Kamloops Daily News Sports Editor Greg Drinnan made a comment recently that caught my attention, in his follow-up story (reproduced on his blog here) regarding the ongoing saga of underage drinking at the home of Kamloops Minor Hockey Association President Stan Burton, and the related mistreatment of whistle-blowers Ladd and Monica Malosk (emphasis my own):
According to the KMHA’s website, from which its bylaws recently disappeared, its second vice-president is Kelly Brandt. Brandt is a friend of the Maloskis and was in their home the evening of the party. She has since removed herself from the appeal committee.
Hamilton was appointed the committee’s chairman at a Nov. 26 board meeting. He is the KMHA’s midget director. It was a midget team that held the party in the home of the KMHA president.
And around and around it goes.
In addition to Mr. Drinnan's implication that the apparent conflicts of interest at the KMHA might adversely affect the both Maloskis and the overall handling of the affair, the reference to the removal from the Kamloops Minor Hockey Association web site of the association's bylaws piqued my interest.
So, after a little investigation, here is a pdf image of the KMHA bylaws as they were posted on the KMHA web site back in 2004. I expect that like many other community organizations the KMHA has probably made changes to the bylaws since 2004; in fact, the page from which this document was originally available on the KMHA web site indicated a prospective amendment, but I can't seem to find information about that - or any subsequent - amendment.
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