Maritime Football League
Bulletin Board

2017 MFL AGM Minutes 
Crossman Fitness Center, Moncton, N.B.
   
February 25, 2017 –Noon  

Meeting called to order at Noon by Commissioner Eric Sabean.  

Certification of Voters:

Moncton Mustangs: Jason Terris–JT

Capital Area Gladiators: Bobby McIntyre–BM

PEI Privateers-Richard Lush-RL

Saint John Wanderers: Scott McNamee–SM

Nova Scotia Buccaneers: Alan Wetmore-AM

Moved by CM, seconded by SM to certify the 5 voters above. Motion carried.  

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Motion to adopt the agenda by BM, seconded by SM. Motion carried.

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Executive Reports:  

Motion to approve minutes from 2016 AGM by SM, seconded by JT. Motion carried.

Commissioner’s report by Eric Sabean: No major problems during the season. Will stay on as Commissioner.

Financial report by Secretary-Treasurer Terry McIntyre: League had $2,579 in its bank account at the end of 2016. That is pretty much the minimum amount that league can have in case of unforeseen events.

No Conference reports. Officials report: Allison Gates from N.B. Barry DeBaie from N.S. in attendance. Discussed how they applied the Targeting Rule. Recommended we go to 6 man crews. Team conduct coaches will meet with referee at same time as head coach before games.

Motion to approve Executive Reports by SM, seconded by BM. Motion carried.

Team Reports

Saint John Wanderers: Status quo. Player numbers are good. Phil McGarvey back as head coach. Will play games at Shamrock. Charge $200 to play.

Capital Area Gladiators: Recruiting hard for upcoming season. Vince Sturgeon now the head coach. Games at Scotia North. Charge $200 to play.

Moncton Mustangs: Games at Rocky Stone. Charge $300 to play. Lots of player interest. Roger will televise home games.

P.E.I. Privateers: Richard Lush and Dave Clarke in charge of team. Recruiting hard. Have parted ways with some long time players. Tax has moved up north. May change team name. Games will be in Cornwall. Charge $300 to play.  

N.S. Buccaneers: Will have 4 coaches. Need to recruit different type of player. Will charge $350 this year. Looking for cheaper place to play home games.

Motion to approve Team Reports by JT, seconded by SM. Motion carried.  

MFL Hall of Fame:

Bobby McIntyre presented detailed proposal to create MFL HOF. Teams are in favour of doing this . Eric Sabean will chair a committee to finalize and implement.

Moncton will host a jamboree on May 13. $10 per player to attend. Teams need to notify participation by March 31.

Teams agreed to use local officials for all games including playoffs. 

Teams agreed to stay with 5 man crews for all games.

Constitution Amendments, Changes to By-Laws and Special Rules:  

No changes.   

Election of 2017 Executive

Commissioner: Eric Sabean
Secretary-Treasurer: Terry McIntyre
Deputy Commissioner, President-East: Dave Clarke
Deputy Commissioner, President-West: Chris Gaines  

Proposed Budget for 2017

Motion by RL, seconded by SM to approve the 2017 league budget as presented by Secretary-Treasurer, Terry McIntyre. Motion carried. Team deposits will be $3,600 for 2017.  

2017 Schedule

A draft 5 team schedule was presented with the season starting on May 27 and concluding on August 5. Teams have until March 15 to request changes.

Motion to adjourn the meeting at 4:00 pm by JT, seconded by RL. Motion carried.

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