Word from the President - Pat Harrington

Congratulations to the Cleveland Monsters on a great playoff run!!

This last year, to say the least, has been a test. As a Club we have had to deal with challenges and that has caused us to make changes and evaluate whether these changes would meet our needs. Some of the changes we made worked well and oth-ers not as well.

But as a whole we had members with new ideas and new ways to organize and carry out the ideas. We made additional monies and had successful events: the Scholar-ship Awards dinner; designed and had new Club apparel made; revised the Extra Ef-fort Awards program; and had a great trip to Syracuse. Also, we assisted Halloran Park’s hockey program to become more stable with a cash donation and equipment to outfit the players. All in all, it was a good transition, now we have to build on our successes.

Last but not least, on behalf of the CHBC I want to personally thank the Cleveland Monsters and in particular Pam Frasco, Jock Callander and Tony Brown, for their support of the Club. For without them we would not have had the success we did this year.

I want to on behalf of the Club wish our new president the best of luck and offer her all our cooperation.

MEMBERSHIP NEWS - Christine Uhrin

The Cleveland Hockey Booster club now has a total of 105 registered members for the 2018-2019 hockey season.

Welcome to Dennis Moehring who joined this month!

Remember you can reach me at chbcmembership@yahoo.com with any membership related ques-tions you may have!!

From the Treasurer - Len Matlock

Did you know that The Cleveland Hockey Booster Club awarded scholarships totaling $15,300.00 at our scholarship banquet on April 9th? Did you know that we also supported various charitable causes by making donations throughout our fiscal year, which ends on May 31st?

Did you know that during a specified general meeting each year, the Club reaches out to Club Mem-bers for their donation suggestions? Did you know the May meeting may be your time to make a donation suggestion for your favorite charity? I am asking you to come to the May 14th general meeting with donation suggestions and your eye on helping others. We are looking for charitable organizations which are important to you, your family, or your close friends. Your reasons do not have to be divulged. Your suggested organizations will be voted on at the May meeting, and please bring their mailing address and web address to the meeting.

Our Club members work diligently all year with various fund-raising activities in order to bring funds into the Club. We continue to enhance and work to make our scholarship banquet a larger fund-raiser. We continue to look for new fund-raising suggestions. Given our awarded scholarships and contributions to charities, you can see why fund-raising throughout the year, as well as your gracious donation suggestions at the May meeting, are important to the Club. In keeping with our policy of supporting hockey and other charitable causes, we continue to be a giving and caring organization. Please help the Cleveland Hockey Booster Club help others. Thank you for your continued support and suggestions. Did you know others are counting on us?

To give you an idea of the breadth of your suggestions at last year’s specified meeting in March 2018 (for fiscal year ended May 31, 2018), we donated money to and supported your favorite organi-zations as follows: Tri-County Hockey, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Ronald McDonald House of Cleveland, Autism Speaks, The Foundation Fighting Blindness, Hospice of The Western Reserve, National MS Society, and American Diabetes Association.

Dinner - by David Uhrin

On April 9th 2019, at The Woodside Events Center in Broadview Heights, months of planning, fundraising , essay evaluations, and preparations culminated in the signature event on the Cleveland Hockey Booster Club calendar. While the club works hard all year to raise funds for various Northeast Ohio charities and groups, scholarship season is the most rewarding and most extensive outreach program in the club’s portfolio. With the help of a generous gift from the Cleveland Monsters Community fund and monetary and raffle donations collected throughout the year, the club celebrates the accomplishments of several graduating high school seniors who learned , played, and grew In hockey programs across the region. The long hours put in by club members is beyond worth it to honor our winners who not only maintain excellence and leadership on the ice, but in the classroom as well.

Led by Meagan Mathias, the scholarship committee reached out to coaches and teams to find interested student athletes. The students submitted essays along with a letter of recommendation from their coach. The committee evaluated each submission and looked for players that stood out in terms of leadership and stewardship at their school and in their communities.

The evening started with some words from our emcee, none other than Monsters broadcaster Tony Brown and our club president Pat Harrington. Dinner followed along with conversation and chances to purchase raffle tickets for a wide array of baskets donated by local groups, teams, and individuals. In attendance were Nathan Gerbe, Calvin Thurkauf, and Jean-Francois Berube from the Cleveland Monsters along with guests from the Monsters front office, and friends from Cleveland’s Halloran Park hockey club!

$15,300 was given out in scholarships to our 5 winners including the evenings top award, The Matthew Shlonsky Memorial Scholarship.

The evening concluded with over 25 raffle baskets, a money wheel, and autographed jerseys from Baker Mayfield and Francisco Lindor being raffled off to happy winners!

We thank everyone that attended and assisted with this great event. The following pages high-light a magical evening. Congratulations to our winners, there's no doubt they will continue to make us proud!

Matthew Castro Shlonsky Memorial Scholarship Winner –

Jackson Carrell - From Walsh Jesuit High School – The University of Akron,$3,600.00

First Place – Bryan Weaver – From Midview High School - University of Toledo, $3,300.00

Second Place – Morgan Miller – From Gilmour Academy – Gustavus Adolphus, $3,100.00

Third Place – Bryn Watkins – From Brecksville-Broadview Heights High School – College Unknown, $2,800.00

Fourth Place – Kyle Haddon – From Orange High School – College Unknown, $2,500.00

Thank you to Jay Hillegas for being our CHBC photographer this year and for the special event.