative from the Canadian Hockey League, the Athlete Representatives, and the Association's Representatives from each Council, ….
Rationale: the absence of mention that their expenses are covered at our meetings is an oversight and not reflective of the current practice.

8. Regulation B.1 - include the wording approved last year for the age change.

9. Regulation F.43 - Delete (The reference is to E.62. and E.64 which do not exist.)

10. Regulation H.8.f ii should now read as follows:(ii) Junior players who become over-age as a result of league self-imposed age restrictions, whether part of a club or not, shall, for the purpose of interpreting this regulation be deemed free agents as of November 1 of the current season.
Rationale: E 63 does not exist as a reference

11. Regulation H.8.h - Delete (The reference is to B. 11-13, which do not exist.)

12. CHA Order of Merit Regulation #9 should now read as follows:
One award winner from the four Atlantic Branches.
One award winner from the four Central Branches and one award winner from the five Western Branches may be selected annually.

13. Trophies p.148
o #13 Change Central Canada to Central Region
o #14 Change Atlantic Canada to Atlantic Region
o #16 Change Eastern Canada to Atlantic Region
o # 21 Change Western Hockey League Cup to Western Bantam Championship Cup
o #23 Change Western Branches to Western and Pacific Regions and delete the words in brackets.
o #24 Change Household Cup to Ontario Pee Wee Championship Cup
o #25 Delete
o Add following #20 Ontario Hockey League Cup for the Bantam AAA championship of Ontario
o Add following # 1 Don Rathgeber Cup for the Senior AAA Championship of the Western Region.
o Add following #1 Doug Mackenzie Cup for the Senior AAA Championship of the Pacific Region.

14. History Section, p. 157
Conclude the history after the first paragraph on page 158. If possible add after that paragraph a listing of the years the various Branches joined the CHA.
The remainder of this section is part of our web site's history pages and this can be expanded to record our various domestic and international championship histories and trophy winners.