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House League Convenors
Submitted By Karen Pike on Thursday, July 26, 2018
Convenors are a vital part of our volunteer organization. They are the eyes and ears of the league for their divisions -  helping organize teams at the beginning of the season, managing game days, and ensuring the season wraps up successfully at Championship Week.

The primary role for the convenor is to monitor the games for their division, so the time commitment is 3-4 hours per week depending upon the size of the division. We are introducing new electronic game sheet technology this season that will simplify game days for the convenors. No more paper game sheets or entering game statistics!

You will have the support of the House League Executive team throughout the season. Should any problems arise, you will not be asked to manage them on your own. Coverage for vacations or tournament absences are arranged with the rest of the convenor team.

This is an excellent way for parents who perhaps don’t feel comfortable coaching to have a positive impact on the hockey experience of all the kids in a division. Many convenors move up age groups year after year as their child progresses through their minor hockey career.

Please see the attached House League Convenor Role Description for additional information.

Here are a few thoughts from current convenors on their experience:

· I have been a convenor for twenty years.  It is wonderful to enjoy hockey, do something worth while and see the young players grow and develop over the years.

· As a non-parent volunteer, I am a Convenor for both a love of the game and a pride in my Club, my Town, and the kids that play our great game. The sense of accomplishment and satisfaction at seeing the joy when the kids hit the ice, watching them grow and develop, both as players and as people, is indescribable. Being a Convenor is a big job, with big rewards, and every kids smile makes it worth every single moment!

· A great way to follow the different kids as they progress through their minor hockey house league career and see them improve year after year. Building relationships with coaches, parents and players which turn into friendships for years after the hockey has stopped.

It feels right to give back to the community that I am a part of by volunteering my time and helping out with kids who are learning and having fun playing hockey. Everyone should do some kind of volunteer work to do their part in giving back to the place we live in.

· I’ve been with my son’s age group since his first year in IP. It’s been a very rewarding experience to see the kids grow and progress as hockey players and young men.

We’d love to have you join the ranks of our volunteer convenors. Positions are available in most age groups and divisions:

·  IP White

·  Novice - Red/White

·  Minor Atom - Red

·  Atom - White/Blue

·  Minor Peewee – White

·  Peewee – White 

·  Midget - White

If you are interested, please complete the ORHC Volunteer Application here.

Please do not hesitate to contact any of us if you have any questions.

Thank you

Lauren Caringi, Jaime Volk, Greg Ruddell

ORHC HL Vice Presidents




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