Sarnia Hockey Association hosted their Annual General Meeting on Monday April 1, 2014 and used the occasion to recognize the
outstanding coaches, managers and volunteers who contributed to the 2013-14 season. The evening was extra special as Sarnia
Minor Hockey also introduced their first Life Member; longtime volunteer Ruth Ann
Most people currently involved on the Board of Directors can't think of a position or role that Ruth Ann has not held or helped with over the years. “She’s been around since the beginning" said Chairperson Mike Johnson.
Ruth Ann was born and raised in Moore Township. Following University, she became a teacher with the Lambton Board of Education. With husband Lloyd, she supported sons as they played fastball, baseball, ball and ice hockey. She was an active member of the SMAA hockey mothers in the mid 80’s and in 1989 became the Chairperson of that group. In 1991, she was elected chairperson of SMAA hockey. She held that position until amalgamation with ESMAA. In 1993, she became the local representative of the Minor Hockey Alliance of Ontario. After amalgamation, she became the Ice Scheduler for SHA for representative ‘AA’ and ‘A’ teams. During this time, in 1993, she was active organizing an in-line hockey program which ran out of Pt. Edward. She was actively involved with the Lambton ‘AAA’ organization. She was also active with a committee that selects RBC scholarship winners nominated from local hockey teams. She has actively worked as a timekeeper for SHA tournaments including Silver Stick. She is also active in other non-profit groups including Sarnia Little Theater and the local Optimist club. Because of their work in hockey and in-line hockey, she along with husband Lloyd was elected as life members of the SMAA. She and Lloyd were also elected to the Sarnia/Lambton Hall of Fame.
Ruth Ann raised 4 boys all of whom were involved in minor hockey in Sarnia and thought nothing of giving of her time to help, even after her boys had long graduated from the Association.
On behalf of ALLIANCE Hockey and Sarnia Minor Hockey, RUTH ANN WINDOVER - we thank you!
Ruth Ann is the first volunteer to be given life membership in Sarnia Hockey Association.
Ruth Ann is pictured above with Kelly Lane, Secretary and Mike Johnson, Chairperson